Emotional Health

6 Insanely Calming Ways to Pass the Time on Election Day

If you’re stuck at your desk and overwhelmed by election stress, here are five Politics-free ways to make it to November 9.

Your Birth Control Pill Might Raise Your Depression Risk

A new study on 1 million women found that those who used hormonal contraceptives (especially progestin-only pills and IUDs) were more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant.

How to Cope With a Difficult Diagnosis

Learning you have an illness is difficult enough—but then you have to grapple with what to do with that information. Here, experts and those who have been through it share the crucial next steps—and some comfort, in the process.

The Mental Tricks Laurie Hernandez Uses for Crazy Confidence

Try her moves the next time you need to calm your nerves.

What Your View of the Olympics Says About Your Personality

How much you value silver and bronze medals can offer clues about your happiness, according to a new study.

These Short Videos Can Boost Your Mood Instantly, Research Says

A new study found the five-minute guided exercises helped people feel calmer and happier.

What Being Expected to Check Email After Work Does to Your Health

Science confirms it: Your boss’s after-hours expectations might be making you sick.

New Study Suggests Brain Glitch May Cause OCD

The findings could lead to better treatment for the troubling disorder.