It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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Research demonstrates that a technique called motivational interviewing is a proven way to encourage someone to make behavior changes.
A systematic review published this summer found an important health benefit to taking vitamin D supplements.
What are the consequences of putting a kid on a diet? A new review article takes a careful look.
Let’s take a careful look at what the evidence says about where the germs live in your house.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement describing how racism affects the well-being of young people.
A systematic review published this summer takes a careful look at what we know about preventable patient harm.
For decades, researchers have debated the best method for teaching kids to read. A recent review explains why both primary methods are important.
There are all sorts of habits and tricks that are proven to help people establish consistent exercise routines; an easy one is listening to motivational music.
A new systematic review demonstrates that paying smokers to quit is effective.
A new systematic review details the most effective steps you can take to decrease your carbon footprint.
Research demonstrates the social and emotional affects of being overweight or obese in our society.
Having a sense of purpose—knowing what drives you to do what you do—is an important component of overall well-being.
Researchers are looking more closely at the early stages of life to see if specific conditions that occur in utero and at birth relate to greater risk of suicide later.
Researchers and news outlets have been questioning the value and safety of sunscreen. Find out what the evidence really says.
Sales of kombucha are skyrocketing due to its purported benefits. But what does the evidence say?
A new study demonstrates that sleep deficits lead to health problems.
A growing body of research shows grief leads to physical changes in the body that affect a person’s health.
New research methods help scientists understand how climate change erodes public health.
A growing body of evidence demonstrates that your mood on any given day may help to determine how well you sleep that night.
A body of data suggests that the evidence is limited.
Using social media in a positive way can help alleviate mental health symptoms, while using it in a negative way can harm your mental health.
A study published this month found that 45 percent of all Americans have had an immediate family member spend time in jail or prison.
A growing body of evidence demonstrates that you can buy happiness—essentially by buying time.
A new book helps parents and caregivers understand the best ways to support youth who self-injure and encourage their recovery.
Do feelings of happiness help to prevent people from becoming sick, or help them to get better quicker?
Research demonstrates many common medical practices are ineffective and may even be harmful.
A systematic review calls into question recommendations about a low-sodium diet.
While working later in life may seem prudent financially, most people do not continue to work past the typical retirement age.
You may think people who don’t follow through with their New Year’s resolutions lack willpower. But new research is demonstrating that’s not actually the case.
There’s an expansive body of evidence that demonstrates the benefits of older adults’ wisdom and the value of fostering communication across generations.
The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) at Cornell University is focused on using research findings to improve health and well-being of people at all stages of life.