The Gentleman’s Guide to Confronting the Fuck-Up in Your Friend Group

It may not always be easy for a guy to have a heart-to-heart with another guy, but sometimes it has to be done by Brian VanHooker Ah, the fuck up in your friend group. You know the one: The one guy who manages to be notably more of a fuck up than the rest of you. Perhaps he can’t keep a job, or still lives with his parents in the exact same room as he did when he was in high school, the same old posters of Rebecca Romijn on his wall. Maybe his brand of dickish hilarity no longer holds … Continue reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Confronting the Fuck-Up in Your Friend Group

Evolution got us here, but we can change where we’re going

by DEREK BERES Yesterday CNN interviewed a Puerto Rican woman who was harassed for, well, being Puerto Rican, at least according to the shirt she was wearing. Mia Irizarry’s video has now been viewed over 1.5 million times, prompting many news outlets to cover her ordeal. Celebrating her twenty-fourth birthday, Irizarry had secured a permit to throw a party at a Chicago park. An older white man didn’t like that. Specifically, he didn’t like the fact that she was wearing any flag other than the American brand. It’s the type of viral video that you wonder if should watch, and then, choosing to … Continue reading Evolution got us here, but we can change where we’re going

Does meditation work?

Stop and think. Hand of an old statue of Buddha in Laos. Photo by Nicolas Beaumont/ASAblanca via Getty It’s hailed as the panacea for everything from cancer to war. Does research into its efficacy meet scientific standards? by Ute Kreplin is lecturer in psychology at Massey University in New Zealand. Her research has been published in Nature and Neuropsychologia, among others. Edited by Sam Dresser Among the promised psychological and physical benefits of meditation are the elimination or reduction of stress, anxiety and depression, as well as bipolar disorder, eating disorders, diabetes, substance abuse, chronic pain, blood pressure, cancer, autism and schizophrenia. It is a panacea … Continue reading Does meditation work?