Highlights: July 28–August 3

Highlights: July 28–August 3

Here's what we loved reading this week, including: How to foster sustainable self-esteem, the distractions of open-office plans, and the nonlethal weapons that might some day protect schools.

Self Esteem or Other Esteem?

Seek the former, avoid the latter.

Why Do Human Friends (But Not Pets) Make People Live Longer?

The lack of a "pet effect" on human longevity is puzzling.

Today's Healthy Baby, Tomorrow's Designer Baby?

What are the implications of full genome sequencing of IVF embryos?

The Introvert-Friendly Office

Environment can help or hinder introverts' productivity

Hooking Up's Downside

What women should know.

Can New Tech Help Protect Schools?

Let's bypass the stalemate over guns and look at advanced non-lethal technology.

Don’t Let Them Smell You Sweat

How people can see, hear, and smell your fear