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Pictures of the Week 5.15.15

Buenos Aires

While the psychiatrists argue about antidepressants, I’ll keep taking them | John Crace

I had wondered why I had been invited. I have no scientific knowledge of the subject under discussion; all I had to offer was my own personal experience of living with episodes of depression and acute anxiety for more than 20 years. For me, a combination of medication and therapy has proved …

Mental Health

Humans have shorter attention span than goldfish, thanks to smartphones

The average human's attention span is... oh look, a bird!<p>According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer.<p>Researchers surveyed 2,000 participants in Canada and studied the brain activity of 112 others …

The Psychedelic Free Spirits of Hollywood Boulevard

Between 1969 and 1972 the young photographer <b>Dennis Feldman</b> spent his days pacing Hollywood Boulevard, capturing the steady stream of characters who had arrived to strut their stuff. Feldman reflects on that period: “I was just capturing this kind of catalog of America types. They are psychological …

Sensorial Self-Portraits - Photographs by Edu Monteiro | LensCulture

Perhaps some of the most profound, memorable and haunting works of art emerge when an artist directly confronts his or her own fears, and pushes himself or herself to move way outside the “comfort zone” in an effort to experience heightened feelings, increased awareness and new insights. Brazilian …

Art

Iran's supreme leader: US interests in Gulf 'will make region insecure'

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Saturday the US was only pursuing its own interests amid worries about safety in the waterways of the Persian Gulf, just after President Barack Obama hosted Arab leaders at Camp David to assuage their security concerns.<p>Fears about Gulf shipping …

South Asia

Civilians killed in Taiz as Yemen truce unravels

At least 12 civilians have been killed in Yemen's southern city of Taiz as Houthi fighters continued their offensive on the penultimate day of a fragile humanitarian ceasefire.<p>Government officials said on Saturday that another 51 people were wounded after the rebels shelled several neighbourhoods …

Italy's Coast Guard rescues 2,452 migrants in the Mediterranean

<b>(CNN) —</b> Italy's coast guard says it rescued 2,452 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday. The rescues were conducted through 11 operations that were coordinated by a central office in Rome, the coast guard said Friday via Twitter.<p>Italy has been coping with a wave of desperate migrants from …