Coldplay stop touring to save the world: Is pop music going sustainable?

“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?

What Racial Discrimination Will Look Like in 2060

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

The happiness ruse

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

When Panic Strikes

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

How to Not Die This Thanksgiving

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

TYRANNY ALERT: Virginia to OUTLAW Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, Tai Chi, firearms instruction and self-defense training under proposed law SB64

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

No, You Shouldn’t Call Someone ‘Crazy.’ But Do We Have to Ban the Word Entirely?

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?