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The Nuance

Habits and other automatic behaviorseven healthy onesfail to train some critical cognitive muscles.

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The Nuance

A prominent U.K. psychologist believes we should change the way we talk about depression, anxiety, and other forms of psychological distress

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The Nuance

Researchers may have identified a brain quirk that promotes pessimism

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What makes Okinawa’s longest-living community the healthiest village

Illustrations by Kaki Okumura


Sweeping new studies shed light on the underlying mechanisms of posttraumatic stress disorder

Guy sitting on a rock in an ocean cove looking out over the sun setting.
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The Nuance

Attention fatigue is a threat to your cognitive and mental health

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The science of early memories gives some fascinating answers

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The Nuance

Few of us fully appreciate the role of social comparison in our well-being

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It will take time and patience to reemerge from the collective crisis of the pandemic with our mental and physical health intact

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk just came out as having Asperger’s syndrome. Here’s a primer on the issues with that now-defunct disorder label.

Elon Musk at a SpaceX press conference, image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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