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Bile, Bullshit, and Bernie

The new issue of <i>Jacobin</i>, “Up From Liberalism,” will be out February 4. Check out <b>​</b>our preview and subscribe <b>​</b>today.For the last two weeks or so, I have …

Middle-class

Healing Addiction Through Community: A Much Longer Road Than it Seems?

<b>Healing Addiction Through Community: A Much Longer Road Than it Seems?</b><b><br>Bruce K. Alexander</b><p>Revised Version of Keynote Address at the “Creating Caring …

New York Times

A psychologist reveals the biggest predictor of happiness — and it's not money

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically and then prove that it could be," he said.<p>And then …

Psychology

Inside the GOP Clown Car

On the campaign trail in Iowa, Donald Trump's antics have forced the other candidates to get crazy or go home<p>T<p>he thing is, when you actually think …

The Fox News freakshow lumbers on: Why this week’s GOP debates were a postmodern farce

Thursday’s debates should make it official — a key player in the GOP primary is even weirder than Donald Trump<p>Ours is an extraordinary time to be alive. Yet since most of us aren’t independently wealthy, most of us can’t devote ourselves to truly understanding this boundless, disordered world. If …

Republicans

Artificial flavors are making you hate healthy food

The Dorito didn't start out as the fluorescent cheesy triangle we all know and love. First it was a regular, salted tortilla chip. And it was …

What to Do With Your Mind During Meditation

<i>By Lodro Rinzler</i><p>I have been teaching peaceful-abiding meditation for 14 years now, and over that time I have realized that there are many misconceptions about what to do with your mind during meditation. If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and …

Meditation

What Smoking Weed Can Do To Your Relationship

Smoking marijuana is affecting your dating and sex life more than you think.<p>Now that 23 states and DC have legalized weed, 4 of them for recreational use as well as medical, the debate about whether it enhances – or ruins – sex and relationships is raging hotter than ever. Can a couple survive when …

Relationships

The Lazy Way to an Awesome Life: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

We all want an awesome life. And very often you know what you need to do to improve it… but you don’t do it.<p>I don’t blame you. Hey, some of that …

Happiness

Millennials feel too ‘guilty’ to take advantage of a common work benefit — and it’s affecting their productivity

A study conducted by Alamo Rent a Car on vacation habits found that 40 percent of all Americans who receive paid vacation benefits did not use all of their allotted time off in 2014. Nineteen percent said they did not use at least five days of their paid vacation time in 2014.<p>The study asked those …

The Workplace

Urban Farming - Hobby Farms

UF<p>Urban Farming<p>January 29, 2018<p>Hoosiers with varied backgrounds and skills form a collective with two city farms, hoping to make a living and help …

10 classic vodka cocktail recipes

From Cosmopolitans to Moscow Mules, there's all sorts of delicious drinks you can whip up with a bottle of vodka<p>Before we begin, I must make a small confession. I have been a little sniffy about vodka in the past. I have even called it unfinished gin. But, thanks to some rather pure and delicious …

Internal Documents Show Fossil Fuel Industry Has Been Aware of Climate Change for Decades

<i>ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson supports a carbon tax, but insists climate models "simply are not that good" and don't justify a dramatic shift away from fossil fuels.</i><p>Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse created a stir recently when he speculated that fossil fuel companies may be violating federal …

Climate

Thomas Piketty attacks hypocritical Germans for insisting on Greek austerity: They’re “a huge joke”

“Germany is <em>the</em> country that’s never paid its debt” and has “no standing to lecture other nations”<p>In an interview with the German publication Die Zeit, economist Thomas Piketty lashed out at conservatives in Germany and France for their "shocking ignorance of history" on the matter of debt …

Europe

Missing the whole Bernie Sanders point

Here’s a story about how the Hillary Clinton campaign is growing worried about the crowds Bernie Sanders is drawing in Iowa.<p>It quotes Carter Eskew as saying Sanders has gone from being an annoyance to a threat. The story ought to have led with that. “Bernie Sanders: Annoyance or Threat?” This would …

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Speaks

<i>When Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders told</i> The Nation <i>last year that he was “prepared to run for president,” he said he would do so only if it was clear</i> …

Middle-class

We need a new Democratic party: On TPP, workers’ rights and income inequality, they are as bad as GOP

The current system is hopeless for creating progressive change. Let’s take a page from marriage activists and fight<p>Labor unions were angry with President Clinton for signing into law the North American Free Trade Agreement. They pressured Congress to act to revisit the law. When the House of …

Middle-class

Inequality isn’t just bad for the economy — it’s toxic for the environment

The pope’s encyclical on climate change was received with both enormous enthusiasm and criticism, reactions that will only intensify as he continues …

Economics

CloseUP: Bernie Sanders reacts to favorable poll numbers

CloseUP: Bernie Sanders reacts to favorable poll numbers<p>Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sits down with Josh McElveen on …

Middle-class

The evidence piles up: Austerity poisons economic growth

Why has the post-recession recovery been so slothful, both here in the U.S. and abroad?<p>The answer has been plain for years: Government leaders pursued policies of austerity, cutting public spending with the fanaticism of moral crusaders. The almost universal result was a stifling of economic growth.<p>…

How the cult of celebrity is destroying American politics

<b>(AP/Susan Walsh/Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>It isn’t just Trump, Huckabee & Palin — the entire process has been tainted by narratives right out of reality TV<p>Edwin Lyngar<p>July 6, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>I have a deep love of personal stories like those explored in memoir and essay. …

Reality TV

Helicopter parenting is increasingly correlated with college-age depression and anxiety.

<i>Excerpted from</i> <b>How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success</b> <i>by Julie Lythcott-Haims, out now from Henry</i> …

Mental Health

The Conversation: In-depth analysis, research, news and ideas from leading academics and researchers.

Companies developing autonomous vehicles are missing out on the local knowledge and values of the people who live where these cars are tested. And …

Philae comet could be home to alien life, say scientists

Astronomers say features of comet landed on by spacecraft in November, such as black crust and icy lakes, suggest living micro-organisms beneath surface<p>Stuart Clark: No alien life on Philae comet<p>The comet landed on by the spacecraft Philae could well be home to an abundance of alien microbial life, …

Philae

What life is like in the Norwegian city where the sun doesn't rise or set 4 months out of year

Then the days get progressively longer until the Midnight Sun period, from May to July, when it never sets. After the midnight sun, the days get shorter and shorter again until the Polar Night, and the yearly cycle repeats.<p>So, perhaps understandably, many people had a hard time relating when I told …

New Jersey

Insects may be able to feel fear, anger and empathy, after all

A recent survey suggests that, for most of us who have ever had a pet companion, it’s a no-brainer that mammals and birds are emotional creatures, sharing emotions with multiple species and not just their own. Yet despite the thousands of YouTube videos and hundreds of recent scientific studies …

Honey Bees

Your Dating Insecurities Are Big Data Artists' Paint

Beautiful visualizations of human life emerge in the works of data artists Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg.<p>Data artists Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg invent color platforms and graphics for people to think and talk about data as art. The collaborators are leaders of Google's Big …

Data Visualization

21 Simple Ideas For Adorable DIY Terrariums

For even the most botanically inept, terrariums are super easy to make and incredibly low-maintenance. They also make pretty much the best gifts or party favors ever.