Highlights: July 28–August 3

Here's what we loved reading this week, including: How to foster sustainable self-esteem, the distractions of open-office plans, and the nonlethal weapons that might some day protect schools.

Self Esteem or Other Esteem?

By Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W.

Why Do Human Friends (But Not Pets) Make People Live Longer?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D.

Today's Healthy Baby, Tomorrow's Designer Baby?

By Jessica Cussins

The Introvert-Friendly Office

By Sophia Dembling

Hooking Up's Downside

By Jill P. Weber Ph.D.

Can New Tech Help Protect Schools?

By Anthony F. Lemieux Ph.D.

Don’t Let Them Smell You Sweat

By Ashley N. D. Meyer Ph.D.