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The Bonding Power of Shared Suffering


Labors Lost? Memories of Childbirth


Shared Pain Brings People Together

Despite its unpleasantness, pain may actually have positive social consequences, acting as a sort of “social glue” that fosters cohesion and solidarity within groups. ... More>


Labors Lost? Memories of Childbirth

I’m told, by women I trust, that childbirth is an experience unlike any other. These women have vivid and enduring memories of labor and birth, becoming a mother, giving life. […]... More>


Rx for Sisyphus: Take two Tylenol…

For the French philosopher and writer Albert Camus, the Greek myth of Sisyphus perfectly captured the human condition. Sisyphus was condemned to a life of meaningless activity—pushing a boulder up […]... More>