Psychology Today Vol. 54 No 4 July/August 2012

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.

RELATIONSHIPS
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.

HEALTH
SEX p.36 The flexual female
MIND YOUR BODY [P38] To stop pain, kill the messenger.
OUTSIDE IN [P39J Dress well.

FOOD CHAIN
NATURE’S BOUNTY [P41] .
Pesticide residues taint many foods-but definitely not all. What’s safe and what’s not?

SOLUTIONS
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]

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