|Weathering the Storm: How to Rebound from Failure (PDF/|
Failure destroys some people. Others rise from the ashes, only to come back stronger. A guide to surviving tough times.
|You’re Driving Me Crazy: How to Get Along in a Relationship (writer) (PDF / text)|
So often it’s the pettiest problems that tear couples apart. How small irritants become big issues—and what to do about them.
|Marked for Mayhem: How Criminals Select Their Victims (co-writer) (PDF / text)|
Criminals don’t strike randomly; they select their targets carefully. How not to become a victim.
|The Art of Now: Six Steps to Living in the Moment (writer) (PDF/text)|
We live in the age of distraction. Yet one of life’s sharpest paradoxes is that your brightest future hinges on your ability to pay attention to the present.The 8½ Laws of Rumor Spread
Why some ideas spread and others die.
|George Carlin’s Last Interview (Interview/Highlights) The iconoclastic comedian’s look back on his life.|
7 Comics Share Their Secrets (PDF / text)
Accounting for Taste
|5 Stealth Forces That Shape Your Weight|
Scientists are zeroing in on the unexpected ways molecular forces—including genes and viruses—impact your weight. In the process, they’re upending the conventional wisdom on just what makes a successful diet.
|Finding the Switch: The Darwinian Logic of Homosexuality (PDF / text)|
Homosexuality may persist because the associated genes convey surprising advantages on homosexuals’ family members.
|Scents and Sensibility|
“Sexual chemistry” is more than just a way of talking about heated attraction. Subtle chemical keys actually help determine who we fall for. But here comes news that our lifestyles may unwittingly undermine our natural sex appeal.
|The Laws of Urban Energy|
The world is flatter than ever. But while technology may give us each the tools of creativity, it takes urban proximity and unpredictability to sharpen them.
|The Decline and Fall of the Private SelfOnce upon a time, people kept secrets. Today’s tell-all bloggers and MySpace denizens have made the notion of a guarded personal life feel obsolete. What effect does such exposure have on the psyche?|
You may feel bound to your timid demeanor, your stifling job, or your rancorous relationship, but there is one realm over which you unquestionably have control: your own head. Herein, five principles of change to turn you into a self-starter.
An Aspie in the City
London on Zero Pounds a Day. By Emily Bobrow
An American in London, and a bout of kleptomania. (PDF)
Foreign Relations. By Rosette Royale
A long-lost sibling, and a mother with a secret.