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Thousands of People Voted on the Grossest Thing in the World

There are six categories of things that most people find disgusting.
Jesse Hicks
15 hours ago
tech harm reduction
tech harm reduction

All the Ways Technology Ruins Our Attention Spans

Thankfully, there might be a way to undo the damage.
Markham Heid
2 days ago
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Family separation is traumatic, and traumatic experiences can launch a predisposition to addiction or mental illness into an actual disorder.
Maia Szalavitz
2 days ago
depression
depression

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

Alcohol also has a number of immediate and long-term negative effects that can exacerbate depression, which far outweigh any benefits.
Mark Hay
3 days ago
death
death

Really, Really Old People Talked About Whether They're Ready to Die

"I wish I could snuff it. I'm only in the way."
Jane Fleming
3 days ago
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
4 days ago
psychedelics
psychedelics

Psychedelics Are Promising, But Many Psychiatrists Don't Want to Use Them

I surveyed more than 300 psychiatrists on their knowledge and views of psychedelics.
Brian Barnett, M.D.
4 days ago
Stress
Stress

All the Ways Living in a City Messes With Your Mental Health

"I wasn’t sleeping well, and I was feeling very anxious in big crowds of people.”
Lydia Smith
4 days ago
immigration
immigration

Here Are All the Doctors' Groups That Have Denounced Trump's Family Separation Policy

Multiple medical groups have warned of the mental and physical health risks of taking immigrant kids away from their parents.
Susan Rinkunas
5 days ago
death
death

Most of Our Phobias Are Driven by the Fear of Death

Social psychologists call it the "terror management theory."
Lisa Iverach
Rachel Menzies
Ross Menzies
5 days ago
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body

Your Voice Actually Changes When You Talk to Someone Intimidating

Using a higher-pitched voice could signal that you're not a threat.
Viktoria Mileva
6.15.18
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

It’s Even Harder to Get an Abortion if You’re in the Military

TRICARE, the military’s health insurance, won't cover abortions except in the cases of rape, incest, or if the mother’s life is at risk. Women often have to go off base and pay out of pocket for their care.
Gia Miller
6.14.18