There is no vocabulary for the myriad ways in which a beloved’s secret can burden the person to whom it is revealed, though the possibilities are endless and, like many attempts to capture emotional complexity, quite possibly Germanic: Geheimnisaustausch? Stockholm-secret-keeping syndrome?)
He insists that he is a refugee, and one has to admit there is something to it. He is probably the only Dane who has fled authoritarian Denmark to receive permanent residency in another country for ”humanitarian reasons."
You probably think that you know what influences you when deciding whether to invest your savings in a low-interest checking account or a speculative Internet start-up. But recent studies suggest that when it comes to personal financial matters, we might be affected by invisible, unconscious risk biases that can be triggered by events and circumstances irrelevant to the de
Three years ago, Abby Bales, a personal trainer in New York City, was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Considering what a taboo topic bowel diseases are to many people, most patients would have likely remained silent about their experience. But not Abby. "I have colitis. I had a colostomy bag. I have a J-pouch now. And I am a BADASS," she writes on her fitness blog.
It is far easier to keep secrets of state than secrets of the heart. When the two become conflated, beware. Bradley Manning needed to air the combat footage that haunted him, such as the “Collateral Murder” Apache helicopter attack video, but equally he needed to air his emotional torment. Multiple secrets are, for most people, multiply difficult to contain.
Has Obama really aged ten years since 2008? Would Lincoln's visage preclude him from contemporary politics? Our judgments about faces will always be a blend of science and subjectivity, hard to untangle and rife with intrigue.