In an effort to protect children in the midst of addiction epidemics, some states are jailing women for using drugs during pregnancy. But is incarceration the best approach?
Some women in Greek life want to host more college festivities to regain control over alcohol consumption. It's worth trying, but it may not fix everything.
People who gaze at an object in the distance go faster and feel less exertion than those who let their attention wander, a study suggests.
Many cases of the disorder might actually be a more subtle form of fetal alcohol syndrome.
A new study has found that men and women comment on news stories very differently—and that men don't feel shy about expressing misogyny.
And even for people who can afford it, buying a FitBit doesn't lead to better health. Using it does.
A new book explains the evolution of synonyms for "intoxicated," including how English got "wasted," "bombed," and "lit."
A viral pseudoscience article claims the Plain People never get sick because they don't get vaccinated. Actually, members of the religious sect are prone to some terrible diseases.
A new study found that women whose friends and romantic partners were accepting of their size lost more weight than those whose loved ones were critical.
The best way to prevent a hangover is not to drink. The second best is to trust in science.
When people around the world woke up, and when they slept in, in 2014
Michael Kimmel’s quest to turn college boys into gentlemen—and improve sex on campus
British stores are selling reindeer meat. Should we all be eating the Arctic beasts?
What Delaware, where a surprisingly high number of women get pregnant by accident, can teach the rest of the nation
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Teens are using less drugs and alcohol than before, even though they're less likely to think the substances are harmful.
A study finds that confessions are four times more likely when interrogators adopt a respectful stance toward detainees and build rapport, instead of torturing.
And nearly a quarter experience two or more stressful childhood events, setting them up for worse physical and mental health later in life.
When people in mixed-sex groups are told to be "politically correct," their ideas are more numerous and more original.
Tired of condoms and the Pill, many women are turning to new apps that help them practice one of the oldest forms of contraception.