Mental Health

You Have Permission to Like Yourself
April 17, 2022
You Have Permission to Like Yourself
Is there someone in your life who frequently critiques you and often points out what you’re doing or have done wrong...how you should improve? Is there someone close to you who gives you the feeling that maybe they don’t quite like you as you are?
We all kno...
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Rationality and Progress
April 17, 2022
Rationality and Progress
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. – John of Patmos, 21:4
Having reviewed Steven Pinker’s (2021) excellent volume o...
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Reality Dating Shows
April 17, 2022
Reality Dating Shows







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It seems like every time I turn on the TV. There is a new reality dating or relationship show. Some of these shows claim to have the express goal of helping people find partners, whereas others appear to just dump singles on an...
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5 Personality Traits That Can Spell Relationship Doom
April 17, 2022
5 Personality Traits That Can Spell Relationship Doom
Nowadays, with narcissism in the spotlight, it seems most people's radar is tuned for spotting pathological self-absorption and controlling jealousy streaks in their new relationships.
While it is wise to be savvy to the signs of such malignant ...
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8 Signs Your Romance Will Be Toxic
April 17, 2022
8 Signs Your Romance Will Be Toxic







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By Forrest Talley, Ph.D. and Dominique Inkrott, MSW
Nearly every toxic romance begins with passion and the promise of a bright future. But somewhere along the road to “happily ever after,” things go sideways....
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Why Do Men Send Pictures of Their Packages?
April 16, 2022
Why Do Men Send Pictures of Their Packages?
Despite my extensive and ongoing training as a sex therapist, there are still some aspects of human sexual behavior that perplex me. The phenomenon of the "dick pic" is one example. I’m intrigued that a behavior relatively unpopular among women remain...
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Why Buying Things Makes Us Feel Less Lonely
April 16, 2022
Why Buying Things Makes Us Feel Less Lonely







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Many people experience loneliness. They include those who desire more friends but fail to form friendships (e.g., due to low trust, lack of time, fear of rejection). And those who prefer to be in a romantic relatio...
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When Your Body Makes the Rules: Living With a Chronic Condition
April 16, 2022
When Your Body Makes the Rules: Living With a Chronic Condition
Six in 10. For older adults, more than eight in 10.
That’s how many Americans live with a chronic disease or health condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy ...
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Brains Are Not Binary
April 16, 2022
Brains Are Not Binary
Both in humans and in nonhuman animals, biological sex characteristics are diverse. They refuse to be forced into two categories, male and female. There are combinations of typically male and typically female body parts and there are body parts that are intermediate between...
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How Bacteria Affect Our Health, Emotions, and Behavior
April 16, 2022
How Bacteria Affect Our Health, Emotions, and Behavior
A typical human cell consists of about 20,000-25,000 genes neatly packed in the DNA. Not only do those genes define who we are—but they also translate directly into our personalities, preferences, emotional experiences, pathologies, and beha...
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