A part of human nature needs to be challenged and feel strong. Today, we fulfill that need with "surrogate activities."
Emotion dysregulation has been linked to unhealthy risk-taking, relationship challenges, and negative physical health outcomes.
Raw food, paleo, gluten-free, detox, and ketogenic: All of these diet fads withered when subjected to scientific scrutiny.
Claims of a "loneliness epidemic" aren't based on robust data. Loneliness might be a problem, but it's not worse than it was in the past.
The Source Family, a radical 1970s utopian commune, still impacts what we eat today.
De-urbanized lifestyles can be aligned with basic Taoist principles — and remote workers are starting to feel the connection.
Most people are not experiencing a "good" death.
Our bodies crave more food if we haven’t had enough protein, and this can lead to a vicious cycle.
More than a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep. Diet is an important, under-recognized culprit.
The lack of friendship is particularly a problem for men. But there are easy ways to make friends.
The early bird gets a symphony.
Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy utilizes a non-ordinary state of consciousness to heal.
The utilitarian “greatest happiness principle” has remained popular for two centuries — is it time for a rethink?
Biological age is a better health indicator than the number of years you’ve lived, but it’s tricky to measure.
Like toddlers, adults can also get "overtired."
Yoga is more than just standing on your head. It's about uniting with the divine.
Having a "buff" skeleton prevents infirmity in old age.
About 2.5% of women and 2.2% of men in the U.S. meet the criteria for body dysmorphic disorder.
As improving biotech offers us longevity, we can prepare to live much better as we age.
Lonely humans will become infatuated with AI-fabricated personas.
Research shows that spending more time on social media is associated with body image issues in boys and young men.
Success is about give and take — with a little more give.
Eat your beans.
The golden rule of self-compassion: Treat yourself with the same kindness you treat others.
To do more, it sometimes pays to do nothing at all.
Sex, it turns out, isn’t as easy or simple as popular culture might lead us to believe.
Researchers watched for signs of withdrawal — but didn't find any.
Warm relationships protect your mind and body from the slings and arrows of life.
It is estimated that as many as 488 million people worldwide were exposed to dangerously long working hours in 2016.
Harvard psychiatrist Robert Waldinger discusses how 80 years of ongoing research show relationships to be vital for health and happiness.