Are People Out to Get You?

“Do you ever feel that people are out to get you?” I ask new patients this question. I am trying to assess whether the person has paranoid ideation—an exaggerated belief that they are being harassed...

Gratitude is a Verb

I probably say “thank you” at least 50 times a day. It’s not because I have excessive amounts of gratitude; it’s an automatic response. As a small child I was trained to say thank you,...
Are you good company?

Are You Good Company?

There are some people we naturally love to be around. They are like sunspots, giving off warmth and radiating good energy. There are others we avoid like the plague. They suck the energy out...

Dr. Peggy Drexler: An Expert Dishes on Daddy’s Girls, Momma’s Boys & More

For Father's Day, Dr. Peggy Drexler, author of Our Fathers, Ourselves and other fascinating gender studies books, speaks to the role — and how it's changing — men and "dad" play in our lives.

What Makes Some People More Successful Than Others?

What makes some people more successful than others? Top network scientists have an answer. They found that half of the difference in career success is due to one variable. Journalist Michael Simmons explains: The bottom line?...
Monogamy

Monogamy: It’s Fact, Not Opinion

The benefits of relationships and canoodling abound. Yet contrary to what some men may claim in locker rooms, dorm rooms, and after one too many hours at happy hour, more sexual partners does not...