Chris Plante

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Leonard Cohen, Judaism's Bard

Throughout his career, the singer’s heritage and faith suffused his music.<p>Robert Zimmerman became Bob Dylan, Allen Konigsberg became Woody Allen, but Leonard Cohen stayed Leonard Cohen. Coming of age at a time when showbusiness demanded Jews not make their background too obvious, Cohen was happy to …

Leonard Cohen

A record-setting ultrarunner says the thing people don't get about 100-mile races is the role of the brain

At mile 90.5 of the 2013 Desert Solstice race in Phoenix, Arizona, Zach Bitter knew he was on track to set the American record for a 100-mile race, but he knew he was pushing his body to the limit. He'd run four hours around a track going one direction, four hours around that same track going the …

The Brain

4 Ways to Become a Better Parent, According to Science

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i><p>And if you don’t understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

Parenting

The Book on Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift, who is now twenty-six, has been famous since before the Obama Administration. Her last tour sold two and a half million tickets, at an average price, in the U.S., of three hundred and eighty dollars. The past decade in pop music has been marked by Swift’s shrewd, thrilling …

Taylor Swift

What did Bobby Kennedy do when the going got rough? He read.

Feeling stressed about US politics? Maybe you should take a break and read. RFK would have.<p>In one of the most hotly contested political seasons in …

Want to Raise Down-to-Earth Kids? It Helps to Know a Little Psychology

Know the psychology of how kids become brats so you can effectively fight back.<p>The rap on young people is that they're entitled and narcissistic. They think the world revolves around them and owes them something. They're brats, basically.<p>Is this true?<p>Absolutely not, reply a whole host of …

Psychology

The Amazing Adolescent Brain

It appears that the brain changes characteristic of adolescence are among the most dramatic and important to occur during the human life span.<p>There …

Free Will or Free Won't? What Neuroscience Says About the Choices We Can and Can't Make.

Do you have free will? This question has been on the minds of philosophers for millennia. More recently, neuroscientists have attempted experiments …

The Brain

Your internal monologue during a workout determines success: study

If you exercised outdoors this summer, there’s a good chance you cursed the record-breaking heat – and in doing so, you made it feel worse.<p>According to a new study from environmental physiologists at Brock University, the internal monologue running through your head as you struggle through a …

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

The Brain

Researchers identify method of creating long-lasting memories

DALLAS – Sept. 7, 2016 – Imagine if playing a new video game or riding a rollercoaster could help you prepare for an exam or remember other critical …

Is Your 'Self' Just an Illusion?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "</i><i>Closer to Truth</i><i>," a public television series and online resource that features the world's</i> …

Illusion

The Book That Taught Me What I Want to Teach My Daughter

Long before I had my daughter, I began collecting the books I thought would be important to our life together: “Goodnight Moon” and “Eloise” and “Frog and Toad” and “Owl at Home” and “Mouse Soup.” I stockpiled picture books by Cynthia Rylant and Patricia Polacco and Ezra Jack Keats. These were the …

Parenting

The Women Succeeding in a Men’s Professional Baseball League

On Friday night, at Albert Park, in San Rafael, California, the Sonoma Stompers ran onto the pitching mound, hugged one another, laughed, and sprayed champagne. Jose Flores, their six-foot-four closer, had just sailed a fastball by the San Rafael Pacifics slugger Brent Gillespie, leaving the bases …

Sports

Want Your Kids to Love the Outdoors? Put Them In Forest Kindergarten

The outdoor industry wrings its hands while trying to figure out how to get more kids outside. Maybe it should look at supporting programs that teach …

Kids

Want to hike Point Reyes? Try this four-day backpacking trip

In the late 16th century, British explorer Sir Francis Drake is thought to have stopped at Point Reyes during a round-the-world journey. The ship's chaplain wrote a description of the landscape and complained about "the stinking fogges" that shrouded the headlands in summer.<p>That hasn't changed.<p>The …

Travel

Parents and Inheritance

A two-part primer for parents and their children.<p>With an unprecedented transfer of wealth under way, many parents fret that the younger generation may not be ready for it. Here’s a look at how both generations might alleviate concerns and best prepare for the responsibility that comes along with …

Bank of America

Sojourner Truth, Photography, and the Fight Against Slavery

Sunday, July 31, 2 PM<p>Create your own personal carte de visite inspired by those on view in <b>Sojourner Truth, Photography, and the Fight Against Slavery</b>.<p>…

Photography

Photo History: How Sojourner Truth Used Photography to End Slavery

It's history month at Pro Photo Daily.A number of articles and exhibitions concerning photo history have been turning up lately, and we will be …

Photography

Hillary Clinton writes op-ed to win over Mormons in Utah: Will it work?

Hillary Clinton has begun to target disenchanted Republican Mormons seeking an alternative to Donald Trump, leaving many torn.<p>In Utah, a …

How to Live Wisely

Imagine you are Dean for a Day. What is one actionable change you would implement to enhance the college experience on campus?<p>I have asked students this question for years. The answers can be eye-opening. A few years ago, the responses began to move away from “tweak the history course” or “change …

Harvard

17 head-turning ideas for your front garden

It's easy to get caught up in planning a grand landscaping design for your back garden, while totally forgetting about the front of your house. We're …

Gardening

Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2015 is still worth discovering and pondering today.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring some …

Journalism

51 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Advice From Books

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” —John Steinbeck<p>We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the best pieces of advice they’ve gotten from books. Here are some of their best responses.<p>2. “Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or …

Roadtrip Guide: Cruising the California Coastline from LA to SF | VIVA Lifestyle & Travel

So, you want to take the famous drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Too many people decide to roadtrip the fastest and easiest route (state …

San Francisco Bay Area

5-Minute Expert Guide to Running in Humid Weather

Summer is here, and runners everywhere are sweating buckets. But just because the heat is on doesn’t mean you’ll be forced to skip runs or stay …

Weather

Learn to Run a Fast Mile With This Training Plan

If you’re bored with running down long stretches of road, here’s your chance to add some variety by taking your running to the track. Nike’s latest …

Fitness

Hill Workouts For Every Distance Runner

How do you know what hill workouts are best for your distance? Now that I’ve convinced you that running hills is beneficial for all runners, learn …

Updated map of the human brain hailed as a scientific tour de force

Researchers reveal that human brain has at least 180 different regions, confirming the existence of 83 known regions and adding 97 new ones<p>When the German neurologist Korbinian Brodmann first sliced and mapped the human brain more than a century ago he identified 50 distinct regions in the crinkly …

The Brain

40 Young Adult Books Starring Mighty Girls For Every Teen’s Summer Reading List

A Mighty Girl’s favorite new releases and old time favorites to keep her reading all summer long!For teens, whose reading skills are solidly …

Books