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The Nuance

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

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Researchers suggest anything over two hours per day may be too much

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Not knowing anything at all will make you anxious, but so will reading all bad news all the time

Illustration: Shira Inbar


A chiropractor explains YouTube’s addictive ‘crack’ videos

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Illustration: Matija Medved

One Day at a Time

Daily insights on life in the face of uncertainty, by psychiatrist and habit change specialist Dr. Jud Brewer


‘Humiliation stings, so I’ve always done my best to avoid it — until now’

Illustration: Carolyn Figel


‘TikTok is our way to be accessible and transparent — to connect with people’

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Research indicates smartphones, in particular, may impact what people remember down the line

Illustration: Andrea Manzati


Medical role-play is one of the most popular forms of ASMR videos. Why?

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A pediatrician shares the latest science — and her own observations

A teenage girl poses on her bed with her phone for a selfie.
A teenage girl poses on her bed with her phone for a selfie.
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