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Not So Funny: The Mysterious 1962 Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic
Freudenfreude Is the Joyous Opposite of Schadenfreude
Feeling Blue? This Kid-run Hotline Will Lift Your Spirits
How Living in Total Darkness Sabotages Your Sleep
What Causes Nightmares, and How Can You Lessen Them?
What Is the Healthiest Position for Sleep?
Ultra-processed Foods Are Addictive by Same Criteria as Tobacco
When Does Belief in a Conspiracy Theory Like QAnon Tip Into Addiction?
HowStuffWorks: What is Jessie’s Law?
For 64 Percent of Kids with ADHD, Food is the Cause
Can food allergies cause ADHD?
Do You Have a Fear of Long Words?
Trypanophobia: When the Fear of Needles Has You Stuck
Thalassophobia: Do You Fear the Deep Ocean?
What is the autism diet?
Autism Language Difficulties
3 Key Steps to Finding the Right Therapist for You
How Maladaptive Daydreaming Can Take Over Your Life
STUG: When Grief Hits Like a Bolt Out of the Blue
Lifelike Robo Pets Help Seniors Combat Loneliness
Insights on Alzheimer's From the Long-running Nun Study
Is there a link between concussions and dementia?
Youth Suicides Rose After FDA Added Antidepressant Warnings
Here's How You Help a Friend With Depression
'Gloomy Sunday:' The Song Linked to More Than 100 Suicides
Picky Eating in Adults Is a Diagnosable Disorder — Really
5 Signs of Weight Obsession
10 Facts About Eating Disorders
What's the Difference Between a Sociopath and a Psychopath?
Digital Hoarding Could Be Harmful to Your Mental Health
Which Jobs Have the Highest Suicide Rates?
Hear Sounds When Watching Silent Videos? It Might Be Synesthesia
When Wisecracks and Puns Are Symptoms of Brain Damage
How Stuttering Works
How Sigmund Freud Worked
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By Bryan Young
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By Dave Roos