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Speaking Your Truth to Your Partner

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

People often believe that they are withholding their truth to spare their partner pain, but their real intent is to protect themselves from the respon...

The Daily Nightmare of Benzo Withdrawal

Van Winkle's | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

After being put on Clonazepam in her mid-thirties to treat her panic attacks, Dr. Jennifer Leigh remained on the drug for 18 years. Without ever dev...

5 Painless Ways to Kick the Caffeine Habit

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Ah, coffee... even the aroma can make people feel satisfied, complete, at peace, and frankly, as though all is right in the world... me included. T...

Is It Bedtime for Benzos?

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.26.2015 | Science
Van Winkle's

For decades, doctors have been setting people on a road to dependency and addiction by ignoring or downplaying benzos' well-known dark side. It's a dark side their profession has had plenty of time and cause to acknowledge and understand, because it's one benzos share with their predecessor, the barbiturate family.

Love Avoidance: Dance Partner to Love Addiction

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Where the sex addict seeks to medicate his or her pain with episodes of sexual gratification and acting out, including promiscuity, using porn, exhibitionism or voyeurism, the love addict is more concerned with emotional gratification.

Travelling America to Open Conversation About Youth Sexual Health

Katelyn Bryant-Comstock | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Katelyn Bryant-Comstock

Each city we stopped in, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha, Chicago and Pittsburgh, I set off on foot, stopping people to ask them questions about how their friends talk about sex, and what they thought the barriers were to sexual health information and how we could change this.

My Son Doesn't Want to Visit Me This Summer

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Your son is sending you a message about his sadness. How you respond will either help him grow into a man who can feel difficult emotions and communicate them in healthy ways, or someone who represses painful feelings and withdraws his love when he has been hurt.

How To Effectively Communicate In Your Relationship

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

"Isn't withdrawing from conflict just running away?" you might ask. Yes, it is. But there is a huge difference between withdrawing and disengaging. The difference is about your intention.

How to Tell if It's Real Love

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We all have a wounded self -- our ego -- that we developed as we were growing up, to protect us from pain. Our wounded self becomes activated when we get scared -- scared of rejection, of engulfment, of being hurt.

Self-Portrait of the Artist as Smoker

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

Addicts under the addictive spell of smoking always have a reason or an excuse to smoke, whether these make sense or not. The real question is whether they truly believe their lives will be better if they free themselves from the familiar thrall that smoking reliably provides them.

Minorities More Likely To Make This Costly Move

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.04.2012 | Money

Here's more evidence of just how hard the recession was on minorities. African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans were more likely to tap their retir...

'Addicted to Love' -- For Real

Ethlie Ann Vare | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women
Ethlie Ann Vare

There is almost no distinction between withdrawal from heroin and withdrawal from love. They differ mainly in the soundtrack -- junkies don't play so much Adele.

Are You and Your Partner Hurting Each Other?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Relationships are fertile ground for learning about ourselves -- about our unloving behavior that creates the very disconnection we don't want, and about the loving behavior that brings aliveness, joy and passion to our relationship.

Give Yourself the Gift of Rebounding

Cristen Conger | Posted 02.21.2012 | Women
Cristen Conger

If you likewise find yourself in a similarly not-so-merry situation, here's the best holiday advice that I offer: give yourself the gift of rebounding.

'If You Really Loved Me, You Wouldn't...'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

One day I suddenly saw all the uncaring behavior in a completely different light. I saw clearly that it had nothing to do with me! It wasn't about me at all!

Republicans Disrespect Iraqi Democracy

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Every current Republican gripe on the Iraq withdrawal boils down to a monumental refusal to face the reality of a full-fledged Iraqi democracy.

Will the U.S. Troop Withdrawal Leave the Door Wide Open for Iran?

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 12.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

On October 23, Ahmadinejad laid out Tehran's strategy to CNN. Clearly, Iran intends to take on the U.S.'s former role in Iraq.

Friday Talking Points -- Foreign Policy Issues Reappear

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It has been a big week on the foreign policy front, with the death of Libya's dictator and President Obama's announcement today that all U.S. troops would be out of Iraq by the end of this year.

General Named To Take Over U.S. Command In Afghanistan Endorses Obama's Drawdown Plan

AP | ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.27.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Marine general expected to carry out President Barack Obama's order to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan in July s...

Friday Talking Points [170] -- Newt Loses Two, Huntsman Gains An "H"

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John Huntsman... whoops, took that from their own campaign materials, sorry... let's start over... Jon Huntsman announced he was running for president, to a giant collective yawn outside the Beltway.

Predicting Obama's Afghanistan Announcement

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama, from many accounts, will be using a tactic in his primetime speech that I would call "muddying the waters." The president is going to have a more complicated withdrawal schedule than one might have expected.

Chase Ends $5 ATM Fees

CNN Money | Blake Ellis | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business

JPMorgan Chase (JPM, Fortune 500) said Monday it has finished testing $4 and $5 ATM fees for non-customers in two states, and it is now going back to ...

Karzai: U.S. Should Reduce Intensity, Stop Night Raids In Afghan War

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the United States must reduce the visibility and intensity of its military operations, e...

Car Bombs Kill 36 In Baghdad, Fallujah

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Three car bombs tore through Baghdad and the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah Sunday, killing at least 36 people. The blasts in...

U.S. Expects To Pay $6 Billion Per Year For Afghan Training

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The United States expects to spend about $6 billion a year training and supporting Afghan troops and police after it begins pulling...