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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 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.
Child-Free by Choice
Not everyone wants kids. Despite the stigma sometimes attached to those who choose not to have children, they're doing fine.
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?
The Narcissist’s Wrath
Narcissists believe the world revolves around them. They also lack empathy and share an even more troubling quality -- aggression.
Drinking and Social Distancing Don’t Mix
You're at a bar and meet someone new. Alcohol makes it likely you will lean in and get closer. If you're with a friend, different story.
To Ease Stress, Reach for Fruit
Yoga, exercise, therapy and meditation can all help ease stress, but fruit arms your body against it. It seems to be about flavonoids.
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