Top 25 List: August 2011

8. When Relationships Click

By Kelly Campbell Ph.D.
Can science explain instant chemistry?

1. You Become What You Pretend To Be

By Michael Michalko
Attitude influences behavior and behavior influences your attitude.

3. When Being Beautiful Backfires

By Sam Sommers
Does it always pay to be pretty?

4. What Separation of Church and State?

By David Niose
Why concerns about the religious right are not overblown.

12. Plastic Is Fantastic . . . for Your Brain

By Teresa Aubele Ph.D.
Neuroplasticity paves the way for you to be happier

5. Why Millions Die and We Don’t Care

By David Ropeik
The way we perceive risk makes mass death more likely

2. How McDonald’s Reads Your Mind

By Joshua Gowin Ph.D.
7 things the fast-food industry knows about your brain.

6. 5 Ways To Turn Happiness Into an Advantage

By Shawn Achor
Reversing the formula for happiness and success.

9. The Mysteries of ADD and High IQ

By Thomas E. Brown Ph.D.
The five truths about attention deficit disorder

10. Overcoming the Fear of I Love You

By David Van Nuys Ph.D.
Why three little words don't have to mean eternity.

11. No, You Can't Think Your Way Out of the Blues

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D.
Your head and heart will follow your feet!

7. Ways To Kill Creativity

By Michael Michalko
Habits that destroy personal creativity.

13. Another Reason Races Don’t Exist

By Jefferson M Fish Ph.D.
What powers of two and human population growth tell us about race.

21. Stop Acting Like a Fool in Love

By Heidi Grant Halvorson Ph.D.
When it comes to love, you can control unattractive impulses

14. Education Reform? Oh, the Possibilities

By Peter Gray Ph.D.
Educational reform must occur outside of the compulsory school system.

16. Turning Defeat Into Triumph

By Michael Michalko
When you can't change your circumstances...

17. How to Deal with Button-Pushers

By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D.
Use these quotes to diffuse button-pushing effects.

25. Perform at Your Best

By Paula Davis-Laack J.D., M.A.P.P.
Eight ways for you to find your strength

18. New Insights on the Creative Brain

By Dan Goleman Ph.D.
Right brain good, left brain bad?

15. Introverted for Life?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
How introversion changes over time

19. You Are Unique, Not Special

By Patrick B. McGrath Ph.D.
I cannot handle it because I am special.

22. Introversion and Extroversion Part Ways

By Sophia Dembling
Rearranging the introversion-extroversion schema

23. Cute Baby Spells Cute Lady?

By Jena Pincott
Why an attractive infant won't always be an attractive adult.

24. Worried About Money? Give Some Away

By Linda Wasmer Andrews
Give away a dollar, get peace of mind.

20. Do You Want Your Partner to Stroke Your Ego Or…

By David Schnarch Ph.D.
Expecting constant validation kills sexual desire