Highlights: April 7–13

Here's what we've loved reading this week, including: the purpose of sighing, what Margaret Thatcher taught us about female leaders, and how to deal with college rejection and making your own destiny.

Homer and Homicide

By David McConnell
The Iliad and the glorification of everyday violence.

Curbing Too-High Hopes for Children’s Success

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Why and how to curb parental expectations for children’s futures.

Is Arguing Really Bad for the Children?

By Terri Apter Ph.D.
Why alarm over the risks of stress threatens the art of argument.

My Ten Commandments

By Harriet Lerner Ph.D.
For a remarkable relationship.

The Great College Hoax

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Coping with college rejection letters

Why Do We Sigh?

By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Ph.D.
Does sighing help us physically? Mentally? Is it a form of communication?

Autism Prevalence: Can It Be 1 in 50?

By John Elder Robison
Thoughts on the latest autism prevalence news, and what it means to us

Women, Power and Margaret Thatcher

By Ian H. Robertson Ph.D.
Thatcher showed that there are no biological limitations to women's leadership