Are you prepared for any emergency? Here are seven tips to get started.
From having a to-go bag with important documents and supplies, to a plan for taking care of your pet, you can build your emergency preparedness over time.By Tara Parker-Pope
9 tips to debunk false claims made by friends and family
Correcting your friends or family can be stressful. But, experts say we’re more likely to change our point of view if we’re approached by someone we care about.By Teddy Amenabar
Why do cats knead? Why do dogs lick you? The science of pets’ quirks.
Animal scientists explain why some strange pet behaviors -- like stealing socks and licking your face -- might make more sense than you think.By Marlene Cimons
Meditation for people who think they can’t meditate
Being aware that your mind wanders, that you’re tired, that you can’t sit still, that your mind is racing — that’s the point of meditation.By Tara Parker-Pope
People with skin conditions face stigma. Monkeypox has made it worse.
People with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis say they’ve experienced more harassment and stigma as a result of the monkeypox outbreak.By Amanda Morris
How men can save relationships by learning to be vulnerable
Men can often have trouble expressing emotions. But vulnerability is critical for relationships.By Andrew Reiner
Sports betting is exploding. This ex-gambler has a $15,000 cautionary tale.
Since a 2018 Supreme Court decision about sports betting, the United States has seen its "largest and fastest expansion in gambling" in history.By John Briley
Road rage is up. How to deal with an angry driver — even if it’s you.
Experts offer tips for calming yourself down or dealing with another driver.By Angela Haupt
How to cope with social anxiety about returning to the office
Doing a dry run or practicing conversation starters are among the tips experts have for dealing with social anxiety over returning to the office.By Angela Haupt
What is ‘Type II fun,’ and why do some people want to have it?
The unscientific "Fun Scale" has become part of the lingo for outdoor enthusiasts.By Erin Strout
How pandemic-weary parents can bring back date night, and why it matters
One couple had stuck to weekly date nights for years — until the pandemic hit. Here's what they learned about reviving the habit for the sake of their marriage and their kids.By Alexandra Frost
Four tips for couples whose sex life has suffered from pandemic stress
Steps for couples to improve their sex lives include deciding together that intimacy is important.By Jelena Kecmanovic
Left your makeup untouched for ages? Here’s what to toss, what to clean and how to do it.
Why dermatologists recommend throwing out your old makeup and skin-care products and cleaning your dirty brushes before the "Great Return."By Allyson Chiu
Hoarding disorders have increased during the pandemic. Here’s how to help a loved one who hoards.
Experts say it's important to approach your loved one with empathy: “A lot of family members tend to see hoarding from a moral standpoint, but individuals are really struggling.”By Angela Haupt
The case for spoilers: Why some people are happier knowing how the story ends
Think of them more as "enhancers" than "spoilers." Knowing what will happen in a movie, TV show or book can provide a tantalizingly pleasing feeling, help you understand the plot and give you a sense of control during chaotic times.
Losing your keys doesn’t mean you’re losing your mind. Here’s how to find your stuff.
Experts explain why you shouldn't worry too much about misplacing objects, and share tricks for remembering where you've put something.By Angela Haupt
What is the ‘active grandparent hypothesis’ and what does it say about health and longevity?
Grandparents in ancient times were much more active than today's, and had fewer chronic conditions.