Julia Vining

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The Anti-Helicopter Parent’s Plea: Let Kids Play!

It was a Friday afternoon at Mike Lanza’s house in Menlo Park, Calif., and the boys were going crazy. There were boys playing ball in the street, while in the backyard, boys were skittering along the top of the fence while others were wrestling on the trampoline. The house itself is nothing special …

Parenting

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

Immune System

Doctors have become less empathetic, but is it their fault? – David Scales

‘I don’t like to take medications,’ Hernando (not his real name) told me when I recommended a strong dose of ibuprofen for the pain in his thumb …

Empathy

Baby’s First Beneficial Microbes: On Breastfeeding and Immunity

If they held a contest, I’m fairly confident I’d win a prize for the World’s Weakest Immune System. A celiac sufferer (the real deal, diagnosed in …

Trump: Tribune Of Poor White People

I wrote last week about the new nonfiction book <i>Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis</i> by J.D. Vance, the Yale Law School …

The perils of being your own doctor | Mert Erogul

When an experienced physician became convinced he had ALS, none of the specialists he consulted could persuade him he was perfectly healthy<p>In the summer of my 44th year, when everyone did the ice bucket challenge for ALS, when friends and strangers and celebrities soaked themselves with iced water …

The Surreal Politics of a Billionaire’s Tax Loophole

This story was co-published with The Daily Beast.For years, Democratic elected officials in Washington have been wary of going after Wall Street …

Private Equity

Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness — and Yours

I was sitting in a large meditation hall in a converted novitiate in central Massachusetts when I reached into my pocket for my iPhone. A woman in …

Mind

Embedded beings: how we blended our minds with our devices – Saskia K Nagel Peter B Reiner

Like life itself, technologies evolve. So it is that the telephone became the smartphone, that near-at-hand portal to the information superhighway. …

Internet of Things

Birth—and Rebirth—after Bulimia

<i>Judy Tsuei | Longreads | September 2016 | 14 minutes (3571 words)</i><p>“140 pounds,” my midwife announces with a smile. “That’s a healthy starting point …

Cable News Charnel

The reason we are showing you this,” the grave news anchor says, “is to bring you the reality of Islamic terrorism and to label it as such.” The …

The drug industry’s answer to opioid addiction: More pills

<b>UNNATURAL CAUSES</b> SICK AND DYING IN SMALL-TOWN AMERICA: <i>Since the turn of this century, death rates have risen for whites in midlife, particularly women. In this series, The Washington Post is exploring this trend and the forces driving it. Read the other stories in this series here.</i><p>Cancer patients …

Performing Arts Can Set the Stage For More Developed Brain Pathways

<i>Summary: Researchers report on the cognitive benefits of music and dance training.</i><p>Source: Concordia University.<p><b>New study shows the positive, but</b> …

How the Brain Consolidates Memory During Sleep

<i>Summary: Researchers explore how memory consolidation occurs during sleep.</i><p>Source: RUB.<p><b>Many people have experienced it in person: a nap after studying</b> …

Neuroscience

The Ethics of Human Enhancement - MIT Technology Review

These sciences suggest ways in which technology could allow people to make themselves “better than well” by using enhancements such as brain …

Ethics