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40 Hard Things You Need to Hear

I’m sitting here on the tenth anniversary of a dear friend’s passing, thinking about the last conversation I had with her. With a soft, weak voice …

Sitting

Anorexia: you don’t just grow out of it | Carrie Arnold

Adults with anorexia often have distinctive traits that lock them into a destructive relationship with food. But those same traits could help them manage their illness<p>Heather Purdin had run out of options. Aged 33, she had been suffering from anorexia nervosa for more than two decades and her …

The secret of taste: why we like what we like | Tom Vanderbilt

How does a song we dislike at first hearing become a favourite? And when we try to look different, how come we end up looking like everyone else?<p>If you had asked me, when I was 10, to forecast my life as an adult, I would probably have sketched out something like this: I would be driving a Trans …

Chasing deadlines and happiness, we forget our lonely elderly | Ranjana Srivastava

As a doctor I can’t replace the strongest medicine of all: attentive kindness to stave off loneliness<p>An oppressive winter has finally given way to the happiness of spring. Pretty flowers are in bloom and the bare trees promise to be in leaf again. As I walk into the weekend round, I feel happy for …

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It)

What you do can make you extremely likable, but so can what you don't choose to do.<p>Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you …

Yes, I'm an Introvert. No, I'm Not Depressed.

When "Amanda"* was in high school, she spent a lot of time alone in her bedroom. She read comics, played video games, and chatted with other creative …

Personality

When I’m Gone – Be Yourself

Death is always a surprise. No one expects it. Not even terminal patients think they are going to die in a day or two. In a week, maybe. But only …