Mind & Body
Mind and Body
1.22.2020 1:00 PM
Three supplements boost the brain more than others
Ali Pattillo
Research provides a roadmap to the wild, wild, west of the supplement industry
Mind and Body
1.22.2020 1:00 PM
Wildland firefighters are burning out
Ali Pattillo
Inside a hidden mental health crisis among first responders fighting wildfires. As wildfires rage larger and longer, wildland firefighters are under increasing pressure to manage the blazes and adverse events -- from accidents in the line of duty to suicides off the job -- become more common. These rare, rattling incidents add to the daily stress, fatigue, and physical demands from the job, and have life-altering costs. Burnout, substance abuse, depression and suicidality are rising amongst wildland firefighters.
Mind and Body
1.20.2020 9:37 PM
Are long weekends or shorter workdays better? Data has the answer
Anthony Veal
Around the world, there’s renewed interest in reducing the standard working week.
Mind and Body
1.20.2020 8:00 PM
Study of 1,225 festival-goers pinpoints positive effects of trippy drugs
Ali Pattillo
"Public perceptions of psychedelics, and the people who use them, are becoming more accurate."
Mind and Body
1.19.2020 11:00 PM
Cherry Rose Tan: Why she's fighting for mental health in the tech industry
Sarah Sloat
"One of the most frequent topics that comes up is loneliness."
Mind and Body
1.19.2020 9:30 PM
Neuroimaging shows that meditation changes the brain for the better
Sarah Sloat
A new study documents how meditation alters the brain's gray matter.
Mind and Body
1.19.2020 8:15 PM
How the mental power of Stoicism can lead to a happier life
John Sellars
Live like a Stoic.
Mind and Body
1.19.2020 4:07 PM
Get the most out of your fitness tracker with one small change
Katie Siek
Wearable fitness trackers have less accuracy when used in certain ways.
Mind and Body
1.18.2020 1:00 PM
A popular supplement may improve sperm health in 3 effective ways -- study
Emma Betuel
The answer to better sperm could come from the oily fats of sea creatures. 
Mind and Body
1.16.2020 11:30 PM
Why Fitbits could be the key to stopping deadly infections in their tracks
Ali Pattillo
The technology may be a vital weapon in the race to prevent the next "Contagion."  
Mind and Body
1.16.2020 5:24 PM
Least-fit states: 2020 CDC maps reveal who's up and down
Ali Pattillo
Americans, you *all* need to get MOVING.
Mind and Body
1.15.2020 9:20 PM
Gwyneth Paltrow is unfazed by your complaints about Goop pseudoscience
Michael Schulson
Science advocates despise Goop. But the brand’s forthcoming Netflix show suggests that their denunciations don’t matter.
Mind and Body
1.15.2020 7:21 PM
Heavy drinking can cause a cancer linked to cigarette smoking -- study
Ali Pattillo
A population study reveals the genetic factors that drive some people to drink.
Mind and Body
1.15.2020 7:04 PM
Sugar alters the brain similarly to one of most addictive drugs on Earth
Emma Betuel
A new study in pigs suggests our affinity for sugar may go beyond a simple craving. 
Mind and Body
1.15.2020 4:01 PM
Study: Face transplants can restore the possibility of emotional expression
Emma Betuel
A new study shows that face transplants restore the possibility of emotional expression.
Mind and Body
1.14.2020 10:35 PM
Ancient sex between different human species influences modern-day health
Sarah Sloat
It's just as well we *Homo sapiens* got some Neanderthal and Denisovan genes into our DNA.
Mind and Body
1.14.2020 10:07 PM
Marijuana may accelerate the growth of this common cancer — study
Ali Pattillo
“We now have convincing scientific evidence that daily marijuana use can drive tumor growth."
Mind and Body
1.14.2020 12:15 AM
'Vital exhaustion' study links burnout to a deadly consequence
Ali Pattillo
This “growing epidemic” threatens one vital organ.
Mind and Body
1.13.2020 6:49 PM
Fly sex study may unlock the secret to maintaining long-term memories
Emma Betuel
Early-stage work suggests that it's not all about sleep.
Mind and Body
1.13.2020 4:44 PM
Scientists discover the reason why anxious people smoke marijuana
Ali Pattillo
The results could pave the way to new treatments for anxiety.