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Evidence of the mind’s immune system goes back seventy years

Want to understand the roots of our crazy, mixed-up, post-truth world? Care to be part of the solution? The key, on both counts, is to understand how the mind’s “immune system” works.

Here’s the idea: the mind has infrastructure for filtering information. This infrastructure functions like the body’s immune system…

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Certain tasks encourage psychological detachment from work, which can prevent stress and burnout

Betty White, who died New Year’s Eve at the age of 99, liked to drink a vodka on the rocks every night before dinner. According to the Financial Times, White often credited both her longevity and her career success to her evening cocktail.

Alcohol has plenty of downsides. (And White…

Why you should not drink your own pee (yes, really) for Covid-19 or anything else

If there’s one truth you can rely on regardless of the situation — from the current unending pandemic nightmare to the balmy days before — it’s that someone, somewhere, will try literally anything if they think it might help their health. …

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Research in the field of chronobiology strengthens the case for a morning meal

Should you, or shouldn’t you? The Great Breakfast Debate has been raging for more than 800 years and shows little signs of mellowing.

Its roots date back at least to the Middle Ages when prominent members of the Catholic Church (notably Thomas Aquinas) adopted the view that “eating too early”…

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