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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.

Why New Year's resolutions fail

December 31, 2014, Huffington Post
People tend to set unreasonable goals then experience negative emotions and lack of motivation for not reaching them.

Why happiness is healthy

December 25, 2014, CNN
A review of research found a link between emotional well-being and physical health.

Terrorism fears may shorten your life

December 23, 2014, U.S. News & World Report
Long-term fear of terrorists may damage your heart and increase your risk for an early death, study shows.

Why boredom is bad... and good for you

December 18, 2014, BBC News
Being bored could hinder our lives in ways we don’t realize, but it may also have helped shape one of our most productive characteristics.

Sexual assault: Who are likely victims?

December 11, 2014, USA TODAY
Study shows that female college students are less likely than non-students to be sexually assaulted, but they're also less likely to report an assault to police.

Why painful memories linger

December 11, 2014, Fox News
Memories of traumatic events can be hard to shake, and now scientists say they understand why.