The stress of battling repeated, massive wildfires is taking a toll on the mental health of first responders
Economist Emily Oster explains how to make the best decisions for your particular child, using the scientific evidence at hand
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Though we might be drawn to people who have physical commonalities with us and therefore our parents, findings say this claim is far from scientific
A study finds that kids, especially daughters, are effective at teaching their parents about climate issues.
We now have unprecedented amounts of information on our own genetics, thanks to at-home DNA testing kits. But what does all of this information do to us?
We can “nudge” our way toward a healthier planet
Taking birth-control pills might have broad, unintended and even surprising side effects
Study of students schooled on the issue showed them going on to shift their elders’ attitudes
Are you stuck in a job so demoralizing or stressful, you look at Sisyphus and think, “That doesn’t look so bad.” The Savvy Psychologist explains 5 surprising causes of burnout...
Are there better social technologies than Facebook?
People who track their behavior aren’t always better off
Research finds a fascinating connection between IQ and aging
Savvy psychologist Ellen Hendriksen shares six ways to know if you’ve met the love of your life
Psychology offers a strategy to meet the threat
A deeper data dive calls into question a 2018 study that found a spike in fatal traffic accidents apparently related to marijuana consumption on this date.
Results may explain why collective action on climate change and health policy is so difficult
A rigorous study has intriguing results
NYU’s “Sounds of New York City” project listens to the city—and then, with the help of citizen scientists, teaches machines to decode the soundscape. Jim Daley reports. ...
Should you tell your best friend? Your date? Your impatient boss? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen walks you through this tough decision