Victims of childhood sexual abuse are far more likely to become obese adults. New research shows that early trauma is so damaging that it can disrupt a person’s entire psychology and metabolism.
Why the transgender star equates femininity with makeup
The film Gleason explores the heartbreaking toll of Lou Gehrig’s disease on a young athlete.
The science of how psychedelics work in the brain
Hallucinogens may help people break free of destructive thoughts and addiction. Can a “mystical experience” be had legally?
It starts with getting rid of abstinence-only sex education.
Free birth control won't work if teens can't find out about it.
The strange new food preferences of Americans, according to Google
Even for those with insurance, getting mental healthcare means fighting through phone tag, payment confusion, and even outright discrimination
Finally, an explanation for Bitchy Resting Face Nation
A researcher examines how politicians change their pitch and volume to attract voters
To escape Facebook’s crackdown and connect with white-power groups worldwide, U.S.-based extremists are joining VK.
Trans people who are denied access to bathrooms are more likely to attempt suicide.
It’s not your fault you can’t learn from them, it’s how your brain is wired.
It’s 2016, and kids are being thrown out of prom for inappropriate clothes. Where do dress codes come from?
The key to avoiding regaining the weight you lost, like the reality-show contestants did, might be in how the dieting is done.
Boosting your ego won’t make you feel better. Instead, try talking to yourself like you would your best friend.
A new study suggests teens who vow to be sexually abstinent until marriage—and then break that vow—are more likely to wind up pregnant than those who never took the pledge to begin with.
Homosexuality might be partly driven by a mother’s immune response to her male fetus—which increases with each son she has.
A new study suggests that planned lapses in self-control can help you stick with your goals over time.
Things can make people happier than experiences, a study finds, depending on the kind of happiness being measured