What We’re Reading – November 2019

Tired of sifting through the endless sources of content online? We rounded up some of the most interesting articles and podcasts we read and listened to this month. Organized from shortest to longest, including an estimated read time

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Where should we begin?

Podcast by Esther Perel MA, LMFT

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Step into Esther Perel’s office and listen in on one-time only therapy sessions—with real couples. This podcast is in its third season and is a fascinating look into the complexities of modern relationships.

Find out what words were first used in print the year you were born

October 20, 2019

The year I was born was the year that “robocall” was first used in print. Other year highlights include “boom box,” “autocorrect,” “gender confirmation surgery” and “Instagram.” Is this information I need to know? Probably not.
Is it information that’s fun to know? Absolutely.”

2 minute read

Safety first: the short, simple guide to securing all your passwords

The Guardian
October 23, 2019 


It comes round earlier every year: bad password day. “Your annual reminder that you should install a password manager and randomise your passwords, lest you end up mocked in the national press for securing your precious secrets behind the unhackable protection of “passw0rd!”.

6 minute read

Be humble, and proudly, psychologists say

NY Times
October 21, 2019


Now that humility is attracting some research attention, Dr. Van Tongeren said, there are a number of open questions, including whether it can somehow be taught, or perhaps integrated into psychotherapy.

7 minute read

How children get hooked on sugary drinks

NY Times
October 22, 2019 

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Although beverage companies have been developing healthier options like blends of juice and water, the report found that the packaging and marketing of these products often leaves parents confused.

8 minute read

When Therapists Get Together to Talk About Our Patients

Lori Gottlied for Medium

A therapist confronts her own issues in relation to her most difficult patient. A reminder that talking to colleagues can “help reexamine not just our patients, but ourselves in relation to our patients.”

11 minute read 

Why you never see your friends anymore

The Atlantic
November 2019 


Today few of us have workdays that are consistent. Research found that 80 percent of American workers paid by the hour have fluctuating schedules. Many employers now schedule hours using algorithms…The algorithms are designed to keep labor costs down, but they also rob workers of set schedules.”

15 minute read 

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