Mind & Body

The Modern Ego and How It Affects Human Behavior

By Jalaja Bonheim, Ph. D.

In order to take care of ourselves and others, we must acknowledge the wisdom of our ego.

Diagnosing the 21st Century Health Care Dilemma

By Sharon R. Kaufman

Discover the basic factors that are contributing to inflated health care costs and, ultimately, shaping the American medical experience.

Floating in a Sensory Deprivation Tank

by Utne Reader staff

Discover the history and benefits of sensory deprivation tanks.

Utne Reader Podcasts - Abstract Notions

Utne Reader editor Christian Williams explores the nature of consciousness through art, culture, and spirituality in the Abstract Notions podcast.


A Good Place for Everyone to Walk

By Jay Walljasper

Movement for health and happiness for low-income families, people of color and immigrants.

Blurred Lines: Boys, Booze and Sexual Boundaries

By Helen Wildfell

The lines dictating sexual boundaries and consent can be blurred when substance is involved and privilege is assumed.

Poisoned by Industrial Pollution

By Dan Fagin

A cancer-ravaged man and his mother work to expose corporate practices of environmental pollution in their town.

Twenty Hours and Ten Minutes of Therapy

By Allison Green, from The Gettysburg Review

Reflections at 50 on being young, scared, and coming out.