Andrew Webb

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Patagonia vs. Donald Trump

We all knew the legendary outerwear company Patagonia lived and breathed the adventurous life. We knew they cared about the environment. But it wasn’t till Trump came along that we realized they were ready to fight.<p><b>Patagonia was built</b> in the image of its founder, Yvon Chouinard. In late January, …

Black Lives Matter

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

Behind the Scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Strangest Blockbuster in Hollywood History

Despite delays, maxed-out budgets, radical re-writes, and some early bad reviews, Stanley Kubrick’s outer-space epic went on to set records and propel a generation of cinema lovers—a big gamble of a movie that still resonates 50 years later.<p>Stanley Kubrick’s <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> took more than four …

50 Words You Think Are Synonyms but Aren’t

Just because the thesaurus lists two words as synonyms doesn't mean that you can simply slot one in for the other. Learn the most common …

Language

I Was A Skeptic Of Mindfulness … Until I Tried To Make My Case

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ve been questioning whether some of our habits and</i> …

Mindfulness

Here's Richard Feynman's Simple Technique For Sorting Science From Pseudoscience

In this fast-paced world of social media news, it can be exhausting to constantly have to figure out which of the legit-sounding headlines popping up …

Richard Feynman

Stunning Photos of Small-Town Pennsylvania

Mike Thompson captures the emotional highs and lows of his blue-collar community.<p><i>Welcome back to "Doin' Work: Flash Interviews w</i><i>ith Contemporary Photographers." This is a place for me to celebrate inspiring photographers and to present you with an easily digestible bite of their personalities and</i> …

Street Photography

Spare us the moral hysteria that threatens a new age of censorship

The muddle over sexual behaviour is already proving dangerous for free expression in the arts<p>To the casual eye, George Devine made for an unlikely-seeming revolutionary. In Howard Coster’s 1934 photograph, in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, he looks like nothing so much as a master …

Sexual Harassment

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Counselling doesn't work in the long term

Person-centred counselling is one of the most popular treatments for mental health problems. Often just shortened to “counselling”, the approach …

How Can We Know What is True? And What Is BS? Tips from Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman & Michael Shermer

Science denialism may be a deeply entrenched and enormously damaging political phenomenon. But it is not a wholly practical one, or we would see many …

Critical Thinking

Sleep Deprivation Could Help Those Suffering From Depression, Works In As Little As 24 Hours

Could not sleeping actually help those who suffer from depression feel better? According to a recent study released from the Perelman School of …

University of Pennsylvania

When you let your hearing go, some of your brain goes too

Whenever you think about hearing loss you should be thinking about brain loss too. That's the latest advice from experts who say there is now strong …

The Brain

Value of classic cars and fine art plunges as photographs soar

Fall in the value of vintage vehicles comes after years of demand that have made them a strong investment, says Coutts bank<p>Classic cars and works of fine art tumbled in value in 2016, while photography and rare musical instruments emerged as the hottest collectors’ items, according to a leading …

Classic Cars

The subtle power of uncomfortable silences

In business and in life, it could help you to get acquainted with the power of the pause.<p>At your next meeting, wait for a pause in conversation and try to measure how long it lasts.<p>Chances are – especially among English speakers – it will be a second or two at most.<p>Anglophones tend to be most …

Acquainted

Graphic Design: Marquee Light Bulbs Toolkit

I love the internet and how it made things accessible in ways that are hard to explain for those that didn't live before internet. This post is an …

Graphic Design

Depressed People See the World More Realistically

And happy people just might be slightly delusional.<p>Feeling blue? Strangely, it might mean that you're actually better at judging your performance—and reality in general—than when you're not.<p>It's called "depressive realism," and it seems to suggest that in our normal state, we tend to operate under …

Depression

“We Are Not Used to People Thinking We Are Beautiful”

It was a toothache that brought the Franco-Danish photographer Cécile Smetana Baudier to Costa Chica, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. She was in Oaxaca at the time, for a project on women’s fashion, when she visited a dentist with a special reputation among cash-strapped local photographers. He …

Mexico

Indie Art Has a Walkability Problem

The clustering of artists at First Friday events highlights how affordability usually constrains small-scale art to less-prominent spaces.<p>In cities across the country, galleries and museums in creative districts open their doors on the first Friday of each month for walks that fuse art and …

'I can stop and breathe': the people taking ketamine for depression

It has a reputation as a party drug, but some patients say it has transformed their lives after no other treatments helped<p>When depression takes hold of Helen it feels like she is drowning in a pool of water, unable to swim up to the world above. The 36-year-old former nurse has had mental health …

Mental Health

30 Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Depression, Anxiety, and Mental Health

Including Beyoncé, Adele, and Prince Harry.<p>As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, we rounded up 26 celebrities who've been open and candid about dealing with depression, anxiety, and other issues surrounding mental health.

Even in this age of mass literacy, we need writing lessons more than ever

Writing is not the passport to riches promised to would-be journalists of the past, and nor is it an exact science. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be learned<p>Thanks to this newspaper’s belief in self-improvement and its need in these hard times to earn a bob or two, a reader can sign up to a …

Literature

Here are 9 books that will help you better understand bipolar disorder and depression

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and what better time to learn more about depression and bipolar disorder? When I was diagnosed with depression …

Scientists Have Reversed Age-Related Blindness by Deliberately Infecting Eyes With a Virus

Symptoms almost completely disappeared.<p>A small and preliminary clinical trial has found that injecting a common cold-like virus into the eyes of …

Medicine

Could psychedelics become an accepted treatment for mental health problems?

A few years ago, if you were to tell most people suffering from a serious mental health problem that their ills could be cured with a spot of Class A drugs, they might think you’ve, well, taken something.<p>Aided by a slew of recent scientific studies, however, the perception of many of many illegal …

How “The Rubáiyát” inspired Victorian hedonists to reject the conservatism of their time

How did a 400-line poem based on the writings of a Persian sage, advocating seize-the-day hedonism, achieve widespread popularity in Victorian England? <i>Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám</i> was written by the eccentric English scholar Edward FitzGerald, drawing on his loose translation of quatrains by the …

New research suggests gut microbiome plays a role in bipolar disorder

Scientists are taking a closer look at how microorganisms living in the gastrointestinal system impact mental health. A new study suggests that …

Mental Health

A Student Responded To Her Teacher's Claims That Rape Culture Doesn't Exist

In case you weren't aware, rape culture is a real thing. It's an "environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence against women …

High School

This Is the Fastest Way to Calm Down

When people are anxious before getting surgery, doctors and nurses often tell them to take slow, deep breaths with long exhalations. It may seem like …

Mindfulness