• Psychologically speaking, the more friends the better in middle age.
  • Verbalization is key when dealing with a negative emotional experience.
  • A study of mice suggests that a woman’s risk of anxiety and dysfunctional social behavior may be impacted by her father’s childhood experiences.
  • Telling lies, no matter how small, has a negative psychological and physiological impact on us.
  • Thinking about the big picture can give people the self-control they need to accomplish a goal.

Heather Rudow is a staff writer for Counseling Today. Email her at hrudow@counseling.org.