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Men Love Smart Women Until They Actually Have To Talk To Them

The Cut | Posted 10.24.2016 | Women
The Cut

(Photo: Hero Images/Corbis) By Dayna Evans As the tides of history and gender change, it would be easy to assume that men -- recently unseated as t...

Does Being a Mom Suck Worse Than Being a Dad?

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 10.10.2016 | Parents

The headline may sound like a dispatch from the Department of Obvious Science, but the reasons behind it are actually interesting. According to a stu...

The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

Derailment And How To Manage It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.

Crazy Busy? How Much Would You Pay For An Hour Of Calm?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

"What I wouldn't give for a moment of peace and calm." This was the thought I had a few days ago on a particularly hectic day running errands, running my business, and parenting my four-and-a-half month old.

135 Couples Told Scientists How Depression Affects Their Relationships

Science of Us | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

Many of the answers, not surprisingly, focus on the hardships of trying to maintain a healthy relationship under the specter of depression. Some wrote about how one person's depressive symptoms can trigger the other's.

We May Never Know Why the Word 'Moist' Is So Terrible

Science of Us | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

There's something about this explanation that feels just a little unsatisfying. Phlegm, after all, isn't nearly as widely maligned. Damp doesn't inspire the same sense of squeamishness in so many people. There has to be something else at play.

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

Stats Aren't Racist

Outspeak | Posted 03.04.2017 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Statistics vs Correlational Studies. Do you know the difference? Correlational research is used to find out whether one or more variables can predic...

Saying 'Thank You' Could Change Your Brain

Science of Us | Posted 01.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

Time and again, studies have shown that performing simple gratitude exercises, like keeping a gratitude diary or writing letters of thanks, can bring a range of benefits, such as feelings of increased well-being and reduced depression, that often linger well after the exercises are finished.

These Body-Maps Show Where We Do And Don't Like Being Touched

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 10.28.2015 | Science

Touching is an essential part of any relationship. Handshakes, pats on the back and kisses on the lips -- a touch can mean a lot. But some touching is...

No, Students Do Not Really "Hate School Lunches"

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

By now many of you have likely read "Why Students Hate School Lunches," by Kate Murphy in this week's New York Times Sunday Review. Here's my one word reaction to the piece: GAH!!!!

New Study Finds Recessions Mean Fewer Babies

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business

Babies are really cute. They're also good for the economy. The fertility rate can be an important part of a nation's long-term economic picture. When ...

A Composer Hopes His Music Will Put You to Sleep

Science of Us | Posted 09.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

The entire point of "Sleep," a digital album composed by British musician Max Richter, is that the eight-hour piece lulls its listeners to sleep. The classical composition includes strings, a lightly-played piano, and some appropriately dreamy vocals -- more oohs and ahhs than actual lyrics.

A Recent Pysch Study Shows: Don't Trust Studies

The Huffington Post | Elisabeth Brier | Posted 09.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

A new psychological study reveals: we shouldn't believe psychological studies. These findings are based upon the discovery that three out of four psyc...

Buddy, Can You Spare a Trillion Dollars? The Cost of Veteran Health Care

Dawson Church | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Dawson Church

"Are you a Vietnam veteran?" I asked "Stan," an auto mechanic I'd met a few minutes earlier in the course of a routine car checkup. He nodded affirmat...

Lessons from Amazon about the Importance of Thriving at Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

Simply using the word "together" can have a profound impact on how work teams operate. New research by Priyanka Carr and Gregory Walton shows that using social cues that signal an invitation for folks to work together can fuel intrinsic motivation even when people work alone.

Why Lonely People Stay Lonely

Science of Us | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

Nobody likes feeling lonely, and some recent research suggests that the ache of isolation isn't only a psychological problem; unwanted solitude impacts physical health, too.

What It's Like To Live With Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Science of Us | Posted 06.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

People with body dysmorphic disorder have what you might call a complicated relationship with mirrors, to put things mildly. BDD, a psychiatric condition marked by a preoccupation with perceived flaws in one's personal appearance, is the subject of a new paper published in the Journal of Health Psychology.

Exercise: the Luminous, Latent Potential of a Little Action

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is an enormous benefit from even a little exercise, more benefit from more, and then a threshold past which returns diminish, but don't decline. The take-away message is that there is enormous potential for even a little bit of action to make our health, and lives, better.

Breast Cancer Screening: Where Are We Now?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Among the more important medical studies reported in recent weeks, even resulting in that rarefied "front page, above the crease" coverage by the New York Times, was a paper in JAMA indicating that the interpretation of breast biopsies is not the infallible gold standard we had hoped.

Monolingual Myopia

Clayton Lewis | Posted 05.20.2015 | Education
Clayton Lewis

Debates are sizzling about the efficacy of American education in preparing students for the global economy. Graduates face escalating competition as millions of recent job entrants hit the market from expanding middle-class economies such as India, China and Brazil.

10 Tips On What to Do Before, During and After Your College Intership

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.28.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

A lot of students enter college not knowing how to go about finding an internship that will help them with their career goals. It's a process that can sometimes be very daunting and confusing.

Cancer and Random Genes: Fortune Favors the Prepared

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

At this point, you should be scratching your head and asking: Didn't they study cancer occurrence in actual people? The answer is no. Didn't they show that lifestyle factors don't influence the rate of mutation? Again, the answer is no.

Survey Finds 1 In 5 College Students Have Abused Prescription Medication

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.14.2014 | College

A new survey released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids found that abuse of prescription stimulants is "becoming normalized" among college student...