The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Musings on the introspective life.
New proof that Alcoholics Anonymous is a good bet.
You can improve your immunity with your mind.
My support magically emerged when I got sick with COVID-19 alone.
You can build up muscle at home or in the park.
If you're coming out of quarantine, you may need to brush up your conversation skills.
Losing your quarantine weight is a chance to change your bad habits for a lifetime.
You didn't know you read lips? Now you do. Hearing masked communication is hard.
You may be more vulnerable to online dating scams now--don't ignore your doubts!
You may think you're less intelligent than you are just because you have older siblings.
You can beat sugar cravings more easily than you'd think.
Many people may not return to in-person therapy sessions after the shutdown lifts.
Antibody tests are a bad basis for any personal decision, I hope you can avoid that hard choice.
You may not know which child your mother would prefer to take care of her.
Snacking during the day is fine—as long as you stay away from "hyperpalatable" foods.
Don't let a partner use "social distancing" to control you. If he's threatening to kick you out of the house if you break his rules, look for options.
Cooped up in your home, now is the time to ask each other questions. Take turns, and listen to the answers. Sounds simple? Do it.
Are fake meat burgers really good for you? It depends on what you’d be eating instead.
Growing up with a hoarder just gets worse when your parent ages.
Noise pollution can destroy synapses and make you struggle to understand conversation.
A third of teens—more boys than girls—reported abusive behavior.
Guns don't help people sleep, even in neighborhoods they consider dangerous.
Acupuncture may reduce inflammation and pain.
Noise hurts your hearing and can increase your chances of breast cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Stay away from alcohol if you're afraid of cancer.
You can cultivate hopefulness without being impractical.
Yes, your dog can relieve your anxiety.
Once upon a time, you wouldn't have known you had a mind. All you had was a soul.
To get yourself to complete an unpleasant task, remind yourself of the happy consequences of finishing up.
Trauma symptoms don't necessarily mean you have PTSD, if they go away within a month.
Parents who learn not to accommodate a child's anxiety can match the results of sending your child to a cognitive behavioral therapy program.
Temma Ehrenfeld is a New York-based science writer, and former assistant editor at Newsweek.