Highlights: January 27-February 2

Here's what we loved reading this week, including: our love-hate relationship with celebrities, what quitting is really about, and the connection between disgust and environmentalism.

Music and Exercise: What Current Research Tells Us

By Jeanette Bicknell Ph.D.
Music has positive effects, but also definite limits

Boundaries: It's Time to Say No When You Need To

By Susan Biali M.D.
Is it time to start honoring your needs, instead of everyone else's?

Language Changes Distance and Mood

By Art Markman Ph.D.
How does the grammar of language affect your closeness to the past?

Quitting Is Not Really About Quitting

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D.
Treatment clients don't want to quit, they want to live better lives

Women Don't Negotiate Because They're Not Idiots

By Joan C Williams
You can't help but hear that "women don't ask," but do you know why?

Highlight this Blog Post at Your Own Risk

By Sam Sommers
Surprising scientific answers to the question of what makes for good studying?

Could Disgust Make You Green?

By Gregg R. Murray Ph.D.
What key questions about disgust motivate people’s beliefs about global warming?

Celebrity Schadenfreude

By Joseph Burgo Ph.D.
The role played by idealization and envy