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Top 10 modern Victorian novels | Books | The Guardian
Narrative tricks minted in the 19th century are still working in contemporary fiction by authors from Margaret Atwood to Sarah Waters
modern  Victorian  novels  literature  books  Guardian 
10 weeks ago
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick? - The New York Times
the placebo effect is a biological response to an act of caring; that somehow the encounter itself calls forth healing and that the more intense and focused it is, the more healing it evokes.
“caring in the context of hope qualitatively changes clinical outcomes.”
placebo  placebos  medicine  health  psychology  chanteys  ritual  caring 
10 weeks ago
Opinion | What America Owes Frederick Douglass - The New York Times
an “unmitigated calamity” of a president under whom, for now, the nation “must stagger.”
Douglass 
10 weeks ago
America's new aristocracy lives in an accountability-free zone | David Sirota | Opinion | The Guardian
Accountability is for the little people, immunity is for the ruling class. If this ethos seems familiar, that is because it has preceded some of the darkest moments in human history
aristocracy  entitlement  Sirota  Guardian  ruling  class  GOP  Trump 
october 2018
The Anger of Brett Kavanaugh
His anger wasn't the problem; the expression of it was.
Sykes  Kavanaugh  SCOTUS  anger  partisan  partisanship 
october 2018
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