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Friday, December 15, 2017
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bicycle bike birthday travel
While we no longer ride out with a lamp and a whistle, cycling today has become a part of life "I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like” are the lyrics of a famous Queen song. Freddie Mercury may never have ridden his bike through Vienna, although he played here often enough, but he...
Homesickness
Previously dismissed as a sign of immaturity, homesickness is now seen by researchers as playing a vital evolutionary role. All it takes is the balmy smell of lilac, the savory taste of pierogi, or the buzzing cacophony of rush hour, and once again, you feel that familiar twinge: homesickness. The triggers are as specific as the experience is universal. Pointedly...
crazy love addiction
Recent research poses that love could be “treated” like an addiction. Are we really going to medicalize l’amour? Most of us know the pleasures of a bar of dark chocolate, the oldest aphrodisiac, while sip- ping an espresso at the end of a long day, releasing bursts of good feeling. But, nothing compares to abandoning yourself to the arms of...
tinder
Old-school bar romancer discovers the matching app phenomenon Tinder “Meeeaaap – wrong answer??!” – twenty-four hours after not replying to Hannah, this message angrily pops up on my smartphone. My first Tinder match had reported she was “interested in me,” even though her heart was “shut at the moment.” This confession stopped me cold; I was uncertain what it actually...
Superhero 
The fight-or-flight response is designed to prepare us for danger, but what really happens, when the adrenaline kicks in? On a bright sunny morning, you are walking down the street, minding your own business, when suddenly you come face-to-face with a hungry lion. Your heart starts pounding; your mind fires to attention.  It’s the biological equivalent of revving an engine:...
medical innovation
Since the 18th century this city has been on the cutting edge of medical innovation. What is the next frontier? Vienna at the fin de siècle was the center of a massive empire that covered 20 percent of Europe. It stretched all the way from the Ukraine to Switzerland, and to the east and south, Hungary, Slovenia, northern Italy and...
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