Highlights from August 4 to August 10

It's been a great week. Here's a list of the best posts, from the Olympian mindset, tears and all, to urban design and the allure of childhood homes.

Crying: An Olympic Event?

By Jared DeFife Ph.D.
London 2012: "The Crying Games"

Finding Your Way to the London Olympics

By Colin Ellard Ph.D.
Good urban design is based on good neuroscience

For Olympians and the Ordinary, Mindset Matters

By Sian Beilock Ph.D.
The mind, as much as the muscles, drives sport success

The Lipstick Effect

By Jordan Smoller M.D.
The sexual economics of lipstick

Dating: Why it Really Is a Numbers Game

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
An overabundance of men in a population has financial consequences

A Chronic Lack of Awe

By Gwen Dewar Ph.D.
Where do adults––and children––derive a sense of awe in the contemporary world?

Home Is Where the Head Is

By Colin Ellard Ph.D.
How do we choose a home?