Rethinking Grief (The Atlantic)
by Hilda Bastian
The internet is awash with information and advice for people dealing with grief, but very little of it is backed up by clear research. Could better information help people who are in the middle of the most painful of experiences?
The Trouble with “Animism” (The Conversation)
by Justine Buck Quijada
In the face of ecological devastation, some people are turning to “animism” to reconfigure their relationships with the non-human parts of the world. But animism is a term with a troubling backstory. Should that change how we think about it?
Planning for Mental Illness (Slate)
by Tania Gergel
The question of how to respect the autonomy of a person going through a mental health crisis can be a sticky one. Preparing advanced directives may help.
Engineering the Bestseller List (Public Books)
by Jordan Pruett
If a novel sells a huge number of copies, it’s a bestseller, right? Not necessarily. A close look at the New York Times bestseller list tells a different, and more interesting, story.
What a 69-Percent Decline in Wildlife Populations Really Means (Vox)
by Benji Jones
A striking report highlights the loss of biodiversity over the past fifty years. But its topline number could be misleading, and misunderstanding the data could make it harder to look for solutions.
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