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Steve Mentz: I swim to think and to stay afloat in an ever-wetter world

Pools open portals. All bodies of water issue invitations, but there’s a special doorway provided by a familiar concrete rectangle, usually 25 or 50 metres long, filled with warm water. In that unnatural … Continue reading

June 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Video: Who is a Runner | Erin McGrady

It takes the first 5-6 miles for the “bird’s nest” in Erin McGrady’s head to unravel. And then, putting one foot in front of the other, the photographer and writer works to create and celebrate safe spaces for others in the queer community.

June 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Dawn Potter: Now that I’m old

now that I don’t have sex every night or carry two fat boys,
one on each hip, up small mountains,
I have to go to exercise class

March 7, 2022 · 4 Comments

Andrew Reginald Hairston: Husky Boy

I employed humor and wit to distract from my large size…

May 15, 2021 · 1 Comment

Luara Ferracioli: For a child, being carefree is intrinsic to a well-lived life

Is being carefree a special good of childhood? Is it something that confers meaning on the life of a child, without doing the same for adults? Or do adults need to be more carefree, and so be more like children, in order for their lives to go well?

May 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Video: Do Antidepressant Drugs Really Work?

Dr. Michael Greger: Newly released Freedom of Information Act documents show that drug companies and the FDA hid critical findings from doctors and the public.

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dr. Michael Greger: 4 Things To Help Prevent Most Disease

Though I was trained as a general practitioner, my chosen specialty is lifestyle medicine. Most of the reasons we go see our doctors are for diseases that could have been … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

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