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60 Mindful Minutes

May 12, 2020

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Most of us have felt like an outsider, or that we just didn’t fit in, at some point in our lives. In her book, Weird: The Power of Being of Outsider in an Insider World, author and staff writer for The Atlantic, Olga Khazan considers the causes, consequences and possible benefits of non-conformity. Drawing upon scientific research and interviews, Khazan shares how we can embrace our weirdness and use it to our advantage.

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Olga Khazan is a staff writer for The Atlantic, covering health, gender, and science. Prior to that, she was The Atlantic’s Global editor. She has also written for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Forbes, and other publications. She is a two-time recipient of the International Reporting Project’s Journalism Fellowship and winner of the 2017 National Headliner Awards for Magazine Online Writing.

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