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The stories we wrap around ourselves, our neighbors. our children. The invisible stories we struggle against.
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The social media behemoth wants you to use their platform less, not more, than before.
In the 1970s, the Australian moral philosopher Peter Singer began to argue that it is ethical to give parents the option to euthanise infants with disabilities.
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While it can often be tempting to unfollow friends who have differing political views than you, one philosopher tells us why we should embrace, rather than shun, such challenges to our worldviews.
Envisioning all possible outcomes is far healthier than only praying for the best.
Married people even do better during the so-called middle-age slump.
New research from the American Psychological Association states that money doesn't affect if you're happy, but does influence how you find happiness.
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