Highlights: September 1–7

Check out some of our favorites from this week, including: the self-perpetuating nature of popularity, why calling your teenager "lazy" is a bad idea, and how sugar effects your mental health.

Girlie Girl vs. One of the Guys

By Jill P. Weber Ph.D.
Some women fall into a two-choice trap.


By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D.
Neuroscience and retributive justice

The Talent Myth in Sports (Football) and Business

By Mark van Vugt Ph.D.
Why bringing in star players does not guarantee star performances

The Upside and Downside of Middle-Aged Risk Taking

By Thomas Hills Ph.D.
What's the evidence for the midlife crisis and exactly how risky is it?

When Parents Call Their Adolescent "Lazy"

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
No good comes from parents calling their adolescent "lazy"

The Popularity Of Popularity

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D.
Best-sellers sell the best because they're best-sellers.

The Female Breadwinner: What It Means

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Gender equality may still be decades off.

How Sugar Can Harm Your Mental Health

By David Sack M.D.
A high-sugar diet impacts both physical and mental health.