How Exercise Reduces Depression, Anxiety, Cynicism, & Anger

Exercise may be on par with antidepressants and psychotherapy in the treatment of depression; it even benefits non-pathological mental states as well as reduces mortality.

Illusion of Choice: The Myth of Free Will

Does free will exist or is it a retrospective neural slight of hand? Neuroscience is revealing the unbelievable complexity of a seemingly simple assumption: choice exists.

Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer? Maybe, but Probably Not

The fear of cancer looms large in the public consciousness for good reason: It is the second leading cause of death. But what role do cell phones play? A minor one at worst.

Risk of Relapse to Alcohol Drops After 5 Years of Sobriety

New research reveals that a former alcoholic's risk of relapse after 5 years of sobriety is about the same as the risk of developing alcoholism in the general US population.

Can Money Buy Happiness? Yes, but Only $83,000 Worth of It.

Are millionaires happier than the rest of us? Does money buy happiness? Will a raise make you happier? The answers to these questions may surprise you.

The Dangers of a Wandering Mind

We spend almost half of our days lost in aimless thought. Here's how an understanding of mind wandering can lead to greater happiness.

The Neuroscience of Anxiety: Lions, Tigers, & Airplanes

Have you ever felt like your anxiety was stuck in a loop? Learn how to build an off ramp for your anxiety loop by understanding the neurobiological machinations behind the scenes.

The Science of Slow Deep Breathing

Are you having a stressful day? Take a deep breath. Learn about the surprising science behind this age-old recommendation and why it may be better advice than you might think.

The Myth of Multitasking

Read about the surprising biology behind attention and why a finite attentional capacity is actually a good thing.

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness

How does a slow, deep breath calm you down? Read more and learn about the neuroscience of mindfulness and meditation.