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American teens are anxious, depressed and overwhelmed. Experts are struggling over how to help them
IT’S WELL-ESTABLISHED SCIENCE THAT READING boosts vocabulary, sharpens reason and expands intellectual horizons. But the latest round of research on the benefits of literature focuses on how it improves not our IQ, but our EQ. Book lovers profess a
CHRISTINA DUGAN In 1980 actress Mackenzie Phillips joined her father, John Phillips (whom Mackenzie claimed she had an incestuous relationship with in her 2009 memoir High on Arrival), in rehab for an out-of-control cocaine habit that had gotten her
If you’re worried about an adolescent and aren’t sure what to do, heed the advice of Fadi Haddad, a psychiatrist and the co-author of Helping Kids in Crisis
A man from ancient Rome said it was better to know nothing about a subject than to half-know it. I’m worried that this Republic of ours is set on proving his wisdom all over again. Only, we aren’t even bothering to know 50% of what’s going on. Seems
IF YOU PUT PEOPLE IN BRAIN SCANNERS and give them something delicious—say, wine or chocolate—the reward centers of their brains light up. In other words, it’s making them feel good. But if you promise them a delicious item in the future, there’s no r
ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO, WHEN THE first generation of wearable fitness trackers became popular, they were heralded as the dawn of a revolution. Health experts and businesspeople alike said that giving people access to real-time calorie-burning and step-
People on the spectrum—and their families—can be more easily swayed in their responses to treatments than previously thought.
IN OUR RELENTLESS QUEST TO LIVE healthier, happier, more productive lives, we often overlook a powerful tool within us: our internal sense of timing. The human body is genetically designed to coordinate the “when” of almost all aspects of life—sleep,
TUNNEL VISION CAN SET IN WITH A new cancer diagnosis. Everyone—the doctor, the patient, the patient’s loved ones—focuses almost exclusively on treatment: the chemotherapy, surgery and radiation that aim to keep a patient alive for as long as possible
IN A NEW BOOK, THE STAR OPENS UP ABOUT HOW SHE SAVED HER SCHIZOPHRENIC MOM
IT’S NATURAL TO WANT TO BE HAPPY all the time. But it’s telling that most of what many consider to be our seven basic emotions—joy, anger, sadness, fear, surprise, contempt and disgust—reflect the dark side of the human experience. These emotions are
IT’S COMMON FOR ADULTS TO FEEL LIKE we’re drowning in judgment—“You’re not famous enough,” “You’re not smart enough,” “You’re not thin enough.” The weight of these appraisals, from others and from ourselves, can prevent us from looking at the world a
IT’S EASY TO SNEER AT THE IDEA OF AFFLUENZA, BUT MAYBE THERE’S SOMETHING TO THE PREMISE THAT WEALTHY KIDS HAVE A PARTICULAR SET OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION PROBLEMS
JIHAN THOMPSON NEURONAL CONNECTIONS ARE created in the brain when you attempt something new. Plenty of research indicates this, including a 2010 study in The Journal of Neuroscience that found that even after just two sessions of practicing a new ta
THE SWEDISH ROYAL, 34, ON RAISING HER KIDS AND HER NEW APP TO HELP CHILDREN
PEOPLE TEND TO EXTERNALIZE WHEN THEY encounter problems—to look beyond themselves and find fault with others when things go wrong. Society’s mantra is “There’s plenty of blame to go around!” You can hear it echo in the reactions to the election. But
Fortune reviews three major releases this season that promise to help you elevate your thinking, motivation, and creativity in work and in life.
The same part of the brain that allows us to step into the shoes of others also helps us restrain ourselves.
Some experts think mindfulness is the antidote to distraction, misbehaving—even poor math scores. Are they on to something?
THERE ARE MANY WAYS IN WHICH celebrities are not like us, from the clothes they wear to the jets they fly. And when Angelina Jolie, one of the world’s most famous women, filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, one of the world’s most famous men, she did so
A single dose of magic mushrooms can make people with severe anxiety and depression better for months, according to a landmark pair of new studies.
THE STAR OPENS UP ABOUT HER BREAKDOWN, HER BIPOLAR DIAGNOSIS AND HOW SHE’S HEALING WITH A SUPPORTIVE HUSBAND AND A NEW SHOW
THE MONEY LINK: In surveys, Americans cite money and work as the top causes of stress (see below). And in what can be a vicious cycle, stress can hurt your job performance: The more anxious you are, the more distracted and ill-prepared you are at wor
THE MONEY LINK: You’ve done a great job planning for retirement, so the last thing you want is to slip up and squander your savings once you get there. A new study by Texas Tech professors Michael Finke and Sandra Huston and the University of Michiga
LIFE WAS EASIER WHEN IT wasn’t so long: learn when you’re young, work while you’re able, then resign yourself to a slow period of repose—and decline. But in the past century, scientific advancements have added decades to the average human life span,
Victims may be at risk of developing PTSD, but the experience may also spur growth.
Men of color are overrepresented in isolation, while whites are typically underrepresented.
IN TODAY’S DIGITAL WORLD, WE’RE OFTEN expected to be on email at all times. Recent studies show that office workers spend almost a third of their workday reading and responding to messages. This constant connectivity can be harmful: scientists have e
THE MONEY LINK: Sleep may be free, but not getting enough can be costly. In a 2016 study, economists Matthew Gibson and Jeffrey Shrader found that one extra hour of sleep per week can result in 5% higher wages. “When you’re sleep deprived, your produ
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