Every once in a while, I'll run into someone with a new idea about how to train or eat that's so contradictory to everything I think I know that I'll want to close my eyes, plug my ears, and bury my head in the pillow so I don't have to listen. After all, I'm just getting comfortable with what I think I know. I don't like having my world shaken up any more than necessary.
The long read: Cheap and effective, CBT became the dominant form of therapy, consigning Freud to psychology’s dingy basement. But new studies have cast doubt on its supremacy – and shown dramatic results for psychoanalysis. Is it time to get back on the couch?
I wonder if the telling of stories which purportedly explain why people are the way they are, has a positive effect regardless of the truth of the story. Assuming of course, the patient believes the story.
Also known as the Bechdel-Wallace test, the test is named after the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, in whose comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For it first appeared in 1985. Bechdel credited the idea to a friend, Liz Wallace, and to the writings of Virginia Woolf.
I've been teaching Days of Heaven on and off for a several years now, and I transcribed Linda Manz's voice-over narration because I couldn't find it online anywhere. Besides being one of the most extraordinary aspects of the film, it ranks as some of the finest poetry of the past 35 years. Director Terrence Malick…
It's an economic mystery — but it might tell us something important about how C.E.O.s and investors think about the future.
Should I be shocked that even very large and successful organizations are capable of acting stupidly? The world is effectively run by such people. Which leads me the thought that the guy with the power might not have it because he wields it properly. Whatever.
Lucy Allais is jointly appointed as professor of philosophy at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and Henry Allison Chair of the History of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. She has worked primarily on Kant’s theoretical philosophy, on which she has published a number of papers, and has a book on his…
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