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Social Media and Depression
By Craig Cox
New study suggests heavy users are nearly three times more likely to be depressed.
child drawing sad face in snow.
By Heidi Wachter
An Auburn University study leaves the idea of SAD out in the cold.
Snacking and Cognitive Function
By Craig Cox
UCLA study suggests late-night meals could lead to cognitive disorders.
By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 
A new study suggests that chronic inflammation can lead to depression.
Burdens of the-Past
By Jon Spayde
Painful events from childhood can linger, creating stress and anxiety today. Here’s how you can take empowered steps toward healing.
Person's hand holding a pencil playing sudoku
By Heather Rogers
Staving off memory loss requires more than just exercising your gray matter.
Lentil and veggie soup
By Rebecca Katz
Enhance your brain function with four recipes designed to invigorate mood, memory, and cognition.
By Heidi Wachter
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is as effective as pharmaceuticals at preventing depression relapses, according to a 2015 study published in The Lancet.
By Experience Life Staff
How one man put his life back together with the help of an obscure Nordic game.
By Experience Life Staff
The behavior-change expert shares insights from her research at our cover shoot.
nature and brain health
By Craig Cox
New research suggests that getting out into nature can help city dwellers — and others — improve their moods.
By Craig Cox
New research offers the first glimpse at the effects of regular physical activity on a nonagenarian’s brain.
Healthy-Gut 2
By David Perlmutter, MD
A neurologist explains the power of your microbiome to heal and protect your brain.
By Craig Cox
A new study suggests a variation on the Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
brain illustration
By Craig Cox
New study suggests that your fat tissue can send mixed signals to your brain when stress strikes.
By Wallace J. Nichols, PhD
Why being around water is so good for our psyches.
By Grace Labatt
New studies show that strength training boosts memory.
By Experience Life Staff
Top-tier research confirms that being compassionate is good for us, altering our physiology to boost not just happiness but well-being.
By James S. Gordon, MD
An integrative psychiatrist offers a holistic approach for treating depressive illness.
By David Perlmutter, MD
A renowned functional-medicine neurologist says we are suffering an epidemic of neurological illnesses. And the best cure may be at the end of our forks.
By Experience Life Staff
New research finds that beyond physical health issues associated with obesity, it may also impair our brains.
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