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The Rewards of Altruism

We human beings have the rare tendency, as compared to other creatures, to be altruistic, to give to those to whom we are not related. It is thought that a secure and happy childhood, with healthy att…
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Talk About Image

There is no single factor that causes eating disorders among young people and there is no one solution. But we adults can address some of the elements that contribute to the problem. Many young people…
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Take Note of This

Music enhances our moods and our physical health. Listening to the music of your choice, be it country-western, jazz, or classical, as you study, work, rest, or exercise can settle your temperament an…
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Practice Makes Perfect

It can be so difficult to stick to healthy resolutions, can’t it? We humans are complex and fallible creatures. We eat foods that aren’t good for us; we don’t stick to our exercise programs; and…
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Carl and Linda

Carl and Linda (a fictitious couple) were not as happy in their marriage as they had hoped. Married for nine years now, it seemed they could not agree on anything.  Carl thought their fights were ove…
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An Emotion by Any Other Name…

When we speak of emotions, we tend to assume that all people have a standard set of emotions – anger, fear, sadness, disgust, curiousity, happiness. Some psychologists wonder if how we distinguish o…
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