Cecilia Calle Jordá

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Female artists unite in the face of a new political era

In just over two weeks, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America – leader of the free world. Understandably, people are pissed. Women are pissed.<p>In time for Trump’s inauguration, held on 20 January, and the 45th anniversary of the 1973 landmark case Roe …

4 easy ways to improve your mental health this year

Psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos shares her tips<p>When it comes to taking care of ourselves, most of the focus is on our physical rather than mental …

Five Tips for When You Just Have Too Much To Do

Too much to do, not enough time. This is a perpetual problem for a lot of people, but it seems to be especially pronounced during the holidays. With …

Time Management

Fake news for the Great Leader: Donald Trump’s readymade White House propaganda machine

Trump’s scarily effective White House propaganda apparatus will work from the bottom up, posing as journalism<p>Donald Trump ran a campaign built almost exclusively on lies and demagoguery, so it stands to reason that his presidency will usher in a new era of deceitful propaganda as well. It could …

Earth - It is almost impossible to herd cats, thanks to evolution

How hard can it really be to herd cats?<p>Ask Daniel Mills, professor of veterinary behavioural medicine at the University of Lincoln, UK. In a recent study, Mills and his colleague Alice Potter demonstrated that cats are more autonomous and solitary than dogs. Carrying out the research for the …

Venezuela’s Social and Economic Collapse Leaves Citizens Starving

The South American nation is in the midst of total economic and social collapse.<p>The death of a teenager who starved on his 16th birthday is shedding light on the crisis in Venezuela, which grows more and more dire every day.<p>The <i>New York Times</i> reported that Kevin Lara Lugo died in Venezuela last July …

Venezuela

The Best Workout (Ever) in a Series of Gifs

<i>This piece was originally published on October 15, 2015.</i><p>If you’ve ever tried “the class,” you know it’s a challenge. A very loud challenge. There is …

7 Apps You Need as a Social Media Consultant

According to data from The CMO Survey, overall marketing budget devoted to social media is expected to more than double over the next five years, …

Trump's policies on net neutrality, free speech, press freedom, surveillance, encryption and cybersecurity

Three posts from the Electronic Frontier Foundation dispassionately recount the on-the-record policies of Trump and his advisors on issues that …

Meditation in the Time of Low Self-Esteem

I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened. I do it to massage certain qualities within myself that make it difficult for me to live on Earth.<p>One of the ways I've found some relief in life is through a morning meditation practice. I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened, …

Mental Health

Maduro rejects elections as Venezuelan crisis deepens

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has rejected opposition demands for early elections or a referendum. Both sides have agreed to resume talks on …

John Oliver on Trump's election win: 'What the f--- do we do now?'

John Oliver used the year’s final episode of <i>Last Week Tonight</i> to recap Donald Trump’s shocking win in last week’s presidential election. “It’s true. …

Donald Trump

5 Simple Steps To Coping With Daily Stress

Image Credit<p>Unfortunately, stress is a natural part of modern life. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming. You may even feel like there is nothing that you can do about it. Everyone experiences stressful times at one point or another. The situation is far from hopeless. Often, all you need to do is …

Pity America’s men: From football to politics, they (think they) are under attack

In the 1964 film "Kisses for My President," Polly Bergen stars as the first woman to win the White House. She's terrific as president, adept at handling blowhard lawmakers, tin-pot dictators, even the Russians. But her elevation to leader of the free world means chaos in her family: Her son is …

Donald Trump

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

The Smartest Ways You Can Answer Dumb Interview Questions

Sometimes the questions may be stupid but the answers can be smart.<p>If you've ever sat through a job interview, chances are you've wished for smart answers to the dumb questions that always seem to be asked.<p>One of the things I work on when I consult with clients is knowing how to reframe a question …

Venezuela crisis: Caracas hospital shows sorry state of health system

<b>"This is like a medical facility in a war zone," says Huniades Urbina-Medina, describing the Jose Manuel de Los Rios children's hospital in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.</b><p>"This used to be the best hospital, not just in the country, but in all of Latin America. We used to welcome patients from all …