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  1. beginnings
    I Love Interior Design Because of My MotherShe taught me the value of decorating a home with authenticity.
  2. cartoons
    Graydon Carter Has a Real Talent for Drawing NosesSee his cartooning debut, in Esquire.
  3. book excerpt
    The Last Days of the Real LolitaAn excerpt from Sarah Weinman’s new book tells what happened to Sally Horner after the kidnapping that helped inspire Nabokov’s novel.
  4. science of us
    Fainting Is a Pretty Weird Thing for a Body to DoIt’s crazy if you think about it (and I have).
  5. science of us
    You’ll Be Happier at Work If Your Job Meets These Two Psychological NeedsOur brains aren’t solely concerned with satisfying basic, organic needs.
  6. science of us
    What I Learned From Interviewing All the Women I Know About Their OrgasmsWhat would they want a partner to know?
  7. ask a boss
    Job Interview Tips: How to Survive 10 Awkward SituationsWhat should you say when you don’t know the answer to a question? How do you explain you were fired?
  8. science of us
    How Scientists Invented a Test to Measure Hurt Feelings“We found social pain could be as strongly felt as physical pain.”
  9. science of us
    When the Hidden Problem With Your Sex Life Is ADHDAs a sex therapist, I see it all the time.
  10. science of us
    The Vampire Movie Obsession That Made Me Reconsider How I Felt About PornLearning the boundaries of healthy escapism through Twilight.
  11. science of us
    Changing My Style to Mask My Health IssuesAfter major surgery, I had a newfound need for people to find me attractive.
  12. science of us
    What People Who Are ‘Lucky in Love’ All Have in CommonAccording to a behavioral scientist.
  13. it's complicated
    Being in My First Adult Relationship Meant Learning How to FightIt took me a while figure out that conflict wasn’t the sign of an impending breakup.
  14. science of us
    How to Survive a Cringe AttackAnd why embarrassing memories come back to haunt you.
  15. book excerpt
    How It Felt to Live Through My First Manic EpisodeI was sixteen, and I believed I was receiving messages from Michael Jackson.
  16. science of us
    Being a Funeral Director Made Me Realize the Death Industry is Too ExclusiveAmericans might have a healthier attitude toward death if people like me didn’t keep it so hidden from view.
  17. science of us
    How Self-Expression Replaced Love As the Most Important Part of a MarriageA new book argues that, in the past few decades, there’s been a dramatic change in what we expect from our spouses.
  18. it's complicated
    Why Dating in Your 20s Is TerribleAccording to a social scientist studying generational differences.
  19. mental health
    The Strange, Contagious History of BulimiaThe physician who wrote the first case report in the 1970s believes it was, at least in part, a social contagion.
  20. The People Whose Genetic Tests Uncover MysteriesDealing with the uncertainty of a little-understood genetic mutation can be harder than just getting bad news.
  21. What I Know About My Best Friend’s MurderDespite what the tabloids say, she was more than just Ashton Kutcher’s date.
  22. To Understand Why We Have So Many Languages, Look Way, Way Back in Human HistoryRainfall and warfare are just two of the many factors.
  23. Cracking the Code of Your Pet’s Facial ExpressionsOne day, we might be able to read animal emotions as well as we do human ones.
  24. The Sleep Disorder That Makes People Hallucinate Their Own DeathWhen you often fall asleep without warning, it can be hard to distinguish between reality and the terrifying products of your imagination.
  25. Dogs With OCD Are Helping Scientists Understand the Human VersionIn dogs, the disorder can manifest itself as compulsive tail-chasing, licking, or chewing.
  26. How High-School Popularity Follows You Into AdulthoodYour social status as a teen can shape the way you see the world long after graduation.
  27. People With Multiple Personalities Are Changing Psychologists’ Idea of the SelfDissociative identity disorder, in which people can have multiple personalities, raises the question: What makes a person who they are?
  28. Why I Risked My Life to Drive in Saudi ArabiaSaudi activist Manal al-Sharif shares the story behind the Women to Drive movement.
  29. performance art
    Be Better at Life by Thinking of Yourself LessThe motivational power of self-transcendence.
  30. When Extreme Déjà Vu Destroys Your Sense of Reality“I routinely struggle to discern the difference between lived events and dreams, between memories, hallucinations and the products of my imagination.”
  31. big data
    How to Predict If a Borrower Will Pay You BackPeople who use “God” and “promise” are more likely to default.
  32. The Perks of Talking to YourselfIt can be a sign of high cognitive functioning.
  33. What Malpractice Lawsuits Can Teach Us About Coping With Uncertainty“Sometimes there is simply nothing and no one to blame.”
  34. book excerpt
    Leaving Home, When Your Home Is a ConventAnd your dad is a pantsless, gun-toting Catholic priest.
  35. To Make Better Decisions, Ask Yourself ‘What,’ Not ‘Why’’What’ questions help us understand ourselves.
  36. Picky Eater? You Might Be a SupertasterOn the other end of the spectrum, the same thing goes for people who are super-adventurous with food.
  37. cut cover story
    What We Lose When Sex Is All About DangerParanoia rules on today’s college campus.
  38. Kids Are Better Friends When They Spend Time Away From ScreensTaking an extended phone break is enough to make them more empathetic.
  39. Sleeping Through the Night Is a Relatively New InventionShorter chunks of shut-eye used to be more normal than one long, uninterrupted snooze.
  40. My Mother’s MurderShe disappeared when I was four. It was years before I understood why.
  41. The 1930s Scientist Who Popularized a Terrifying Brain SurgeryA brief, unsettling history of the lobotomy.
  42. cut cover story
    Self-Empowerment Is Just Another Word for NarcissismHow contemporary feminism has lost its way.
  43. first person
    When Good Christian Girls Need Planned ParenthoodThey were there for me when no one else was.
  44. book excerpt
    How to Murder Your LifeI was a slutty and self-loathing downtown party girl fellatrix rushing to ruin.
  45. Your Emotions Are More Malleable Than You ThinkHere’s how to turn your stress into excitement.
  46. book excerpt
    My First Day Microdosing With LSDThe drug was a new treatment for my mood disorder — and the first problem was how to buy it.
  47. abortion
    4 Women on Having Abortions Before They Were Legal“I just remember thinking, I’m going to get through this.”
  48. Remembering Childhood Trauma That Never HappenedMemory is incredibly malleable – which means that it’s not that difficult to falsely convince someone they experienced something horrific.
  49. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid CureDepressed? Try dropping some acid. After a 50-year research hiatus, new clinical studies are pointing the way toward LSD’s redemption.
  50. excerpt
    My Life in the Plague YearsLife under AIDS, and — just as a new memorial goes up in Greenwich Village — how much has been forgotten.
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