Currently Creasing: Week of September 9
Here’s what our team has for you to bookmark & read this week
What If We Stopped Pretending? The climate apocalypse is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it, says Jonathan Franzen in his cultural comment.
Our Editor-in-Chief & Master’s in Nursing student Almila Kakinc-Dodd’s institute Johns Hopkins Opens New Center for Psychedelic Research: The research center, with $17 million from donors, aims to give “psychedelic medicine” a long-sought foothold in the scientific establishment.
How High Heat Can Impact Mental Health: A new NPR probe found low-income areas in dozens of major U.S. cities are more likely to be hotter than wealthier ones, and people with severe mental illness are impacted by that increase in heat.
The Secret Power of Menopause: Why the end of fertility doesn’t mark the start of decline—and may even help explain our success as a species.
My Apps Are Questioning My Mood: A “Mood App” encouraged me to click “emotion bubbles” to assess my emotions. But do I really need an app to explore my feelings?
We are still mourning, Toni Morrison’s Cosmos: Like a new planet, she shifted the flow of gravity in American culture.
The Future of Food: Between the growing global population, threat of climate change, and impact of relying on processed food, it’s become obvious that the world can’t keep eating like it has.
Just for fun, Scrunchies Are Little Rainbow Reminders That Millennials Are Old: There’s a reason the return of retro trends bothers so many people.