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The President's Devotional: What Obama 'Did In Secret' In Newtown (EXCERPT)

<i>Excerpted from THE PRESIDENT’S DEVOTIONAL: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, by Joshua DuBois by arrangement with HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins. Copyright © Joshua DuBois 2013.</i><p><b>By Joshua Dubois</b><p>The White House is not supposed to be a place for brokenness. Sheer, shattered, …

How To Stay Sane: The Art of Revising Your Inner Storytelling

<i>“I pray to Jesus to preserve my sanity,”</i> Jack Kerouac professed in discussing his writing routine. But those of us who fall on the more secular end of the spectrum might need a slightly more potent sanity-preservation tool than prayer. That’s precisely what writer and psychotherapist <b>Philippa Perry</b> …

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

For the past half-century, sleep researcher <b>Rosalind D. Cartwright</b> has produced some of the most compelling and influential work in the field, enlisting modern science in revising and expanding the theories of Jung and Freud about the role of sleep and dreams in our lives. In <b>The Twenty-four Hour</b> …

How We Confuse Time and Space

The whole history of physics has been a history of diminishing the nature of time and diminishing the role of time. Take a very simple example. When …

Physics

Oven Braised Buttermilk Chicken with Za'atar Recipe on Food52

• 4 chicken thigh and leg quarters<br>• 1 tablespoon za'atar<br>• 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced<br>• salt<br>• buttermilk<br>• a handful of thyme sprigs<p>Place a thigh onto a cutting board. Using a sharp sturdy knife place the blade onto the leg bone about 3/4 of an inch from the ankle. What you are looking for is the soft spot. …

The Week in Review: When We Made Beautiful Music

Inside Flipboard / May 3, 2013<p>Something about the time of year—the crispness of the air, perhaps, or maybe the stirring sight of the world …