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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
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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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Land of the Free

July 03, 2015 - 21 stories
Happy Fourth of July. Cover Image: Unsplash/Pixabay
Craft Your Career

Craft Your Career

July 02, 2015 - 16 stories
How to sell yourself as a brand, and get that job you're dying for. Cover Image: Photocreo Michal Bednarek/Shutterstock

Daydreams and Distractions

July 01, 2015 - 17 stories
Daydreaming is a cauldron of creativity and an arena for rehearsing social skills. It may even be the backbone of our consciousness. What we all may need is more time to let our minds wander. Cover Image: Ditty_About_Summer/Shutterstock
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Top Posts: June 2015

June 30, 2015 - 25 stories
What a great month. Here’s a recap of some of our best essays. Read about the friend zone, the best commencement speech, Harper Lee, and more. Cover Image: Monkey Business/Shutterstock
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More Than Just Friends?

June 29, 2015 - 16 stories
Can friends be lovers, or more? Here's what science has to say about you and your "friend" staying just friends. Cover Image: Jasminko Ibrakovic/Shutterstock
June 20 - 26

June 20 - 26

June 27, 2015 - 7 stories
Here are the thought-provoking posts you missed this week. Read about nice guys, mass shootings, panic disorder, and more.