Forget Adderall. Forget Provigil. Eric Matzner says his nootropics will make your brain sharper in weeks.
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
When we asked about your weird school dress codes, many of you wrote in with surprising rules about colors. Forget…
Some therapists are using Songify, a music app, to have patients make recordings of their worried thoughts—and get rid of them.
The ultra-conservative views of many in the Russian Jewish community are driven by memories of life in the USSR.
One reason school dress codes are such a lighting rod is that they often have no basis in real-world sartorial…
The shrimping industry is fraught with human-rights abuses. One startup thinks their plant-based seafood might be the answer.
Developing countries are skipping over roads and going straight to drones for providing health care
Raw sewage flows into many of Rio’s Olympic venues every day. As the prospect of a full clean-up before the Games dims, the world is left wondering, who will get sick, and how?
A study suggests people find expansive, space-consuming postures more romantically attractive.
A child psychologist argues punishment is a waste of time when trying to eliminate problem behavior. Try this instead.
Spring is here, heralding the emergence of that perennial warm-weather menace: the shoulders and lower femurs of teenagers. It’s only…
A simple technique called “anxious reappraisal” might help people channel nervous jitters into improved performance.
Exploring the gender-based judgments of the perennial office cry
Looking down on people who cry at work is sexist. It’s time to bring back the noble art of public weeping.