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Video: Group Intervention: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Abuse

“Group” follows three convicted abusers as they confront the attitudes and beliefs that led to their violence, with the help of a compassionate group therapy facilitator. This video won the … Continue reading

January 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Juniper White: Pulse Oximetry

For Sam . Propped on pillows, eyes closed, cannula askew, the machine indifferently   draws and whirs oxygen puffs, and you breathe as you can. I settle down beside,   … Continue reading

December 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: The Numbers

She’s had a few drinks, looking over my shoulder with her breast against my back. I’m showing her something about her camera and I guess because I’m seventy-four she thinks … Continue reading

April 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: Unprostrated

I have prostate cancer, but I’m happy. Here’s how. It came, as these things often do, like a gunshot on a quiet street: shocking and disorienting. In early December, my … Continue reading

March 19, 2018 · 3 Comments

Video: Clio Cresswell — Mathematics and Sex

. Mathematics and sex are deeply intertwined. From using mathematics to reveal patterns in our sex lives, to using sex to prime our brain for certain types of problems, to … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why Coffee Is Good for You

Coffee contains compounds that have important health benefits. It is more than just dark-colored liquid with caffeine. Coffee actually contains hundreds of different compounds, some of which have important health … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 8 Comments

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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