Evidence continues to emerge, both scientific and historical, suggesting that the way in which the majority of us currently sleep may not actually be good for us. In 2001, historian Roger Ekirch of Virginia Tech published a paper that included over 15 years of research. It revealed an overwhelming amount of historical evidence that humans […]
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To respond effectively to the threat of climate change, we must shed our complacency and arouse a sense of urgency. The texts of early Buddhism provide us with a psychological model of how this sense of urgency arises and how it can be channeled into effective action.
The persistence of social media is certainly changing how things are done. In a matter of minutes, you can wish an old friend happy birthday on Facebook, find a recipe for dinner on Pinterest, watch a how-to project on YouTube, and get up to the minute updates on events from Twitter. But social media isn’t just changing how we act; it’s actually changing our brains as well.
Not too long ago, I was forced to come to grips with something terrible about myself. I use the word iteration a lot. More than any human being should. If I had to ballpark it, I’d set the over/under on daily utterances at five. I’m not proud of this. I’d...
Important issues are buried in the fog of manufactured crises, designed to stir popular sentiment but actually legitimizing policies that benefit the wealthy and hurt working- and middle-class communities, says Henry Giroux in this excerpt of his latest book.