Wellness

How to Feel Better + Other Stories

How to Feel Better + Other Stories

Every week, we corral the best wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend bookmarking. This week: the case for microdosing, an effort to curb overtreatment, and a reflection on the healing powers of nature.

  • Why Do Doctors Overtreat? for Many, It’s What They’re Trained to Do

    Why Do Doctors Overtreat? for Many, It’s What They’re Trained to Do

    NPR

    Some medical educators consider overtreatment—which can be financially and personally costly to patients—an epidemic. That’s why they’re working to break the cycle.

  • You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep—and It’s Killing You

    You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep—and It’s Killing You

    Wired

    “Sleep is a nonnegotiable biological necessity,” says neuroscientist Matthew Walker, who believes that when we lack it, we hurt not only ourselves but also our world at large.

  • Oliver Sacks: The Healing Power of Gardens

    Oliver Sacks: The Healing Power of Gardens

    The New York Times

    A stroll through a garden may just be one of the most restorative, therapeutic pastimes there is. And “in many cases, gardens and nature are more powerful than any medication,” writes the late neurologist Oliver Sacks in this excerpt from a posthumous collection of his writings.

  • Do Microdoses of LSD Change Your Mind?

    Do Microdoses of LSD Change Your Mind?

    Scientific American

    A compelling look at the future of microdosing, which some researchers believes “may activate just the right amount of receptors for us to be our better selves.”

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