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The Nuance

Exploring the science — and lack thereof — behind sunscreen safety

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An illustration of a generic blue bottle with a “sun” shaped icon, set against a bright yellow background, centered on the shape of a sun.
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THE NUANCE

Why this time of year can trigger feelings of pleasure, pain, or a bit of both

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The Nuance

Anti-fat bias and weight-loss fixation — including among doctors — is a problem that must be remedied

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The Nuance

How expectation, emotion, and other neurocognitive factors affect our perception of pain

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The Nuance

How mystical beliefs help people control stress and confront the unknown

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The Nuance

Experts say a range of factors — including how we eat — may explain the rise of IBD and other gut disorders

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The Nuance

Anger does not look, act, or feel like other negative emotions. Therein lies its power.

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The Nuance

New research may shake up science’s understanding of the brain and consciousness

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The Nuance

Mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other related practices all prioritize this form of ‘self-monitoring’

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The Nuance

‘The chronic stressors that impact our body the most are both unpredictable and uncontrollable. And the pandemic is both.’

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