8 min read · Jul 20th · The most vital quandary of mental health disorders and therapies today is not whether they change the brain but how
A brain-based approach to mental health disorders might also help us invent new treatments.
A crucial scientific challenge of our era will be measuring the cognitive and biological changes occurring in mental health on an individual level, and mapping out their relationships with treatment outcomes.
5 min read · 2019-12-02 · FEATUREs: Originally from Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, and Urdu Definition in the Oxford English Dictionary: “a flexible approach to problem-solving that uses limited resources in an innovative…
5 min read · 2019-12-03 · by Brooks Riley A long time ago, on a mountainside in Liechtenstein, I tuned my transistor radio to the Deutschlandfunk, one of neighboring Germany’s state radio stations whose broadcast range leaked…
6 min read · 2019-11-11 · After the 2008 election, the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza reported that Obama had told his incoming political director, Patrick Gaspard, “I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I …
5 min read · 2019-11-13 · David Bowie has been canonised, and his cultural enthusiams are obsessed over. John O’Connell and William Collins appreciate his pick’n’mix habits, but have they forgotten the music?
9 min read · 2019-11-14 · Ishaq Bar-Moshe started writing books in Arabic two decades after he emigrated from Iraq to Israel. It was a radical choice, given that the language aroused deep antipathy in Israel — but Bar-Moshe…
~15 min read · From 2018 ·
Upon hearing of Italo Calvino’s death in September of 1985, John Updike commented, “Calvino was a genial as well as brilliant writer. He took fiction into new places where it had never been before, and back into the fabulous and ancient sources of narrative.” At that time...
~15 min read · 2019-10-06 · Learning to write is learning to think, because writing is thinking. They are two peas in a powerful pod. This article goes over my writing process, focused on minimizing the activation energy to get…
Self-doubt can be an ally. This is because it serves as an indicator of aspiration. It reflects love, love of something we dream of doing, and desire, desire to do it.
Because at its core, writing is simple: it’s a method of sharing your thoughts.
3 min read · 2019-09-25 · Last year, the New York Public Library released an experiment to put the full text of novels in its Instagram Stories. Today, an estimated 300,000 people are reading books this way.