School: A Chicago Tribune investigation into the “empty-desk epidemic” in Chicago public schools. The authors suggest that chronically failing to get children to school is a form of parental neglect, if not abuse.
Psychology: A psychologist shares her personal journey through extreme mental illness and how it helped her develop an effective treatment – dialectical behavior therapy, or D.B.T. – for clients with borderline personality disorder who are also “supersuicidal.”
Scholarship: A researcher proposes a theoretical model for those awkward social moments that make us cringe. Using a novel research situation involving strangers seated closely together – and cookies! – Joshua Clegg explores those situations that “trigger social discomfort in all of us.” Erm…Awkward.