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5 Hopeful Facts About Suicidal Thoughts

Jennifer Taitz | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Taitz

A thought doesn't equate to a good idea. If you feel stuck with thoughts of suicide, know you are not alone. You don't need to act on suicidal thoughts or assume that because the thought entered your mind, it's sensible. If you feel stuck, choose to seek help.

Anticipation: The Psychology of Waiting in Line

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.14.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

We all spend a lot of time waiting in lines -- way more than we'd like. But what if we're waiting for something new and exciting? Doesn't waiting for new purchases become a positive experience, where we actually savor the anticipation so much that it trumps our impatience? Well, yes and no.

ADHD and Sex: An Interview with Ari Tuckman PsyD MBA

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

As in any other relationship, it's important to be able to talk openly and honestly about sexual desires and concerns. However, in order to be able to have good conversations in bed, you have to be having good conversations outside of bed, too -- and not just about sex, but about all the other parts of the relationship.

Now! Later. No, Right Now! Maybe in a Bit.

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.21.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Why would those who intentionally but irrationally put things off, who don't seem pressured by time -- why would these same people also tend to make rash decisions, without thought or planning? Procrastination and impulsivity are the odd couple of the human mind.

The Art of ADHD: Can we free children from 'chemical straitjackets'?

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education
Nancy Rappaport

Each child deserves a balanced, thorough evaluation that allows everyone involved to proceed in a thoughtful way. And even when ADHD medication is indicated, we need to remember that medication alone is never enough.

French Kids Do Have ADHD: An Interview with Elias Sarkis, MD

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2012 | Parents
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

The concept of ADHD as a serious, treatable disorder is gaining strength in France.

Myopic Misery: The Financial Cost of Sadness

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.10.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Apparently, sadness has the effect of bringing to mind "take the money and run" rationalizations, rapidly and elaborately, which can lead to lousy judgments and real financial losses.

What's Wrong With the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights

Linda Flanagan | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
Linda Flanagan

Bullies are universally loathed because their casual cruelty leaves a scar on your soul. But NJ's exhaustive law, which elevates everyday conflict into a state of emergency, seems both ill-conceived and a waste of scarce resources.

The '24-Hour Rule' For Wiser Decision-Making

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 12.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Lately I've been rocking the 24-hour rule. This is the mindful practice of waiting 24 hours before taking action on something that's important.

Unfit for the Presidency: John McCain and His Personal IED

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

One thought that keeps entering my medically-trained mind is a strange coincidence of acronyms that may explain why John McCain is psychologically unfit to be our next President.