A study on rats offers the first biological evidence that small doses of hallucinogenic drugs could have therapeutic benefits.
Depression is a very complex disorder, and we simply have no good evidence that antidepressants help sufferers to improve.
It's about a confluence of stress and convenience. Plus, they can be fun.
The upper echelon is hoarding money and privilege to a degree not seen in decades. But that doesn't make them happy at work.
The mind is a terrifying thing, and Robert Mobley's mind was turned against him for a very long time. This story is hard to listen to, but at a point it's also impossible to turn away from.
It essentially tears down the tiny bridges that nerve cells rely on to pass their impulses from from cell to the next.
We've gotten too used to discussing suicide as a fleeting, temporary side effect of mental illness. We might better serve people in need if we could acknowledge the messier reality.
Another food brand — this time it's Sunny D — is dominating social media by sharing bleak messages. Here's why that should end.
A roundup of the most interesting, thought-provoking and surprising questions that our favorite columnists addressed in recent days.
How to fight the Dunning-Kruger effect, explained by psychologist David Dunning.
In extreme cold, people are lucky to have shelter. But staying cooped up for days can do strange things to your brain.
In which John describes what he has (and hasn't) learned in his first month away from his twitter, reddit, instagram, and facebook. Crash Course Navigating D...
Five advice columnists on the letters they'll never forget, whether they give advice to friends/family, how to get them to actually answer your letter, and so much more.
"Now that we realize our brains can be hacked, we need an antivirus for the brain." Those were the words of Yuval Noah Harari, famous historian and outspoken critic of Silicon Valley.
Scientific research shows that passively browsing the internet — which many of us do about 50% more often than actively searching the internet for something specific — is absolutely terrible for our mental health.
The reaction when two people lock eyes in a crowded room is a staple of romantic cinema. But the complex, unconscious reactions that take place are anything but make believe.
Long hours, fatigue and widespread harassment are leading to mental health emergencies and a high suicide rate for merchant marines.
Research says they suck as much as you think they do.
We live in a world committed to making purchases as easy as possible. But at what cost?
Chores are the worst.
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