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The Surprising Benefits of Taking a Vacation from Social Media
People who gave up social media for a week said they felt happier, less depressed and less anxious. Some tips for breaking its grip.
Americans gained a lot of weight during the pandemic lockdown. Body mass and obesity rates went up. Here are some of the reasons why.
Pot is Not for Pets
Cannabis, especially in edible form, can be irresistible to pets. They may develop symptoms that are dangerous if they eat too much of it.
Why We Accept Misinformation
Why do some accept misinformation when they know it's false? Certain circumstances make it more likely fake news will pass as real news.
Reining in Seasonal Candy Promotions
Mountainous displays of chocolate Easter bunnies and eggs are hard to resist. What happens when the displays, not the candy, are removed?
Tell It Like It Is
Feedback is more welcome than many realize. Most people appreciate it. So don't hesitate -- it's an important way to make things better.
Drug Use and Kids’ Futures
It's not uncommon for kids to experiment with drugs in their teens. But what really matters to development is happens in their 20s.
Snooze More, Lose More
A good night's sleep is a good way to lose weight. People who slept seven hours a night instead of six cut 270 calories from their diets.
The Case for Making Pleasure Part of Sex Ed
Young people are more likely to practice safe sex when their sexual education classes discuss pleasure as well as prevention.
A Tailored Approach to Eating Better
When trying to improve people's diets, education, ethnic background and the food options in a given neighborhood all need to be considered.
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