As a kid I always loved information that I could get from data and the stories that could be told with numbers. I remember, growing up, I’d be frustrated at how my own parents would lie to me using numbers. “Talithia, if I’ve told you once I’ve told you a… Continue Reading Talithia Williams: Own your body’s data

It was a Sunday afternoon back in April of this year. My phone was ringing, I picked it up. The voice said, “It’s Rebecca. I’m just calling to invite you to my funeral.” I said, “Rebecca, what are you talking about?” She said, “Joy, as my friend, you have to… Continue Reading How nanoparticles could change the way we treat cancer | Joy Wolfram

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast So I want to start by offering you a free no-tech life hack, and all it requires of you is this: that you change your posture for two minutes. But before I give it away, I want to ask you to right now do… Continue Reading Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Krystian Aparta As fashion designers, our decisions have the power to change our culture. We choose who is cast in our runway shows and campaigns, and ultimately, who is celebrated and considered beautiful, and who is not. Having this platform is a responsibility. One that can… Continue Reading Fashion that celebrates all body types — boldly and unapologetically | Becca McCharen-Tran

For a long time, there was me, and my body. Me was composed of stories, of cravings, of strivings, of desires of the future. Me was trying not to be an outcome of my violent past, but the separation that had already occurred between me and my body was a… Continue Reading Eve Ensler: Suddenly, my body

So this is the first time I’ve told this story in public, the personal aspects of it. Yogi Berra was a world-famous baseball player who said, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Researchers had been, for more than a century, studying the immune system as… Continue Reading A “living drug” that could change the way we treat cancer | Carl June

Everybody in our society’s life is touched by cancer — if not personally, then through a loved one, a family member, colleague, friend. And once our lives are touched by cancer, we quickly learn that there are basically three weapons, or three tools, that are available to fight the disease:… Continue Reading Bill Doyle: Treating cancer with electric fields

I’m a pediatrician and an anesthesiologist, so I put children to sleep for a living. (Laughter) And I’m an academic, so I put audiences to sleep for free. (Laughter) But what I actually mostly do is I manage the pain management service at the Packard Children’s Hospital up at Stanford… Continue Reading Elliot Krane: The mystery of chronic pain

What if you could take a pill or a vaccine and, just like getting over a cold, you could heal your wounds faster? Today, if we have an operation or an accident, we’re in the hospital for weeks, and often left with scars and painful side effects of our inability… Continue Reading How we could teach our bodies to heal faster | Kaitlyn Sadtler

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast Life is about opportunities — creating them and embracing them. And for me, that was the Olympic dream. That’s what defined me. That was my bliss. As a cross-country skier and member of the Australian ski team headed towards the Winter Olympics, I was… Continue Reading Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person