March 29-April 4

March 29-April 4

The week's best posts, covering everything from breaking the rules to sexual communication.

What Is Healthy Distraction?

How distraction can help prevent relapse.

How Parents Can Raise Secure Children

Words have the power to create security or insecurity.

Lessons from the Oso Mudslide

Psychology tells us why so many ignore the lessons of natural disasters.

The Dismal State of Sexual Communication

Chatter about sex can be heard everywhere, except where it’s most needed.

Mental Health Is More Than Mental Illness

Why psychiatry needs to broaden its training and focus

Being Dishonest Enhances Creativity

Breaking rules is linked to both dishonest and creative acts.