Carol Good

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George Saunders Discusses Lincoln in the Bardo, His Offbeat Debut Novel

The 2013 publication of <i>Tenth of December</i>, George Saunders’s fourth collection of loopy satirical stories about consumerism, compassion, dystopian …

‘Homesick for Another World,’ Food (and Bodily Functions) for Thought

There are a lot of bad teeth in “Homesick for Another World,” Ottessa Moshfegh’s first book of stories. Some are yellow and nubbly, others jagged or clawlike. Sometimes these teeth protrude from black gums. The halitosis situation is code red. One woman reports, with less rancor than you might …

Books

The Mind of Donald Trump

Narcissism, disagreeableness, grandiosity—a psychologist investigates how Trump’s extraordinary personality might shape his possible presidency.<p>I<b>n 2006, Donald Trump</b> made plans to purchase the Menie Estate, near Aberdeen, Scotland, aiming to convert the dunes and grassland into a luxury golf …

Donald Trump

4 Things Worse Than Not Learning To Read In Kindergarten

The year Sam started kindergarten, he turned 6 in October. He was one of the oldest children in his class, and he didn't know how to read. When he started first grade he was almost 7, and he still didn't know how to read. Fortunately for Sam, he entered first grade in 1999. And his teachers, Mrs. …

Teaching

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, autism, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive …

Microbiology

15 great William Shakespeare insults which are better than swearing

It's now the 400th anniversary of The Bard's death. He's best known for enriching English Literature with his fantastic plays and sonnets, which are still relevant and poignant today.<p>However, he also contributed something else to the world - he coined and used some absolutely excellent insults …

“The Islamic State would not be with us today if the United States hadn’t invaded Iraq”: Islam, religion, and the interview Donald Trump and Ted Cruz must read now

Simple-minded analysis of religion, history and our challenge in the Middle East leads to the wrong policy choices<p>At approximately 9:40 p.m., on Nov. 13, 2015, three heavily armed gunmen stormed into the Bataclan theater in Paris and began killing people at random. According to some of the …

Political Science

Will the singularity mean the death of religion?

After conquering the kitchen, the game show, and outer space, are our machines heading for religion next?<p>The singularity is a hypothesized time in …

Singularity

This is how the GOP imploded: The real story behind the conservative crack-up, and the creation of Donald Trump

Donald Trump used right-wing rhetoric to steal the conservative base. But this crack-up has been a long time coming<p>Today’s civil war in the GOP has observers scrambling to make sense of the struggle among the current Republican presidential candidates. Pundits are trying to find the roots of the …

Political Science

A new way to judge a book at speed: read only page 112

Do you read for two hours to decide if you’ve found a good book? From now on, I’m just reading page 112<p>I try my hardest to keep up with literary prize-related reading but I’m hopelessly behind on the latest Booker, Costa and Samuel Johnson winners (although I thoroughly and wholeheartedly recommend …

Books

The phony in American politics: how voters turn into suckers

History tells us that the skeptical American people are easily conned when confronted with the promises of politicians. In 2016, the hairstyles may have changed but the schtick remains the same<p>Donald Trump recycles the hits in arena gig to the Tampa thousands<p><i>Then I’ll get on my knees and pray</i><i>We</i> …

Baton Rouge

Would you bet against sex robots? AI 'could leave half of world unemployed'

Scientist Moshe Vardi tells colleagues that change could come within 30 years, with few professions immune to effect of advanced artificial intelligence<p>‘Public alienation undermines scientific efforts to improve lives’ ‘Rogue scientists’ could exploit gene editing technology, experts warn<p>Machines …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's an Easy Two-Minute Trick to Calm Your Racing Mind

<b>Obsess much? Here's a way to stop the cycle (and basically tell your brain to STFU).</b><p><i>By Amanda Schupak</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD<p>Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night. Think about how many times you've …

Mindfulness

Women have more empathy, but do even we care any more?

People are becoming more self-centred, says new research. The shocking death of Louise Wolstenholme suggests this may be true<p>Psychopaths don’t yawn. They might yawn when they’re tired, or bored, or when the conversation switches to a subject that isn’t linked to them, but when other people yawn, …

Top Gear

The GOP and the dumbing down of the U.S.: Conservatives need to accept that Trump, Palin and anti-intellectualism are their fault

The National Review scoffs at Trump and the nation’s growing illiteracy while missing how the right inspired both<p>The conservative braintrust published a symposium in National Review last week outlining why Donald Trump isn't a real conservative, and, more important, why he's bad for the Republican …

Republicans

The Mantra That Will Help You Live a Happier and More Vibrant Life

The best advice I can give on how to be happy is to manage your emotional weight. This means that while you might not be feeling happy all the time (and what a relief to not have the pressure of walking around like little Ms. Sunshine 24/7!), you've at least owned whatever mood you truly are in and …

Happiness

The truth about Flint: Kids drank poisoned water because of the GOP’s radical, anti-democratic “reforms”

This nightmare happened because of deeply undemocratic steps taken after the GOP gerrymandered a blue state<p>As I noted in an earlier story, the third week in December brought two startling stories highlighting the ongoing Dixiefication of the Midwest, a key ingredient in how the GOP, with its aging …

Great Depression

12 Mind Tricks That Make You Likable and Help You Get Ahead

Dr. Travis Bradberry shows you how to use the brain's natural quirks to your advantage.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the …

Self-help

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their …

Oprah Winfrey

Words We Should Stop Using in 2016

Enough. Already.<p>This New Year’s lets resolve to rid the world of these wretched words…<p>England may have invented, well, the Queen’s English…but their …

Our George Orwell/Noam Chomsky paradox: Let’s decipher the doublethink media and government peddles about U.S. foreign policy

Our policies and actions routinely go against our oft-stated ideals. Here’s how to examine the lies and spin<p>Despite what politicians say, understanding U.S. foreign policy is much more difficult than applying a black and white, good and evil, us versus them approach. To begin to comprehend the maze …

Middle East

“Delusional and reflexive invocations of American exceptionalism”: What the GOP field won’t admit about our history may make everything worse

By continuing to deny the real lessons and history of Vietnam and Iraq, we are set up to repeat tragedies again<p>The Vietnam War ended 40 years ago, yet this brutal episode continues to haunt America and affect our foreign policy, our culture, and our national identity.<p>The war left more than 58,000 …

Political Science

Six free ways to make yourself smarter in 2016

<b>1. The Science of Happiness</b><p><b>Offered by:</b> University of California, Berkeley<p><b>What</b>: The course provides a “basic overview of what researchers from …

​How Ketamine Infusions Saved My Life

Many are calling ketamine the biggest advance in depression treatment in years.<p><i>I'm going to die soon</i>. For months, this is what the voice inside my head told me, repeating over and over. I was plagued by a deep depression, an eating disorder, and drug addiction. I had tried everything from therapy …

Numb

Daily Meditation: Finding The Sacred

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a poem by American novelist Wendell Berry, included in his <i>Collected Poems</i>. …

Meditation

17 Inspirational New Year's Reads For The Self-Help Skeptic

A new year, a new you! Right? It's tough to keep those New Year's resolutions, though, and a little guidance or inspiration never hurts. The right book means you're never going it alone with your plan to be more generous with your time, to commit to hitting the gym, to become your best self.<p>That …

Books

In 2016, white people must take responsibility for Donald Trump

"White people, come get your boy."<p>Depending on how you read that line from comedian W. Kamau Bell aboutDonald Trump, you might take it as a joke. Or you might take offense.<p>But Bell meant it as a call to action – because Trump is not a Republican problem. He’s a white-people problem.<p>For the …

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult — all of the easy decisions have already been made at levels below you. On those days, you know you could be a much more effective leader if you could …

Mindfulness

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Women's Health