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Measuring MicroLives

How to calculate the exact impact of daily choices on every precious minute of your life.

Sept. 5 2014 8:02 AMDo Lemurs Hold the Secret to Suspended Animation?What we might be able to learn from our closest hibernating cousins. 
Aug. 24 2014 10:30 PMAre You a Narcissist?The tricky psychiatric diagnosis is getting a lot of attention, which is exactly what it wants.
Aug. 21 2014 12:11 PMHave a Great Day, Honey, and Don’t Get EbolaAre we doing enough to protect U.S. health care workers?
Aug. 13 2014 12:58 PMDespicable MemesHow “miracle” jokes and inspiration porn demean disabled people.
Aug. 7 2014 8:08 AMThe Worst Part of the Bar ExamIt’s time to drop mental health questions.
Aug. 5 2014 11:51 AMEbola Was Already HereHow to contain the deadly hemorrhagic fevers that occasionally reach the United States.
Aug. 4 2014 3:37 PMCan My Keyboard Spread Ebola?Myths and misunderstandings about Ebola in the United States.
Aug. 3 2014 11:52 PMThe Fishy Origins of the Fish Oil CrazeA widely cited, foundational study does not say what people say it does.
July 25 2014 7:58 AMRx: 50 mg Nature, Ad LibDoctors are prescribing a walk in the park.
July 20 2014 8:32 PMWhat Scares Bug Experts?The horrible disease that experts feared would come to the United States has come to the United States.
July 14 2014 11:35 PMIs Siberia a Safe Place for Smallpox?Sort of.
July 8 2014 11:48 PMSorry You Were Tricked Into a C-SectionWhat disapproving friends don’t understand about cesarean births.
July 6 2014 9:09 PMDoctors Could Use a Little HypochondriaWhy medical students panic too much and M.D.s too little.
July 3 2014 1:58 PMA Public Health Crisis at the BorderDetained children must be screened more rigorously for communicable disease.
June 24 2014 12:31 PMIt’s Nobody’s FaultVengefully gleeful stories about male infertility distract from the real problem.
Sept. 2 2014 11:26 AMAll Happy Families Are Microbially AlikeYour house, household, and pets share the same microbes.
Aug. 22 2014 12:01 PMWhat Should You Do After Drinking Coffee?How to get the most bang from your brew.
Aug. 20 2014 10:52 AMEbola Is Not God’s WrathReligious leaders are perpetuating dangerous, dehumanizing beliefs about sin and disease.
Aug. 11 2014 11:49 PMDignified DebateThe United Kingdom shows the rest of the world how to have a wise, honest, eloquent discussion about assisted suicide.
Aug. 6 2014 1:37 PMCollege-Level ConfusionWhat’s really behind the finding that parents of college grads live longer?
Aug. 4 2014 3:44 PMCalorie MiscountingWhy one slice of cheesecake does not equal 4½ hours of aerobics.
Aug. 4 2014 9:44 AMSlate Voice: “The Bloodshed State”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read his most popular article from the month of July. 
July 28 2014 11:36 AMHow Florida Became the Most Savage State
July 21 2014 1:58 PMAutism Linked to Common GenesEnvironmental causes and specific mutations aren’t as much to blame.
July 18 2014 8:38 AMWhy Does Your Body Do These Strange Things?Doctors explain Reddit’s list of bizarre and secret bodily behaviors.
July 11 2014 11:18 AMThe Persistent Danger of PoxesWhere else could smallpox be found?
July 7 2014 11:45 PM“Would You Like to Become Pregnant in the Next Year?”A simple, routine question can improve health care.
July 4 2014 1:15 PMYour Brain on PsilocybinHow magic mushrooms expand consciousness.
June 26 2014 9:01 AMThe Shortest Route to GodWhy religious pilgrimages are incredibly dangerous.
June 19 2014 3:52 PM“Did All the Girls PT?”Free pregnancy tests are a good way to fight fetal alcohol syndrome. Condoms are better.

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