1. How can we all make better decisions? When life and death is on the line what methods do the pros consistently rely on? It’s ‘arousal control.’

    The secret to handling pressure like astronauts, Navy SEALs, and samurai

    150 miles above the Earth is no place for panic



  3. Live and let live.

  4. 7 ideas from ancient thinkers that will improve your modern life

    Science has validated many of the lessons ancient thinkers knew but could not prove


  5. Last month, Wired did a study of dating profiles with the help of OkCupid and Match.com in order to assemble some tips on writing the perfect profile. Here are 7 things they discovered from crunching the numbers on the words people use in their dating profiles

    Spoiler: writing “whom” is hot, “God” not so much.


  6. "Marriage isn’t a lovey-dovey thing, y’know, for 80 years.  You learn to accept one another’s way of life.”

    Relationship advice from America’s longest-married couple


  7. I always have to know my characters in a lot of depth — what clothes they’d choose, what they were like at school, etc. And I know what happened before and what will happen after the part of their lives I’m dealing with. I can’t see them just now, packed into the stress of the moment.

  8. Need advice?

    TheWeek.com's resident sage and advice columnist, Starshine Roshell, can help you out! Send questions on love, life, or whatever else is troubling you to: ToughLove@TheWeek.com


  9. Are you grappling with sticky, not-so-easy-to-answer problems in your relationship? TheWeek.com’s wonderful advice columnist, Starshine Roshell, might be able to give you some Tough Love.

    What do you need help with?


  10. Sexual experience is overrated. You’ll have to take my word for this, but plain old frantic, fumbling, basic-biology intercourse feels crazy, ungodly good, so you don’t get a ton of bonus points for having “moves” or encyclopedic nudity know-how.

  11. Dear Starshine,

    My ex and I recently got back together after trying to be apart for a while. We had some disagreements during the getting-back-together phase and one evening I decided to go out drinking with friends. Long story short, I had way too much to drink and all I remember is waking up the next morning. Friends told me about the hilarious things I did that I have no memory of. A very dear friend of mine told me that I kissed him and he was too drunk to stop me. It must have lasted a couple of minutes at most. I have absolutely no recollection of this but I have no reason to doubt my friend’s story either. Apart from vowing to never binge drink again, I’m in a bind: Should I tell my boyfriend or should I pretend it never happened?

    Oh, sweetie, tell him about the kiss or don’t tell him. It doesn’t matter. He’s going to find out either way because — Can I be honest? — you’re a bad liar…


  12. Dear Abby: My boyfriend is going to be 20 years old next month. I’d like to give him something nice for his birthday. What do you think he’d like? —Carol
    Dear Carol: Nevermind what he’d like, give him a tie.

    Dear Abby: Our son married a girl when he was in the service. They were married in February and she had an 8 1/2-pound baby girl in August. She said the baby was premature. Can an 8 1/2-pound baby be this premature? —Wanting to Know
    Dear Wanting: The baby was on time. The wedding was late. Forget it. 

    Here, 13 of Dear Abby’s best zingers.


  13. Advice to live by: “Condoms can reduce the spread of STDs, but ain’t no prophylactic can staunch the spread of lies.”

    Our new advice columnist, Starshine Roshell, is kicking things off today at TheWeek.com. Her first (really tough) question: How do I tell my crush I have herpes?