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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.
Feeling Groovy: A Psychedelic's Anti-Depressant Powers
Psilocybin, a compound found in "magic mushrooms" is proving an effective way to ease depression in some people, sometimes for weeks.
Parental Pressure Fuels Kids’ Perfectionism
The pressure to succeed has never been greater, and it leaves many teens feeling they must do everything right all the time.
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.
Teens’ Mental Health a Worry for Parents
Adolescence is never easy, but the pandemic has made it even harder. Nearly 60% of parents said they had sought help for their kids.
Ozone Linked to Teens' Risk of Depression
A study finds that adolescents' feelings of sadness or hopelessness and thoughts of suicide increase over time as ozone levels rise.
Keeping It in the Family
Genetic testing services like 23andMe can yield useful health information. But they can also reveal issues some might regret knowing about.
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.
Lonely Hearts Might Break
Loneliness and being isolated from others is not good for anyone, but it may be especially hard on women who often out-live their spouses.
Breakups Can Be Harder on Men
No one weathers a breakup well, but older women, with a broader social net, appear to handle it better than older men do. Some suggestions.
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