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We've Been Treating Appendicitis Wrong For Years

Perhaps you’ve had this nightmare: you’re doubled over with stabbing pain. You feel like you’ve been knifed on your right side. You’ve Googled, gone …

10 Women Look Back On Living Childfree By Choice

More women than ever in the U.S. are making the choice to remain childfree—or not making the choice to have children, depending on how you want to …

Are You a Gardener or a Carpenter for Your Child?

By Jill Suttie<p>When I first became a mom in 1996, I had little in the way of familial support and few friends with children. Books became my primary source for figuring out everything from what car seats to buy to how I should communicate with my newborn son. I often fretted over whether or not I …

Devendra Banhart On The Moment He Became A Songwriter

Devendra Banhart can remember the exact moment he decided to become a songwriter. He was around 9 years old, and he performed an original song for his whole family. The tune, he says, was called "We're All Gonna Die."<p>"Their reaction was, 'Never do that again,' " Banhart says. "They were …

Songwriting

Would you ditch your therapist for a “philosophical counselor”?

Instead of going to traditional psychotherapists for advice and support, growing numbers of people are turning to philosophical counselors for particularly wise guidance. These counselors work much like traditional psychotherapists. But instead of offering solutions based solely on their …

Counseling

The Sugar Industry Isn't as Sweet as It Pretends to Be

There’s no way to sugarcoat this: Sugar is terrible for you. Much worse than you probably think it is, in fact, because new research found that the …

Why Don't Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA's) Get the Help They Need?

<i>"There is a growing and increasingly powerful recovery movement in our country, supported and often driven by the stories of people in "long-term" recovery, but its focus is almost 100% on the addicted family member and supporting that person's recovery. Yet, when addiction slips in and takes over</i> …

The Best Schools In The World Do This. Why Don't We?

For a moment, let's pretend.<p>That everything you know about America's public education system — the bitter politics and arcane funding policies, the rules and countless reasons our schools work (or don't) the way they do — is suddenly negotiable.<p>Pretend the obstacles to change have melted like …

Education

How candy makers shape nutrition science

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don't.<p>Less startling was how it came about. The paper, it turns out, was funded by a trade association representing the makers of Butterfingers, Hershey and Skittles. And its findings …

Brain Altering Drugs: The Drug-Induced Suicide of Robin Williams Two Years Later | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>55 years ago (July 2, 1961) an American literary icon, Ernest Hemingway, committed suicide at his beloved vacation retreat in Ketchum, Idaho. He had</i> …

5 Tips For Raising A Daughter Who Speaks Her Mind

On a recent morning, I received a call from my daughter’s math teacher. She was calling because she was concerned that my daughter was falling behind …

The Gardener and the Carpenter by Alison Gopnik review – modern parenting is all wrong

In 2011, a team of psychologists did an experiment with some preschool children. The scientists gave the children a toy made of many plastic tubes, each with a different function: one squeaked, one lit up, one made music and the final tube had a hidden mirror. With half the children, an …

Parenting

How John McCain found himself more involved in the Bowe Bergdahl case than he probably wants

Sen. John McCain’s declaration last year that he would hold a hearing about the controversial case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl if the Army doesn’t punish him has prompted the soldier’s lawyers to call for the dismissal of his entire case, citing newly released emails by the government.<p>The motion, filed …

Cybercrime

All the ways psychological prejudices help Trump but hurt Hillary

It would be nice to think that voters elect their representatives based on careful consideration of candidates’ policy proposals, qualifications and prior voting records. But the truth is that we often choose who to vote for based on immeasurable personal qualities like authenticity and charisma. …

Donald Trump

The Reason Your Feed Became An Echo Chamber — And What To Do About It

At the outset, the Internet was expected to be an open, democratic source of information. But algorithms, like the kind used by Facebook, instead often steer us toward articles that reflect our own ideological preferences, and search results usually echo what we already know and like.<p>As a result, …

Journalism

WNBA Rescinds Fines Against Players Wearing Shirts Supporting Shooting Victims

Reversing course, the WNBA says it is rescinding recent fines imposed on teams and players for wearing black t-shirts in support of the victims of recent shootings.<p>"All of us at the WNBA have the utmost respect and appreciation for our players expressing themselves on matters important to them," …

Justice

Zero Dark Thirty screenwriter suing US government to protect Bowe Bergdahl interviews

The Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal is suing US president Barack Obama and the country’s federal government, according to Variety.<p>Boal, who also wrote the screenplay for The Hurt Locker, has filed a lawsuit in response to the subpoenaing of interviews he conducted with former PoW Bowe …

Bowe Bergdahl

ReThink Review: Captain Fantastic - the Pros and Cons of Idealistic Parenting

If you want to have kids, you've probably fantasized about how you would raise them and what values you would instill (or install?) in them. How much daily screen time would they get? Would you only want them to eat organic foods? Which books, movies, and TV shows would you expose them to, and at …

Parenting

Being Honest About Trump

The best show in New York right now may be the Guggenheim’s retrospective of the work of László Moholy-Nagy (pronounced “nadge,” not “nadgy,” a lesson hard learned). Born to a Jewish family in Hungary in 1895, he assimilated all the advances and visual novelties of the early part of the twentieth …

The controversy over Ruth Bader Ginsburg attacking Donald Trump, explained

If Donald Trump wins the presidential election, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is clear: She’s out.<p>"Time for us to move to New Zealand," Ginsburg told the New York Times’s Adam Liptak in a story published Sunday, a joking remark she said she borrowed from her late husband. A Trump …

Raising Kids Who Are Close As Adults

My youngest brother and I were very close growing up. Although there was a five-year age difference, we shared a similar sense of humor and the same …

Lionel Shriver Imagines America’s Collapse

If you think times are tough now, just wait until 2029. The good news is that the United States has hung on for another thirteen years. The bad news is everything else. “Dryouts” are commonplace, though it’s not clear whether scarcity of water or the dilapidation of the infrastructure meant to …

Pacific Ocean

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Mom’s Advice To Babysitters: ‘Name Your Price And Stand Confidently In It’

This mom has smart advice for babysitters who don’t know what to charge<p>When looking for a new babysitter, the first question most parents have is: …

Should Pacific Bluefin Tuna Be Listed As An Endangered Species?

Environmentalists are demanding that one of the most prized fishes on the planet be listed as an endangered species.<p>Last week, about a dozen environmental groups — including Greenpeace, the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife and Earthjustice — formally petitioned the U.S. …

Conservation

This Startup Wants You To Have Your Disposable Spoon And Eat It, Too

During his daily bus commute in the bustling Indian city of Hyderabad, there was something that really bothered Narayana Peesapaty.<p>"Everybody was eating something on their way to work," says Peesapaty, who was working as a sustainable farming researcher for a nonprofit organization at the time. But …

Sustainability

Demanding Action On Gun Control, House Democrats Stage Sit-In

<b>Updated 3:20 a.m. ET: House approves $1.1 billion in Zika funding and adjourns</b><p>Despite a sit-in by House Democrats that has lasted 15 hours, Republicans passed a funding measure for Zika and left for the July 4 recess. The House will convene in a pro forma session Friday morning but no business will …

Gun Control