The Five Lies of Fake Fat Science

The Five Lies of Fake Fat Science

7 min read

I recently joined a boutique health service. My mom’s just gotten her fourth type of cancer and my dad can’t remember anything, and, like many who watch the horrific aging of their parents, I’ve been asking myself more and more,…

A Brief History of Mind Control

A Brief History of Mind Control

3 min read

A few years ago, I dated a man who had been wrongfully imprisoned in a secret U.S. detention camp in Iraq. He’d been accused of terrorism by a co-worker, and then held and tortured for months by U.S. government employees,…

I bet deathbed research is skewed

I bet deathbed research is skewed

3 min read

I haunt Twitter in my spare time these days like the ghost of procrastinating writers, and something I’ve noticed that pops up every few days or so is a tweet about people on their deathbeds. I bet deathbed research is…

Where’d your books go, JR Pomerantz?

Where’d your books go, JR Pomerantz?

2 min read

Good morning, friends! I’m only on my first cup of coffee and it just snowed a little here, and I thought about you, and me, and how I think you always know what’s going on with me because I consider…

Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day!

2 min read

For those of you who may not celebrate Pi Day, or love eating pie but know little about its celebrated homonym, Pi, here’s the lowdown: The symbol for Pi is π. Pi is a mathematical constant that describes the ratio…

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