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Alice Fleerackers

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    The Simple Dutch Cure for Stress

    “Uitwaaien” is a popular activity around Amsterdam—one believed to have important psychological benefits.Photograph by John Loo / Flickr Last year I was in San Francisco, a city known for its tech companies, steep hills, and fierce winds. Each day I’d run around the neighborhood and up through the park, ending with a spectacular view of […]

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    It Pays to Be a Space Case

    Kieran Fox, a neuroscientist, says some of his colleagues see him as an “alien” because of all the time he takes off to let his mind wander.Photo Illustration by Sergey Nivens / Shutterstock It’s a feeling we all know well—you’re at a work meeting or in the middle of a book, when you realize that […]

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    Your Romantic Ideals Don’t Predict Who Your Future Partner Will Be

    Why birds of a feather don’t flock together for long.

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    Let’s Talk About Our Health Anxiety Over COVID-19

    The calming power of conversation, mindfulness, and a little exercise.

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    Scientists Can Predict Your Job By Your Social-Media Personality

    How machine learning can shape career choice.

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    The Problem with “Smart” New Years’ Goals

    It’s the pursuit, not the goal, worth renewing.

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    The Simple Dutch Cure for Stress

    “Uitwaaien” is a popular activity around Amsterdam—one believed to have important psychological benefits.Photograph by John Loo / Flickr Recently I was in San Francisco, a city known for its tech companies, steep hills, and fierce winds. Each day I’d run around the neighborhood and up through the park, ending with a spectacular view of the […]