People who know and trust their neighbors are less likely to have heart attacks. New research builds on the understated health benefits of a sense of belonging and community.
As access to medical information becomes more democratized, patients have new power to investigate their problems.
The proportion of Americans who don't identify with a specific faith is growing. What does this mean for the future of funeral rites?
William Deresiewicz explains how an elite education can lead to a cycle of grandiosity and depression.
Thousands of patients are physically restrained every day for their own safety—but evidence suggests that the practice may be ineffective and even harmful.
The World Well-Being Project uses Facebook updates to correlate language with personality traits.
The legal, medical, and pharmaceutical industries have all struggled to locate the line between analgesia and drug abuse.
Can anything stay popular forever?
Empathy makes you better at cocktail parties—and at life.
An oasis in the dromedary-dairy desert?
New research looks at who, exactly, keeps posting those public declarations of love on your newsfeed.
Looking at lovely things—and people—can improve quality of life
For people living on the streets or in shelters, sleep deprivation can lead to a host of other problems.
A very short book excerpt
The unexpected source of a craft-whiskey boom
Wear glasses, use a middle initial, and other tips for appearing intelligent
The procedure is expensive and risky. Could it also jeopardize babies' long-term health?
New research suggests that it may be possible to identify who's more likely to have negative lasting effects from trauma—and to stop the symptoms before they start.
Several new studies show that praying might help alleviate worries—but only if the person has a secure relationship with God.
For some patients, the disease is defined by its unpredictability. In the middle of a race, one runner confronts what she doesn't know.