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Author: Dr. Jim Taylor

You’re Not That Important!: Letting Go of Self-Consciousness

Is it just me or are people more self-conscious than ever before? Thanks in no small part to the Internet, it does seem like everyone, at least celebrities such actors, pop singers, and professional
Categories: Psychology

Feed Your Children a Balanced “Diet” of Technology

The operative word in raising healthy children in this often-times unhealthy digital world they are growing up in is balance. A nutritional analogy works well here. A balanced nutritional diet
Categories: Parenting

The Bad, the Ugly, and the Good of Children’s Use of Social Media

Whether we like it or not, the Internet, social media, and all of the related technology are here to stay. As evidenced every day in so many ways, this new technological landscape brings many
Categories: Parenting


The conventional wisdom in classical economics is that we humans are “rational actors” who, by our nature, make decisions and behave in ways that maximize advantage and utility and minimize risk and
Categories: Business

What Do Young People Say About Their Relationship with Technology?

To give you a sense of the scope of the effect of technology on the psychological and emotional health of young people, I want to describe the results of an international study involving more than
Categories: Technology

How Do We Humans Ever Make Good Decisions?

It’s a wonder that good decisions are ever made by the species known as Homo Sapiens. The reality is that the cards are stacked against us whenever we are faced with choices, especially when the
Categories: Psychology

What Me Worry?: Why Worrying Does More Harm Than Good

Worry is a natural part of the human condition. It has historically played a vital role in our survival and it helps us cope with many of the challenges we face today. At the same time, worry that is
Categories: Personal Growth

Is Big Media Slowly Killing Our Children?

Your children’s physical health is the foundation for everything they become and do. As corporeal beings, they, like the rest of humanity, are at the mercy of the fitness of their bodies to handle the
Categories: Parenting

Has America Become Too Competitive?

Let’s be honest. America may be the most competitive country in the world (though China may have now surpassed us). Competitiveness lies at the heart of what has driven our country to become the best
Categories: Popular Culture

Teach Your Wired Children about Healthy Relationships

Technology, such as the Internet, smartphones, and social media, can have great benefits in helping your children form and maintain relationships. At the same time, if not used with limits and
Categories: Parenting