Beverly Greenfield

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The science of why stepping on Legos makes you want to die

“I hope you step on a Lego” is such an apt curse that it has become a meme. Pages upon pages of YouTube videos detail the experience’s excruciating agony.<p>The comedian Steve Ranazzissi perhaps described the moment the best: “Last week I stepped on a Lego with my bare foot and I almost murdered my …

Lego

The debilitating scars of bullying

I am still haunted by Janice, the bully of my childhood.<p>In spite of Googling Janice repeatedly, I only find others with her name: a children's book author, real estate agent, therapist, architect .... For all I know she's assumed a husband's last name. A new identity, perhaps.<p>We met in kindergarten …

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Military

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.<p>On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances McNeill, a 78-year-old woman who lived alone in Knoxville, Tennessee, went to bed early. …

Mental Health

A Revolutionary Entrepreneur On Happiness, Money, And Raising A Supermodel

A lucky few can say their work helped spur a fundamental shift in the economic model of modern societies.<p>If all goes well, Robin Chase may get to do it twice.<p>A decade before Airbnb and Uber, Chase helped kickstart the "collaborative economy" by co-founding Zipcar, which became the world's largest …

Ice Age