Your Smartphone is Making You Stupid

You lock yourself in a study room on the second floor of your college’s library, surrounded by dusty tomes and people who just love making out, and proceed to work on your graduate thesis. Unfortunately, you didn’t get rid of the biggest distraction to your studying: your smartphone. Turning it off might keep you from…

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Everyone’s Afraid of Bed Bugs but Nobody Knows What They Look Like

Bed bugs are some of the most horrifying pests out there. They suck your blood, spread from place to place easily, and are tough to kill. But do you know what they actually look like? Turns out, most people don’t.

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Want to Hit Your Target? Go Slow and Steady 

If you’ve ever thrown a ball or dart, you may have noticed that the harder you throw it the more often you miss your target. Well, a new study suggests that your accuracy is, in fact, directly affected by your throwing speed and physics is to blame.

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Beer Can Be a Better Pain Reliever Than Tylenol

As if you needed another reason to grab a cold one, a new study suggests having a few beers relieves your pain better than popping some over the counter painkillers.

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Beer Can Be a Better Pain Reliever Than Tylenol

As if you needed another reason to grab a cold one, a new study suggests having a few beers relieves your pain better than popping some over the counter painkillers.

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When It Comes to Heartbreak, Placebos Are the Best Medicine

As Neil Sedaka once harmonized for all the boppin’ kids, breaking up is hard to do. If only he knew about this new study. It suggests you can bounce back fro a breakup just by believing you’re doing something to help yourself get over it.

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Go Ahead, Have That Fourth Cup of Coffee

If you’re one of the millions of Americans that downs coffee or other caffeinated beverages to get through the work day, here’s some good news. A new scientific review on the safety of caffeine says drinking up to four cups of coffee, or about 400 milligrams of caffeine, is pretty safe.

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Running May Give You More Time Than You Put In

If you think running is a waste of time, you might want to reconsider. A new study suggests that one hour of running could elongate your life by nearly seven hours, earning you more time than you spend on the activity.

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Puppies Love Your Baby Talk, but Dogs Don’t

When you’re meeting a dog for the first time, it’s hard not to slip into that high-pitched, “goochy-goo” voice people use to talk to babies. A new study suggests puppies actually love that voice, but you might be wasting your breath with older dogs.

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Why You Should Let Someone Else Pick Your Profile Pictures

You might really love that one photo where you squint your eyes and make a pouty face, but chances are what you like doesn’t look as good to other people. A recent study suggests you’re better off having someone else pick your profile pics.

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