Allen Bray

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What It's Like to Have a Suicidal Best Friend

I am frustrated that her medications don't work, the doctors can't seem to help her, and neither can I.<p>I don't remember many details about the first time my best friend told me she wanted to kill herself. She told me as we were sitting in my car, parked in her driveway, staring out my windshield at …

Obama's America

At the 50th anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Selma, the president made the case for American exceptionalism.<p>America is, like all nations, an idea. Unlike many other nations, this idea requires a little articulation. A nation built by waves of immigrants can't rely on Old-World, …

Black History

What to Do If You Get Nauseous When You Exercise

Does breaking a sweat turn your stomach? Here's how to fix that.<p>In high school track practice, we used to joke that it wasn’t a real workout unless someone puked. But exercise-induced nausea is no laughing matter, especially for those who feel those unwelcome waves with nearly every workout.<p><b>"Why,</b> …

Wellness

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

16 Gadgets + Bed Accessories That Want to Help You Sleep Better

This week is Sleep Awareness Week — are you getting enough? While it’s fun to see the sleeping habits of the rich and famous, what your sleeping position says about your relationship and even when the best time is to go to sleep, you can’t really get the full seven to eight+ hours needed unless you …

18 Things You Should Know About Sleep, According To A Sleep Doctor

"The brain craves routine for good sleep."<p>For more on this topic, feel free to browse the Reddit thread or check out Dr. Verma's blog PeerWell.

To Make Better Decisions, Pretend You're Deciding for Someone Else

<i>By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl</i><p>Perhaps the very last person you should turn to for advice is yourself, according to a new post from the Association for Psychological Science, which references research published last year in Psychological Science. We tend to make wiser decisions when thinking …

Like Humans, Apes Make Irrational Economic Decisions

New research suggests that choice biases, such as loss aversion, might be evolutionarily ancient.<p>Just the other day I found myself in the waiting room of an automotive dealership. While my car was being serviced, I flipped through a product brochure. One ad for an oil change boasted that it would …

Critical Thinking

Transformative Experience by L.A. Paul, in conversation with Paul Bloom.

<b>Paul Bloom:</b> Hi Laurie. Your new book <b>Transformative Experience</b>hits the sweet spot: It’s a significant scholarly work, bearing on deep philosophical …

Mark Zuckerberg reveals his one rule for hiring

'It's a pretty good test and it has served me well,' Facebook founder tells audience at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona<p>As the founder of one of the most successful companies on the planet, when <b>Mark Zuckerberg</b> gives job advice it’s a good idea to listen.<p>Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in …

Stress Kills - Unless You Choose To Proactively Combat Its Harmful Effects

The cumulative effects of chronic stress creep up on you slowly. Initially, you may be able to shrug off minor health issues and sleep difficulties and explain away decreased productivity and increased irritability. But eventually, the toll stress takes on your health adds up, and ultimately, it …

5 Surprising Ways Mindfulness Can Change You

In the past few decades, research on meditation and other mindfulness practices has flourished, shedding light on both the way that mindfulness affects the brain and its physical and mental health benefits.<p>Personality scientists are forging new insights about how mindfulness affects human …

Street Workout Spots – find your free local outdoor gym parks in a snap

Dude sent us a little message the other day with a link to his new website which is quite cute. It’s basically a listing of all the free outdoor …

Misao Okawa, born in 1898, is said to be in remarkably good health and says she is ‘very happy’ to be 117<p>The year Misao Okawa was born, Queen Victoria was on the British throne and the Spanish-American war was in its infancy. She married almost a century ago and has been a widow for more than 80 …

Japan

Coach Culpepper: Find Your Tempo

Photo: Scott Draper<i>Increase your aerobic gains by adding tempo runs to your training.</i>Running enthusiasts often love to throw around the term “tempo …

Even if obesity were a disease, exercise may be too bitter a pill

Imagine you’re obese. Would you describe yourself as “diseased”? The American Medical Association would. In 2013, it decided obesity was a disease. …