June 2013

The Paradox of the Hag

From the category Concepts In Motion

We’ve all seen the picture of the beautiful young woman that contains the old hag, or perhaps it’s the other way around.  I guess it depends on what you’re expecting to see. This perceptual sleight of hand is actually a good illustration of a very common marital dynamic called, “opposition”. Continue Reading


Graduate to Elevate

From the category Fast Facts

The current findings on high school dropout rates and their effect on quality of life and social issues cannot be ignored.  Consider that:

*Every 9 seconds there’s a dropout in America

*A 1% increase in high school graduation would save $1.4 billion in incarceration costs

*High school dropouts earn $500,000 less over their lifetime Continue Reading


Faster Acting Drugs For Depression

From the category Fast Facts

Ketamine, known by the street name Special K, is one of the new fast acting drugs being tested for the treatment of depression. Because Ketamine interacts more directly with the receptors that are responsible for normal electrical signal transfer between neurons, it is an appealing alternative to the slower acting SSRI’s, such as Prozac and Zoloft, as well as SNRI’s like Effexor and Cymbalta. Continue Reading