Distraction’s Cognitive Risks Are Worse Than the Time It Wastes
New research finds that being interrupted during a fixed task distorts and misconstrues how we view reality.
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The Rise of the Instagram Therapist
With more therapists than ever on social media, we should ask whether they need to follow a new set of guidelines.
How to Radicalize Your Parents on Climate Change
It's possible to change someone's mind on climate change—if you're related to them.
The Worst Effects of Online Death Threats Are Things No One Can See
"I confined myself in my home for nearly a month. I lost half my hair and gained 20 pounds.”
I Can't Stop Ghosting My Therapists
Cost, distance, and scheduling conflicts are common reasons people don’t make a second appointment—but sometimes it’s deeper.
There's a Little Bit of Psychopath in All of Us
These are the five things most people don’t understand about psychopaths.
We Asked an Expert Why We Stay Obsessed with Music From Our Teens
After a New York Times report confirmed that we solidify our music taste in adolescence, we spoke to someone who could explain why.
If Everyone Tripped on Psychedelics, We’d Do More About Climate Change
Scientists are looking into what psychedelics do to inspire people to act pro-environmentally.
'Fairytale Therapy' Turns the Moral of a Story into Life Guidance
It's meant to blend art and narrative therapy, with a Jungian touch, while using old tales to help you manage your life today.
A Psychoanalyst Explains Why Men Draw Dicks on Everything
Since time immemorial, men have been drawing dicks on stuff. But why? We attempted to unravel this timeless mystery.
The Couples Using Magic Mushrooms as Relationship Therapy
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This Artist with Synesthesia Sees Colors in Music and Paints Your Favourite Songs
Melissa McCracken grew up with a neurological condition that means she processes songs as colors—a gift that translates into paintings inspired by her favorite musicians.