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Math reveals the six plots of fiction (and yoga).

Messy room affecting your mood? These pessimistic pigs agree!

Money buys happiness—if you pay in advance.

That smile makes you look like a sucker.

Arrival, CP Snow, and a place for the humanities.


Julia F. P. Ostmann writes from Southern California about nineteenth-century mushrooms, hybrid burritos, and brain science. Next year she’s excited to move into Stephen Hawking’s old dorm at Cambridge, where she'll be studying history and philosophy of science. If you follow her at @JuliaOstmann, she will probably retweet you. More from this author →