Kristie Kelso

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Read an Excerpt from Walt Whitman’s ‘The Sleepers,’ Illustrated

May 31st is Walt Whitman’s birthday, but we don’t need to celebrate him. As he told us back in 1855, “I celebrate myself.” But we must celebrate Whitman, and that great poem “Song of Myself,” and what Whitman embodies. And of course, when he celebrates himself, he’s quick to push the celebration …

Literature

Is Dreaming Real?

When you’re lucid, it can feel so real the distinction ceases to matter.<p>“The farther away I go,” Alex wrote, “the closer I’ll be to you.”<p>A week …

Mind

Kayo Chingonyi: ‘The most formalist poetry I have been exposed to is rap lyrics’

When Kayo Chingonyi was awarded the £30,000 Dylan Thomas prize for his debut poetry collection, <i>Kumukanda</i>, he used his acceptance speech to thank some of his former school teachers, including one who had given him a copy of Thomas’s play for voices <i>Under Milk Wood</i>. “I was very grateful for that, it …

Literature

Cat Power on Moon Pix: 'I'm alive today because of those songs'

It makes me feel good and very humbled, how many people have told me Moon Pix was important to them for personal reasons. It’s beautiful.<p>I turned 26 when I was in Australia recording it. Those early years are so tumultuous and strange. There’s something about that age; I had one foot still in my …

Sydney Opera House

Barbara Ehrenreich doesn’t meditate. She doesn’t believe in self-care, wellness, or mindfulness. They are coercive, exploitative, and futile. We are not in charge of ourselves

Barbara Ehrenreich doesn’t meditate. She doesn’t believe in self-care, wellness, or mindfulness. They are coercive, exploitative, and futile. We are …

Philosophy

Pablo Picasso’s Idiosyncratic Genius

A life in art.<p>Pablo Ruiz Picasso began being an artist at the age of prodigy—at about seven—and at seventy-five he remains the complete phenomenon he has been throughout the intervening years. The excesses of his artistic endowment, of his will, of his life appetites, and of his character appear to …

Literature

How 3 Women With Bipolar Disorder Are Breaking Down Stigmas

The conversation surrounding mental illness is still soaked in stigma. Spotlighting these issues is perhaps now more relevant in the mainstream, …

Mental Health

21 Minimalist Bullet Journal Spreads That Are So Pretty, You Might Sigh Out Loud

White paper + black ink = bliss.

Minimalism

We Picked the 11 Best Historical Novels to Read Now (Beyond Pride and Prejudice)

There's something particularly responsive about reading a romantic story versus watching one. Perhaps it has something to do with the depths of our …

17 Movies Streaming On Amazon Prime With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

If you're in the mood for a really good movie — like, highly rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes — then boy is this a list for you. Even better, these …

7 Writing Exercises That Help Me Get Back to the Writing Groove

I’ve heard others declare that writer’s block doesn’t exist, that it’s nothing but a feeble excuse some people have for not writing.I beg to …

12 Modern Books That Will Become Classics, According To People On Reddit

There are certain books that feel almost inherently "classic." <i>To Kill A Mockingbird. Catcher in the Rye. Moby</i> freaking <i>Dick.</i> But do you ever wonder …

All the puzzling things that happen to your body when you masturbate, explained by science

<b>This post is part of Mashable's</b> <b>Masturbation Week</b><b>. May is National Masturbation Month, so we're celebrating by exploring the many facets of …

Sexual Health

Why Orwell’s 1984 could be about now

Audiences around the world are re-reading George Orwell’s 1984, which is ‘a handbook for difficult times’, writes Jean Seaton.<p>Reading 1984, George Orwell’s claustrophobic fable of totalitarianism, is still a shock. First comes the start of recognition: we recognise what he describes. Doublethink …

Literature

Rock star physicist Carlo Rovelli on why time is an illusion

“I found something extraordinarily beautiful and extraordinarily radical. And I thought, wow, this is better than LSD”<p>At the outset of Julian …

3 Guilt And Shame Messages Of Childhood Emotional Neglect And How To Defeat Them

<b>Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN): Happens when your parents fail to respond enough to your emotions as they raise you.</b><p>Adults who were emotionally …

Psychology

The Best Books of March 2018: From Ramona Ausubel to Hannah Arendt

Stories<p>Ramona Ausubel<p>Some previously published in <i>The New Yorker</i> and <i>The Paris Review</i>, Ramona Ausubel’s new collection of stories highlights all that is great about her novels. Some mythological and some grounded in the real, the eleven stories of Ausubel’s <i>Awayland</i> traverse the world and beyond, from …

Books

5 Short Mystery Novels Under 300 Pages That You Read In A Single Weekend

For most readers, there is nothing more satisfying than getting caught up in a good, long book, but it isn't always easy to find time to read a …

Books

Additional Review of Ketamine as Fast Acting Antidepressant is Promising

Ketamine, a drug widely used for anesthesia during surgery has received extensive analysis as a potential medication to treat severe depression. Two …

Depression

15 Major Award-Winning Novels You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

O fame, fame, thou glittering bauble. In searching for thee, what fame have I not lost? Yes, even literary fame, the mildest of the family, can be …

The 4 Spiritual Intentions Deepak Chopra Lives By

<i>When spiritual icon, best-selling author, and mbg collective member Deepak Chopra, M.D., stopped by our office to record the mindbodygreen podcast</i> …

Which of These New TV Dramas Should You Binge?

It’s the winter doldrums and you’re wondering what everyone is wondering: What show should I watch next? How about an hour-long drama to match the moodiness of the season? Here are three new ones airing on cable and streaming services over the next few days—thoughtful, political, humane shows that …

TV

What are the signs of a nervous breakdown?

Nervous breakdown and mental breakdown are dated terms describing emotional or physical stress that temporarily makes someone unable to function in …

Mental Health

Netflix And Sizzle: The 10 Steamiest Netflix Originals

The ultimate 'Netflix & Chill' collection!<p>Photo: NETFLIX ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><i>Orange is the New Black</i> <br>Piper and Alex, Stella and Piper, …

Entertainment

These 11 Free Apps Will Help You Manage Your Mental Health

<i>Refinery29 is exploring mental health topics as part of our partnership with Clinton Global Initiative University.</i><p>We've heard it over and over again …

Mental Health

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

Stephen King

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Getting an MFA is admirable and useful, but it's also incredibly time-consuming and costly. There are other ways to get a similar education to start …

Writing

Psychedelic healing: could magic mushrooms help reboot the brain?

At any given moment, more than 3 per cent of the UK population are thought to be suffering from depression. For some people, like Kirk Rutter, …

Magic Mushrooms