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How To Reset Your Happiness Set Point

4/21/13 – The set-point theory of happiness suggests that our level of subjective well-being is determined primarily by heredity and by personality traits ingrained in us early in life and as a…Read More

Our Best Defense Against Tragedy

1/6/13 – Like most Americans, when I learned that twenty children and six adults had been massacred in Newtown, Connecticut, I recoiled. Like most parents, my next thought was for my own…Read More

The Reasons To Avoid Slander

11/25/12 – We all do it: not just talk about other people, but talk about them in a derogatory way. Why? According to recent research, it may be because gossip “not only…Read More

The Courage To Hear The Truth

8/14/11 – Years ago, I was having lunch with a friend who’d developed a reputation for being difficult.  He complained frequently and bitterly, often about things no one else found bothersome.  In…Read More

How To Overcome Shyness

6/19/11 – When I was a teenager, I was afflicted with terrible shyness.  Not in every context or with all people—mostly just with girls.  Not unlike millions of other adolescent males, when…Read More

What Justice Is

5/8/11 – Every time I’ve written about morality, I’ve received strong, polarized reactions, and I imagine this time will be no different.  But as we’ve all been afforded an opportunity to reexamine—and…Read More

How To Comfort Yourself

3/6/11 – The other week, a patient of mine told me he’d recently come to the realization that he has a tendency to become almost embarrassingly needy in certain situations, something he…Read More