Some habits are good for you - like putting on the seatbelt when you get into a car. But others are unpleasant or unhealthy - like nail-biting. Why are they so hard to stop?
Are you constantly second guessing yourself or do you find it difficult to recall answers to simple trivia questions? DW asks Dean Burnett, a neuroscientist and author, is Google the culprit.
You're on deadline but you've got nothing done. You get up, look in the fridge, water the plants. It's procrastination at its best. Hate it? Well, it might not be all bad, says psychologist Jana Kühnel.
Ever since the mobile phone entered our lives in the new millenium, anxieties about its ill effects have abounded. But what do we actually know about the health risks of mobile phones?
Cancer? Brain tumor? Or maybe multiple sclerosis? People with illness anxiety disorder, formerly called "hypochondriacs," think they are sick despite good physical health — until the fear becomes an illness of its own.
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