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6 Simple Ways You Can Boost Your Work Performance (and Get Healthier)

We all work hard to improve the performance of our businesses, but that process should start with improving our own health.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by</i> …

Why Stress Is Both Good and Bad

Stress. We use that word quite a bit. And for good reason.<p>The American Psychological Association’s Stress in America survey discovered that recent …

How the Stress of Our Partners Influences Our Health

Whether we feel supported in our partnerships, and whether there is a lot of conflict in our relationships, can be powerful predictors of our health, …

What journalists get wrong about social science: full responses

I recently asked several psychologists and social scientists a simple question: "What do journalists most often get wrong when writing about research?"<p>Here are their responses.<p>Sanjay Srivastava, associate professor, University of Oregon<p>Most basic research in psychology has no short — or even …

Aids: First video released showing potential vaccine killing infected cells by 'inflammasomes'

Scientists have released the first footage of a potential Aids vaccine hard at work. The video shows the part of the vaccine, inflammasome, kill the …

All Couples Fight. Here's How Successful Couples Do It Differently.

There's an art to arguing.<p>All couples argue, but it's the <i>way</i> they argue that determines if their relationship will go the distance.<p>"Instead of attacking the other person’s character, happy couples color inside the lines and express their own feelings," psychotherapist Vikki Stark, director of the …

Long Haul

Cocaine Makes Your Brain Cannibalize Itself, Study Says

A new study by Johns Hopkins University says that large doses of cocaine can cause your brain to "cannibalize" itself. Understanding what that …

Neuroscience

Zika, Ebola, mad cow: What's in a disease name?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Zika Forest is a "nice tourist stop" for people visiting Uganda, according to a local safari company. It is a short drive from the capital city of Kampala, and offers a "convenient taste of a tropical forest," boasts a Ugandan travel agency.<p>But just try selling a tourist on a visit to the …

Disease

13 Of the Best Apps to Manage Your Stress | Inc.com

Managing stress is a skill that everyone needs to develop. Whether it's a daily battle or an occasional flare, the effects of stress take a toll on our productivity and, more important, our health. Fortunately, new tools can bring stress management within easy reach.<p>Here are some of the best apps …

Apps

Chronic stress and anxiety can damage the brain

A scientific review paper warns that people need to find ways to reduce chronic stress and anxiety in their lives or they may be at increased risk …