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2011-09-21 20:48:57

Divorce is tough, for just about everyone. But some people move through a breakup without overwhelming distress, even if they're sad or worried about money, while others get stuck in the bad feelings and can't seem to climb out. What accounts for the difference? Self-compassion, says an upcoming study in Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science. Self-compassion–a combination of kindness toward oneself, recognition of common humanity, and...

2011-09-14 12:18:38

UCLA life scientists have identified for the first time a particular gene's link to optimism, self-esteem and "mastery," the belief that one has control over one's own life – three critical psychological resources for coping well with stress and depression. "I have been looking for this gene for a few years, and it is not the gene I expected," said Shelley E. Taylor, a distinguished professor of psychology at UCLA and senior author of the new research. "I knew there had to be a gene...

2011-09-02 11:00:00

Author Carol Harper will launch her new book, You Might Be Dating A Jerk If⦠this weekend in Atlanta. The book contains over 150 entries of Carolâs dating experiences that are both entertaining and thought provoking. Every woman can relate to one or more of these jerks. She hopes to empower women to have healthy self-esteem so they will recognize men that may not be good for them. (PRWEB) September 02, 2011 With Anthony Weiner, Governor Schwarzenegger and...

2011-08-10 20:27:57

People who don't feel positive about their appearance are less likely to buy an item they're trying on if they see a good-looking shopper or salesperson wearing the same thing, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. "Our work shows that consumers often focus on parallel consumption behaviors from others to inform their product decisions"”i.e., people look to others in the store environment as an information source when shopping," write authors Darren W. Dahl...

2011-08-08 17:37:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After a successful debut in 2010, The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation will host the second annual Girls Who Rule The World Mentoring Weekend (GWRTW) to help teenage girls from diverse backgrounds successfully navigate the pressures and pitfalls of teenage life. Held on October 28-30, 2011 at the Marriott Evergreen Conference Center, this three-day, two night program will include influential women from business, music and entertainment who will...

2011-07-16 00:00:03

Innovative, edutainment for kids "“ Bright Confident Kids launches a unique child confidence and self esteem boosting program, in which cartoon heros inspire and entertain children to success. Empowered to "Ëœbecome the best they can be', kids are encouraged to become confident and fearless achievers. Engagingly inspirational, Bright Confident Kids serves as a vehicle to encourage child personal development, instilling values and skills that children can put to use throughout...

2011-07-14 15:11:30

Feeling of control over one's life a strong influence Self-esteem increases during adolescence, then slows in young adulthood, but contrary to popular belief, there is no significant difference between men's and women's self-esteem during either of those life phases, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. In addition, the researchers found that in adolescence, Hispanics had lower self-esteem than blacks or non-Hispanic whites, but Hispanics' self-esteem...

2011-05-06 00:28:03

People shop for high status items when they're feeling low, and they're more likely to make those expensive purchases on credit, according to a study in the current Social Psychological and Personality Science (published by SAGE). When a person's ego is threatened"”by doing poorly on a task, by being told they're not as good as they hoped"”people sometimes repair their self-worth by purchasing luxury goods. Because actually parting with cash can be psychologically painful,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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