Highlights: August 4–10

This weeks highlights include a challenge to the idea of generational differences, a route to finding real meaning in life and how self-fulfilling prophecies get the better of us.

I See Fat People

By Carolyn C. Ross M.D., M.P.H.
Fat phobia is rampant and actually contributes to the problem of obesity.

How to Fall in Love With Your Husband

By Harriet Lerner Ph.D.
Eight Do-able Things to Get out of a Marital Slump

The Nocebo Effect: Negative Thoughts Can Harm Your Health

By Lissa Rankin M.D.
Most of us have heard of “the placebo effect

When Life Poses Big Questions

By Lisa Rivero M.A.
Do not wait to reflect on the meaning of life

Coffee and Suicide

By Emily Deans M.D.
Are those daily cups of coffee protective against suicide?

The Possibilities of Fiction

By Bruce Poulsen Ph.D.
We dream up alternative universes as we continue to invent ourselves.

Are You Your Own Sex Object?

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Might we all exhibit signs of autoeroticism?

What Millennials Really Want Out of Work

By Adam Grant Ph.D.
Hint: Their values aren't that different