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“Pharmacy” Asks Us To Consider Medicine and The Fragility of Life

Damien Hirst reminds us that medicine serves only a short-term purpose

Damien Hirst has always been a provocateur of sorts, and is one of contemporary art’s more controversial and well-respected figures. Much of his work explores death and the fragility of life, and his 1992 room-sized installation “Pharmacy” falls neatly into … Continue reading

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U.K. Man Checks Items Off Wife’s Bucket List to Raise Awareness for Early-onset Alzheimer’s

Steve Boryszczuk honors his wife's memory by traveling the world, as they had planned to before she died

Steve Boryszczuk has spent the past few years raising awareness for early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease and simultaneously honoring his wife, who passed away from the disease when she was just 43. He’s done this by checking items off of her personal … Continue reading

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Study Shows Personality Changes From Adolescence to Old Age

Longest personality study ever shows differences in numerous categories

Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that peoples’ personality traits change over long periods of time, much like their physical appearance. The study, published in Psychology and Aging, is the longest personality study of all time. “Personality” can be … Continue reading

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Would You Grow Vegetables in a Graveyard?

Incredible Edible in the UK plants gardens in every public space, including graveyards

To many of us, cultivating the land where we’ve buried a loved one is no strange practice. Every Easter after church (the one day a year we did go to church), my family and I would drive to my father’s … Continue reading

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