The amygdala can hijack your brain's response if it recognizes past trauma in a current situation. To regain control, simply press pause.
Scientific evidence does not support the use of trigger warnings, which are described as a "disingenuous gesture of trauma awareness."
Jung thought these autonomous entities live in your unconscious mind — often at a cost.
There’s really only one mistake you can make: continue doing the same thing you already know is hurting you and expect a different result.
If you see life as only a source of suffering and misery, why bring anyone else into that? This belief, called anti-natalism, is on the rise.
It's time to bring "friendship love" back.
Can targeted interventions save Americans?
We can no longer approach the news as passive consumers.
It could explain why so many people don’t respond to common antidepressants.
Grief never ends. There is no closure, but there are things we can do to mitigate the feeling of loss.
A study involving nearly 2,000 people found links between personality traits and the likelihood of moving toward or away from dementia.
The strange case of cultured ultra-thief Stéphane Breitwieser — who claims “art is my drug” — has divided opinion. Is it Stendhal syndrome?
“It is healthy and normal to be afraid of death."
Since 2012, the amount of time that teenagers spend socializing in person has plummeted. Is it a coincidence that depression is more common?
The Serenity Prayer is nice — until the missiles come raining down on your city.
"Human connection is as threatened by unhealthy peace as it is by unhealthy conflict." —Priya Parker
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline relaunched last year with a new number, yet few Americans are aware of the helpline and its purpose.
You'll be able to sleep through a war.
Impossible standards and poor self-understanding are making us miserable.
Neuroscientists and artists alike are making the case that we could transform the world through psychedelics.
Philosophers Massimo Pigliucci and Greg Lopez discuss how Stoicism can help us gain perspective on our emotions and act with intention in the world.
A part of human nature needs to be challenged and feel strong. Today, we fulfill that need with "surrogate activities."