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The Story of a Lonely Brain

Prologue:Humans are born to a longer period of total dependence than any other animal we know of, and we also know that mistreatment or neglect during this time often leads to social, emotional, cognitive and mental health problems in later life...

October 1, 2012 — Simon J. Makin

How to improve snail memories with chocolate

"Seriously, it doesn't matter how many times you ask me. I'm never going to remember where he said he was going. I don't even know why you're still here.''"I just don’t believe you.”"Have you looked in his house yet?...

September 30, 2012 — Becky Crew

How an Addict Becomes Homeless

I spend much of my time writing on homeless addicts in the Bronx. I've gotten encouragement on the work that I do, though for transparency's sake, I have to detail the act of my own intellectual and lived ambiguity: I ignore the existence of a soon-to-be-homeless addict in my own life...

September 28, 2012 — Cassie Rodenberg

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