Consumer goods are increasingly made of synthetic materials and coatings. The carcinogens they give off when they burn could be driving high cancer rates among first responders.
The theory of defensive pessimism suggests that imagining—and planning for—worst-case scenarios can be more effective than trying to think positively.
Crisis Text Line's data troves reveal the times and days when we feel bullied, depressed, or alone.
For Janay Rice and other abuse victims, the obstacles to leaving are more complicated than many people think.
Hospitals around the country are reporting record hospitalizations for enterovirus 68, a respiratory disease, as kids head back to packed and germy classrooms.
Most young adults gain only about three pounds during their first year, about the same as those who don't attend college. So why is there such a strong misconception to the contrary?
If workers got their desired raise to $15 an hour, the price of burgers and fries would likely go up. But that doesn't mean people would buy (much) less of them.
A memorial unveiled in Berlin this week commemorates those deemed "unworthy of living."
How the slob you were paired with freshman year will influence your figure, your mental health, and other casualties of college
The rugged lifestyle has its appeal, just not for physicians.
A new study suggests that in states where it's legal, some people use pot to manage their chronic health conditions, rather than more addictive—and deadly—prescription opioids.
In the wake of research showing strong connections between indoor tanning and melanoma, the sunbed industry is battered and contracting. But the allure of artificially bronzed skin might be dwindling in general.
And dads, a study finds, are typically granted more leeway than moms.
One reason the underprivileged face an obesity crisis is that they rely on ineffective weight-loss strategies. In part, this is because economic uncertainty makes it harder to plan for workouts and healthy meals.
A new study finds that possessing a balanced appearance has nothing to do with health, so we can all stop obsessing already.
The World Well-Being Project uses Facebook updates to correlate language with personality traits.
Three Atlantic writers discuss Starz's buzzy new fantasy show.
Empathy makes you better at cocktail parties—and at life.
An oasis in the dromedary-dairy desert?
A Washington Post reporter was arrested outside of St. Louis, Missouri, on Wednesday evening after video-recording law-enforcement officials. He was well within his rights—and would have been even if he weren't a journalist.
Several new studies show that praying might help alleviate worries—but only if the person has a secure relationship with God.