Top Posts: February 2014

Top Posts: February 2014

From questions about love to musings on memory. Here's the best of the month.

8. Why Men Don't Like Shopping

Steve Taylor Ph.D.
And most women do.

1. What Happens After Friends With Benefits?

Zhana Vrangalova Ph.D.
Can the friendship survive when the benefits end?

3. Should We Live Together?

Jessica Grogan Ph.D.
Cohabitation increases the chance of divorce but helps in other ways.

4. Thinking Outside the Box: A Misguided Idea

Drew Boyd
The truth behind the universal, but flawed, catchphrase for creativity.

12. Wisdom and Narcissism

Garth Sundem
What makes a good leader?

5. How to Make Yourself Do It

Heidi Grant Halvorson Ph.D.
When you don't want to.

2. Your Sexual Satisfaction

Noam Shpancer Ph.D.
Highly valued, poorly understood.

6. 5 Studies Requiring a Second Look

Todd B Kashdan Ph.D.
Lessons learned from unusual research publications.

9. Myths About Young People and Social Media

Peter Gray
Exposing beliefs about new technology.

10. Have You Reached Your Creative Peak?

Drew Boyd
The 2/3 point in your lifespan marks the creative peak.

11. Sleep: The Clean-Up Crew of a Dirty Mind

Richard E. Cytowic M.D.
A good night's sleep literally clears your head.

7. Before You Quit

Peg Streep
Five questions to ask yourself.

13. If You Want More Out of Life, Just Ask

Thomas Hills Ph.D.
Asking for what you want is highly correlated with getting it.

21. All About Her

Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Does a “relationship” still need actual people?

14. From Romantic Heartache to Something Better

Jill P. Weber Ph.D.
Getting love right, once and for all.

16. 5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Love

Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
How to stop self-protecting and self-sabotaging when it comes to love

17. Seven Fashion Secrets for Romance

Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D.
How you dress may matter for relationship success.

25. Is Casual Sex Bad for Your Mental Health?

Zhana Vrangalova Ph.D.
Hooking up is bad for your health only if you do it for the wrong reasons

18. Calculate Your Life's Footprint

Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
The lasting impression on your relationships.

15. What Science Tells Us About Being in Love

David DiSalvo
Love, the most compelling mystery science will ever tackle.

19. How to Improve Your Memory, Instantly

Christopher Taibbi M.A.T.
A crash course in training your brain for amazing recall

22. 5 Myths About Introverts and Extraverts at Work

Adam Grant Ph.D.
Introverts are still wildly misunderstood.

23. Who Cares What Your “Real Age” Is?

Dawn C. Carr MGS, Ph.D.
Chronological age is not as relevant as it used to be.

24. Why We Lack Self-Insight

Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
How well do you know yourself? Want to know yourself better?

20. Romance Red Flags

Sophia Dembling
Before you get too cozy, vet your new relationship for these potential problems.