We Need More Housing for People with Mental Illness

We Need More Housing for People with Mental Illness

This process requires an experienced mental health attorney to not only successfully petition the court, but also guide loved ones through any necessary follow up, such as discharge planning, supportive services and other legal proceedings, and crucially, housing placement, otherwise he or she just ends up back home again… until the next time symptoms surface.

Does Chuck E. Cheese's serve leftover pizza? Restaurant responds

Does Chuck E. Cheese's serve leftover pizza? Restaurant responds

In the video, which covers a few subjects, Dawson claims that he first noticed the mismatched slices as a kid and that one time, his family even received a pizza that had a lone vegetarian slice wedged into their order of a half-cheese, half-pepperoni pizza.

When a Vegetative-State Patient Returns to Tell the Tale

When a Vegetative-State Patient Returns to Tell the Tale

With a brain injury like John’s, the chances of recovering after three months are very low and patients are usually reclassified as "permanently vegetative." We tested John using every tool we had at our disposal, looking for some sign of inner life, but we found nothing.

Turn a Fight With Your Partner Into a Positive Experience

Turn a Fight With Your Partner Into a Positive Experience

But I read that fighting is fine as long as you "make up" afterward and the kids see that." Source: iStock/Used with Permission It sounds like you're referring to the research by Mark Cummings, reported in Po Bronson's book Nurture Shock . So yes, even non-yelling disagreements where parents are in conflict are hard on kids.

What We Know About Near Death Experiences

What We Know About Near Death Experiences

If those who have had a pleasant NDE find it hard to share their experience, then people are even less likely to report a distressing one for fear of what they think it says about them or that others might judge them negatively.

Aging Anxiety and Facebook's 10-Year Challenge

Aging Anxiety and Facebook's 10-Year Challenge

The challenge also prompts people to prevaricate about how much their friends have aged.

Political Tribalism and the Shutdown

Political Tribalism and the Shutdown

In a reverse of the cheers-turned-to-groans from the summer graduation, Republicans who were averse to a border wall are now proverbially cheering for it because of Trump’s ultimatum to fund it ( Singer, 2017 ; Washington Post , 2019 ).

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Social Minds Evolved for Small Communities The evolutionary perspective on behavior (see my brief textbook, Evolutionary Psychology 101 ), underscores the fact that our minds evolved not for modern conditions but, rather, our minds evolved to match the kinds of small-scale, nomadic conditions that existed in the African Savanna for the eons that surrounded human evolution prior to the advent of agriculture.

"Baby Shark" debuts on Billboard Hot 100 at 32

"Baby Shark" debuts on Billboard Hot 100 at 32

The song is among YouTube's most-viewed videos ever with more than 2.1 billion views. In a short while, "Baby Shark" has grown from a children's song to a pop-culture fixture. The entire stock was sold out in just two days.

Are Men’s and Women’s Sexual Minds Really That Different?

Are Men’s and Women’s Sexual Minds Really That Different?

But as Dr Joel and colleagues report in their 2015 article, “Sex beyond the genitalia: The human brain mosaic," few men or women have absolutely male or female brains.

Educational Trends to Watch in 2019

Educational Trends to Watch in 2019

In an earlier post, I explained the latest research, which shows there is no incremental academic benefit to homework in K-5 (elementary school), but that reading 20 minutes nightly is attributed to reading gains for the young elementary student.

2019 Educational Trends to Watch

2019 Educational Trends to Watch

In an earlier post (click here), I explained the latest research, which shows there is no incremental academic benefit to homework in K-5 (elementary school), but that reading 20 minutes nightly is attributed to reading gains for the young elementary student.

The Problem With New Year's Resolutions: What to Do Instead

The Problem With New Year's Resolutions: What to Do Instead

Intrinsic goals—ones that reflect our inner selves and our truest aspirations—tend to be those we actually set our minds to achieving; studies show that people display more resilience when they’re thwarted in their progress when a goal is intrinsic, in contrast to one which is extrinsic.

What to Tell Our Kids about the State of the World

What to Tell Our Kids about the State of the World

In the process, I’ve listened to many anxious concerns and fielded many questions, especially from the smarter kids—concerns about the state of the world in which they’re growing up. Ask open-ended questions about what they think about the state of the world.

Meet Yellies! The hot holiday toy that is likely a parent's worst nightmare

Meet Yellies! The hot holiday toy that is likely a parent's worst nightmare

Yellies!, which are recommended for ages 5 and up, are cute, fuzzy pet spiders that respond to your voice. It sounds like a cute, cool toy, except there is a catch: The louder kids yell, the faster their spider will move.

Emotional Health During the Holidays: 3 Steps for Success

Emotional Health During the Holidays: 3 Steps for Success

One theme of my book, The Emotionally Healthy Child, is that for positive emotional health three simple, but not necessarily easy steps are important.

Five Lessons for a Better Life

Five Lessons for a Better Life

It turns out, however, that these tasks apply equally well at any stage of life, and can potentially help all of us to live more meaningful, loving, and vibrant existences.

Substitute teacher spoils Christmas for First Graders

Substitute teacher spoils Christmas for First Graders

The fill-in teacher at Cedar Hill School in Montville, U.S. revealed to her Year 1 class that Santa isn't real, according to NJ.com. “During the course of the day, a substitute teacher apparently announced to the class that Santa was not real,” the school's principal Michael J.

A Definitive* Ranking Of Who Is And Isn't Daddy

A Definitive* Ranking Of Who Is And Isn't Daddy

So a celebrity like DJ Khaled, then, who said he doesn’t ever perform oral sex on his long term girlfriend - though the reverse, of course, is not true - is not Daddy.

Is Meghan Markle having twins? Here’s why speculation is heating up

Is Meghan Markle having twins? Here’s why speculation is heating up

It all started when an Irish betting company, Paddy Power, announced they would no longer take bets on the odds of the former Meghan Markle and Prince Harry having two children next spring.

17 golf gift ideas 2018

17 golf gift ideas 2018

5. Bushnell Tour V4 Shift Golf Laser Rangefinder, $385 (originally $450), Amazon 7. Gopher Golf Club Cover, $15 (originally $18), Amazon Gopher Golf Club Cover $15 Amazon If you're shopping for someone who basically never wants to leave the course, a gift card to TopGolf is the way to go.

Are You a Pushover Parent? Don’t Have Rules or Enforce Them?

Are You a Pushover Parent? Don’t Have Rules or Enforce Them?

Child development experts believe that to thrive, children need firm structure. Firm structure not only makes life more secure and predictable for the child; in the long run it also makes life easier for the parents, as many would-be, could-be misadventures and crises are avoided.

Prince Louis is the spitting image of former Kate Middleton in sweet photo

Prince Louis is the spitting image of former Kate Middleton in sweet photo

The latest snap is no exception, but this time the picture also shows that Louis bears a striking resemblance to his mother, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. Prince Louis looks just like a mini version of his mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Musings: How Much Time Do I Have Left?

Musings: How Much Time Do I Have Left?

And when I think about time running out, I certainly do have a nagging feeling that I should spend more time with the people I really care about, deal with my social media habit, get focused, knuckle down, finally decide what I want to do with what remains of my life and then do it with ruthless efficiency before it is too late.

What the Grinch Can Tell Us About Evolutionary Psychology

What the Grinch Can Tell Us About Evolutionary Psychology

So religion’s ultimate function, then, can be conceptualized as getting people to work toward the interests of the broader group (via social-control or horizontal mechanisms)—partly by getting them to believe that some all-powerful deity is keeping an eye on their actions (i.e., the vertical dimension of religion).

Yes, You are that Embarrassing!

Yes, You are that Embarrassing!

This means that some tweens may feel more easily embarrassed about their parents. Quite often your tween's  reactions towards you are actually reflections of how they are feeling about themselves.

My Life as a Fictional Character

My Life as a Fictional Character

In our own case, it is tempting to imagine that when we ask ourselves what we think or feel, we are not formulating our thoughts in the moment---that we are instead reporting pre-formed thoughts from an inner mental ‘library.’ We imagine that we are, as it were, looking “within ourselves” to uncover our innermost beliefs, desires, motives and attitudes.

The Case for One Child, One Parent Mini Vacations

One of the biggest benefits of taking a mini vacation with your kids on an individual basis (taking turns, of course, so no one is left out) is your child's perception that you want to spend more quality time with them.

Sons in Search of Fathers, Fathers in Search of Sons

Sons in Search of Fathers, Fathers in Search of Sons

The father tells his son that if he discovers the enlightenment he seeks, then he should come back and teach it to his father. There is a temptation to think that a father can know his son better than the son can know the father.

Be A Part of Baby Loss Remembrance Day and The Wave of Light

Be A Part of Baby Loss Remembrance Day and The Wave of Light

And October 15 is the International Remembrance Day, observed with a "wave of light" that goes around the world as bereaved families, in memory of their babies who’ve died, light candles from 7 pm to 8 pm in their respective time zones.