Margaret Sherrer

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10 Foods Filled With Probiotics

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> 100 Most Healing Foods<i>, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at</i> …

Nutrition

Cover Story: Jennifer Lawrence, A New Light | Vanity Fair

Cover StoryMarch 2018<p>Jennifer Lawrence, A New Light<p>Cover StoryJennifer Lawrence, A New LightShe may be the highest-paid actress in the world, but Jennifer Lawrence has had a tough year: an emergency landing, a romantic breakup, and her (reluctant) first nude scene, for this month’s <i>Red Sparrow.</i> It …

Red Sparrow

Monica Lewinsky: Emerging from “the House of Gaslight” in the Age of #MeToo

On the 20th anniversary of the Starr investigation, which introduced her to the world, the author reflects on the changing nature of trauma, the de-evolution of the media, and the extraordinary hope now provided by the #MeToo movement.<p><i>How do I know him? Where have I seen him?</i> The Man in the Hat …

Bill Clinton

47 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

And with binge-worthy titles like Netflix original "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond" and Oscar-nominated "Last Men in Aleppo" a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week.<p>You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.<p><b>Here are</b> …

It's Time India Accept Responsibility for Its 1984 Sikh Genocide

1984 remains one of the darkest years in modern Indian history. In June of that year, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ordered a military assault on the …

This is why you cringe when someone else embarrasses themselves

When Jennifer Lawrence falls on a flight of stairs in her own home, she gets up, brushes herself off, and goes on her way. But five years ago she didn’t: she face-planted on live television in a gown, walking up steps to Dolby Theatre stage on her way to accept an Oscar, and covered her face in …

Psychology

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tried the meditation craze that requires no sex, drugs, or talking for 10 days

Over the holidays, dual-CEO Jack Dorsey took a break from running Twitter and Square to try a silent meditation known as Vipassana for 10 days.<p>Vipassana— an ancient Buddhist meditation technique that frequently involves 10 days of silence — is gathering fans in Silicon Valley. The practice aims to …

Meditation

The Human Mosaic of Beauty and Madness: Young Alan Watts on Inner Sanity Amid Outer Chaos

From the abyss of WWII, an elevating reminder that we each contain a universe within that contributes to the universe without.<p><i>“All the goodness and the heroisms will rise up again, then be cut down again and rise up,”</i> John Steinbeck wrote to a friend on the first day of 1941. <i>“It isn’t that the evil</i> …

Sikhism Scriptures and Prayers

Sikhism is a monotheistic religion that was founded over 500 years ago in Punjab, India. Sikh translates to a "disciple" and was created by Guru …

What Do Sikhs Believe?

Sikhism is the fifth-largest religion in the world. The Sikh religion is also one of the newest and has only been in existence for about 500 years. …

What Exactly is Vipassana Meditation?

The distinction between Vipassana meditation and other styles of meditation is crucial and needs to be fully understood. Buddhism addresses two major …

Meditation

Mindfulness in Prison and Beyond

Nearly 30 years ago, Acharya Fleet Maull dove deep into his Buddhist training while incarcerated at a federal prison in Springfield, Missouri. Facing …

Meditation

Celebrating Womanhood and Peace with ‘Mahasati’

Whilst centuries have passed, the story of Mahasati has stood the test of time as a source of inspiration for all. Her life portrays a complex mix of …

York University

A Pill to Make Exercise Obsolete

What if a drug could give you all the benefits of a workout?<p>It was late summer, and the gray towers of the Salk Institute, in San Diego, shaded seamlessly into ocean fog. The austere, marble-paved central courtyard was silent and deserted. The south lawn, a peaceful retreat often used for Tai Chi …

Why opioids are such an American problem

<b>When it comes to taking opioids, the United States has the dubious honour of leading the world.</b><p>For every one million Americans, almost 50,000 doses of opioids are taken every day. That's four times the rate in the UK.<p>There are often good reasons for taking opioids. Cancer patients use them for pain …

Medicine

Trump has started a brain drain back to India

Twelve years later, Sahay, now 50, is still a data architect, still working for the same firm, and still waiting for that green card. It's not clear when he'll clear the government backlog. He does know that his provisional status stalled his career — changing jobs would have required the company …

Immigration

My Journey to the Heart of the FOIA Request

<i>Spenser Mestel | Longreads | September 2017 | 21 minutes (5,400 words)</i>On July 2, 1972, Angela Davis was sitting in the Plateau Seven restaurant in …

Surveillance

How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Drug Addiction

Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti says.<p>Perotti, who is 38 and lives in Genoa, Italy, began snorting cocaine at 17, a rich kid who loved to party. His indulgence gradually …

Drug Addiction

False memories and false confessions: the psychology of imagined crimes

In February 2016, Julia Shaw received a call from a lawyer regarding a criminal case. It involved two sisters who, in 2015, had given the police …

Turn on, tune in, drop by the office

The Silicon Valley avant-garde have turned to LSD in a bid to increase their productivity. Emma Hogan meets the people breakfasting on acid<p>Every …

Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our Phones. Tristan Harris Wants to Rescue Them

Sometimes our smart phones are our friends, sometimes they seem like our lovers, and sometimes they’re our dope dealers. And no one, in the past 12 …

Afghanistan's Young Liberal Elites Challenge the Taliban

A young, liberal elite has emerged in Kabul, including many women. It is taking a stand against the Taliban's atrocities in the form of political and …

“Mainline” churches are emptying. The political effects could be huge.

In April, the New York Times’s Ross Douthat wrote a column arguing — appropriately for a Sunday opinion piece — that liberals need to go to church. More specifically, he argued: “The wider experience of American politics suggests that as liberalism de-churches it struggles to find a …

The quiet crisis: mass eviction shows toll of homelessness on Native Americans

While LA, Seattle and New York regularly garner headlines over homelessness, the ongoing housing emergency on tribal lands is more hidden – but just as dire<p>Sign up to our monthly Outside in America newsletter<p>To Jenece Howe, it seemed like an ordinary yard sale. But as she surveyed the items, …

Housing

Radiohead’s “Creep” Played on the Gayageum, a Korean Instrument Dating Back to the 6th Century

Every now and then, we check in on the fascinating musical world of Luna Lee--a musician who performs Western music on the Gayageum, a traditional …

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Exercise is as good for your brain as it is for your body, and researchers are just beginning to discover why<p>Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities over millennia of stalking and chasing down prey. “We’ve engineered that out of our …

The Brain

Indie bookstores always have the best book recs. So we asked them what to read this summer. - Vox

If you want a really good book recommendation, go to the critics, by all means — but don’t neglect your local independent bookstore. Booksellers have to stay on top of an enormous volume of books, and they have a unique perspective on what’s selling to whom. And really good independent bookstores …

The Trauma of Facing Deportation

In Sweden, hundreds of refugee children have fallen unconscious after being informed that their families will be expelled from the country.<p>Georgi, a Russian refugee who came to Sweden with his family when he was five years old, could talk at length about the virtues of the Volvo. His doctor …

Emotional Intelligence Has a Scary Dark Side, Says Science | Inc.com

Back in 1995, Daniel Goleman published the bestselling book, <i>Emotional Intelligence</i>. It was based on a concept introduced roughly three decades earlier by Michael Beldoch: Emotionally intelligent individuals have the ability to identify and respond to emotions both in themselves and others. Now, …

Emotional Intelligence

The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer

Blow away those digital cobwebs<p>If you want to keep your house clean, you need to dust it regularly; if you want your car to run well, you should service it annually; and if you want your computer to stay speedy and responsive, it needs its own maintenance—a digital spring clean.<p>We're not just …

Operating Systems