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Tension

Confessions of a Self-Proclaimed Phone Addict

Ashley McDonald | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ashley McDonald

Perhaps I should put down my phone a little. Maybe we all should (fellow college students, I'm talking to you). Because yeah, life is moving pretty fast, and if we don't stop and look around once in a while, we could miss it (couldn't resist). Do they have AA groups for this sort of thing?

The End Is Not the Means

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My view may be simplistic, but it is this: novels engage the reader by telling stories. An ambiguous end to a novel is not a problem -- ambiguity is fine. In fact, it may be the most truthful way for a novel to end.

What? Spoilers Enhance a Mystery or Thriller?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.14.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

For mystery, suspense and thriller novels, viewing the plot as "(almost) irrelevant" seems an extraordinary stretch. Frankly, I find that conclusion preposterous.

"You're Edgy and Irritable" My Wife Says

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.24.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My characters and their dynamisms derive from some hidden (or maybe not-so-well buried) place within me. I cannot "leave them behind" at the office.

An Open Letter To My Body

Susan Bernstein | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Body, I'm truly grateful to you. I'm done ignoring, overlooking and pushing your wisdom aside. I'm going to listen to you. In important matters, like career, love, friendships and family, I'll trust your guidance. Please help me sense what matters.

Nine Inch Nails Bring Tension to Brooklyn

Salvatore Bono | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

As giant screens, lighting grids, altered for each song and surrounded the band, it was as if there was enough special effects that James Cameron would envy and would want to use for one of his blockbuster films.

Techniques and Tension in Breaking Bad

Harrison Demchick | Posted 11.26.2013 | Books
Harrison Demchick

I have been arguing for some time now that any writer who wants to learn about the art of developing tension in a manuscript would do well to watch, and learn from, AMC's Breaking Bad.

Is Your Timepiece 'Keeping' You? A Mindfulness Practice for Transcending Time

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Now is all you really have -- don't squander it by trying to keep up with something that really doesn't exist.

How to Overcome Freakouts

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

What truly successful happy people seem to know is that we are not defined by our many, many short-lived moments. Instead, we are defined by our patterned choices and actions over the long haul.

Captivating Photos Of Male Dancers In Motion

Posted 07.18.2013 | Arts

Nir Arieli has an eye for motion, capturing breathtaking snapshots of male dancers as they perform arabesques allongé across ethereal spaces. His ser...

10 Easy Ways To De-stress During Your Lunch Break

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business

Looming projects, a snippy co-worker and a client who won't stop complaining. Sound familiar? While a little job stress might help you meet deadlines ...

How To Meditate A Headache Away

David Magone | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
David Magone

Tension headaches affect many of us from time to time. If you've ever had one, you'll know the signs -- mild to moderate pain and a tight band of tension surrounding the head that can make it difficult to focus or concentrate.

Thinking About Values in Tension

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

I see a growing number of corporations, non-profits, governments and start-up companies asking themselves the hard questions about how to balance their short-term business issues with long-term institutional values, even when this does not yield easy answers.

Afghanistan: An Election Without Results

Abdulhadi Hairan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdulhadi Hairan

Everyone here is impatient to know the outcome of the much-discussed, controversial Afghan elections, but two months have passed and still no one has a clue about the real situation.

Conflict at Work: Getting Your Power Back

Mim Abbey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mim Abbey

What's more important to you -- this job, or retaliating in some way to this person? If your answer is "this job," then not retaliating becomes easier.

Just Listen - Porndemic ...Coming Soon to a Computer Near You

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

With the recent revelation of SEC staffers downloading porn, I thought it might be helpful to share what I have heard over the years from men in high pressure jobs about what porn does for them.

5 Simple Steps to Getting Back to YOU (VIDEO)

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

If we can shift our perspective of blowing off steam to get away from ourselves, and our lives to dropping right into them, we can begin to form healthy, sustainable habits.

Relaxation: The Art of Doing Nothing (VIDEO)

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

tension is like a clogged drain, keeping what we don't need from dropping away, standing in the way of our potential. We need to dig out all the sludge.

Copenhagen Meltdown

Sanjay Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sanjay Khanna

The U.N. Climate Conference is falling apart. Protesters are being beaten in the street, Hugo Chavez is taking the high road and the whole thing might end without a new agreement.

Relax Your Mind And Your Body Will Follow (VIDEO)

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

What you see in the physical pose is just a part of the practice. What's going on in your mind is another part. Bringing the two together is useful.

For Better or Worse: Marriage Can Wreck a Female Friendship

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Marriage is a milestone that often alters a couple's relationship with each other, as well as with those around them. For the new bride, it can herald...

The Grinning Skull

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

While the media demonized the New Orleans' black population for crimes that turned out not to have happened, they ignored the group of white men who went on a shooting spree across the river.