Lynnette Stevenson

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The number of teens who are depressed is soaring — and all signs point to smartphones

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless - classic symptoms of depression - surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more …

Mental Health

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

How to Make Caramel Sauce That You'll Want to Put on Everything

By Claire Saffitz<p>This smooth, salty caramel sauce will make your holidays extra sweet.<p>We can all agree that sauce makes just about every savory food better, and the same most definitely goes for dessert. Enter homemade caramel sauce, an irresistibly delicious substance able to improve everything …

Apple Pie Baked Apples

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Cut the Grannysmith apple and 1 Honeycrisp apple into a small dice (about 2½ cups) and place in a medium-sized bowl. Add 3 …

Baking

How to Free Yourself From Toxic Situations That Are Bringing You Down

Science has found that following these 6 habits will help you rid yourself of toxicity.<p>Ever wondered what makes some people highly successful in life while others struggle with basic things?<p>The answer lies in developing habits which yield highly successful results. These habits can be adopted by a …

5 Soul-Soothing Chicken Soup Recipes (That Aren't Chicken Noodle)

These comforting chicken soup recipes will soothe your body and your soul.<p>Cooler temps, changing leaves, and big, steaming bowls of soup — all reasons to love fall! From Thai chicken and rice noodle to Southwestern white chicken chili, these comforting chicken soup recipes will soothe your body <i>and</i> …

Cooking

Does modern neuroscience help us understand behavior? | Salon.com

Lately, some neuroscientists have been struggling with an identity crisis: what do we believe, and what do we want to achieve? Is it enough to study the brain’s machinery, or are we missing its larger design?<p>Scholars have pondered the mind since Aristotle, and scientists have studied the nervous …

Neuroscience

31 Recipes You Should Make In October

Because October is hands down the best month of the year.

Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains

It is unclear what they do—but they likely play a central role in aging and disease.<p>You are now among the first people to see the brain’s lymphatic system. The vessels in the photo above transport fluid that is likely crucial to metabolic and inflammatory processes. Until now, no one knew for sure …

Immune System

Wicked good Boston cream pie with America's Test Kitchen

Our friends at America's Test Kitchen call the Boston area home. Assuming they would know a thing or two about it, we wanted to get their thoughts on …

Dessert

Yep, Orgasmic Yoga Is a Thing and I Went to See If It Works

I’ve been to my fair share of yoga classes. Vinyasa, power, hatha, Bikram, Buti, Kundalini… the list goes on. But when Dame Products, a sex toy …

Our Kids are More Stressed Than We Realize—Use This Practice to Bring Them Peace

According to a 2010 American Psychological Association’s (APA) Stress in America Survey, almost a third of children studied reported that in the last …

Mindfulness

People Who Have Depression May Be More Empathetic and Selfless, Study Finds

While depression is an unmistakably taxing illness that presents what may feel like insurmountable difficulties, a new study published in <i>Nature Human</i> …

7 Brain Food Snack Ideas for a Serial Snacker

Who said snacking can't be guilt-free?<p>October 01, 2017<p>Whether I'm in class or studying for an exam, I am always craving for something to crunch and …

Apple Pie In An Apple Is A Simple, Sweet Treat

Welcome back to Sunday Sustenance! It is 57 degrees at the time of my writing this, which means Fall is <i>finally here.</i> In New England, that means our …

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Outsourcing

Seth's Blog

Pleasure is short-term, addictive and selfish. It's taken, not given. It works on dopamine.<p>Happiness is long-term, additive and generous. It's …

How does oxytocin control the brain's social reward circuit?

Although several studies have pointed to oxytocin, or the "love hormone," as an important factor in promoting sociability, the mechanisms behind this …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

These 5 Spices Will Make Every Dinner You Cook Way More Flavorful

You can do better than plain old salt and pepper.<p>While we've determined that salt is not as bad for you as previously believed, it's still something that people are eating way too much of. Excess salt consumption can cause bloat and water retention, potentially leading to a spike in blood pressure. …

How childhood trauma affects the brain

It is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, …

Jessica Alba’s Nutritionist Crushes Cravings With These Recipes

Whether you’re gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, or Paleo, planning your daily menus seems to boil down to one simple question: What should I eat …

Can We Identify Psychopathy in a Young Child?

It’s always comforting to think that people can change if they’re given the right conditions. If, as the philosopher John Locke suggested, we are all …

Psychology

Depersonalisation disorder: 'I was unable to feel love'

<b>For people living with depersonalisation disorder the world appears unreal, as if through a haze or fog - or even in 2D. One in 100 people is thought to have the condition, but experts are warning it is not included in any GP training.</b><p>"Relationships you know you value deeply lose their essential …

Mental Health

This Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Is Calling Your Name

If you love chicken cacciatore but don't love having to watch it simmer on the stove, this recipe is for you. You can prep all the ingredients, add …

Kitchn's 10 Smartest Hacks for Your Slow Cooker

The slow cooker is my answer to everything from hands-off meals on busy nights to comforting desserts. There's nothing it can't do. And the best way …

Cooking

Taste Beyond The Tongue

15 Easy Sheet Pan Suppers for Fall

After an easygoing summer, getting thrown back in to the busy fall season can be enough to make anyone's head spin. Between school, work, …

7 Clean-Eating Recipes for Fall We Bet You Haven't Tried Before

We admit it: We intend to cook gorgeous fall recipes that make our homes smell like we've been burning a pumpkin spice candle for hours, but more …

10 Healthy Flavored Popcorn Recipes

Lose the butter and salt to make popcorn a belly-flattening whole grain snack that's sure to satisfy.