Jocelyn W. Armes

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You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it’s huge elsewhere in Europe and on its way to the UK<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still …

Meditation

Twitter Thread Nails What Men Really Mean When They Say A Woman Is 'Intimidating'

This Twitter thread will make you look at being ‘intimidating’ as a badge of honor<p>Have you ever been referred to as “intimidating” by a man? Whether …

Feminism

How The Medical Community Is Pushing Invasive Procedures On People Who Miscarry

<i>Piron Guillaume</i><i>/Unsplash</i>Patients have many treatment options after a miscarriage — so why do doctors keep using the most invasive one?<i>“Your baby has</i> …

Pregnancy

I tell men “no” for a living: What a dominatrix knows about #MeToo

<b>(Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Sex workers like me are on the frontlines in the battle against toxic masculinity<p>Natalie West<p>March 24, 2018 11:30pm (UTC)<p>A man takes a seat next to me at the Mandrake’s long bar. It’s a low-ceilinged local haunt, frequented by artists and designers leaving work at galleries …

RPGs

José Abreu: Founder of world renowned El Sistema music project dies

<b>Tributes have been paid following the death of José Abreu, founder of a renowned music programme that changed the lives of thousands of children.</b><p>Abreu founded El Sistema (the system), providing free music education in Venezuela's shantytowns and poor neighbourhoods.<p>The programme has inspired …

Flute

Watch 11-Year-Old Naomi Wadler Tell the Media to Stop Ignoring Murdered Women of Color

A fifth-grader who led a walkout at her elementary school this month stood up in front of hundreds of thousands of people and the national media …

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stumbles during pointed ‘60 Minutes’ interview

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appeared on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night and stumbled in answering questions that journalist Lesley Stahl asked during a pointed interview.<p>Stahl repeatedly challenged the education secretary, at one point suggesting that DeVos should visit underperforming public …

Education

The Teens Are Coming For The NRA, And They Can't Be Stopped

We are witnessing history.<p>The most powerful gun lobby in the U.S. is facing its greatest threat yet: Generation Z.<p>Less than two weeks after a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead and more than a dozen injured at Stoneman Douglas High School, teens across the country have made a …

Guns

50 Ketogenic Recipes That Everyone Will Enjoy

Low carbs and high fats!<p>When you eat a lot of carbs, your body produces glucose, which is then used to burn energy. Because glucose is being used as the primary source of energy, fats are not needed, and your body stores them. With a Ketogenic diet, you lower your intake of carbs, and your body is …

Olympians Are Using Nonalcoholic Beer As Recovery Drinks. Here's The Science

In Greek mythology, the Olympians were said to drink ambrosia, which bestowed upon them immortality. Occasionally, athletic heroes like Heracles were also gifted a sip. But the myths don't say much about the golden-amber liquid getting them all drunk.<p>Today's Olympians have been swept up in a new …

Alcohol

Mark Warner: ‘We’ve Had New Information That Raises More Questions’

The top Democrat on the Senate's Russia investigation says he's worried about what he's just learned.<p><i>Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>Congress late last year received “extraordinarily important new documents” in its investigation of President …

Donald Trump

WOMEN. DO. NOT. OWE. MEN. SEX.

The Aziz Ansari story is a disturbing reminder that men are taught to feel entitled to sex — and we allow them to<p>I was traveling through Greece in my …

Ex texting you over the holidays? Yep, you're being 'Marleyed'

Ebenezer Scrooge isn't the only person to receive a visit from ghosts of Christmas past during the festive period. Turns out one in 10 of us are …

19 Keto Lunches That Will Help You Stick to Your Resolutions

It’s probably not surprising that the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions have something to do with food and diet. It could be ditching gluten or …

Healthy Eating

Eggs, Tomatoes and a Quick Trip to Purgatory

It used to be that whenever I craved a bowl of runny-yolked eggs poached in red sauce, I’d whip up some shakshuka. I first tasted this North African dish, made from stewed tomatoes, onions, sweet peppers and plenty of spices, on a trip to Israel, where it’s extremely popular, and have been hooked …

Italian Food

Are men really clueless about sexual harassment?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Six weeks after the first stories broke alleging that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein engaged in a decadeslong pattern of sexual harassment (he denies it), the list of men accused of similar acts keeps getting longer. Some offer denials, but others offer more nuanced …

My daughter got her first catcall, and I didn’t know what to tell her

My 11-year-old daughter has enjoyed many new experiences recently: first soccer goal, first solo trip to the store, first time as a community volunteer.<p>There was also another, less enjoyable, first. While she was in our front yard, wearing her favorite T-shirt, which proclaims: “Unicorns are real,” …

Sexual Harassment

Stop using Bill Clinton to hammer on liberals. Sexual harassment is a man problem, not a partisan one

Listen up, liberals!<p>This is a pep talk for anyone who feels backed into a corner by bullies who want to convince you that you are a hypocrite because you fervently supported Anita Hill, but had reservations about Paula Jones.<p>Or because you called for the head of Alabama Republican U.S. Senate …

Prominent Scholar Calls Growth Mindset A “Cancerous” Idea, In Isolation

A prominent education scholar who specializes on issues facing Black boys and men in education has questioned the utility of the popular concept of Growth Mindset. Dr. Luke Wood, a distinguished professor of education at San Diego State University and purveyor of the nationally broadcast course …

Students

10 Slow-Cooker Breakfasts That'll Be Ready When You Wake Up

I have a complicated relationship with breakfast. I'm obsessed with the food—eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, oh my! And I love the way a healthy, well-rounded …

Cooking

When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class

Not that long ago, the high school in Pittsfield, N.H., had some of the lowest standardized tests scores in the state and was known as a dropout factory.<p>But over the past six years, the school district has overhauled its approach to education. Now in most classes, grades aren't used to measure …

Education

Seth Meyers Rips 'Systemic Misogyny' That Enables 'Powerful, Predatory Men'

"It requires all of us to speak out and ask ourselves what we can do to address it."<p>Seth Meyers said the Harvey Weinstein scandal is “yet another window into the entitled mind of powerful, predatory men who are used to operating without consequence.”<p>With the movie producer facing mounting claims of …

A therapist’s guide to staying productive when you’re depressed or heartbroken

“We entrepreneurs can’t afford to date,” I half-joked to a friend the other day. “We can’t take sick days when we get our hearts smashed.”<p>I’m a therapist who helps people learn to be resilient in the face of life’s uncertainties. But even I catch myself feeling anxious about how to stay motivated …

Mental Disorders

Facing poverty, academics turn to sex work and sleeping in cars

Adjunct professors in America face low pay and long hours without the security of full-time faculty. Some, on the brink of homelessness, take desperate measures<p>There is nothing she would rather do than teach. But after supplementing her career with tutoring and proofreading, the university lecturer …

Higher Education

I've been in education for 20 years — here's what everyone gets wrong about kindergarten

I recently shared some of my research on how kindergarten has changed— namely, with more academics and less play. It generated a lot of interest, and most either thought my work was spot on or that I didn't understand how important it is for children to learn academics early so they can succeed in …

Education

Katharine Hepburn's Brownies: A Recipe For Home-Wrecking?

When it comes to brownie recipes, one would usually expect to hear ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs and chocolate. But one woman dished out a most unusual addition – a heavy serving of infidelity. It all started when <i>The New York Times</i> published Katharine Hepburn's Brownies Recipe two years …

Dessert

How Cosmopolitan’s Helen Gurley Brown taught women to prize skinniness above all else

<i>If my weight’s okay, dinner for me might be muesli with chopped prunes, dried apricot, six unsalted almonds, dusting of Equal, and a cup of whole milk. Delicious! If weight-fighting, it’s back to tuna salad with one slice seven-grain toast and half a tablespoon of diet margarine. Dessert every</i> …

Multiple Sclerosis

A beginner’s guide to pickling

Grown too many vegetables? Sick of making chutney? There is an alternative…<p>Your harvests may have been bountiful, but by now you must be bored with making chutney. It’s time to embrace brine. With the help of salt water, a process known as lacto-fermentation can give surplus veg a new lease of life.<p>…

Tomatoes

Sample Grad School Recommendation Letter by a Professor

Successful graduate school applications are accompanied by several, usually three, recommendation letters. Most of your graduate admissions letters …

College & University