Exercise Addiction: How To Know If You've Crossed The Line Between Health And Obsession
If you feel driven to work out daily, and do it even through illness and injury -- that could signal a problem. And if you feel guilty, anxious or out of control when you miss a day's workout, that should be another clue. Also, if your motive in exercising is simply to purge calories, you've probably crossed a line.
Opinion: Parents Can — And Must — Talk About Ugly 2016 Politics With Kids
A child psychiatrist argues that in this ugly political season, parents can't just chuckle and tell kids that politics is a contact sport; they have an obligation to step in and explain the importance of disagreeing in a reasoned and civil way.
Irving's: How Death Changes The Meaning Of A Miniature Magical Candy Store
For generations of schoolchildren, Irving's was the magical tiny toy and candy store where they bought after-school treats -- but now the beloved centenarian owner has died and the store's fate is unclear. So the sight of it no longer simply means "treat" -- but it can still symbolize the long-lasting positive energy that one person -- even in just a 15-by-40-foot store -- can contribute to the world.
Commentary: When Sexual Violence Survivors Give Birth, Here's What You Should Know
One survivor said that during labor and delivery it would be painful for health care providers to say things like, “you’re doing a good job, honey” or “just relax” because that's the way her perpetrator talked to her when she was sexually abused.
Deep? Or Pseudo-Profound B.S.? Psychologists Explore Why Some Can't Tell
BS is everywhere, from political speeches to infomercials, but only now are psychologists trying to study it empirically, exploring why some people fall for "pseudo-profound bulls---" (like randomly generated Deepak Chopra-type tweets) and others don't.
Brain Scientist: How Pixar's 'Inside Out' Gets One Thing Deeply Wrong
"Inside Out" is an entertaining film but you shouldn't conclude from it that your brain has distinct circuits or regions for certain emotions, a neuroscientist argues: "The inner workings of emotions in the brain are less like Joy and her pals and more like the Avengers, who save the world by working together as a team."