Rosalina Cazares

135 Flips | 10 Magazines | 11 Likes | 1 Following | 3 Followers | @rosalinacazares | Keep up with Rosalina Cazares on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Rosalina Cazares”

The Science of Why We Sleep and What Happens Inside Our Brains When We Do

What your brain’s chemical lullaby has to do with how screens are making you perennially tired.<p>“Something nameless hums us into sleep,” the poet Mark Strand wrote in his beautiful ode to dreams. But what is that nameless something, exactly? By now, scientists know that sleep obeys our complex …

Nietzsche on How to Find Yourself and the True Value of Education

“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.”<p>“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?” Elizabeth Gilbert asked in framing her catalyst for creative magic. This is among life’s most abiding questions and the …

A Zen Master Responds to Hate Mail

“Your situation, your condition, your opinions — throw them all away.”<p>Although the internet may have originated the notion of trolling as an act of aggression, the undergirding human impulse is an ancient one. Its pervasive manifestations drove Kierkegaard to ponder the psychological underpinnings …

Stress and the Social Self: How Relationships Affect Our Immune System

“We are all tethered to our social worlds by invisible but steel strong wires.”<p>Relationships, Adrienne Rich argued in her magnificent meditation on love, refine our truths. But they also, it turns out, refine our immune systems. That’s what pioneering immunologist <b>Esther Sternberg</b> examines in <b>The</b> …

How to Disagree: Amin Maalouf on the Key to Intelligent Dissent and Effective Criticism

“To approach someone else convincingly you must do so with open arms and head held high, and your arms can’t be open unless your head IS high.”<p>Long before philosopher Daniel Dennett laid out his four rules for criticizing with kindness, the great Lebanese-born French writer <b>Amin Maalouf</b> addressed …

How Do We Know What We Want: Milan Kundera on the Central Ambivalences of Life and Love

“We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come… We live everything as it comes, without warning.”<p><i>“Live as if you were living already for the second time,”</i> Viktor Frankl wrote in his 1946 …

The Art of Not-Having-to-Ask, from Buddhist Monks to Amanda Palmer by Way of Thoreau

How to unlearn everything our transactionalist culture has taught us about “the market” and relearn our natural open-handed generosity.<p>In the fall of 2014, I sat down with friend, collaborator, and kindred spirit Amanda Palmer for a conversation about what Thoreau can teach us about accepting …

Ben Hecht on Greatness, the Radiance of Realness, and the Rewards of Keeping in Touch with the Soul of Your Childhood

On the crucial difference between superficial success and true greatness.<p><i>“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life,”</i> Nietzsche wrote in contemplating how we find ourselves. <i>“There may be countless trails and bridges and demigods who would gladly carry</i> …

Literature

Kafka on Love and Patience

“Patience is the master key to every situation. One must have sympathy for everything, surrender to everything, but at the same time remain patient and forbearing.”<p>One March morning in 1920, a Czech teenager named Gustav Janouch arrived at the Workman’s Accident Insurance Institution, where his …

A New and Sweeping Utopia of Life: Gabriel García Márquez’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

An ennobled vision for a world “where no one will be able to decide for others how they die, where love will prove true and happiness be possible.”<p>On December 8, 1982, decades after his unlikely beginnings as a writer, <b>Gabriel García Márquez</b> (March 6, 1927–April 17, 2014) was awarded the Nobel Prize …

Literature

The 12th-Century Jewish Philosopher Moses Maimonides on Truth, Doubt, and How to Read Intelligently

“Do not read superficially, lest you do me an injury, and derive no benefit for yourself.”<p><i>“Our thought should be empty, waiting, not seeking anything, but ready to receive in its naked truth the object that is to penetrate it,”</i> the great French philosopher and mystic Simone Weil wrote in …

How Sitting Is Harming Your Body and What You Can Do to Counter Its Perils

“Bodies are built for motion — not for stillness.”<p>More than a century after Thoreau’s magnificent manifesto for the rewards of walking and the evils of sitting, we have finally put data around the all too obvious fact that the human body, a marvelous machine animated by motion, is not meant for …

Some students rally behind S.C. officer who yanked student from desk

A group of South Carolina high school students has staged a brief, peaceful walkout in support of a sheriff's deputy who was fired after being recorded on video flipping a disruptive female student out of her desk and tossing her across the classroom floor. The incident sparked an outcry from civil …

High School

Wells Fargo Conversations

Caring for aging parents as well as children can leave you feeling squeezed. These six strategies can alleviate some of the pressure.<p>Once children …

Googlers Living at Google: Tiny Spaces, Probably No Sex

Thirteen months in a parking lot honestly sounds terrible.<p>It is really, really expensive to live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mountain View, Calif., the South Bay city that’s home to the Google campus, is no exception — the median home price there is more than $1.3 million.<p>Google, a multinational …

The Money Spent Selling Sugar to Americans Is Staggering

Why do we eat what we eat? Three experts attempt to answer.<p>There are new Pop Tarts, and they are Limited Edition. I know this because it says “Limited Edition” in bold red lettering inside a yellow banner that circumscribes the box. For an unspecified but finite amount of time only, Pop Tarts are …

Public Health

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of September 21, 2015)

Each day this week was filled with a big news story covered in The Daily Edition, including the deadly Hajj stampede, Pope Francis’s historic trip to the U.S. and the announcement that House Speaker John Boehner would step down from Congress. Read more about these stories in our top picks from the …

Pope meets with Fidel Castro in Cuba

<b>Havana, Cuba (CNN) —</b> Pope Francis met privately with former Cuban president Fidel Castro on Sunday, a meeting the Vatican described as "friendly and informal."<p>The meeting at Castro's Havana residence lasted about 30 minutes, said Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi, with the Pope and the …

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

• James Clapper calls data deletion or manipulation ‘next push of the envelope’<br>• US digital networks currently threatened by wide-scale data theft<p>US intelligence chiefs are warning Congress that the next phase of escalating online data theft is likely to involve the manipulation of digital …

Cyber-attacks

5 details you shouldn't give Facebook

The whole point of Facebook is to share your life with other people. You probably have more than a few friends who fall into the over-sharing category. But don’t snicker. You may be one, too, and not even know it.<p>Here are five personal tidbits Facebook asks you to share that you’re much better off …

The Microbiome Is Science’s Hot New Kid

‘Microbiome’ is a word you’ve probably been reading everywhere—and it’s only the beginning.<p>As Americans, we love the concept of …

California turns to Australia for drought advice

California's longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent.<p>The struggle to survive with little water is a constant thread in the history of Australia, whose people now view drought as …

Your Search for Perfect Blueberry Muffins is Over

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. Posie Harwood from 600 Acres is sharing the best back-of-the-box recipes every Sunday.</i><p><i>Today: Learn the blueberry muffin rule of three: one-third berries, one-third batter, one-third streusel topping.</i><p>An excellent muffin is a beautiful and …

Records from government data breach surface on 'darknet,' says expert

Government records stolen in a sweeping data breach that was reported last week are popping up for sale on the so-called "darknet," according to a tech firm that monitors the private online network used by criminals and creeps throughout the world.<p>Credentials to log into the Office of Personnel …

60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …

Off-grid

Latest anthrax scare points to dangerous lack of accountability, experts warn

Pentagon anthrax blunder reveals 'chain of errors' in government lab protocols<p>Read more<p>One week after the terrorist attack in New York on 9/11, another attack on the US began. Letters containing spores of anthrax, a weaponised bacterial agent, were posted to the offices of several newspapers and …

Public Health

How to Change Minds: Blaise Pascal on the Art of Persuasion

“People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others.”<p>If it weren’t for the “backfire effect” — the strange psychological phenomenon behind our propensity for self-righteousness — changing people’s minds …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

How to Make Soap at Home (Even if You Failed Chemistry)

I first started making soap at a time in my life when I was enamored with doing things the long way: baking all my own bread, making my own candy, knitting my own socks. It’s a rewarding, if time-consuming, approach to life, and it gave me a lasting appreciation for goods made with quality …