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5 Relaxation Techniques for Anxiety - PsyBlog

• Next article in this series: Bad Night’s Sleep? Blame the Full Moon<p>• Previous article: How To Get Rid of Negative Thoughts<p>Learn how to achieve a …

Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever

Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an …

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The Week’s Best Longreads for April 27, 2013

The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week. By David Sessions.<p><b>The Rise of Big DataKenneth Neil Cukier and Viktor</b> …

Arctic will be basically ice-free by summer 2050, NOAA study says

It's been apparent for several years now that the Arctic is melting. But it's melting much faster than most studies previously predicted. As early as 2020 and no later than 2050, it will be almost completely ice-free, according to a new paper out this week. "It's pretty scary how rapidly all this …

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Former Presidential Photographer Reveals Private Moments During Bush Presidency

What the public knows of every world leader is typically the stately, dignified persona that they deliberately project. Thrust into the global stage, …

Nat Geo Photographer on Storytelling and Striving for Authenticity

National Geographic’s Stephen Alvarez is part photographer, part filmmaker and part explorer. That triad makes his photography great because while …

Death of a Revolutionary

Shulamith Firestone helped to create a new society. But she couldn’t live in it.<p>When Shulamith Firestone’s body was found late last August, in her studio apartment on the fifth floor of a tenement walkup on East Tenth Street, she had been dead for some days. She was sixty-seven, and she had battled …

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In Attempt To Break Gridlock, Los Angeles Becomes First City To Synchronize Every Streetlight

The traffic-plagued city has 4,500 lights across 469 square miles.<p>It's amazing how frustrating it can be to drive in L.A. Superhighways are jam-packed, cars crawl along in the worst rush hour of your life even though it's only 2 p.m., and yet no one rides the scary subway. Last summer, it took me …

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Long Night at <i>Today</i>

The knife springs open with a satisfying snap.<p>Matt Lauer, the co-host of the <i>Today</i> show, turns it over in his hand, marveling at the blade.<p>“Come to …

John Goodman: The ESQ&A

The actor talks about Argo, the Coen Brothers, New Orleans, and never quite getting it right<p><i>Published in the October 2012 issue</i><p>Late lunch at Palm Too restaurant, midtown Manhattan.<p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> The mayor made them put the calories on the menu.<p><b>JOHN GOODMAN:</b> Somehow it doesn't faze me. But let me get a …

Sarah Silverman: The ESQ+A

The actress and comic talks about her new movie and her nude scene and "female comics" and Joan Rivers and the evolution of her act<p><i>Published in the August 2012 issue</i><p><i>Monday lunch at Peels restaurant, East Village of Manhattan.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> I see you're still brave enough to wear a hoodie, even in …

Ed Helms: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about Jeff, Who Lives at Home and moonshine and the banjo and making stuff<p><i>Published in the April 2012 issue, on sale soon</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> I just saw <i>Jeff, Who Lives at Home</i> this morning. It was a very symphonic movie.<p><b>ED HELMS:</b> That's a nice word. It's not the funniest movie I've ever done.<p>…

Ricky Gervais: The ESQ+A

The comedian talks about Churchill, Caligula, Gandhi, being invited back to the Globes, and why he'll never host the Oscars. And honesty.<p><i>Lunch at the executive dining room in the HBO building, New York City.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> You look fabulous. If you turn sideways, I don't know if I can even see</b> …

John C. Reilly: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about Carnage and We Need to Talk About Kevin and his unique mug and keeping a low profile anyway. Also: where to get a good hat in Chicago.<p><i>Published in the December 2011 issue</i><p><i>Lunch at the restaurant at the Bowery Hotel in downtown New York.</i><p><b>JOHN C. REILLY [Walking in a little late]:</b> …

Jonah Hill: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about Moneyball (out September 23), losing weight, directing, and having to make a very, very big decision<p><i>Lunch, 1:00 p.m., the restaurant at the Bowery Hotel, New York.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> How much time do you have?<p><b>JONAH HILL:</b> I flew here to talk to you. We could go to the zoo. Anything you …

Louis C.K.: The ESQ+A

A conversation with the stand-up and actor (and writer/director/producer) about Louie and failure and money and burgers and Bill Clinton<p><i>Originally published in the June/July 2011 issue</i><p><i>In Louis's Infiniti G35, on the way to get a bite to eat at the Comedy Cellar in New York.</i><p><b>LOUIS C.K.:</b> I love this …

Mexican drug cartels move deeper into US to tighten grip on narcotics market

Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the US border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work …

The myths of happiness

Three books on how to attain it and what it means<p>WHEN MY CHILDREN WERE YOUNG, my wife and I focused our child-rearing efforts on nurturing intellectual enthusiasm, self-discipline, kindness, empathy, honesty, and ambition. I don’t think we spent 10 minutes worrying about whether our kids were going …

Dreamy Photography by Weerapong Chaipuck

I've been making plans for a big trip through some nice places around the world, and it's always great to see some pictures to inspire me to go to …

Pictures: Extinct Species That Could Be Brought Back

The Boy Who Played With Fusion

Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he’s become one<p>"Propulsion," the nine-year-old says as he leads his dad through the gates of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "I just want to see the propulsion stuff."<p>A young woman guides their group toward a full-scale …

David Byrne’s Hand-Drawn Pencil Diagrams of the Human Condition

<b>David Byrne</b> may have authored both one of last year’s best albums and best music books, but he is also one of the sharpest thinkers of our time and a kind of visual philosopher. About a decade ago, Byrne began making “mental maps of imaginary territory” in a little notebook based on self-directed …

Not So Fast: Not All Media Screwed Up the Iraq Story (Just Almost All)

In a new piece for CNN, headlined “Media’s Failure on Iraq still stings,” the media analyst Howard Kurtz looks back on what went wrong with the media …

4 Tools to Reframe Stress to Feel Less Overwhelmed

<b>“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery</b><p>Stress, strain, tension, worry, overwhelm, nerves, feeling …

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