Life Lessons from Three of the World’s Most Brutal Sports
Pain is a teacher for Eric Spicely, pro-wrestler, skateboarder, and MMA fighter.
The World's Other Opioid Crisis
How the war on drugs forces sick, poor people to die in unnecessary agony.
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.
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?
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.”
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.
How to Use Hypnosis for Pain and Anxiety
As in, it's not as outlandish as it sounds.
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
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
The Science Behind Why People Have Different Pain Tolerances
Everything from our genes to our psychological makeup can affect our sensitivity to physical pain.
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.
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.