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Let It Go!
It can take a radical reboot to get past old hurts and injustices.
November 4, 2014 Judith Sills, Ph.D. November 2014
A Death by Design
The mysterious death of fashion designer L’Wren Scott.
November 4, 2014 Abby Ellin November 2014
Are These Rules Worth Breaking?
Many people break the rules now and then.
November 4, 2014 Jena Pincott November 2014
The Past Is Written on Your Face
The genetic mystery of one ethnic group illustrates the challenge of tracing one's origins.
November 4, 2014 Christine Kenneally November 2014
Person of Interest: A Man of Many Fathers
Abraham Lincoln commandeered the founding fathers as his own.
November 4, 2014 Richard Brookhiser November 2014
Character Assassination
Two experts consider the trade-offs of acting out of character.
November 4, 2014 Kaja Perina November 2014
Just Say It
When and how should we open up to loved ones?
September 2, 2014 Carlin Flora September 2014
How to Shoot an Elephant
The art of making abstract ideas concrete
September 2, 2014 PT Staff September 2014
All Eyes On You
Thirty years after 1984, we're all being watched, nearly all day, in ways we could never have imagined.
September 2, 2014 Jennifer Golbeck Ph.D. September 2014
Seeing The Light
Is death just a hallucination?
September 2, 2014 Pamela Weintraub September 2014
The Narcissist In All Of Us
No matter how big or small our personal egos, we're all narcissists when it comes to teams, tribes, and the human species.
September 2, 2014 Jeffrey Kluger September 2014
Books: Would Tolstoy Pass The Marshmallow Test?
The work of Walter Mischel reveals hard truths about self control—and its limits.
September 2, 2014 Kaja Perina September 2014
Hacking Fear
Fear keeps us alive in a dangerous world, but too much can make it hard to function.
September 2, 2014 Amy Nordrum September 2014
Q&A: Steven Pinker
Cognitive science allows clearer writing
September 2, 2014 Matt Huston September 2014
Give a Little, Get a Little (More)
Make helping even more of a win-win.
September 2, 2014 Annabel Lau September 2014
When Beauty Bites
Beautiful is not necessarily better
September 2, 2014 Laura Curren September 2014
Wild Laughter
We share something funny with our primate relatives.
September 2, 2014 Matt Huston September 2014
A Series of Unconscionable Events
Why do injustices snowball? Research explains.
September 2, 2014 Annabel Lau September 2014
Unconventional Wisdom: Take Two
How to get intimacy back and help a depressed spouse
September 2, 2014 Hara Estroff Marano September 2014
The Great Experiment
A Q&A with OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder
September 2, 2014 Matt Huston September 2014
The Story of Us
The origin of your relationship may have greater significance than you think.
September 2, 2014 Jessie Mooney September 2014
Eccentric's Corner/Q+A: The Toughest Man In the World
Ed Hamell turns a life of mayhem and tragedy into humorous music
September 2, 2014 Nando Pelusi, Ph. D. September 2014
Person of Interest: The Everywoman in Gracie Mansion
Chirlane McCray reflects a rapidly changing America.
September 2, 2014 Jennifer Bleyer September 2014
Nature's Bounty: (Agri)Culture Shock
Millennials take their Ivy League degrees to the farm
September 2, 2014 Andrea Crawford September 2014
Dating: The Soft Breakup
Technology can make finding new love a lot harder.
September 2, 2014 Matt Huston September 2014
Fear Facts
New findings on fear and anxiety.
September 2, 2014 Amanda Glickman,Matt Huston September 2014
Love & Lust
Who says marriage is where desire goes to die?
July 1, 2014 Virginia Rutter Ph.D July 2014
Child.ol'.a.try
Parenthood today kills sex
July 1, 2014 John Gartner, Ph.D. July 2014
Partners in Crime
Some killers love company.
July 1, 2014 Katherine Ramsland July 2014
Parents Just Don't Understand
Parents may be among the worst judges of their kids
July 1, 2014 Nick Friedman July 2014
Super Survival of the Fittest
How some people turn tragedy into success
July 1, 2014 David B. Feldman Ph.D,Lee Daniel Kravetz July 2014
Math: The Extra Sense
Math is an extension of common sense
July 1, 2014 Kaja Perina July 2014
Dissecting the Date
The subtle forces steering your first night out
July 1, 2014 Matt Huston July 2014
News: Attitude Adjustment
The "Me Me Me Generation" may be getting a little less self-centered.
July 1, 2014 Matt Huston July 2014
News: Love & Lust
When and why we withhold affection
July 1, 2014 Amy Nordrum July 2014
News: Rain? Check.
Rainy days bring productivity
July 1, 2014 Kelly Dickerson July 2014
News: Don't Tell Me to Cheer Up
"Think positive" may be the wrong advice.
July 1, 2014 Kelly Dickerson July 2014
News: Him, Her, and Hillary
Leading ladies seem to us a different kind of woman—and not in a good way.
July 1, 2014 Matt Huston July 2014
Unconventional Wisdom: A Dream of Retirement?
How to compromise in retirement
July 1, 2014 Hara Estroff Marano July 2014
Stopped in Your Tracks
One scientist takes the measure of our amazement
July 1, 2014 Kelly Dickerson July 2014
What's Your Excuse?
Shielding yourself from blame can both help and hurt you.
July 1, 2014 Amy Nordrum July 2014
Eccentric's Corner: Boyhood Wonder
Richard Linklater's boldest filmmaking experiment yet required an unprecedented twelve years of shooting.
July 1, 2014 Gary Drevitch July 2014
Mind Your Body: The Brain Aquatic
Take two waves and call me in the morning.
July 1, 2014 Zachary Slobig July 2014
Nature's Bounty: What's in a Drop?
Finding flavor in the world's most common drink
July 1, 2014 Amy Nordrum July 2014
Dating: Love the One You're Near
What do GPS-enabled mobile dating apps mean for intimacy?
July 1, 2014 Jennifer Bleyer July 2014
Two-Minute Memoir: When Love Is a Foreign Concept
A disabled orphan finds love and family far away
July 1, 2014 Carlin Flora July 2014
Reinvent Yourself
Focus on your future self, you'll be surprised at what you can achieve.
May 6, 2014 Rebecca Webber May 2014
Groucho's Girls
Today's stand-up comediennes leave no taboo untouched.
May 6, 2014 Abby Ellin May 2014
The Night Shift
Scientists debate if it is worth it to work the night shift.
May 6, 2014 Brooke Lea Foster May 2014
Hell-Oh Neighbor
Good fences don't always make good neighbors.
May 6, 2014 Amy Alkon May 2014