Keep calm and carry on – but how? A psychologist offers 10 tips to manage the uncertainty and stress of election aftermath
As uncertainty abounds and anxiety skyrockets, you've probably heard advice to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith. Here are 10 concrete tips to help you actually manage the stress.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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'Morality pills' may be the US's best shot at ending the coronavirus pandemic, according to one ethicist
Rather than a vaccine to beef up your immune system, a psychoactive substance could boost your cooperative, pro-social behavior – curtailing the selfish actions that spur on coronavirus's spread.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~9 min
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Brain science suggests that seniors care more about the welfare of others than younger folks do.
April 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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Using distance to avoid getting sick has deep evolutionary roots for humans and many other species.
April 3, 2020 • ~8 min
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Using a survey taken from March 10 – March 16, social scientists tried to untangle the complicated connection between feelings of vulnerability and behavior change in response to the coronavirus.
March 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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We might recover our sense of being part of society.
March 18, 2020 • ~5 min
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