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Bottling protection against witchcraft

Containers full of nails, hair, blood, thorns, and pins were, centuries ago, used to scare away nefarious spirits.

Oliver Sacks on the healing power of gardens

A neurologist and writer, Sacks noted the importance of green areas to psychological and physiological health.

The Art of Madness (or On Madness in Art)

A book explored the artwork of the mentally ill and profoundly influenced artists from Klee, Ernst, and Dubuffet, to Picasso and Dalí.