Optimism may be quantifiably keeping marriages together, especially after the so-called honeymoon period ends.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Writer Kurt Andersen on passionate kookiness as the American Way.
Flies are in no way smart, but they experience time in an almost Matrix-like way.
The findings of this study are stunning: in a 16-hour waking day, adults are sedentary for 12.3 hours.
Researchers are looking for, and finding, effective methods for dealing with pain that don't require drugs.
A new study from the Mayo Clinic says that letting dogs in the bedroom may not disrupt sleep quality.
You may have heard of a new kind of therapy from your more “new age” friends, “Sensory Deprivation Tanks”. While it sounds like a form of torture that might have been used at Guantanamo Bay, many people swear to...
Molecular biologists are hopeful about the results, but a long road lies ahead—so far this diet has only worked proven wonders on mice.
Are noble 18th-century norms fit for 21st-century life? Especially when, as Yuval Harari says, liberalism’s “factual statements just don’t stand up to rigorous scientific scrutiny.”
What role do expectations play in whether we feel hungry or satiated?
Anyone can develop a great eye for design, according to the designer who led the team that created the iPod.
A new study examines reasons behind the persistence of neuromyths.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Claire Messud on childhood, growing up, and how we contain the things that scare us.
Neurons in the human brain produce photons, and are apparently capable of being the infrastructure for light-based communication and activity.
A story can literally transport you into a character’s body. But how long does it last?
Get lost in a good book. Time and again, reading has been shown to make us healthier, smarter, and more empathic.
A new psychology study finds that Christians and atheists behave differently to members of their own groups.
There are four main stages. Each has its own particular set of advancements and challenges.
A new study shows that most people are surprisingly ambivalent about their decision to break up with their partner — even right before they do it.
A new study from researchers in China and the Netherlands suggests that wealthy people are considerably more offended by unfairness in economic situations.