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Ali Binazir

The 3 Hidden Reasons Why Smart Professional Women Inadvertently Stay Single

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Love is not some luxury you attend to after you take care of all the important things in life, like making VP or adopting a labradoodle. This is the centerpiece of your existence on earth. So give it the attention it deserves.

How To Stay Healthy Through The Holidays: 4 Essential Tips From Dr Dean Ornish

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Even though the word "holiday" is supposed to evoke images of carefree fun and frolic, we all know the truth: The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year.

How To Access You Own Bottomless Well Of Beauty

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

However you do it, get back in touch with your body, your heart, and reconnect to your source of wonder. Because that wonder is you.

Should You Date Outside Your Tribe?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 04.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

With Valentine's Day approaching, here's an interesting letter I got recently, applying to both men and women.

What Real Life Goddesses Have in Common

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 01.30.2012 | Women
Dr. Ali Binazir

When I tell women that they're goddesses, it doesn't mean you're suddenly beholden to some unattainable standard of holiness and virtue. It means that you already have power. Lots of it.

Seven Things Smart Women Should Not Do On A Date

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 10.03.2011 | Women
Dr. Ali Binazir

I believe that smart, fabulous, successful, attractive women deserve fulfilling, deliriously happy love lives. Sometimes, though, unintentional behaviors ruin one's chances in courtship.

Before You Say "I Do:" A Checklist for Smart Women, Pt 2

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 08.31.2011 | Women
Dr. Ali Binazir

In the last installment of this article, we covered the first three items on the checklist. To recap, they were: 1) Do not say yes if you're deeply ...

Before You Say "I Do": A Checklist for Smart Women, Pt 1

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 08.14.2011 | Women
Dr. Ali Binazir

You fall in love, put your frontal lobe in a jar and marry a guy you later on find you don't know all that well. Why? Because the most reliable aspect of falling in love is that you will fall out of it. On average after 18 months, according to scientists.

'Workarounds That Work' by Russell Bishop: A Must-Read for Workplace Mastery

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Ali Binazir

He's been an employee, he's been a boss, he's been a consultant to some of the biggest companies in the world, and he's seen it all.

The Case of the Shrinking Penis: Dr. Gary Small Talks About His New Book, The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

A little while ago I caught up with Prof Gary Small of UCLA to get a story or two from his new book The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head: A Psychiatri...

What Makes a Smart Person Cool in College?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dr. Ali Binazir

I'm going for the timeless, universal cool here, people -- the thing that is immutable and results in your further growth and happiness. Here are 3 things that really matter.

'The How of Happiness': An Interview With Prof. Sonja Lyubomirsky (VIDEO)

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Amongst all the happiness texts I've read (and there have been about eight), this one I found to be the most practical in its ability to increase real happiness in your life.

Music in Yoga Class: Harmful or Beneficial?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

I'm convinced that playing loud pop music during a yoga class is potentially harmful. In this letter to all my past and future teachers, I'll enumerate the reasons why.

Dating and Game Theory: How to Make Better Decisions in Your Love Life

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

You're already playing a game, so let's not needlessly complicate matters by playing games within the game. Don't get greedy, selfish, vindictive, or tricky just to get ahead a little. Play straight.

The Quick Guide to Getting Guys: A Primer for Smart Women Who Love Them

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Here's a primer on how to understand guys. Whether you're single or married, this should help you relate better with half of the planet's population, leading to world peace and reversing global warming instantly.

Hottest Books in Health, Wellness and Self-Improvement at Book Expo America 2010 (PHOTOS)

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

I just got back from the cornucopia of new books and authors that is Book Expo America 2010, North America's largest publishing fair. Of the thousand...

Which Part of 'Bad Boy' Was Unclear, Sandra Dear?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

This article is here to help you spot Bad Boys before you get involved with them. Dating a bad boy is like obesity: solving the problem after it's occurred is costly and ineffective. Prevention works best.

Dave Barry's Hilarious Ad Lib on His New Book 'I'll Mature When I'm Dead' (VIDEO)

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Ali Binazir

Dave Barry demonstrates novel and exciting uses for his new book I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood, rendering his interviewer pretty helpless with laughter in the process.

The #1 Mistake in Modern Communication

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

This article is going to be short. It will contain one main message. It's an important one. The message is this: No emotional communication via email, text or voicemail (AKA asynchronous media). Ever.

Nail That Interview: 6 Expert Tactics to Get the Job

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

This article is not about what to wear or updating your resume. It's about five ninja tactics that compel your interviewer to see you in a completely different light than other interviewees.

7 Ways To Love Your Body Now

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Don't allow yourself to be commoditized! There is no cookie-cutter beauty, sexuality, age, or attractiveness. These are only cultural constructs -- and they aren't real.

Why Do Smart People Make Dumb Decisions?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Psychologists who've studied our decision-making processes have observed cognitive biases that tend to get us in trouble. These biases don't make you a bad person, they just make you human.

Why Do Smart Guys Have A Tough Time Dating?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Turns out that the skill set required to navigate the tricky waters of romantic interaction wasn't in any book I had read or any class I had taken. Mom, dad, the sex-ed teacher -- no one had taught me any of this stuff.

'The Happiness Project' By Gretchen Rubin: Video Review

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Ali Binazir

If Aristotle was correct in calling happiness the summum bonum of life -- the chief good, the ultimate thing we all strive for in all our strivings -- then The Happiness Project is a sure-fire recipe for having more of it.