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‘How I learned to live with multiple personalities’

Severe trauma can cause a unique kind of mental breakdown - dissociative identity disorder (DID), which creates multiple personalities. What is it like trying to live with this condition?<p>Until she was 40 years old, Melanie Goodwin had no memory of her life before the age of 16. Then, a family …

Psychology

Here's What "Healthy Eating" Looks Like in Different Countries

When I've gone out to dinner with friends from other countries, they're always astounded by our portion sizes. "Is that entire <i>pan</i> of lasagna just for …

What we know about Syria's chemical weapons

<b>(CNN) —</b> Horrifying images and video show civilians -- including children -- struggling to breathe, foam coming from their mouths as they appear to die of asphyxiation after an airstrike on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday.<p>Syria's military has denied using chemical weapons and …

Britain May Be Tackling FGM—But Breast Ironing Remains a Hidden Trauma for Thousands

Victorine Ngamsha was 12 years old when, on leaving church one Sunday, her aunt told her they “needed to do something about her breasts.” Vicky, now …

Breast Cancer

The Chatbot Will See You Now

In March of 2016, a twenty-seven-year-old Syrian refugee named Rakan Ghebar began discussing his mental health with a counsellor. Ghebar, who has lived in Beirut since 2014, lost a number of family members to the civil war in Syria and struggles with persistent nervous anxiety. Before he fled his …

A practical guide for learning meditation through the art of gaming

Gaming and meditation have more in common than you think. These seemingly unrelated pursuits both offer important self-development lessons that use similar parts of our brains to mold us into better humans.<p>Both also suffer from public perception problems: Gaming is often seen as a potentially …

The dog training strategies that work on kids

There’s a lot we can learn from dogs, from how to improve our sense of smell to how to be empathic.<p>But the learning curve extends even further to how we approach our children. Dogs and kids, it turns out, are surprisingly similar creatures. “Researchers have shown that dogs hijack our oxytocin loop …

How to keep Facebook from seeing your WhatsApp data

Facebook just announced it is changing one very important part of WhatsApp.<p>The messaging app, which was acquired by Facebook in 2014, will soon begin …

Privacy

Eight myths and truths about sex, sexuality and gender

The lowdown on everything from the ‘gay gene’ to the animals with four genders.<p>Is sexuality innate? Did our gender roles evolve in nature? And would we be happier if we abandoned the idea of monogamy? Over eight articles, our Sexual Revolutions series has probed our changing opinions of sexuality …

Sexuality

This is how it feels to learn your memories are fiction

Due to an unusual illness, Matthew creates false memories that seem as vivid as the real thing. He’s had to learn to live with a past that is as uncertain as the future.<p>A few months after his brain surgery, Matthew returned to work as a computer programmer. He knew it was going to be a challenge – …

The Brain

What Freudian slips really reveal about your mind

Do our verbal stumblings unveil our unconscious desires – or are they simply an innocent glitch in the brain’s workings? BBC Future investigates.<p>It was 1988 and the then-vice president, George H. W. Bush, was on a routine visit to Idaho. He was supposed to give a dry speech on agricultural policy …

The UK Will Make It Easier For Trans People To Legally Change Their Gender

British transgender people can look forward to a future where legally changing their gender will be easier, where official documents including passports will be less likely to ask a person's gender, and where more will be done to tackle bullying and harassment, the government announced on …

Transgender