Exercise can be a very effective way to treat depression. So why don't American doctors prescribe it?
Everyone has voices in their heads telling them they're worthless. But that doesn't mean you should take them seriously.
Raise a glass to Jacques Lacan, the French intellectual who explained why the world will never experience us the way we experience ourselves.
Everyone loves that feeling of a good illusion knocking you on your intellectual and logic-parsing ass. And the Müller-Lyer Pulsating Star sure is a doozy.
Studies show holding onto anger erodes one's health while granting forgiveness enhances it. So, uh, how does one go about doing that?
It's not that they can't consider other people's perspectives. It's that they don't do so automatically.
"If a friend is in trouble, our first instinct is rarely to tell them that they are fundamentally a shithead and a failure."
Everyone feels ugly sometimes, and it usually has nothing to do with how we actually look.
Short periods of involuntary confinement under the Baker Act won't stop school shooters or help people like my child.
"Our anxiety isn't deplorable or a sign of weakness. It's simply the justifiable expression of our mysterious participation in a disordered, uncertain world."
The 99 cent pricing, however, isn't the only psychological trick companies are using to persuade you to buy their products.
Sure, it's not very rational to expect that you'll win the jackpot. But most of us aren't very rational about all kinds of things.
"It may not seem like it, but teasing done with affection and skill is a profound human accomplishment."
How I learned to ignore an old standby of relationship advice.
Type "depression" or "depressed" into YouTube and it won't be long until you stumble upon a suit-clad white supremacist giving a lecture on self-empowerment.
At this point it's pretty much a given that humans are going to go extinct, one way or another, in the next few centuries. What will aliens make of our demise when they come across our planet after we're all gone?
Ken Otterbourg contemplates love and loss and what we remember when we try to forget.
The 3 design elements that make smartphones so hard to put down, explained by Google’s former design ethicist.
Hearing voices in your head is often stigmatized in our culture, but for a number of people, these voices are actually a source of comfort.
To keep users hooked, many smartphones and apps take a page from machine gambling.
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