Mean Genes: From Sex To Money To Food: Taming Our Primal Instincts / Edition 2

Mean Genes: From Sex To Money To Food: Taming Our Primal Instincts / Edition 2

by Terry Burnham, Jay Phelan
     
 

Why our toughest battles are with ourselves.

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Why our toughest battles are with ourselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465031245
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
323,365
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Our toughest battles are with ourselves1
THIN WALLETS AND FAT BODIES
Debt Laughing all the way to the Darwinian bank15
bankruptcy · savings · big business
Fat Please don't feed the humans35
dieting · laziness · liposuction
CONSTANT CRAVINGS
Drugs Hijacking the pleasure pathway59
caffeine · alcohol · prozac · addiction · hope
Risk Thrill-seeking genes taking us for a ride83
casinos · jalapeño peppers · roller-coasters · rewards
Greed Running fast on the happiness treadmill105
money · happiness · materialism · progress · joy
ROMANCE AND REPRODUCTION
Gender Girls against the boys131
mars & venus · hormones · homosexuality, culture
Beauty It's more than skin deep153
attraction · desire · fads
Infidelity Our cheating hearts173
marriage · cheaters · love · lust ·promise
FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FOES
Family The ties that bind199
blood · siblings · conflict · motherhood
Friends and Foes Keep friends close and enemies closer213
warfare · race · gossip · road rage · loyalty
Conclusion Surviving desire245
Acknowledgments255
Index257

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