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How the 'model minority' myth affects well-being and mental health

The “model minority” myth implies that certain ethnic minorities are better than others: better at adjusting to a different culture, more hardworking, more academically gifted. But this false narrative can segregate communities and cause a lot of harm to mental health and other aspects of well-being. Recently, public discussions and debates around the many and […]

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Does sugar really make children hyperactive?

When children indulge in sugary foods, they turn feral and bounce off every available surface. This is, as most parents can attest, a fact. In this Special Feature, we ask whether this common knowledge holds up to scientific scrutiny. You are at a party, and there are around 20 children, aged 3–6. The noise is […]

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COVID-19: How the world is coping with restrictive measures

Restrictive measures aimed at curbing the new coronavirus pandemic have changed the lives of people all over the world in drastic ways. For this Special Feature, we have asked readers and contributors to share their best coping strategies. People from all over the world have been reporting that current restrictive measures taken in response to […]

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What do we know about the neuroscience of love?

It’s Brain Awareness Week, and to mark the occasion, we’re taking a look at research focused on the most complex organ in the human body. You can view all of our content for Brain Awareness Week here. Anecdotally, love is a matter of the heart. However, the main organ affected by love is actually the […]

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Even a brief introduction to meditation can ease pain

New research has found that a 30-minute introduction to mindfulness can significantly reduce negative emotions and ease physical pain — even for those who have never practiced the technique before. Research has shown that mindfulness and mindful acceptance have multiple benefits for physical and emotional health. Medical News Today have covered studies showcasing the many […]