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Massive Nature-Inspired Sculptures Explore Growth and Decay

Seattle sculptor John Grade is a land explorer.<p>In a forested area off the well-traveled paths of The Contemporary Austin’s sculpture park at Laguna Gloria, John Grade’s <i>Canopy Tower</i> offers a solitary experience: The 16-foot-tall sculpture hangs high enough off the ground for one person to stand …

Art

29 YA Books About Mental Health That Actually Nail It

From brutally honest to shockingly hilarious, these books get it.<p><i>Note: Responses have been edited for length or clarity.</i><p>For even more suggestions, check out the comments on the original post.

Mental Health

Be mindful of mindfulness: drug-free doesn't mean side-effect free

When it comes to psychiatric treatments, it’s not just mood-altering drugs that can have side-effects<p>My morning pills consist of a multivitamin which I’m pretty sure is useless except for making nutrient-rich urine, an antidepressant which can have the unfortunate side effect of making me happy, …

Mental Health