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Which Jobs Have the Highest Suicide Rates?

The CDC recently released a report showing that some occupations have much higher suicide rates than others.

Evidence Grows of Link Between Herpes Virus and Alzheimer's Disease

For decades scientist Ruth Itzhaki has been researching the link between having the herpes virus and contracting Alzheimer's later in life. If true, this could lead to a simple treatment for Alzheimer's.

Knowing Your Tendency Helps You Conquer Life Goals

Author Gretchen Rubin says people have one of four personal tendencies that direct how we handle inner and outer expectations. Knowing your tendency can help you figure out how to manage change.

The Powerball 'Tipping Point': What Size Jackpot Makes You Play?

There's a magic number that gets casual players (maybe you) really interested.

People Are Dying for the Perfect Selfie

More than 250 people in six years have died while taking selfies. Who is taking such risks and why?

How Sleep Consolidates Our Memories

A new study determined it takes a split second for our brains to replay and store certain memories when we sleep.

Can Military Meditation Techniques Help You Fall Asleep Fast?

Americans are deprived of sleep. And it's becoming a public health crisis. Could the military really help out?

What's the Difference Between Enabling and Supporting?

If you have a loved one fighting drug or alcohol addiction, it can sometimes be hard to know when helping them is actually hurting them.

Here's How You Help a Friend With Depression

You may not be a professional therapist, but you might be the only person around to observe that a loved one is depressed or suicidal. What's the best way to help?

Does Sleeping On Your Side Stop Snoring?

If you sleep with someone who snores, you may've read that you should wake them up and have them turn on their side to stop the problem. But does it work?

Introvert and Extrovert Brains Aren't the Same

And that difference has a lot to do with dopamine — and how you respond to it.

Why Socks Help You Sleep Better

Wearing socks to bed may not look sexy, but it can be a lifesaver at helping you fall asleep faster.

More Bad News for People With Insomnia

A new study just found the sleeping disorder could make you gain weight. Awesome.

People Want to Go Under the Knife to Look Like Their Snapchat Selfies

You'll never look like your Snapchat self, but that's not stopping people from trying.

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Cure for Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer's is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. for which there is no cure, no means of prevention and no treatment that can slow it down. Why has it proved so hard to find a cure?

Are Artists Hardwired for Poverty?

A new study out of Germany claims that artists are less driven by monetary rewards than other people.

Why Are You So Tired? 5 Most Common Sleep Mistakes

Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? We'll give you the most common reasons why you're tired and how to fix them.

Does Playing With Toy Guns Lead to Later Acts of Gun Violence?

Experts who've studied this say you have to look at several factors regarding parenting, toy guns and aggression.

'Hangry' is Real, but Tameable

Science shows that, although people do tend to feel angrier when hungry, there are ways to tame that "hangry" feeling.

U.S. Needs to Have an Ongoing Conversation About Suicide

Suicide is a major challenge to public health in the United States. But like most public health problems, it can be prevented.

Yes, You Can Catch Up On Your Sleep!

Experts have long advised people to get up at the same time each day for better sleep long-term. But a new study is great news for people who like to sleep in on their days off.

Hear Sounds When Watching Silent Videos? It Might Be Synesthesia

Some people really can hear silent moving images. It's called visual-evoked auditory response, or vEAR, and one in five people may have it.

Pulling Off the Perfect Power Nap

Most sleep experts recommend a nap of 20 to 30 minutes in the afternoon, but some say that longer naps bring about significant improvement in creative problem-solving.

Being a Night Owl Can Shorten Your Life

Not getting enough quality sleep can take a serious toll on your mental and physical well-being. It can also shorten your life.


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