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Watch five years in the life of the sun in under 3 minutes | The Star

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has celebrated its fifth anniversary with a time-lapse video that shows five years in the life of the sun in two …

Risk and respect – what to know about disclosing mental illness at work

Deciding to disclose information about a non-obvious disability at work is complicated and potentially risky, no matter what you do for a living. For …

Day Four: Memory is not accurate. Nope, not even yours. (Twelve Days of Wisdom)

Our memories can seem so vivid and realistic, it’s hard to believe they’re not literally true! But memory doesn’t work like a video camera.<p>For one …

How to Rebuild Your Life After a Mental Illness Hospital Stay

You've just had your first or fifth hospitalization for mental illness. How do you begin to rebuild your life? Where do you start?<p>The most important first step is to secure providers. You'll need both a therapist and a psychiatrist. The therapist will handle your talk therapy. They will help you …

Mental Health

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

About 12 months ago, I came across an intriguing <i>Forbes</i> post called “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.”<p>So of course I blogged about it …

Along the towpath of life.

The ultimately othered Other

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The Art of the Handshake

A perfunctory gesture? Hardly. It defines you. It defines the exchange. A hands-on study of a subtle craft.<p><b>THE HAND IS AN INTIMATE BODY PART.</b> Its very shape and condition tell a lot about who you are. I've always hated my hands. They're meaty and fat, the very definition of a paw. In college I …

Body Language

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Confucius Comes Home

Move over, Mao.<p>In my fifth year in Beijing, I moved into a one-story brick house beside the Confucius Temple, a seven-hundred-year-old shrine to China’s most important philosopher. The temple, which shared a wall with my kitchen, was silent. It had gnarled cypress trees and a wooden pavilion that …

After relativism

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