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The Half-Your-Age-Plus-Seven Rule: Does It Really Work? What is the acceptable minimum age for your own (and others’) dating partners?

The Half-Your-Age-Plus-Seven Rule: Does It Really Work?

When this question comes up in conversation, someone inevitably recites the “half your age plus seven” rule (detailed here). Interview: Allie Brosh, Author Of 'Hyperbole And A Half' Courtesy Touchstone Books.

Interview: Allie Brosh, Author Of 'Hyperbole And A Half'

Covert incest. The term covert incest (also known as emotional incest or psychic incest) is used by some mental health professionals to describe a relationship between parents and children that is sexualized and expects a child to fulfill adult emotional roles, though without actual incest.

Covert incest

Proponents of the concept describe the relationships as harmful and one-sided, and similar to a relationship between adult sexual partners, but without the type of physical contact that would be considered child sexual abuse. Its effects are described as similar to, though less severe than, that of actual incest. The concept has been criticized as an overly broad set of criteria that excessively expands the definition of child sexual abuse.

Description[edit] Criticisms[edit] Critics of covert incest have claimed that the concept dramatically loosens the definition of incest, making child abuse seem more prevalent than it actually is.[11][15][16] See also[edit] References[edit] ^ Jump up to: a b c Jacobson M (2001). Why You Never Truly Leave High School. Throughout high school, my friend Kenji had never once spoken to the Glassmans.

Why You Never Truly Leave High School

They were a popular, football-­playing, preposterously handsome set of identical twins (every high school must have its Winklevii). Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World. In the Summer of 1995, a young graduate student in anthropology at UCLA named Joe Henrich traveled to Peru to carry out some fieldwork among the Machiguenga, an indigenous people who live north of Machu Picchu in the Amazon basin.

Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World

Mature – Freedom – Person? — Osho Online Library. A mature person has the integrity to be alone.

Mature – Freedom – Person? — Osho Online Library

22 Things Happy People Do Differently. This article is from Chiara Fucarino.

22 Things Happy People Do Differently

Enjoy! What our sleeping habits say about our love lives. 80% of Britons are too tired to kiss their partner goodnight at bedtime90% do not say 'I love you' before drifting to sleep46% turn their back on their partners as soon as they get in to bedBut it is sleeping positions that really reveal what is going on in relationships By Toni Jones Published: 11:17 GMT, 12 October 2012 | Updated: 14:38 GMT, 12 October 2012.

What our sleeping habits say about our love lives

Throw Away Your Vision Board. Vision or Dream boards have achieved notoriety in the past few years with the release of the book, An endorsement from Oprah also didn’t hurt.

Throw Away Your Vision Board

Vision boards are based on the Law of Attraction. The idea that your mode of thinking directly affects what the universe gives you. If you put positive mental energy into the universe, you’ll be the recipient of positive outcomes. Personality types. TypeLogic Home Page. The Personality Page. Ganzfeld hallucinations. The cognitive science journal Cortex has just released a special issue on the neuropsychology of paranormal experiences and belief, and contains a fantastic article on hallucinations induced by the Ganzfeld procedure.

Ganzfeld hallucinations

The Ganzfeld procedure exposes the participant to ‘unstructured’ sensations usually by placing half ping-pong balls over the eyes so they can only see diffuse white light and by playing white noise through headphones. Sandra Bem. Sandra Ruth Lipsitz Bem is an American psychologist known for her works in androgyny and gender studies. Bem Sex-Role Inventory. The Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI) is a measure of masculinity-femininity and gender roles. It assesses how people identify themselves psychologically. Bem's goal of the BSRI was to examine psychological androgyny and provide empirical evidence to show the advantage of a shared masculine and feminine personality versus a sex-typed categorization.[1] The test is formatted with 60 different personality traits which participants rate themselves based on a 7 point Likert scale.

Traits are evenly dispersed, 20 masculine, 20 feminine, and 20 filler traits thought to be gender neutral.[2] All traits in the BSRI are positively valued personality aspects.[3] Numerous past studies have found that gender categorizations are correlated with many stereotypical gendered behaviors.[2] History[edit] The BSRI Test with JavaScript scoring. Daryl Bem. Early life and education[edit] Bem received a B.A. in physics from Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 1960 and began graduate work in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The civil rights movement had just begun, and he became so intrigued with the changing attitudes toward desegregation in the American South that he decided to switch fields and pursue a career as a social psychologist specializing in attitudes and public opinion. He obtained his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan in 1964.[2] Career[edit] Bem taught at Carnegie-Mellon University, Stanford, Harvard, and Cornell University.

He testified before a subcommittee of the United States Senate on the psychological effects of police interrogation[4] and served as an expert witness in court cases involving sex discrimination.[2] Is Everyone on the Autism Spectrum? Serial Cheaters - Narcissists. @brokenopen, I completely empathise with you. I have been involved with a serial cheater, who is very narcissistic..I have only just gotten to realise this, and see through the wool he pulled over my eyes..He told me he was single, and that he shared a flat with a little 'flatmate' whom he has known for 20 years, and who helped him when his marriage (one of 2) ended.