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The Power of the Limbic Brain

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Feelings and emotions that motivate or paralyze us lie within the limbic system. Our awareness that our emotional life colors our performance can liberate us from some brain chains.

#IdeasDay Was Our Great Idea, Celebrate by Sharing Yours!

Chicago Ideas | Posted 02.11.2016 | Chicago
Chicago Ideas

Three years ago, Chicago Ideas had epiphany. With holidays for saints, parents, pizza and meteorologically-gifted groundhogs, somehow no one had dedic...

People and Arms, Rights and Reason

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

Scientists at the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC just published a research letter in JAMA, reporting on a comparison of life expecta...

Macro News Releases Give Unfair Advantage to a Selected Few

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Irene Aldridge

If you live in Asia, you will hear this refrain about the Chinese stock market again and again: that it is the government casino. The way the casino ...

From Hippos in Britain to Confiscated Avocados: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 02.09.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the cost of a Super Bowl ad, what happens to all of the food that gets confiscated at airports, and why swearing might be good for you.

How To Shoot Photographs While Facing Gun Shots

Ben Arnon | Posted 02.08.2016 | Media
Ben Arnon

I am a passionate photographer and also an avid consumer of news - both online and in print. I am often fascinated by photos I see accompanying news s...

Help! The Association VP Doesn't Know Electronic Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.05.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar's headline for an article on the country's Press Syndicate that hosted this week's launch of a media ethics charte...

What Obama's Mosque Visit Means to Me

Glamour | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Glamour

If there was ever a time that the American Muslim community needed the words and symbolism of a sitting president's visit to a mosque, it would be now.

When You Can't Look Away: Horror in the Newsfeed

TueNight | Posted 02.03.2016 | Media
TueNight

Despite the fact that it was being played in a seemingly endless loop on the news, my mom wouldn't let us watch the video of the Rodney King beating. She'd dive for the remote to change the channel or, in her most extreme moments, she'd send us kids out of the room altogether.

From Sleeping Positions to Healing Musicians: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 02.02.2016 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the perils of sleeping on your left side, the healing power of music, and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch.

Two Hours in Time on 9/11 with Phil Penman

Brad Hobbs | Posted 02.01.2016 | New York
Brad Hobbs

Phil Penman is a British photographer who has been living in New York for over 15 years. During his time in NYC Phil has photographed some iconic imag...

Laugh Factory Salutes Chris Rock's Decision

Jamie Masada | Posted 01.27.2016 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

I've been booking comedians for the past 35 years and I have always had the same requirement: They need to be funny. Gender, skin pigment, sexual o...

The Weird Way Taking a Shower Could Make You More Creative

Allure | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Allure

By Chloe Metzger, Allure Photo: John Huba You're mindlessly shaving your legs when it comes to you: the next Emmy-winning drama. Divine interventi...

Focusing on What Really Matters

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 01.26.2016 | Media
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

The Boston Globe on Monday published its endorsement of Ohio Governor John Kasich in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary.

5 Lessons for Creatives From David Bowie's Remarkably Imaginative and Prolific Journey

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The news of David Bowie's death left a creative void for the music industry and admirers. Most fans around the world did not even know he had been battling cancer. Bowie lived a life of distinguishable, unparalleled oddity and artistry to the end.

Bitten: A Food Conversation

Rozanne Gold | Posted 01.25.2016 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

The first Bitten Conference, created by marketing hipsters, Naz Riahi and Emily Schildt, took place in New York City last year at Scholastic Magazine headquarters and was a slam-dunk.

The 6 Craziest Food Stories Of The Week [THE KATCHUP]

Foodbeast | Posted 01.22.2016 | Taste
Foodbeast

Another week has passed on this big, weird, beautiful blue ball we call earth, and with it, a variety of odd, wild and amazing things YOU humans have accomplished in the food world.

Rare Images of Art From Inside Iraq's Oldest Monastery -- Now Gone

Paula Froelich | Posted 01.21.2016 | Arts
Paula Froelich

Yesterday, ISIS destroyed St. Elijah's, a 1400-year-old Christian monastery just outside of Mosul -- part of their mission to obliterate history and anything that doesn't fit into their warped version of Islam.

When Manners Trump Murder

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.20.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

It's a common story: Friends gather for dinner, one friend kills another, and the result is that the hostess is never thanked for all the work she ...

A Silicon Valley Take on the News Industry: It's Time to Be Optimistic

David Chavern | Posted 01.19.2016 | Media
David Chavern

The news industry today is all about experimentation. In the face of great change and opportunity, news outlets are constantly developing fresh strategies, offerings and partnerships to further engage with audiences, communities and advertisers.

'The Skin Game'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.19.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

For the past 40 years, which is how long I have been in journalism, I have had a nose for news. So I guess it was not surprising that the news I received recently involved my nose.

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

Revitalizing Journalism In Brazil

Nieman Reports | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Media

It is almost impossible to overestimate the importance of the Amazon basin to Brazil. At approximately five million square kilometers, the region repr...

The Rift Across Europe

Cathrine Gyldensted | Posted 01.14.2016 | Media
Cathrine Gyldensted

As far as the eye can see the mountains stretches gracefully strewn with ice and snow. The otherwordly scenery is going on forever. The sky is a lucid blue. From up here, almost 7 miles above ground, the world seems wonderfully calm and forever peaceful. But nothing could be farther from the truth.

Partners Should Make Money, Too

David Chavern | Posted 01.12.2016 | Media
David Chavern

Newspapers have a product that people want and need while social media platforms -- Facebook being a prime example -- have a tremendously large audience hungry for that product. Isn't this the basis for a mutually beneficial partnership?