Mind & Body


Invisibilia Podcast: The Woman Who Feels Everything

by Lindsey Kennedy

A new NPR podcast looks at life with Mirror Touch Synesthesia.


On Being Podcast: Gordon Hempton on Sound, Silence, and Sense of Place

by Lindsey Kennedy

"We're all born listeners."


A Nurse’s Case for Secular Morality

By Phil Zuckerman

One man finds secular morality in the longstanding Golden Rule, which he argues prevailed long before we decided that it came from a God, drawing from an evolutionary necessity.


Paper Mooning

By Tim White

Tim White advises a college student who's questioning her ethical standards after considering plagiarism.


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Perfect Imperfection

By Sarah Gorham

The human capacity to imagine perfection sets you up for a losing battle. Sarah Gorham’s “Study in Perfect” offers a creative and emotionally poignant glimpse into the illusive promise of perfection, and the humanizing (and more likely) results of imperfection.


Utne Reader Bookshelf: Mind & Body

A selection of books that pique our interest.


Too Close for Kissing

By Tim White

Tim White shares his advice with a woman who’s uncomfortable with the type of physical affection common in her boyfriend’s family.


Go Fix Yourself!

By Tim White

Tim White shares his brutally honest opinion with a disappointed dad who’s ashamed of his openly gay son.