To Age Well, You Need Friends

New research suggests that the importance of friendship increases with age. This works both ways—quarrels with friends, it suggests, is tied to chronic health problems.

Help Your Kids Psych Themselves for Tests

Pre-performance rituals can help your kids shine before tests and performances.

MRI Scans to Choose Depression Treatment?

One day, brain scans may help patients pinpoint which depression treatment will work for them.

Banish These Bad Ideas About Dyslexia

Dyslexia isn't a vision or behavior problem and can't be cured with bone broth. But your child can flourish.

When Friends Believe Nonsense

Do you discourage your loved ones' silly medical treatments?

Teach Your Teen About Alcohol

Twenty percent of U.S. high school students say they'll get into a car with a driver who has been drinking.

Naps Help Preschoolers Learn Language

Small children learn words more easily if they get enough sleep.

All the Lonely People, Where Do They All Come From?

Loneliness is a health risk, especially for older people. Make sure the person you love is plugged in.

Make Negative Thinking Work for You

Don't insist on "positive thinking." Aim to think clearly.

Diet Soda Tied to Memory Loss

Soda, diet or sugary, is linked to memory loss.

Men Get Baby Blues, too

Men can get badly depressed with a newborn, and affect the child's future.

Get Outside in a Park With Your People

Get outside in greenery to have difficult conversations or to bond.

Help for That Buzz In Your Ear

Treat your anxiety—or try brain-training exercises—to beat ringing in the ears.

When a Gene Test Could Help You Pick an Anti-Depressant

If you can afford it, save yourself months and get a gene test when you're depressed.

People Who Need People Are Happier

As Americans, we are taught to pretend we don’t need other people much in order to attract them or keep them in our lives.

Better Eating Can Relieve Depression

The famous Mediterranean diet can help relieve major depression, and it can't hurt you!

More Evidence that Exercise Boosts Mood

Get out and move to improve your mood.

Your Teen Has Suicidal Thoughts—How Worried Should You Be?

Insomnia and loss of appetite are warning signs.

Exercise With Buddies

There’s power in numbers, as they say, and also inches lost and miles run. Get yourself some exercise buddies.

How We've Been Lulled Into Overeating

The phrase "Everything in moderation" enters our brains as "Go ahead, don't be stingy." We overestimate how much we can eat "moderately."

Get a Variety of Exercise

A variety of exercise will keep you healthier—and might even increase your life span.

Most People Don’t Gain Much Over the Holidays

Only 10 percent of Americans gain 5 lbs or more during the holiday season. Most gain a pound they lose later.

Electro-Cures Largely Unproven

Electro-cures for depression are largely unproven, but may give you hope, which is not nothing.

How to Scare Your Kids Off Taking Painkillers

Painkillers weaken bones, interfere with sex hormones, and can make pain worse.

Seven Things Your Teens Need to Know About Pot

Vapes are bad for your lungs. You'll want to smoke more if you're losing sleep. Don't just pretend your kids aren't smoking pot or that it's okay. Give them information.

Keeping Your Cool, Post-Election

Calming yourself for the holidays, post election.

Living With Change, Post Election

Now is not the time to gloat or despise others who didn't vote the way you did.

When Someone You Love Is Bipolar

Self-help books and memoirs can guide you to understand a loved one with bipolar illness.

Forgiving Is Good for You

Forgiving others—and yourself—will protect your health. You can train yourself to let go of anger and hurt.

Back Off When It's Not Helping!

Back off when your helpfulness isn't helpful. It can be surprisingly hard to do.

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