Laura Jenkins

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Germany's Foreign Minister: When the U.S. 'Crosses the Line,' Europe Must Act

Europe should scale up military spending in order to act as a counterpoint to an unpredictable and unreliable United States, the German foreign …

Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Confirmation Fight Still Matters, 25 Years Later

With the 25th anniversary of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s confirmation to the Supreme Court on Friday, a precedent set during her hearings has become a hot …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

4 simple exercises to strengthen your attention and reduce distractibility

<i>Mengxin Li</i><p>Our attention gets hijacked by everything from the stress in our lives to the ding of our phones. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha shows how we …

Mindfulness

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

How Did Astronaut DNA Become 'Fake News'?

For a brief moment, NASA found itself at the center of a digital misinformation campaign.<p>“After year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly no longer has same DNA as identical twin,” the headline of a story on the <i>Today</i> show’s website, published Thursday, declared. Seven percent of his DNA, the story says, …

Here's how to stop an argument with a narcissist from spinning out of control

• <b>Narcissists struggle with having positive feelings about someone while they are mad at them.</b>• <b><br>This means they get incredibly fierce and cruel during arguments.</b>• <b><br>For many people, the best thing to do is to leave a narcissist and cut them out of their life.</b>• <b><br>If this isn't possible there are some tactics</b> …

Narcissism

Guided Meditation for Loneliness

“We are complex beings who wake up every day and fight against being labeled and diminished with stereotypes and characterizations that don’t reflect …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct …

These Easy Slow-Cooker Recipes Make Weeknight Cooking a Cinch

By the end of the year, even the simplest tasks can start to feel like a chore. As holiday deadlines reach a fever pitch, daylight hours shorten, and …

Slow Cookers

The 13 Bellwether Counties That Could Decide The Election

Election night is going to be information overload. We wanted to provide an easy-to-use guide of which counties to keep tabs on that could tell you how states might vote that are crucial to the election.<p>So we took 15 of the states where this election has been hotly waged and identified one county …

Reality Check: Did Hillary Clinton attack her husband's accusers?

<b>(CNN) —</b> During the second presidential debate, Donald Trump responded to revelations that he made derogatory remarks about women with a full-throated charge that Hillary Clinton had attacked women who had accused her husband of sexual assault over the past four-plus decades.<p>"Hillary Clinton …

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FLIGHT ATTENDANT LEAVES PASSENGERS STUNNED BY WHAT HE SAID OVER THE SPEAKERS

Southwest Airlines is well known for its lower fares and more relaxed attitude about air travel, and the video below makes it very clear why!<p>The …

New study finds connection between chronic pain and anxiety disorders

New research provides insight into a long-observed, but little-understood connection between chronic pain and anxiety and offers a potential target …

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

Her Modern Family: Four Moms, Four Refugee Kids And Plenty More

Some life lessons from Harvard professor Diana Eck.<p>Spontaneous applause broke out among the 800-plus congregants when Diana Eck, a scholar of South Asian religions, married her partner, Dorothy Austin, an Episcopalian priest. The two had met 28 years earlier in graduate school and were wed on …

Mat’s Fat-to-fit Notes

I’m a forty-five year old man who’s been overweight for a good deal of my life.<p>Last summer, I looked like this. I weighed over 90 kilos. Although …

Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD

TORONTO, July 27, 2016 – A team of Toronto scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, …

The Coming GOP Clown Show in Cleveland Has Responsible Republicans Running the Other Way

When Republicans nominate Donald J. Trump for president in Cleveland next week, it will mark the nadir of their party’s 164-year existence. To go …

U.S. Politics

The Man Who Woke Up From a Coma With Memories of Another Person’s Life

Most of the time, when memory conflicts with reality, it’s in the little things: Your keys are somehow on the floor even though you <i>know</i> you left them …

What Can We Learn from Medical Whistleblowers?

Lessons Learned from the Roundtable<p>Ties between drug regulators and industry may influence new drug approval<p>David Graham described the frustrations …

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What to Expect From Meditation

The world of meditation is intriguing and mysterious to those who have not tried it. For those who have meditated, they realize it's one of the most profound tools for gaining self-awareness, clarity and compassion. In this article I'll explain what to expect when sitting on a daily basis and then …

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What I Learned From Posting About My Mental Illness on Social Media

I don't always want to talk about my depression, but I've learned a lot from #TalkingAboutIt.<p>Wanting to partake in the act of being alive doesn't come naturally for a depressive like me. Waking up is a chore that feels impossible to complete. My eyelids refuse to open all the way, as if my body …

A New Mental Healthcare Law Would Help My Suicidal Partner

A new bill could make access to help a lot more effective in the US.<p>Image by Nick Scott<p>​<p>One Friday morning last fall, I texted my partner to ask when he was heading my way. We live five hours apart, and I was waiting for him to visit. Instead, he told me he'd had a bad night and was checking …

The GlobalᅡᅠHealth Care Crisis No One Is Talking About

More than one-third of the world's global burden of disease can be ameliorated with access to surgical care. While this statistic is overwhelming, it is possible to achieve with concerted planning and efforts.<p>Photo by Mike Lacon at Creative Commons. Operating Room at Norristown State Hospital. …

Health Care

15 Amazing Tattoos That Challenge the Stigma of Anxiety and Depression

Around one in five U.S. adults experiences mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Health. But, despite it being …

Mind Over Matter? Mindfulness Meditation For Pain Management

Pain is subjective. It is a sensory and emotional experience that can be influenced by countless factors, ranging from expectations to mood or even …

Watch ‘SNL’ Remember Prince With Hour-Long Episode

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> remembered Prince with an hour-long episode titled “Goodnight Sweet Prince” that boasted all of the icon’s <i>SNL</i> performances as …