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Bored Gamers in Search of “Flow”
If you play games on your phone whenever you have time on your hands, think again. It can lead to anxiety and depression, not engagement.
A “Magic” Cure for Depression
Psilocybin, the active compound in psychedelic mushrooms, appears to spur dendritic growth and enhance communication in the brain.
A Multisensory Treatment for Parkinson’s
Dancing with music stimulates the mind and body and appears to slow or halt the most debilitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
A Huge Boost for Young Brains
Vulnerable kids who learned mindfulness techniques at school were not only less stressed, they gained over an hour of quality sleep a night.
Laughing Gas to Lift Depression
Nitrous oxide, the anesthetic you may have been given at the dentist, shows promise as a way of relieving treatment-resistant depression.
Late Nights and Depression
Night owls' body rhythms make them vulnerable to depression. Getting to sleep just a little earlier appears to reduce that risk by a lot.
Is It Better to Give or Take?
Doing things for others -- and having others do things for you -- can help you live a longer and happier life. But which matters more?
Pets Are Good Therapy
You don't have to own a pet to enjoy the stress-reducing benefits of human-animal interaction. Therapy animals can calm and clear the mind.
A New View of Teens' Screen Time
Is teens' reliance on cell phones and social media any worse for them than the television and video game habits of the past?
Omega-3s Boost Longevity
Stress brings cellular aging that shows up in the tips of chromosomes. Omega-3 fatty acids, even in supplements, can prevent this damage.
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