|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.
Fast Forces of Attraction (PDF / text)
10 Ways We Get the Odds Wrong (PDF / text)
|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
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.