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

By Jeffrey A. Kottler Ph.D.
Most life-changing alterations take place in daily life.

1. Ten Surprising Facts About Rejection

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
How rejections damage our psychological and emotional well-being.

3. Matters of Size

By Debby Herbenick Ph.D., M.P.H.
Average penis length, circumference, ranges, and where to go next.

4. The Benefits of Being the One Who Loves More

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
How to be more loving in your relationship.

12. The Neuroscience of Speaking With Your Hands

By Christopher Bergland
Scientists discover why we gesticulate when speaking.

5. Breathing And Your Brain

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

2. The Seven Habits of Emotionally Healthy People

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Treat psychological injuries and improve emotional resilience.

6. The Art of Silence

By Alex Lickerman M.D.
The use of silence can make you powerful and charismatic.

9. Should You Marry Him?

By Harriet Lerner Ph.D.
How to avoid marrying your future ex-husband.

10. Do Dogs Learn Faster for Food?

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC
New data explores whether food, petting, or verbal praise is most effective.

11. The Best Job for Introverts Is No Job (In Particular)

By Sophia Dembling
Introverts can do any job they choose.

7. The True Story of Zimbardo’s Prison Experiment

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Goodness, evil, and the power that may cause both.

13. The Art of Handshaking

By Joe Navarro M.A.
We do it often enough — let's do it correctly.

21. Intimate and Inanimate

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D.
A brief look at objectum sexuality.

14. Zoo Humans

By Emily Deans M.D.
Abnormal behavior in zoo primates (and humans) could be related to food.

16. Five Principles for Finding a Suitable Match

By Jill P. Weber Ph.D.
Expert advice on getting to know yourself and potential partners.

17. Engaging in Work You Love Could Save Your Life

By Lissa Rankin M.D.
Death by overwork is a real problem.

25. Chatting With an Ex-Pornographer

By Gad Saad Ph.D.
David Mech: From porn star to author and documentarian

18. Why Does Morality Focus So Much on Sex?

By Michael E. Price Ph.D.
Sex and morality: What's the connection?

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

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Learn how to make the most of the short time you have with your doctor.

19. Rehab as Cause of Death

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
Do we care that addiction treatment leads so often to death?

22. How Dads Shape Daughters’ Relationships

By Jennifer Kromberg PsyD
Dad creates a daughter's conscious and unconscious relationship expectations.

23. Dog Paws and Emotional Differences

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC
Left pawed dogs, like left-handed people, may show more negative emotions.

24. "I Married Beneath Me"

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
The importance of equality in romantic relationships.

20. Is Sex Addiction Real?

By Brian Mustanski Ph.D.
A new study showed the brain's response to pornography is different than drugs.