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The Problem with “Smart” New Years’ Goals
There’s a name for the sudden spur of motivation we often feel at New Year’s—the fresh start effect. You might also feel it on your birthday, at the start of the school year, or during other new beginnings. It has the potential to bring genuine, posi
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Why Discovering Martians Could Be Disappointing: There are two kinds of extraterrestrial life with very different implications.
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The 5 Most Popular Nautilus Blog Posts in 2019: Readers’ favorite posts explore a Dutch cure for stress and memories you can inject.
The Simple Dutch Cure for Stress Since reading this November post, by Alice Fleerackers, I haven’t been able to go for a jog in the wind without “uitwaaien” springing to mind. It is one of those difficult to translate words, from the Dutch, that mean