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Why do I always feel sick?

Everyone feels sick sometimes, but in some circumstances, a person can feel sick all or most of the time. This feeling can refer to nausea, catching …

Wellness

The White Darkness: A Journey Across Antarctica | The New Yorker

V. Get Wet and You Die<p>On October 30, 2008, Worsley, Gow, and Adams arrived in Punta Arenas, on the southern tip of Chile. They went to a warehouse owned by a company named Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions. During the summer, between thirty thousand and forty-five thousand tourists visit the …

First Aid

The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous

Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.<p>J.G. is a lawyer in his early 30s. He’s a fast talker and has the lean, sinewy build of a distance runner. His …

Drug Addiction

Really Old Stuff: A Reading List About Our Prehistoric Past

Even with digital archives and electronic records keeping track of our lives, we often find it a challenge to piece together our own pasts, to say …

Prehistory

David Bowie, 1947-2016

The legendary musician died on Sunday of cancer. At the Awl, Alex Balk writes: “If you are under the age of 40 you live in a world he helped make, …

David Bowie

4 Myths About Eating Disorders Debunked

Eating disorders are the deadliest of mental illnesses but are often incredibly misunderstood -- even by some treatment professionals.<p>I recently attended the 25th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference, where I was thrilled to be surrounded by like-minded professionals, many of whom dedicate …

Mental Health

Quarter (Canadian coin)

The <b>quarter</b>, short for <b>quarter dollar</b>, is a Canadian coin worth 25 cents or one-fourth of a Canadian dollar. It is a small, circular coin of silver …

Athiest_proof2.pdf

I wrote this book 5 years or so ago and never did get around to doing anything with it. Decided to just give it away free here. If you like it and …

How One Woman's Discovery Shook the Foundations of Geology

<b>By Brooke Jarvis</b><p><b>Marie Tharp spent the fall of 1952</b> hunched over a drafting table, surrounded by charts, graphs, and jars of India ink. Nearby, spread …

Great Depression

Gray Matter: Extracting Bismuth From Pepto-Bismol Tablets

There's heavy metal in the pink pills<p>Most modern medicines are carefully synthesized organic molecules so potent that each pill contains only a few milligrams of the active ingredient. Pepto-Bismol is a fascinating exception, both because its active ingredient is bismuth, a heavy metal commonly …

Tips to try

<b>Keep track.</b> Keep track of how much you drink. Find a way that works for you: Carry a drinking tracker card in your wallet, make check marks on a …