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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.

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.

Public schools separate girls and boys

November 30, 2014, The New York Times
Single-sex education is on the rise again in public schools as educators seek ways to improve academic performance, especially among the poor.

Female bosses 'more depressed'

November 21, 2014, BBC News
Research shows that women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression.

Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics

November 20, 2014, The New York Times
A government study reveals that nine out of 10 people who drink too much are not addicts, and can change their behavior with support.

Stressful relationships tied to mental decline

November 20, 2014, Fox News
Having close personal relationships in middle age that cause stress, problems or worries, may contribute to a decline in thinking ability in older age, according to a new study.

Ready to quit smoking?

November 17, 2014, USA TODAY
There are several proven methods to help people quit the habit.

Obesity in some tied to pollutants

November 17, 2014, The New York Times
A new study suggests that exposure to secondhand smoke and roadway traffic may be tied to increased body mass index in children and adolescents.

Is drinking soda the new smoking?

November 14, 2014, CBS News
Lawmakers think it's time to warn people about the detrimental health effects of drinking soda much like cigarette labeling did in the 1960's.

Researchers look at why autism cases are increasing

November 4, 2014, Fox News
It's not clear whether the rise is due to changes in how doctors diagnose autism and report cases, or if there is some factor in children's environment that is affecting autism rates.

Shift work may dull your brain

November 3, 2014, BBC News
Scientists warn that working antisocial hours can prematurely age the brain and dull intellectual ability.