The Case for an 8-Hour Work Week
Robots may be coming your job, but a new study finds we don’t need to work that much anyway.
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The Pursuit of High Self-Esteem Is Making Us Miserable
“We think of boosts to self-esteem as analogous to sugar: tasty but not nutritious.”
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After I Divorced My Wife, 'The Real Housewives' Saved Me
I am a small-town reporter in Montana who identifies as a soft butch. I didn't expect Bethenny Frankel to get me through the hardest time of my life.
I Lost My Own Therapist to Suicide
It’s been about a year since Mark’s death. In that time, my perspective on empathy has changed dramatically.
How to Tell Your Doctor You're Using Drugs
“A psychedelic? Why would you do that?” my doctor asked.
Writing About Trauma Can Help You Heal
"Two days after the murder, I told a friend in my playwriting program that I would never write about it. Here's why I changed my mind."
My House Is Scary and Disgusting, Just the Way I Like It
Filling my home with blood, bones, and mutant specimens in jars helped me make sense of being called a monster all my life.
Do Trigger Warnings Actually Work?
Researchers are divided over whether warnings about sensitive content help or harm people who have experienced trauma.
Scientists Want to Inspire Public Conversations About Death
A new installation at a London shopping mall aims to make conversations about our mortality more commonplace.
The Anatomy of Empathy
Joel Salinas can literally feel his patients' pain. But as scientists are learning, there's more to empathy than just mirroring someone else.
How Small Talk With Almost-Strangers Profoundly Affects Your Happiness
Research shows weak-tie relationships can be just as important as strong-tie relationships for our mental health.
How Do You Help an Online Friend Who Seems Depressed?
When you barely know someone, it's hard to tell what’s a mental health crisis and what’s just run-of-the-mill venting.