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The Fascinating History of the Color Red

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 4/14/2021 - 16

The color red was most likely the first color (besides black and white) to be registered in our ancient ancestors brains.

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The Critical Importance of Human Behavior in Our Response to COVID-19

Brendan Murray, Ph.D. - 3/9/2021 - 0

Despite its unpredictable nature, we must find ways for human behavior to help, not hurt or hinder, our response to the COVID19 pandemic

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5 Ways to Nurture Your Emotional Health in Later Life

Ilchi Lee - 3/2/2021 - 2

Working well with your own emotions is key to creating […]

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A Brief But Powerful History of the Colors Purple and Blue

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 2/9/2021 - 1

The colors purple and blue have a long and complex history that touches on social privilege, experimentation, cell biology, and more.

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Conservative vs. Liberal Views of Social Change: Who’s Right?

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 11/3/2020 - 2

Can conservative ans liberal views be married in order to come up with social policies that benefit society as a whole?

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Can You Believe in Science and Still Vote for Trump?

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 7/5/2020 - 10

Most people understand the primacy of scientific facts in ordering our personal and public life, but a more primal imperative, tribalism, often wins out.

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Prioritizing Healthcare Workers’ Mental Health During COVID-19

Husseini Manji, MD, FRCPC and Jennifer Turgiss, DrPH, MS - 7/4/2020 - 0

For some frontline healthcare workers, symptoms of stress will subside with the crisis, but others will need additional help to restore their mental health.

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How Phlebotomy Prepared Me for Medical School

Connor Benton, MD - 6/23/2020 - 4

How working as a phlebotomist turned out to be an excellent preparation for medical school.

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What Can We Learn About Fatherhood From Science?

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 6/19/2020 - 17

A scientist explores what we can learn about fatherhood from the science of the brain, hormones, and behavior. Read more!

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The Phases of a Disaster: Are We Headed Towards Disillusionment? 

Erick Messias, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. - 6/15/2020 - 1

A model of the phases of disaster suggests that we’ve passed through the first four phases and are now headed into the fifth: the phase of disillusionment.

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Getting Hit By a Truck Taught Me the Power of Love

Vicki Howell - 5/20/2020 - 21

After being hit by a truck and critically injured, Vicki learned that the power of love and goodness from strangers can change your life in unexpected ways.

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Do Optimism and Pessimism Impact Health Outcomes?

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 5/9/2020 - 10

Many scientific studies have found links between optimism and better health outcomes. The converse is true for pessimism .

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