EDITOR’S NOTE [P3J CONTRIBUTORS [P4J LETTERS [P6J
INSIGHTS [P9-23J Make better
decisions; boost willpower; why happy couples split. FINAL ANALYSIS [P96J
PERSONALITY ECCENTRIC’S CORNER [P24J Magician Alex Stone reveals the tricks of the trade.
WHAT IT’S LIKE [P28J
Spending four months in solitude.
TWO-MINUTE MEMOIR [P30J Coming to terms with the mysterious loss of a twin.
UNCONVENTIONAL WISDOM [P34J A Stepford wife; a woman scorned; a haunted husband.
SEX p.36 The flexual female
MIND YOUR BODY [P38] To stop pain, kill the messenger.
OUTSIDE IN [P39J Dress well.
NATURE’S BOUNTY [P41] .
Pesticide residues taint many foods-but definitely not all. What’s safe and what’s not?
EARNINGS AND YEARNINGS [P46J Does working together kill friendships?
Blogger Column [P48] We run from cooties, but disgust is not innate.
The Unbearable Uncanniness of Being P. 50
Deja vu? Near death experiences? Premonitions? Strange coincidences? Think of them as our best attempts to make sense of anomalous situations.
[BY MATTHEW HUTSON]
From Promise to Promiscuity P.60
How infidelity reflects the pull of many tiny factors.
Plus: Ethicist Mark White on whether affairs are ever justified.*
[BY HARA ESTROFF MARANO]
Ahead of the Curves P. 70
Men know something vital that women don’t.
Plus: How big hips make wise women. [BY WILLIAM LASSEK AND STEVEN GAULIN]
Of Brainiacs and Billioniares P. 78
In the age of Big Data,the smartest 1 percent are more vital than ever. Who are they, what is their skillset, and can they compete globally? [BY JONATHAN WAI]