Top 25 List: December 2012

Top 25 List: December 2012

Here's a look at the most popular reads of the month.

8. Porn Stars and Evolutionary Psychology

Porn stars may be following unusual but evolved mating strategies.

1. Asperger’s, Autism, and Mass Murder

Let’s stop the rush to judgment.

3. Would You Know Atheist Discrimination If You Saw It?

Many statements seem theological, but actually promote prejudice

4. We're Not Hardwired to Catch Con Artists

Why we fall victims to scams and bad sales tricks

12. Foods That Soothe You to Sleep

When you eat right, you sleep better, research shows.

5. The Brain's Ability to Look Within: A Secret to Well-Being

Tapping into our ability to turn attention inward empowers and heals.

2. DSM 5 Is a Guide, Not a Bible

APA approval of DSM-5 is a sad day for psychiatry.

6. Why Too Much Data Disables Your Decision Making

Best known for killing cats, curiosity can also slay your judgment.

9. I Never Want to Have Sex Again

Eight ways to diagnose low libido in a woman

10. Different Types Of Female Orgasm: The Debate Continues

Recent research adds further evidence to the contentious female orgasm debate.

11. How to Be Disrespectful Respectfully

Seven strange secrets to showing maximum respect.

7. Eleven Dogmas of Analytic Philosophy

Natural philosophy uses scientific evidence, not intuitions.

13. Delaying Parenthood May Come at a Cost

Our great natural experiment in late parenthood might yield some harsh surprises

21. What is the Passion in Passionate Love?

Does—and should—passion matter for long-term relationship happiness?

14. Who Are You?

Whoever you think you are, you’re more than that.

16. Survival Mode and Evolutionary Mismatch

Environments ill-suited to our biology often trigger stress and pain.

17. Ten Ways Your Brain Is Smacking You Around

Sometimes it seems like your brain just isn't on your side.

25. The Loss of Passion In Marriage

... and when you can expect it to return.

18. How Deep Is Your Sexual Desire?

Explaining superficial casual sex

15. This Is Your Brain On Holiday Shopping

When you're shopping, you're the subject of a multi-pronged sensory campaign.

19. Skills You'll Need to Beat Anxiety

Five essential skills for overcoming anxiety and getting on with a happy life

23. How Intimate Relationships Fail

How to identify those warning signs and put your relationship back on track

24. Mirror Neurons: The Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience?

Mirror neurons are fascinating but they aren’t the answer to what makes us human

20. Can't Think of a Good Holiday Gift? Give a Bad One

The proliferation of gift cards says something about us as a culture.