Mental Health

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How Narcissism Works

Is social media turning us all into raging narcissists? Probably not, but that doesn't mean your friends aren't sick of your selfies.

Could This Snore-canceling Device Save Your Relationship?

A new product uses sound waves to block the noise created by snorers. But does it really work?

There's an Evolutionary Reason Humans Developed the Ability to Feel Shame

Most animals don't feel shame, but humans do. Why would we evolve something that causes us pain, stress and discomfort?

The Bias Against African-American Children in U.S. Adoptions

Researchers found that many white adoptive parents thought African-American children were "too different" for them though they'd consider children of other races.

Does Your Doctor Screen You for Depression? Why Not?

Experts are recommending that U.S. primary care physicians screen all adults for depression.

Magicians and Hackers: Social Engineering 101

We sat down with magician Brian Brushwood to learn how con artists and hackers can fool their targets with something as simple as a conversation.

In Search of the Perfect NCAA Bracket? Try Winning Powerball Instead

Or hey, maybe you'd love to see your favorite football team win the Super Bowl for 13 consecutive years? Yep, those are the crazy odds we're talking about.

Three Risk Factors Could Predict Violence in Adults With Mental Illness

Violent behavior within six months is significantly more likely in people with mental illness if they've experienced these three risk factors.

Pass the Barf Bag If You're Not Going to Use It

Yep, there's a whole world of collectors who are eager for unusual (and unused) air sickness bags.

The Human Heart Can Literally Burst With Joy, New Research Finds

Time to start taking "OMG OMG my heart's literally gonna explode" seriously. A new study shows "broken heart syndrome" has a happy – but still tragic – flip side.

How Medically Assisted Suicide Works

Brittany Maynard brought the issue of medically assisted suicide into the mainstream when she moved to Oregon to end her life. We'll look at the pros and cons of this difficult issue.

Suicides of Top Chefs Shed Light on Food Industry Issues

Fine dining is full of intense pressure and really long hours for food professionals. One nonprofit is trying to change that reality.

Be an Impoverished Artist for the Night

And not just any artist, but post-impressionist superstar Vincent Van Gogh. All for just $10.

Who's Watching the Adults? Facing Old Age Without Children

With 20 percent of U.S. women born after 1970 not having children, the question of who will provide elder care is becoming more urgent.

New Study Finds Surprising Reason to Keep Your Kitchen Tidy

Reaching for another cookie? What goes into the cabinets has more of an impact on what goes into your mouth than you might suspect.

Not a Morning Person? Your Body's Circadian Rhythms Could Ease Mars Colonization

The Martian day lasts longer than ours, which means that people whose circadian rhythms are out of sync with our planet may do better colonizing our red neighbor.

How Motion Sickness Works

If you felt slightly ill after watching "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in 3-D, you weren't alone. Although motion sickness is very common, scientists don't really know why we get it.

How Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Works

A degenerative neurological disease resembling Alzheimer's, chronic traumatic encephalopathy can result from years of head injuries, large and small.

Totally Tone-deaf? The Problem Is in Your Brain, Not Your Ears

Yep, a congenital condition called amusia ensures that about 4 percent of the population won't recognize or enjoy Adele's latest — or any other music.

More U.S. Brides Are Keeping Their Maiden Names, for New Reasons

Even so, those numbers aren't quite as high as you might think.

Hand Sniffing After Hand Shaking Is a Thing

And you probably don't even realize you're doing it.

Equality in Alcohol? Gender Differences in Drinking Are Shrinking in U.S.

And the U.S. isn't the only country where this gender gap is closing.

Wait for It … Procrastination Can Be a Good Thing

Researchers discover five different types of procrastinators, including "well-adjusted."

Getting to Know the Injustice Collectors

If you've ever met someone who obsessively kept track of every perceived wrong committed against them, then you've met one. The problem is when they turn violent.

Ambiverts Bridge Introverts and Extroverts. But Isn't That Just Everybody?

If the personality of an ambivert seems familiar, it's probably because you are one — or know someone who is one. But if we're all ambiverts, is the term meaningless?