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Blind Obedience can be Hazardous
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 13 February 2017 - 0 Comments

In life, most employed individuals are aware of the chain of command in their organization and understand that they need to abide by their supervisors’ guidance regarding work assignments. They are also fully cognizant [...]

Fear of the Unfamiliar
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 05 February 2017 - 0 Comments

Many people consider themselves very accepting of others, unperturbed by the looks, language, customs, wardrobe or behaviors of those who act or appear to be different than they are. Yet, when they encounter “the [...]

Power Couples
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 05 February 2017 - 0 Comments

Since the era of technology, all famous couples are privileged to have greater exposure to all citizens through media, interviews and public events in which ordinary couples’ curiosity about the “secrets” of the ‘rich [...]

The etiquette of borrowing and paying back loans
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 16 January 2017 - 0 Comments

Dealing with outstanding debts is often an emotionally charged issue. Most trustworthy people pay their bills and debts on time and may even pride themselves for being financially responsible beings. They are well-regarded by [...]

How to Cope with the “Winter Blues”
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 10 January 2017 - 0 Comments

It is not uncommon for some people to state; “I don’t like winter”. The obvious reasons may be associated with shorter days, less sunshine, limited opportunities for daylight activities, longer evenings or early darkness. [...]

How to Best Manage Life’s Adversities
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 02 January 2017 - 0 Comments

Most people have at least a few challenges in life. Whether their afflictions are physical, mental, emotional, social, familial, relational, vocational or personal, they may feel angry, hurt and even victimized by their hardships. [...]

Happiness is a By-Product of Generosity
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 02 January 2017 - 0 Comments

Today is Christmas Day – a precious holiday celebrated throughout the world by millions of people. The anticipatory excitement about this wonderful day of celebration including family get-togethers, sharing meals and joy with family [...]

Prejudice and Hatred Cause Loss for All
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 19 December 2016 - 0 Comments

It is very perplexing that by now humans have not eradicated prejudice, discrimination and hatred of “others” whom they discount and belittle just for being different. We develop stereotypical images about those who are [...]