After I Got Hit By a Car, I Never Expected Crosswords Would Save Me
When I felt isolated or resentful, puzzles helped me remember how to connect with the world outside my head.
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Cool Science News You Don’t Want To Miss
A 3,300-year-old mummy's healthcare, a blood test that can read your body's internal clock, and predicting who will respond to sugar pills for pain.
Living With It
How I Finally Found Relief for What Felt Like a Chronic UTI
I went on walks and talked to my bladder. “You’re the best bladder in the world,” I told it.
Forcing Pain Patients Off Their Meds Won't End the Opioid Crisis
It might seem like a good idea to target the small number of people who use the most opioids, but a plan proposed in Oregon won't reduce the number of overdoses or new addictions.
The Surprisingly Positive Effects of Being a Pessimist
Author and professor Eugene Thacker tells us about how pessimism can be a form of self-help.
People Are Drinking Ayahuasca to Treat Physical Illnesses
Could the psychedelic be changing people's perceptions of pain?
People with Chronic Pain Will Protest the CDC’s Crackdown on Opioids
There are rallies planned in almost every state this weekend.
Cluster Headaches Are Way Worse Than Migraines
They're so bad that some people refer to them as "suicide headaches."
Why You Should Sleep on Your Back, Not Your Stomach
Your neck will thank you.
Manouk van Egmond
Cracking Down on Opioids Hurts People With Chronic Pain
There are dozens of cases of reported suicides after pain patients had their doses reduced.
Gaga Gets Candid About Her Pain in New Netflix Doc
“They say sometimes it’s like open-heart heart surgery, making music. It’s invasive."
ACT Is a Little-Known, Fast Treatment for Depression
Some psychologists believe that accepting your negative thoughts can help them pass faster.
Meryl Davids Landau