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9 Journal Apps to Help You Slay Your 2017 Goals

To say we’re a *tad* obsessed with paper journals might be a little bit of an understatement. But as much as we love our precious diaries, carrying around our everyday journal, bullet journal, fitness journal and gratitude journal can sometimes leave our bag feeling more like a high-school backpack …

Apps

Donald Trump's Authoritarian Politics of Memory

Driven by opportunism, pragmatism, or fear, many begin to forget that they used to think certain things were unacceptable.<p>In <i>The Captive Mind</i>, Czeslaw Milosz tells a story about a man who ventures out in the immediate aftermath of the fall of a regime. Papers full of state secrets lie in the …

Donald Trump

How Silence Rewires Your Brain to Make You More Intelligent

In 2011, the Finish tourism board decided to run a campaign promoting the “silence” you can get by visiting the beautiful country. Along with photos …

Mental health crisis among children as selfie culture sees cases of anxiety rise by 42 per cent in five years, NHS figures show

Soaring numbers of children are being admitted to hospital suffering from anxiety, official figures show.<p>NHS data shows the number of young patients being treated on hospital wards has risen by 42 per cent in just one year, with thousands of pre-teen children receiving such a diagnosis.<p>Experts said …

Spending Time Around Traffic Is Literally Destroying Your Brain

New research finds a marked increase in dementia among those living by busy roadways.<p>The highways around where I live in Portland, Oregon are like congestion voids—black holes or boundless oceans. You go in hoping to reappear elsewhere in the city or beyond, but without any assurance of exiting at …

Dementia

What Does Trump’s Executive Order Against Obamacare Actually Do?

Donald J. Trump ran on a campaign promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. So it should not come as a surprise that he has signed an executive order urging his administration to fight it as much as possible.<p>But that order, alone, won’t allow President Trump to unwind the sprawling health law …

Health Care

I reported on Obama longer than anyone else. Here's what I learned

This new guy named<p>Barack Obamawas speaking forcefully, delivering one of his first speeches as an Illinois lawmaker with such eloquence that I turned up the volume on the squawk box that carried his voice from theSenatefloor to my press room office one floor below.<p>"Who's that?" I asked the …

How To Ditch The Bad Habits That Will Hold You Back This Year

You can’t hope to make progress on your goals if you keep practicing these common bad habits.<p>Before you can have any hope of following through on your New Year Resolutions, you need to get rid of the bad habits that are holding you back at work.<p>Here are eight beliefs and actions you should cleanse …

Employment

Comic Series Takes A Candid Look Inside The Mind Of Someone With Anxiety And Depression

When Holly Hindle draws herself, she draws herself as a bear. For Hindle, 27, bears make her comics more relatable and provide an escape from body …

Mental Health

The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

​Cause of Death: the News

As an addict 2.0, I am always looking to change the way I feel, sometimes by gorging on tragic news stories.<p>There are addicts, and then there are addicts 2.0: those of us who can magically turn anything into a drug. Most recently, I became addicted to researching and consuming updates about a …

Mental Health

28 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

So don't screw them up!<p>We're only kidding — you'll definitely screw them up in some capacity, and that's okay.<p>If you can make at least some of the changes we've listed below — like practicing mindfulness and not sticking around in bad relationships — you'll be in good shape.<p>These ideas are drawn …

Self-improvement