Top Posts: August 2015

August 31, 2015 - 25 stories
It's been a great summer in more ways than one. Read the best of the month here. Cover Image: Dawnsplitshire/Shutterstock
August 22 - 28

August 22 - 28

August 29, 2015 - 8 stories
For an end-of-summer bang, read these top picks on the science of awe, the mind of The Donald, the Conspiracy effect, and more.
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The Science of Chutzpah

August 28, 2015 - 12 stories
Loud, brash, brazen, and jaw-dropping. While chutzpah can get you far, here’s when it helps and hurts. Cover Image: Celebrity Apprentice/UA

Lazy Days

August 27, 2015 - 9 stories
It's good to slack off now and then, but laziness can be a little too luring. Cover Image iStock

Do You Give Too Much?

August 26, 2015 - 17 stories
Giving and altruism is healthy, but too much of a good thing can backfire. Here's how to balance your generosity. Cover Image: Mervas/Shutterstock

Beauty, Redefined

August 25, 2015 - 14 stories
Why does beauty matter so much, and to everyone? Maybe we need to redefine it. Cover Image: Andresr-Shutterstock

Creative Genius

August 24, 2015 - 18 stories
Do you have to suffer to create great art and science? Image: Shutterstock
August 15 - 21

August 15 - 21

August 22, 2015 - 8 stories
Summer doesn't have to be a bore. Have a look at the exciting posts you missed.

Kids and Screens

August 21, 2015 - 20 stories
For kids, how much is too much computer, phone, tablet time? Cover Image: Ollyy/Shutterstock

Let Children Run Free

August 20, 2015 - 13 stories
Unfettered parenting may be the key to a child's success. So let them run free and even a little wild. Cover Image: Shutterstock
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Only the Lonely

August 19, 2015 - 22 stories
Loneliness comes in many shades. You can feel lonely even if you have tons of friends, and also if you're married. It can even be a real contagion. Image: Andrew Eccles

Road Trip!

August 18, 2015 - 18 stories
Break away from your routine, and open your eyes to new adventures. Travel can change your life and foster new habits. Cover Image: Ollyy/Shutterstock
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Let Your Body Do the Talking

August 17, 2015 - 22 stories
You may not even be aware of what your body language says, but it's saying a lot. Image: Nanette Grebe/Shutterstock
August 8 - 14

August 8 - 14

August 15, 2015 - 7 stories
Challenge your assumptions about your friends, your brain, your daily mental habits, and more with these top posts.
How to Deal With Difficult People

How to Deal With Difficult People

August 14, 2015 - 18 stories
We all try to avoid the ire and fire of a difficult person, but sometimes crossing paths with one is inevitable. Herein, the art of managing the unruly. Photo: zurjeta/Shutterstock

The Right Way to Fight

August 13, 2015 - 17 stories
Fighting in a relationship is normal and healthy. But is there a toolkit with rules to fight by? Cover Image: Shutterstock

The Science of Beauty

August 12, 2015 - 13 stories
Yes, we love and hate those gorgeous A-listers. Here’s the science behind a pretty face, including essays on facial features, fertile women, and body shape. Cover Image: Aleshyn_Andrei/Shutterstock
Gavin Bond

How to Talk to Yourself the Right Way

August 11, 2015 - 15 stories
The right self-talk can free us from our fears and make us as wise about ourselves--as we often are about others. Cover Image: Gavin Bond
The Happiness of Pursuit

The Happiness of Pursuit

August 10, 2015 - 17 stories
Pursuing happiness may be a fruitless endeavor. But putting the emphasis on the pursuit might make the difference. Photo: gpointstudio/Shutterstock
August 1 - 7

August 1 - 7

August 08, 2015 - 9 stories
Chill out with these crucial essays from the past week, including anger, romance, complaining, and more.