• Can the ‘Planner’ and “Winging It’ Live Happily Every After?

    He's a planner, she isn't. How do couples cope when it comes to day-to-day issues, vacations and larger life plans? Elizabeth Bernstein offers some relationship advice for "planners who love people who wing it." Wall Street Journal, 11/29/2011

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  • In season of giving thanks, signs that gratitude is back

    Economic hard times and a surge in the amount of academic research being conducted on the benefits of gratitude may be factors in the current boom in the popularity of giving thanks. The University of California Davis is one of many institutions conducting research on the subject, with their project "Expanding the Science and Practice

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  • Giving Thanks Helps Your Psychological Outlook

    Expressing gratitude is good for you.  Just ask University of Miami psychology professor Michael McCullough whose done extensive research on the subject:  “It does make people happier…it’s that incredible feeling.”  Maryann Troiani, a Chicago area psychologist and self-help author, is quoted as saying:  “Gratitude really changes your attitude and your outlook on life.”  That’s why

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  • In Hard Times, Americans Still Thankful

    The people profiled in this article- including people who have faced layoffs, car accidents, and the loss of a loved one- have moved beyond their issues to embrace the holiday spirit. Though life may at times present hardships, how is it that some people are able to rise above them and find gratitude in their

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  • The power of nostalgia at Thanksgiving

    The power of nostalgia at Thanksgiving

    According to nutritional psychologists and researchers at the University of Southampton, nostalgia (as experienced at Thanksgiving) fills a very important need to belong and feel socially connected, and is actually good for our mental health.

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  • Facebook Privacy Concerns: How to Protect Yourself

    Here's some helpful information about cookies and supercookies and what steps you can take to prevent a site like facebook from following you online once you leave their site. ABC News, 11/16/2011

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  • At A Big Church, Small Group Health Solutions

    When Rick Warren of Saddleback Church realized that his church members (including himself) were too fat, he proposed to Dr. Mark Hyman that they work together on weight loss with small groups from the church, forming an incredible program. Their story is a great example of small communities doing something good and healthy. New York

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  • World marks 11/11/11 with weddings, lotteries and hope

    People came together and celebrated this once-in-a-century day in all sorts of ways (like the young couple pictured above who chose 11/11/11 as their wedding date), seeing it as a lucky or, at the very least, positive day. AFP News/ Yahoo! News, 11/11/2011

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  • The Gift of Being Present

    The main piece of advice in this article is as follows: “When speaking with others, drop everything else and be present.” Doing this will facilitate a true connection between yourself and the person with whom you're speaking. Conversations, both professional and personal, deserve your full and undivided attention. Once you give them your full attention,

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  • Where there’s a way, there’s a will

    This article describes some very interesting studies that tested the willpower of both children and adult participants, including a recent follow-up study to a 1967 study done at Stanford. This new study's co-author, Dr. B.J. Casey from Weill Cornell Medical School, says, "This is the first time that we have located the specific area [of

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  • Surprising New Research about How Couples Argue

    New research shows that a couple’s level of fighting stays surprisingly consistent throughout the course of a marriage. According to Claire Kamp Dush, lead author of the study, “The most important takeaway is there is a lot of stability in conflict. If you’re finding it difficult to live with the level of conflict in your

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  • Five Ways Friends Help Build Our Self-Confidence

    Five ways include: Friends cheer our successes, friends model new ways of being, friends support our efforts to grow, friends wipe away our tears and friends teach us the value of teamwork. Psychology Today, 10/22/2011

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  • Number of Facebook Friends Linked to Size of Brain Regions, Study Suggests

    Scientists have found a direct link between the number of ‘Facebook Friends’ a person has and the size of that person's particular brain regions. Researchers at University College London (UCL) also showed that the more Facebook friends a person has, the more real-world friends they are likely to have. Science Daily, 10/20/2011

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  • Turning Crisis Into Opportunity

    No matter how much we try to avoid them, crises still impact our lives. Motivation is required in order to achieve personal change, but crisis tends to remove self-motivation and places us outside of our comfort zone. Learn more about how breaking free, illuminating crisis, and finding where the opportunity lies are all important steps

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  • Help Wanted: a Good Therapist

    It can be one of the most important relationships in life, yet choosing a therapist is often baffling for patients. Patients who aren't sure what's wrong with them can be stumped about the type of therapist to call and ill-equipped to evaluate what they're told during treatment. How well a therapist's personal style matches a

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