Why bad moods are good for you: the surprising benefits of sadness

Why bad moods are good for you: the surprising benefits of sadness

Homo sapiens is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or devalues these feelings. In our culture, normal human emotions like temporary sadness are often treated as disorders. Manipulative advertising, marketing and self-help industries claim happiness…

How to fix all of your sleep problems with science

How to fix all of your sleep problems with science

It seems like it’s getting harder and harder to get a good night’s sleep. Myriad distractions are in cahoots, keeping you from getting enough shut-eye. We’re supposed to get seven to nine hours of sleep, but many Americans don’t hit that target every night. Sleep can provide incredible health benefits, like helping us lose weight,…

Pioneering "Mini-Pancreas" Nullifies Woman's Type 1 Diabetes

Pioneering "Mini-Pancreas" Nullifies Woman's Type 1 Diabetes

We’re a bit of a way from being able to completely grow human organs in the lab for transplantation, but some key milestones have been made. Just recently, working synthetic ovaries were 3D printed and proved to be 100 percent effective, at least in mice. Various heart structures have also been cultivated from stem cells…

Here Are The 6 Questions That Can Reveal Whether You Have Adult ADHD

Here Are The 6 Questions That Can Reveal Whether You Have Adult ADHD

Adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is far more common that previously thought, according to a recent study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry — though it’s often undiagnosed. There’s been a recent rise in the number of adults diagnosed with ADHD, which was previously considered extremely rare. More recently, researchers have estimated that between 2 and…

Our Gut Microbes Influence How We Respond To Fear

Our Gut Microbes Influence How We Respond To Fear

Fear, for the most part, is controlled by your brain’s amygdalae, the two almond-shaped segments of your neurological cartography that sound quite a lot like a certain Star Wars princess. Whether or not you feel afraid of or anxious about something is largely dependent on the pondering that goes on between them – but, as…