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Teenage Reading as Therapy

Most people see reading as a solitary activity, but the way I see it, when you read, you are suddenly surrounded by people. These people cross the boundaries of geographical location and time as you embark on a journey with them.<p>When you read, you are listening to multiple points of view on how to …

Two Williams Suicides

I have had relationships with two men with the surname of Williams who completed suicide -- one, my fiancᅢᄅ. The other, someone I never met, but for whom I felt the most sincere love and appreciation for the gut laughter he brought up in me, and billions, time and again over decades.<p>Robin Williams …

Mental Disorders

My Story of Depression, Culture and Community

It makes me angry sometimes when I think of the pain, loneliness, sadness, and frustration that come with closeted depression. I am a 28-year-old Caribbean-American female from a deeply-religious family. Depression, therapy, and help are not topics of discussion. My family did the best they could, …

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Kick Ass and Be Kind: A Daily Recipe for a Great Life

What good is success if not shared and paid forward with attitude and deed? And how much envy can we muster for a supremely successful asshole who can't muster a kind word for anyone?<p>My fantasy is that Einstein, Gandhi and Joan of Arc had tea one day and they whipped up this little recipe for a …

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Who inspired the Game of Thrones creator?

George RR Martin’s greatest influence might surprise you – it’s not Tolkien. He discusses his writing in this interview recorded by the BBC.<p>“The first words of mine that were ever published were in Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four letters column,” says George RR Martin in this interview, recorded at …

Atheists: Are they unelectable? (Opinion) - CNN.com

James Woods is waging an uphill battle for Congress.<p><i>Editor's note: Carlos Moreno, an associate professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, is a Public Voices Fellow for The OpEd Project. The opinions expressed in this commentary are</b> …

The Art of Swallowing

Perhaps relationship bliss is that simple: swallowing an easy-to-fling, hard-to-retract jibe, and instead being polite. It might just bring us closer to the peace we crave, at very little cost.<p>Although Hollywood may try to convince us otherwise, the truth is that relationships are not built on …

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College Must Be More Than Just a Classy Trade School

Yesterday many PBS stations carried this conversation I had on liberal education with Alexander Heffner of Open Mind. Here's a clip.<p>The following is cross-posted from <i>The Daily Beast</i>.<p>There is a tradition in this country stretching back to Thomas Jefferson of lofty ideals for our colleges and …

Rep. Mike Rogers: Obama Foreign Policy Is In 'Free Fall'

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said on Sunday that President Barack Obama's foreign policy is in "absolute free fall" in the face of challenges in Iraq, China and Russia.<p>Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) cited in particular Obama's lack of a plan for dealing with the Islamic …

The Power of Prayer

"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart." -- Mahatma Gandhi<p>For all too long I have pondered the question, "What is my purpose?" I have often raised my eyes toward …

Breakdown of the family to blame for 90% of poverty, families congress told

The breakdown of the family unit is responsible for 90% of the world’s poverty, the head of the World Congress of Families told its conference.<p>Wrapping up the controversial and chaotic Christian event in Melbourne on Saturday, the managing director of the Congress, Larry Jacobs, told attendees …

Blinkist, lecturas rápidas para aprender, llega a Android... de momento, en inglés y alemán

Todos estamos pensando en leer ese par de libros que tenemos ahí amontonados y para los que no sacamos tiempo. Al menos, en mi caso, es más que …