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  • Bill Crain is a professor of psychology who also runs a farm.
    Destroying the love of learning: A commentary by CUNY professor Bill Crain
    The traditional school system is in crisis; of this fact there is no doubt. Relentless standardized testing has resulted in stressed out children and teachers; enraged parents have instructed their children to “opt out” of tests and...
  • 'Growing Stronger: 12 Guidelines Designed to Turn Your Darkest Hour into Your Greatest Victory,' by Mary Beth Woll & Paul Meier MD
    "...an easy-to-understand, faith-based resource for women in crisis"
    Psychiatrist Dr. Paul Meier joins with co-author and Meier Clinic therapist Mary Beth Woll to pen Growing Stronger, an easy-to-understand, faith-based resource for women in crisis. Crisis brings awareness of "the need for change," writes...
  • Conservatives have more self-control if they believe in free will
    Conservatives have more self-control if they believe in free will
    No direct association between self-control and political ideology has been directly established until now. Joshua J. Clarkson from the University of Cincinnati and colleagues from Saint Louis University, the University of North Florida, and...
  • Joy and Sadness
    Anger is red
    Critics have said the new Pixar movie "Inside Out" is based on the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud or Carl Jung, but in fact the movie is most readily compared to the writings of Robert Plutchik. A prolific writer, Plutchik even...
  • Study shows toddlers have a better sense of justice than society
    Study shows toddlers have a better sense of justice than society
    Keith Jensen of the University of Manchester and Katrin Riedl from the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany reported that three-year-old children have a more highly developed sense of justice than adults, judges, or society. The study refutes...
  • Cat videos may be good for our health
    Cat videos may actually be good for your mental and physical health
    Since cats rule the Internet, and have proven it by flooding the Web with cat videos, people have likely begun to ask whether all of this has any real value to people. It turns out that, according to a new study reported by CBS News on June 17,...
  • Facebook can cause depression and anxiety
    Social media use can lead to depression, anxiety and feelings of inadequacy
    A study by the University of Houston has found that staying up to date on others’ postings on Facebook can cause symptoms of depression and anxiety. Too often, Facebook users compare themselves to those who are posting in their feeds. This...
  • Toby Keith performs at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in 2007
    Study suggests country music and low IQ are linked
    There are times when country music gems meander into my ears such as “Save a Truck, Ride a Cowboy,” “Small Town Throw Down,” as well as “Jesus Take the Wheel” and I wonder to myself – “I bet there...
  • Valentino
    Dogs are the mirror of our soul
    Your dog is your mirror. That’s why dog trainers say you need to be in a calm state in order to keep your dog calm. Dogs respond to a fraction of our mood, not even a thought, but just our energy.I was stressed out to the max one day but was...
  • Dining out
    Social modeling influences how much you eat
    In an era wherein obesity is becoming an epidemic problem it's a good idea to try hard to maintain healthy eating habits. One way to keep down how much you eat is to dine with a light eater reports the University of New South Wales. The...
  • Alone on the beach
    Study finds that doing things alone isn't as bad as we all think
    It's natural to want to socialize and be seen socializing. So much so, in fact, that most people tend not to appreciate doing things on their own. The Washington Post reported on May 2 that it may be better to do some widely perceived social...
  • 'Heart to Heart': Beauty in the mess
    'Heart to Heart': Beauty in the mess
    Late winter is always an interesting time for Korean TV. There's a school of thought that the early offerings of the new year set the tone for what is to come for the rest of it. Others simply look upon these shows as the last remnants of the...
  • Neblett
    Black college students are obese due to racism, says psychology prof
    Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill psychology professor, proclaims that African-American college students can become obese and develop bad health because of racism in society. According to the Daily Caller on...
  • Business
    Remedy for business instability
    In the 2014 Governor’s race in Illinois, incumbent Governor Quinn elucidates his assurance to "finish the job" of restoring state government finances and Illinois’ economy (Garcia & Long, 2014). For the people of Illinois...
  • Fear is not real
    The culture of fear and the battleground of the mind
    What keeps most of us driving is the same thing that keeps most of us down, which is fear. For many of us, we travel, journeying through this life with many reasons and excuses to fear, fearing whatever it is that holds the key or entrance to our...
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