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The Myths of Genius

July 27, 2015 - 9 stories
Is there a fine line between madness and creative brilliance? Demystifying the concept of genius.
July 18 - 24

July 18 - 24

July 25, 2015 - 6 stories
Here's what you missed this week, essays on epigenetics, disagreeable ideas, relationships, and more.
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The Millennial Moment

July 24, 2015 - 15 stories
News Flash: This generation is doing just fine. Thank you. Here’s what this misunderstood group can teach the rest of us. Cover Image: Lzf/Shutterstock
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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

July 23, 2015 - 14 stories
The science of siblings. Yes, we love and hate our brothers and sisters, but it’s a bond that influences us no matter what. Herein read about birth order, rivalry, estrangement, and more. Cover Image: VasilyevAlexandr/Shutterstock
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No Vacation Nation

July 22, 2015 - 10 stories
Why are we forgoing the scared vacation? To matters worse, technology has tied us to the office, every day all day. Cover Image: Nar/Shutterstock
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Be Happy, or Else

July 21, 2015 - 18 stories
Is cheeriness a requirement in today's workplace? Forcing employee positivity does not lead to engagement and productivity. It's exhausting, and unnecessary. Cover Image: Peter Yang
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War, What Is It Good For?

July 20, 2015 - 11 stories
What motivates young men to kill or die in war? Science may have the answer that could make them stop. Cover Image: Stock Photos LV/Shutterstock
July 11 - 17

July 11 - 17

July 18, 2015 - 8 stories
Adding to your summer reads? Try these essays on zoning out, smartphone notifications, agony at the APA, and more.
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The World's Happiest People

July 17, 2015 - 17 stories
Why are Americans so miserable? Surveys show we can learn from other parts of the world, where the happy flourish. Cover Image: Jan-Jacob Luijendijk-Shutterstock
Peter Hapak

The Art of Deception

July 16, 2015 - 14 stories
Being scammed by someone you trust is the ultimate betrayal. And it’s bad enough that those who are duped heap guilt on themselves, but the world tends to join in the blamefest. Cover Image: Peter Hapak
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Getting Dumped?

July 15, 2015 - 18 stories
A bad break-up can feel like the world is ending. What can help ease the pain of getting the boot? Cover Image: Masson/Shutterstock
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What Happened to Play?

July 14, 2015 - 20 stories
The benefits of play are many, for kids and adults. Hyper focus and scant spontaneity actually hurts how we learn and grow. Cover Image: Gpoint Studio/Shutterstock
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Ethics and Psychology

July 12, 2015 - 13 stories
The use of torture and interrogation. Cover image: Shutterstock
July 4 - 10

July 4 - 10

July 11, 2015 - 7 stories
Here's a round-up of essential reads for the week, including essays on sexism, gender differences, psychoanalysis, and more.
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Body Image: A Wasted Ideal

July 10, 2015 - 17 stories
What you need to know about body dysmorphia, including whether skinny women are actually attractive to men, what to do if mom has body image issues, and more. Cover image: SvyatoslavaVladzimirska-Shutterstock
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The Gift of Failure

July 09, 2015 - 20 stories
The real upside to defeat. Endurance and tenacity are not guaranteed paths to glory. But failure might fortify something else, something inherently more valuable: Your character. Cover Image: FWStudio/Shutterstock
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Embracing Pain and Hardship

July 08, 2015 - 17 stories
Buck up, we all learn from the difficulties of life. And negative emotions do us a great favor: They save us from ourselves.
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The Right Expectations

July 07, 2015 - 17 stories
Adjusting your expectations might lead to a happier life. In fact, all acts of empathy and compassion entail lowering what we expect from life. Cover Image: Lolo/Shutterstock
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Guilt? Give It a Rest

July 06, 2015 - 18 stories
Shame, guilt, and self-loathing can stop you in your tracks. And overthinking your actions and failures will only fuel the negative thinking. So take the opposite approach, mobilize yourself to correct what went wrong, and then, please, move on. Cover Image: Altanaka/Shutterstock
June 27 - July 3

June 27 - July 3

July 04, 2015 - 7 stories
Sneak a quick read before you fire up the grill. Posts about psychoanalysis, brain food, relationships, and more.

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