Marla Braverman

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How Our World Will Change by 2099 According to a Futurologist Whose Predictions Come True in 86% of Cases

Have you ever wondered when robots will become as regular an item in our homes as a fridge, for example? Ray Kurzweil doesn’t make guesses — he names …

Singularity

We Need Ecstasy and Opioids in Place of Prozac and Xanax

If we’re going to treat psychological suffering as effectively as we treat pneumonia and broken bones, we’d better think outside the box. <br>Read More

Depression

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: Yoga’s Enigmatic Epidemic?

“It’s called Joint Hypermobility Syndrome,” the neurologist said.<p>After meeting an insanely high health insurance deductible this year, I considered …

Living Well with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Among the most common disturbances OCD sufferers report are fears of coming into contact or becoming contaminated by germs, experiencing upsetting …

Our brains are wired to be obsessed with the internet

It was not psychiatry's finest hour. Just over 20 years ago a psychotherapist claimed he had discovered a new mental illness, which he named Internet …

Psychology

We Talked to a Therapist So You Don't Have To

If I had to guess, the money that <i>should</i> go to my therapist every month is instead handed to the Manhattan Realty Group, Con Edison of New York, and …

Is Depression 'Contagious'?

Is depression contagious? The short answer is yes, but like most things, the answer is complicated: It's not as if you'll become "infected" when a …

College & University

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

Why Buying the Latest Apple Gadget Can Feel Like a Religious Experience

Using sneaky psychology to sell tech.<p>If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t resist buying the latest iPhone as soon as it’s released, it may be …

Facebook is a growing and unstoppable digital graveyard

At some point, there will be more dead Facebook users than living ones – and for those left behind, it is transforming how we experience the death of those around us.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The day after my Aunt’s passing, I …

Social Media

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