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Why Does Just Seeing a Bug Cause My Skin to Itch?

Two weeks ago, I took a road trip to see how motels are surviving in 2019. At the first motel I stopped at in Barstow,…

What Really Happens When You ‘Die Inside’?

Micah Thompson, a 21-year-old bartender in New Zealand, died last week. Then he posted about it on Reddit. You can watch the very moment his…

How Does Seltzer Manage to Trick Your Brain?

Once an addict, always an addict. That’s essentially what Dr. Charlie Seltzer, a Philadelphia-based weight-loss physician (and yes, that is his real name), tells me…

How to Lift Your Way to a Bigger, Smarter Brain

Conventional wisdom — and that weird librarian from middle school — say reading books is the best way to become smarter. But new research shows…