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Myths and Facts About Self-Injury

Chrissy Tobias was 21 when she sought treatment for a long, secret battle with self-injury – to the shock of family and friends. She started cutting …

This is Why Childhood Psychological Abuse Should Be As Taboo as Sexual or Physical Abuse - PsyBlog

Large new study reveals just how harmful psychological abuse in childhood can be.<p>Children who are neglected and emotionally abused experience …

The year’s 10 ugliest new cars

Slide 1 of 12<p>CarInsurance.com ranked the top 10 ugliest new cars of 2014. The online outfit enlisted 2,000 people to vote, and rank them from one to …

How to Listen to Yourself & Others

Mark Nepo was having lunch with a linguist from Nigeria, who marveled at the fact that there are seven thousand languages in the world. <i>That we know</i> …

Are People With High IQs More Successful?

While it may be natural to assume that people with extremely high IQs have a knack for success, it an image more often sold to us through film, TV, …

Revisiting Glasser's Controversial Choice Theory

When I was in graduate school, I took a course on Dr. William Glasser’s controversial <i>choice theory</i>. I had never heard of the man before I signed up …

5 Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies for Losing Weight

When we think of weight loss, we often think about what we eat. The questions we ask ourselves tend to revolve around how much fat, protein and carbs …

Be the Victor: Rising Above Victimization

“You don’t be the victim; you be the victor.”<p>I heard this line spoken recently — an inspiring statement that encourages us to rise above a state of …

Top 10 Free Mental Health Apps

If you’re looking for good mental health apps, those selected here are all solid. But the really great thing about the apps on this list?<p>Not only are …

The Good Anxiety: On Challenging Yourself

I was two miles away from shore with two and a half more to swim before I reached the other side. I stopped for a second, treaded water and said to …

Hotter, wetter weather conditions greatly increase the risk of personal violence and social upheaval

Should climate change trigger the upsurge in heat and rainfall that scientists predict, people may face a threat just as perilous and volatile as …

Climate Change

New study explores the pathways that lead to jail time for women

How do pathways to jail vary for females who are victims of specific types of trauma? New research published in <i>Psychology of Women Quarterly</i>, a SAGE …

Crime

Articles about 5 modern interiors upstate new york on Dwell.com - Dwell

For a vintage design dealer seeking a respite from the city, architect William Massie conceptualized a mostly prefab home around...<p>About 90 minutes from New York City on over four wooded acres in Columbia County, this steel-and-glass barn house is a minimalist...<p>An inventive, freestanding “tree …

Design

The Art of Lorella Paleni

Dreamlike Paintings.<p>Selected paintings by Lorella Paleni. The artworks look as if someone cut them out of a dream. Lorella Paleni mixes different …

Modern Art

Mistakes I've Made (And Lessons Learned Along The Way)

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”<p>Mistake #1: Putting Process Over Projects (And People)<p>Anyone who has been designing …

Web Design

yoga | Women's Health

It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime against yoga to let a bad mat disrupt your practice, so let the pros tell you about the best of the bunch.<p>Here's the …

8 Sex Myths Debunked

Our best sex advice ever: What's true and what's false when it comes to good sex<p>When you were younger, you might have believed a lot of funny stuff about sex—like the idea that you could lose your virginity to a tampon—but now that you're older and wiser, most sex myths are pretty easy to spot. …

The 5 Intimacy Stages Of A Relationship

<i>This guest article from YourTango was written by Zoe Hicks.</i><p>I want to preface this by saying that although there are no typical couples, there do tend …

Are You a Finisher or an Opener?

A thoughtful reader and fellow lover of taxonomies, Dianne Volek, suggested a new system of categories.<p>Let’s call the two types of people “<b>Finishers</b> …

Stretch Your Child's Brain: Summer Fun with Executive Functioning

“Our doctor just told me that my son has ‘executive functioning’ disorder,” a mother recently commented. “What is it? What can I do?”<p>Executive …

Study Guides for Psychology Students

It Shouldn't Be as Painful as It Is

No matter what it is that you're battling on an emotional level right now, it shouldn't be as painful as it is. This is not meant to invalidate your feelings, because you are absolutely right and valid in feeling what it is that you feel, but you're also the one making it far worse than it needs to …

What You Need to Know About the New DSM

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders was released earlier this week. Here’s what it means for you<p>In huge mental health news, the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was released this week at the American …

Neuron growth in children 'leaves no room for memories'

<b>The reason we struggle to recall memories from our early childhood is down to high levels of neuron production during the first years of life, say Canadian researchers.</b><p>The formation of new brain cells increases the capacity for learning but also clears the mind of old memories.<p>This could be behind …

The Brain

Empathy plays a key role in moral judgments

Utilitarian judgment may arise not simply from enhanced cognitive control but also from diminished emotional processing and reduced empathy, …

Glenn Close, family work to end stigma of mental illness

Actress Glenn Close, her sister Jessie Close, and nephew Calen Pick release their second public service announcement to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness.<p><i>Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified the name of a mental illness printed on a T-shirt in a 2010 public</i> …

Mental Disorders

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …