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Are We Doomed? Here’s How to Think About It

I was more than charmed by the students, I admit. Their temperaments were brighter than my own, their thoughts more…

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The Secrets of Suspense | The New Yorker

In my dreams, the baby could talk. A one-day-old, apparently understanding the conversation going on around her crib, suddenly weighed…

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Why We’re Turning Psychiatric Labels Into Identities

To name something—to separate it from the rest of existence and bestow a label on it—is a foundational act. It…

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The Battle for Attention | The New Yorker

On a subway train not long ago, I had the familiar, unsettling experience of standing behind a fellow-passenger and watching…

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