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Psychology Today Magazine
May 2020

Face to Face: Relating in a Changed World

Face to Face

By Sara Eckel

Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
Physicist Brian Wecht solved a longstanding problem in string theory and reached the pinnacle of academia. But he was also a musician and comedian, so he gave up a tenured professorship to perform in Ninja Sex Party, a band for which he dressed up in costume...and never spoke. As a newly married dad, he quit his job, moved to Hollywood, and made it to the top 25 on the Billboard charts.

The Non Linear Life

By Bruce Feiler

All humans experience major disruptors and “lifequakes,” as this year reminds us. Profound change is best navigated by understanding the five pillars of life transitions.
How to Win an Election

How to Win an Election

By Drew Westen Ph. D.

The high-stakes science of campaign messaging reveals that success at the ballot box hinges more on how you feel about things than on what you think about them. Is anyone getting it right?
The Healers Are Hurting

The Healers Are Hurting

By Hara Estroff Marano

For many of the nation’s physicians, doctoring has become an almost unrecognizable activity, and it started long before the COVID-19 crisis. Unfortunately, the doctors have no idea how to take care of themselves.

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Eccentric's Corner: Club Scout

By Matt Huston

Supplemental Science: How Sleep Keeps The Peace

By Abigail Fagan

Two-Minute Memoir: Wrestling With Wealth

By Jennifer Risher

Books: The Illusion of Time

By Gary Drevitch

One Question: Healing Hands

By Abigail Fagan

Check Yourself

By Matt Huston

Do The Impossible

By Devon Frye

What Makes You Who You Are?

By Abigail Fagan

The Greater Good

By Devon Frye

Unconventional Wisdom: An Endless Grievance

By Hara Estroff Marano

Improving the Balancing Act

By PT Staff