pain

Sports

Life Lessons from Three of the World’s Most Brutal Sports

Pain is a teacher for Eric Spicely, pro-wrestler, skateboarder, and MMA fighter.
Cole Nowicki
4.29.19
Drugs

The World's Other Opioid Crisis

How the war on drugs forces sick, poor people to die in unnecessary agony.
JS Rafaelli
4.7.19
mind

The Power of the Nocebo Effect

Nocebo is the evil twin of the placebo effect—and my constant companion. I set out to find out what it is, and how I could learn to harness the more positive effects of medical mind games.
Shayla Love
3.27.19
CBD

We Asked Experts if CBD-Spiked Foods Do Anything at All

CBD oil is in everything from gummies to cold brew, but does it actually have any benefits if it's combined with other ingredients?
Melissa Pandika
2.20.19
Sleep

When I Get Hurt in a Dream, My Body Feels it Even After I Wake Up

"I dreamed that a swarm of bees or wasps attacked my feet. When I woke up, my feet were burning and tingly. It was very painful.”
Crystal Ponti
1.16.19
alcohol

The Man Who Spent a Decade Traveling the World in Search of a Hangover Cure

There is a single remedy that he now swears by.
Eric Spitznagel
12.11.18
mind

How to Use Hypnosis for Pain and Anxiety

As in, it's not as outlandish as it sounds.
Julie Stewart
11.19.18
Phys Ed

How to Actually Stop Slouching All the Time

These core strengthening moves will go a long way towards fixing your bad posture.
K. Aleisha Fetters
11.8.18
Sex

Being Good in Bed Is Tied to an Unexpected Personality Trait

People who rate high in conscientiousness have fewer sexual problems and more satisfying sex lives, according to a new study.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
11.7.18
pain

The Science Behind Why People Have Different Pain Tolerances

Everything from our genes to our psychological makeup can affect our sensitivity to physical pain.
Erin Young
10.29.18
Flu

Exactly What Happens to Your Body When You Catch the Flu

Most symptoms are actually caused by your immune system's response to the virus.
Laura Haynes
10.28.18
anxiety

Panic Attacks Aren't the Same for Everyone

In movies, the character who's having a panic attack clutches at his chest, gasps for air, and then breathes into a paper bag to calm himself. But that's never been my experience.
Sarah Watts
8.29.18
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