- Dec 8 20163 minutes
What Are The Risks For Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes?
A new surgeon-general report calling vaping among young people a “major health concern” adds to a heated debate over whether the practice is safer than smoking.
- Dec 12 201615 minutes
Is Kratom A Deadly Drug Or A Life-Saving Medicine?
ADVOCATES BELIEVE THE POWDER HELPS PEOPLE KICK OPIOIDS WITHOUT RISK OF ADDICTION. WHEN THE DEA TRIED TO CRIMINALIZE IT, THEY FOUGHT BACK
- Oct 24 20161 minute
Our Addiction Crisis Can Be Solved—With Hardwork
The prescription-opioid epidemic is one of the most urgent public-health challenges of our time. Since 1999, overdose deaths have quadrupled, which parallels the quantity of opioids prescribed. The majority of prescription opioids that are being misu
- Dec 15 20166 minutes
Facing The Darkness
Depression still carries a stigma for entrepreneurs, who are expected to be energetic optimists. But the problem is emerging from the shadows.
- Jul 25 20161 minute
Then & Now
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
- Oct 24 20165 minutes
A New Paradigm for Opioid Addiction: More Drugs
THE PHOTO WAS so startling that it almost seemed staged. In the driver’s seat, the man’s head is dropped back, his eyes closed, mouth agape, one hand draped on the steering wheel in front of him and the other in his lap. In the passenger seat, a woma
- Jan 1 20172 minutes
10 Entrepreneurs Share Fail-Safe Strategies For More Effective Meetings
We asked readers: How do you make the most of everyone's least favorite work routine? Here's what they had to say.1. Plan ahead. Set the agenda one week ahead of time. Allow employees to comment on it prior to the meeting so they have time to really
- Sep 26 20161 minute
Why We Should Watch Our Internal Clocks
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,
- Dec 6 20164 minutes
Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self
The same part of the brain that allows us to step into the shoes of others also helps us restrain ourselves.
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Snuff Out Smoke Damage
THE MONEY LINK: Lighting up burns a big hole in your wallet. Buy a $7 pack of cigarettes a day, and you’re spending $2,555 a year. Over 20 years your tab skyrockets to $93,987, assuming prices rise by 6% a year. (Calculate your own bill at smokefree.
- Nov 7 20161 minute
What Parents Should Do
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
- Dec 1 20161 minute
The Facebook Founder In His Own Words
Zuckerberg often muses on management. Here, a selection of quotes from public Q&As posted on Facebook.
- Nov 7 201614 minutes
The Kids Are Not All Right
American teens are anxious, depressed and overwhelmed. Experts are struggling over how to help them
- Feb 1 20152 minutes
How This E-Cig Franchise Is Moving Into Marijuana
An e-cigarette firm develops a safer pot-delivery system.
- Oct 10 20162 minutes
Seattle Breaks New Ground on Opioids
Officials sanction public spaces for shooting heroin | “We need to do what the science tells us to do”
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
The Literacy of Long-Form Thinking
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
- Dec 1 20167 minutes
The Life-Changing Magic Of Mushrooms
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.
- Nov 1 20142 minutes
Why a Phone Call Is Better Than an Email (Usually)
Our obsession with e-mail ignores a crucial truth about human beings: that we have evolved as listeners, not as readers.
- Sep 19 20164 minutes
Emily Blunt’s Deep Dive
EMILY BLUNT HAS COME A LONG WAY FROM HER STARMAKING TURN AS a Louboutin-loving fashionista in 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada. To play the lead role in The Girl on the Train, out Oct. 7, she had to deglamorize like never before. “Talk about no makeup,”
- Apr 1 20132 minutes
How to Cut Through the Clutter and Make the Best Decisions
Making clear-headed decisions is the ability to see beyond your entrenched biases and move your business forward. Here's how to do it.
- Nov 7 20162 minutes
The Forgotten Side of Cancer Care
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
- Oct 31 20161 minute
Tobacco Taxes Work—If They’re High Enough
Four states have referendums to raise cigarette taxes. The initiatives are worthwhile in three
- Oct 3 20165 minutes
The Mindful Classroom
Some experts think mindfulness is the antidote to distraction, misbehaving—even poor math scores. Are they on to something?
- Oct 31 20162 minutes
Why Fitness Trackers Aren’t Making Us Healthier
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-
- May 1 20132 minutes
How to Keep Employees Engaged
The key to developing employees with oomph is communication.
- Dec 6 20164 minutes
The Post-Traumatic Psychology Of Disaster Survivors
Victims may be at risk of developing PTSD, but the experience may also spur growth.
- Mar 1 20132 minutes
Inside the Brains of Rebellious Leaders
True iconoclasts don't just happen upon a novel approach. Their brains are actually wired in a way that makes them more likely to take the road less traveled.
- Oct 1 20161 minute
How a Biotech Turned a Bust into a Hit
Hands-on selling transformed anti-addiction drug Vivitrol into a success.
- Dec 19 20162 minutes
Not A Normal Work Trip
Writer Ayelet Waldman experiments with microdosing and becomes “weirdly productive.”
- Mar 1 20147 minutes
Is Your Managerial Ego Too Big?
Overlords of their own fiefdoms and overseers of inflated budgets and staffs, these type of managers can kill your company. Here's what every leader needs to know to take down the takeover artists.