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Are You a Facebook Addict? A New Test Can Help Find Out
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Norwegian psychologists have created a Facebook Addiction Scale test, according to which women are at higher risk of developing unhealthy dependence to social networking. The University of Bergen scientists studied 423 college students

Mama's Boys Become Stronger Men
by Margarita Nahapetyan
For generations, men have been ridiculed for being a mama's boy and criticized for being too feminine. Even Sigmund Freud cautioned about the unresolved oedipal complex in boys, saying that guys who were attached too close to their mothers were destined

Facebook Users Opt For More Privacy
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project report, online social network users are getting more concerned about their privacy and online reputation than they did a couple of years ago.

Love the One You're With
Love the One You're Withby Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., Carol Frohlinger
If you often feel invisible, taken advantage of, treated less than respectfully, or at a loss for how to get the things you most want in life - join the club. The nice girls club, that is. Nice girls are women who hold themselves back in life by conformin

The Social Animal; The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement
Part 1by David Brooks
This is the happiest story you've ever read. It's about two people who led wonderfully fulfilling lives. They had engrossing careers, earned the respect of their friends, and made important contributions to their neighborhood, their country, and their

American Bar Association Complete Personal Legal Guide: The Essential Reference for Every Household
Part 1by American Bar Association
How do you get your legal information? Today many of us surf the Web, moving from site to site as we search for the best information. The Web can be a great place to get information last. Inn ii can also be frustrating. If you're not using the right

Future Shock
Part 1by Alvin Toffler
This is a book about what happens to people when they are overwhelmed by change. It is about the ways in which we adapt - or foil to adapt - to the future. Much has been written about the future. Yet; for the most part, books about the world to come

The Legacy of Slavery: Standards for a New Womanhood
The Legacy of Slavery: Standards for a New Womanhoodby Angela Y. Davis
The Legacy of Slavery: Standards for a New Womanhood When the influential scholar Ulrich B. Phillips declared in 1918 that slavery in the Old South had impressed upon African savages and their native-born descendants the glorious stamp of civilization

The Mystery of Trauma - What is Trauma?
The Mystery of Trauma - What is Trauma?by Peter A. Levine Ph.D.
As I was describing my work to a businessman recently, he exclaimed, 'Trauma must have been what was wrong with my daughter when she had those screaming fits in her sleep. The psychologist I took her to told me they were 'just nightmares.' I knew they wer

The Art of Resilience: 100 Paths to Wisdom and Strength in an Uncertain World
Part 1by Carol Orsborn
"Life moves upward and lets the mistakes sink down behind it." - The I Ching Three thousand years ago, the ancient Chinese understood that every aspect of life is in a constant state of change. At any given moment, certain aspects of our lives

When Old Feelings Discharge
When Old Feelings Discharge Emotional Resilience: The Unfinished Business of Your Past
by David Viscott, M.D.
When Old Feelings Discharge Complex emotions can be reduced to a simple formula, simple emotions can seem incomprehensible when you are embroiled in your own difficulties. When you hold on to a painful feeling, rather than express it spontaneously, you

Thinking How to Handle Trouble: A Guide to Peace of Mind
by John Carmody
First, we consider data - facts, information, what we need to know to get our bearings. Most troubles imply enormous amounts of information, only a little of which is directly relevant to muddling through. For example, to understand the basic processes of

What Really Matters: Searching for Wisdom in America
Part 1by Tony Schwartz
What does a life of total dedication to the truth meant It means, first of all, a life of continuous and never-ending stringent self-examination. We know the world through our relationship to it... The life of wisdom must be a life of contemplation

All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek
Part 1by Dave Marinaccio
Of all the things that Star Trek teaches us, the simplest and the most obvious is that mankind's future is in space. Time after time, Captain Kirk gives this little speech about how restless man is. That he is an explorer. That man must have challenge. Th

Time Management for Unmanageable People: The Guilt-Free Way to Organize, Energize and Maximize Your Life
Part 1by Anne McGee-Cooper
If It's So Great, Why Doesn't It Work For All Of Us? It would be hard to find a person who has not read a book M or article on getting organized, or who has not listened to I a tape, been to a seminar, or. at the very least, thought about time

Even Eagles Need a Push: Learning to Soar in a Changing World
Part 1by David McNally
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Soren Kirkegaard Jimmy's mother called out to him at seven in the morning, "Jimmy, get up. It's time for school." There was no answer. She called again, this time more

Why Men Can't Feel
Why Men Can't Feel Angry Men, Passive Men: Understanding the Roots of Men's Anger and How to Move Beyond It
by Marvin Allen
Of all the various professions psychotherapy seems to offer the most ready access to the inner lives of men and women. Sociologists examine broad trends and patterns. Physicians work with tissue and bone. Philosophers ponder universal truths. Linguists

What Is Attitudinal Healing?
What Is Attitudinal Healing? Change Your Mind, Change Your Life
by Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., Diane V. Cirincione
What Is Attitudinal Healing? Resistance to Change When a friend or a person at one of our lectures or workshops asks us to describe the principles of Attitudinal Healing, I (Jerry) often think of the example of my own life and how certain beliefs that I

Fulfilling Your Dreams
Fulfilling  Your Dreams Organizing for the Creative Person: Right-Brain Styles for Conquering Clutter, Mastering Time and Reaching Your Goals
by Dorothy Lehmkuhl
If you don't know where you are going, it doesn't matter which road you take. Almost everyone wants to be well organized, yet that dream is continually elusive for some. Becoming organized is not something you can roll up your sleeves and "do"

Faces of Anger
Faces of Anger From Anger to Forgiveness: A Practical Guide to Breaking the Negative Power of Anger and Achieving Reconciliation
by Earnie Larsen
If this is not the golden age of the self-help movement, it's hard to imagine what would be. Anyone interested in self-improvement or enlightened self-management of difficulties that range from codependency and inner child or adult child issues to shame

Unconditional Life: Discovering the Power to Fulfill Your Dreams
Part 1by Deepak Chopra, M.D.
The Man Who Would Be Healed "How much more of this do you think I can stand?" the patient demanded. He slumped in his chair, and his face darkened. "Six months ago all I could think about was staying alive. I listened to anyone who held

If You Can Dream It You Can Do It!
If You Can Dream It You Can Do It!by Robert H. Schuller
ANYBODY can dream! ANYBODY can plan! As it says in the song, 'When you wish upon a star, makes NO DIFFERENCE WHO YOU ARE!' Success will be never ending and failure will never be final for those people who have the capacity to dream.

Embracing Life; Growing Through Love and Loss
Part 1by Dorothy Briggs
Outreach Do you remember the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull? He learned to dive beyond limitation. And then he wanted to reach out to share what he'd learned. He wanted others to experience the Way. To transcend old limitations. To move beyond the

Personhood; The Art of Being Fully Human
Part 1by Leo F. Buscaglia, Ph.D.
At birth we are given the greatest gift - life - and as our first birthday present, we are presented with a fantastic world in which to live. These gifts, though we may often depreciate and abuse them, will always be our most real and valuable

Women Really Can Be Blinded By Jealousy
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Women literally can be blinded by jealousy, says a new study, suggesting that jealousy can really distract women so much that they fail to spot things in front of their eyes, therefore exposing the union with a partner to extreme danger.

How to cope when life gets turned upside down
by Nicci Nelson
Talk to someone!!-- it always helps when you've got a friend (or a few) you can talk to about the issues your dealing with so you can have someone to bounce ideas off. even if they dont have any sound advice to offer, just getting things off your chest

How Are Cat And Dog Owners Different
by Margarita Nahapetyan
A new study conducted by Sam Gosling, a psychologist at the University of Texas in Austin, has revealed that there are the differences between owners of dogs and owners of cats.

Online Poker: The More You Win, The Bigger You Lose
by Margarita Nahapetyan
A new Cornell University study of online poker came to the conclusion that more hands players win, the less money they are likely to get, especially when it comes to novice players.

Growing Yourself Back Up
Part 1by John Lee
Regression is what happens to us when, emotionally, we leave the present moment. By contrast, staying present with yourself, your partner, your children, friends, colleagues, and boss means that, emotionally, you are completely in the here and now, and

Self-Help Books Do More Harm Than Good
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Canadian experts have found that so-called self-help books may actually do more harm than good to people who really need help. Researchers say that individuals with low esteem felt much worse after repeating positive statements about themselves.

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