July 29 - August 4

July 29 - August 4

Some of the best posts of the week zoom in on porn and gender, the relationship between culture and (un)happiness, and solutions for an irrational government.
What Should We Do About Irrational Politicians?

What to Do About Irrational Politicians

By Sara Gorman, Ph.D., MPH, and Jack M. Gorman, MD
Where have we gone wrong in our approach to evidence-based policy?
How Much Gender Inequality Is There in Internet Pornography?

How Much Gender Inequality Is There in Internet Pornography?

By Justin J Lehmiller Ph.D.
New research explores how often objectification and violence appear in porn.
Yearning for the Romantic Road Not Taken

Yearning for the Romantic Road Not Taken

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
There's the romantic road less traveled and the one traveled too much.
What Stops People From Cheating on Their Partners?

What Stops People From Cheating on Their Partners?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D.
Research reveals the factors that keep married couples faithful.
Is Our Western Happiness Fetish Causing Depression?

Is Our Western Happiness Fetish Causing Depression?

By Brock Bastian Ph.D.
A cultural perspective on a growing health epidemic
Is Thin Beautiful?

Is Thin Beautiful?

By Emily T. Troscianko
There are a number of ways thinness can disguise itself as beauty.