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  1. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid CureDepressed? Try dropping some acid. After a 50-year research hiatus, new clinical studies are pointing the way toward LSD’s redemption.
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    My Life in the Plague YearsLife under AIDS, and — just as a new memorial goes up in Greenwich Village — how much has been forgotten.
  3. A Mad Doctor and a 19th-Century Medical Mystery We’re Still Learning From TodayAfter making one of the most significant discoveries in modern medicine, Ignaz Semmelweis was beaten to death in an insane asylum.
  4. What Happened When Schools Tried to Bribe Students Into Getting Good GradesMoney-as-motivator is never as straightforward as it seems like it should be.
  5. first person
    On Being the Media’s Token Muslim GirlIf I was a Muslim woman with darker skin, I doubt I’d be getting as much airtime as I am right now.
  6. The Problem With Positive Psychology: You Can’t Always Make Yourself HappyThere’s such a thing as taking too much responsibility for your own happiness.
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    The Single Greatest Moment in Black-Women Television HistoryAn ode to Viola Davis and How to Get Away With Murder.
  8. You Can Write Your Way Out of an Emotional Funk. Here’s How.It takes 20 minutes.
  9. A Neuroscientist Explains Why You’re Terrible With NamesIn a purely objective sense, a person’s face and name are, by and large, unrelated.
  10. The Internet Isn’t Making Us Dumber — It’s Making Us More ‘Meta-Ignorant’We’re less aware of how much we don’t know.
  11. Diarrhea Is the Wartime Enemy No One MentionsSometimes, keeping soldiers safe means understanding their bowel movements.
  12. women at work
    How Three Women Found Unexpected True CallingsA bricklayer, policewoman, and subway conductor discover passion for their work.
  13. advice
    How to Politely Have an Amazing ThreesomeTake care of the following and you’ve got very little to be afraid of.
  14. How to Be a Stepmom to the Son of Your Ex and His Dead WifeStep one: Don’t press charges when the kid crashes your car.
  15. thanks for sharing
    Diary of a Sperm DonorA gay man finds spirituality through giving.
  16. A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s StyleAn excerpt from Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  17. first person
    Losing My Grandfather Meant Losing Part of My HeritageHe was one of the only living ties I had to Puerto Rico, and now he was gone.
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    The Powerful Appeal of Modern Witchcraft — Even for a SkepticA writer immerses herself in the world of Paganism.
  19. marriage equality
    The Unexpected Personal Connection Behind the DOMA DecisionIn an excerpt from her new memoir, lawyer Roberta Kaplan describes how she first crossed paths with Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer.
  20. tips
    How to Get Out of Any Party ConversationA helpful guide.
  21. self portrait
    Return Ticket: The Memories on My BookshelfRereading is like rewriting ourselves, reinventing the past.
  22. self portrait
    What I Left Out of My MemoirWhen she wrote her book, Mac McClelland omitted one tiny detail. Should she have?
  23. self portrait
    Eve’s Hollywood: The Sex Life of a ’70s ‘It’ GirlThe memoirs of Eve Babitz, a scandalous scenester of the ‘60s and ‘70s, are being reissued.  
  24. sa-sm
    Mary-Louise Parker: I Want to Apologize to the Man in the LoinclothAn excerpt from her forthcoming memoir.
  25. perception
    What the Justice System Gets Wrong About Eyewitness Testimony“At the police station, she had looked upon the true perpetrator and picked out an innocent man.”
  26. sleep
    The Waking Nightmare of Restless Leg Syndrome“Within the RLS community there is so much division and frantic cure-seeking that people, already sleep-deprived, tend to lose their grip on the real problem.”
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    That Dark, Perverse Stare: Sex and Shame After AbuseA sexual history.
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    What It Was Like to Visit Yves Saint Laurent in His StudioIn her new book, Kate Betts describes covering the designer as a young reporter at WWD
  29. memory
    The Science of ‘Accidental’ Joke-Stealing and PlagiarismExperiments show why it isn’t always the joke stealer’s fault.
  30. creativity
    It’s Healthy to Let Your Mind WanderIt can also help stimulate creativity.
  31. Revisiting the Show That Launched Alexander McQueen’s CareerA new biography documents his 1995 spring collection, inspired by The Birds.
  32. game of thrones
    There Was a Real-Life Hodor in 1860s FranceHodor hodor expressive aphasia hodor.
  33. tech
    The Case for Dangerous Roads and Low-Tech Cars“Involve your ass, your mind will follow.”
  34. social psychology
    Boys Become Criminals by Talking About It FirstAnd we’re dealing with this problem in exactly the wrong way.
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    Kim Gordon on the Pain and Anger of Performing With Her ExWhat it was like to go onstage with Thurston Moore for Sonic Youth’s last show.
  36. relationships
    Telling Your Partner About Your Insecurities Can BackfireEven if you’re generally a secure person. 
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    Love, Lies, and Sex on a BetThe crazy intensity of teenage desire is still vivid 30 years later.
  38. senses
    The Weird Connections Between Hearing and TasteHeadphones could make those Pringles seem crunchier.
  39. political psychology
    Stephen Colbert Made Conservatives More ConservativeThe faux-blowhard icon had some surprising effects on his viewers, not all of whom were in on the joke.
  40. memory
    What ‘Serial’ Can Teach us About MemoryWe’re relying on some dangerously outdated notions about how human memory works.
  41. Scientists Are Not That SmartPeople who think they hate science are probably using science without realizing it.
  42. The FDA’s Calorie Labels Probably Won’t Make People Any HealthierThere’s just not much evidence that they change people’s food-purchasing behavior.
  43. relationships
    ‘Capitalization’ Is Vital to RelationshipsWhat do you do when your partner tells you big news that has nothing to do with your relationship?
  44. going viral
    Why YouTube Videos Go ViralPhysical arousal is key.
  45. sex
    Yes, Women Like It When Guys Play With BabiesField experiments are fun.
  46. kids
    Lying to Your Kids — Even for Good Reasons — Will Turn Them Into LiarsThe road to dishonest kids is paved with good intentions.
  47. social psychology
    What Determines Whether a School Has Mean Girls?How high schoolers find their friends.
  48. the brain
    Pregnancy Doesn’t Actually Make Women DumberAnd the “baby brain” myth is likely contributing to prejudice against pregnant women.
  49. positive psychology
    Your Positive Thinking Could Be Holding You BackFantasizing about positive outcomes may make them less likely.
  50. religion
    Here’s What Happens When Hasidic Jews Join the Secular World“I was afraid some punishment by God might be imminent.”
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