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Why Are the Highly Educated So Liberal?

IN 1979, in a short book called “The Future of Intellectuals and the Rise of the New Class,” the sociologist Alvin Gouldner took up a question then being vigorously debated by social analysts: Did the student movements of the 1960s signal that the highly educated were on their way to becoming a …

Political Science

Record numbers of cruise ships, airport capacity pushed to the limit and on the roads. But the Balearics find welcome cash also brings headaches<p>The beaches are not yet packed on a windy weekend in the Balearic islands and few have ventured into the brusque waves. But even though the summer season …

Taj Mahal

15 Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

Minimum effort, maximum flavor.

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology

Blissfully Better: Powerful Age-Defying Benefits of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness

In the hyper-active, turbo-charged, fast-paced world that we live in today, time just simply seems to fly by. Not only are we trying to keep up with work, busy careers and all that's happening in our personal and social lives, but more than anything we're also trying to just simply keep up with …

A Bank of England analyst wants people to use mindfulness to be happier with less

Economics, they say (paywall), is all about consumption. But what if there’s a way to consume less while increasing your wellbeing? That’s the question posed by a Bank of England analyst, who believes that mindfulness could transform spending and upend basic economic principles.<p>In a a post on Bank …

People, particularly young people, are beset by mental health problems on a scale never seen before. Now it is time to rebalance individualism against the common good<p>We live with an epidemic of anxiety. In 1980, 4% of Americans suffered a mental disorder associated with anxiety. Today half do. The …

Mental Health

12 Creative Ways to Declutter Your Home

A simplified, uncluttered life comes with its fair share of benefits: less to clean and organize, less stress, more money, and more energy for things …

An Atlas of Emotions, Inspired by the Dalai Lama

Explore the “continents” and “states” of universal feelings with this new geography-inspired interactive.<p>Two years ago, the famed psychologist and emotions expert Paul Ekman sent a survey to nearly 250 researchers active in his discipline. The idea was to see what the fast-growing field actually …

This Mother's Day, I'm Learning To Get Free Of My Mom

The last time my mother and I had an actual conversation was on Mother’s Day 2014, when she told me that I shouldn’t have bothered calling her. …

“There’s nothing worse than a white liberal who thinks they’re doing the right thing”: Sherman Alexie on Hollywood diversity, “The Revenant” and why he’s “not the proper kind of Indian”

<b>Sherman Alexie (Rob Casey)</b><p>Acclaimed author Sherman Alexie talks to Salon about writing his first picture book, “Thunder Boy Jr.”<p>Michele Filgate<p>May 7, 2016 11:30am (UTC)<p>It’s no secret that the publishing world does not focus enough on books by diverse authors—and it’s even more problematic when it …

Books

The languages the world is trying to learn, according to Duolingo

If you own a smartphone and are trying to learn a language, you probably have Duolingo. At this very moment the app—which tries to turn language learning into a rewarding game—may be not-so-subtly suggesting that you are overdue for some Spanish vocabulary practice.<p>How many other people are …