Stories by Larry Schwartz

Larry Schwartz is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer with a focus on health, science and American history.    subscribe to Larry Schwartz's feed

Posted on: Jan 30, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A new study explores some of the most common myths about this uncommon experience.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Bill Clinton once said America would be a lot better off if our leaders slept more.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A new book sheds some light on popular myths.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Trump never met a crazy idea he didn’t like.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Who knew that “Animal House” was a documentary?

Posted on: Nov 2, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Pruning the overgrown garden of our mind is one of five leading theories.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Common desktop items like keyboards and mice may be teeming with harmful bacteria.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Countless cold remedies promise to end your misery. Most won't.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Your gut is telling you something. Listen!

Posted on: Oct 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Teenagers seem most at risk, according to Danish scientists.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Our anxieties are misplaced, to say the least.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet

New studies on dementia give hope for the future.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Hint: when you stop at a gas station, the grossest thing may not be the bathroom.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Any positive effects from orally taking GABA are likely the result of the placebo effect.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A new survey suggests men and women may dream differently.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2016, Source: AlterNet

It may not be a superfood, but beer has lots of benefits.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Just how much do you know about your mattress?

Posted on: Aug 30, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Fascinating data shows life was hell just a century ago.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A new study says yes.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2016, Source: AlterNet

They don't call them the golden years for nothing.

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