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Edith Zimmerman

  1. swellness
    The Secret to Inner Peace Is Ted Danson“Come meditate with Ted Danson.”
  2. swellness
    Can Being Vigorously Rubbed With a Blunt Tool Help With Pain?Trying gua sha.
  3. linguistics
    How Do You Pronounce Candidate?The most pressing question this political season.
  4. swellness
    I Measured My Heart-Rate Variability. Why?The ups and downs of quantifying emotional stress with a bracelet.
  5. science of us
    A Book That Helped Me Accept SadnessLife is hard, expectations are manageable.
  6. swellness
    Why Are Fish-Oil Pills Supposedly Good For Me?Talking with an Omega-3s expert.
  7. doing the most
    What Makes Ambition Come and Go?I can’t generate ambition, but I can attract it.
  8. swellness
    I Will Blast Myself With Cold Water If It Helps Me Enjoy LifeIt’s also apparently good for headaches.
  9. science of us
    The Woman Who Convinced Me That Bad Things Are Actually GoodShe’s a twice-divorced Buddhist nun.
  10. swellness
    If This Dietary Staple Is So Healthy, Why Can’t I Remember Anything About It?It’s a type of fiber.
  11. swellness
    Unfortunately I Enjoyed This Ridiculous Pain Relieving MachineI tried a Theragun.
  12. science of us
    One of Life’s Great InjusticesReconsidering my own closing fertility window.
  13. science of us
    Are My Hormones Me?I want a baby. Or do my hormones want a baby?
  14. science of us
    Why Do I Resist Meditating?Is it a loneliness thing?
  15. science of us
    What’s the Most Memorable Thing a Therapist Ever Told You?“You should read The Da Vinci Code.”
  16. science of us
    How Many Friends Do I Have?Nearly a quarter of millennials report having zero friends.
  17. the cut opinion pages
    A Case Against SunglassesWe wear them wantonly.
  18. science of us
    Even Scientists Are Onboard With Menstrual CupsWhat are you waiting for?
  19. science of us
    I Reluctantly Love This Website About How to Live and BeA guide I didn’t realize I badly wanted.
  20. science of us
    I Can’t Stop Thinking About This 1991 Book About PainIt’s about healing the body with the mind.
  21. science of us
    What Counts As Secondhand Drinking Damage?One in five people are harmed by other people’s alcohol consumption.
  22. science of us
    Could Acne Treatments Be Causing Acne?It would make a certain kind of evil sense.
  23. science of us
    If Only Using the Computer Counted As HandworkMaking things by hand is peaceful and mind-opening. Why doesn’t typing count?
  24. power
    Knitting Site Bans the Support of Donald TrumpRavelry binds off on the president.
  25. science of us
    The New Sex Drug Is Called VyleesiWhat would Daenerys think of the latest “female Viagra”?
  26. the cut opinion pages
    The Greatest Thing to Do Is Make Some BreadPlease make this bread!!!
  27. science of us
    I Don’t Believe in Soul Mates, But I Sort of Had OneIt’s a relatively acceptable way of believing in magic, even if it’s not useful at all.
  28. science of us
    A Case for Giving Brief, Imperfect MassagesThey’re good for pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, sadness, loneliness, despair…
  29. science of us
    What If My Food Intuition Is Mangled?Intuitive eating seems right, but also, what are the exact, specific steps???
  30. take heed
    Responding to Recent Health-News CommandsTell me what to do.
  31. science of us
    A Spiteful Guide to Self-ImprovementVanity, hatred, jealousy, competitiveness — they can be very useful!
  32. science of us
    How to Accomplish DisappointmentOr, why satisfaction never lasts.
  33. swellness
    Virtual Reality Ayahuasca Was Like a Weird Vacation From MyselfCan virtual reality distract us from pain?
  34. science of us
    The Joy of Misreading ThingsOn finding absurdity in accidentally garbled phrases.
  35. science of us
    Oh No, People With a Sense of Purpose Are HealthierDamn them!
  36. swellness
    Me, Myself, and My NumbersDoes health tracking suggest a way out of loneliness — while also perpetuating it?
  37. science of us
    Is Advanced Paternal Age 35, Too?It’s either that or 45, for what it’s worth.
  38. culture
    Someone in Wine Country Should’ve Been SoberIt could’ve been funny.
  39. yes or no
    Answering Recent Health-News QuestionsWith yeses and nos.
  40. science of us
    I Now Suspect the Vagus Nerve Is the Key to Well-being“Stimulating” it leads to calmness, but how and why?
  41. swellness
    Are Mushrooms the Best Brain Food?The Cut spoke with an expert about fungi’s surprising cognitive benefits.
  42. science of us
    What Comes After a Rut?Considering the life cycle of “Good Things.”
  43. science of us
    What Is Autophagy?Right when I’d gotten used to intermittent fasting …
  44. woah
    The Petty Writing Mistake That Drives Me NutsFor no good reason, and I know I’m wrong to care, but I do, and so I looked for company.
  45. science of us
    Soon I Will Be Vindicated for Not Washing My Face for YearsAll these pro-bacteria stories are mounting.
  46. science of us
    The Book Newly Sober People Love to Give to Each OtherTalking with Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind.
  47. secrets
    What Secret Items Do You Keep in the Underwear Drawer?The Cut asked and you answered: baby teeth. Letters from an ex. Boxes of macaroni and cheese.
  48. science of us
    Am I Confident Enough in My Social Life to Consider a Peloton?Probably not.
  49. science of us
    How to Get Out of Your Own HeadOr how to make peace with being in there.
  50. swellness
    There’s No Such Thing As a Universal DietCan artificial intelligence give me a personalized nutrition plan?
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