Psychology Today Magazine
January 2008

Skinny Sweepstakes

Skinny Sweepstakes

By Hara Estroff Marano

The perfect body is now part of the perfect resume, and colleges have become incubators of eating disorders.
Scents and Sensibility

Scents and Sensibility

By Elizabeth Svoboda

The secret ingredient of sexual chemistry may be scent—but are we unwittingly subverting our signals?
An Atheist in the Pulpit

An Atheist in the Pulpit

By Bruce Grierson

When a preacher loses his faith
Fast Forces of Attraction

Fast Forces of Attraction

By PT Staff

The building blocks of sex appeal.

10 Ways We Get the Odds Wrong

By Maia Szalavitz

Weighing risk rationally.

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Mind Your Body: Beating a Retreat

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Big Ideas: Name That Emotion

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Diagnosis: Pills, With a Side of Therapy

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Bookshelf: Money, Happiness, and Sex

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Beauty Beat: Long-haired Ladies and Tall Men

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Not by Reason Alone

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Two Minute Memoir: Dude Ranch

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Global Psyche: The Name Game

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In Brief: The Power Pitch

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Unconventional Wisdom: A Promise of Babies

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Competition: The Doogie Howser Effect

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Becoming Your Own Brand

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Neanderthink: No Shame on You

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Body of Evidence: Sleeping Beauty

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Mind Your Body: Doctors' Orders—Without Distress

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Eccentric's Corner: Grand Inquisitor

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Keen Cuisine: Nights at the Round Table

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