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The Scientific Evidence that Optimism Leads to Better Health

The underlying factors that govern our health and longevity are not merely cheerfulness vs. moroseness, they are positive vs. negative attitudes, compassion vs. hostility, love vs. hate.
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Can Deep Brain Stimulation Make You More Honest?

Advances in Deep Brain Stimulation allow for precise manipulation of areas of the brain that control functions in need of a reboot, even those that determine whether we are honest of not.
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Conservative vs. Liberal Views of Social Change: Who’s Right?

Is it possible to marry the liberal view of social change for the good of the people with the conservative belief that "social engineering" is doomed to fail in order to bring new benefits to society as a whole?

Help to Motivate Healthy Habits

Rick Botelho's guidebook, Motivate Healthy Habits: Stepping Stones To Lasting Change, and a companion workbook, My Healthy Habits Journal, help individuals find the motivation to change.

A New Year’s Resolution for Physicians: Empathize with the Obese

A physician who has struggled with a life-long addiction to over-eating and obesity, asks other docs to join him in a resolution for the New Year: Empathize with the obese.
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How One Student Struggles to Become a Good Doctor

Margaret (Maggi) Cary and Jack Penner reconstruct how they have worked together to help Penner become the good doctor he wants to be.

Does Your Dog Have Personality? You Betcha!

What do we know about dog personality? And, how is it different from our own? Dov Michaeli MD, Ph.D explains.

What I Am Is What I Am (and, I am Happy)

Because Julie Hemker was born with sacral agenesis and has endured extreme pain and many major operations, her doctors assume she must be depressed.

How Dogs Can Teach Us To Be Better Humans

Here are seven dog characteristics that we should try to apply to our own lives and interactions with others.
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Four Powerful Ways Dads Help Their Kids Find Recovery

For this Father's Day, let's thank our fathers for all that they do, especially those whose children struggle with addiction.

5 Ways to Rid Yourself of Junk Emotions

Just like food products have labels that describe their nutritional content, there should be “psychological nutritional labels” for reactions, relationships, and situations.
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Students Look to Shift Focus “Beyond Body”

A new media campaign created by students at Ithaca College (IC) is looking to shift our focus away from physical attributes and toward conversations that go beyond the body.