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Nurturing hope among patients with cancer and their caregivers is possible and includes coping strategies and exploring realistic goals. (Shutterstock)

Incurable but not hopeless: How hope shapes patients’ awareness of their advanced cancer prognosis

Patients with incurable cancer want to be informed about their disease and its treatment, but must also maintain hope. This inner conflict can affect how they process information about their prognosis.
Nile Rodgers, musician and producer, participates in a demonstration at the COP28 UN Climate Summit, Dec. 6, 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

How to stay hopeful in a world seemingly beyond saving

Embracing hope in the good, alongside recognizing the bad, can reduce eco-anxiety, improve mental health and may just be the key to driving strong and meaningful climate action.
A worker sorts cardboard at a recycling center in Newark, N.J. Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Decades of public messages about recycling in the US have crowded out more sustainable ways to manage waste

New research shows that Americans may have absorbed public messaging about the importance of recycling too well.
While it’s true that the “freedom convoy” revealed deep political polarization, it’s also true that it has provided us with the opportunity to create a more inclusive and participatory democracy. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Democracy is a team sport: What the Olympics can teach us about politics

Rather than tolerating divisiveness and intolerance, we can and we should embrace this important moment to create a more participatory form of democracy.

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