Highlights: February 10–16

Here's what we've loved reading this week, including: why failure is good, too much of anything is bad, and how our country became so polarized.

The Roots of Modern Polarization

By David Ropeik
Disagreements about the issues are not about the issues, but much deeper needs

We Owe to Our Sons What We've Given Our Daughters

By Mark Sherman Ph.D.
Boys are not men; they are children, and they need our attention now.

Why Straight Women and Gay Men Make the Best of Friends

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
The Science of Will and Grace

$100m to Know Why NFLers Die Young? Here’s Why, For Free

By Peter Gray Ph.D.
Football is a brutal sport that shortens lifespans for well-understood reasons.

On the Benefits of Failure

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Failure is nothing to be ashamed of!

The New Taboo

By Leslie C. Bell Ph.D., LCSW
Twenty-something women are so over Valentine's Day ... right?

Too Much of Anything Is Bad For You

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Can you be too extraverted? Too nice? Too happy? Too rich? Maybe you can!

The Mystery of Kissing

By Michael Castleman M.A.
It's not clear why we do it, but we know it works.