Behavior Change, Habits, & Productivity

The dangers of “healthy” addictions

Though exercise has virtually unlimited health benefits, addiction to exercise can be a danger to mental and physical well-being. But what distinguishes exercise addiction from healthy engagement in physical activity?

Mental models

Twenty years after the Columbia disaster, what can we learn from the mistake of ignoring problems?

Every January, NASA holds a Day of Remembrance to honor the lives of astronauts lost to tragedy. But perhaps the greatest tribute we can make is to learn from past mistakes.

Nutritional Biochemistry

To reduce appetite, skip late-night snacks

Two recent randomized trials found that biasing food intake toward the end of the day increases appetite and may reduce energy expenditure.

Cognitive Health & Neurodegenerative Disease

Non-caffeine components of coffee and their effects on neurodegenerative diseases

Coffee consumption is associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative processes, but the effect may be more than a matter of caffeine.

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Cancer

Antitumor mRNA vaccines are cause for optimism

Moderna recently announced preliminary results of a clinical trial involving a personalized antitumor mRNA vaccine, and despite the knee-jerk uproar, the treatment may prove to be another useful weapon in the battle against cancer

Mental models

The Safety Debate Between Manual and Automatic Transmissions

When it comes to safety, the distinct advantages of automatic and manual vehicles depend on who’s in the driver’s seat.

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Stress & Cortisol

Understanding nature’s effects on stress requires more than intuition

A recent study investigated how nature walks impact brain regions involved in stress responses but trips on its own assumptions

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Weekly Emails

Book release date announcement

Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity hits bookshelves March 28, 2023

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Weekly Emails

Does solitude equate to loneliness?

At all stages of life, we spend more time alone than ever before in history. Are we growing lonely?

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