Highlights: April 1–7

Here's what we've loved reading this week, including: Can a dictator be sane? Do 'holistic' therapies help addiction recovery? Are wealthy people worse at enjoying life?

Conservatism and Product Purchase

By Art Markman Ph.D.
The factors that affect political views also influence product purchase.

Holistic Rehab Therapies

By Anne M. Fletcher M.S., R.D.
Do they work for addiction?

We're Here, We're Queer, and We’re Willing to Work for Less

By Marina Adshade Ph.D.
The wage penalty paid by gay men is the result of selection into tolerant firms.

The Mystery of Narcolepsy

By Meir H. Kryger M.D.
Dreams can come at inopportune times, sometimes with dire consequences.

Does Wealth Make Life Less Savory?

By Hal E. Hershfield Ph.D.
Research examines the ability to enhance and prolong positive experiences.

The North Korean Dictator Is Behaving Rationally

By Ian H. Robertson Ph.D.
Kim Jong-Un is sane, but absolute power can alter the brains' risk calculation.

What’s Your Sexual Life Expectancy?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
How to live a long, healthy, and sexually fulfilled life

In Defense of Parents

By Kenneth Barish Ph.D.
Are modern parents too indulgent? Or are we too stressed?