Highlights from October 6-12

Here's what we've loved reading this week, including a strange form of mother-child connection, and an intriguing between dating partners.

Liberal Hearts Bleed, Conservative Hearts Don't

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Why politicians have trouble listening to each other

Incest: the (Nearly) Universal Taboo

By Hal Herzog Ph.D.
Evolution, morality, and the politics of abortion.

You Are Who You Date

By Samantha Joel
How we mix our partners' traits with our own, even the flaws.

The Military Can Do More to Prevent Suicides

By Allen J Frances M.D.
Reduce access to private fire arms and prescription drugs.

The Problem of College Cost

By David J. Skorton M.D.
We can do better.

How Your Child’s DNA Invades Your Brain

By Sam Kean
Fetal cells can invade the mother's brain—and may affect brain health

What Kinds of People Take Care of Themselves?

By Art Markman Ph.D.
Why your concern for the future affects your actions.