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Treating Pain without Pills

The opioid crisis is forcing doctors to change how they treat chronic pain, putting a new emphasis on nondrug remedies and psychological interventions 

April 13, 2017 — Stephani Sutherland

Your Cat Thinks You're Cool

A study of house cats and shelter cats found that the felines actually tended to choose human company over treats or toys.  

March 29, 2017 — Karen Hopkin

Let Your Creativity Soar

In a discussion with Scientific American editor in chief Mariette DiChristina, three noted experts on creativity, each with a very different perspective and background, reveal powerful ways to unleash your creative self

March 1, 2017 — Mariette Dichristina, John Houtz, Julia Cameron and Robert Epstein

A Rare Success against Alzheimer's

A gold-standard clinical trial provides evidence that diet, exercise and an active social life can help prevent cognitive decline

April 1, 2017 — Miia Kivipelto and Krister Håkansson

The Serious Need for Play

Free, imaginative play is crucial for normal social, emotional and cognitive development. It makes us better adjusted, smarter and less stressed

March 1, 2017 — Melinda Wenner Moyer