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We Are What We Consume

We have often heard “you are what you eat.” This is literally true. Our bones, muscles, tendons, and organs are made up of atoms that

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Desert Orchids

If you tried to grow an orchid in the desert, it would go poorly. Orchids need high humidity, consistent, warm temperatures, and moderate light under

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Mechanical Happiness

The ancient philosophers tried to understand what makes us happy. Modern academics study the question, and try to come up with answers. It is such

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Life on Endless Repeat

I recently heard about a thought experiment that was useful to me, so I thought I’d share it. This is not a new idea– it

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Responding in Three Stages

I have written before about seeing addiction as a maladaptive response to distress. Seen in this way, addiction is chemical coping– habitually using a substance

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Why Do You Work?

For many of us, going to work every day is simply something that we do. Oftentimes, we do not really pause and consider why it

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