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‘General Hospital’ Turns 55: Faster Pace Production, Modern Stories and Beloved Character Types

Just as there have been advances in the field of medicine over the past 55 years that have resulted in people living longer, so, too, have there been …

General Hospital

These awesome DIY projects blew our minds in 2017 — from a bottle cap table to a bowl made of pencils

From bowls made of pencils to tables made from beer bottle caps, these are our favourite DIY projects in 2017.<p><i>Produced by Jasper Pickering</i>

5 things I wish I’d known before writing my first novel, Five Parks

I have written a novel.<p>Five words that every writer, aspiring or otherwise, longs to pen, or, as is more likely these days, type.<p>And I am lucky …

A healthy gut means healthy aging

Extremely healthy seniors appear to have the same bacterial composition in their guts as healthy 30-year-olds, shows new research.<p>The new study was …

Eating Before You Go to Bed Is an Awful Idea

A new study finds a link between circadian timing, food intake, and body-fat percentage.<p>It is a scientific fact that foods are at their peak level of deliciousness when consumed between 10 P.M. and 2 A.M. This is especially true when that food is a microwave pizza, which you prepare in the comfort …

Find Out Which Cognitive Biases Alter Your Perspective

Cognitive biases can change the way you see everything, and often in a bad way. Fortunately, just becoming aware of your biases can help you overcome …

How different are men's and women's brains?

In a world of equal rights, pay gaps, and gender-specific toys, one question remains central to our understanding of the two biological sexes: are …

I have chronic pain and nothing works for it. I'm afraid I'll be forgotten in the opioid crisis.

Chronic pain patients need better options, not just fewer opioids.<p>It started as a dull ache right above the base of my spine.<p>There was no injury, no clear cause — just pain that seemed to come out of nowhere. At the time, I thought it would go away in a few weeks. I didn’t know it would turn into a …

Pain

A therapist’s guide to staying productive when you’re depressed or heartbroken

“We entrepreneurs can’t afford to date,” I half-joked to a friend the other day. “We can’t take sick days when we get our hearts smashed.”<p>I’m a therapist who helps people learn to be resilient in the face of life’s uncertainties. But even I catch myself feeling anxious about how to stay motivated …

Mental Disorders

How Gaslighting Affects Your Mental Health

Once in a while, it’s normal to have a fleeting moment where you question your own sanity, like when you’re severely sleep deprived or stressed out. …

Mental Health