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Reads tagged with “health”

Children’s Endearing Letters to Judy Blume About Masturbation, and the Beloved Author’s Response
Children’s Endearing Letters to Judy Blume About Masturbation, and the Beloved Author’s Response

“Dear Judy, I want to ask you a very important question…”

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Sleep and the Teenage Brain
Sleep and the Teenage Brain

How a seemingly simple change can have a profound effect on everything from academic performance to bullying.

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The History of Medicine in 250 Milestones
The History of Medicine in 250 Milestones

From witch doctors to human cloning, a visual chronology of the human quest to master health.

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How To Run Right
How To Run Right

You’ve been doing it wrong — 5 do’s and don’ts.

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Digesting the Most Important Food Politics Book of the Past 50 Years
Digesting the Most Important Food Politics Book of the Past 50 Years

Up close and personal with a book whose highest aspiration is to one day be quaint.

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Artist Matt Freedman’s Courageous Visual Diary of Cancer
Artist Matt Freedman’s Courageous Visual Diary of Cancer

A graphic chronicle emanating honesty and humor — our two greatest weapons in the face of helplessness.

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The Best Science Books of 2012
The Best Science Books of 2012

From cosmology to cosmic love, or what your biological clock has to do with diagraming evolution.

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Christopher Hitchens on Mortality
Christopher Hitchens on Mortality

“To the dumb question ‘Why me?’ the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: Why not?”

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Beautiful Stop-Motion Animated Film About the Progression of Alzheimer’s
Beautiful Stop-Motion Animated Film About the Progression of Alzheimer’s

A textured, tactile journey of abstraction.

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The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works, in Vibrant Vintage Illustrations circa 1959
The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works, in Vibrant Vintage Illustrations circa 1959

“Two hearts could provide enough energy to drive a truck around the world in two years.”

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