Top 25 List: July 2013

Top 25 List: July 2013

Our can't-miss posts from the past month, including: first aid for rejection and disappointment, the surprisingly influential ways we communicate with our hands, and why sex and morality are inextricably linked.

8. What Really Leads to Change

Most life-changing alterations take place in daily life.

1. Ten Surprising Facts About Rejection

How rejections damage our psychological and emotional well-being.

3. Matters of Size

Average penis length, circumference, ranges, and where to go next.

4. The Benefits of Being the One Who Loves More

How to be more loving in your relationship.

12. The Neuroscience of Speaking With Your Hands

Scientists discover why we gesticulate when speaking.

5. Breathing And Your Brain

Deep breathing could be the most powerful brain-management tool we have.

2. The Seven Habits of Emotionally Healthy People

Treat psychological injuries and improve emotional resilience.

6. The Art of Silence

The use of silence can make you powerful and charismatic.

9. Should You Marry Him?

How to avoid marrying your future ex-husband.

10. Do Dogs Learn Faster for Food?

New data explores whether food, petting, or verbal praise is most effective.

7. The True Story of Zimbardo’s Prison Experiment

Goodness, evil, and the power that may cause both.

13. The Art of Handshaking

We do it often enough — let's do it correctly.

21. Intimate and Inanimate

A brief look at objectum sexuality.

14. Zoo Humans

Abnormal behavior in zoo primates (and humans) could be related to food.

16. Five Principles for Finding a Suitable Match

Expert advice on getting to know yourself and potential partners.

17. Engaging in Work You Love Could Save Your Life

Death by overwork is a real problem.

25. Chatting With an Ex-Pornographer

David Mech: From porn star to author and documentarian

18. Why Does Morality Focus So Much on Sex?

Sex and morality: What's the connection?

15. Don’t Be Intimidated in the Doctor’s Office

Learn how to make the most of the short time you have with your doctor.

19. Rehab as Cause of Death

Do we care that addiction treatment leads so often to death?

22. How Dads Shape Daughters’ Relationships

Dad creates a daughter's conscious and unconscious relationship expectations.

23. Dog Paws and Emotional Differences

Left pawed dogs, like left-handed people, may show more negative emotions.

24. "I Married Beneath Me"

The importance of equality in romantic relationships.

20. Is Sex Addiction Real?

A new study showed the brain's response to pornography is different than drugs.