Sochi Olympics Sounding More and More Like a Death Trap

I've never been obsessed with the Olympics to the point that I'd buy officially licensed Olympic gear; however, I have been an enthusiastic viewer of the Olympics to the point that sometimes I have nightmares that are narrated by Elfi Schlegel. But in the build up to these Sochi Winter Games, now less than 2 weeks… » 1/23/14 6:30pm 1/23/14 6:30pm

How to Get Over In-Flight Anxiety (Without Gobbling Pills or Drinks)

With almost one in three American adults anxious about flying, the de-stress ritual of a pre-flight cocktail to in-flight glass of wine/quaaludes routine is coming to be everyone's go-to for dealing with flying nerves. Now, ain't nothing wrong with a little booze or a couple of clonazepam to calm your nerves (or… » 4/16/13 3:30pm 4/16/13 3:30pm

Yoga, Therapy Dogs and Recess Thought to Make High School Somewhat…

As much as we like to give teenagers a hard time for being a bunch of selfish and destructive sext bots, that fact of the matter is that teens today face more pressures than ever before and not just because of social media. Getting into college has become more and more competitive in the faltering economy, leaving… » 1/31/13 10:25am 1/31/13 10:25am

Your Little Brother Isn't Just a Maximum Dweebazoid—He Might Have Also…

I didn't grow up with siblings anywhere near my age, so I have no idea what it feels like to have some dickhead who looks like you constantly slamming doors and touching your stuff. (Or, conversely, to be that dickhead. Or both. Whatever.) And I was always jealous of people who did—like, maybe if I'd grown up with… » 12/21/12 9:50am 12/21/12 9:50am

The Key to Productivity and Success: Be Really Fucking Stressed Out All…

Oh, great. You know those shudders of overwhelming terror you feel in the pit of your stomach when it's down to the wire and you have to finish a big project? Well, according to psychologists, "a little anxiety may be just what you need to focus your efforts and perform at your peak." So those are success tremors!… » 6/20/12 1:40pm 6/20/12 1:40pm

Your Anxiety is Making You Act Stupider Than You Actually Are

Hey, Nervous Nellies! Did you know that in addition to eating away at your stomach lining and causing your blood pressure to spike and making you so disablingly self-conscious that you can barely bring yourself to ask the waitress for more coffee, your unrelenting anxiety is actually hindering your brain's… » 6/05/12 7:15pm 6/05/12 7:15pm

Meth Babies Are the New Crack Babies

As if meth wasn't heinous enough by itself, a new study is showing that the drug has lasting effects on children whose mothers use it during pregnancy. While this certainly doesn't come as a surprise—given how much meth messes up adult brains—it's nevertheless disturbing. Earlier research found that meth babies, like… » 3/20/12 10:40am 3/20/12 10:40am

Drinking Turns Women Into Sad Insomniacs

We've long known that alcohol kills brain cells and that long term alcohol abuse can interfere with mental health. Now, new research has found that while heavy drinking affects both men and women's ability to produce an important mood-controlling neurotransmitter, it affects ladybrains three times faster than it… » 11/09/11 6:40pm 11/09/11 6:40pm

How Amanda Seyfried's Panic Attacks Can Help Us

Amanda Seyfried recently told a magazine that she has panic attacks and gets therapy. She's one of the few to admit that being a Hollywood actress is pretty hard on the psyche — and to be open about treatment. And while we wouldn't wish mental health issues on any individual, there's an upside for society at large. » 10/06/11 12:40pm 10/06/11 12:40pm