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Teachers: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

[Epistemic status: This is really complicated, this is not my field, people who have spent their entire lives studying this subject have different opinions, and I don’t claim to have done more than a very superficial survey. I welcome corrections … Continue reading

Race and Justice: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

[EDIT: This post is getting linked a lot now for obvious reasons. Please remember it’s from 2014. There’s been a lot more research on this since then, which I have generally not followed closely. I don’t have a good impression … Continue reading

SSRIs: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

The claim that “SSRIs don’t work” or “SSRIs are mostly just placebo” is most commonly associated with Irving Kirsch, a man with the awesome job title of “Associate Director Of The Program For Placebo Studies at Harvard”. (fun fact: there’s … Continue reading

Wheat: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

After hearing conflicting advice from diet books and the medical community, I decided to look into wheat. There are two sets of arguments against including wheat in the diet. First, wheat is a carbohydrate, and some people support low carbohydrate … Continue reading

Marijuana: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

This month I work on my hospital’s Substance Abuse Team, which means we treat people who have been hospitalized for alcohol or drug-related problems and then gingerly suggest that maybe they should use drugs a little less. The two doctors … Continue reading