science and health

Opioids, Dissociation, and PTSD – The Shocking Connections

March 2, 2017

Animals that are put under constant duress seem as if they are on an opioid like heroin. Scientists also observed animals reacting like addicts in withdrawal when an opioid blocker was used to disrupt the flow of natural endogenous opioids.

Trump’s Lies: Why He’s Good at Them and Why People Believe

January 6, 2017

Moral values are appealed to through stories — and Trump is a storyteller. His false narratives are easier to believe than reject. The present is legitimized by the stories told about the past, and we are more likely to believe a story that aligns with the ones we’ve always been told.

8 Bizarre Facts About Animal Reproduction

December 26, 2016

There’s no rule that regulates how animals obtain the necessary genetic material to reproduce—and as a result, there is a lot of weird animal sex going on out there.

Advice for Traveling with Chronic Illness

December 11, 2016

Use language that makes you the authority on your health, but don’t use language that makes it sound like it is your fault or completely in your control.

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