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Hearing loss and anxiety: What's the connection?
If you’ve just been diagnosed with hearing loss—or your hearing has gotten worse—you may be feeling anxious.
A Pacific Northwest tribal tale in which an arrogant boy learns respect for nature—a lesson we are learning to this day.
Lost your job? Put down the bottle
If you are crushed by job loss, don’t drink. If you know people who are crushed by job loss, stay with them if they are drinking.
Have Some Mussels at Thanksgiving!
The Plymouth Rock Thanksgiving meal included seafood; after all, the newcomers lived on Cape Cod Bay.
Alcohol Red Alert
The dangers of alcohol
Aliens of the Deep
The octopus is highly intelligent and explores like a human child.
Happier in the Wild
Can wild animals ever be happy in zoos?
Clean Drinking Water, The Most Vital Nutrient
I am grateful for NYC's water.
How William James encourages us to believe in the possible
Inspiration from the turn of the century philosopher.
The Stoic Answer to Stress
“What does not kill me makes me stronger,” the 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche famously said. The ancient Stoics taught this idea in detail.
How Trump Can Help Millions Hear
Op-ed asking for regulation to cut the price of hearing aids
Why some experts are trying to redefine suicide
Treating self harm as a condition, not a symptom could lead to better diagnoses and preventative care.
The Green-Eyed Pooch
Are dogs really jealous? Their owners think so and science backs them up.
Need to Have a Difficult Conversation?
It's typical for people to avoid conflict in many areas of their lives. In the COVID-19 era, with many of us spending more time at home, that’s become harder to do.
Iron, the Natural Way
Iron supplements may do more harm than good. Getting your iron from your diet, especially seafood such as oysters and scallops, is likely a better choice.