Life on the Edge

Life on the Edge

The upside of risky behavior.

Are You a High Sensation-Seeker?

By Gad Saad Ph.D.
Check your hand grip.

What's Your Risk Profile?

By Tina Seelig
Why challenging yourself matters.

Let Kids Take Risks

By Michael Ungar Ph.D.
Our kids need the advantages that risk-taking brings.

The Novelty Habit

By Meg Selig
Couples that play together stay together.

Risky business? Why women earn less than men

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
What keeps women from getting what they want in the workplace

Could You Be a Good Spy?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Tense literary spy novel is based on real events.

The Six Best Ways to Decrease Your Anxiety

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Research-based coping strategies that can help you get through it.

Speed Grief: How to Milk Crises for Wisdom, Then Let Go

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
Life Lessons from Life's Lessenings

Is It Bad to be “Set in Your Ways”?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
What's wrong with being "set in your ways"?

Polyamory: Married and Dating

By Deborah Anapol Ph.D.
Polyamory is the subject of Showtime's new reality TV show.

"No Medical Student Would Have Done This": Responses to The Colorado Killings

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
Does it "make sense" a Ph.D. student is allegedly involved in the killings?

Just Do It!

By Jennifer Kunst Ph.D.
The freedom to act as a goal of psychoanalysis

Why People Get Better

By Stanton Peele
Novelty-seeking used to make people alcoholic, now it makes them creative.

Extreme Adventure Travel in Plan B Nation

By Amy Gutman
Tackling your inner Mount Everest

What Happened at the World Domination Summit

By Chris Guillebeau
1,000 awesome people came to Portland last weekend -- here's what happened.

Take My Money, Please!

By Eliezer Sobel
The psychology of not-a-trust fund baby

How One Baby Step Changed Everything

By Christine Louise Hohlbaum
Sometimes all it takes to change your worldview is one minor alteration.

Why women are more religious than men

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
It's all about risk management

The Elephant In The Bipolar Room

By Tom Wootton
The "dis-abled" argument is central to bipolar disorder.

Give Your Brain a Sprint - Think Like a Kid

By Julie K Hersh
What comes first: Age or brain atrophy from inaction?

Is Gambling a Good Way to Experience Flow?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Slot machine gambling is akin to prayer, claims psychoanalyst.

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

Great Guidebooks for Challenging Times

By Amy Gutman
Five good books for when bad things happen

The $100 Investment

By Chris Guillebeau
How to give away $100,000 in cash.

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Helpful Reminders During Challenging Times

Deadly Mind Traps

By Jeff Wise

Simple cognitive errors can have disastrous consequences.

There Are No Accidents

By Christopher Peterson Ph.D.
Go for it, but look both ways first.

Dare To Dream

By Steven Kotler
The fine art of risky decision making.

Sex Changes Everything: Opportunities to Mate Leads to Risk-taking

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
Opportunities to mate leads to risk-taking.

Stress decreases risk-taking in older adults.

By Art Markman Ph.D.
Stress decreases risk taking as you get older.

Seven Ways to Say “No” and Keep Good Relations

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Set your boundaries without feeling guilty.

Can a "Failure of Imagination" Kill You?

By Katrina S Firlik MD
A strong imagination is a vital asset