Shadow of a man sitting in window overlooking lake with text reading article title and author name.
Shadow of a man sitting in window overlooking lake with text reading article title and author name.
Creeping Normality. Photography Credit: Noah Silliman

Psychology’s most insidious problem can ruin everything from your business to your romantic relationship. Learn how to recognize it and prevent it from impacting you.

  1. Oblivious to the incremental changes, you boil to death smiling, as the frog did in the popular children’s fable.
  2. You eventually notice the water is damagingly hot, and suddenly, calamitously leap from surface…

You may soon see hospital staff wearing mechanical exoskeletons.

Exoskeletons. Image Credit: CrayX, BackX, Laevo. Images reproduced with permission.

A recent pilot study out of France shows that Intensive Care Unit (ICU) providers may benefit from the use of wearable exoskeletons, particularly when lifting and positioning COVID-19 patients.


Uncovering the hidden meaning in Orwell’s ever-relevant Shooting an Elephant.

Photo of George Orwell with superimposed elephant photo and text reading title of article
Photo of George Orwell with superimposed elephant photo and text reading title of article
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons; SnappyGoat

In Shooting an Elephant, Orwell describes an incident where he was called to respond to an elephant that had become aggressive and was ravaging a town. It had destroyed a garbage truck, killed a cow, chased locals, and otherwise wreaked elephantly-havoc before Orwell got the call. Eventually, death would strike more than the cow.


Wearing face masks since before it was cool.

Man staring at icicles during winter, text overlaying reading trapped in a pandemic with hypochondria
Man staring at icicles during winter, text overlaying reading trapped in a pandemic with hypochondria
Image credit: Hannah Everage

Pointing out that I’m no stranger to medical anxiety might prompt an exhausted chuckle from those around me. By that objective measure, having elicited responses ranging from frequent rolling of eyes, to my doctor once losing his shit and flailing his arms in frustration with me, one could reasonably draw the conclusion that I had clinical hypochondria.


“There are no atheists in foxholes.” It’s a popular war-time proverb that Eisenhower once famously echoed during a 1954 television broadcast. The idea is that one can never be certain enough of the absence of a personal god to forego a ‘Hail-Mary’ prayer in truly dire times.

Justen Rhyle Everage

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