Mandy Yeung

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How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

The Real Deal on Drinking While You're Breastfeeding

Is it so wrong? One mom investigates.<p>When I was pregnant with my son, I literally dreamed about alcohol. Big, frothy margaritas, glasses of cabernet, pints of beer—they all made a cameo after my head hit the pillow.<p>I was fine with my months-long sobriety stretch, but my happy hour-loving …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Ergonomics

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Delhi woman who said she was raped by Uber driver to sue company in US

Woman suing for negligence to be represented by Douglas Wigdor, who acted for maid in Dominique Strauss-Kahn case<p>A woman who says she was raped by an Uber taxi driver in Delhi plans to sue the smartphone taxi service for negligence in the US courts. The unidentified woman has instructed Douglas …