Ode to an Eclipse

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I set an alarm and stepped out of my research lab. It felt that important. On this blistering hot day, in the middle of my university campus in East Los Angeles, armed with a pinhole poked through an index card I stood at 245 PM and took it in. A partial solar eclipse. The sun […]

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Facebook Users – Grow The Hell Up

Category: Media and Mental Health

Lots of bodice ripping and whining today as FB users felt betrayed that Facebook (the company) and some researchers manipulated Facebook feeds by putting in “fake” messages to examine a phenomenon called ‘emotional contagion’. The news shows, blogs, and internet flotsam and jetsam suggest that people feel somehow violated that their beloved ‘private’ space was […]

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Hillary and the Rumpelstiltskin Effect

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I would like to think that most people know the tale of Rumpelstiltskin – the little elf who was able to spin straw into gold – and used that skill to gain further riches. On her book tour/exploratory campaign Mrs. Clinton appears to be channeling her “inner Rumplestiltskin.” I had the displeasure today of reading […]

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One and a half tickets……

Category: Relationships and Sex, Uncategorized

    The envelope antagonized me.   Stared back at me from a bulletin board as a reminder of what was lost, and what still had to be found.   Such is the geography of a broken heart.   As a psychologist, a consistent theme that comes into my office or from friends and family […]

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The Myth of the Fad Diet

Category: Health and Wellness, Weight Loss, Diet, and Exercise

10 Fad Diets that don’t Really Work In today’s impatient world, people try to find ways to achieve instant gratification—whether it’s work, play, communication, health, or beauty. As a result, so many diets promising much weight loss in a short amount of time are making the rounds. Some diets are genuinely good for you and […]

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GUEST BLOG! The Myth of the “Good Diet”

Category: Health and Wellness, Weight Loss, Diet, and Exercise

‘The only good diet is a dead diet!’ – Experts Weigh in on Dieting GUEST BLOG – Rens van der Windt In the last ten years more than half of the world’s female population has been on a diet and around one third of men have tried to shed the pounds by dieting. People will […]

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Sexting and Second Helpings

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Bet you didn’t know that your super sized burger and electronically cheating on your spouse are likely connected. There is actually a logical connection between Anthony Weiner’s antics and that oversized slab of cheesecake. The obesity epidemic is a controversial issue in the US, but the one thing we cannot deny is that portion sizes […]

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Stand By Your Man

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It’s hard to watch uber-educated, power holding, game changing women living out a Tammy Wynette song. But here we are again. Fact is, Hilary Clinton is NOT a cautionary tale. Clinton stuck by her husband, who has likely been philandering since day one, and spun the political capital into gold – as secretary of state […]

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Wireless Witch Hunts

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In just a 5-minute span of glancing at the newspaper today I read two very different accounts about the dark side of our unfettered ability to put information out there whenever we see fit. The internet sometimes feels like a latter day Salem. The first was about Reddit offering up an apology for its role […]

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Feminist Leanings………

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Marissa Meyer, Sheryl Sandberg – we don’t play in the same sandbox by any stretch – but their wealth and visibility give them a chance to make noise about an issue that the rest of us continue to struggle with daily. Women getting ahead. Women having it all. Women leading. So why don’t we “lean […]

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