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Katie Heaney

  1. science of us
    What Does Intuitive Eating Even Mean?It’s not a diet — it’s more of a philosophy.
  2. science of us
    Why Does Writing Suck?The highs of a writer’s life are high, and the lows are very, very low.
  3. swellness
    This Book About Apologies Changed My LifeIf author and psychologist Harriet Lerner started a cult, I’d probably join.
  4. the truth is out there
    So You’ve Decided You Care About AliensA reading primer on UFOs, which the New York Times says are real.
  5. piece of work
    You Can Now Be Diagnosed With BurnoutBurnout can look a lot like depression, but the World Health Organization is attempting to draw a distinction.
  6. abortion rights
    Embryos Don’t Have HeartsThe so-called “heartbeat bills” passed in six U.S. states are based on a fundamental mischaracterization of how a fetus develops.
  7. swellness
    My Life Would Be Perfect If I Had Kristen Stewart’s JawCan facial exercises give you a sharper jawline?
  8. atypical
    What It’s Like to Have Multiple PersonalitiesOnce called “multiple-personality disorder,” dissociative-identity disorder remains a controversial diagnosis.
  9. piece of work
    Why Do We Turn Into Snack Maniacs at Work?It’s not (just) about the Cheez-Its. It’s the freedom they represent.
  10. 420 blaze it
    I Want to Be a 420OldFatLesbian When I Grow UpAn interview with Sue and Lee, the two best people on Instagram.
  11. atypical
    My Breast Implants Made Me SickIn 2014, Maria Gmitro got a breast augmentation. Months later, she started getting sick.
  12. apologies
    Why Do Some People Find It Impossible to Apologize?Joe Biden thinks he apologized to Anita Hill. Anita Hill disagrees. Why is it so hard to get this right?
  13. swellness
    I Tried a $500 Sound-Therapy MachineMusic can relax the brain, but what about droning alien voices?
  14. wellness
    Vampire Facials May Have Exposed Customers to HIVA New Mexico spa is under inspection for putting customers at risk.
  15. piece of work
    9 Women on the Pettiest Insults They’ve Heard at Work“I was just a little surprised.”
  16. science of us
    What Kind of Person Would Join a Sex Cult?Cult expert Janja Lalich explains the draw of Keith Raniere, the leader of the sex cult known as NXIVM.
  17. piece of work
    How Complaining Turns Co-workers Into FriendsOn that magical moment when you and a co-worker can sense that you’re about to get INTO IT.
  18. atypical
    What It’s Like to Have MeaslesIt used to be that only people born in the 1960s or earlier knew what measles was like, but outbreaks have grown more common in recent years.
  19. swellness
    Can Eating Seeds Balance Your Hormones?Advocates of seed cycling say it helps them correct hormonal imbalances. But how does that work?
  20. atypical
    What It’s Like to Lose $1 Million in an Online Dating ScamAs dating sites and social apps proliferate, so, too, do scams.
  21. science of us
    Why It’s So Upsetting That It’s Only TuesdayAnd why does this happen every single week?
  22. science of us
    Why Breaking a Streak Feels So AwfulYou’ve done your Duolingo lessons for 120 days in a row. Why does the prospect of missing one strike fear into your heart?
  23. science of us
    What Do We Know About Female Psychopaths?How Killing Eve’s Villanelle holds up to real-life examples.
  24. millennials
    Millennials Are in Their ThirtiesUnbelievable.
  25. piece of work
    Does Your Office Suffer From Conference Room Aggression?Everything you need to know about the very specific outrage of a co-worker overstaying their time in YOUR conference room.
  26. science of us
    Why Do I Put Off Doing Things I Love?Why do you procrastinate on wearing clothes you love? The show you like to watch? The book you know you’ll love?
  27. swellness
    The Best Exercise You Aren’t DoingThe world’s strongest woman thinks you should start lifting weights.
  28. science of us
    Why Is Egging So Satisfying?A historian and schadenfreude expert explains.
  29. science of us
    A Munchausen Expert on What The Act Gets RightHulu’s new show depicts a dramatized version of a brutal real-life crime. We asked an expert to weigh in on its accuracy.
  30. science of us
    What Kind of Person Fakes Their Voice?Among her many sins, Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos, reportedly faked her deep voice. Here’s why that drives us crazy.
  31. swellness
    Can Wearing a Sticker on My Boob Fix All My Problems?Body Vibes, newly endorsed by Lizzo, claim to recalibrate your body’s frequency. How do they work?
  32. wellness
    A Gynecologist for the Self-Care GenerationTia is a new members-only wellness clinic that wants to improve women’s health, operating on the belief that patients will pay to feel heard.
  33. science of us
    The Psychological Power of the Second PersonIn Leaving Neverland, Michael Jackson’s alleged victims often use “you” to refer to their own experiences. Here’s why.
  34. swellness
    Will Adaptogens Fix Our Unbalanced Lives?The particular, timely appeal of the class of herbs and mushrooms thought to improve our response to stress.
  35. science of us
    Unpacking the Stoicism of Michael Jackson’s VictimsThere is no one normal way for abuse survivors to retell their stories.
  36. piece of work
    Why Do We Use a Different Vocabulary at Work?A linguist explains why we use words at work we’d never use elsewhere.
  37. science of us
    Why We Can’t Get Enough of ScamsMillions of us are hooked on Fyre Festival, Elizabeth Holmes, and Dirty John, but what drives our fixation?
  38. fixations
    I Think About This a Lot: How Kevin Was the Hottest Backstreet BoyIn the documentary, he wears either cargo pants or cargo shorts, depending on the weather, and guess what? He still looks hot.
  39. piece of work
    Everyone Hates Performance ReviewsManagers don’t like giving them, and employees don’t like getting them, so why do we keep doing annual reviews?
  40. it's all relative
    7 Women on Their ‘Work Moms’On the professional-yet-familial bonds that can develop between co-workers.
  41. science of us
    Is It Just Me, or Does Duolingo Not Work?Using the popular language learning app to study French before a trip left me with very little practical knowledge. What gives?
  42. science of us
    Why Is Everyone I Know Bouldering All of a Sudden?Zac Efron’s doing it. Brie Larson is doing it. Perhaps you, too, are doing it. But why?
  43. atypical
    What It’s Like to Be a Diagnosed NarcissistThe term ‘narcissist’ gets thrown around easily, but what does it really mean?
  44. science of us
    ‘Frumbled’ and Other Good Reasons to Make Up WordsOn “Russian blues” and the impossibility of seeing another person’s perception.
  45. science of us
    Okay, But How Many Trees Count As Nature?Spending even five minutes in nature can boost your mood.
  46. health chats
    What Is This Exercise Tool and How Do I Get One?Meet the Attitube and its variants.
  47. am i dying
    Will Taking Leftover Antibiotics Kill Me?If you suspect you have a sinus infection, you probably don’t need antibiotics (leftover or new).
  48. science of us
    Should I Stop Counting How Many Books I Read?A neurotic reader’s look at the pros and cons of specific, written goals.
  49. science of us
    Do You Need More Vitamin B12?Vitamin B12 is found in animal products, so what’s a vegan or vegetarian to do?
  50. sex math
    Should You Really Have Sex 16,000 Times a Year?A recent New York Times op-ed says giving up your smartphone will free up enough time to do this. Should anyone … want that?
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