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Advice for Anxious People
Advice for Anxious People

How Do I Get My Body To Stop Freaking Out When My Mind Does?

Physical effects of anxiety are a normal part of being human, but there are ways to deal.
Christian Jarrett
2 days ago
Brains on trial
Brains on trial

Can Neuroscience Predict How Likely Someone Is to Commit Another Crime?

Researchers propose using brain imaging technology to improve risk assessments—tools to help courts determine appropriate sentencing, probation, and parole. It's controversial to say the least.
Andrew R. Calderon
4 days ago
Your Brain
Your Brain

There's a Chemical In Your Brain That Makes You Want More

Dopamine has been described as just a pleasure molecule, but that's a common misconception.
Shayla Love
8.14.18
Harm Reduction
Harm Reduction

Does Smoking Heroin Really Cause Brain Damage?

Recent reports that smoking heroin (and an associated risk of brain damage) is increasing among young people aren't looking at the full picture.
Troy Farah
8.10.18
psychedelics
psychedelics

The Connection Between Ayahuasca, Your Stomach, and Your Mind

Could changing your gut bacteria alleviate depression and anxiety?
Mackenzie Erlank
8.10.18
The High Life
The High Life

What Weed and Cocaine Do to Memory

"Your memory is really your identity. Your own history, your own desires, your own fears.”
Shayla Love
8.8.18
mind
mind

Your Brain Is Constantly Searching for Problems to Fix

When something becomes rare, we tend to see it in places more than ever.
David Levari
7.6.18
mind
mind

What It's Like to Experience Constant Musical Hallucinations

Sylvia hears music playing in her head all day. She's deaf.
Helen Thomson
6.27.18
Your Brain
Your Brain

What Happens When Your Brain Loses Its Grip on Reality

People who confabulate experience a true confusion of reality, past memories, and identities.
Shayla Love
6.21.18
depression
depression

All the Reasons You Shouldn’t Drink When You’re Depressed

Alcohol has immediate and long-term negative effects that can exacerbate depression—and far outweigh any benefits.
Mark Hay
6.20.18
mind
mind

Ecstasy’s Risks to the Average User May Be Less Severe Than Previously Thought

Past research on MDMA has contained some noteworthy flaws.
Jesse Hicks
6.20.18
anxiety
anxiety

This Is Why Small Talk Makes Some People So Anxious

A therapist gave us advice for how to get over it.
Jessica Dore
6.19.18