Christina Robles

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The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

Astrocytes (in red) are the most abundant cell in the brain and help support neurons (in green) by recycling old cellular byproducts and…

Astrocytes (in red) are the most abundant cell in the brain and help support neurons (in green) by recycling old cellular byproducts and regulating a healthy environment for neuronal function. Unlike other organs of the body where an injury results in a fibrous scar, the brain instead forms an astrocyte scar to promote neuron survival.<p><i>Image by Dr. Shelley Jacobs, McMaster University.</i>

Who’s afraid of the amygdala? Research blows away "fear center" myth

New revelations about your brain’s so-called “fear center” explain why it’s misleading to say “this part of the brain does x”. Maggie Koerth-Baker …

New Cosmic Mystery: Butterfly Nebulae Align

Wildlife<p>This mosaic shows a selection of stunning images of butterfly-shaped planetary nebulae taken by Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 6302: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team; NGC 6881: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 5189: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team …

'The Great Gatsby Curve': Why It's So Hard for the Poor to Get Ahead

High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today.<p>The American Dream isn't dead—it just moved to Denmark.<p>We like to think of ourselves as living a classless society, but it isn't …

Congress Gets an 'F' on Student Loan Crisis

Congressional inaction will double interest rates on college loans, socking 7 million students with more debt.<p>Starting Monday, 7 million college …

My climb out of poverty wouldn’t be possible today

These days, when I open the newspaper or turn on the news, I see my past. The policy debates currently raging in this country — about welfare and food stamps, affirmative action and students loans, take me back to a time when I was dependent on social programs to pull myself out of poverty. Given …

Hikikomori: Why are so many Japanese men refusing to leave their rooms?

<b>As many as a million young people in Japan are thought to remain holed up in their homes - sometimes for decades at a time. Why?</b><p>For Hide, the problems started when he gave up school.<p>"I started to blame myself and my parents also blamed me for not going to school. The pressure started to build up," …

Why privilege is so hard to give up

<b>(Dr. Cloud via Shutterstock)</b><p>Acknowledging our racial or gender privilege forces us to admit we didn’t achieve everything on our own<p>Myisha Cherry<p>August 1, 2013 4:40pm (UTC)<p>Privilege is a systematic structure that grants unearned advantage to a select few on the basis of their identity. Peggy …

30 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die.

<b>How much have you loved?</b> Count the people. Add it up. When it comes to love, I’ve always felt in red numbers. I’ve been so focused on the minuses — …

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Email service used by Edward Snowden abruptly shuts down, to avoid 'crimes against the American people'

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked details of the NSA's controversial PRISM surveillance program, reportedly used a secure email service called Lavabit to send messages from Russia. Now, Lavabit has abruptly shut down, in what its owner says was a difficult decision. Ladar Levison says …

How To Be More Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps)

<b>How to be interesting (in 10 stupid-simple steps):</b><p><b>1.Go exploring.</b> <br>Explore ideas, places, and opinions. The inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out.<p><b>2. Share what you discover.</b> <br>And be generous when you do. Not everybody went exploring with you. Let them live vicariously …

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You've got a long, hot holiday weekend ahead...you say poh-tay-toh, we say par-tay on.

More Evidence That Colleges Are Giving Money to Those Who Need It Least

The private student lender Sallie Mae has released its annual look at “How America Pays for College,” which continues to show how the Great Recession …

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8 Keys to Creating a Loving, Joyful Relationship

Do you believe that if you have to work on a relationship, it's not the right relationship for you? Having worked with couples for 45 years, I can tell you without a doubt that this is NOT true!<p>However, "working on a relationship," doesn't mean that it has to be hard. It primarily means that you …

The Secret to Sticking with Anything

How many times have you started something new (exercise routine, meditation schedule, writing that book, a new project), got pumped and excited about …

Freud on Creative Writing and Daydreaming

<i>“Writing is a little door,”</i> Susan Sontag wrote in her diary. <i>“Some fantasies, like big pieces of furniture, won’t come through.”</i> <b>Sigmund Freud</b> (May 6, 1856–September 23, 1939) — a key figure in the making of consumer culture, deft architect of his own myth, modern plaything — set out to peek through …

Tomb Raiding Is Still a Huge Problem

You might think of tomb raiders as a relic, a quirk of Indiana Jones movies and Harvey Brothers books. But tomb raiding is quite alive today and …

Outstanding Art By 9 of the Best Street Artists

The term <b>street-art</b>, or post-graffiti is used to distinguish public space artwork from territorial graffiti, and/or vandalism, and street-art usually …

The 10 Most Secluded Hotels Around The World

And while there are dozens of great off-the-beaten-path properties out there, these 10 offer their own special kind of seclusion in great destinations from the Americas to Africa.

Hand Lettered Poster Illustrations by Design Different

Hand Lettered Posters.<p>Check out this nice series of hand lettered poster illustrations by Design Different aka Ryan McArthur. The posters feature …