ζ Courtney Tenz

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27 Jokes About Running That Will Make You Laugh Then Cry

"My running form could be described as 'drunk woman slowly being chased by no one.'"

Against Self-Criticism: Adam Phillips on How Our Internal Critics Enslave Us, the Stockholm Syndrome of the Superego, and the Power of Multiple Interpretations

“In broaching the possibility of being, in some way, against self-criticism, we have to imagine a world in which celebration is less suspect than criticism.”<p>I have thought and continued to think a great deal about the relationship between critical thinking and cynicism — what is the tipping point …

Salvador Dalí

#Vanlife, the Bohemian Social-Media Movement

What began as an attempt at a simpler life quickly became a life-style brand.<p>Emily King and Corey Smith had been dating for five months when they took a trip to Central America, in February, 2012. At a surf resort in Nicaragua, Smith helped a lanky American named Foster Huntington repair the dings …

RVs

Falling

<i>The Hedgehog Review</i>: Vol. 16 No. 3 (Fall 2014)<p>Falling<p>William McPherson<p>Audio brought to you by curio.io, a <i>Hedgehog Review</i> partner.<p>Reprinted from <i>The</i> …

Silicon Valley Would Rather Cure Death Than Make Life Worth Living

Silicon Valley is coming for death. But it's looking in the wrong place.<p>After disrupting the way we love, communicate, travel, work, and even eat, …

The Trauma of Facing Deportation

In Sweden, hundreds of refugee children have fallen unconscious after being informed that their families will be expelled from the country.<p>Georgi, a Russian refugee who came to Sweden with his family when he was five years old, could talk at length about the virtues of the Volvo. His doctor …

Donald Trump

The Like Button Ruined the Internet

How “engagement” made the web a less engaging place<p>Here’s a little parable. A friend of mine was so enamored of Google Reader that he built a clone when it died. It was just like the original, except that you could add pictures to your posts, and you could Like comments. The original Reader was …

Google Reader

Auf wiedersehen, Putin: Berlin’s new Russian émigrés

It’s 9pm and the Panda Theater is packed out. A tattooed poet with a pierced nose and hair dyed a muddy red bounds on stage, eyes on fire. “Through …

What do working German women have that Canadians don't? Lots of help from above

Women in Canada once flooded the work force at an unprecedented rate. But for the past decade, the number has stalled, while Germany – which used to see us as a model of equity – has surged ahead. Could we have something to learn, asks Doug Saunders, from that country's innovations?<p>When it came to …

The dark side of the brain: Too much emotional intelligence is a bad thing

A new study suggests that profound empathy may come at a price<p>Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with others. But a new study suggests that a knack for eavesdropping on feelings may sometimes come with an extra dose of stress. This and other …

30 Books in 30 Days: Michael Schaub on Jack E. Davis’ ‘The Gulf’ - Critical Mass Blog

by Michael Schaub | Feb-23-2018<p><i>In the 30 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 15, 2018 announcement of the 2017 National Book Critics</i> …

How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality

Ariel Leve offers strategies to stay resilient in the face of psychological abuse that distorts the truth – much like what’s coming from Trump’s administration<p>Right now, many Americans listening to their president are experiencing what I experienced frequently a child. Nothing means anything, and …

Great Migrants: Meet the Former Southerners Who Have Made Milwaukee's North Side Their Home

We're used to tales of crime and blight on the North Side. Here, a nationally acclaimed photojournalist tells a different story, of people who came …

Inspiration

How to Escape the Slush Pile

<b>A self-editing checklist for short story writers</b><i>This article was written in partnership with the Authors Guild for their Writers’ Resource Library.</i> …

Writing

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

<i>(Editor’s note (1/30/17): In response to President Donald Trump’s immigration order to close U.S. borders to refugees and visitors from seven</i> …

Psychology

I deleted my social media apps because they were turning me into an idiot

Giving up Facebook and Instagram made me realise I was using them to block out real emotions with likes. But I couldn’t help going back<p>In January I deleted all the social media apps from my phone because they were turning me into an idiot.<p>For months I’d been avoiding engaging with anything …

Yes, Your Sleep Schedule is Making You Sick

Jet lag makes everyone miserable. But it makes some people mentally ill.<p>There’s a psychiatric hospital not far from Heathrow Airport that is known for treating bipolar and schizophrenic travelers, some of whom are occasionally found wandering aimlessly through the terminals. A study from the 1980s …

Sleep

The Pink Ghetto of Social Media

In news organizations, female leaders outnumber men in only one division. What does that mean for the future of women in the newsroom?<p><b>By Alana Hope</b> …

Integrated MarCom Translations

If advertising is a mirror on society, Germans like it simple, strive for more, and are looking for a sense of community. That is the conclusion of a …

The Sexy Back Workout

Sculpt a Better Backside<p>1 of 9<p>A strong, toned back does more than allow you to look your best in the most revealing dresses. It's also a key to …

Yoga

Brain Scans Reveal 4 ‘Biotypes’ of Depression

Brain imaging allows researchers and clinicians to look under the hood of mental disorders. Rather than inferring conditions through surface …

Magnetism

Why Molly May Be More Dangerous and Deadly If You're a Woman

Popping molly is more complicated than you think—especially when you're a girl.<p>Hours after taking ecstasy, a teenage girl lies unconscious in a hospital bed in Essex, England. Her mouth gapes open and a tangle of life support tubes snake around her neck. "There's a drug dealer out there selling …

Consciousness

We Refugees

In the first place, we don’t like to be called “refugees.” We ourselves call each other “newcomers” or “immigrants.” Our newspapers are papers for …

Reading Fashion Blogs Is Probably Making You Dumber

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

When It’s Too Late to Stop Fascism, According to Stefan Zweig

The Austrian émigré writer Stefan Zweig composed the first draft of his memoir, “The World of Yesterday,” in a feverish rapture during the summer of 1941, as headlines gave every indication that civilization was being swallowed in darkness. Zweig’s beloved France had fallen to the Nazis the …

Adolf Hitler