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Archives for August, 2015


“Every Woman is a Ten”

--Heidi Klum's response, after Trump was quoted as saying she's "no longer a ten."

Despite the many strides women have made in terms of equality, there's one clear area where we remain unequal: How much we're judged on our appearance. It's as true for teenage girls as it is for older women. Teenage girls feel they need to be looked at and found attractive in order to have value; as women age, they tend to feel more...
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Current events

When Did Narcissism Become Presidential?

As a mental health professional, I've been viewing the rise of Donald Trump's political career with a different lens than many. Surely, I'm not the first to diagnose Donald Trump as a narcissist. And I'm also sure that whenever he hears the label, he says, "Thank you."

That's what's been so disheartening about his unique brand of narcissism: It's a badge of honor. He is shamelessly selfish, and misogynistic, and completely lacking in empathy. Yet his fans/supporters like...
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Make Your Divorce a Good One

There's been a rash of celebrity divorce in the last couple of weeks (Gwen Stefani and Reba McIntyre announced yesterday, and Will Smith is denying divorce rumors at the moment but then, so did Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.) It got me thinking. While pain is inevitable at the dissolution of a relationship you once cherished, there are definitely better and worse ways to divorce.

So here are some thoughts on how to make your divorce as...
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