Archive for the 'General News' Category

On narcissism: the mirror and the self

Monday, October 21st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  On narcissism: the mirror and the self People from Tiger Woods to the Obamas are routinely denounced for their narcissism. But what does the word really mean and are there good as well as bad types of self-love? On the New Statesman website on August 2, 2013.

A rounded image: but modern culture is solipsistic, fixed on looking inward at our own preoccupations. Photo: Fleur van Dodewaard, part of the ‘Sun Set Series’ (2011)

After diagnosis, some keep their cancer a secret

Monday, October 21st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  After diagnosis, some keep their cancer a secret By Diane Mapes on the  TODAY website on October 20. 2013.

When Melanie Young was first diagnosed with cancer, she decided to keep her diagnosis a secret from her work colleagues. Here, she smiles on a celebratory trip to France, one year after finishing treatment, in September 2010.

Why We Make Bad Decisions

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Why We Make Bad Decisions By Noreena Hertz in The New York Times on October 19, 2013.

Eric Kandel: Unconscious Decision Making

Friday, October 18th, 2013

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Click Here To View: Eric Kandel: Unconscious Decision Making on YouTube.

Name it, got it

Friday, October 18th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Name it, got it By Ravi Shankar on the Indian Express website on 18th October 18, 2013.

Capitol Hill Shooting: Child Unharmed?

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Capitol Hill Shooting:  Child Unharmed?   by Kerry L. Malawista, Ph.D  on her Wearing My Tutu to Analysis  blog on the Psychology Today blogs on October 16, 2013.

Haunted by a Child’s Illness

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Haunted by a Child’s Illness By Perri Klass, M.D. in The New York Times on October 14, 2013.

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‘Bad negotiators’: Experts say Congress is getting it wrong in fiscal talks

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: ‘Bad negotiators’: Experts say Congress is getting it wrong in fiscal talks By Carrie Dann on the  NBC News website on October 16. 2013.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, left, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, right, look at their notes during a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, in July.

The Jewish Americans: A Series by David Grubin

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The Jewish Americans:  A Series by David Grubin on PBS website.

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Obamacare Can Help The Young And Healthy Make Their Parents Happy by Todd Essig on the Forbes Magazine website on October  14, 2013.

Click Here to Read:  Leadership Lessons From Halloween Costumes by Todd Essig on the Forbes Magazine website on  October 12, 2013.

Jaime Moore’s daughter Emma dressed for success as Amelia Earheart. Copyright, Jaime C. Moore. Used with permission.

Shrinking Hours

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Shrinking Hours By Richard A. Friedman in The New York Times on October 12, 2013.

Politico-psychopathology Neurotocrats vs. the Grand Old Psychosis

Monday, October 14th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Politico-psychopathology Neurotocrats vs. the Grand Old Psychosis by Benjamin Kunkel on the n + 1 website.

Exile’s Return to American Health Care

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Exile’s Return to American Health Care by Beth Arnold on the Huffington Post website on October 9, 2013.

Tiny Pronoun Says a Lot About You

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Tiny Pronoun Says a Lot About You How Often You Say ‘I’ Says More Than You Realize by Elizabeth Bernstein on the Wall Street Journal Website on October 7, 2013.

New research from the University of Texas shows that people who often say ‘I’ are less powerful than people who limit their use of the pronoun.

Latinos struggle to find help for mental health issues

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Latinos struggle to find help for mental health issues By Cindy Y. Rodriguez onthe  CNN website on October 9, 2013.

Argentine-born biochemist Cesar Milstein shared the 1984 Nobel Prize for Medicine with Georges Koehler of Germany and Niels Jerne of Denmark. The scientists developed a way to produce monoclonal antibodies, which are used to treat some forms of cancer and several autoimmune diseases.

Inside Boehner’s Brain

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Inside Boehner’s Brain: A Neuroscience Perspective by Douglas Fields in the Huffington Post on October 7, 2013.

Great Betrayals

Monday, October 7th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Great Betrayals By Anna Fels In The New York Times on  October 5, 2013.

I felt invincible’: After breast cancer diagnoses, some women take big risks

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  ’I felt invincible’: After breast cancer diagnoses, some women take big risks Diane Mapes  on the NBC today website on October 6, 2013.

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Lara Huffman, who is 33 and lives in Pittsburgh, went skydiving just two days before her double mastectomy in May of 2012.

Which Type of Therapy Works Best?

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Which Type of Therapy Works Best? Letters to the Editor of the New York Times on OCtober 4, 2013.

Magical Thinking: Fears of the Dark and What Lurks Under the Bed

Monday, September 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Magical Thinking: Fears of the Dark and What Lurks Under the Bed by Kerry Maalwista in the Huffington Post on September 30, 2013.