Kristina Ray

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The Reluctant Memoirist

It was in Miami, last December, while sitting on a panel at an international book fair, that I tried to piece together the chain of events that had …

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Loyola University

Secret Teacher: I dare not tell anyone about my personality disorder

The stigma is such that, while it makes me a great teacher, I can’t disclose my condition. But it’s getting harder to hide and I’m worried I’ll have to quit<p>You know me, you’ve seen me at parents’ evenings. I’m the teacher at the next desk – the popular one, the one you all want to teach your …

Senators address solutions to California’s foster care system’s reliance on psych meds

SACRAMENTO — In a sharp rebuke, the chairman of a powerful Senate committee on Tuesday admonished state officials for failing many of California’s …

These 17 States Could Have Legalized Marijuana After Next Year

A marijuana legalization initiative in Ohio received enough signatures to get on the November 2015 ballot, Secretary of State Jon Husted announced on …

The adventures of hitchBOT: Robot hitchikes across North America, in pictures - Telegraph

Lone Gunmen Trio Returning for Fox's X-Files Revival Series

Three more fan-favorite characters just RSVP’d (possibly from beyond the grave) to Fox’s upcoming <i>X-Files</i> revival series.<p>Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, …

Taylor Swift's response to Nicki Minaj was faux-feminist and tone deaf

What the hell happened on Twitter last night? In a week that has witnessed Rachel Dolezal’s return, the Ashley Madison hack and those Gawker resignations, we didn’t need any more garbage news – and it’s only Wednesday. But the announcement of this year’s MTV’s Video Music Award nominees caused a …

New Planned Parenthood Video Shows Abortionist Selling Baby Parts

A new video has been released in an update on the Planned Parenthood case that revealed the organization has been selling fetal tissue and body parts …

Texas officials release dashcam footage of Sandra Bland’s arrest

Video of the July 10 traffic stop that led to Sandra Bland‘s arrest was released online Tuesday by the Texas Department of Public Safety hours after …

Artificial City Designed Exclusively For Self-Driving Cars Opens in US

Welcome to Mcity, population zero.<p>With its two-dimensional building facades looking like something out of a Hollywood Western town, you might expect …

A study reveals a painful truth behind a story about Chris Rock's neighbors.

Back in 2008, Chris Rock shared a story about the neighborhood he has the privilege of living in today.<p>Rock lives in Alpine, New Jersey, a town …

New Jersey

Gay parents fight to leave Thailand with surrogate baby daughter

US man and Spanish husband have been refused consent by surrogate mother to leave country after she claims they were not ‘an ordinary couple’<p>A same-sex couple is embroiled in a legal battle in Thailand after the surrogate mother who gave birth to their child has refused to allow them to leave the …

LGBTQI

Here's What Marijuana Does to Broken Bones

Fracture a joint? Smoke a joint. Or at least that's what researchers from Tel Aviv University have suggested after studying the effects of marijuana …

Martin O'Malley Apologizes For Saying "All Lives Matter"

O’Malley Says Remarks Were a Mistake<p>This past weekend, the progressive Netroots Nation conference was held in Phoenix, Arizona. As part of the …

The lunchtime revolution at a school for children with autism

Photograph: Richard Saker for Observer Food Monthly<p>Lunch at Queensmill school.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/15/1436956033448/c2eeb42c-154e-481d-9175-03ce0db33d23-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Richard Saker for Observer Food Monthly<p>Lunch at Queensmill …

Autism

6 arrested in China after dressing room sex video goes viral

It's been the buzz of the Chinese Internet for days: a viral video of a young couple having sex in the dressing room of a Uniqlo clothing store in Beijing's Sanlitun neighborhood. Shared millions of times over, the footage has prompted hordes of selfie-taking gawkers to descend on the shop and set …

Uniqlo

Coping With Schizophrenia

Arieti S., & Brody, E. (1974). <i>American handbook of psychiatry</i>, (Vol. 3) (2nd ed.). New York: Harper and Row.<p>Brown, G. W., Carstairs, G. M., & …

More sex please, but just don’t tell us to do it

As a recent study proves, turning anything fun into a chore can ruin it, so how can we enjoy things without the obligation trap?<p>A new study of the link between sex and happiness has been getting lots of media attention – presumably because it’s about sex, and for the staff of traffic-hungry media …

Jesus Is Gay

Jesus is gay. I use the present tense because as a gay Christian, he is with me now and throughout the eternal life of my soul.<p>How did I come to take gay Jesus as my savior? As the world has grown more embracing of the GLBT community so have many people of faith...but not all.<p>I was drawn back to my …

How marriage equality won, in one incredibly moving video

Karma Envelopes

Pentagon to Lift Transgender Ban in the Military

The Pentagon announced Monday that it will stop barring transgender people from serving in the military.<p>In a statement, Secretary of Defense Ash …

The Biggest Threat to Americans? Other Americans With Guns

Russia, ISIS, yadda yadda. The biggest existential threat to Americans is other Americans—specifically, the ones armed to the teeth.<p>What do you think …

Why mind-reading is a science, not a magic trick

Electrical activity within the brain means that our thoughts can be read and understood<p>You may believe your thoughts are intangible and inscrutable, but all mental activity is communicated via electrical impulses. As our understanding of the brain improves, we’re increasingly able to decode our …

The Brain

Believe Out Loud

With all the victories we receive, we must remember to continue the fight for LGBTQ liberation for people like this teacher. ---->http://ow.ly/OQ20K

How I escaped my family's anxiety trap

In her grandmother's day it was known as melancholia, and treated with electro-shock therapy. In her mother's it led to clinical depression that left her confined to the house. Now, as research shows anxiety is passed down by our genes, Linda Kelsey explains how she broke free from her fearful …

North Carolina’s End Run Around Marriage Equality

SECOND NEXUS PERSPECTIVES<p>A small, frail woman in her early eighties walks into a post office on Cape Hatteras Island, North Carolina. She steps up to …

LGBTQI

Gratitude: the latest self-help trend that could change your life

What if you could de-stress and double your energy with just two little words? Anna Hart says 'thank you' to the new self-help trend taking the world by storm<p>When was the last time you popped a cork to celebrate something? In my decade as a journalist, I’ve never once gone out with friends to …

Former Disney Chief Says Beautiful Women 'Usually Not Funny'

Michael Eisner thinks that funny, beautiful women are hard to find.<p>That’s what the former Disney CEO told an audience Thursday at the Aspen Ideas …