Jenny Lenoir

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Spending Time Around Traffic Is Literally Destroying Your Brain

New research finds a marked increase in dementia among those living by busy roadways.<p>The highways around where I live in Portland, Oregon are like congestion voids—black holes or boundless oceans. You go in hoping to reappear elsewhere in the city or beyond, but without any assurance of exiting at …

How Social Isolation Is Killing Us

My patient and I both knew he was dying.<p>Not the long kind of dying that stretches on for months or years. He would die today. Maybe tomorrow. And if not tomorrow, the next day. Was there someone I should call? Someone he wanted to see?<p>Not a one, he told me. No immediate family. No close friends. He …

Psychology

Mitch McConnell backs congressional review of Russian role in US election, but scope remains vague

Senate majority leader sets Republicans up for a clash with Trump, but review on offer seems to fall short of the aggressive investigation Democrats want<p>The Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell opened the door to congressional investigation of Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 …

8 Ways to Organize All of Your Most Important Paperwork

That means tax documents, medical info, and even sentimental items.<p>That means tax documents, medical info, and even your kid's treasured drawings.

How childhood trauma could affect your life expectancy, relationships and mental health

Childhood abuse can create long-lasting scars, damage our perception of the world and set our brains to self-destruct until we are well into our 50s, …

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …