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Float On, sensory deprivation, floaters, Restricted Environmental Stimulation

Is sensory deprivation an escape from or toward the fatigue and distractions of the digital life?

Kurt Vonnegut

An excerpt from the new eBook Vonnegut by the Dozen: Twelve Pieces by Kurt Vonnegut.

Supreme Court

The unanimous decision is a victory for patients, women, scientists, doctors, researchers and human kind.

Myriad

The outcome will effect far more than just the genetic test for breast cancer.

Saxby Chambliss

It’s the height of hypocrisy: They call for repeal of the law but plead for its dollars on behalf of constituents.

Sen. Patty Murray

With a two-seat gain while chair of the DSCC and a successful effort to get a budget through the Senate under her belt, Patty Murray has become a major force in the Senate.

John Kitzhaber

This third-term governor is rethinking healthcare and education with holistic, community-based programs.

Myriad genetic testing

In the wake of Angelina Jolie’s well-intentioned exhortation for “every woman” to explore their risk of breast cancer, one company stands to make a staggering profit.

chemical fire

How Americans unwittingly entered—and become exposed to biohazards in—the greatest uncontrolled experiment ever launched.

Still from TV show Homeland with two characters

Afflicted with a mental disorder, Carrie Mathison is an unlikely American hero, and seems a bad bet besides.

Blogs

In a 6-2 decision, the Court prohibited the government from requiring organizations to espouse specific ideas in order to receive funding.

June 20, 2013

In a significant win for public health, the Justices called the pledge a violation of the First Amendment.

June 20, 2013

Health insurance companies have already raised millions to defeat a measure in 2014 to block unjustified rate hikes. 

June 17, 2013

New York’s new bike-share program could represent a comeback for bicycles, the impending disappearance of which was prematurely declared in The Nation eighty years ago.

June 1, 2013

The US can learn a lot from Australia’s new medical abortion policy.

April 26, 2013

GoFundMe donations are a good Band-Aid for a bad system, but can’t we harness America’s generosity in service of better social programs?

April 26, 2013

There’s nothing healthy about shaming people for their bodies.

April 25, 2013

Rooting out "thinspiration" in social media is a start, but we must not turn "thinspo" into a scapegoat.

April 23, 2013

Will Justices agree that requiring HIV service providers to oppose prostitution is necessary for ending AIDS?

April 22, 2013

Being able to stay home sick keeps workers and children healthy and businesses profitable.

April 3, 2013