Dogs see the world very differently from human beings — here’s how it works

Without sight, this would be a lively intersection and not a breathtaking view.Ben Gilbert / Business Insider by Ben Gilbert As humans, how we perceive the world is how we define our own reality. And for the vast majority of humans, perception is handled through sight. Your hearing, and your senses of smell, taste, and touch also play roles — no doubt — but sight is the most immediate way we experience the world around us. This isn’t the case for dogs. Getty / Matt Cardy The adorable snout on your pup isn’t just for petting — dogs “see” the … Continue reading Dogs see the world very differently from human beings — here’s how it works

Facing time

All photos by Richard Ross from his series Juvenile in Justice Behind bars in Texas, I saw masculinity in all its violence and vulnerability. Was this the war that men had primed me for? Steven Powers is a community organiser in Brooklyn, NY who focuses on issues of incarceration and immigration. A recent graduate of the Stony Brook University MA programme in philosophy, his writing has appeared in Latinx Spaces. Edited by Sally Davies I’ve been haunted for some time by an expression in The Fall (1956) by Albert Camus that goes: ‘After a certain age, each man has the face he deserves.’ The idea makes … Continue reading Facing time

3 EMPOWERING FACTS ABOUT DEPRESSION FOR THOSE WHO HAVE IT

by Sofia Adamson, Staff Writer Waking Times Mental health is an exceptionally big issue in today’s world. Not only are rates of depression higher than ever and rising, but there are more people than ever taking psychotropic medications. At the same time, the craziness in the world seems to be accelerating, adding evermore stress and feelings of disempowerment. In this environment it is easy to forget how much power you have over your mental health. There really is no other way to say it: depression just plain sucks. But as time goes by we learn more and more about what causes it and how best to … Continue reading 3 EMPOWERING FACTS ABOUT DEPRESSION FOR THOSE WHO HAVE IT