Health

How Eating Alone Is Radically Changing Our Diets

Eating alone has become a defining feature of modern life: the breakfasting commuter; the household members with conflicting schedules; the widower who receives few visitors.

How Eating Alone Is Radically Changing Our Diets

An Ode To Being Old

Success in business, even in the fast-paced start-up world, isn’t just about age-related smarts. Wisdom, a deeper kind of knowing that can only be gained through experience, matters too. And apparently, it matters quite a bit.

An Ode To Being Old

Is Poverty Necessary?

Progress is dynamic, self-generating, unpredictable. Poverty is static, effectively resourceless, subject to interests that are not its own, therefore valuable to those interests. 

Is Poverty Necessary?

In The Land Of Hope And Grief

An art therapy project in an Alaska Native village helps teens talk about suicide in their community. By offering helping hands to their peers, these young people are learning to believe in themselves and preparing to guide their communities and cultures into a new era.

In The Land Of Hope And Grief

Iron Is The New Cholesterol

Oxygen and iron are essential for the production of energy, but may also conspire to destroy the delicate order of our cells. Elevated iron is at the center of a web of disease stretching from cancer to diabetes.

Iron Is The New Cholesterol

How To Grow From Your Pain

Trauma and hardships are too often a part of life. Most of us live through at least five or six traumatic events in our lifetime. Here’s how to persevere.

How To Grow From Your Pain
Inspiration

Nakamura Hiroshi

Offices Can Be Hell For People Whose Brains Work Differently

Work spaces today come with strong smells, harsh light, lots of chatter, and constant messages on email or Slack. For neurodivergent people, this can be a big ask.

Offices Can Be Hell For People Whose Brains Work Differently

Sunscreen Chemicals Soak All The Way Into Your Bloodstream

You’ve probably been taught to gird your sun-starved skin for battle with cancer-causing cosmic rays every time you go outside. Legions of doctors, parents, and YouTube beauty influencers are unanimous on this point.

Sunscreen Chemicals Soak All The Way Into Your Bloodstream

The Mystery Of The Millionaire Hermit

He spent years scrimping and saving. But without a will, where’s his money going? When someone dies without a will, family trees dictate where the money goes. Each state has its own method to determine the line of succession.

The Mystery Of The Millionaire Hermit

The Internet Is Destroying Our Collective Attention Span

The length of time our “collective attention” is on any given event has grown shorter, and topics become popular and then drop out of public view at an accelerating rate. It’s no surprise if it feels harder and harder to dwell deeply on any topic.

The Internet Is Destroying Our Collective Attention Span

How Campbell’s Soup Changed Tomatoes’ DNA For The Worse

The perfect tomato to eat is red, plump, juicy, and bursting with flavor. When mass-produced, tomatoes also have to be easy to remove from the vine. That is why the Campbell Soup Company cultivated a variety with a genetic mutation more than a half-century ago.

How Campbell’s Soup Changed Tomatoes’ DNA For The Worse

The Birth-Tissue Profiteers

How well-meaning donations end up fuelling an unproven, virtually unregulated two-billion-dollar stem-cell industry. An industry has sprung up in which specialized clinics offer miracle remedies from poorly understood stem-cell products.

The Birth-Tissue Profiteers
Inspiration

Petra Eriksson

“Le Clitoris”, Award-Winning Animated Documentary

Women are lucky, they get to have the only organ in the human body dedicated exclusively for pleasure: the clitoris! In this humorous and instructive animated documentary, find out its unrecognized anatomy and its unknown history.

“Le Clitoris”, Award-Winning Animated Documentary

Why You Shouldn’t Exercise To Lose Weight, Explained With 60+ Studies

We’ve been taught for years that as long as you hit the gym you can hit the buffet line and still lose weight. But there’s plenty of science out there to prove this statement false.

Why You Shouldn’t Exercise To Lose Weight, Explained With 60+ Studies
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