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    Dating on the rebound – when looking for love can be a lifesaver

    What is the right amount of time to start a new romantic relationship after a breakup?...

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    We are wayfinders

    Navigation and spatial awareness sustained humans for tens of thousands of years. Have we lost the...

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    Agnes Callard on the agency of becoming

    Let's say you’ve decided to enrich yourself by learning to appreciate classical music, even though you...

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    How dancing helps me think, and thinking helps me dance

    I’m a lifelong dancer and a political theorist. ‘Work’ and ‘thinking’ in one part of my...

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    Identifying Einstein

    For Albert Einstein, being Jewish and German were not questions of identity but rather mutable matters...

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    9at38

    The South Korean violinist Hyung Joon Won has held a singular – and perhaps quixotic –...

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    Chemobrain is real. Here's what to expect after cancer treatment

    A few years ago, one of my students came to me and spoke about her mother...

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    The clinic

    Marc Lasher works as an addiction medicine specialist but, between his regular appointments, he oversees a...

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    Is marriage over?

    Marriage is practised in every society yet is in steep decline globally. Is this it for...

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    It's hard to fool a nose

    Theories of perception are heavily tilted to the visual: we have much to learn from our...

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    Sometimes the most powerful act of resistance is to do nothing

    Resistance is a human right. This is why the preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights...

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    Out of the blue

    ‘I decided it was OK to have fun with my body … I probably have more...

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    Friendship is about loyalty, not laws. Should it be policed?

    My great-great-uncle, Matt Plunkett, was the sheriff of Deadwood, South Dakota, back in 1906, when Buffalo...

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    My psychosis

    It was one terrifying, exciting night of delusions, hallucinations and paranoia. What would it teach a...

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    Soft awareness

    Replika is a chatbot that was launched in 2017 with the aim of offering users emotional...

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    If all our actions are shaped by luck, are we still agents?

    For better or for worse, luck can sweep in from nowhere and alter our lives. You...

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    Human crap

    We are demigods of discards – but our copious garbage became a toxic burden only with...

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    Therapy that sticks

    Quick-fix psychotherapies have been hailed as the gold standard. But depth therapies can be far more...