Billy Drum

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The cycle of porn and loneliness

Richmond, Va., Jul 11, 2018 / 05:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Andy*, a devout Catholic and recently married man in his twenties, encountered a vicious …

Psychology

[LISTEN] How can you avoid burnout? The author of a new book shares her tips

In 2014 business owner, mother, wife and ultra marathon runner Kathy Mann began getting sick.<p>Sick from stress. She was suffering from burnout.<p>Burnout …

Ultramarathons

17 of the most amazing Unesco World Heritage sites to visit in Spain

<b>Alcalá de Henares - university and historic precinct</b><p><i>Photo: Ralmundo Pastor/Wikimedia Commons.</i><p>Located just 35km northeast of Madrid, Alcalá de Henares …

European Travel

Your Ultimate Guide to Spain’s Fairy Tale Castles

From towering keeps used on ‘Game of Thrones’ to others that may have inspired Disney, Spain has its fair share of unforgettable castles.<p>Wherever you …

European Travel

3 Crucial Ways To Avoid Burnout

Working a 70-hour week isn’t cool. It means that you have sacrificed something important – exercise, time with family, downtime. I cringe when a client tells me they work a 60- to 70-hour workweek. Overwork can take a toll on you in ways you may not even realize. I’m not talking about a big project …

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

Brainwaves

Spain’s raiders of the lost arch

The discovery in the Jaén countryside of the starting point of the 1,500-kilometer-long main Roman road in Andalusia is being described as “one of …

How To Make Good Action Steps

Memorize or innovate? Cambridge’s Spanish faculty members compare methods

Educators at the prestigious British university criticize learning model used in Spain’s public institutions<p>At Cambridge University, exams are …

Secret Spain: little-known sites that are well worth a visit

Whether natural or man-made, these striking locations receive a fraction of the visitors they deserve<p>1. Veletas Palace water deposit (Cáceres)<p>Sitting …

Five places in Spain that are not where you think they are

You might be surprised to discover that not all Islamic palaces are located in Andalusia...<p><b>Andalusia? No, Zaragoza</b><p>Islam’s power in the Iberian …

Disaster of your own making? How (not) to handle burnout

I’m tired.<p>Not like I-need-a-nap tired. I mean drained-of-all-resources tired.<p>As a designer, one of my biggest thrills is a blank space. It’s my job …

How Much Can You Earn Teaching English in Spain?

So you want to turn your Spanish vacation into a full-time job? For many, especially those without Spanish language skills, English teaching is the …

Avoid Burnout With These Small Changes to the Way You Work

Follow these five tips to work smarter, not harder.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Workplace burnout is real. I know, because I've been there, and I know most others have as well at some point or another. Thrive Global's Arianna Huffington is no different. She's on a …

Still-Secret Spain: 9 Fairy-Tale Towns Off the Tourist Track

For unspoiled nature, centuries-old architecture, and guaranteed tranquility, hole up in one of these postcard-perfect villages.<p>If you’ve been to …

Why are Spaniards the only people in Europe obsessed with window blinds?

Spain enjoys plenty of hours of sun, but yet apartments and houses are often completely shut off to natural light. Why is this?<p>“It’s like Spaniards …

Top 10 sure signs you've gone native in Spain

Have you completely given up on saying please, thank you and sorry?<p>Do you kiss complete strangers without a second thought?<p>If so, it's time to face …

Spain's Best Kept Secrets- 15 Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Spain

The beauty of Spain lies in its sleepy, forgotten corners. This is where the real drama unfolds- mesmerizing sights and timeless heritage. If you’ve …

12 landscapes that look like they’re from another planet (but are actually in Spain)

In places like the eerie deserts of Aragón or fairy-like forests in La Gomera, you would be forgiven for thinking you had taken a trip into outer …

Life As A Lonely Renter: 'I Can Be Surrounded By People And Still Feel Alone'

Young renters are particularly susceptible to loneliness according to new statistics.<p>“I’ve had a fair few evenings at home, alone, thinking about how …

It Takes 90 Hours to Make a New Friend

You probably know that adding people to your inner circle takes time, but how much time it actually takes to go from strangers to buddies has been …

Here's How Many Hours it Takes to Make a Friend, According to Science

New research looks at how long it takes to progress from being just acquaintances to casual friends and eventually to more close friends.<p>If you want to be friends, you've got to put in the time. And new research attempts to determine exactly how many hours it takes to forge that friendship.<p>In a …

Science

New series on Spanish Civil War planned by creators of 'The Wire'

Called "A Dry Run," the show will tell the story of "a group of American brigade members who come to fight in Spain against fascism during the civil …

The friends I’ve lost since moving abroad

Australian student and journalist Eden Gillespie has a lament that may sound familiar to those who, like her, have swapped countries: where have all …

People with depression use language differently – here's how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the …

A Cure for Disconnection

In the world of Peanuts, Charlie Brown once visited Lucy's psychiatry booth and asked, "Can you cure loneliness?"<p>"For a nickel, I can cure anything," …

Chris Wilkinson column: Build your resiliency to avoid burnout

<b>By Chris Wilkinson</b><p>Last month’s column on burnout received a lot of attention. I can only surmise that it’s because so many of us have either gone …

Top 10

13 things foreigners do that make Spaniards feel really awkward

So here's The Local's guide to help foreigners in Spain avoid provoking sidewards glances and awkward silences.<p><b>Shaking hands</b><p><i>Photo:</i> …

Eight amazing ski resorts in Spain

<b>1. Benasque</b><p><i>Photo: yimix / Flickr Creative Commons</i><p>Nestled within the Posets-Maladetas nature reserve in the Spanish Pyrenees, Benasque is perfect for …