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Donald Trump, You Failed: An English Teacher Speaks to Trump Supporters

I taught freshman English at the college level for almost 20 years. My courses covered the typical freshman comp essentials: the five-paragraph essay, critical thinking, logical fallacies, and clarity of language.<p>I think that's why today's political climate creates so much despair in me. As a …

Procrastinate Better

Ask yourself, is all that wasted time really rewarding? And other tips from Charles Duhigg, who wrote the book on productivity.<p>Why is it that the more work I have to do, the more the internet beckons me into its endless maw of distraction? <i>Oh Lord</i>, I will say, appealing both to myself and to …

Gove's thunderbolt and Boris's breaking point: a shocking Tory morning

Johnson backers gasp as justice secretary’s entry into leadership race propels their man from favourite to non-runner<p>Boris Johnson learned that his old Oxford University friend Michael Gove had betrayed him at the same time as the public did.<p>The former London mayor was still favourite to be …

Boris Johnson

What No One Tells You About The Benefits Of Napping

<b>Birds do it, bees seem to do it</b>, and we all KNOW cats do it. So let's do it, too. Let's take a nap. Seriously, though: whenever people talk about naps, someone inevitable claims they can't nap during the day; they simply can't fall asleep, or when they do nap, they wake up groggy and unable to …

Exclusive: London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Religious Extremism, Brexit and Donald Trump

Sadiq Khan, 45, was declared the new mayor of London in the early hours of Saturday, becoming the most powerful Muslim politician in Europe. A …

One in six pensioners lives in a millionaire household

The state pension has just risen by the highest amount in 15 years, and the Tory Party boasts that this is a result of the ‘difficult decisions’ it has taken. This is odd, because no one else is being told about dividends from such decisions. In fact, Osborne’s deficit is still massive so he can’t …

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

Mindfulness

Congrats: You Are Officially a Superorganism

One of the most interesting fields of study today is the gut-brain axis, a burgeoning topic with vast implications that we are now, for the first time, starting to appreciate. The gut, or gastrointestinal tract -- the long tube that starts at your mouth and ends at your, well, you know -- is your …