Mindfulness Meditation Isn't For EveryoneMeditation has known benefits, both research-backed and anecdotal. But few things in this life work for everybody, and there’s reason to believe that meditation may make some people’s mental health worse. If that’s you, I hereby give you permission to quit. Guilt-free.
If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Turns out it’s just chance.The distribution of wealth follows a well-known pattern sometimes called an 80:20 rule: 80 percent of the wealth is owned by 20 percent of the people. Indeed, a report last year concluded that just eight men had a total wealth equivalent to that of the world’s poorest 3.8 billion people. This seems to occur in…684
Portraits of Birds Ruffling with Personality by Leila JeffreysTo say photographer Leila Jeffreys had an eclectic upbringing would be a bit of an understatement. With a mother from India and a father from the Isle of Man, she has lived in Papua New Guinea, a house boat in Kashmir despite an ongoing war, and in an Indian village surrounded by buffaloes, mongoose64
Hubble just captured a lunar eclipse for the first time everDuring a total lunar eclipse last year, astronomers trained the Hubble Space Telescope on our moon, which served as a giant lunar mirror. This marks the first time a space telescope captured a total lunar eclipse, and the exercise may even help us track down life elsewhere in the universe.3
The difference between an expert’s brain and a novice’s - Cold Spring Harbor LaboratoryWhen mice learn to do a new task, their brain activities change over time as they advance from ‘novice’ to ‘expert.’ The changes are reflected in the wiring of cell circuits and activities of neurons. Using a two-photon imaging microscope and a wealth of genetic tools, researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), Columbia University,...1
The 20 Must-Read Books Of 2020 (Yes, We’re Calling It Now)There are few acts more soothing in their simplicity than wrapping a book if you're giving one as a gift: the sleek slide of scissors through glossy paper, the brisk fold-over, the symmetrical double tuck, the setting of tape. And when it comes to…75
Powerful Video Projections Supporting BLM Help Reclaim Controversial Confederate Statue [Interview]“I felt like not taking action at this moment with my skills and gear would be like the officers who didn’t stop Derek Chauvin from putting his knee on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.”8