Top 25 List: May 2013

Top 25 List: May 2013

Here's a list of the best of the month, including: dating answers from the pros, why we're confused about happiness and what to do about it, and what big muscles and breast size have to tell us about the male mind.

8. The Pleasure Trap

The important difference between pleasure and joy

1. The NIMH Withdraws Support for DSM-5

The latest development is a humiliating blow to the APA.

3. UFC Fighters Who Smile Before a Fight Lose More

Smile as a sign of submission and lack of aggression

4. Porn Is Not the Problem—You Are

Complaining about the dangers of porn distracts from personal responsibility.

12. Does Trying to Be Happy Make Us Unhappy?

Searching for happiness might lead us to misery.

5. Jodi Arias: A Psychiatric Analysis

Arias is guilty of murder 1. Can a psychiatric diagnosis explain why she did it?

2. This Is Your Brain on Meditation

The science explaining why you should meditate every day

6. 12 Tips from 12 Years Sick

What I have learned from 12 years of chronic illness

9. Angelina Jolie Missed an Important Opportunity

Here is a different perspective on prophylactic mastectomy.

10. Ten Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

Part 1 of 2 in this blog series, “Cultivating Resilience for Total Well-Being"

11. Heal the Hurtful Divide Between Actual and Idealized Selves

Release your "shoulds" to overcome disappointment, dissatisfaction and sadness.

7. Atheist vs. Atheist—What?!

Paradoxically, there are two distinct types of non-believers.

13. How to Be Highly Productive

Vincent Chin Case Awakened Many Asian Americans

21. The Price of Sex: Women Rule, Men Drool, the Market's Cruel

Surprising insights from the new field of sexual economics

14. 21 First Date Questions

Try these ideas for questions to ask on a first date.

16. Pet Store Dogs Versus Breeder Dogs

Pet store dogs have more psychological problems than dogs from breeders.

17. What Is It About Men and Breast Size?

New research reveals clues to the mystery of erotic preferences.

25. What States Have the Highest SAT Scores?

Key elements that affect competition of all kinds for all of us.

18. How To Be Happy in 30 Seconds... Really

Happiness isn't elusive. Here's a simple technique anyone can learn.

15. What Does It Mean to Be Happy?

The word “happy” has many meanings. Why does that matter?

19. Why God-References Are a Big Deal

"Crisis-induced devotion" and the importance of church-state separation

22. A Man's Drive for Muscularity and His Views about Women

The surprising ways that a man's body image reflects his attitudes toward women

23. Better Sex Quickly—Just Say This One Magic Word

The easy way to speak up while lying down

24. Are You Making Love or Just Having Sex?

Find out what love-making really is and how you can do it.

20. Ten Dating Do's and Don'ts From Six Therapists

Dating advice from relationship experts, six of them!