Find articles on stress, phobias and schizophrenia. This section offers information on a range of mental health issues.
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
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?
By Oisin Curran
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
What is the connection between women's brains and their bowels?
By Kathryn Whitbourne Oct 11, 2016
Living in racially hostile societies has been connected to the circulatory and cardiac health of both blacks and white.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 5, 2016
They're not hallucinations, but they're not just regular nightmares, either.
Nice girls always smile, according to Western gender norms, but embracing 'Resting Bitch Face' could be good for gender equality.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 26, 2016
The reason why cringe when you hear your weird, terrible, monstrous voice? It all has to do with physics, biology and sonics.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 14, 2016
Want to hide in plain sight? It may be easier than you think.
By Chris Opfer Sep 12, 2016
But the Twitter hashtag #SheCantBeAutistic started by Guardian columnist Nicola Clark is trying to bring attention to the issue, one tweet at a time.
By Cristen Conger Aug 31, 2016
Yep, that backup plan may be getting in the way of you achieving your dream.
By John Donovan Aug 23, 2016
Urine for a shock when you learn how much pee is in the average public pool. Even Olympic swimmers admit to peeing in the pool -- just like you and me.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Aug 23, 2016
Did Africa Just Record Its Hottest Temperature Ever?
Porting Out: It's Phone Fraud 101
More Women in Government Means Less Corruption