Mind & Body


Predicting Antidepressant Efficacy

By Sam Scott, from Stanford Magazine

Using MRIs and patient histories to predict antidepressant effects — or if they're likely to work at all.


Aging and Addicted to Opioids

By Kevin Spurgaitis, from The United Church Observer

When you picture drug abuse, Canadian seniors may not come to mind. But the over-prescription of painkillers has made them another face of the opioid epidemic.


Clear-Eyed Return to the Scene

By Jessica Cohen

A heroin addict finds sobriety and helps others do the same.


Believers Keep the Faith Despite Biblical Distortions

By Richard Smoley

Derived from an experience of revelation, many believe in God, even amidst biblical distortions over centuries.


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Polar Extremes of the Islamic Spectrum

By Taner Edis

From conservative to modern, learn the appearance and speech codes of Islamic self-presentation to interpret the levels of extremes.


To Do the Holding

By Katie Prout, from North American Review

How acknowledging the pain of others can help us heal our own.


Faith on the Front Lines

By Louise Blum, from Fracture

"What sustains me here on this blockade is not religion but collective action—a faith not in the idea of heaven but in the immediacy of Earth"


Without Care There Is No Democracy: A Cognitive Approach to Beating Trumpism

By Utne Reader staff

Cognitive scientist George Lakoff explains how President Trump gets his followers to believe what he says and how progressives can best combat the spread of Trump’s worldview.




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