I Help People Recover From Disordered Eating. Don’t Give Your Child This App Weight Watchers — now rebranded as WW — has introduced an app called Kurbo, for children 8 to 17 years old. As a registered dietitian who specializes in … Continue reading The anti-fat bias
Extrinsic Motivation: It Might Be Even Worse Than You Thought When Carly Robinson, a researcher at Harvard’s Student Social Support R&D Lab, designed a study with her colleagues to look at the impact of attendance awards, they expected to see … Continue reading License to miss school
America has a housing segregation problem. Seattle may just have the solution. Most American cities have a stark racial divide. In Seattle, the divide runs north to south: North Seattle is largely white; South Seattle is largely not. And as … Continue reading Living in the neighborhood
We’re More of Ourselves When We’re in Tune with Others When musicians have chemistry, we can feel it. There’s something special among them that’s missing when they perform alone. Anyone who’s heard a Mick Jagger solo album knows that’s the … Continue reading Music and nature
How Social Media Shapes Our Identity Last year, I had a strange dream. My father and I were wading in an industrial canal, reminiscent of a subway, as thousands of hatchery-raised fish were being released into it. The fish crowded, … Continue reading The End of Forgetting
Homo gluttonous Ten thousand desert rats, 10,000 fish, 14,000 sheep, 1,000 lambs, 1,000 fat oxen and many more creatures slaughtered, cooked and served: that is how Ashurnishabal of Mesopotamia (883-859 BCE) pampered almost 70,000 guests for 10 days. The Archbishop … Continue reading Are we eating ourselves?
How to Save Your Diversity Program From an Untimely Demise “We just lost our lord.” That was what one employee of an academic medical center told me after her boss, Beth, left. As the head of diversity in the dean’s … Continue reading Diversity and inclusion