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  • Photo for Examiner article titled 'Tamsen Fadal hosts Moving Families Forward Gala in New York City
    Tamsen Fadal hosts 'Moving Families Forward’ Gala in New York City
    On Monday, October 20, 2014, philanthropists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and TV personalities gathered for the eighth annual "Moving Families Forward Gala benefiting The Ackerman Institute for the Family." Tamsen Fadal, four-time...
  • Mindfulness slows the perception of passage of time
    Mindfulness slows your perception of the passage of time, say psychologists
    If get the uncomfortable feeling that your life is passing you by at a tremendous speed, you are not alone. The perception of time does change as you age. This phenomenon isn’t fully understood, but appears to be a universal experience....
  • The Troll
    The banality of evil: study finds internet trolls to be psychopaths
    Internet trolls, as it turns out, are truly terrible people. At least that’s what a study published in this month’s issue of Personality and Individual Differences suggests. The study defined an “internet troll” as someone...
  • The Upside of Your Dark Side
    The Upside of Your Dark Side - new book explores psychological wholeness
    The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self - Not Just Your "Good" Self - Drives Success and Fulfillment is a new book by Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener, due for release from Hudson Street Press, a division of Penguin...
  • A young girl suffering from asthma
    Asthma symptoms can be improved with a psychological approach
    Severe asthma can be a very debilitating and even life threatening. Research has shown input from a psychologist may help to improve symptoms of asthma reported the European Lung Foundation on Sept. 8, 2014. According to this research...
  • How to study
    These three studying tips are a must have for all students
    It is once again September. For parents it is a joyful time because the house can stay clean for longer and their living rooms are no longer filled with their children's friends. For students, the 2005 hit song by the band Green Day is forever...
  • Breathing Room: Open your heart by decluttering your home
    Breathing Room: a book about serious decluttering
    This book has been difficult for me to get through for a variety of reasons: first, because of lack of time. In order to even begin to think about de-cluttering, you have to set aside an amount of time for the process. We at Home and Living needed...
  • Fire and Ice
    'It's Okay, That's Love': Therapy for the rerun blahs
    Let's be honest, American television has precious little to offer in the summer. Oh, sure, there are perennial summer reality shows and a few summer replacements such as CBS's 'Under The Dome,' but when it comes to shows good...
  • Parent Disciplining a Child
    Using disciplinary actions to promote a growth mindset
    One of the most hotly contested issues facing parents with young children is how to discipline effectively. It’s a very thin line that a parent has to walk when it comes to enacting discipline: go too soft on a child and he/she develops the...
  • Facebook
    Facebook eliminating annoying click-bait posts
    Representatives from the social media site Facebook reported on the official Facebook news blog that improvements to the site are on the horizon. The research scientist and product specialist announced on Aug. 25 efforts to eliminate click-bait...
  • Drolet to miss short track speed skating season due to pregnancy
    Drolet to miss short track speed skating season due to pregnancy
    According to the Canadian Presson Wednesday, Canadian Olympic silver medalist Marie-Eve Drolet of Chicoutimi, Quebec has decided to miss the 2014-15 short track speed skating season because she is expecting a baby in January. Drolet won a silver...
  • Ken Carter
    Emory psychologist researches ' high sensation seeking' people
    Dr. Ken Carter has turned to social media to continue his research on "high sensation seeking" people. Carter is a board-certified clinical psychologist and faculty member at Oxford College, Emory University. For more than 20 years he...
  • Education is key
    How to receive an education on a tight budget
    " Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world," Nelson Mandela. Education is absolutely necessary. However, it is also necessary to have the funds to support yourself. Whether it's to receive a...
  • The emoji boom: better communication?
    The emoji boom: better communication?
    Dear LA Teacher,My grandkids always send me cute text messages with happy faces, hearts, and other cutesy pictures. What’s this all about? Has communication in the 21st Century gone primeval?Concerned GrandmaDear Concerned Grandma,LOL! No,...
  • Student lights candles at memorial at UC-Santa Barbara in May 2014 after a shooting kills seven.
    Expert John Monahan, Ph.D., talks to mental illness myth, not causing violence
    The country once again recoiled in shock after a 22-year-old man got into his car and sprayed bullets in the Southern California college town of Isla Vista, killing six victims. The shooter himself was also killed. Later, evidence revealed the...