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The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational

The human brain is capable of 1016 processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn't …

Stress Kills The Mind, One Day At A Time

Stress is hard on the mind — this much we intuitively know. But what we may not realize is how much our daily reactions to stress take a cumulative toll on our minds.<p>Most psychological research on the effects of stress has focused on relatively short-term outcomes. A new study in the journal</i> …

Why do smart kids grow up to be heavier drinkers?

<b>It's all about evolution:</b> Drinking alcohol was "unintentional, accidental, and haphazard until about 10,000 years ago," says Satoshi Kanazawaat at</i> …

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Brain Injection Prevents PTSD In Mice

How a drug now can change fear later.<p>A new study, published today, is a first step toward a drug to prevent PTSD in people—something soldiers or emergency responders could take just before or after undergoing something traumatic.<p>Like many preliminary studies, this drug was tested in mice. It found …

FYI: What Is Hikikomori?

Stories of this mental illness, culturally specific to Japan, make their way to Western shores.<p>Parental pressure takes all kinds of shapes. My own parents would have loved if I'd chosen to be a computer programmer at a big company instead of a freelance writer. (But I know you guys love me no …