Love, Death and the Internet

Finding old flames online can change your memories.

Birth Order Determines. . . Almost Nothing

Everybody tends to think children have particular characteristics: firstborns are achievers, middle children are peacemakers, babies individualists. A new study shows it isn't so.

Must We Forgive?

Forgiving can bring peace, if not always equilibrium, after violent crimes as well as crimes of the heart. But I question the imperative to grant it, especially the automatic, instantaneous kind that is so often idealized.

On Refusing to Be a Victim

The powerful new film "Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq" shows us the power of will through a paralyzed ballerina. Here are the four ways she persevered.

Sibling Strife at the Holidays: A Survival Guide

It never ceases to astonish me how thoughtful, self-aware people become tongue-tied and brain-dead when confronted with sibling conflicts around the year’s-end holidays.

Love Him, Hate His Politics

Can a Liberal love a Conservative?

Diana Nyad and Swimming Torture

Endurance swimming need not be torture

When "Honesty" is the Worst Policy

Confessions can be poison.

Addicted to the Quick Fix

Life-changing psychotherapy takes time.

The "Childfree" Life

There is no life without regrets.

Hooking Up Is Hard to Do

Is misanthropy the new misogyny?

Sibling Sadists Versus Schoolyard Bullies

It’s official: a recent study shows unequivocally that the emotional and physical tortures inflicted by your siblings, your closest relatives—often under the noses of your own parents—cause as much damage as bullying by classmates.

Why Huma Stays

Feeling a man is indispensable blinds you to the fact that the only truly indispensable thing is your self-respect, and that if you left you would never, ever, regret it.