Body and Mind

For a long time, we didn’t know much about hormones. But once people discovered what these chemicals could do, there was an awful lot of (mostly warranted) excitement. Read More...

What if our friends are responsible for the way our brains work? You might be a little more picky about who you hang out with. Read More...

Rachel Herz explains how the brain affects our relationship with food, even without us knowing it. Read More...

We can push our physical limits with a little help from our brains. Alex Hutchinson takes us through the science of endurance. Read More...

There’s a health epidemic that doctors have been ignoring for decades. We talk with Dr. Vincent Felitti about how childhood trauma can affect adults’ health. Read More...

Healthy school lunches might not affect child obesity rates. But they do make a difference. Professor Justin Gallagher explains. Read more....

Whether you’ve encountered them in real life, or just in the video for Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy,” Rorschach tests are everywhere. Damion Searls tells us about their history and impact. Read more....

You may spend a third of your life asleep… but how much do you know about it, really? Benjamin Reiss walks us through the history of sleep. Read more....

Americans are becoming increasingly dependant on our calendars. But what happens when you start to schedule free time? Bad things, says Selin Malkoc. Read more....

Want to become wise? Well, you should first figure out what wisdom actually is. Psychology Professor Thomas Gilovich explains. Read more....

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