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Got Fasting on the Brain?
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Got Fasting on the Brain?

Ramadan has begun. For myself, the start of Ramadan marks a sort of “New Year.” I think about the ways in wh
Do Not Reanimate: The Ethics of Bringing Back the Dead for the Silver Screen

Do Not Reanimate: The Ethics of Bringing Back the Dead for the Silver Screen

Scholars, academics and even great Roman philosophers have discussed the power of the visual image. In the context of ne
Even When Scientists Are Silenced, Nature Will Be Heard
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Even When Scientists Are Silenced, Nature Will Be Heard

Recent events have brought forth myriad concerns for Americans, among them, the potential silencing of scientific resear
American Muslims in the Age of Trump

American Muslims in the Age of Trump

As a clinical psychologist, I have the privilege of witnessing the deepest vulnerabilities of the patients who have allo
The Brain Training Hype

The Brain Training Hype

I pull into the parking lot of my local market and take out my phone to review the shopping list. Bread, milk, eggs, 10
Technology’s Dummy Effect

Technology’s Dummy Effect

Henry David Thoreau argued that modern technology is simply an improved means to an unimproved end. While technology has
Fight or Flight? Muslims in America

Fight or Flight? Muslims in America

Fight-or-flight mode. That seems to be the state of the Muslim American community lately. When Muslims aren’t bein
The Religion of Social Media: When Islam Meets the Web

The Religion of Social Media: When Islam Meets the Web

The bare tree branches above Noha Elsayed make the sky look like shattered glass, and a quiet but strong stream of water



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