May 2016

Psychology Today Magazine May 2016

Worn Out

Worn Out

By Gary Drevitch
Two new books ask: Are we more exhausted than any people in history, and if so, what can we do about it?
The Omnibus Cure

The Omnibus Cure

By Hara Estroff Marano
By disengaging attention, meditation may be the best way to liberate the captured mind.
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

By Matthew Hutson
A moment of insight can change everything.
An Element of Protection

Health Supplemental Science: An Element of Protection

By Hara Estroff Marano
Magnesium is a mineral essential to mental health.
Why Some Men Are Intimidated by Smarter Women

Acting a Fool

By Jena Pincott
Why is female intelligence a turnoff for some men?
The Depresso Whisperer

The Depresso Whisperer

By Gary Drevitch
Jacqueline Novak wants people who are depressed to know it’s OK to roll out of bed, even if it’s right onto the floor.
Echoes of Tragedy

Echoes of Tragedy

By Deb D'Souza
A Q&A with author Viet Thanh Nguyen about the spectacle and memory of war.
Believe In Yesterday

Believe In Yesterday

By Matt Huston
Backward-looking experiences can arm us for the future.
The Dark Side of the Good Old Days

The Dark Side of the Good Old Days

By Deb D'Souza
Yearning for our country's past may come at a cost.
A Hint of Memory

A Hint of Memory

By Jess White
Smells spark powerful and deeply rooted connections to the past.
Three Reasons Not to Trust Your Memory

Don't Believe Everything You Remember

By Josefin Dolsten
Science shows us why taking memories at face value is risky.
Unconventional Wisdom: Mad at Dad

Unconventional Wisdom: Mad at Dad

By Hara Estroff Marano
How to set a boundary for an intruding parent
Dear Interior: Superstition

Dear Interior: Superstition

By Eleanor Davis
What if you step on that crack?
Flashbulb Memories

Flashbulb Memories

By Jess White
Three photographers reflect on images that are infused with history.