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What happens to your body and brain over the holidays

Experts in psychology and brain chemistry say that clear communication and self-care are key during the holidays.
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, Mar 11, 2018

Daylight-saving time is literally killing us

Daylight-saving time ends on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Years of data tell us the switch is deadly. Here's why it puts stress on our bodies.
SpaceX and Tesla chief Elon Musk speaks during a press conference after the launch of SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo mission at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 2, 2019

Inside the science behind Elon Musk’s crazy plan to put chips in people’s brains and create human-AI hybrids

Elon Musk has said he wants his neural tech company Neuralink to facilitate human "symbiosis with artificial intelligence."
Every brain is a unique mosaic. (Author not pictured.)

The idea of the male or female brain is a myth, according to a neuroscientist

Neuroscientist Daphna Joel and science writer Luba Vikhanski deconstruct the myth of male and female brains in their new book.

Joe Biden’s former brain surgeon explains why he’s not too old to be president

Biden's surgeon said he's voting for the one candidate that he is "absolutely certain has a brain that is functioning."

Evidence is mounting that psychedelic drugs can help treat diseases. Here are the most promising uses.

There's been a resurgence of interest in psychedelic drugs' potential to treat conditions like depression. Research is beginning to yield new treatments.

Denver just became the first city in the US to decriminalize magic mushrooms. Here’s what they do to your body and mind.

Mushroom's active ingredient is a drug called psilocybin, which has the potential to address conditions like anxiety and depression.
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I’m a neurosurgeon, and these are the 4 things I do to avoid burnout

Burnout is a state of exhaustion resulting from high stress and high ideals in "helping" professions. Here are simple steps to preventing it.
Psychedelics appear to have a unique ability to treat conditions that fail to respond to even the best current medicines.

Tim Ferriss just helped launch the world’s first research center dedicated to turning psychedelics into medicines

The research hub opens Friday with funds from Tim Ferriss. Scientists will explore the drugs' potential to treat mental illnesses like depression.
Nicole Phelps, Michael Phelps and Boomer Phelps in the pool.

Michael Phelps teaches his 2-year-old son a special ‘lion’s breath’ technique — part of the mental-health routine that Phelps ...

Michael Phelps is teaching his 2-year-old a simple breathing technique for dealing with frustration. It's a strategy supported by science.