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Is Too Much Self-Care Bad For You?

Self-care. As buzzy and hash-tag-worthy a mantra for well-being as it currently is, too much focus on the self — or rather, not enough...

WHY “BE YOURSELF” IS TERRIBLE ADVICE

Self-knowledge is tricky business and often misconstrued. For instance, saying, “I know myself, and I don’t like outdoor festivals” is less about self-knowledge and...

This Gadget is Scientifically-Proven to Help You Lose Weight

As we head into summer, and we are inundated by marketing messages heralding the start of beach season, I’m simultaneously struck by how many...

Don’t Let A Single Story Define You: Rewriting Your Past

When I was in training to become a psychiatrist, an old-school mastermind in the field asked the class what I thought was an obvious...

Asking Questions Makes You Look Smarter

I learned a lot in medical school. How to prescribe the right antibiotic to combat a bacterial infection, how to approach a combative patient,...