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Blackness Ever Blackening: My Lifetime of Depression

How do I explain an existence dominated by the bleakest, darkest moods? And do I even want to?

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Brain Stimulation and Me

In reporting about electrical brain stimulation, Emma Young of course had to try it for herself. Would it change her?

 

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Musical Meds

New research on endorphins finds people have higher pain thresholds immediately after performing music or dancing.

 

Even Patients with Severe Dementia Respond to Music

French researchers report music therapy can improve the mood of people suffering from severe Alzheimer’s disease.

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Attitudes About Race Affect Actions, Even When They Don’t

Tiny effects of attitudes on individuals' actions pile up quickly.

Geography, Race, and LOLs

The online lexicon spreads through racial and ethnic groups as much as it does through geography and other traditional linguistic measures.

Feeling—Not Being—Wealthy Cuts Support for Economic Redistribution

A new study suggests it's relative wealth that leads people to oppose taxing the rich and giving to the poor.

Sufferers of Social Anxiety Disorder, Your Friends Like You

The first study of friends' perceptions suggest they know something's off with their pals but like them just the same.

Standing Up for My Group by Kicking Yours

Members of a minority ethnic group are less likely to express support for gay equality if they believe their own group suffers from discrimination.

The Big One

One in two United States senators and two in five House members who left office between 1998 and 2004 became lobbyists. November/December 2014

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