Your brain needs 5 good things to cancel 1 bad thing. Here’s 10.

Is it just me, or is it miserable in here? Yes and no. It’s you. It’s me. It’s the guy sitting next to me – and everyone else who’s trying to get through life on this rock ball. If you read my recent article on fear-pheromones perpetuating pain, you might be remembering it now. But the yes-and to this that I just learned yesterday is that it’s also possibly… genetic… Read More

Tis the season to be squeezin’… into skinny jeans

It’s already September. Which means we all have to ask ourselves: Are we ready for skinny jean season? I was born ready, bish. Sure, Fall’s here. But if you’re like me, you might be living somewhere in which the pagan gods are still blessing you with an Indian Summer…. Native American Summer. …still warm weather. Which means we still have time – so don’t stow those breathable bottoms just yet… Read More

Pessi-mist: sniffing out the link between physical and mental ouchies

I saw this article in Psychology Today and thought, “I already read and wrote about this.” Actually, I hadn’t. It was something close – how physical pain and emotional pain following social rejection are similar. In fact, so similar are they, that in the study carried out, an over-the-counter analgesic like Motrin (meant to solve physical pain, obv) also served to mitigate painful emotional responses in chicks. As a yes-and.. Read More