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Epidemiology
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Health Policy & Economics
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Illness & Disease
Medical Ethics
Medical Research
Medicine
Mind & Body
Nutrition & Exercise
Old Age & Death
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Sexual Health
Wellbeing

Idea/Values & Beliefs

To be happier, focus on what’s within your control

Massimo Pigliucci

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Idea/Values & Beliefs

How ‘The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’ inspired Victorian hedonists

Roman Krznaric

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Idea/Wellbeing

If money can make you happy, does debt make you sad?

Cassondra Batz

Essay/Wellbeing

Tripping in the ICU

For those suffering the trauma of intensive care, the soothing swoosh of otherworldly ambient music can be a welcome gift

Charles Fernyhough

Essay/Stories & Literature

Storyhealing

Literature can enthuse medicine, and medicine can inspire literature. They are complementary treatments for being human

Gavin Francis

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Essay/Self-Improvement

The self-help game

Millions believe that pop psychology can change their tennis skills, their love life or their moods. Are they all wrong?

Rami Gabriel

Essay/Medicine

Nobody is normal

Are you average? Typical? Ideal? Adequate? The idea of ‘normal’ is a historical construct and it's time we got rid of it

Jonathan Sholl

Idea/Wellbeing

Feel-good fractals: from ocean waves to Jackson Pollock’s art

Florence Williams

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Idea/Values & Beliefs

Life-and-death thought experiments are correctly unsolvable

Julian Baggini

Idea/Health Policy & Economics

Empathy is an overrated skill when dispensing medical care

Karin Jongsma & Verena Klar

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Essay/Love & Friendship

Bad friends

Even the best of friends can fill you with tension and make you sick. Why does friendship so readily turn toxic?

Carlin Flora

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Essay/Nutrition & Exercise

Is this medical bulimia?

A new medical device enables the expulsion of stomach contents for weight loss. Are you feeling disgusted? Should you be?

Nitin K Ahuja

Video/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

What else do we lose when we lose sight of the stars?

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Idea/Mind & Body

How people with sports addiction are like drug addicts

Karin Jongsma

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Essay/Self-Improvement

Don’t think too positive

Fantasies about the future have a troubling effect on achieving actual goals. If positive thinking doesn’t work, what does?

Gabriele Oettingen

Essay/Sleep & Dreams

Falling for sleep

When wakefulness is seen as the main event, no wonder so many have trouble sleeping. Can we rekindle the joy of slumber?

Rubin Naiman

Idea/Wellbeing

Why exhaustion is not unique to our overstimulated age

Anna Katharina Schaffner

Idea/Wellbeing

Doctors have become less empathetic, but is it their fault?

David Scales

Idea/Chemistry

‘Chemophobia’ is irrational, harmful – and hard to break

James Kennedy

Idea/Law & Justice

Decriminalising sex work is better for everyone

Maria Laura Di Tommaso & Marina Della Giusta

Essay/War & Conflict

In praise of patience

Resilience is the fashionable prescription for trauma. But bouncing back is not the only – or best – way to bear sorrow

Samira Thomas

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Idea/The Home

The reason we like the tidy feelings of home is evolutionary

John Allen

Idea/Life Stages

When does the future begin? A study in maximising motivation

Daphna Oyserman

Essay/Death

Why is death bad?

Even without a hereafter, dying gets a bad rap. But why exactly is it no good – because of what happens, or what doesn’t?

Eric Olson

Essay/Wellbeing

The cruelty of kindness

‘No kill’ animal shelters have unleashed an epidemic of suffering. Is a life of misery any better than a quick death?

Sabine Heinlein

Idea/Illness & Disease

The mental suffering of ICU patients could easily be lessened

Rebecca Guenard

Idea/Wellbeing

Is philosophy therapy, or is it simply a search for truth?

Nigel Warburton & Jules Evans

Idea/Music

Why sad songs can be feel-good and noise music can be nice

Princess Ojiaku

Essay/Mood & Emotion

Saved by the book

Self-help books might have a reputation for nonsense but the best of them are more effective than medication or therapy

Elizabeth Svoboda

Essay/History

Books are dangerous

Contagion, poison and trigger. The idea that books are dangerous has a long history, and holds a kernel of truth

Frank Furedi