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Penn Badgley on season two, episode seven of "You."

3 things ‘You’ gets right about serial killers, and 2 things it gets wrong

Serial killers do tend to use their wit and charm to manipulate others, but not all are motivated by love or sex.
Penn Badgley plays Joe Goldberg in "You" on Netflix.

‘You’ fans think Joe is a psychopath, but mental health experts say they’re wrong

"You" never explicitly diagnoses its main character Joe Goldberg with any mental health condition, but that hasn't stopped fans from theorizing.
Actor Jim Carrey portrays a man named Truman whose life is filmed 24/7 in the 1998 film "The Truman Show."

People with the ‘Truman Show delusion’ believe they’re always being watched. The psychiatrist who coined the term says this paranoia...

In the 1998 film "The Truman Show," Jim Carrey plays a man who is the unknowing star of a TV show. The "Truman Show delusion" is a real paranoia.

7 problematic things parents do that can make their children insecure, withdrawn, drug-dependent, or otherwise worse off as they grow up

When a parent is stressed, depressed, abusive , or over-involved, their kids respond — with mental health impacts for a lifetime.

10 ways your parents’ behaviors shaped who you are today

If your mother juggled multiple jobs, you're likely to get stressed. If your parents set high expectations for you, you probably did better in school.

I run the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford. Here’s how to ‘troubleshoot’ your bad behavior — or someone else’s.

You can fix a bad habit or others' easily at home or at work when you follow these three simple steps of "behavior design."
Cory Muscara.

A former monk on the simple mindfulness exercise that can help you combat negative thoughts and feel calmer in times of stress

Mindfulness teacher Cory Muscara describes a workshop with Fortune 100 executives that lead to them feeling calmer and more aware of their mindsets.

7 myths about ‘multiple personalities’ you need to stop believing

Dissociative identity disorder is a very real disorder that rarely manifests the way most TV shows and movies portray it.

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.
'Ouch' can stop a conflict from spiraling out of control.

A relationship expert says one word can defuse a fight with family at Thanksgiving dinner — but most people don’t use it enough

Hal Runkel, a marriage and family therapist, says it's crucial to display vulnerability and let family know that they've hurt you emotionally.