Emotion

The Myth of Comfort Food

The New York Times: Feeling sad or stressed? Put down that Oreo or bowl of mac ’n’ cheese and brace yourself for another bummer: The emotional healing powers of comfort food may be overrated. True, your mood will probably improve shortly after you eat your favorite high-carb hug, but no More

The Science of Laughing Through the Tears

The Atlantic: Oriana Aragón was watching Conan O’Brien’s late night show on TBS when she noticed something strange: The fashion model and actress Leslie Bibb—O’Brien’s guest for the evening—began describing “a thing where if people have babies, I’m like, ‘Oh, that baby’s so cute, I just want to punch it in the More