Paul Miernik

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The Coming Clean-Air War Between Trump and California

The outcome will shape the planet’s climate for generations.<p>In the weeks after the election of Donald Trump, friends and journalists called Deborah Sivas with roughly the same question: How bad could things get?<p>Sivas is a professor of environmental law at Stanford University, and she has decades of …

Newt Gingrich: 'Independent' Investigator Needed for Trump-Russia Probe

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wants a special investigator to review the Trump team's alleged contact with Russian officials during the campaign — one of the few prominent Republicans calling for such an examination.<p>Gingrich, when asked about the use of a special prosecutor Tuesday on Fox …

Donald Trump

To blunt Trumpism, resistance will need to translate into votes

Republican members of<p>Congresswill be happy to return to the serenity and safety of Washington after spending a week back in their home districts either hiding fromTrump-troubled constituents or braving a gantlet of angry protesters at raucous town hall meetings.<p>Democratic-leaning citizens are riled …

Affordable Care Act

Factory CEOs tell Trump: Jobs exist, skilled applicants don't

President Trumpbrought two dozen chief executives of manufacturing companies to theWhite Houseon Thursday and declared their collective commitment to restoring factory jobs lost to foreign competition.<p>Yet some of the CEOs suggested that there were still plenty of openings for U.S. factory jobs but …

Donald Trump

How Donald Trump Made a Norwegian Playwright The Most Important Man of the Moment.

Donald Trump likely has never heard of Henrik Ibsen, but the president just put journalists sticking up to him in excellent company.<p>When I saw Donald …

Why Loneliness Affects So Many Young People

You're not supposed to feel lonely while you're young, surrounded by friends and family, but the truth is it's a bigger concern among young people than any other age group.<p><i>Illustration by Glenn August</i><p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>In 2010, the Mental Health Foundation found that …

Depression Steals Your Soul and Then It Takes Your Friends

It's so easy to cut off friends who are persistently difficult, self-absorbed, nasty, and decidedly "other." Especially if they cut themselves off first.<p>Depression is a thief. It'll rob you of your time, your thoughts, and your sense of self. But before all of that, it'll take your friends.<p>Unlike …

Scottish Newspaper Previews Trump Inauguration as an Episode of Twilight Zone

The Herald in Scotland pretty much said what we were all thinking this weekend, announcing the inauguration of Donald Trump like a four-year episode …

US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment at Russia's doorstep

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — American soldiers rolled into Poland on Thursday, fulfilling a dream some Poles have had since the fall of communism in 1989 to …

Russia

Potential Conflicts Around the Globe for Trump, the Businessman President

MANILA — On Thanksgiving Day, a Philippine developer named Jose E. B. Antonio hosted a company anniversary bash at one of Manila’s poshest hotels. He had much to be thankful for.<p>In October, he had quietly been named a special envoy to the United States by the Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte. …

Donald Trump

Robin Williams' Widow Wrote a Devastating Piece About Her Husband's Mental Disease

It's been two years since his passing.<p>In 2014, Robin Williams took his own life at the age of 63. It wasn't until an autopsy was performed that his family learned he had a neurological ailment called Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), a disease similar to Alzheimer's. LBD attacked parts of his brain, making …

Robin Williams

Why the 'Happiness Hormone' Serotonin May Actually Make You Scared

The science of happiness is getting complicated.<p>Serotonin was supposed to be our friend. Though often referred to by science blogs as the "happiness hormone," in recent years, serotonin's role in making us happy has come into question.<p>If you've ever taken selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors …

Neuroscience

Trump on immigration: No amnesty, no pivot

<b>Phoenix (CNN) —</b> That idea that Donald Trump is softening his immigration policy: Not going to happen.<p>The Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday re-upped the harsh immigration rhetoric that electrified his primary campaign, vowing "no amnesty" for undocumented migrants living in the United …

Donald Trump

Why some people are wired to be lightweight drinkers

The mystery of how some friends end up tipsy after a single glass of wine, while others can drink pint after pint without seeming any worse for wear has finally been solved by scientists.<p>Scientists at Washington State University have found that, for some people, a receptor in the brain overreacts …

Alcohol

Antidepressants may increase anxiety by activating serotonin-driven brain pathway

Study in mice challenges idea that neurotransmitter serotonin is only linked to happy moods.<p>Antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake …

How to Supercharge Your Dopamine Levels to Never Feel Sad, Stressed or Depressed Again

Our brain releases a neurotransmitter, dopamine, which is crucial for numerous essential bodily functions.<p>Dopamine is great for the following body …

How Anxiety Turns Into Panic

If you read Part 3: Anxiety and the Fear/Adrenaline Cycle, then you probably have a basic understanding of what your anxious symptoms are all</i> …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

Are Women Inherently More Anxious Than Men?

A new study says women are more prone to anxiety disorders than men—but is it as straightforward as it seems?<p>According to recent Cambridge University research, women are nearly twice as likely to experience anxiety as men. The study, published in the journal Brain and Behavior, combined evidence of …

Mental Health

Cognitive Impairment in Depression

Do cognitive deficits improve when depressive symptoms improve?<p>Emotional processing, motivational processing, and cognitive processing each require …

Permanent Present Tense: Pioneering Scientist Suzanne Corkin on How the Famous Amnesiac H.M. Illuminates the Paradoxes of Memory and the Self

“Even if we will never completely understand the way the brain works, whatever small part of the truth we are able to learn will bring us one step closer to understanding who we are.”<p><i>“It’s the past that tells us who we are. Without it we lose our identity,”</i> legendary cosmologist Stephen Hawking …

The Brain

10 Ways to Be More Mindful at Work

fatumwr/Adobe StockMindfulness may seem like a great idea, but how do you become more mindful in the context of a busy work day? You may have emails, …

Mindfulness

5 Ways to Stop Your Mind From Sabotaging All Your Hard Work

Once you understand the effect your mental programming has on your life, use these simple strategies to overcome dysfunctional patterns and ensure future success.<p><i>The first article in this 3-part series ("</i>3 Parts of Your Mind That Affect Your Ability to Make Decisions<i>") explained the basic makeup of</i> …