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Why Depression Is Rampant in Our Times

When British journalist Johann Hari was 18 years old, he became so depressed he went to his family physician for treatment to end his despair. Hari’s …

The Equalizer: Bill de Blasio vs. Inequality

The New York City mayor has some big ideas, but they may be too much too fast.<p>This past may, Bill de Blasio, the first-term mayor of New York City, traveled south from his home turf to Washington, D.C. He had come to solve America’s problems. “What I’m trying to do with the progressive agenda goes …

This Is What It Feels Like to Treat Depression with Magic Mushrooms

We spoke to a woman who's been trialling a psilocybin micro-dose treatment for a month, and the doctor who devised the method.<p>When Sue* greets me, she's all sparkly eyes and smiles. Beaming, she shakes my hand firmly and, as she sits, talks animatedly about her dash from the office to our meeting. …

12 Incredible Abs Exercises You Should Know

Everything you need to do to get a stronger core without doing a single solitary crunch. For everyone from fitness rookie to hardcore exerciser.<p>Thumbnail from Thinkstock.

From Hermione to U.N. Heroine: Emma Watson’s ‘Badass’ Transformation

The actress impressed observers with a powerful U.N. speech on gender inequality. Expect this ‘goodwill ambassador’s’ profile to only increase.<p>Emma …

Why Obama can’t show his rage: Malcolm X, “Key and Peele” and the personal history behind his cautious Ferguson response

<b>(Comedy Central/Ian White)</b><p>A natural conciliator, stuck between a left that wants more anger and a right just waiting to criticize him for it<p>Sonali Chakravarti<p>September 9, 2014 6:44pm (UTC)<p>The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, is distressing, in part, because it appears that systemic violence against …

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

This is the smell of 2 a.m. - at least if you're on the streets of LA. Street dogs are the best dogs. Bacon wrapped hot dogs (so not kosher or organic, totally terrible for you...but who cares it's 2 a.m.), griddled with onions, jalapeños, and the buns too. Everything sort of cooking together in …

Olivia Wilde Breastfeeds Her Son in Glamour | TV Guide

Olivia Wilde<p>Olivia Wilde used a recent photoshoot for <i>Glamour</i> to make a political statement.<p>In the magazine's September issue, Wilde is shown …

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CBS Sports' David Feherty on His Mental Illness and Pill-Popping: 'He’s Got Every Psychosis There Is'

In THR's annual Sports Issue, the golf analyst opens up about his struggles with addiction, his inability to censor himself and the reason he thinks …

Disorder in the court: Embarrassments pile up for Boehner’s lawsuit

<b>John Boehner (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)</b><p>Key Republicans distance themselves from Boehner’s lawsuit, and its legal backers contradict themselves<p>Simon Maloy<p>July 16, 2014 7:15pm (UTC)<p>It’s getting more and more difficult with each passing day to view John Boehner’s long-shot lawsuit against Barack Obama …

The Case for Reparations: An Intellectual Autopsy

Four years ago, I opposed reparations. Here's the story of how my thinking has evolved since then.<p>The best thing about writing a blog is the presence of a live and dynamic journal of one's own thinking. Some portion of the reporter's notebook is out there for you to scrutinize and think about as …

'The Atlantic's' Ta-Nehisi Coates Builds 'A Case For Reparations'

<i>The Atlantic's</i> Ta-Nehisi Coates describes how the legacy of slavery extends to geographical and governmental policies in America and calls for a "collective introspection" on reparations.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>…

Malaysia plane: Confronting searchers is an ocean full of garbage

BEIJING -- The search and rescue teams working off the west coast of Australia seeking the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 discovered what oceanographers have been warning: Even the most far-flung stretches of ocean are full of garbage.<p>For the first time since the search focused on the south …