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Feeling Too Sick to Work but Not Too Sick to Go Out

A new study theorizes that animals can turn off "sickness behaviors" in different social contexts.<p>In the face of dragging yourself out of bed for yet another day of expectations and responsibilities, illness on top of it all can seem at times an insurmountable obstacle. How can you be expected to …

A Centenarian's Advice to Young Women: Figure Out What You Want

A conversation with Marian Cannon Schlesinger about feminism, privilege, Julia Child, and the Kennedy era.<p>“Just go ahead and do your thing no matter what,” says Marian Cannon Schlesinger to today’s young women. At 101 years of age, she is still painting, writing, watching Rachel Maddow, and reading …

All by myself: is loneliness bad for you?

If you're happily married but want to be alone all the time, is it healthy? Or does solitude start a vicious circle?<p>Perhaps I should feel more concerned about my wife's habit of apologising for me before I meet anyone she knows. The truth is, I'm not even sure what she's apologising <i>for</i>, except that …

Why parents should embrace date nights

Adults going out on their own together is good for their relationship – and allows children to see that mum and dad have a life beyond the family<p>It could be any Saturday night, almost certainly the wrong side of 9pm, and our two elder children – 11 and 10 – are settling down with us to watch a …