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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
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
Your Future Self Is...In The Money
Turn your ideas about saving upside down.
May 6, 2014 Kelly Dickerson May 2014
Bully Pulpit
What you probably don't know about bullying.
May 6, 2014 Hara Estroff Marano May 2014
Closing the Gender Gap
What's holding girls back in math and science?
May 6, 2014 Samantha Rosenblum,Amy Nordrum May 2014
Better Loving...Through Romcoms
The highs and lows of long-term relationships.
May 6, 2014 Amy Nordrum May 2014
Pleasant Fictions
Why we need to self-deceive
May 6, 2014 Matt Huston May 2014
Total Regret
If you're going to own up to wrongdoing, go all the way.
May 6, 2014 Kelly Dickerson May 2014
Build a Better PSA
The science of persuasion can help us make healthier choices.
May 6, 2014 Deepa Lakshmin May 2014
Your Future Self Is...
Looking forward
May 6, 2014 Matt Huston,Deepa Lakshmin May 2014
Ask Hara: Stuck in Life's Traffic Jam
Advice on surviving a partner's disappointment
May 6, 2014 Hara Estroff Marano May 2014
Values: Now It's Personal
Arguments are harder to resolve when values are on the line.
May 6, 2014 Matt Huston May 2014
National Pass Time
Why don't Americans love soccer like the rest of the globe?
May 6, 2014 Samantha Rosenblum May 2014
Eccentric's Corner/Q+A: The Collector of Everything
British scientist Mark Miodownik speaks for the stuff we all take for granted.
May 6, 2014 Matt Huston May 2014
People Of Interest: When Start-Ups Sell Out
Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have built companies with astonishing value. But when they sell out, they often pay a high psychic price.
May 6, 2014 Jon Friedman May 2014
Parenting: Pop Psychology
Fathers matter
May 6, 2014 Gary Drevitch May 2014
Sex: Egos, Undressed
It's wise to keep perfectionism out of the bedroom.
May 6, 2014 Matt Huston May 2014
Two-Minute Memoir: Hiding in Plain Sight
As soon as i started going blind, I resolved to keep it to myself.
May 6, 2014 Nicole C. Kear May 2014
POV: A Perfect Devil
Successful psychopaths have our ear
May 6, 2014 Kaja Perina May 2014
Dreams of Glory
Daydreaming: How the best ideas emerge from the ether.
March 11, 2014 Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D. March 2014
The Beat (Up) Generation
Millennials create lots of annoyance on the job, but they're pioneers in a new world.
March 11, 2014 Abby Ellin March 2014
Know Thyself
Know yourself, know others
March 11, 2014 John D. Mayer Ph.D. March 2014