It is sold as a force that can help us cope with the ravages of modern society, but with its inward focus, mindful meditation may be the enemy of activism.
Mainly, of course, because I couldn't get rid of mine.
Our brains manage to construct stable images even as our eyes keep darting around. Here's what we know about how that happens.
Why — besides being drama queens by trade, if not by nature — do writers hate writing so much?
The Grand Canyon was breathtaking and I was taking it all in for the last time as the bus drove by. Then a loud voice disturbed the peace of my window gazing.
We should stop judging people who cry — and start supporting them.
The demonstrators covered their bodies with stickers of male nipples to protest against Facebook and Instagram's ban on "some photos of female nipples" on the platforms. The activists say the ban harms artists and users exploring gender and identity.
Intentional avoidance of the term disability sends the message that there's something inherently negative or bad about having a disability. And disabled people are tired of non-disabled people telling us what they think is best for us.
"I'm a five from the side because I've got a weak chin."
Quick reflections on an old gadget made new.
Writer Helen Russell explains the building blocks of happiness in a TED talk.
In talking about the family in American politics, neoliberals and social conservatives often find common ground.
Are spiritual beliefs an inevitable consequence of human evolution?
For the past two decades, a suicide epidemic fueled by guns, poverty and isolation has swept across the West, with middle-aged men dying in record numbers.
A bowel movement, above all human projects, is the body's way of making time for the mind to roam.
"Incels" are going under the knife to reshape their faces and dating prospects.
YouTuber Shonduras's wife Jenny shares the story of her harrowing fall. "Your whole world can change in a matter of seconds. Mine almost did."
In the arms race to sell as many sandwich bags or beach towels as possible, a problem has become clear: Variety isn't infinitely valuable.
Access to adequate restrooms is a fundamental necessity for everyone, but it's harder to come by the less structural power you have.
It's not quite the same as staying friends, and it's not for everyone.
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