Matthias Streitz

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Lisbon Is Thriving. But at What Price for Those Who Live There?

LISBON — Not long ago, Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, was a backwater of Europe. Its historical center was dotted with decrepit and semi-abandoned buildings. Some downtown squares were the domain of prostitutes and drug dealers. The city served as a display case for the devastation of Europe’s debt …

European Travel

Why You Should Stop Being So Hard on Yourself

“We’re all our own worst critics.” Ever heard that one before?<p>Yes, it’s an obnoxious cliché, but it’s not just self-help fluff. Evolutionary psychologists have studied our natural “negativity bias,” which is that instinct in us all that makes negative experiences seem more significant than they …

Scott Kelly: How Tom Wolfe Changed My Life

On Feb. 18, 2016, I woke up in my crew quarters on the International Space Station for the 328th day of a yearlong mission, the longest ever flown by a NASA astronaut. After breakfast and a conference call with the ground, I got into my work for the day: conducting a physics experiment, taking a …

Tom Wolfe

A Real-Life Enchanted Forest

IN ORDER TO see one of the oldest living trees on earth in one of the oldest evergreen forests in the world, you must first fly two hours from Tokyo to the town of Kagoshima on Kyushu, which is the southern- and westernmost of Japan’s four major islands. From there, you board a little …

Nature

"Bei Kindern hat das Smartphone nichts verloren"

Sie schauen dauernd aufs Handy und wenn sie es weglegen sollen, gibt es Streit. Was tun, wenn Kinder nicht mehr vom Smartphone lassen? Psychologe …

Tokyo in Texas: Distinctive Japanese Food Is Thriving in Austin

AUSTIN, Tex. — Tyson Cole got hooked on the original Japanese version of “Iron Chef” in the early 1990s, after taking a job as a dishwasher and server at a sushi restaurant here in his adopted hometown.<p>“I’d never had food like that in my entire life,” recalled Mr. Cole, 47, who is now one of the …

Texas

Even a Little Exercise Might Make Us Happier

Small amounts of exercise could have an outsize effect on happiness.<p>According to a new review of research about good moods and physical activity, people who work out even once a week or for as little as 10 minutes a day tend to be more cheerful than those who never exercise. And any type of …

Parenting the Fortnite Addict

Every so often a game comes along that conquers the hearts, minds and thumbs of gamers everywhere. Fortnite: Battle Royale is the latest victor in this category. According to a report last week from the market research firm SuperData, the game generated $223 million in March, and it begins a new …

Temperamentally blessed

Just one in five people will be lucky enough to avoid mental health problems throughout their life. How do they do it?<i>By Elizabeth Svoboda</i>Read at Aeon

Escape the echo chamber

First you don’t hear other views. Then you can’t trust them. Your personal information network entraps you just like a cult<i>By C Thi Nguyen</i>Read at Aeon

Worried About Risky Teenage Behavior? Make School Tougher

Like all parents of teenagers, I worry that my children will engage in risky behavior, including drinking, smoking and drug use. The more time they spend doing healthier extracurricular activities — soccer, piano, cleaning their rooms (ha!) — the better.<p>But it turns out that what they do in school …

Education

Das beste und schlechteste von Paris laut Tripadvisor - Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin

Am Morgen um vier in Paris, als sich neben meinem Hotelzimmer, auf der einzigen Toilette des Stockwerks, ein Unbekannter brüllend in die Schüssel …

The Year I Learned to Quit

This Sunday is the Big Sur Marathon, which I signed up for with my husband and father last July and have been training for since … and I’m not doing it. I got my long run up to 17 miles, but then it all went south, with searing pain in my left iliotibial band and aches in both knees.<p>I took two …

I tried leaving Facebook. I couldn’t

Facebook is an emotional labor machine, and if you want to leave it, you’re going to have to start doing a lot of work<p>When I was in college, my high school best friend and I had a terrible falling-out. It was entirely because of Facebook.<p>“I think Allison got engaged?” our mutual friend Kaitlin …

Putins Problemstadion

Nach langer Verspätung eröffnet das letzte Stadion der WM in Russland. Die Arena in Samara ist ein Symbol für Gigantismus und Verschwendung. Viele …

Learning to be kind to yourself has remarkable benefits – Mark Leary

Human beings are the only creatures who can make themselves miserable. Other animals certainly suffer when they experience negative events, but only …

Psychology

Think Biking or Walking to Work Would Take Too Long? Think Again

Barely 3 percent of the American work force bikes or walks to work with any frequency, despite the obvious virtues: decreased risks for obesity and diabetes, environmental benefits and lower transportation costs. Ask people why they eschew what’s known as active commuting, as many surveys have, and …

How Strenuous Exercise Affects Our Immune System

If you have ever run a marathon, you know that the effort can cause elation, exhaustion, achy legs, blackened toenails and an overwhelming urge to eat.<p>But it is unlikely to have made you vulnerable to colds or other illnesses afterward, according to a myth-busting new review of the latest science …

Feel a Little Sick After Lots of Computer Work? This Is Why, According to Science

Screen content can confuse your brain about whether you're moving, making you physically ill.<p>It creeps in when you're scrolling quickly through Google results on your phone. You feel it again when you're looking fast from one screen to another. That annoying feeling of nausea, like you've spent too …

Broad Russian laws targeting religious ‘extremists’ used against pacifist sect

In the city of Taganrog, Jehovah’s Witnesses are accused of “extremism.”<p>In the city of Taganrog, members of the religious group stand accused of extremism.<p>TAGANROG, RUSSIA — Alexey Koptev’s transformation from a respected Soviet factory foreman to suspected extremist began in 1992 when two …

Exercising when you’re 40 may be the most important time to slow aging

We all know that exercise is critical to staying healthy and living longer. New research suggests that exercising after age 40, in whatever dose, may be the most critical time of all.<p>Paul Loprinzi and Jeremy Loenneke of the University of Mississippi<i>,</i> and Elizabeth Blackburn of the University of …

Telomere

The goosebumps test: Science has found the emotion you need to stay healthy

A link has long been proven between negative moods and ill health. But how do positive moods affect us physiologically?<p>Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, set out to discover exactly that when they tracked emotions such as compassion, joy, love, and so on versus the levels of …

Psychology

Sugar isn’t just making us fat, it’s making us sick

Children are manifesting increased rates of adult diseases like hypertension or high triglycerides. And they are getting diseases that used to be unheard of in children, like Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. So why is this happening?<p>Everyone assumes this is the result of the obesity …

Diabetes

Push it: How Breaking News notifies users of news stories before they become big

The NBC-owned app is adding alerts for emerging stories.<p>We’ve been testing [emerging story alerts] over the past several months. A good example [of an emerging story] was the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia. We saw a lot of early reports that were unsubstantiated, but lent more credence to …