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1 hr ago |

Is Faking An Orgasm Ever A Good Idea?

In the classic film "When Harry Met Sally," Meg Ryan's character famously claimed that "most women at one time or another have faked it."


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, When Harry Met Sally..., Celebrities, Meg Ryan, Human Sexuality, Science

5 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Local psychiatrist diagnoses Adolph Hitler as 'evil,' not insane

Dozens of people filled the sanctuary of River of Life Church Wednesday to listen to a discussion about Adolph Hitler's psychological well-being.


Related Topix: Science, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

9 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

Longtime educator retires from Lewis & Clark

For 41 years, Vern Jones has molded young minds at Lewis and Clark College. But when classes end this spring, so will his teaching career.


Related Topix: Lewis & Clark College, Science, Portland, OR, Education Etc., University of Idaho, Reed College

12 hrs ago | Science, Industry and Business

Taking a walk may lead to more creativity than sitting, study finds

When the task at hand requires some imagination, taking a walk may lead to more creative thinking than sitting, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.


Related Topix: Santa Clara University, Stanford University, Science

17 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Tornado psychology after April 27, 2011: Persuading people to act

A mobile home in Warrior was wrecked by storms on April 27, 2011. A mobile home is one of the worst places to be during severe weather -- experts say you'd be better off riding out the storm in a ditch.


Related Topix: Science, Weather, University of Alabama

20 hrs ago | Dalhousie News

When sex hurts: Helping couples cope with genital pain

Dr. Natalie Rosen, of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, is developing new supportive approaches for women and couples coping with genital pain.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Science

22 hrs ago |

Sierra College Insights presents final session of 2013-14

Hear "On Ugly Ducklings and Cross-Eyed Hens: Living in the gender fringe" as part of the Sierra College Insights Speaker Series at Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee on Friday, May 9, 2014.


Related Topix: Truckee, CA, Science

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Health authorities on alert as flood anniversary nears

Psychologist Kris Rose, who specializes in PTSD, said the coming months are a crucial time to watch for signs of distress.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Science

Medical Daily

Teachers' Scare Tactics Don't Work: Kids Whose Teachers...

A new study finds that scare tactics might do the opposite of what they intend; they may actually lead to lower scores on exams.


Related Topix: Science

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back?

Or maybe you curse a baby princess because you didn't get invited to her christening, as in "Sleeping Beauty" and its latest incarnation, the upcoming movie "Maleficent."


Related Topix: Science

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Stowaway jumped fence 6 hours before takeoff

A teen stowaway who survived a five-hour flight hidden in the wheel well of a jetliner is recovering at a Hawaii hospital, a state health official said.


Related Topix: Science, Santa Clara, CA


Study: Gay, Lesbian Parents Still Face Bias in Custody Disputes

Judges in child custody cases often do not consider social science research that shows gay and lesbian parents to be as fit as heterosexual ones, says a new study from Philadelphia's Drexel University.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Drexel University, Science

The Daily Nexus

CAPS Requests Greater Funds to Meet Student Demand

UCSB's Counseling and Psychological Services is seeking a funding increase of $21.39 through a new fee initiative in this week's election ballot.


The Orlando Sentinel

Rollins grads bringing bike-share program to Orlando | Video

The epiphany came to Peter Martinez during a visit a couple of years ago to Washington, where he saw people renting bikes and riding around town.


Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Rollins College, Science, Winter Park, FL, Altamonte Springs, FL

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Age

Procrastinator? Blame it on your genes

New research suggests the tax office should expand the list of acceptable explanations for procrastinators' yearly extension requests and late tax filings.


Related Topix: Science

Jerusalem Post

In my own write: Memory keepers

'The big question Holocaust survivors want to know," according to psychologist Eva Fogelman, "is will the Third Generation [their grandchildren] continue to tell of the destruction of European Jewry, or will the story die with us, the survivors?" It took two generations 40 years "for the silence to be broken, for psychological denial to erode, and ... (more)


Related Topix: Science, Israel, Middle East, Opinion

Al Bawaba

Hating Google Glass? Blame psychology

However, solving these issues won't have a significant impact until the basic product is modified to resolve the psychological barriers that have impeded its success.


Related Topix: Science, Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design)

New editions of alcoholism recovery book "Phoenix in a Bottle" are published

The ground-breaking book on recovery from alcoholism "Phoenix in a Bottle" by Lilian and Murdoch MacDonald from Ayrshire, Scotland has been re-published in new paperback and e-book editions.


Related Topix: Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, Science, Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA

Wall Street Journal

We Actually Get Nicer as We Age

Psychologists label five personality traits and explain which increase and decrease with age.


Related Topix: Science, Colby College, Waterville, ME

WFIE-TV Evansville

Can an app save the planet?

More than half of Americans say they worry about global warming . But what are they doing about it? Probably not as much as they think.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Science, Startups, Facebook, San Francisco, CA