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  1. first person
    My Therapists Were Right About UncertaintyFaced with actual, persistent chaos, I’ve realized there was never a way to outpace danger.
  2. science of us
    The Woman Who Convinced Me That Bad Things Are Actually GoodShe’s a twice-divorced Buddhist nun.
  3. science of us
    The Anxiety of Waiting to Be Laid Off’Tis the season.
  4. The People Whose Genetic Tests Uncover MysteriesDealing with the uncertainty of a little-understood genetic mutation can be harder than just getting bad news.
  5. There Might Be a Biological Reason You Can’t Stand UncertaintyFurther research is needed. In the meantime, try not to worry too much about how little we know for sure.
  6. What Malpractice Lawsuits Can Teach Us About Coping With Uncertainty“Sometimes there is simply nothing and no one to blame.”
  7. Why It’s So Hard to Get People to Take Your Creative Ideas Seriously(Let’s first assume your creative ideas are also good ideas.)
  8. How Inconclusive Medical Results Propel an Endless Cycle of TestingAmbiguous results nudge doctors (and patients) into ordering more and more tests.
  9. If You Have an Awkward Work Problem, This Is the Person to Ask About ItAsk a Manager’s Alison Green is your work therapist.
  10. Are You Better Off Not Knowing Your Medical Future?Uncertainty may be a better life path for those who are at risk for Huntington’s.