Mind & Body


The Utne Mens’ Saga

By Eric Utne

From an ocean away, two distant relatives discover that they have more in common than a shared ancestory.


The Potential of Attention

By by Jessica Cohen, special to Utne Reader

Can humans affect physical reality with their minds?


Into the Rafters

By Floyd Skloot, from Harvard Review

Reflections on a football dream cut short.


North Americans Seek Affordable IFV Abroad

By Amy Speier

Learn about the affordable option middle class can pursue to welcome a bundle of joy into their lives.


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One Monsoon

By Don Messerschmidt, from The Common

From a continent away, a young Peace Corps worker senses that all is not well back home.


The Positive Power of Walking

By Jay Walljasper

National summit showcases health, economic, and social justice benefits of walkable communities.


Capturing the Elusive Echo of Why

By Michael Sheehan, from Agni

Seeking meaning in life after decades of alcoholism and apparently random tragedy.


Predicting Antidepressant Efficacy

By Sam Scott, from Stanford Magazine

Using MRIs and patient histories to predict antidepressant effects — or if they're likely to work at all.