6 Ways to Be a Creative Genius

Surprise: study finds marijuana use does not boost creativity. Here’s what does.

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Why Do We Find Clowns So Terrifying?

Want a shiver of horror as you get ready for Halloween? Watch the trailer for American Horror Story: Freak Show, which premieres tomorrow on FX. Set amid one of the last freak shows in the 1950s, it follows people like sword-swallowers, bearded ladies—and worse—scary killer clowns.

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Is That Character From “Gone Girl” Really a Psychopath?

If you’ve read the book “Gone Girl” or seen the new movie, we’re willing to bet there was at least one moment that made you think, “Whoa, what a psycho!” But was that person truly, clinically speaking, a psychopath? We asked a psychiatrist to break it down for us.

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Why Perfectionism Could Be Killing You

A new analysis says that perfectionists are more likely to struggle with depression or anxiety, and sadly, they’re more likely to commit suicide. And there are other negative health effects of perfectionism, too.

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Is Robert Downey Jr. Right that Drug Addiction is Genetic?

“Pick a dysfunction and and it’s a family problem,” the Iron Man star told Vanity Fair.

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3 Ways to Help Prevent Travel Rage

In the past week or so, three flights have been diverted thanks to passenger scuffles. Follow this advice to keep your calm while traveling.

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Overconfident People Are Viewed As More Talented

The idea of “fake it till you make it” is legit. Plus, what it means for people who underestimate themselves.

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7 Ways Debt Is Bad for Your Health

Debt: Everybody’s got it, so how bad can it really be for you? Science suggests that being in debt could be affecting your physical and mental health. Here are just some of the reasons to get back in the black.

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5 Weird Ways Stress Can Actually Be Good for You

We hear over and over again that stress is unhealthy. And all that talk makes us, well, stressed. Here’s how a little short-term anxiety can actually benefit your brain and body.

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The Complicated Link Between Depression and Brain Diseases

Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, as well as long-standing depression and anxiety, at the time of his apparent suicide. Here’s what experts know about the link between depression and degenerative brain diseases.

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