Some have long known the perils of faulty eating. A prescient vintage Atlantic Monthly ad for yeast.
It's not your face, it's how your brain works.
How a pseudoscientific, religious organization birthed the most trusted method of addiction treatment
One dancer has been at the forefront of the field's aesthetic and demographic shifts. Misty Copeland on immaturity at the peak of one's physical abilities.
Researchers asked if one diet could be crowned best in terms of health outcomes. If diet is a set of rigid principles, the answer is a decisive no. In terms of broader guidelines, it's a decisive yes.
People who spend more time outside in the springtime feel better, smarter, and more open-minded. Those who spend the time indoors, though, experience the opposite effect.
Trying too hard can be counterproductive and unattractive. Use your brain's cognitive control regions to shut down your brain's cognitive control regions.
Those who ranked higher in "generalized trust" scored more highly on vocabulary and question comprehension.
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.
The psychology of rituals in overcoming loss, restoring broken order
The intensely challenging job of law enforcement is linked to many health issues. I met a former officer who tried to protect my high school friend and learned the effect her death had on him.
Caffeine has become the performance-enhancing drug of choice in competitive sports. Using it in precise ways, and not excessively, seems most effective.
America's Brain Health Index ranks the states on diet, social well-being, and physical and mental health—four factors that contribute to overall brain health.
A new app promises to help you read novels in minutes. Here's why it might not work.
Fully inhabiting the mind, mannerisms, and reality of a fictional character can be as alienating as it is rewarding.
Intense stories of family with autism spectrum disorder, as submitted by Atlantic readers
I spent a weekend without talking, being someone else at a convent
The messy relationship between how we feel and what we eat
South Koreans were enraged when their countrywoman lost to a Russian competitor at the Sochi Olympics. That reaction may or may not have been right, but it was perfectly healthy.
Participants were significantly better at recalling things they saw and touched than audio recordings they heard.