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Karma

The inner journey through an uncharted landscape can be fraught with contradictions of thought, emotion, experience, and action.

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Great Circle

I was born to be a wanderer.

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The Better Brain

Like almost all scientists, we also struggled with the concept of nutritional treatment of mental disorders when we first began our research, but once we engaged with the science, we realized that this kind of approach has amazing potential.

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Protector

The king of Persia looked across the heart of Athens.

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Project Hail Mary

“What’s two plus two?”

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The Misadventures of Polly Gillespie

Scars: the New Black, and how to wear them this year!

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The Mirror Book

When the writer who was born into the family (and finished it) goes on to have his own family, does he keep up his truth-telling ways?Is he as cold-eyed a critic of his own handiwork?

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The Prison Healer

Looking down at the boy strapped to the metal table before her, Kiva Meridan leaned in close and whispered, “Take a deep breath.”

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Mirror Man

He opened the new bag of coffee beans and inhaled, relishing the toasted aroma that his favourite brand of arabica gave off.

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Spellbound

‘He weighs four kilos and two kilos of that is fluff! How can he occupy so much space?’

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The Sunflower Sisters

No one suspected the blond boy’s cargo as he drove his crude pony cart through the streets of Charleston.

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The Chase

From where she sat at the back of the bus, the driver’s death was a confusing spectacle to Emily Jackson.

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Win

The shot that will decide the championship is slowly arching its way toward the basket.

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Silver Linings

Auckland-based Method Digital is a digital-led creative agency.

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Her Say

In jail he had made all these promises – ‘When I come out, I’m going to change’ – and when he came out he broke every single one of them, one after another. And to top it off, because he lived with us, my family started seeing this about him.

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House of Hollow

I was ten years old the first time I realised I was strange.

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Everything Changes

Not many people shift house because the dog killed the neighbour’s cat, a blue-eyed Himalayan worth a thousand dollars, but that is what we’re doing.

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