March 29-April 4

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

What Is Healthy Distraction?

By David Sack M.D.
How distraction can help prevent relapse.

How Parents Can Raise Secure Children

By Jim Taylor Ph.D.
Words have the power to create security or insecurity.

Lessons from the Oso Mudslide

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

The Dismal State of Sexual Communication

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D.
Chatter about sex can be heard everywhere, except where it’s most needed.

Mental Health Is More Than Mental Illness

By David Rettew M.D.
Why psychiatry needs to broaden its training and focus

Being Dishonest Enhances Creativity

By Sian Beilock Ph.D.
Breaking rules is linked to both dishonest and creative acts.