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Why do couples split up? And why do they stay together?

A new study examines the complex decision-making process of ending or continuing a romantic relationship, revealing ambivalence and a range of reasons.

Perception, not reality, of spending habits could lead to marital conflict

A new study suggests that when it comes to marital conflict, the perceptions we have of our partners’ spending habits may be more significant than reality.

Brand choice incompatibility could affect your relationship

A new study suggests that contrasting brand choices can make partners unhappy if one consistently imposes their preferences onto the other.

Can binge-watching harm your sleep?

New research suggests that binge-watching, as opposed to conventional TV viewing, damages sleep quality and may lead to fatigue and insomnia.

Fears erased with pulses of light

Scientists investigate a method of removing learned fear responses using pulses of light to weaken synaptic connections to the amygdala.

Why the definition of polycystic ovary syndrome harms women

The changed definition of polycystic ovary syndrome harms women and brings no clear benefit, say Australian scientists in the British Medical Journal.

White matter: The brain’s flexible but underrated superhighway

Once considered little more than tightly packed cabling, white matter is now known to be as important as gray matter. We explain why white matter matters.

Brain’s ‘fear hub’ generates neurons in adulthood

A new mouse study finds that the adult brain generates new neurons in a previously unknown area: the amygdala, also known as the brain’s fear center.

Mental health programs in schools – growing body of evidence supports effectiveness

School-based mental health programs can reach large numbers of children, with increasing evidence of effectiveness in improving mental health and related outcomes, according to a research review in…

Stress heightens fear of threats from the past

Recognizing threats is an essential function of the human mind – think “fight or flight” – one that is aided by past negative experiences.