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.
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.
How housing discrimination causes stress and shortens lifespans
What if physical activity doesn't help people lose weight? New research suggests working out might slow metabolism down.
Can parenting classes help end America’s disgraceful child-abuse epidemic?
Can you lose weight just by drinking more water?
The psychology behind the male sexual desire for lesbians
The Supreme Court arguments in a major abortion case hint at the future that awaits women in Texas and other states with abortion restrictions.
Was abortion a crime in previous centuries? The answer has shaped recent Supreme Court rulings—and might do so again.