Psychology

Neil Mullarkey is a comedian, actor, and author of In the Moment: Build your confidence, creativity, and communication at work.

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This week, Brad Stulberg writer and author of “The Practice of Groundedness: A Transformative Path to Success that Feeds – Not Crushes – Your Soul” on behavioral action and why the…

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UC Berkeley professor Jennifer Chatman and clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula explain what narcissism is and looks like and the perceived propensity for it within leadership and…

Are you in a relationship with a narcissist?

UC Berkeley professor Jennifer Chatman and clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula explain what narcissism is and looks like and the perceived propensity for it within leadership and…

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This week, clinical psychologist and Buddhist teacher Tara Brach on activism and how easy it is to unintentionally absorb the hate and anger leveled at others.

Midweek Reset: Peaceful protest

This week, clinical psychologist and Buddhist teacher Tara Brach on activism and how easy it is to unintentionally absorb the hate and anger leveled at others.

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Paul Bloom, psychologist and author of “Psyche: The Story of the Human Mind” and “The Sweet Spot,” reflects on the relevance and controversy surrounding Sigmund Freud.

Freud: What he said, why he matters

Paul Bloom, psychologist and author of “Psyche: The Story of the Human Mind” and “The Sweet Spot,” reflects on the relevance and controversy surrounding Sigmund Freud.

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How to deal with trust issues? Am I terrible for thinking my partner isn’t hot anymore? How do I tell someone I hooked up with that I just want to be friends?

Dealing with trust issues? Lay it all out on the table

How to deal with trust issues? Am I terrible for thinking my partner isn’t hot anymore? How do I tell someone I hooked up with that I just want to be friends?

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Kenneth Miller, writer and author of Mapping the Darkness; The Visionary Scientists Who Unlocked The Mysteries of Sleep, looks at the history and mysteries surrounding sleep and why it…

Mapping the darkness; the science behind sleep

Kenneth Miller, writer and author of Mapping the Darkness; The Visionary Scientists Who Unlocked The Mysteries of Sleep, looks at the history and mysteries surrounding sleep and why it…

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This week, corporate speaker, former professional poker player and author of “Quit: The Power Of Knowing When To Walk Away, ” Annie Duke says knowing when to quit can be helpful when…

Midweek Reset: When to Quit

This week, corporate speaker, former professional poker player and author of “Quit: The Power Of Knowing When To Walk Away, ” Annie Duke says knowing when to quit can be helpful when…

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How to enjoy intimacy again after a miscarriage? How to handle mismatched libidos in long term relationships? And getting turned off by messy sex.

How to handle mismatched libidos

How to enjoy intimacy again after a miscarriage? How to handle mismatched libidos in long term relationships? And getting turned off by messy sex.

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Here’s a hint: keep the conversation alive.

What do you do when you want to change a mind?

Here’s a hint: keep the conversation alive.

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Leslie Jamison, writer and author of  “Splinters: Another Kind of Love Story,” reflects on the end of her marriage months after the birth of her daughter.

Splintering: When a divorce and first child arrive together

Leslie Jamison, writer and author of “Splinters: Another Kind of Love Story,” reflects on the end of her marriage months after the birth of her daughter.

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A committee wants to invest in the happiness of Californias with data-proven ideas. But a multi-billion dollar state budget deficit looms over their efforts.

Prioritizing happiness in state laws is focus of new committee

A committee wants to invest in the happiness of Californias with data-proven ideas. But a multi-billion dollar state budget deficit looms over their efforts.

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This week, Yale professor of psychology Paul Bloom offers another perspective on retirement.

Midweek Reset: The Retirement Myth

This week, Yale professor of psychology Paul Bloom offers another perspective on retirement.

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How can I nurture my bisexuality in a straight passing relationship? How do I reconcile my sexual fantasies with my beliefs? Plus learning new bedroom skills.

Are My Sexual Fantasies Misogynistic?

How can I nurture my bisexuality in a straight passing relationship? How do I reconcile my sexual fantasies with my beliefs? Plus learning new bedroom skills.

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Casper ter Kuile, author and co-founder of Nearness, discusses the meaning and value of building community, coming together, and practical tips for forging meaningful connections.

How to build community in an age of isolation

Casper ter Kuile, author and co-founder of Nearness, discusses the meaning and value of building community, coming together, and practical tips for forging meaningful connections.

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MIT cognitive scientist and author Tali Sharot delves into the science behind habituation and how breaking up habits and routines can help reset our brains.

‘Re-sparkling’: The science behind embracing variety and rejecting habituation

MIT cognitive scientist and author Tali Sharot delves into the science behind habituation and how breaking up habits and routines can help reset our brains.

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Poet and essayist Ross Gay shares stories of joy and theorizes that the experience of joy might possibly be the best tool for uniting and depolarizing us as a people.

Inciting joy: Poet Ross Gay on gardening, grief, and basketball

Poet and essayist Ross Gay shares stories of joy and theorizes that the experience of joy might possibly be the best tool for uniting and depolarizing us as a people.

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Where to watch feminist porn? Do women actually like roleplay? Holly Randall, host of the Holly Randall Unfiltered podcast, talks porn literacy and shares her hot takes on porn tropes.

Need alternatives to Pornhub? Holly Randall wants to show you the way

Where to watch feminist porn? Do women actually like roleplay? Holly Randall, host of the Holly Randall Unfiltered podcast, talks porn literacy and shares her hot takes on porn tropes.

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Los Angeles Times columnist Todd Martens and author Matthew Fray open up about their painful journeys through heartbreak and divorce and offer insights into personal growth and what it…

Heartbreak and divorce: reflections on endings, healing, and self-discovery

Los Angeles Times columnist Todd Martens and author Matthew Fray open up about their painful journeys through heartbreak and divorce and offer insights into personal growth and what it…

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Data scientist and psychologist Gloria Mark shares the latest research on our diminishing attention spans and explains why our increasingly distracted lives can impact our health and…

Addicted to distraction: How our world is robbing our ability to pay attention

Data scientist and psychologist Gloria Mark shares the latest research on our diminishing attention spans and explains why our increasingly distracted lives can impact our health and…

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