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CRISPR Will Never Be Good Enough To Improve People

The CRISPR/Cas9 (CRISPR) technique has been used to modify genes in animals, plants and fungi, organisms different from and more complex than the bacteria in which the molecular components originally evolved. It has undergone several refinements since its introduction, each iteration proving more accurate, with fewer off-target effects. Show More Summary

5 Things That Happened When I Stopped Caring What People Thought Of Me

For the past six months, I haven’t gotten a haircut. This wasn’t planned. I wake up, go to sleep, and sit at my desk during the day with rogue strands of hair constantly in my face. I use twice as much shampoo/conditioner than I used to. Show More Summary

11 Rules Of Dating

As a human behavior expert with a Ph.D. in psychology and masters and doctorate in education, I am often asked for advice about the art of dating. Whether you are single, divorced, or widowed, finding Mr. Right can be a challenge. My...Show More Summary

What We Can Learn From Beyonce's Grammy Snub

My mom is not a Beyonce fan, but she appreciates her artistry. When Lemonade did not win Album of the Year, she was shocked. Over the phone, we try to comprehend why that body of work did not receive the Recording Academy’s top honor. Show More Summary

Even Under the ACA, Your Health Insurer Is Playing God When It Comes To Opioid Addiction

Recently, a 27-year-old patient who was using 10 bags of heroin and smoking marijuana daily for the past six months came to our treatment program. He was sharing needles and occasionally using Xanax. He had a history of three overdoses and reported a trauma history, having watched his friend OD and die. Show More Summary

Stroke Was A Wake-Up Call For Life-Changing Decisions

By Lilian Tsi Stielstra When my husband decided to overhaul his diet in 2006, I wasn’t interested in giving up my favorite foods like ice cream or white rice. I told him, “I don’t want to eat to live; I live to eat.” I was juggling a busy schedule with a full-time sales job that had me frequently entertaining clients or eating fast food on the road. Show More Summary

Psychedelics May Help Reduce Opioid Addiction, According To New Study

The criminalization of people who use psychedelics is rooted in myths that are the vestiges of colonialism and the drug war – and, one by one, those myths are crumbling down. We’ve learned in recent years that people who use psychedelics...Show More Summary

Gun Advocates Keep Repeating The Same Lies. Sound Familiar?

Six years ago the state of Florida decided that doctors could not talk to their patients about guns. The state of Florida has become the legislative sandbox for every attempt by Gun-nut Nation to rid the country of any and all protections against the violence caused by guns. Show More Summary

Why Solo Parenting Is Nothing Like Single Parenting

Last week was the fourth time my husband was not at our daughter’s annual ballet concert. Two days before the 2013 concert Matt had ended up in hospital complaining of shortness of breath. He stayed in hospital the whole of that following...Show More Summary

Why We Need A Trauma-Informed Approach To Resisting Trump

On the night of the election, I watched the results come in online, alone in my apartment. As the numbers leaned farther and farther in Trump’s favor, I had to get up and walk away from the computer. I left the sound on because I couldn’t bear to not know what was happening, but I also couldn’t bring myself to look at the screen anymore. Show More Summary

3 Things To Do When You Feel Like Quitting

By: Sasha Kill, Outlaw Creative As an entrepreneur, I’ve been there. From the starting line, excited and scared, taking that big leap into possibility, to the incredible overwhelm that comes with trying to manage and grow a successful business. Show More Summary

Why Your Dog’s Personality Is A Lot Like Yours

By Cari Romm The idea that dogs look like their owners really does have some merit: Research has shown that people tend to choose pups that share their physical characteristics, in ways both obvious and subtle. Overweight people are more likely to have plumper dogs, for example, but even something as small as the shape of the eyes can be a factor. Show More Summary

How Living With IBD Helped Me Discover My Superpowers

If you had x-ray vision, what would you do with it? Look through walls and spy on your co-workers? Find your dog’s lost ball under the couch, or lazily peek through your fridge to see if you’re almost out of your favorite Greek yogurt?...Show More Summary

Masters Of 'Alternative Facts': Big Tobacco

“Alternative facts” have been in the news frequently in the last few weeks. While this phrase is new, the tobacco industry and its executives have been masters of utilizing “alternative facts” for decades. Since the first indicationShow More Summary

My Body Is Mine. Hers Is Hers. Yours Is Yours.

“Oh come on, have some dessert. It’s not like you look like these other women (insert man nodding in the direction of surrounding women). And really, a couple of pounds wouldn’t hurt you (insert same man looking me up and down).” These comments came on the heels of a simple, “no thanks,” to an offer of dessert at a baby shower. Show More Summary

9 Signs You’re Dealing With An Emotional Manipulator

We all know what it feels like to be emotionally manipulated. It can be extremely effective, which is why some unscrupulous individuals do it so much. A few years ago, Facebook, in conjunction with researchers from Cornell and the University...Show More Summary

Truth, And The Tribulations Of Randomized Diet Trials

The volume of bad answers, bad questions, noise and nonsense conspiring to hide the simple, fundamental truths about diet and health seems to swell daily. The task of generating a signal to be heard over this din grows more challenging...Show More Summary

More Than Half Of U.S. Adults Don't Have A Will, New Survey Reveals

By Nick DiUlio Let’s face it—end-of-life planning isn’t fun. The topic can seem morose, depressing -- maybe even a little scary. But it’s also a critical aspect of managing your assets and protecting your family, which is why it’s surprising that nearly 6 out of 10 Americans are unprepared for the inevitable. Show More Summary

The Sacrifices We Make For Our Relationships

Over the years, I’ve been approached by women and men who want to know if they’ve made the right choice in sacrificing their needs for their relationship. Whether it’s moving to a new town you aren’t thrilled about so that your spouse...Show More Summary

An 18 Percent Decline In HIV Incidence In The U.S. Over Six Years Is Not Enough

Co-authored by Robert Bonacci, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA On February 14, 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unveiled new HIV incidence estimates for the United States from the years 2008 through 2014. Show More Summary

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