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Edith Zimmerman

  1. science of us
    A Case for Giving Brief, Imperfect MassagesThey’re good for pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, sadness, loneliness, despair…
  2. science of us
    What If My Food Intuition Is Mangled?Intuitive eating seems right, but also, what are the exact, specific steps???
  3. take heed
    Responding to Recent Health-News CommandsTell me what to do.
  4. science of us
    A Spiteful Guide to Self-ImprovementVanity, hatred, jealousy, competitiveness — they can be very useful!
  5. science of us
    How to Accomplish DisappointmentOr, why satisfaction never lasts.
  6. swellness
    Virtual Reality Ayahuasca Was Like a Weird Vacation From MyselfCan virtual reality distract us from pain?
  7. science of us
    The Joy of Misreading ThingsOn finding absurdity in accidentally garbled phrases.
  8. science of us
    Oh No, People With a Sense of Purpose Are HealthierDamn them!
  9. swellness
    Me, Myself, and My NumbersDoes health tracking suggest a way out of loneliness — while also perpetuating it?
  10. science of us
    Is Advanced Paternal Age 35, Too?It’s either that or 45, for what it’s worth.
  11. culture
    Someone in Wine Country Should’ve Been SoberIt could’ve been funny.
  12. yes or no
    Answering Recent Health-News QuestionsWith yeses and nos.
  13. science of us
    I Now Suspect the Vagus Nerve Is the Key to Well-being“Stimulating” it leads to calmness, but how and why?
  14. swellness
    Are Mushrooms the Best Brain Food?The Cut spoke with an expert about fungi’s surprising cognitive benefits.
  15. science of us
    What Comes After a Rut?Considering the life cycle of “Good Things.”
  16. science of us
    What Is Autophagy?Right when I’d gotten used to intermittent fasting …
  17. woah
    The Petty Writing Mistake That Drives Me NutsFor no good reason, and I know I’m wrong to care, but I do, and so I looked for company.
  18. science of us
    Soon I Will Be Vindicated for Not Washing My Face for YearsAll these pro-bacteria stories are mounting.
  19. science of us
    The Book Newly Sober People Love to Give to Each OtherTalking with Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind.
  20. secrets
    What Secret Items Do You Keep in the Underwear Drawer?The Cut asked and you answered: baby teeth. Letters from an ex. Boxes of macaroni and cheese.
  21. science of us
    Am I Confident Enough in My Social Life to Consider a Peloton?Probably not.
  22. science of us
    How to Get Out of Your Own HeadOr how to make peace with being in there.
  23. swellness
    There’s No Such Thing As a Universal DietCan artificial intelligence give me a personalized nutrition plan?
  24. rainbow brites
    Mint Green Is the Pastel of the MomentSixteen ways to wear it, from dresses to bags to earrings.
  25. science of us
    The 15 Most Stressful Sentences From That Big Fungus StoryWhy isn’t everyone more terrified of drug resistance?
  26. science of us
    Do You Have a Moment to Talk About Menstrual Cups?They’ve gone mainstream. No, for real this time.
  27. swellness
    Can You Get Acupuncture If There’s Nothing Wrong With You?Or is there always something wrong with you?
  28. science of us
    So You’re Saying It’s Fine to Stop Cooking and CleaningIs air pollution worse indoors than it is outdoors?
  29. science of us
    What Is Inflammation, and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?Are we all on fire?
  30. science of us
    It’s Okay to Be PurposelessFor now and probably forever.
  31. science of us
    Most Days I Don’t Speak at AllIs that weird?
  32. science of us
    Are Calories Pointless?Fish calories are different than donut calories, and now maybe someone will explain why.
  33. fitness
    I Loved Her Even Without Doing the YogaI had enjoyed it when it was just Emails With Adriene.
  34. swellness
    A Plea to Make Fiber CoolIt’s cooler than yogurt, which is also cool.
  35. science of us
    My Tiny Green Servants Aren’t Even Doing Their One Job?Houseplants don’t meaningfully clean the air.
  36. science of us
    I Know You Know That Happiness Is FleetingBut it’s so easy to forget.
  37. science of us
    Good-bye to My Pal, FDA Commissioner Scott GottliebWell, shoot.
  38. science of us
    Exercise Is Mood SorceryMaybe the word “exercise” needs a rebranding.
  39. science of us
    How to Talk to PeopleI’ve been wondering.
  40. the cut opinion pages
    Break Your PhoneIt’s the only way to be acceptably disconnected.
  41. money
    What Is Enough?Saving money feels like insurance, like proof, like wearing pants.
  42. science of us
    Writing a Practice Email Feels Like Looking Into a MirrorI also read stressful emails on multiple devices. Am I nuts? It’s clarifying, anyway.
  43. the cut opinion pages
    I’m Calling Hypocrisy on These ‘Good-Enough Life’ AdvocatesI’m not buying it anymore!
  44. science of us
    What Is the Menstrualome and What Can It Tell Me?In theory, used tampons could offer clues to health and disease.
  45. science of us
    How to Make Things QuieterWithout spending a bunch of money, or moving.
  46. fashion week poems
    Fashion Week Poems: Her Name Was Lola, at Michael KorsBarry Manilow sang in a rhinestone jacket.
  47. science of us
    13 Reasons We Type in Lowercaseintimacy? casualness? deceit?
  48. fashion week poems
    Fashion Week Poems: I Do! Want This Vaquera Codpiece PillowBut what’s it … for?
  49. science of us
    The Day I Discovered Heartbreak AdrenalineIt’s a real feeling if I say it is.
  50. fashion week poems
    Fashion Week Poems: The Dogs at Lela RoseA fluffy corgi won best in show.
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