It may be 2015, but not for political wives – Maclean’s
It’s 2015; women can go by whatever name they want—and change it whenever they want. But it appears some of our most high-profile women don’t have the same range of options, and that says something. . . Is there no value to a political brand in which a female partner is allowed separate billing and her own identity?
What Psychology Says About Materialism and the Holidays – American Psycological Association
Materialism is associated with lower levels of well-being, less pro-social interpersonal behavior, more ecologically destructive behavior, and worse academic outcomes. It also is associated with more spending problems and debt.
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The Science Behind Mindful Eating: (infographic) – Summer Tomato
Smartphones hurt our face-to-face relationships – CBC Radio (podcast)
It isn’t good for us to flee from any moment of boredom by going to a phone.
Is Fat Stigma Making Us Miserable? – NY Times
Studies showed that the stigma and shame so common in our society do not motivate people to lose weight. . . the opposite is true. Messages that shame, blame and stigmatize people about their weight have a negative impact and interfere with efforts to improve health.
The Myth of Easy Cooking – The Atlantic
The weight of expectation imposed by our cooking culture, which offers unrealistically complex recipes while at the same time dismissing them as simple, can be crushing.
Desperate for a marketing trick to get Detroit excited about its fledgling football franchise, the owner hit on the idea of playing a game on Thanksgiving.
We still haven’t connected the dots that “women’s issues” are “everyone issues”—especially when it comes to linking reproductive rights and economic security. We still demarcate between them, ignoring the data and research that show how the lack of support for reproductive health (or understanding of it as linked to economic security, in other words, having an effect on everyone, and not just women) leaves women at an economic disadvantage.
Who is Really Paying for Adele? – The New Yorker
You don’t want to buy the record because that would be giving in to a heavy-handed attempt to make us purchase the music twice—to pay another ten dollars on top of the monthly subscription for an album that will show up on streaming sooner or later.