Shela Brooks

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Teaching the Power of Visual Storytelling - An interview with Reza | LensCulture

Sitting in the foyer of Webistan, you are surrounded by history. Meter-long <i>National Geographic</i> covers hang next to old exhibition catalogues and vibrant posters document events long since past.<p>The occasion for much of this history is one man—Reza. An award-winning photographer, a globally …

Storytelling

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Cannabis

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Biomedicine

A Totally Unexpected Antidote To Stress

There's a better way to decompress than snuggling into your couch.<p>One Sunday afternoon, my 8-year-old daughter and I decided to spend the day exploring. We started with a ferry ride to the city, then wandered up to our favorite little tween clothing and gift shop, where she got her nails done and …

The best way to cope with stress? Flexibility

When you encounter stressors in your life, particularly those that are pronounced and disturbing, do you fret, get overly emotional, lapse into neutral, hoping everything will get better if you just avoid the issue, or do you charge into problem-solving mode?<p>Each of those is a common way to deal …

11 easy ways to boost your willpower and concentration

Fortunately, there are dozens of ways to filter out distractions and improve your ability to concentrate for extended periods of time. To find out what some of these strategies are, we sifted through the Quora thread, "How do I improve my concentration and willpower?" and highlighted the most …

Time Management

The Scientific Benefits Of Mind-Wandering

Losing focus and giving in to distractions might not be so bad for us after all.<p>Feeling distracted? Suffering from information overload? You’ve probably heard more than once that you need to “get in the zone” and stop juggling so many thoughts at once. To cope with it all, some people try social …

What stress does to your brain

New research examines the myriad ways chronic stress and anxiety can damage your long-term health<p>Stress can be a dangerous enemy for the brain. In fact, it can have serious effects on your brain's ability to operate properly.<p>While stress appears to have originated from our instinctual "fight or …

20 Greatest Quotes From The Dalai Lama

<b>We’ve collected the top 20 quotes from The Dalai Lama for your inspirational and motivational reading pleasure. Check them out:</b><p>1. Happiness is not …

Happiness

7 Natural Ways To Boost Your Brain Power + Sharpen Your Mind

Sure, there's not much you can do to stop time. You can however, improve the <i>quality</i> of your life within the time you have — and that includes keeping …

The Brain

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Stephen Colbert Shares Why He Thinks Women Should Be in Charge of Everything

<i>Brand-new Late Show host Stephen Colbert comes clean: He loves women. Can't get enough of 'em. Thinks they should be in charge of everything. Hear him out.</i><p>First off, it's an honor to be writing for <i>Glamour</i>, a magazine so sophisticated it has an extra u in the title. All the finest publications do, …

Stopping Procrastinating can make us Happier

Quick links about Procrastination:<p>What is Procrastination?<br>• Why do We Procrastinate?<br>• The Consequences of Procrastinating<br>• What Can We Do to Stop …

3 Spiritual Practices You're Already Doing

If you identify as an introvert, it’s likely that you’ve personally experienced the misconceptions of introversion and have been fighting these assumptions for much of your life. You know them well: introverts are reclusive, stuck in their heads, and—let’s not forget—shy.<p>Because we live in an …

Connect To Your Pet’s Heart And Help Them Heal

Many of us have longed to have the ability to direct healing. When our pets are diagnosed with serious illness we often feel victimized by the …