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Can You Teach Old Dogs New Tricks?

Can You Teach Old Dogs New Tricks?

You can teach an old dog new tricks, and this old dog wants to learn – Thomas P. O’Neill In February 1983, my grandmother had a stroke that paralysed the right side of her body. The doctors, physiotherapists and family members focused on helping her learn to... read more
What’s The Point In Being Positive?

What’s The Point In Being Positive?

Professor George Lewith* was a doctor who was famous for being kind and optimistic with his patients. In the early 1980s Lewith’s colleague Bruce Thomas said positivity might give patients a good feeling but it didn’t have any health benefits. In response, Lewith... read more
Size Matters

Size Matters

I suppose you could never explain to the most ingenious mollusk that such a creature as the whale existed — Ralph Waldo Emerson The blue whale is larger than any creature known to have roamed the earth. They are longer than two school buses, have tails as wide as a... read more
Hero of Harlem Beats Ayn Rand With Altruism

Hero of Harlem Beats Ayn Rand With Altruism

Volunteering to help others feels good and improves our health. But if serving others benefits us aren’t we just being selfish? Is altruism (doing something for others even if we don’t benefit) even possible? Philosopher Thomas Nagel thinks not. To him altruism is... read more
Doing good can do you good

Doing good can do you good

We feel good when we do a good deed, so there must be a psychological benefit to helping others? But how can we know for sure? The best way to study the health benefits of kind deeds is to look at studies of volunteering. In 2011, Daniel George conducted a randomised... read more
Does marijuana cure depression?

Does marijuana cure depression?

A doctor and a lawyer were talking at a party, but they weren’t having fun because people kept interrupting to tell the doctor about their health problems and ask for free medical advice. After a while, the annoyed doctor asked the lawyer, “How do you stop... read more