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8 Things We Learned in Couple's Therapy That Saved Our Marriage

We needed someone's help to learn how to live together.<p>Marriage is hard, and it requires hard work sometimes. People aren't taught how to be good at marriage or even how to be a good life-long partner, and so we often screw it up. But in failing and learning how to solve problems, you can make a …

Self-help

Cecil the Lion, Walter Palmer and the Psychology of Online Shaming

Walter Palmer, the U.S. dentist who shot and killed Cecil the lion while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe is, not surprisingly, facing a barrage of …

Social Media

Anxiety And Depression Linked To Stress Causing Gut Bacteria

Anxiety and depression could be caused by the gut bacteria living inside the digestive tract according to scientists from the Farncombe Family …

Depression

The Best Form Of Cardio Just Keeps Getting Better

It turns out that one of your favorite schoolyard games doubles as one of the best cardio workouts.<p>A jump rope weighs next to nothing and can fit in your pocket, and when you start using it, you can burn approximately the same number of calories you would when running an 8-minute mile. It is …

Exercise

The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease

How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to PTSD.<p>I had lived thirty good years before enduring my first food poisoning — odds quite fortunate in the grand scheme of things, but …

This new mom's post-baby body pics have gone viral. Here's why.

There is a weird obsession surrounding women’s post-baby bodies. Specifically, many new moms feel crazy external pressure to make their …

33 Blueberry Recipes We’re Completely Obsessed With

From cobbler to pancakes to pies, here are our favorite blueberry recipes.<p><b>We're not saying we have a favorite berry</b> or anything, but we'll gladly admit that blueberries are one of the best. Try out these blueberry recipes now (now!), especially when blueberries are in season.

Breakfast

31 Insanely Clever Ways To Organize Your Tiny Kitchen

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7 Mind-Expanding Lessons From TED Talks on How to Hack Your Own Brain

You can make yourself more confident, more generous, and less likely to succumb to stress. Here's how.<p>Would you like to be smarter, more confident, kinder, more resilient under stress, and more successful? Of course you would, and you can. In a fascinating series of TED Talks, social psychologists …

TED Talks

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t …

Religion

Urban-Exploring Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch

While the Ranch floats in real estate limbo, we spoke to the group of photographers who snuck onto the grounds to explore the abandoned kingdom.<p>On November 18, 2003, Michael Jackson's 3,000-acre primary residence, Neverland Ranch, was searched by 70 police officers from the Santa Barbara Sheriff's …

Real Estate

The ugly war on gay rights: When “religious freedom” becomes “freedom from laws”

With gay marriage legal, Ted Cruz wants to undermine the Constitution in the name of “religious liberty”<p>When the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges came down and same-sex marriage was suddenly, finally legalized throughout the country, the response from social conservatives was loud and …

LGBTQI

The ‘Deep Discomfort’ With Talking About Sexuality in a Religious Context

Can churches and synagogues and mosques draw in more Millennials by changing their teachings on gay marriage and other issues?<p>There’s been lots of gay-marriage news in America lately. Yes, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a Constitutional right, but in the religion world, another …

Religion

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Is there an easy way to feed my dog a raw diet?<p>What are the benefits of feeding my dog a grain-free diet?<p>How can I manage my dog's weight?<p>What are …

Pets

When Kids Get Sent to Adult Prisons and More in MuckReads Weekly — ProPublica

<i>Some of the best #MuckReads we read this week. Want to receive these by email? Sign up to get this briefing delivered to your inbox every …

TALK as a Turn On | Dr. Sue Johnson

Having just come back from the June Sex and Attachment conference in NYC, I was thinking about how we go for the sensational and the exotic in our …

Italy gripped as trial begins over murder of 13-year-old Yara Gambirasio

Massimo Bossetti is accused of killing Yara Gambirasio in Bergamo in November 2010, and was arrested last June after a DNA investigation<p>Italy’s highest-profile child murder trial has opened following an unprecedented DNA investigation that saw the alleged killer arrested after the exhumation of his …

Crime

Why CBT is falling out of favour

‘Researchers have found that CBT is roughly half as effective in treating depression as it used to be’<p>Everybody loves cognitive behavioural therapy. It’s the no-nonsense, quick and relatively cheap approach to mental suffering – with none of that Freudian bollocks, and plenty of scientific backing. …

Depression

Sonja Farak, Ex-Mass. Lab Chemist May Have Tainted Thousands Of Cases

BOSTON (AP) — Newly released court documents indicate that a former chemist at a Massachusetts drug lab convicted of stealing drugs to feed her addictions may have tainted as many as 10,000 criminal prosecutions, not just a few dozen as first thought.<p>The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1UgwKkB) reports …

Chemistry

The 12 Steps to Happiness That You Create (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know what makes me happy? Learning.<p>I love understanding how the universe works, what makes people do the things they do, and figuring out how to improve myself. It gives me deep satisfaction. That's why I felt quite pleased with the …

Happiness

Narcissus and the Grizzly Bears

I set my Tivo to record the film "Grizzly Man" on the Discovery Channel a week or so ago and had the opportunity to watch it the other night. What a …

Why Empathy Is Key to Life and Work

Throughout our lives, people come in and out. They come to teach us by adding to our lives or making a mess in our lives. Society conditions us that there are rules of how we should act and play. Don't you know what's cool and uncool? Acceptance and love should be the norm and it does not prepare …

Work-life Balance

Educate Your Heart: Lessons from the Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama turns 80 on July 6. To celebrate a few days early, three of his most influential interpreters and explicators whipped up an …

The GOP Fails Its Empathy Test

Over the last two weeks, Republican presidential candidates have repeatedly missed opportunities to demonstrate that they care about communities outside of their traditional base.<p>After Mitt Romney’s defeat in 2012, the Republican National Committee published an “autopsy.” “When it comes to social …

Republicans

The Difference Between Male and Female Serial Killers

Researchers including psychologist Marvin Zuckerman have long noted the morbid curiosity of humans: There’s just something about horror and terror …

Crime

Investigative Journalism, Illustrated

<i>This piece was co-published with Narratively</i>.<p>Level 14 takes us inside California's broken group home system through the eyes of Sule Anibaba. Sule …

Sharper's Plea Includes Lifetime Probation, No Alcohol, Penile Device — ProPublica

Darren Sharper, former NFL football player and New Orleans Saints safety, has agreed to plead guilty or no contest to raping or attempting to rape …

Podcasting

The Whistleblower’s Tale

From <br>Tony Menendez Spent Nine Years of his Life Battling Halliburton.<p>The email that ruined Tony Menendez’s life arrived on a warm and sunny February …

Corruption