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Everyone is on drugs

December 6th, 2018 at 1:06 pm » Comments Off

The Psychopharmacology of everyday life. Everyone is on drugs. I don’t mean the old-fashioned, illegal kind, but the kind made by pharmaceutical companies that come in the form of pills. As a psychoanalyst, I’ve listened to people through the screen of their daily doses; and I’ve listened to them without it. Their natural rhythms certainly […]

How Millennials are reshaping the practice of law

December 4th, 2018 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

Smart, hard-working but forward-thinking Millennials are changing the culture of law. Headlines are filled with the impact Millennials are having on the status quo. Said to be changing the way of the workplace, they are typically characterized as less “pushy” than previous generations while holding stronger convictions. Millennials are now set to define a new […]

The growth of yoga and meditation in the US since 2012 is remarkable

November 19th, 2018 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

The number of Americans who meditate has tripled. Yoga is up 55 percent. In 2017, about 14.3 percent of US adults surveyed said they had done yoga in the past 12 months. That’s up from 9 percent in 2012. Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images Yoga and meditation, two ancient practices, are now officially the most popular alternative […]

The healthiest people in the world don’t go to the gym

November 15th, 2018 at 2:05 am » Comments Off

If you want to be as healthy as possible, there are no treadmills or weight machines required. Don’t just take my word for it—look to the longest-lived people in the world for proof. People in the world’s Blue Zones—the places around the world with the highest life expectancy—don’t pump iron, run marathons or join gyms. […]

50 U.S. States ranked by how fat their people are, according to scientific data (There are some big surprises)

November 14th, 2018 at 1:55 am » Comments Off

Sorry, Mississippi. A new study ranks all 50 states plus the District of Columbia by how fat their residents are. And there are some real surprises. Across the United States, a staggering 70 percent of people are either overweight or obese. It’s part of what drives the $66 billion weight loss industry, which is always […]

Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever

November 10th, 2018 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

Your family and friends will be able to interact with a digital “you” that doles out advice—even when you’re gone. Hossein Rahnama knows a CEO of a major financial company who wants to live on after he’s dead, and Rahnama thinks he can help him do it. Rahnama is creating a digital avatar for the […]

Millennial parents: TV becomes the ‘good screen’

November 3rd, 2018 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

As millennials become parents, the family dynamic is completely shifting again. The first shift happened when millennials were kids and, for the first time, they became “the boss.” The “baby on board” generation was the rising sun of their parents. So what happens when the boss child becomes a parent? They want to give their […]

The employer-surveillance state

October 25th, 2018 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

The more bosses try to keep track of their workers, the more precious time employees waste trying to evade them. Jason Edward Harrington spent six years working the luggage-screening checkpoint at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. A college graduate and freelance writer, he initially took the job as a stopgap, but found that he enjoyed […]

Cost per like is the new cost per wear

October 17th, 2018 at 2:51 am » Comments Off

Twenty-four hours before leaving for a weekend trip to Miami, I went into a panic. I needed new swimsuits. New shorts. New tops. New sandals. I speed-shopped through H&M, Aritzia, and Zara, recklessly swiping my card, as if I were on my own version of Supermarket Sweep. I wasn’t preoccupied by where to go, what […]

Your kids hate your smartphone addiction

October 12th, 2018 at 8:52 am » Comments Off

From CNET Magazine: It isn’t easy balancing “me time” and parenting. I talked to experts to find out how. I can’t stay off my phone. And I’m afraid it’s hurting my 2-year-old son. Sometimes it’s a breaking news story that draws me in, other times it’s boredom. Whatever it is, this device in my hands […]

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