Matthias Streitz

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Don’t beat yourself up

Learning to be kind to yourself when you (inevitably) make mistakes could have a remarkable effect on your happiness<i>By Mark Leary</i>Read at Aeon

Psychology

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 …

Religion
Women in Science

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 …

Trends

The Long Walk: Afghanistan (and Its Future) as You've Never Seen It

Eight years into the war we were compelled to wage, the ground mission in Afghanistan remains just as brutal as war there has been for centuries. And now, after years of inattention from Washington, this war begins again. On the hunt with the men of Viper company.<p><i>Originally published in the August</i> …

Afghanistan

Multi-tasking: how to survive in the 21st century

Forget invisibility or flight: the superpower we all want is the ability to do several things at once. Unlike other superpowers, however, being able …

Why the Best War Reporter in a Generation Had to Suddenly Stop

After fourteen years of being immersed in the bloody wars of our era, C.J. Chivers came home.<p>The forces of Libyan president Muammar Qaddafi had been firing high-explosive ordnance into the city of Misurata for weeks—they'd been shooting tank rounds and they'd been firing rockets. Barrage after …

War

How successful people work less—and get more done

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>As co-founder of Hotwire.com and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people’s definition of success. As a father of three young children, Spencer is a busy guy at home and at work.<p>What’s the …

Time Management

Diskriminierung der Tataren: Gleichschaltung auf der Krim

Seit der Annexion der Halbinsel durch Russland werden die Krimtataren mehr denn je diskriminiert. Ihre Sprache verschwindet aus den Schulen und ihre …

Oliver Sacks · The man who mistook his wife for a hat

Towards the end of the century it became evident to more acute observers – above all, Freud, in his book on <i>Aphasia</i> (1891) – that this sort of mapping …

Age Is Irrelevant When It Comes to Fitness

Last February, 59-year-old Ned Overend, aka “The Lung,” aka “Deadly Nedly,” won the first National Fatbike Championships, held in Ogden, Utah. Fat Bike Nats isn’t exactly the Tour de France, but it’s no charity ride, either. Overend had to compete against a field of much younger pros, including …

Triathlons

The Hardest Places in the World to Visit

I traveled to every country on earth. In some cases, the adventure started before I could get there.<p>Last summer, my Royal Air Maroc flight from Casablanca landed at Malabo International Airport in Equatorial Guinea, and I completed a 50-year mission: I had officially, and legally, visited every …

Chad

Life in a Russian prison, as seen by a political prisoner

On December 30 of last year, prominent Kremlin critic and opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his brother Oleg were convicted by a Russian court of …

Even if you start after age 40, endurance training can help your heart

You don’t have to start exercising young to give yourself a longer life. A soon-to-be-published study led by David Matelot, a PhD candidate in cardiological health at ENS Rennes, examined the heart health of 40 healthy men between the ages of 55 and 70 who had no particular risk factors for …

Cardiovascular System

This is why the iPad may be obsolete in a few years

Although the iPad is the current leader in the tablet market, accounting for 24.5% of all tablet sales, its market share has consistently decreased …

The Double Sting

A power struggle between Russia’s rival security agencies.<p>The line for lawyers and family members to get into Lefortovo prison starts to form around five in the morning. The building, on a quiet street just east of Moscow’s Third Ring Road, now officially belongs to the Ministry of Justice, but …

Russia

This fact about the rampant corruption of Putin’s Russia is just devastating

In most countries, criminals need to make their dirty money clean in order to make it useful in the legitimate economy. As any <i>Breaking Bad</i> fan knows, that’s what money laundering is: a way to bring the proceeds of crime onto account books and into bank accounts as the proceeds of a legitimate …

News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's US edition | The Guardian

spotlight<p>As competition for jobs among India’s youth intensifies, the offer of a lucrative career in a call centre can be difficult to turn down – even if the work turns out to be operating a scam<p>Cannabis has long been shrouded in misinformation and stoner stereotypes. But with California now the …

Andy Warhol

"Wir leben zu oft einfach vor uns hin"

Familienvater Thor Braarvig hat seinen gesamten Besitz verkauft, um mit seiner Familie eine Weltreise zu machen. Sein wichtigstes Ziel: endlich zur …