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The Anatomy of Forgetting
Brain waves and pupil size offer clues to the way distracted attention affects our ability to remember and makes us likelier to forget.
CBD Will Cure What(ever) Ails You
The wild and far-ranging health claims about CBD -- a product of hemp, not marijuana, -- are unsubstantiated. The FDA needs to weigh in.
YouTube Channels Promote Junk Food
Millions of kids see the posts kid influencers put up on social media. It's a new way to advertise unhealthy foods to children.
The Worst Kind of Optimists
Some people think they are not at risk for COVID-19 and can ignore restrictions because they haven't gotten gotten it yet. Big mistake.
Bad Behavior's Dietary Roots
Scientists looking into the evolution of our eating habits think they may know why behavior problems like ADHD are on the rise.
Keeping Company with Pets during Lockdown
Having a pet provides fun and comfort, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Don't rush out to buy one, but be glad if you have one.
An Antidote for Loneliness
Loneliness is a mental health burden for many older adults. But not all. People unaffected by it seem to have one quality in common.
When Parents Are Perfectionists
Helicopter parents who step in to fix things rather than give their child a chance to struggle aren't just trying to help.
More to the Marshmallow Test?
Kids' ability to delay gratification when offered a treat is seen as evidence of self-control, but it may be a sign of something else, too.
For Kids Learning to Read, It Helps to Keep It Simple
Entertaining and colorful illustrations are fine for picture books, but when it comes to learning to read, simpler images help kids more.
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