- 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
- 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.
- Jan 18 20174 minutes
Why It May Be Counterproductive To Say 'Overweight'
A proposed linguistic change could temper a cultural obsession with body weight.
- Jan 17 20177 minutes
The Limits Of Sugar Guidelines
Is there a danger in governments offering too-specific advice on sugar consumption?
- 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.
- Jan 2 20172 minutes
Dr. Cristin Kearns
The former dentist turned investigative researcher is exposing how the sugar industry got us hooked
- Jul 25 20165 minutes
The Healing Power of Nature
IT SOUNDED MORE LIKE A LARK THAN a scientific study when a handful of Japanese researchers set out to discover whether something special—and clinically therapeutic—happens when people spend time in nature. They were inspired by a new recommendation f
- Oct 10 20164 minutes
Why I Had Weight-Loss Surgery
THE CREATOR OF PLUS-SIZE HEROINES WASN’T AIMING TO BE THIN—SHE JUST WANTED TO FEEL LIKE HERSELF
- 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
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Slim Down to Save
THE MONEY LINK: When you’re carrying extra pounds, the extra expenses add up, starting with health care. In a 2013 Duke study, researchers tracked health care spending by body mass index levels. The average annual cost for a person with a low BMI of
- Jul 1 20157 minutes
How to Build Up Your Willpower Muscle.
Steely resolve and self-control can usher an entrepreneur past the inevitable challenges to long-awaited rewards. But how best to tap into the secret weapon of willpower?
- 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.
- Oct 1 20132 minutes
10 Easy Ways to Minimize Stress
The biggest hazard to your business may be the one you can't see: chronic stress.
- Oct 10 20162 minutes
Voilà! France’s Next Culinary Advance
Better food labels—but it’s still an experiment, and the four candidates need more testing
- Mar 1 20163 minutes
Practical Advice for Fighting Fear
How do we dial down our freaked-out minds? Scott Halford, author of Activate Your Brain and the founder of the consultant group Complete Intelligence, explains.
- Jan 1 20133 minutes
How Positive Thinking Can Make You a Better Problem Solver
The science behind how negative feelings can actually prevent you from thinking clearly and making creative decisions. We speak with Prof. Barbara Fredrickson, who studies how to reframe adversity and be more effective.
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Stress Less About Money
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
- Oct 3 20161 minute
My Week Of Adventurous Eating
I escaped for lunch even though it was harder for me to track macronutrients
- Sep 4 201616 minutes
If An MIT Scientist Discovered The Fountain Of Youth, Would You Believe Him?
Leonard Guarente is certain he’s succeeded where a long line of doctors (and quacks) before him have failed. His pill will either extend our lives or tarnish his career.
- Oct 31 201614 minutes
How Musclepharm Went From Swole To Twig
For years, Brad Pyatt’s supplement company bulked up on celebrity endorsements and penny stock trades. Then the SEC started kicking sand in its face
- Jan 18 20173 minutes
Cottonmouths Attack When They're Stressed Out In Life
It’s not bumping into them that makes the snakes angry.