The Right Expectations

July 07, 2015 - 16 stories
Adjusting your expectations might lead to a happier life. In fact, all acts of empathy and compassion entail lowering what we expect from life. Cover Image: Lolo/Shutterstock

Guilt? Give It a Rest

July 06, 2015 - 18 stories
Shame, guilt, and self-loathing can stop you in your tracks. And overthinking your actions and failures will only fuel the negative thinking. So take the opposite approach, mobilize yourself to correct what went wrong, and then, please, move on. Cover Image: Altanaka/Shutterstock
June 27 - July 4

June 27 - July 4

July 04, 2015 - 7 stories
Sneak a quick read before you fire up the grill. Posts about psychoanalysis, brain food, relationships, and more.

Land of the Free

July 03, 2015 - 26 stories
Happy Fourth of July. Cover Image: Unsplash/Pixabay
Craft Your Career

Craft Your Career

July 02, 2015 - 16 stories
How to sell yourself as a brand, and get that job you're dying for. Cover Image: Photocreo Michal Bednarek/Shutterstock

Daydreams and Distractions

July 01, 2015 - 17 stories
Daydreaming is a cauldron of creativity and an arena for rehearsing social skills. It may even be the backbone of our consciousness. What we all may need is more time to let our minds wander. Cover Image: Ditty_About_Summer/Shutterstock
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Top Posts: June 2015

June 30, 2015 - 25 stories
What a great month. Here’s a recap of some of our best essays. Read about the friend zone, the best commencement speech, Harper Lee, and more. Cover Image: Monkey Business/Shutterstock
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More Than Just Friends?

June 29, 2015 - 14 stories
Can friends be lovers, or more? Here's what science has to say about you and your "friend" staying just friends. Cover Image: Jasminko Ibrakovic/Shutterstock
June 20 - 26

June 20 - 26

June 27, 2015 - 7 stories
Here are the thought-provoking posts you missed this week. Read about nice guys, mass shootings, panic disorder, and more.
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The Modern Marriage

June 26, 2015 - 20 stories
Tying the knot: It's an ever-changing institution. Researchers, the American public, and even advertisers are calling for acceptance. Cover image: Syda Productions/Shutterstock


Why We Break the Rules

June 25, 2015 - 17 stories
We all break the rules now and then, and some of us do it more than others. Here's the science behind our everyday transgressions. Cover Image: Denniro/Shutterstock

This Is Who I Am

June 24, 2015 - 18 stories
Looking beyond gender, race, and class. The discussions over identity are manyfold and ever-changing. Cover Image: Mimage/Shutterstock
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Inside Out

June 23, 2015 - 18 stories
Literally, when your emotions get the better of you a lot can happen inside your head. Cover Image: Disney
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The Laws of Pleasure

June 22, 2015 - 17 stories
Why does pleasure lose its pleasure? We reach our desires and then we get bored. Herein, the science behind hedonism. Cover Image: Pavel Sazonov/Shutterstock
June 13 - 19

June 13 - 19

June 20, 2015 - 6 stories
Getting out of town? Take these vital reads with you, including essays about your ulterior motives, how to get creative, the nuance of relationships, and more.
For Our Fathers

For Our Fathers

June 19, 2015 - 22 stories
Celebrate fatherhood with these important posts, including the role of the dad, paying respects, and fathers who really care. Cover Image: Shutterstock/SoloviovaLiudmyla

The Chronically Late

June 18, 2015 - 13 stories
Why do some people cut it so close? The real reason for being chronically late may just surprise you. Cover Image: Bacho-Shutterstock
Too Proud?

Too Proud?

June 17, 2015 - 19 stories
Loads of pride can mean a healthy dose of self-esteem, but too much of it can lead to an inordinate feeling of superiority. Here’s a primer on pride. Cover Image: Joshua Earle/Unsplash
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Are You Tough Enough?

June 16, 2015 - 18 stories
People with emotional fortitude know how to deal with the challenges and setbacks that are itinerant in life. Do you have the strength to deal? Cover Image: Andrew Eccles.

Love, the Unconditional Kind

June 15, 2015 - 17 stories
How do you avoid the power struggles of a new relationship? Getting to real love isn't easy, but it can be done. Here's how to make your love unconditional. Cover Image: Shutterstock