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Susie Neilson

  1. science of us
    10 Days of Eating Fat, for My Mental HealthThe ketogenic diet is showing scientific promise as a treatment for some psychiatric disorders.
  2. overachiever
    How to Teach Yourself to Be FunnierTo improve your sense of humor, start by making yourself laugh.
  3. get a hobby
    Why Hobbies Make You HappyIt’s so important to have a sense of self beyond your work.
  4. how does that make you feel
    How to Gently Convince Your Friend to Go to TherapyTips for a tricky conversation.
  5. science of us
    A Therapist on That Awkward Sex Scene in ‘Cat Person’Talking through turn-ons and the tenuous nature of attraction.
  6. science of us
    We’re in a ‘Dream Deprivation’ EpidemicA new paper is calling it a major public-health problem.
  7. science of us
    Trick Yourself Into Feeling Wide Awake After a Bad Night’s SleepThe often-overlooked factors that determine whether you spend the day full of energy or feeling like a zombie.
  8. it's complicated
    How to Get Through a Breakup Without Losing FriendsThe sweet spot between pushing people away and demanding too much of them.
  9. How to Make Diet Ice Cream That Actually Tastes GoodThe flavor science of Halo Top.
  10. The Psychological Explanation for When You Feel Like You’re Being WatchedHere’s why you can detect another person’s gaze on you without even looking.
  11. coconutgate
    Coconut Oil Is Still Fine — Not Great, But FineIt was never a magic potion to begin with.
  12. In Old Age, Friends Might Matter Even More Than FamilyAs you age, your friendships play a greater role in keeping you happy and healthy.
  13. Pretending You’re Someone Else Can Make You More CreativeIt’s called “psychological halloweenism.”
  14. A Traumatic Experience Can Reshape Your MicrobiomeYour gut bacteria are a reflection of your emotional history.
  15. A New Study Looks at Why Kids Reject Other KidsThe psychology of how we choose who to leave out.
  16. Is It True That Your Hair Changes Every 7 Years?Not exactly, but there’s some merit to the myth.