The Top Posts of 2013

The Top Posts of 2013

Check out the reads that caught our attention this year.

8. Trust Your Gut? Not So Fast

The celebrated sense of rightness just affirms your subjective frame.

1. Why Couples Decide They're Incompatible

How incompatibility arises from a basic psychological bias

3. Does Trying to Be Happy Make Us Unhappy?

Searching for happiness might lead us to misery.

4. What Women Find Sexy

Why are women attracted to certain physical characteristics in men?

12. Happiness Versus Well-Being

We should be emphasizing well-being, not happiness.

5. Can Video Games Make You Smart?

Or at least more flexible?

2. Nine Ways to Become Smarter Than You Think

Some lessons from Clive Thompson on how to get smarter

10. Schools Are Good for Showing Off, Not for Learning

Here’s one explanation of the education gap, and why it keeps increasing.

11. The Neuroscience of Calming a Baby

New study explains why babies calm down when they are carried.

7. The High Cost of Facebook Exhibitionism

Over-sharing on Facebook can hurt you.

21. You Don’t Have to Believe Your Thoughts

Learn to question the validity of the stressful stories you tell yourself.

14. Why People Don't Acknowledge You

How important is it that you get recognition from others?

16. The Penis Sizes of 1,661 Men

Average length, circumference, ranges, and more.

17. 20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating

Meditation boosts your health, happiness, and success!

25. Trick Yourself Into Making Your Resolution Stick

Can reverse psychology help you with your New Year's Resolution?

18. How to Manage Your Partner's Bad Moods

Resisting another person's unhappiness requires a well-considered strategy

15. The NIMH Withdraws Support for DSM-5

A humiliating blow to the APA

19. Seven Habits of Emotionally Healthy People

How to treat injuries and improve resilience

22. Why Does This Baby Cry When Her Mother Sings?

Communicating emotion through face and melody

23. Chronic Illness? A Not-To-Do List

Stay away from these behaviors.

24. A Secret Message from the Past

...scrawled in a 19th century schoolbook

20. Simple RuIes for a Remarkable Relationship

Coupling up is complicated; the rules for making it work are not.