Taryn Eckstein

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Read Hillary Clinton's Speech on Donald Trump and National Security

Hillary Clinton tore into presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump during a speech on national security Thursday, casting him as “unfit” for the …

On Becoming Anti-Bernie

I started out liking Bernie Sanders, though I leaned slightly toward Hillary Clinton. Yet I’ve come to the point where I can barely stand his face, …

Middle-class

Why Love Can Make You Crazy

<i>by Dena Domenicali-Rochelle, LCSW</i><p>As a practicing psychoanalyst, I can confidently declare: Everybody goes a little bit crazy at the beginning of a …

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

Creativity

What Caused the Great Crime Decline in the U.S.?

After decades of soaring levels of homicides and drug violence, the country’s crime rate plunged dramatically over the last 25 years. What happened?<p><i>A&Q is a special series that inverts the classic Q&A, taking some of the most frequently posed solutions to pressing matters of policy and exploring</i> …

National Academy of Sciences

Why Bernie Sanders Can't Govern

Hillary Clinton’s realistic attitude is the only thing that can effect change in today’s political climate.<p>Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz have something in common. Both have an electoral strategy predicated on the ability of a purist candidate to revolutionize the electorate—bringing droves of chronic …

Government

Half the World’s People Live on 1 Percent of Its Land

Mapping population density around the world<p>In the simple map above lies a stark spatial imbalance: Half the people in the world cram into just one percent of the Earth’s surface (in yellow), and the other half sprawl across the remaining 99 percent (in black).<p>Data viz extraordinaire Max Galka …

Geography

Ryan Sutton's Top 21 Dishes of 2015

<b>Dominique Ansel's Sage Brownie: Dessert of the Year</b><p>Cronut creator Dominique Ansel is possibly the world's most recognizable pastry chef, so it's fitting that he's created the best brownie in the universe. He wraps the chocolate-y cake in cedar paper, adds sage, and then adds BLOWTORCH. The taste is …

Why America Is Moving Left

Republicans may have a lock on Congress and the nation’s statehouses—and could well win the presidency—but the liberal era ushered in by Barack Obama is only just beginning.<p>Over roughly the past 18 months, the following events have transfixed the nation.<p>In July 2014, Eric Garner, an African …

Middle-class

World Heritage Site Pictures: Taj Mahal

A tribute to a beloved wife, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, has gleamed on the banks of the Yamuna River for nearly four centuries.

Travel Photography

The Algorithm That Creates Diets That Work for You

It crunches hundreds of factors to make personalized plans for controlling blood sugar. Some people even get cake and cookies.<p>Take a slice of cake and cut it in two. Eat one half, and let a friend scoff the other. Your blood-sugar levels will both spike, but to different degrees depending on your …

Diabetes

Amanpour, CNN Analysts Rip Obama on ISIS: 'The Strategy Is Not Working'

On Monday, CNN's Christiane Amanpour and two of her network's analysts blasted President Obama moments after he ended a press conference where he …

The Gene Hackers

A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.<p>At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. He is also among the most accomplished. In 1999, while still a high-school student, in Des …

Genetics

Americans used to get happier in their thirties. Not any more

For decades, Americans struggled through angst-filled and turbulent teenage years only to become happier once they reached the full bloom of adulthood. But that link between age and happiness disappeared in 2010, according to a study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science on Nov. …

Mindfulness fixes your brain while boosting your performance

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of …

Mindfulness

7 Questions to Ask Yourself If You're Constantly Anxious

The other day my friend asked if I could broach the subject of emotional wellbeing with her father. His generation is one where mental health awareness doesn't exist. She hoped that he'd have some peace from his long-standing anxiety, because he was suffering from a terminal illness. I had an hour, …

What ‘Leaning In’ Leaves Out: Anne-Marie Slaughter’s ‘Unfinished Business’

Her essay on quitting a top Obama post to care for her son killed the ideal of ‘having it all.’ In her new book, Anne-Marie Slaughter says no one can …

New Jersey

Where Bernie and Hillary Really Disagree

The two leading Democratic candidates differ not just on policy, but also on whether the nation needs incremental reforms or revolutionary change.<p>The most revealing moment of last night’s Democratic presidential debate came near the end, when CNN moderator Anderson Cooper asked the candidates to …

Middle-class

The Smartest Ways to Network at a Party

Reading a room is a skill that can be learned; a guide to nonverbal cues like how people stand or hold their hands<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Some people enter a room of strangers and glide along from one lively conversation to …

What’s the most satisfying job in the world? You’d be surprised

Psychologist Barry Schwartz explores the meaning and engagement that some workers feel about professions you might not expect to be fulfilling.<p>Why do …

Smart menstrual cup tracks your periods and knows if you're ill

A common complaint from women about tampons is that wearing one is annoying and messy. On top of that, every time one is used, there's a risk of contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome, a life-threatening bacterial infection. It's one of the reasons that menstrual cups have entered mainstream use, since …

Menstruation

The world's most colorful cities have no need for an Instagram filter

Most cities are colorful: They have different districts, interesting people, and unique stories. But let's drop the metaphor and focus on real …

Travel

10 Smart Tricks to Make Cleaning Easier

<b>Use ice cubes to deodorize a garbage disposal</b><p>Tired of your stinky garbage disposal? Get rid of odious odors: Feed ice cubes made of vinegar down your …

50 apps to improve your smartphone

A recent study by market research firm Nielsen claimed that the average person uses 27 apps a month, which sounds like very few considering that Apple and Google’s app stores both have more than 1m apps available. The key, of course, is that the 27 apps can be almost entirely different, depending …

Apps

How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?

Deep anxiety about the ability to have children later in life plagues many women. But the decline in fertility over the course of a woman’s 30s has been oversold. Here’s what the statistics really tell us—and what they don’t.<p>In the tentative, post-9/11 spring of 2002, I was, at 30, in the midst of …

Fuck Yes or No

Think about this for a moment: Why would you ever choose to be with someone who is not excited to be with you?<p>There’s a grey area in dating many …

Relationships