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Psychology Today June 2009Weathering 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.
Psychology Today April 2009You’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.
Psychology Today February 2009Marked 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.
Psychology Today December 2008The 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.
Psychology Today October 2008George Carlin’s Last Interview (Interview/Highlights) The iconoclastic comedian’s look back on his life.

7 Comics Share Their Secrets (PDF / text)
PT’s favorite comics—From The Onion, The Daily Show, The New Yorker, MADtv, and The Flight of the Conchords—sit down with Jay Dixit to share their wit and wisdom on what makes us laugh.

Accounting for Taste
Our choices in books, movies, music, and art go to the core of who we are. What your tastes reveal about you.

Psychology Today August 20085 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.

Sidebar: Secrets of the Big Losers

Psychology Today June 2008Finding the Switch: The Darwinian Logic of Homosexuality (PDF / text)
Homosexuality may persist because the associated genes convey surprising advantages on homosexuals’ family members.
Psychology Today February 2008Scents 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.

Fast Forces of Attraction (PDF / text)
Attraction is a symphony in which many different instruments—wit, voice, charisma, class, and body language—play a part.

10 Ways We Get the Odds Wrong (PDF / text)
Our brains are terrible at assessing modern risks. Here’s how to think straight about dangers in your midst.

Psychology Today August 2007The 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.
Psychology Today June 2007The 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?
Psychology Today November 2006You 2.0

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
Kiriana Cowansage can run complex neuroscience experiments and sketch beautiful portraits. She melts at the sight of an animal, but she balks at the concept of love. Such paradoxes define women with Asperger’s syndrome.


The Fall. By Tom Bissell
40 years after the war, a father and son return to Vietnam. (PDF)

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.