Highlights: January 6-12

Here's what we've loved reading this week, including the mating market, whether football is child's play, failed resolutions, and more.

The Lure of the Incomplete Task

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
How creative endeavors pull us in

Our Minds Wander At Least 30% Of the Time

By Susan Weinschenk Ph.D.
Mind wandering is more common than we think, and it isn't always a bad thing.

Are You Being Manipulated by a Social Puppeteer?

By Joe Navarro M.A.
The three personality types that are pulling your strings.

Myths About Our Right and Left Brains

By Robert Klitzman M.D.
Myths about right vs. left sides of the brain continue and can get in our way

Why Money Only Sometimes Buys Love

By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.
Wealth’s worth fluctuates on the mating market.

Jumpstart Failed New Year's Resolutions

By Alex Korb Ph.D.
How to retrain your brain.

Troubled Souls: Spirituality as a Mental Health Hazard

By Scott A. McGreal MSc.
Spiritual but not religious people have poorer mental health.

Hero Worship: Football’s Double-edged Sword

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
On and off the field, murder, suicide, rape, concussion: Should your child play?