March 2013

Psychology Today Magazine March 2013

Nature's Bounty: Making of a Modern Chef

By Daniel A. Marano

Cooking used to be a trade. Now it is a calling—and a canvas for creativity.

Unconventional Wisdom: A Sexual Legacy

By Hara Estroff Marano
Approaching a long lost son.

Two-Minute Memoir: Father and Son, Aspies Alike

By John Elder Robison
Identifying Asperger's in your child is doubly difficult when you're afflicted yourself.

What It's Like: To Be a Stripper

By Brooke Lea Foster
Tracie Jayne would just like to entertain you. As told to Brooke Lea Foster.

Eccentric's Corner: The Modern Homemaker

By Katie Gilbert
Kathryn McCamant wants to bring community to a neighborhood near you.

Bookshelf: Men Are Not the Enemy

By Lauren F. Friedman, Christopher Given, Matt Huston
First aid for the male reputation.

Final Analysis: #meritbadgesformillennials

By Jane Nussbaum
Because the generation raised on praise still needs a little recognition.

Outside In: Buying Time

By Luciana Gravotta
When hours seem to rush by like minutes, you can hit the brakes.

Sex: The Siren Song of Scarlet

By Matt Huston
Seeing red activates our most primal urges.

Blogs: Relationship Reality Check

By PT Staff
Stealth problems can chip away at even the strongest unions.

Quiz: We Are the World

By Lauren F. Friedman
Do you feel an affinity for all humankind?

Diagnosis: Heads Up

By Marina Koren
New strategies for identifying autism at an earlier age

The Tax Man Cometh

By Matt Huston

Taxes—designed to trigger stress and anxiety

Tip Sheet: How to Break a Habit

By Thomas Plante

Don't try harder—try differently.

News: Brighter Writer

By Jennifer Richler
Handwriting may be a lost art, but it has novel benefits for the brain

News: I Never Forget a Name

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Why a key social skill can fail you—and how to fix it.

News: Easy Street

By Matt Huston
Architectural features can alter our state of mind.

What Your Skin Reveals

By Joe Navarro
The skin is a rich source of information about what we're thinking and feeling—no touch required.

Surface Impact

By Rick Chillot
The physical sensations of objects we touch influence our more abstract feelings.