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Give and You Shall Receive--A Boost to Your Self-Esteem

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Self-esteem is something we all want, and, experts say, need for our mental health. But the more we chase this notion, trying to build ourselves up in our own eyes, the more it eludes our grasp: a body of research shows that doggedly pursuing self-worth backfires, because that pursuit implies a level of ego-involvement that is unhealthy...

May 29, 2011 — Ingrid Wickelgren

The Data Are In Regarding Satoshi Kanazawa

A Hard Look at Last Week's "Objective Attractiveness" Analysis in Psychology Today If what I say is wrong (because it is illogical or lacks credible scientific evidence), then it is my problem...

May 23, 2011 — Khadijah Britton

Gut Bugs Affect Brains

A study with mice finds that the types of intestinal bacteria an individual carries can influence behavior. Karen Hopkin reports

May 20, 2011
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