Psychology

Self-reflection may improve cognition and brain health in older people

Scientists from University College London found that self-reflection is positively associated with cognition late in life as well as glucose metabolism, a marker of...

You really can die of sadness – and also happiness

Dying of a broken heart was just a figure of speech until 2002 when Dr Hikaru Sato and colleagues at Hiroshima City Hospital described...

The viral magic behind the Gentleminions TikTok trend

If you've taken a trip to the cinema over the school holidays, you might have been bewildered by the sight of high school boys...

It’s easier to forgive when you are under chronic stress

Scientists from the National Research University Higher School of Economics found that people experiencing chronic stress are more inclined to forgive, while people affected...

Why do embarrassing memories seem to surface at night?

Many of us have been kept awake at night by the memory of some mortifying moment. But why? We asked sleep expert Eus van...

What the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade means

On Friday, the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade after nearly half a century, stripping away the constitutional right to abortion that...

How to build social bonds to promote well-being

Strong, healthy relationships are important throughout your life. Your social ties with family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and others impact your mental, emotional, and even...

Harmful partnerships: When someone you love is abusive

Abuse can be difficult to see, especially when it’s in your own relationship. It can start slowly, and it’s not always physical. You may not...

Ray Dalio: Why You Should Try Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a form of silent, mantra meditation advocated by the Transcendental Meditation movement. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi created the technique in India in...

It’s not easy being your brain

“I think, therefore I am” has been a kind of human slogan ever since the 17th-century French philosopher René Descartes wrote his famous phrase. But...