The Dark Night of the Soul – The Atlantic
We have a lot of positive data [on meditation] but no one has been asking if there are any potential difficulties or adverse effects, and whether there are some practices that may be better or worse-suited [for] some people over others.
Who in their right mind, with all of the underfunded causes in desperate need of financing, would look at a list of online donations totaling more than $130,000 and think to themselves, “Well, clearly this is a cause that needs another twenty bucks”?
Losing Weight May Require some Serious Fun – NY Times
Those women who’d been formally exercising reported feeling more fatigued and grumpy than the other women, although the two groups’ estimates of mileage and calories burned were almost identical. . . The women in the exercise group consumed significantly more calories from these sweets than the women who’d thought that they were walking for pleasure.
Masters of Love – The Atlantic
If you look at what drives the deterioration of many relationships it’s often a breakdown of kindness
I Don’t Wanna Be Right – The New Yorker
Persistently false beliefs stem from issues closely tied to our conception of self
Colouring Books: The New Anti-Stress Activity – The Telegraph
French women have taken en masse to colouring books, using what was long an activity for small children to reduce stress and ease their neuroses.