The Death of the Pioneer Myth

Image edited by F. Kaskais A remarkable novel, Lost Children Archive, and a work of history, The End of the Myth, reckon with a walled border.  JORDAN KISNER The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America BY GREG GRANDIN METROPOLITAN Lost children archive opens as a family prepares for a transnational journey. The man is a sound artist; the woman’s a radio documentarian; the boy is 10; the girl, 5. The man has announced that he has to go to Arizona on a recording quest, and whether he intends to come home again is … Continue reading The Death of the Pioneer Myth

Looking backward can help you move forward: Research suggests nostalgia improves mental and emotional health

 by: Zoey Sky (Natural News) Indulging in nostalgia helps people remember happier times in their lives. According to several studies, reminiscing about the past also offers several benefits for your emotional well-being and overall health. According to a series of studies, which were published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in 2015, nostalgia gives you insight into your authentic self. Nostalgia also gives individuals a greater sense of meaning in their lives. Krystine Batcho, a professor of psychology at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, explained that individuals who are high in nostalgia are able to cope with difficult situations in healthier ways. If you … Continue reading Looking backward can help you move forward: Research suggests nostalgia improves mental and emotional health

What is Mental Abuse?

by Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC Brenda knew something was wrong in her marriage to Bill, but she was unable to put her finger on what. She felt like she was abused but he never hit her, so she minimized and even dismissed any warning indicators that something else was off. She was intentionally exploited by her husband; endured regular insults and rejection, alternating with affirmation; and felt manipulated into doing or saying something out of character. Abuse is not just physical. There are many other forms of abuse, such as sexual, financial, emotional, mental, and verbal. While some of the … Continue reading What is Mental Abuse?

Sutta Study: Ill In the Gilana Sutta, the Buddha offers a potent teaching on impermanence to an ailing and distressed monk. By Peter Doobinin This article is part of Trike Daily’s Sutta Study series, led by Insight meditation teacher Peter Doobinin. The suttas, found in the Pali Canon, comprise the discourses the historical Buddha gave during his 45 years of teaching. Rather than philosophical tracts, the suttas are a map for dharma practice. In this series, we’ll focus on the practical application of the teachings in our day-to-day lives. In the Gilana Sutta, the Buddha gives a concise teaching about the impermanent nature of human … Continue reading Sutta Study: Ill

Half Of England Is Owned By 1% Of The Population

image edited by F. Kaskais  by Tyler Durden Half of England is owned by less than 1% of its population, according to new data shared with the Guardian that seeks to penetrate the secrecy that has traditionally surrounded land ownership. The findings, described as “astonishingly unequal”, suggest that about 25,000 landowners – typically members of the aristocracy and corporations – have control of half of the country. The figures show that if the land were distributed evenly across the entire population, each person would have almost an acre – an area roughly the size of Parliament Square in central London. Major owners include the … Continue reading Half Of England Is Owned By 1% Of The Population

Where does all the ocean garbage go?

Plastic waste on a remote beach in Sri Lanka. Author provided The southern Indian Ocean receives more plastic waste than anywhere else in the world, but no one knows where it goes – until now. Mirjam van der Mheen and colleagues explain. Great areas of our rubbish are known to form in parts of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. But no such “garbage patch” has been found in the Southern Indian Ocean. Our research – published recently in Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans – looked at why that’s the case, and what happens to the rubbish that gets dumped in this particular area. … Continue reading Where does all the ocean garbage go?


And all your other most pressing questions for adult film legend Tasha Reign by Tasha Reign Every day, porn star and University of Southern California journalism grad student Tasha Reign wakes up to a curious string of emails from her fans, a devoted group of men and women she lovingly refers to as “Reigndeer.” Said Reigndeer ask her questions — so many questions — about her perspectives on sex, love, relationships and life itself, and as someone who’s had more firsthand experience in these areas than four average adult women combined, she’s become uniquely up to the task of answering them. Every … Continue reading DO PORN STARS ACTUALLY ENJOY SEX ON SET, OR ARE THEY JUST PRETENDING?