Issue Archive

November 2017

The Comparison Trap

Social comparison is a core element of human nature. It’s how we evaluate ourselves. The downside? It can make us feel lackluster—especially in the age of social media. But you don’t have to succumb.

September 2017

The Hardest Word

The ability to say no is crucial for mental health and self-confidence.

July 2017

Why You Want Who You Want

While most of us are drawn to looks first, human attraction is far more complex than it appears at first sight.

May 2017

How to Handle the Most Toxic People in Your Life

They demean and deflate you—and they think you're the problem. Here's a guide to surviving toxic times.

March 2017

How Secrets Can Destroy a Relationship

Examining the context in which secrets develop is key to vanquishing their power.

January 2017

The Radical Thrill of Intimacy

Intimacy always involves risk. But connection is our surest path to transcendence.

November 2016

Listening to Jealousy

If you can resist the urge to smash the china, feeling jealous can actually bring couples closer together.

September 2016

Meet the Real Narcissists. (They're Not What You Think.)

Even for those high in the trait, it's not all about vanity.

July 2016

The New Menage a Trois

Smartphones are sabotaging our most intimate relationships.

May 2016

Rewrite Your Life

You can't change the past, but you can change the person it makes you.