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Guest commentary: Chipping away at the stigma of addiction

It’s not every day that a state does something compassionate and sensible for people who use drugs, but recently, California did just that.<p>On Sept. …

Jerry Brown

If Not AA, Then What? Five 12-Step Group Alternatives

Most of us know someone who was saved from a serious drinking or drug problem by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or a group based on its 12 steps such as …

Elizabeth Peña and the Truth About Alcoholic Women

Alcoholism and abuse is on the rise among women. Why they drink, and why the traditional treatment methods like A.A. don’t work for them.<p>When …

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

Palestinian Kids Go Back to School After Gaza-Israel War

GAZA CITY — In Gaza, there are children everywhere. Their voices float in through open windows even when you can't see them.<p>Just over half of the population here is under 18. Many of those young people were cooped up inside for more than 50 days this summer during Israel’s “Operation Protective …

Kid Gives Speech After Learning How To Ride A Bike

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The New Pornographers

<i>Photo by Chris Buck</i><p><i>With Situation Critical, we present artists with various life situations—some joyous, some terrible, some bizarre—to find out which songs, albums, or bands they would turn to under those specific circumstances. This time, we spoke with A.C. Newman, leader of the New</i> …

Open Heart Surgery

Irish man suspected to have died from Ebola

Body of Co Donegal man who died suddenly after returning from Sierra Leone is being tested for deadly virus<p>Health chiefs are awaiting blood test results on a suspected Ebola case in Ireland after a man who recently returned from Africa died suddenly.<p>The remains of the suspected victim are being …

The Anonymous People: A misguided attempt to bring addiction out of the closet

While it may be true that a movement needs something to move against in order to define itself, the charges levelled at Alcoholics Anonymous – surely one of the most inclusive and unlikely-to-retaliate organizations on the planet – by Greg D. Williams's doc <i>The Anonymous People</i> are so misplaced as …

Siren dating app lets women call the shots

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the digital era, finding "the One" often involves finding the one dating app that is best suited for an individual's lifestyle.<p>Research shows that as society becomes increasingly plugged in, attitudes have shifted positively toward finding love online. Web dating is no longer associated …

How to Deal with Criticism Well: 25 Reasons to Embrace It

<b>“Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~Aristotle</b><p>At the end of the day, when I feel …

Self-help

The Swash Machine Freshens Your Dirty Clothes In Just 10 Minutes

Described as the “microwave for clothes,” a new machine lets you delay trips to the laundromat by removing odors and wrinkles.<p>Laundry-averse slobs, rejoice: a new machine from Whirlpool in partnership with Procter and Gamble, called Swash, lets you delay trips to the laundromat or dry cleaners by …

Cleaning

Movie about mistreatment of whales hurts place that mistreats whales

<i>Blackfish</i>, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s documentary about the mistreatment of an orca whale held in captivity by SeaWorld, made an impact far beyond the …

The Emotional Boundaries You Need at Work

To develop meaningful and mature relationships at work or at home we need to develop <i>two</i> filters. The first filter protects you from other people. The second filter protects other people from you.<p><i>Filter 1: protect yourself from others.</i> I once worked with a manager who gave blunt feedback in …

3 Simple, Small Acts of Kindness That Can Make Someone's Day

<b>“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” ~Oscar Wilde</b><p>It’s the small, everyday things that can make or break a day …

Emperor Penguins are now endangered, warn biologists

The Empathy Exams review – thought-provoking essays on our emotional boundaries

What is the purpose of empathy? Why do we feel another's pain and what happens to us when we do? This debut collection of thought-provoking essays blends an abundance of biological facts, literary and historical references, and deeply felt personal experience as it engrossingly explores how and why …

Dear Kate Wants To Make It Okay For You To Go Commando At Yoga

Kick up your legs, because clothing startup Dear Kate has engineered yoga pants with built-in underwear.<p>Only 17% of women go commando while exercising, it turns out, and frankly I wasn’t one of them. But I was no less delighted to test out one of the first sample pairs of Dear Kate’s yoga pants, …

Correspondence Course: John Moe Is Deconstructing Pop Culture, One Letter At A Time

John Moe’s letters have imagined conversations between Luke and Darth, posited conspiracy theories around Gilligan’s Island and searched for answers to Hotel California’s eternal mysteries.<p>Public radio listeners may know John Moe as the eloquent and affable host of the nationally syndicated …

6 Steps to Setting Personal Boundaries

“Sit on the floor,” my therapist said. I looked at her skeptically. Had she lost her marbles? But she was patiently waiting for me to do as I was …

Sure, “set boundaries.” How?

<i>I’m always hearing I need to set better boundaries on people, but I’m never entirely sure what that means. I don’t want to be rude, or spring a bunch</i> …

Which Shakespeare Character Are You?

Pushy parents? Treat them like petulant children: Adults need boundaries too, says leading childcare guru

• <b>Gina Ford, author of best-selling childcare book, has divided mothers with her ultra-strict advice</b>• <b><br>Difficult parents must be taught 'boundaries' and</b> …