How to Feel Better

Good morning. The organizational psychologist Adam Grant wrote a fascinating piece for The Times this week about languishing, which he calls the forgotten middle child of mental health: a state of void that isn’t burnout, nor depression, but a kind of joyless aimlessness. He thinks it might be the dominant emotion of 2021. Languishing is…

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Why Your Gut Is Your Second Brain

Even Hippocrates argued that all diseases begin in the intestines, including head diseases. But it seems incredible to us: the head and the intestines are not next-door neighbors! However, modern research proves that these two organs are closely interconnected, and the guts are our second brain. In general, the nervous system consists of the central…

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How Bad Is Our Pandemic Drinking Problem?

Even before the pandemic began, some Americans were drinking significantly more alcohol than they had in decades past — with damaging consequences. In 2020, researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (N.I.A.A.A.) found that from 1999 through 2017, per capita consumption increased by 8 percent and the number of alcohol-related deaths doubled,…

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