People Are Putting Frog Venom Under Their Skin as a Type of Cleanse
The science behind a ritual that aims to purge your body and mind of impurities.
There's a Chemical In Your Brain That Makes You Want More
Dopamine has been described as just a pleasure molecule, but that's a common misconception.
This Is Why You Love (or Hate) Roller Coasters
Eustress is a kind of positive stress that people actively seek out.
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Why You Eat Your Feelings, According To Science
And how to stop (if you want to.)
Depression Tattoos Can Help People Cope
“It’s almost like a battle scar in some ways."
People Are Taking a Date Rape Drug Recreationally and Getting Addicted
There's no hangover with GHB, so things go off the rails fast.
People With ADHD Can Actually Focus So Hard it's Scary
People with hyperfocus tend to block out everything else going on around them.
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Party and Weight Loss Drugs Are Being Repurposed to Treat Cocaine Addiction
There's currently no FDA-approved medication to treat coke dependence.
Our Culture of Comparison is Making Us Petty
One of Ted Talks' MVPs, Simon Sinek, tells us why being an alpha won't make us happy.
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Why You Can't Shut Up About Your Crush Even When It's Annoying Everyone You Know
Is there a psychological reason for why you can't help but gush to your friends about your bizarrely successful Tinder date? We investigate.
Neurochemistry Explains the High of Getting It Right
Researchers link the brain's dopamine reward center to musical performance, at least in birds.
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons Keep Rock ’n’ Roll in the Family
Watch the video for "Spiders," and read our chat with Campbell about rock 'n' roll, and Donald Trump, and why he's the worst musician in the family.