Trying too hard can be counterproductive and unattractive. Use your brain's cognitive control regions to shut down your brain's cognitive control regions.
Oil pulling—the Ayurvedic practice of swishing oil in your mouth—may not be bad for you, but there's little evidence that it cleans teeth and none that it can cure anything else.
Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater. Why children and the poor are most susceptible to neurotoxic exposure that may be costing the U.S. billions of dollars and immeasurable peace of mind.
Caffeine has become the performance-enhancing drug of choice in competitive sports. Using it in precise ways, and not excessively, seems most effective.
How C-sections increase the risk of a rare and devastating disorder
New studies question the importance of two behaviors mothers are often shamed for: drinking during pregnancy and not breastfeeding
Cultural ideals are becoming an equal opportunity anxiety-inducer, and eating disorders are increasingly common in men. But the symptoms in men and women don't look the same.
Intense stories of family with autism spectrum disorder, as submitted by Atlantic readers
Young women who placed importance on comments and likes, and regularly untagged photos of themselves, were at greater risk
"I have, as yet, never seen a birth that even remotely resembled mine."
Meet Lammily, who is perfectly normal and of healthy stature.
Writer and advocate Janet Mock on the importance of showing transgender lives in the daylight, and avoiding a focus on the "before and after"
The beauty and pain of the spandex-covered lifestyle
Today the Obama administration proposed the first change to U.S. food Nutrition Fact labels in almost a decade. A closer look at the numbers and the importance of subtle changes.
Deep-vein thrombosis is often mistaken by both patients and doctors for something else. I was suspicious of what I thought was a runner's cramp, and got lucky.
A new report says there have been no significant changes in prevalence of obesity in the last decade.
A plant-based diet can lower your blood pressure, according to research released today in a major medical journal. Should we really stop eating meat before starting medication?
The United States has long condemned opiates and stigmatized those who use them, even when the drugs were as legal—and popular—as Tylenol.
Inside the increasingly common practice—and business—of female masking
Slavery, the value of chastity, and laws that favored men all made it difficult for women to find justice during the chaos of war.