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Moving Meditation: How to Achieve Mindfulness Through Swimming

Moving Meditation: How to Achieve Mindfulness Through Swimming

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Study: Standard Test for Autism Needs Work

Study: Standard Test for Autism Needs Work

In a new review, researchers discovered that a test widely used to diagnose autism in children is less reliable than previously assumed. Using a novel study method, investigators from Rutgers...
‘Macho’ Identity Linked to More Severe PTSD in Vets

‘Macho’ Identity Linked to More Severe PTSD in Vets

Military training includes learning to suppress emotion and the development of self-reliance. These skills are believed to help service members perform better in the field. New research suggests that
Smokers do not like cigarettes that have "minutes of life lost" ruler printed on them

Smokers do not like cigarettes that have "minutes of life lost" ruler printed on them

In 2016 researchers created a variety of "dissuasive cigarettes" to find out which kind was the biggest turn-off. "A 'minutes of life lost' stick was the most aversive of the stimuli tested," reported
Bach and the Cosmos of Belonging: Michael Pollan on How the Transcendent Power of Music Allays the Loneliness of Being and the Ache of Regret

Bach and the Cosmos of Belonging: Michael Pollan on How the Transcendent Power of Music Allays the Loneliness of Being and the Ache of Regret

"Opened to the music, I became first the strings... and then the breeze of sound flowing past as it crossed the lips of the instrument and went out to meet the world, beginning its lonely transit of
9 Out of 10 Parents Say Teens Spend Too Much Time Video Gaming

9 Out of 10 Parents Say Teens Spend Too Much Time Video Gaming

A new poll finds that nearly 90 percent of parents believe their teen spends too much time gaming. However, the poll also suggests many parents may be mistaken about the...
Air Pollution at Birth Can Change How Brain Develops

Air Pollution at Birth Can Change How Brain Develops

A new study finds a link between significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and structural changes in the brain at the age of 12. According to researchers...
The Allure of Horror Movies

The Allure of Horror Movies

Why are we drawn to horror movies? Humans are fascinated by what scares us, be it skydiving, roller coasters, or true-crime documentaries — provided these threats are kept at a...
The secret to dealing with cynics at work

The secret to dealing with cynics at work

When people feel disrespected, they take a darker view of humanity. Here's how to break the cycle.
Maternal Stress May Harm Babies’ Brains

Maternal Stress May Harm Babies’ Brains

New research has found that severe maternal stress, anxiety and depression may be associated with impairment in key fetal brain regions before birth. Researchers from the Children’s National Hospital
Siblings of Kids With Intellectual Disabilities Score High in Empathy

Siblings of Kids With Intellectual Disabilities Score High in Empathy

A new study suggests that the sibling relationship between a typically-developing child and a brother or sister with an intellectual disability tends to be more supportive and empathetic than the...
Virginia Woolf on Why We Read and What Great Works of Art Have in Common

Virginia Woolf on Why We Read and What Great Works of Art Have in Common

"Our minds are all threaded together... Any live mind today is of the very same stuff as Plato’s & Euripides. It is only a continuation & development of the same thing. It is this common mind

6 Habits That Hurt Your Career — and How to Overcome Them

They may have served you well at some point, but they don’t anymore.

6 Habits That Hurt Your Career — and How to Overcome Them

They may have served you well at some point, but they don’t anymore.
Depression Around Menopause Often Goes Undetected

Depression Around Menopause Often Goes Undetected

New research suggests a high number of women experience symptoms of depression during perimenopause yet the mental health issue is not detected and as a consequence, untreated. Investigators
Most of us are “risk illiterate”—but we can fix that

Most of us are “risk illiterate”—but we can fix that

According to German psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer, most of us are "risk illiterate." But it's not our fault.

My Mother’s Eyes: A Soulful Animated Short Film About Loss and the Unbreakable Bonds of Love

Simple, tenderly expressive line drawings unspool a complex, inexpressible universe of feeling.
A Stanford behavioral strategist on three opportune moments to save money

A Stanford behavioral strategist on three opportune moments to save money

How to use your natural biases to save, rather than spend.
Move Into Adulthood Seen As Critical Time for Obesity

Move Into Adulthood Seen As Critical Time for Obesity

Two new studies reveal that weight again associated with leaving adolescence and moving into adulthood reflects a decrease in physical activity and changes in diet. Researchers at the University of...
How Does Cyberbullying Impact Young Psychiatric Inpatients?

How Does Cyberbullying Impact Young Psychiatric Inpatients?

Cyberbullying can magnify symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young inpatients at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, according to a new study published in the Journal