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America Is Getting Lonelier and More Indoorsy. That’s Not a Coincidence.

Our relationship to nature and our relationships with one another are deeply intertwined.

The Atlantic


Stop Calling It “Climate Anxiety.” It’s Climate Dread.

The phrase “climate dread” better legitimizes the real and tangible threat coming toward us.

The New Republic

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The case for inviting everyone to everything

In a time when loneliness is more pervasive than ever, why not extend an invitation?


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Why some people don’t feel the buzz of caffeine

Genetics, smoking and medications can all influence how our bodies react to caffeinated beverages.

The Washington Post


How Heat Waves Take a Toll on Mental Health

Extreme heat can influence mood and raise the likelihood of a more serious mental health issue. Here’s what to know.

The New York Times


What Can Hypnosis Do for Your Health?

This 200-year-old treatment can be effective for a variety of conditions, but it does take work.

The New York Times

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How to Stop Ruminating

Stuck in a mental loop of worries and problems that seem to have no end? Here’s what you can do.

The New York Times


The First Global Vaccination Expedition Set Sail in 1803

A brave doctor and a group of orphans embarked on a voyage to save the world from smallpox.

Discover Mag (Print issue)


How to Live With Covid When You Are Tired of Living With Covid

The BA.5 surge is a reminder that we need to take precautions to avoid illness, slow the relentless cycle of new variants and minimize the disruption to our daily lives.

The New York Times


Untangling Race From Hair

One anthropologist has made it her mission to remove racial prejudices from the study of hair and find the evolutionary roots of hair diversity.


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Extinction obituary: the sudden, sad disappearance of the Christmas Island forest skink

Gump was the last lizard of her kind when she died in 2014, and her demise should be ‘a scar on our conscience’

The Guardian


Essay: Does Making Predictions Impede the Formation of Memories?

When your brain is presented with a scenario, it makes a decision: Does it file this moment away as a unique event, or slot the information into an existing pattern?



The ups and downs of a great vertical migration

Many water dwellers – from plankton to large fish – commute daily from the depths to the surface. Researchers are starting to shed light on this still poorly understood phenomenon.

Knowable Magazine; Republished in The Atlantic, Scientific American, Smithsonian Magazine, and Inverse


Blah Blah Blah: The Lack of Small Talk Is Breaking Our Brains

Chit-chat is often dismissed as mindless and boring. But its absence over the past year is affecting you more than you think

The Walrus


Indigenous harvest rights still under attack in the upper Great Lakes

Tribal leaders say racism and harassment persist as members exercise treaty rights

Environmental Health News

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