“The hardest thing is the flying side of things.” by Robin Pomeroy They’re one of the biggest stadium-rock bands in the world, but Coldplay will not be touring for the foreseeable future, as they seek to make their concerts less environmentally damaging. “We’re taking time over the next year or two to work out how can not only our tour be sustainable but how can it be actively beneficial,” lead singer Chris Martin told the BBC at the release of the band’s new record, Everyday Life. Rock concerts and festivals may be joyous celebrations of music and togetherness, but they generate a serious … Continue reading Coldplay stop touring to save the world: Is pop music going sustainable?
As biracial people become increasingly common in America, bias based on perceived rather than actual identity will too By Marisa Franco In 2009, Nathaniel Burrage requested a transfer from his job in Youngstown, Ohio, where he worked as a driver for FedEx. He alleged that he was experiencing ongoing racially motivated harassment. According to Burrage, his supervisor, Dennis Jamiot, alternated between referring to him as “Mexican” and “cheap labor,” and shouted “ándale” and “arriba” at him as he walked by. Soon after, he said his other supervisors began to chime in with the same racist insults, and Jamiot began to lob paper clips and chalk … Continue reading What Racial Discrimination Will Look Like in 2060
How did feeling good become a matter of relentless, competitive work; a never-to-be-attained goal which makes us miserable? Cody Delistraty is a writer and historian based in New York and Paris. He writes on literature, psychology and interesting humans. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Atlantic, among others. Listen her In 1920, the American psychologist John B Watson published the results of one of the more ethically dubious scholarly articles of the past century. Along with Rosalie Rayner, a 21-year-old graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he taught, Watson aimed to instil a specific … Continue reading The happiness ruse
A centering practice for when trauma is reactivated By Josh Korda When we’re triggered, seemingly safe events can provoke strong, even uncontrollable reactions that are disproportionate to what’s actually going on. Our breath becomes rapid and shallow, or we gulp for air. We sweat, fidget, and feel dizzy, searching for external threats while catastrophizing thoughts flood over us. Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are triggered when a sight, sound, feeling or thought in the present reminds us of a traumatic event we survived in the past (a truck backfiring might make a combat veteran dive for cover, a romantic date could invoke … Continue reading When Panic Strikes
Tips to avoid being poisoned, intentionally or otherwise by JAMES HAMBLIN Last week, the U.S. received a “food safety alert” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There has been another outbreak of E. coli in lettuce. The federal agency recommends disposing of all lettuce from Salinas, California—some 75,000 pounds have already been dumped—as well as any lettuce of unclear origin. This particular type of E. coli causes not just diarrhea and vomiting but also kidney failure. So far, 67 people have been made ill. Similar warnings of food-borne outbreaks hit often in the darkening fall days. Tales of … Continue reading How to Not Die This Thanksgiving
by: Mike Adams (Natural News) The State of Virginia, now entirely run by truly insane Democrats who support infanticide and child murder, is proposing a new 2020 law known as SB64 (see link here) which will be taken up by the Democrat-run Senate beginning January 8, 2020. The law would instantly transform all martial arts instructors into criminal felons. This includes instructors who teach kickboxing, BJJ, Krav Maga, boxing and even Capoeira. It would also criminalize all firearms training classes, including concealed carry classes. It would even criminalize a father teaching his own son how to use a hunting rifle. Specifically, the … Continue reading TYRANNY ALERT: Virginia to OUTLAW Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, Tai Chi, firearms instruction and self-defense training under proposed law SB64
Mental health experts get in on the debate. By Jessica A. Gold, M.D., M.S. As someone who deals with depression, anxiety, multiple eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Erin M. is no stranger to the word crazy. Others have often directed the word at her in hurtful and derogatory ways—a common experience among many people living with mental illnesses. “One [experience] that stands out was after a suicide attempt in graduate school,” says Erin, who has been interacting with the mental health system since she was a teenager and is now in her early 30s. When Erin returned to school after her attempt, she and a classmate had an … Continue reading No, You Shouldn’t Call Someone ‘Crazy.’ But Do We Have to Ban the Word Entirely?
By Stephanie Pappas Things would fall apart dramatically and fatally. The Earth is a sphere. This is a simple fact that humans have known for thousands of years; it was incontrovertibly confirmed as soon as the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik 1 satellite in 1957 and it went … you know … around the globe. Nevertheless, a small but vocal group of people who insist that the world is flat — so-called flat-Earthers — have emerged online in recent years, and they seem to be sowing doubt about this most basic aspect of reality. Many flat-Earthers put a great deal of effort into … Continue reading What If the Earth Was Flat?
Our feline friends might not see us as overgrown tin openers after all. By Jules Howard Would it be so bad if this were the case? Acquiring nutrition is, after all, the daily struggle that all life on Earth faces. In fact, food is what first brought humans and cats together. Chemical analysis of the bones of 5,300-year-old cats from China has shown that these ancient felines were rodent-hunters that lived within grain stores. In essence, we gave them shelter and they took care of the pests. As time passed, in Western cultures at least, house cats became selected for cuddles … Continue reading Does my cat only like me for the food?
“The emotionally intelligent person knows that they will only ever be mentally healthy in a few areas and at certain moments, but is committed to fathoming their inadequacies and warning others of them in good time, with apology and charm.” BY MARIA POPOVA “Maturity is the ability to live fully and equally in multiple contexts,” poet and philosopher David Whyte wrote in one of his most beautiful meditations. A generation before him, Anaïs Nin took up the subject in her diary, which is itself a work of philosophy: “If you intensify and complete your subjective emotions, visions, you see their relation to … Continue reading Alain de Botton on Existential Maturity and What Emotional Intelligence Really Means