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Survival of the Most Empathetic

My son just whacked his sister while he was supposed to be setting the table. Again.<p>“If you do good things, good things will happen to you,” I tell …

Empathy

Addicted to Facebook? Psychologist says blame it on evolution

Professor of Developmental Psychology in Society at the University of Bristol, Bruce Hood believes <i>"our brains have evolved for us to be social</i> …

Here's what staying up all night does to the brain

So it's no surprise that staying awake all night isn't healthy, but there's more to it than that.<p>An all-nighter actually alters the type of sleep our brains get.<p>Traditionally, sleep starts with a period of non-REM (rapid eye movement) sleep that consists of three phases: s tages 1, 2, and 3.<p>Of the …

Sleep

Citing Gender Bias, State Lawmakers Move To Eliminate 'Tampon Tax'

There's a sales tax exemption for treating erectile dysfunction in Wisconsin.<p>The same can't be said for feminine hygiene products.<p>Sales tax isn't applied to Viagra in Wisconsin, but it is applied to tampons and pads. Birth control, medicated condoms and yeast infection medication are exempt because …

Menstruation

Beware America's Shocking Loss of Empathy

Source: Photo by Gage Skidmore, creative commons license<p>Here’s a sobering thought for the idealists among us: Even if we someday achieve a truly fair …

Empathy

The ugly truth about body dysmorphia

Some children see only things to hate about the way they look. Their condition can lead to depression, anxiety, self-surgery and even suicide<p>A man took a razor blade and very carefully cut open his nose lengthways. His aim was to remove the cartilage and replace it with that of a chicken. Finally, …

Mental Health

Researchers Have Reversed Autism Symptoms in Mice

Behavioural symptoms disappeared, even in adults.<p>Researchers have figured out how to reverse the symptoms of autism in mice, simply by turning on a …

Autism

Screening for Depression in Children – Can We Stop it Before it Starts?

Diagnosing depression remains challenging in some people, despite well-known risk factors and symptoms of the condition. Now, new brain scans may …

Imaging

Study: Half of All Presidents Suffered from Mental Illness

Source: Boykov/Shutterstock<p>After reading a variety of articles about whether Donald Trump has narcissistic personality disorder (e.g., in <i>Vanity Fair</i> …

Mental Health

Are you a Highly Sensitive Person?

Up to 20% of the population are considered to be ‘highly sensitive.’ High sensitivity isn’t a psychological weakness, but is an innate trait…the …

Why Single Women Are More Powerful in America Than Ever Before

Writer Rebecca Traister's soon-to-be-seminal book explores the role of unmarried women in America, analyzing how when the number of single women in America rises, direct social change occurs.<p>Journalist Rebecca Traister's new book <i>All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent</i> …

Feminism
Social Sciences

Why Silence Is So Good For Your Brain

We live in a loud and distracting world, where silence is increasingly difficult to come by ― and that may be negatively affecting our health.<p>In fact, a 2011 World Health Organization report called noise pollution a “modern plague,” concluding that “there is overwhelming evidence that exposure to …

Humanity

Gloria Steinem: 'Women get more radical with age, men get more conservative'

<i>Fifty years after she became America’s most famous feminist, Gloria Steinem explains why the fight is far from over</i><p>One evening last week, the Emmanuel Centre in central London was filling up with women of all ages. The man who’d organised the event hovered outside, cheerfully attempting to spot …

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

Depression