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How to Stop Worrying By Staying Present With Mindfulness

Excessive worry seems to continue to be on the rise, even impacting teens more than ever, and can have devastating consequences. Worry and stress can …

Why your smart friends can seem like such slackers

By Christopher Ingraham<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter covering all things data<p>Email Bio Follow<p>People who like to use their brains are a lot less physically active than people who don't, according to research published this month in the Journal of Health Psychology.<p>Now, you may think this isn't …

Exercise

24 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, August 7

Looking for something to do on Sunday? <i>The Straight</i>’s got you covered. Here are 24 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, August 7.<p><b>CONCERTS</b><p>…

The End of the Angry Guitar

It’s proven fashionable in recent years to declare the death of the guitar in commercial music. I wish I could debunk this sad tale, but the numbers …

Guitar

So long, Marianne: Leonard Cohen writes to muse just before her death

Cohen’s letter to Marianne Ihlen said ‘our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon’

Chord Building 101 | Guitar Lesson

An easy to understand lesson on building advanced chords with an easy to use chord chart. For beginners through advanced.

Three Insanely Easy Chord Structures for Nuanced Melody in the Key of C

I’ve found that the full, open C chord guitar form, while perfectly lovely, is not always your best option. It certainly shouldn’t be your <i>only</i> option.<p>…

10 Classic Albums Rolling Stone Originally Panned

Jimi Hendrix, ‘Are You Experienced’ (1967)<p>In the very first issue of <i>Rolling Stone</i>, Jon Landau expressed his deep dissatisfaction with the new album …

Mother claims she has to restrain mentally-ill son, 24, with handcuffs due to 'lack of support from NHS'

A mother claims she has to put her mentally-ill son in handcuffs at home because of a lack of support from mental health services.<p>Joely Hignett alleges she has to physically restrain 24-year-old son Kyle Hignett - who has a borderline personality disorder and suffers from psychosis - to stop him …

Pokémon Go is just the start – Silicon Valley is taking over our reality

New technologies from games to the internet of things are integrating every aspect of our lives into a global network that serves monopoly capitalism

Silicon Valley

Is addiction really a disease?

Treating addiction as if it is a learned pattern of thinking gives addicts the chance to stay clean<p>What is addiction? For the majority who have strong opinions on the matter, addiction is a disease. In fact it’s “a chronic relapsing brain disease” according to the American National Institute on …

Snag a studio for as low as $548 a month through the housing lottery at this sustainable building in BK

The housing lottery for 535 Carlton, one of the buildings in Brooklyn's eco-friendly Pacific Park development, is now open. NYC Housing Connect is …

Compulsive reading: five great literary obsessions

From Dickens to Du Maurier and beyond, monomanias drive as many novels as they do real lives. These have fixated me – how about you?<p>Small obsessions, or tics, aren’t unusual – turning back to check the front door is locked, or washing your hands for the umpteenth time – but few of us would allow a …

Literature

34 Riveting First Lines From Literature

While you may recognize “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” you might not recall some of literature’s other, equally gripping …

Literature

A brief survey of the short story: David Foster Wallace

For all its elaborate formal tricks, Wallace’s work is marked by a deep desire for authentic connection, to his subjects and to his readers<p>David Foster Wallace was a maximalist. His masterpiece, Infinite Jest, is a 1,000-page, polyphonic epic about addiction and obsession in millennial America. His …

Hemingway’s Tough-Love Letter of Advice to F. Scott Fitzgerald on Writing and Turning Suffering into Creative Fuel

“Forget your personal tragedy… Good writers always come back. Always.”<p>In the spring of 1934, just before dispensing his finest advice on writing and ambition to an aspiring writer who had hitchhiked atop a coal car across the country to see him, <b>Ernest Hemingway</b> (July 21, 1899–July 2, 1961) received …

A Little Life: why everyone should read this modern-day classic

It’s early in the morning when my brother rings me, exhausted and strung out. He didn’t get much sleep the night before; he was up reading Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, speeding towards the book’s devastating conclusion.<p>A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara review – relentless suffering<p>Read …

Why Smart People Copy Great Ideas

Uber. Facebook. Apple.<p>These are some of America’s most innovative and valuable tech companies. But they’re also great copycats.<p>Uber was just a Town …

New Trials Are Using Ketamine to Treat Alcohol Addiction

Researchers in the UK and US are running studies to see if ketamine could help prevent alcoholics from relapsing.<p>People looking to quit problematic drinking in the UK could one day have access to a new, quick-acting treatment to help them cope with the difficult first few weeks of sobriety: …