HAVE YOU NOTICED a flurry of blogs, books, and conferences touting Stoicism? Much of its wisdom you’ve read or heard in other cultural wrappers, especially cognitive behavioral psychology. And much of it is unfamiliar and astonishingly useful. It has given me moments of freedom from pernicious modern ideas on the biggest of questions: how to love, how to bear loneliness and anxiety, and how to think about death..
It’s hard to miss, with rising rates of suicide and depression: American mental health seems to be in a downturn.
Young people — from teens to college students — are doing the worst, along with working-class people in mid-life.
Even for those who don’t have celiac disease, eating gluten can come with a range of side effects.
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THE FEATHER THIEF is an American, Edwin Rist, who, at 20, broke into the Natural History Museum collection in the British town of Tring and stole a trove of Birds of Paradise and other irreplaceable bird skins.