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Fighting a Hidden Enemy: Inflammation

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD</i><p>Inflammation has always been a medical mystery, but now it has become an enemy of long-term health. On the one hand, when your skin turns red, swollen, and painful after you burn yourself, which triggers acute inflammation, the response is normal and …

The least racist person in the world doesn't talk about being the least racist person in the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine a friend of yours came to town for the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. He stayed with you at your home and over the course of watching football, going out to eat and just loafing around, he said the following things:<p>"And I know more about wedges than any human being that's …

Donald Trump

Literally 329 Things That Will Make Living With Depression A Little Easier

Because it can REALLY SUCK.<p>Some of those people are therapists and psychologists. Others are people dealing with depression who can tell you firsthand what worked for them. We've written a lot of depression content over the years — both helpful and feelsy — so we decided to pull a few gems together …

Byron Katie Wants You to Ask if Everything You Know is Wrong

Can you be both a bestselling author and a radical spiritual teacher? Apparently so in the case of Byron Katie, whose new book asks readers to …

Paula Deen

Here are 10 enchanting tree tunnels (and where to find them)

Tunnels of trees have a way of making you feel safe, as if the branches are stretching out to form a protected path just for you. It's like walking …

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of January 2018

Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy. The Nightwalkers are …

I want to be Single, but with You

Can you imagine a relationship in which you and your partner make all the rules? You don’t conform to social norms and standards because you don’t …

Does the White Working Class Really Vote Against Its Own Interests?

Trump’s first year in office revived an age-old debate about why some people choose race over class—and how far they will go to protect the system.<p>As his first year in the White House draws to a close, Donald J. Trump remains in almost every respect a singular character. He exists well outside the …

Working-class

10 Myths About Antidepressants and Antipsychotics You Need To Know

According to The Experts Here 10 Myths About Antidepressants and Antipsychotics You Need To Know.<p>Myth 1: Your disease is caused by a chemical …

Want to Make New Friends? Here Are the Best Strategies, According to Psychology

When we’re young, it’s easier to make friends. You’re usually in school or college, taking part in extracurricular activities or sports, and those …

Maya Angelou

18 Uncomfortable Things You Need to Do If You Don’t Want to Regret 2018

When you look back on the past year, don’t think of the pain you felt. Think of the strength you gained, and appreciate how far you’ve come. You’ve …

Self-help

The 17 Best Stand-up Specials of 2017

From the personal to the political to the downright silly, these were the best stand-up specials of 2017.<p>2017 has decidedly not been a great year in …

18 documentaries on Netflix that will change your life

Filmmakers create documentaries in order to open audience’s eyes to new ways of life. Some documentaries are so powerful they can literally change …

9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

Positive Thinking

15 Things Psychologists Wish You Knew Can Gradually Destroy Self-Esteem

It can be tough to step outside yourself, and truly recognize what affects your self-esteem. That's because nobody wakes up in the morning <i>wanting</i> to …

Self-help

Republicans are joining a festival of corruption

The tax bill the GOP is trying to foist on the country is not only an unfair and deficit-bloating hodgepodge written on the fly. It is also deeply corrupt. Every Republican who votes for this bill will be joining a festival of venality.<p>Corruption is not a word to be used lightly, so let’s be …

U.S. Politics

The one book every student should read in 2018, according to Harvard professors

Harvard University professors constantly read and assign texts to their students. So they know a good book when they see one.<p>With that in mind,</i> …

Ta-Nehisi Coates is the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle

The disagreement between Coates and I is clear: his view of black America is narrow and dangerously misleading<p>Ta-Nehisi Coates’ We Were Eight Years in Power, a book about Barack Obama’s presidency and the tenacity of white supremacy, has captured the attention of many of us. One crucial question is …

How to Love Someone, Even If You Don't Really Like Them | Heleo

“It doesn’t mean that you’ll give them money or spend time with them. But there’s that sense of connection.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Why love is not just</i> …

4 Things Psychologists Do Every Day to Feel Happier

While there’s no one secret to happiness, regular self care can go a long way towards boosting your mood. People find joy in different places, so the …

Why Incompetent People Think They’re Amazing: An Animated Lesson from David Dunning (of the Famous “Dunning-Kruger Effect”)

The business world has long had special jargon for the Kafkaesque incompetence bedeviling the ranks of upper management. There is “the Peter …

The Closing of the Republican Mind

The tax debate offers a clear measure of how deeply insular the GOP has become. It’s now governing solely of, by, and for Red America.<p>When Ronald Reagan passed his historic tax cut in 1981, he won support from 25 Democrats in the Senate and 113 in the House.<p>When George W. Bush passed his sweeping …

Republican Party

It's OK not to be OK: why we need to embrace sadness

I don’t suggest depression isn’t a serious health problem or that it shouldn’t be professionally treated. But we should distinguish it from ordinary sadness<p>I have never suffered from a depressive episode. I’ve never thought of harming myself or been suicidal, nor have I been afflicted with any …

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

<i>Sacha Vega/iStock</i><p>The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is …

Go Hard Or Go Home: Why Comfort Is What You Should Fear Most In LIfe

Fear is absolutely a large influencer in our lives. When you ask people what their biggest fear is, some common responses are being alone, failure …

Single People Are Happier, Healthier And More Sociable Than You Probably Thought

Relationships<p>Single pringles don’t *have* to mingle, you know<p>Single people get a lot of shit. If it’s not the constant questioning of whether you’re …

The world is relying on a flawed psychological test to fight racism

In 1998, the incoming freshman class at Yale University was shown a psychological test that claimed to reveal and measure unconscious racism. The implications were intensely personal. Even students who insisted they were egalitarian were found to have unconscious prejudices (or “implicit bias” in …

Psychology

Women Of Color And Sexual Harassment

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Karen Attiah, <i>Washington Post</i> global opinions editor, about women of color in the #MeToo movement.

This Red Wine Brownies Recipe Will Take Your Dessert Game up a Notch

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 370°F. Assemble all ingredients.<p>Step 2<p>Melt chocolate and butter in a microwave for about 45 seconds.<p>Step 3<p>Mix chocolate and …

Here's Every Vegetarian And Vegan Recipe You Could Ever Need

Everything you need in one place.