Stories by Anneli Rufus

Anneli Rufus is the author of several books, most recently The Scavenger's Manifesto (Tarcher Press, 2009). Read more of her work at scavenging.wordpress.com. subscribe to Anneli Rufus's feed

Posted on: Aug 4, 2016, Source: Spirituality and Health

Did someone you loved rob you by demanding all of your attention, always, while giving you none?

Posted on: Feb 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Why do I simultaneously want to flaunt my brand-new work of art and kick it to oblivion?

Posted on: Jul 22, 2015, Source: Psychology Today

Renaming oneself is half-blessing, half-curse. Identity issues, anyone?

Posted on: Mar 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Our bowels are the ID cards of our bodies, charting our recent histories with terrifying accuracy.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Cold cereal, donuts and orange juice are breakfast staples because somebody somewhere wanted money.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The older we get, the more attractive we become to fraudsters.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Here are some alternatives to avoid getting fleeced.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

For most of history, meals were very variable.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2014, Source: Jeremy P. Tarcher

"An uncritical endorsement of high self-esteem may be counterproductive and even dangerous."

Posted on: Mar 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It might be urban legend, sheer magic or divine wrath, but even detectives and coroners are willing to take the idea seriously.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We have reached a point where chefs and chocolatiers will stick almost anything into or onto chocolate and stand back smilingly awaiting our applause.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Asking friends for loans is like asking them for sex: Whatever happens, the relationship will never be the same again.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Biodynamic farming produces wholesome, pesticide-free food and drinks -- but the methods are a little out of the ordinary.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The global market for non-sugar sweeteners is expected to reach nearly $10 billion by 2016. But what's in this stuff, and is it worth the switch?

Posted on: Mar 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Recent studies connect eating gluten with autism, schizophrenia, lymphoma, lupus, multiple sclerosis, infertility, chronic numbness, severe balance problems and more.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new study from Stanford says that pain is neither gender- nor race-neutral.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Chefs are taking sustainability to new heights by gazing into the depths: that is, at what would otherwise be deemed not fit to eat.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

It's a massive paradigm shift: Raised on steak, we're now facing a dung-beetle future.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

We all know that drinking too much can be bad for us; but did you know that drinking too little could be hazardous?

Posted on: Nov 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Somewhere along the way, the very idea of intelligence became politicized. An IQ blackout descended.

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