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How Imaginary Friends Work
Why Some People Can't Sleep Without a Fan
Opioids vs. Crack: The Politics of Race and Addiction
For 64 Percent of Kids with ADHD, Food is the Cause
Why Some People Will Do Anything to Avoid Pooping in Public Toilets
Women With Autism Aren't Getting Diagnosed
Why Seeking Therapy Can Be Taboo for African-Americans
Is there a link between high cholesterol levels and dementia?
Suicide Afflicts Farmers at Rate Shockingly Higher Than All Other Jobs
Picky Eating in Adults Is a Diagnosable Disorder — Really
How Animal Hoarders Differ from Object Hoarders
When Wisecracks and Puns Are Symptoms of Brain Damage
How can other people help with schizophrenia?
How Sigmund Freud Worked
Green spaces aren't just a city-planning gimmick. Living near birds and shrubs really does have measurable benefits, new research shows.
By Kate Kershner Mar 6, 2017
New research debunks the myth that only the pretty people get the best salaries.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Feb 22, 2017
Would it surprise you to learn that people who used emojis were considered more agreeable than those who didn't?
By Alia Hoyt Feb 16, 2017
Stuttering is linked to a disconnection between language processing and motor function, but its true cause is still unknown.
By Oisin Curran
The pressure of weighted blankets is said to help alleviate stress and anxiety. Is that true?
By Kate Kershner Feb 2, 2017
You’d think that someone who curses up a storm might be dishonest and bad news all around. A new study finds that the opposite may be true.
By Kate Kershner Jan 27, 2017
Casually using psychiatric terms for personality quirks can be harmful to people who actually have these illnesses.
By Dave Roos Jan 26, 2017
We get better at recognizing certain odor groups as we get older, a new study shows.
By Kate Kershner Jan 25, 2017
The old folks are coming, and they want the red stuff in your veins. Is California company Ambrosia just high-tech vampirism?
By Chris Opfer Jan 24, 2017
Imagine how much more you could get accomplished if you didn’t waste all that time sleeping, and just napped in short bursts through the day. Is that feasible?
By Jonathan Strickland Jan 20, 2017
Spankings are common and legal in many public schools — but experts say they don't work. So why are they still a form of discipline?
By Julia Layton Jan 18, 2017
Your average psychopath isn't a ruthless killer. It's far likelier you'll find them running for office, leading a company or just enjoying a cup of coffee next to you at work.
By Clint Pumphrey
Answer: A lot less time than you're probably thinking.
By Alia Hoyt Jan 9, 2017
If you ran into a chainsaw-swinging psychopath, you’d probably remember. But what about everyday pscyhopaths?
By Laurie L. Dove Dec 29, 2016
Throwing games to make kids happy may negatively affect their ability to make important decisions — even if it does boost their self-esteem.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Dec 26, 2016
After you try this pungent party trick, you'll never doubt the power of garlic.
By Kate Kershner Dec 15, 2016
According to doctors, injecting cooking oil into your muscles to make them appear larger does not work, could possibly kill you.
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 12, 2016
Are patients actually developing a foreign accent, or has something else gone haywire?
John Turturro played one to perfection in "The Big Lebowski." The guys from Stuff to Blow Your Mind investigate how people become creepy.
By Robert Lamb Dec 2, 2016
One bad apple may indeed spoil the whole bunch, especially if it's a bunch of adolescent siblings and one of them is delinquent.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Dec 1, 2016
Breaking eye contact during conversation doesn't necessarily mean we're insecure — it means we're human.
By Jesslyn Shields Nov 23, 2016
You may have thought shotgun marriages died out following the era of peace, free love and rock 'n' roll, but in some groups, they're actually rising.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Nov 22, 2016
Being stuck in the middle seat on a long flight — or any flight — stinks. But does that entitle the middle-seater to the armrests? We asked an etiquette expert.
By Julia Layton Nov 8, 2016
Stay honest! The more little white lies we tell, the more likely our brains feel O.K. about telling big, fat whoppers, a new study finds.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 27, 2016
The results of a worldwide survey on empathy are in and it's full of surprises.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Oct 24, 2016
After Cyber Monday, Will People Open Their Wallets for Giving Tuesday?
3 Myths About Smartphone Batteries That Need to Die
Do You Have to Pull Over for a Funeral Procession?