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Temma Ehrenfeld

Temma Ehrenfeld

I'm a writer and ghost-writer.

An award-winning journalist who covers psychology, health and personal finance. "I would hire her anytime for anything.” Jane Bryant Quinn, Newsweek

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The Weekly Standard

Character Counts

Choose trustworthy friends.

What Would Stoics Say about the U.S. 2016 Election? by Temma Ehrenfeld

Stoic philosophy has helped me get through the post-election period.

The Wall Street Journal

How Trump Can Help Millions Hear

Hearing aid prices should fall.

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The Weekly Standard

Mind the Gap|

Philosophers at the intersection of brain and spirit.

How to Stay Active During the Holidays

Go outdoors in the cold.

the fix

Geniuses Who Quit | The Fix

Addiction doesn't make you a genuis. But if you want to identify with a genuis, pick one who quit.

An Ode To Chocolate

A children's poem about the history of chocolate.


How to Help a Loved One With Bipolar Disorder

You can talk to a psychiatrist about a patient, even if the psychiatrist doesn't have permission to talk about a case.


New Hope for Addicts

Potential medications for alcoholism.

LA Review of Books

The Endocannabinoid System Comes of Age

We can decriminalize pot and get tougher on alcohol and sugar.

LA Review of Books

Before the War on Drugs

MUCH OF WHAT WE BELIEVE about Prohibition is wrong.

Four Gifts of Festive Pomegranates

Pomegranate seeds have three times the health benefits of red wine and green tea.

Elephantjeep article
The Weekly Standard

Agony and Ivory

Following elephants to victory in Burma.

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The Weekly Standard

Unbeautiful Minds

Famous people have achieved despite horrific ailments.

Nepalesewoman article

Earthbags Are Harnessing Soil to House the Nepalese

High in the Himalayas, rice farmers and goat herders are now working alongside engineers to build new strong homes and schools—using ordinary soil.