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Am I Introverted or Socially Anxious?

At long last, introverts are having their day. Over the last few years, being quiet and inner-directed has become not only acceptable, but downright trendy.  But introversion often gets mistaken for its more restrictive, self-conscious, but treatable cousin, social anxiety

October 19, 2016 — Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen

Yawns Help the Brain Keep Its Cool

Theory has it yawning helps cool the brain—and it turns out animals with bigger brains do indeed tend to yawn longer. Christopher Intagliata reports.

October 18, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

The Caregiver's Conundrum

Tens of millions of people minister to a loved one on a full- or part-time basis, often putting their own lives on hold. Now researchers are finding ways to help them care for others without losing themselves 

November 1, 2016 — Francine Russo

Scientists Should Speak Out More

Engaging the public has long been taboo in scientific circles, but social media outlets are starting to force a change 

October 1, 2016 — Susana Martinez-Conde, Stephen L. Macknik and Devin Powell