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Cleo is the latest missing child case to grip the nation. And our fascination with every twist and turn of such cases can both help and be a curse.
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Wes Anderson’s new film French Dispatch features a short that explores the connection between artistic genius and mental illness.
The situation in the delivery room can change suddenly, and doctors need to react fast.
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It’s human nature to unconsciously rely on quick rules to help make spur-of-the-moment decisions. New research finds physicians use these shortcuts, too, which can be bad news for some patients.
The thoughts are often distressing and punitive. Strikingly, these concerns vaporise in the daylight, proving that the 3am thinking was completely irrational and unproductive. But why?
It’s often triggered in an instant, social media users say, by witnessing some kind of turn-off – a bad dance move, a grating laugh or an eating style.
The use of child soldiers often prolong wars.
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In many conflict areas, children are especially susceptible to the effects of war. And using them as soldiers prolongs the conflict.
Indonesia has reopened tourism after intensified vaccination campaigns have helped control the spread of COVID-19.
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COVID-19 has intensified wanderlust – but also the need for mindful, ethical travel.
Sticking to your beliefs in a rapidly changing world isn’t necessarily the best choice.
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People tend to stick with their stated beliefs. But here’s how external forces like vaccine mandates can push people to do something they don’t want to do – and provide some face-saving cover.
Tipping the scales away from work may not be the wisest way to recalibrate your work-life balance.
The longer you hold off on using an everyday purchase, the more likely you are to preserve it untouched.
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Have you ever bought an item and then just not gotten around to using it because the time never felt right? New studies suggest an explanation for what researchers call nonconsumption.
There are many ways to decide what’s ‘fair’ in a given situation. Which one you prefer may depend on what kind of person you are.
Instagram’s emphasis on filtered photos of bodies harms girls’ self-image.
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There is ample research about how harmful Instagram is for teen girls, especially around body image. It turns out Facebook’s own research confirms it.
Understanding liminality and its origins can provide ways to better understand the foggy, ambiguous space we’re experiencing right now.
Politicians should take into account the psychological impact of being jobless.
People tend to view social media posts more favorably when more people have liked, commented on or shared them, regardless of the quality of the posts.
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You have evolved to tap into the wisdom of the crowds. But on social media your cognitive biases can lead you astray.
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During COVID, many therapists took their sessions online. But others went outside with their clients, taking a leisurely stroll through a near-by park.
Some thought Dan Ariely’s faked data study might be a blow to behavioural science, but actually its exposure shows how behavioural scientists are rooting out false research.
At the Amna Suraka museum in Iraq, exhibits show the torture that was carried out in the cells.
Interviews with former torturers in Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq reveal what it takes to be a torturer – which could help explain how to reduce the number of people who get tortured around the world.
The existence of smartphones has modified social and work expectations so that 24-hour availability is now often considered the norm.
Some researchers argue that nomophobia, or no mobile phobia, should be treated through psychological and pharmaceutical treatments. But these claims ignore real-life interactions.
Ignoring negative emotions by trying to be positive all the time — called toxic positivity — can have consequences for mental health. Experiencing negative emotions is inevitable and essential.