Is It True That "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished?"

People may withdraw or punish you after you try to help them.

To Empathize, Don't Trust Your Gut

Thinking—rather than guessing—is a better path to accurate empathy.

A Simple Way to Keep Your Kids Off Drugs

Better sleep for pre-teens is tied to less drinking and pot smoking through their 20s.

How Anxiety Hurts Your Health

Asthma, stomach problems and heart disease are all aggravated by anxiety.

What Is Psychosis, Really?

Twenty four hours without sleep can induce psychotic symptoms. So can alcohol and street-drug withdrawal.

You May Not Need Those Painkillers

The brain can be retrained not to perceive pain.

Is Female Sexuality Flexible?

Sexuality is fluid. Be gentle to yourself when you feel changes and conflicts.

Surprising Facts About Your Newborn

Your infant may have taste in art.

The Joy (and Benefits) of Renewing Old Friendships

Reuniting with friends from your past.

Chickens Can Be Therapy Animals

The chicken as pet.

Sing Your Heart Out in the Old Age Home

To help someone with dementia, load up a Mp3 player with her favorite songs and give her a set of headphones, as long as there is staff to supervise. When you visit, sing.

Being Nice to Your Boss Isn't Optional

Don't kid yourself. Social niceties with employers influence how they see your performance.

How You Really See Your Partner (And Why It Matters So Much)

Thinking your date is better-looking than you are is a good sign that you're in love. It's also probably not true and unimportant.

Why Stonewalling Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

A new study finds that men who stonewall their partner can end up with back and neck pain.

Cooling Down Couple Fights

Tell a different story next time you fight.

There's No One Addictive Personality

People with addictions aren't especially neurotic, dishonest or selfish.

Guess How Many Life Traumas Make Us Stronger—Up to Four!

Overcoming physical challenges and also weathering traumas like a divorce make us stronger. In fact, up to four big traumas will leave you more resilient than a charmed life.

Take Status Concerns Seriously

Status concerns underlie battles at work, home and in politics.

A New Way to Think About Couple Fights

We talk of "power" struggles but they may actually be more about status than power.

Multi-Taskers Focus Better if They Meditate

Encourage kids who do two things at one time to meditate.

Do Teens Need Anti-Depressants?

Therapists often don't talk about diet and sleep when they treat depressed teens. Or parental habits. They should.

Do You Want To Know Your Baby's Genome?

Gene sequencing for infants may become a routine state-mandated test in hospitals, like the heel-prick.

Designer Babies? Not So Fast

Reproductive technologies will lead to "designer babies" bit by bit and seem less strange over time.

Religious Disapproval of Porn

Using porn more than once a week seems tied to shame.

Kids That Act Up: Could It Be Mom's Drinking?

More kids suffer from an alcohol bath in the womb than we thought.

Growth After Losing a Spouse

Losing a spouse could actually help you fight illness. We get stronger.

Can You Catch Your Kids In a Lie?

Some liars are better than others. Don't be sure you know when your child is telling the truth.

The Most Embarrassing Moments When You're Big

Laughing at the embarrassing moments of obesity can help.

The Magic Trick to a Healthy Weight

Weight management begins with self-knowledge. What bad habit do you need to break?

Deciding To Leave

How you decide whether or not to stay with someone says alot about who you are.