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Its GDP Is Depressed, but Argentina Leads World in Shrinks Per Capita

Media Psychologist Gabriel Rolón Spreads Empathy Around This Anxious Nation<p>By<p>Matt Moffett<p>BUENOS AIRES -- When celebrity psychoanalyst Gabriel Rolón picked up the phone, the man on the line said he was holding a loaded gun and was ready to blow his brains out.<p>Mr. Rolón was recently recounting the …

Buenos Aires

25 Reasons Why I Stopped Reading Your Book

I don’t read novels like I used to.I want to, but can’t. That’s for a lot of reasons — for one, it’s time. I write a lot. I have a five-year-old. …

Writing

The secret code to writing a bestseller

A new book claims to have the formula to a bestselling novel – but can an algorithm help writers have a hit? Hephzibah Anderson investigates.<p>“I loved New York with the kind of mad passion I reserved for only one other thing in my life.” For millions of readers the world over, that opening sentence …

Writing

7 Reasons You Need Story Theory

Just as in fiction itself, the writer’s life is marked by several major turning points–perhaps the most important of which is discovering story …

Revive A Scene With Verbs

<b>As you read</b> through your scenes and manuscripts, it’s likely that you find sections that feel dull or lifeless even if they contain the action and …

Creative Writing

Reporter On The Road

When I travel I like to meet people. Traveling also means meeting people. Meeting the foreigner, the stranger, the local. Discovering those who live …

The Stranger

Reporter On The Road

When I travel I like to meet people. Traveling also means meeting people. Meeting the foreigner, the stranger, the local. Discovering those who live …

The Stranger

I Went To India, and All You Got Were These Lousy Cartoons

<i>An illustrated travelogue</i><p>One year ago, I spent two weeks traveling around India. I had been selected by the global communications firm I work for to …

.. In Bombay

Lunch with the locals, a lounge-worthy library, and a killer sunset<p>Like millions of others who grew up in the city during the 80s, I’ll never be able …

2 Week Road Trip through Ontario and Quebec

2 Week Road Trip through Ontario and Quebec – Canada for First-timers<p>The decision<p>Canada is famous for its remarkable landscapes, endless views and …

13 Amazing Things to Do in India

<i>As crazy as it sounds, I’ve never been to India. I know, right? It’s high up on my list of places to visit but, with so much to see, I’m just saving</i> …

Geoffrey Morrison

Geoff currently writes about travel and technology for CNET, Forbes, and several others.…<p>Continue reading "Writer"…<p>As the A/V Editor for The …

Hobbies

River Surfing In Montreal: Not Your Typical Surf Trip

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure.<p>Surfing in Montreal<p>Montreal, Canada<p>When you think of Canada, does surfing come to mind? In …

Top 10 Things for Kids to Do in Miami

I go to South Florida at least once a year and am a very big fan of Miami. There’s so much to do as a family, including eco-focused and cultural …

Family Vacations

Psychoanalysis and CBT Go to Couples Therapy

<i>Inspired by an article in The Guardian, from January 7, 2016, titled, "Therapy Wars: the revenge of Freud," as well as the never-ending debates about psychoanalysis and CBT.</i><p>Cast of Characters:<p>Psychoanalysis -- the original form of psychotherapy that involves the unconscious and talking about the …

Five Essential Books on Art History

Hannah Rothschild, the writer, filmmaker and chair of London’s National Gallery’s Board of Trustees, on the best books to begin, or continue, an art history education<p>Hannah Rothschild, the chair of London’s National Gallery’s Board of Trustees who recently picked up a shortlist nod for the Baileys …

Art

100 books to change your life

We all have memories of books that have ignited our imaginations but is there one special book that has changed your life?<p>That's the premise behind a fascinating new collection of essays featuring contributions from writers, politicians and actors, who discuss the book that holds a special place in …

Books

Accommodations in Thailand

Thailand

Mae Salong travel guide. Travelfish.org

Chiang Rai’s mountaintop town of <b>Mae Salong</b> began life as a Yunnanese town; unsurprisingly, today, it feels like less of a typical Thai town and more …

Thailand

Slow boat to Thailand's temple cities of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai

My guide Ling told me that when Thais come to Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, they aim to visit nine temples in one day. “The word nine sounds like the word for progress,” she said, “and they think a quick tour of nine temples might bring them more money.”<p>I sighed. Any romantic notions I harboured about …

28th October – Back to eating budget food and no beer in Luang Prabang (Day 3)

Archive<p>Archive for the ‘Laos’ Category<p>Had a sleepless night, not sure why but I think I’m stressed a little bit. Slept early at 8:30pm and woke up at …

Permaculture

Poem: "Service" By Ada Limón

A poem from Ada Limón's collection Bright Dead Things.<p>"Service" from Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón (Minneapolis: Milkweed<br>Editions, 2015). Copyright © 2015 by Ada Limón. Reprinted with permission from Milkweed Editions. www.milkweed.org<p>Ada Limón is the author of <i>Lucky Wreck</i> (2006), <i>This Big Fake</i> …

The Arts

Who Gets To Be The "Good Schizophrenic"?

When you're labeled as crazy, the "right" kind of diagnosis could mean the difference between a productive life and a life sentence.<p><b>Every morning, I take a</b> small pink pill; every night, I take one-and-a-half of the same pink pill. This is, my psychiatrist reasons, what has kept me functioning for …

Mental Health

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

31 Brilliant Books That You Really Need To Read This Spring

Required reading from April to June. UK release dates.

Books

The Original Capture Clip System

Kunming

A city of eternal spring, a gateway to the Silk Road (the Ancient Tea-Horse Road), a Chinese military centre; in its 2,400-year long history Yunnan’s …

China

Exploring Western America

Le photographe français Yohan Terraza, dont nous avons déjà parlé sur Fubiz, est parti à la conquête de l’Ouest de l’Amérique (Californie et Nevada), …

All things connect: The integration of mindfulness, cinema and psychotherapy

Barely able to breathe, a young man battling a panic attack hesitantly enters the group room and makes his way to an empty chair. He and a dozen …

Mindfulness