Mind & Mood

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.

If You Want to Experience Pure Joy, Look at These Cubs Fans’ Faces

This is what winning the World Series looks like after a 108-year losing streak.

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.

Happy People Make Their Spouses Healthier

They’re fitter, feel better and are less physically impaired.

This Common Pain Medication Reverses Alzheimer’s Memory Loss in Mice

The NSAID could be a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s in the future, researchers say.

The Surprising Reason You Might Feel Burned Out at Work

It could have to do with a mismatch between your unconscious needs and your job description, researchers say.

The Mental Tricks Laurie Hernandez Uses for Crazy Confidence

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