The Top Posts of 2012

The posts that caught fire this year shed light on love, autism, introversion, creativity, and more. (Cloud photo from Shutterstock.)

8. Twenty Thoughts on How to Say, “It’s Over”

By Rita Watson MPH

1. Twelve Ties That Bind Long-Term Relationships

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

3. The Most Dangerous Word in the World

By Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Waldman

4. Asperger’s, Autism, and Mass Murder

By John Elder Robison

12. Seven Proven Tips for Weight Loss Success

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.

5. Seven Things Extroverts Should Know About Introverts (and Vice Versa)

By Sophia Dembling

2. DSM 5 Is Guide Not Bible—Ignore Ten Worst Changes

By Allen J Frances M.D.

6. All Work and No Play Make the Baining the "Dullest Culture on Earth"

By Peter Gray Ph.D.

9. Lack of Empathy: The Most Telling Narcissistic Trait

By Randi Kreger

10. The Science of Sex, Beer, and Enduring Love

By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.

11. Scientists Finally Conclude Nonhuman Animals Are Conscious Beings

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D.

7. Why Do We Have Sex?

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D.

13. Do Men Find Very Skinny Women Attractive?

By Will Lassek M.D.

21. How Kids Can Benefit From Playing Video Games

By Peter Gray Ph.D.

14. Ten Things Happy People Do Differently

By Paula Davis-Laack J.D., M.A.P.P.

16. How to Flirt Without Being Obvious

By Jen Kim

17. Why Nice Guys and Gals Finish Last in Love

By Jeremy Nicholson M.S.W., Ph.D.

25. The One Social Skill that Can Change Your Life

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

18. How to Develop Attraction to People Who Are Good for You

By Ken Page L.C.S.W.

15. Kids Today Are Less Free—And Less Creative

By Peter Gray Ph.D.

19. The Triggers of Sexual Desire: Men vs. Women

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.

22. What Eating Too Much Sugar Does to Your Brain

By David DiSalvo

23. Seven Worst Things About Being a Male

By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.

24. Why Are Mean People So Good Looking?

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.

20. Ten Creative Block Breakers That Actually Work

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.