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Ten reasons some of us should cut back on alcohol

Ten reasons some of us should cut back on alcohol

Steve Allsop, Curtin University and Tina Lam, Curtin University At this time of year, alcohol promotions, sales and consumption are prominent. Many of us enjoy celebrating a year ended, work…

A Peer Recovery Coach Walks The Frontlines Of The Opioid Epidemic

A Peer Recovery Coach Walks The Frontlines Of The Opioid Epidemic

Photos by Seth Herald | Story by Bram Sable-Smith, Side Effects Public Media Charlie Oen’s battle with addiction started when he was 16 and his family moved to Lima…

How to be a healthy user of social media

How to be a healthy user of social media

Peggy Kern, University of Melbourne We can learn a lot about people through how they use social media. For example, Twitter language can be used to predict the risk of…

Simple thinking in a complex world is a recipe for disaster

Simple thinking in a complex world is a recipe for disaster

David Green, Monash University Ants are simple creatures. They live by simple rules: if you see a scrap of food, pick it up; if you see a pile of food…

Identifying Alcoholism

Identifying Alcoholism

Identifying Alcoholism By Chiara Barnaba What is Alcoholism? Wikipedia defines alcoholism as a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in problems and consequences in the strokes of…

Environmentalists Offer To Help Protect Health Care Under Trump

Environmentalists Offer To Help Protect Health Care Under Trump

By Pauline Bartolone Environmental groups are laser-focused in their crusade for cleaner air and water, on curbing climate change, and preventing toxins from contaminating communities. But as they prepare…

Five reasons why we (eventually) become happier as we get older

Five reasons why we (eventually) become happier as we get older

Jolanta Burke, University of East London Happiness has become a modern obsession. Searching for it, holding on to it, and wishing it on our loved ones have all become motivating…

Explainer: what is exposure therapy and how can it treat social anxiety?

Explainer: what is exposure therapy and how can it treat social anxiety?

Michelle H Lim, Swinburne University of Technology Most of us experience a level of social anxiety at some point in our lives. We worry about what people think of us…

Misinformation on social media: Can technology save us?

Misinformation on social media: Can technology save us?

Filippo Menczer, Indiana University, Bloomington If you get your news from social media, as most Americans do, you are exposed to a daily dose of hoaxes, rumors, conspiracy theories and…

The perils of a life in isolation

The perils of a life in isolation

Frank T. McAndrew, Knox College Humans are hardwired to interact with others, especially during times of stress. On the other hand, when we go through a trying ordeal alone, a…

Does it really pay to be generous?

Does it really pay to be generous?

Nichola Raihani, UCL What do you look for in a partner? Surely that depends on what the partner is for – you’d probably want a business partner to be innovative…