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Raising the smoking age

March 13, 2015, CNN
Report predicts big health benefits if the legal smoking age was raised, including a quarter-million fewer premature deaths.

What it's like to be a woman with HIV

March 10, 2015, U.s. News and World Report
The disease is more manageable than ever, but for women in particular, there's more progress to be made.

Smoking affects sleep

March 5, 2015, The Huffington Post
Smoking regularly can wreak havoc on the body's natural sleep routine, and some of that damage cannot be undone.

How to beat a bad mood

February 28, 2015, Huffington Post
Psychologists believe that we're wired to react more strongly to crummy happenings than pleasant ones.

The truth about romantic love

February 13, 2015, The Wall Street Journal
There is a difference between love in popular culture and the more sober picture of romantic love in high art.

Healthy strategies to thrive at work

February 6, 2015, U.S. News & World Report
Burnout is a process of chronic disengagement that usually starts at work and can impact lots of areas of your life.

Can Facebook cause depression?

February 4, 2015, NPR
Researchers found that those who engage in "surveillance usage," comparing the lives of others to their own, often experience feelings of envy and depression.

Music improves health

February 2, 2015, Huffington Post
Neuroscientists have discovered that listening to music heightens positive emotion through the reward centers of our brain, stimulating hits of dopamine.

The return of anti-semitism

January 30, 2015, The Wall Street Journal
Violence and hatred against Jews is on the rise, especially in the Middle East and among Muslims in Europe.

Panic attack myths

January 29, 2015, Huffington Post
Psychologist highlights several common misconceptions people believe about panic.

Autism genes randomly mutated

January 26, 2015, Today
A new genetic study shows even siblings with autism often have very different DNA mutations from one another.

Learning from animal friendships

January 26, 2015, The New York Times
Studying cross-species relationships can give insight into the factors that go into normal relationships.

Searching for sex

January 24, 2015, The New York Times
One of the many reasons sex is puzzling is that we lack reliable data.

Lose weight using just your mind

January 23, 2015, Time
Researcher says people may be able to control their hunger pangs (to an extent) if they try to remember the last food they’ve eaten.

Happiness can be learned

January 23, 2015, The Huffington Post
Researchers suggest that happiness is a skill that can be cultivated.

Talking to kids about racism

January 19, 2015, CNN
Teachers and parents don't always know how to talk to young children about bias and bullying.

Writing your way to happiness

January 19, 2015, The New York Times
Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better health.

What really makes us more attractive

January 19, 2015, Today
The trick to appearing more attractive to others may have as much to do with our facial expressions or body language as the cosmetics we wear.

Poor sleep 'link to teen drink risk'

January 16, 2015, BBC News
Poor sleep in teenage years could be an early warning sign for alcohol problems, illicit drug use and regretful sexual behavior.

Why you can't tickle yourself

January 9, 2015, BBC News
It’s almost impossible to get a laugh by self-tickling, and the reason why tells us surprising things about the brain and consciousness.

To treat depression: Drugs or therapy?

January 8, 2015, The New York Times
Recent studies identify individual factors that might predict a better response to one type of treatment over another.

Yoga: A treatment for grief?

January 7, 2015, U.S. News & World Report
The practice may help people heal from the inside and out when coping with loss.

Major study of bereaved military families underway

January 5, 2015, Fox News
Widowers, parents, siblings and children are sharing accounts of their grief as part of the largest study ever of America's military families as they go through bereavement.

Gut bacteria and anxiety

January 4, 2015, Huffington Post
New research shows evidence of a connection between gut bacteria and mental health.