Mind & Body


What the Average American Prays For

By Soli Salgado

A new survey illustrates the most popular petitions among Americans, as well as how income, race and religious affiliation affect daily prayer.


Comical Reflections from Cloth Diapering

By Brian Leaf

Father and master yogi reflects on his family's amusing and peculiar immersion into cloth diaper culture.


Neural Hijacking: Your Brain On T. gondii

By Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek

Popular zombie fiction often blames the shambling hordes on an infection that alters brain function. In this case, fact has fiction beat: the T. gondii microbe hijacks human brains already.


Zombie Olfaction: Smells Like Undead Spirit

By Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek

If you’re preparing for the zombie apocalypse, you might want to read up on olfaction—the undead are known to rely on their sense of smell.


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The Case Against Ivy League Schools

By Soli Salgado

Are the country’s most prestigious schools producing the brightest minds, or merely reinforcing class hierarchy?


Oh, the Horror!

By Tim White

Tim White advises a father on his Halloween festivities, which frighten his young child.


Connecting With Nature Provides Companionship

By Catherine Reid

A praying mantis allows one woman to connect with nature while living in Washington D.C.


Alice Walker: Finding Inner Peace and Compassion Through Hardship

By Alice Walker

How participating in the Civil Rights Movement led Alice Walker to find inner peace.



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