Elizabeth Svoboda

Nothing really matters to these bitter (yet entertaining) pessimists.
What drives couples to repeatedly break up and then make up?
The ability to discern sexual orientation may be based on scent—something strongly rooted in biology.
What happens in the brain at the moment something takes place may be essential to false-memory.
Today's slot jockeys and lotto addicts are more likely than ever to be women.
Seniors keep their minds sharp by taking the stage, engaging their brains physically and emotionally without the deck of cards.
Never take love advice from a married friend. People who are in love or are in a long-term relationship are the worst at identifying how other couples feel about each other.
How to handle a problem parent. What are your obligations to a parent who's smothering or abusive?

Are you an introvert? How to break out of your shell—your way.

When the body swings, the mind is swayed. Therapy on the dance floor.

Loners are pitied in our up-with-people culture. But the introvert reaps secret joy from the solitary life.

Because you could do everything better.

Random acts of kindness really do make you feel happier and in control.

"Sexual chemistry" is more than just a way of talking about heated attraction. Subtle chemical keys actually help determine who we fall for. But here comes news that our lifestyles may unwittingly undermine our natural sex appeal.

Contrarians don't care what you think.

Five surprising principles for living, loving, and playing well with others.

Borderline personality disorder cuts a wide swath of destruction. Slowly, the condition is yielding to new understanding—provided patients get the correct diagnosis.

How to explore the world: Developing a sense of wonder can be its own reward.

Why are some people so focused on pleasing others that they sacrifice their own needs?