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The Nuance

Roughing it now and then may be the secret to a more contented life

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My first experience with overseas treatment was A+

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What I learned from retraining myself to breathe through the nose

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How a scientist’s daring experiments pushed the limits of medicine

Dr. Robert White standing behind medical equipment and a brain in a jar
Dr. Robert White standing behind medical equipment and a brain in a jar
Dr. Robert White in the Brain Research Lab. Image: Permission of White Family Archive


Why time seemed slower when you were a kid

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The evolutionary argument for happy hour

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Throw out the tedious calculus. It’s not that complicated. The simple answer to the question on everyone’s mind:

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Good Question

‘Poignant’ media may help us find answers to life’s big questions

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Humans need a balanced social diet of a few meaningful conversations and many casual interactions

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If you’re confused by the latest recommendations, you’re not alone

Three mask-wearing individuals in different colored boxes (green, yellow, and red) indicating varying levels of Covid-19 risk.
Three mask-wearing individuals in different colored boxes (green, yellow, and red) indicating varying levels of Covid-19 risk.
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