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Reciprocity

Get Out of Yourself

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lustbader

One of the chief cruelties of depression is how it encloses us in a dark tunnel, a space that doesn't extend beyond the borders of ourselves, our thwa...

Samantha Lachman

Nevada GOP Pushes New Gun Law Reminiscent Of 'Stand Your Ground'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Nevada state Senate committee considered a controversial package of gun-rights provisions on Wednesday, just a day before the third an...

Campfires, Socialism, and Multi-Level Selection

Joel Tauber | Posted 04.12.2015 | Arts
Joel Tauber

I'm certainly grateful that I have biological impulses to act altruistically, but I'm also aware that I can't rely on them. They won't free me of the fundamental conflict between altruism and selfishness that is wired into my DNA, and they won't enable me to reach beyond my current limitations.

Green Roadmap; Not Silk Road: Kazakhstan's (renewed) Role in World Affairs

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 02.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Kazakhstan can offer a much more visible contribution to international peace and prosperity. This country needs to be called upon to play a stronger and more active role in the mediation of interests between the United States (U.S.) and the European Union (E.U.), on one side, and Russia and the Middle East, on the other.

Why Marriage Is For Losers

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 02.02.2014 | Weddings
Kelly M. Flanagan

In marriage, losing is letting go of the need to fix everything for your partner, listening to their darkest parts with a heartache rather than a solution. It's being even more present in the painful moments than in the good times.

Why You Shouldn't Say 'You're Welcome'

Adam Grant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

The script is so deeply ingrained that you don't even need to think about it. When you do a favor, and someone says "thank you," the automatic response is "you're welcome." But according to one leading psychologist, this isn't the best choice of words.

The Question of Bribery

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

When we offer to do something children want in return for helping us when they would rather be doing something else, this is not always a bribe. It can also be an expression of appreciation and an opportunity to teach the importance of reciprocity.

The Gifts of Giving

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The greatest strength that we possess does not come from money, from fame, from influence, from glory, or from any of the trappings of power that most of us spend vast amounts of time and energy pursuing.

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (May 31-June 6)

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of disappointment, karma, and reciprocity for you to ponder and practice this week.

Chris Cox's Failed Argument for Forced Concealed Carry

Cliff Schecter | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

If you live in a state that has common-sense laws for the issuance of a carry permit, consider that only 35 states require some type of training, certification or time at the firing range to carry a loaded, concealed weapon.

An Inconvenient Truth: She's Made You a Second-Tier Friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 09.26.2011 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, I've been friends with a woman for about four years now. As time progressed, we became closer, or so I thought. We both moved h...

The Unspoken Rule Of Reciprocity

Amy Chan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Chan

There is an unspoken rule of reciprocity that people either a) respect and participate in, b) are oblivious to, or c) choose to ignore.

A volatile mix of work and friendship

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Dr. Levine, I'm 28 years old and have had a major relationship bust up. I worked for someone named Risa on and off for a year. She's a g...

When 'your friend' doesn't get the message

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Avoiding hurt and acting with grace QUESTION Dear Irene, While I was in graduate school I worked on a project with a classmate named Mindy. We hung...

Disappearing Acts: Should you think the best or assume the worst?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, It is hard to know if lengthy silences and withdrawals by friends are because they are trying to dump you or because they are ...

If China Throws Out Google, We Should Throw Out their Computers

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

Simply put, if we allow market access for the fruits of the great Chinese industrial machine, creating jobs for 100 million Chinese workers, they should allow access to our enterprises, such as Google.

Environmental Messaging Is Missing the Point

Schuyler Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Schuyler Brown

People have resorted to a message of urgency about the environment because the matter is urgent, but that message must be experienced in the form of personal events.

Too Poor to Get the Groceries Home?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

It's time to stop the utter condescension that says harried poor people can't learn new tricks too or be expected to inconvenience themselves for the common good.

Friends Who Are Green with Envy

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Women with low self-esteem, or who are depressed, tend to focus exclusively on their shortcomings and are bitter about what they perceive as the advantages or good fortune of others.

Reader Q & A: Why Did She Dump Me?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I telephoned a girlfriend today for a chat and she hit me with a bombshell. She politely told me that she saw no point in continuing our friendship.

Elective Friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

My world is so small that I even have a hard time relating to people who don't like some of my favorite movies or TV shows. How can we be friends if we don't even laugh at the same jokes?