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What No One Told Me About Following My Passion

Like much of my generation in America, I don’t have to worry about where my next meal will come from. I don’t have to worry about how I’ll get to work. I don’t have to worry about a safe, dry place to sleep.

So I worry about something else, with which much less of the world has the luxury of preoccupation: purpose. Some spend their days searching for food; I spend my life hunting meaning–full, but unsatisfied.

Most millennials’ basic needs have been met–a prerequisite for fulfilling our greatest potential. If we don’t make our lives meaningful, we will have dishonored and squandered our opportunity. Perhaps this responsibility explains our fixation with purpose.

We know what we want. The question is: how do we find it?

Hoping that international travel and novel experiences would infuse my life with meaning, I moved to Canada when I graduated college. There I learned, as I conclude in my essay The Myth of Wanderlust, “you can’t drive to purpose.”

So I returned home and pursued my lifelong passion of writing. For the last two years, I’ve followed a self-authored, step-by-step plan to successfully discovering, integrating and making money from my passions. A marketing position, an editing role and six months of self-employment later, I realized you can’t write to purpose, either.

Passion, I’ve learned, does not equal purpose.

Why?

Here’s a synopsis of the 8000 words I initially spewed on this question:

Passion, the way many millennials have come to define it, is self-oriented. Passion is “a strong inclination toward a self-defining activity that one loves, values, and in which one invests a substantial amount of time and energy,” explains one study published in Self and Identity.

Purpose, on the other hand, is other-oriented. One Stanford study found that individuals with meaning mindsets “seek connections, give to others, and orient themselves to a larger purpose.”

Modern passion is pleasure-oriented. One influential study on passion defines it as “an autonomous internalization that leads individuals to choose to engage in the activity that they like.” In other words, passion’s answer to “Why are you doing this?” is “Because I like it.”

But meaningfulness, sums the Stanford study, sometimes involves “feeling bad”.

Passion is short-term. Though we tend to assume it’s lifelong, passion changes more than we anticipate because we change more than we anticipate. As Terri Trespicio observes in her TEDx Talk, ”Passion is not a plan. Passion is a feeling, and feelings change.”

Purpose is hardy. Gritty individuals, explains one study, prioritize long-term goals. This long-term perspective, another study notes, helps give “more weight to meaning than pleasure” and solidifies self-control.

I don’t regret following my passion. In fact, I still endorse my strategy. Passions help us understand who we are and what we want. They bring vitality and joy to our days. But following your passion is a deceptively slow, uncertain way to purpose.

If I could tell myself anything three years ago when I graduated college, it would probably be this:

“Follow your passion, sure. But don’t expect it to produce your purpose.”

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A version of this article originally appeared on Forbes.

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A Unique Approach To Discomfort

“Destiny is not for comfort seekers. Destiny is for the daring and determined who are willing to endure some discomfort, delay gratification, and go where destiny leads.” ~ T.D. Jakes

“We ask God for signs, wonders and miracles, but refuse to go into circumstances where we need them.” — Christine Caine

One may believe that a happy life eschews pain and discomfort by all costs. But, in truth, life opens up to us and expands when we’re squeezed and pushed through discomfort. Our emotional constriction, which creates our discomfort, begins to soften and expand when we lean into our discomfort. Moreover, our dreams are actualized through moments of confusion, doubt, fear, and uncertainty. So, when we’re pushed into our discomfort zone, we’re better able to witness and cultivate new skills that will propel us to new heights in our spiritual, emotional, and physical evolution.

How many of us can say that we have grown and transformed the most when we are “seemingly” sailing through life? Not many of us. When things appear superficially “perfect” and aligned in our lives, what could possibly ignite us toward growth and realizing God’s deeper purpose for our lives?

However, what indubitably pushes us toward greater fulfillment and purpose in our lives is when we’re tightly squeezed and pushed through discomfort. The physical manifestation of the contrast between what we deeply desire on a soulful level to what is actually showing up in our lives, creates the emotional and spiritual dissonance for us to push through and create transformation.

Transformation is accelerated in our lives through pain and discomfort. Such that, God will use different people, events, and circumstances to show up in our lives that cause us aggravation and distress, as a catalyst for growth and inspiration. Personally, I created a life that I dreamed of, living on a paradise island as a Life & Spiritual Coach & Teacher, not by coasting through life and feeling on top of the world. No. My life was radically changed when I hit my lowest point. When my pain and suffering had become enough.

Through pain and suffering, my heart opened up to greater transparency for God’s light to shine through and heal, motivate, and push me at deeper levels. Surely, the pressure was strong and tightening, but the more pressure I experienced, the harder I fought. Had I experienced continued success selling real estate in New York City, perhaps with money flowing in easily and effortlessly, and joy living in a city that stole my heart 19 years ago, I would not be living the life of my dreams right now. I’d still be living a life that was content and good, but truthfully, mediocre in the eyes of God. But, God doesn’t want GOOD ENOUGH for our lives, he wants GREAT!

So where is discomfort showing up in your life? Is it in a relationship? A job? Your living circumstances? Your finances? Your health? Or a lack of balance in your life? Consider each difficulty as a message that God has something better and more meaningful for your life. As we release the need to pity ourselves in difficult times and rather use discomfort as the catalyst toward change, we create an opportunity for greater richness and joy in our lives. Discomfort and pressure will always show up. To the extent that, although my life is greater than it’s ever been, there are newer and completely different experiences of discomfort that appear. But, with greater awareness I now recognize that my discomfort shows me that there’s still more for me to see and do in my life. This inspires me to work harder and explore my path with greater curiosity and determination.

Today, find peace with your discomfort. Embrace the stickiness. Ask for its lessons and guidance. Trust that your uneasiness is the vehicle to catapult you to places you’ve never been before. Use discomfort to your advantage in creating a life you dream of.

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Derailment And How To Manage It

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In the world of psychology, derailment describes thought processes that veer off track, go awry, stray from the thought. Like a car that has skidded off the road, the ideas fail to arrive at their destination. In the realm of politics, derailment refers to a tactic by those in power that deflects attention away from complaints about abuse or wrongdoing by introducing an alternative topic. This blog explores derailment as a diversion from a life goal, and how it’s possible to get back on course.

In his journal, the writer John Cheever alluded to a loss of continuity at a critical point in his life. “It seems that in my coming of age I missed a year–perhaps a day or an hour….The consecutiveness of growth has been damaged. But how can I go back and find this moment that was lost?” Although the impact of Cheever’s derailment extends beyond the scope of this blog, his expression highlights the common problem.

In the newly released movie, Florence Foster Jenkins, the heroine, Florence, contracted syphilis from her first husband. As a result, she didn’t bear children and was deprived of a fulfilling family life. That derailment led her to devote her life to singing and supporting the musical world with the fortune she inherited from her father.

We assume an extreme diversion is equivalent to a disaster, but the event may actually represent a chance to recover a “lost” direction or passion. The classic story of The Little Prince (recently made into a popular movie) can be viewed as a metaphorical derailment in the realm of literature. As a young boy, the protagonist of the story drew a boa constrictor swallowing an elephant. But the adults insisted that the drawing resembled a hat. Unimpressed with the child’s skill, the grown-ups redirected him from artistic to practical studies– geography, history, arithmetic, and grammar. “That is why I abandoned, at the age of six, a magnificent career as an artist,” the protagonist says, justifying his profession as a pilot. Years later, his plane crashed in the middle of the desert, and he was visited by a little prince who commanded him to draw. The little prince may well represent the pilot’s imagination or alter ego that harbored his desire to become an artist.

In real life, a patient of mine, Ms. W., experienced a serious depression, a kind of psychological crash. During her hospitalization, she recalled that in her youth, she had aspired to become a singer. In the hospital, she had the opportunity to connect her depression with the long-forgotten ambition. Upon her recovery, she studied voice and became a successful musician.

Conclusion: Although we can’t undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.

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To Fight Zika Beyond Florida We Need Better Sex Education

In light of the recent news that Zika virus could stay in semen for more than six months ― twice as long as scientists previously though the virus could be detected ― it’s time for the United States to ramp up its focus on the major mechanism for Zika virus transmission after mosquitos: sex.

“For the public health community, Zika represents an unprecedented emergency,” Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association in August.

“Never before, to our knowledge, has a mosquito-borne virus been associated with human birth defects or been capable of sexual transmission,” Frieden wrote. “The effects of brain damage due to microcephaly and consequences of other Zika-related birth defects are likely devastating, lifelong, and costly.”

As Zika virus spreads, with at least 55 countries and territories reporting local transmissions, according to the CDC, and the United States reporting two areas of active transmission in Florida, health officials like Frieden have called for increased safe-sex messaging, even for people outside active Zika zones.

New York City is ramping up its public health messaging on sexually transmitted infections to include Zika virus in coming weeks, The New York Times reports. The campaign will feature posters, fliers, radio and television ads, in addition to deploying community health workers to communicate the risks of sexually transmitted Zika in person. 

Florida’s sex ed blunder

But not everyone is making public health a priority. In Florida’s Broward County, which is adjacent to Miami-Dade County, where active Zika transmissions are occurring, abstinence-only rhetoric is trumping public safety ― at least for now.

According to Miami news station WSVN 7News, Broward County removed two AIDS Healthcare Foundation billboards that featured unrolled condoms reminding people that safe sex “prevents Zika transmissions.”

The Fort Lauderdale mayor’s office and tourism board pressured the company to take down the signs, Michael Kahane, a spokesman for the foundation, told the station. “They felt, I guess, that they could impact tourism,” Kahane said. “I find it completely disgusting.”

Still, neither the mayor’s office nor the tourism board is taking credit for the sign’s removal, so it’s unclear who is behind the billboard takedown.

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Using condoms is key to curbing sexually transmitted infection, including Zika virus, but health experts cautioned against overstating Zika’s sexual transmission risk compared to the larger risk of transmission via mosquitos.

Travel-related Zika virus is a major concern. The CDC currently recommends that pregnant women avoid traveling to areas with active Zika transmissions and use condoms or abstain from sex if their partner has traveled to a Zika outbreak area in the last six months. 

Dr. Federico Laham, the medical director of infectious disease at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando stressed that it’s also important for doctors to ask pregnant patients about their travel histories, regardless of whether or not the Aedes aegypti mosquito is present in their areas of practice.

One major challenge for health officials trying to curb sexually transmitted Zika in their respective cities is that it’s difficult to craft definitive public health and safe sex recommendations, because no one knows for sure how long Zika virus can stay active ― or remain capable of transmitting infection ― in men’s semen. 

That information is “very important if you are trying to craft a prevention method to your community,” Laham told The Huffington Post. “Any couple expecting a child will live with a lot of anxiety. It’s important for health officials to deliver a clear message.”

Zika isn’t the only STI that can hurt unborn babies

For Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, a professor of medicine in the infectious disease and global health divisions at the University of California Los Angeles, focusing on sexually transmitted Zika and the risk it poses to pregnant women misses the point.

“Zika is important, but we need a much broader holistic approach to address infections in pregnant women,” Klausner said. 

He cited congenital syphilis ― when a pregnant woman infected with the disease passes it to her child ― as a more common STI, with equally grave consequences. Indeed, congenital syphilis can cause severe illness, miscarriage, stillbirth and early infant death, as well as blindness, nervous system damage and deformity if left untreated. 

“When things are common and they occur regularly people forget about them,” Klausner said. “We need to remind people of the day-to-day risks.” 

There were 12 cases of congenital syphilis per 100,000 live births in 2014, an increase from 8 per 100,000 live births in 2012, according to the CDC.

Klausner believes defunded health departments and communicable disease programs in the wake of the 2008 recession is making it even harder to address issues like congenital syphilis and Zika virus.

He’s also frustrated by Congress, which failed to pass a Zika bill before leaving for summer vacation this year.

“You can’t trade the health of one population because of ideological views,” he said. “When Congress does come back, it’s going to be important for local constituents to demand a response.”

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Trump Attempts Another Campaign Reset After Declaring He Won’t ‘Pivot’

WASHINGTON ― Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, his campaign in dire straits, momentarily shifted his focus back to his platform as a “law and order candidate” in a speech Tuesday evening in Wisconsin, after declaring earlier in the day he would not “pivot.”

“Crime and violence is an attack on the poor and will never be accepted in a Trump administration,” Trump said in his speech on race and policing, which largely stuck to a prepared script. 

“The problem in our poorest communities is not that there are too many police,” he continued. “It’s that there are not enough police.”

Trump tied his tough-on-crime remarks to unrest in Milwaukee that followed the weekend fatal police shooting of Sylville K. Smith, a 23-year-old black man arrested at a traffic stop.

The GOP presidential nominee has attempted campaign resets time and time again, trying to defuse controversies and divisive rhetoric that have dogged his candidacy. He buckles down and trades his usual impromptu soliloquies for scripted speeches that discuss policy issues. But these changes rarely last more than a day or two, before being eclipsed by yet another controversy, typically of Trump’s own doing.

Last week, for example, Trump tried to get his campaign back on track with an economic policy speech. A day later, all semblance of a more disciplined Trump disappeared, when he suggested to supporters that they could assassinate Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. After that, he declared (incorrectly) that President Barack Obama founded the Islamic State terror group. The comments dominated the news for several more days, resulting in another disastrous week for his campaign.

Trump’s campaign told The Wall Street Journal earlier Tuesday that it would finally begin airing television ads in crucial battleground states, including those in which Trump trails Clinton in the polls. Trump also released a new campaign “pledge” attempting to portray himself as a more inclusive candidate. 

“I will fight to ensure that every American is treated equally, protected equally, and honored equally,” the pledge states. “We will reject bigotry and hatred and oppression in all its forms, and seek a new future built on our common culture and values as one American people.

For months, GOP leaders with reservations about Trump have anticipated he would moderate his brash attitude and offensive statements for the general election. Trying to defend Trump on Tuesday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) told CNN that Trump should work on contrasting himself with Clinton.

“The focus has got to be on the two candidates,” Walker said. “If Donald Trump talks about Hillary Clinton or talks about himself in making people’s lives better … and if it’s about her and those issues and about Americans wanting a change, she’s not the right answer.”

In his speech on Tuesday, Trump attacked Clinton several times, assigning her the blame for violent crime in cities, and saying that she is “against the police.”

But with only 12 weeks until the election and nothing suggesting Trump is interested in adjusting his manner and tactics, Republicans are running out hope that Trump will “pivot.” 

Trump even said so himself in an interview earlier Tuesday with a Wisconsin television station.

“I am who I am,” Trump said. “It’s me. I don’t want to change. Everyone talks about, ‘Oh, well you’re going to pivot.’ I don’t want to pivot. I mean, you have to be you. If you start pivoting, you’re not being honest with people.” 

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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Letting Go Of Toxic People

Clearing our bodies of toxins isn’t always about what we eat or drink. Sometimes removing the poison means you have to make the difficult decision to cut toxic people out of your life to heal your soul.

It’s not an easy task.

Sometimes we aren’t even aware of the damage being caused from the negative energy of a friend or family member.

We don’t notice when someone is trying to control us. The signs are missed. You don’t understand why you are agitated, annoyed, and anxiety ridden in someone’s presence until you take a step back and get in touch with your inner self.

You don’t recognize that you often keep silent and resist the urge to defend yourself, to speak out when you are hearing lies. You give excuses as to why someone behaves the way they do because they have been there for you often over the years and you afraid to lose that perceived support.

I live by my emotions, and don’t always understand why I feel the way I do around certain people. It isn’t until I have “fact” that I can step away.

Maybe it’s the reporter in me — there is always two sides to a story. I try very hard to see every angle. Even if my instincts are telling me to walk away, I have a hard time cutting the anchor because I don’t want to ever be seen as “mean” or “bad.”

My insecurities often get the better of and have been used against me. But slowly I’m starting to emerge from my shell.

Maybe it’s getting older. You start to realize that not everyone has your best interest at heart. Some people like when you are in crisis because it fulfills their want to be needed. They feed off the drama.

They fill your head with half-truths and half-lies, making you believe things about yourself that you know aren’t true. They put a slant on every story in order in order to make themselves able to fit the role they’ve created.

For their story to work you have to be the antagonist or partner in crime because otherwise they will have to come face to face with themselves in the mirror.

It’s not easy to let go of the friendships, relationships and family loyalties that cause you pain.

But in the words of my friend Deb,

“If you need to cut ties, do it, and find those kind-like souls that can feed your spirit.”

The braver you are and recognize and remove those hurting you, the more room you have to be your true self and let the right people in who lift you up, not weigh you down.

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Puppy Raisers Make World A Better Place

If you have ever spoken with a person who uses an assistance dog, you know that these dogs change lives. Whether it’s a PTSD dog helping a military person return to “regular life,” a hearing dog providing alerts to a person who cannot hear anything from the doorbell to a fire alarm, or a service dog providing aid to a person lacking mobility, these dogs are capable of miracles.

And what if you were offered the opportunity to be a part of one of those miracles? Most of us would certainly give the offer serious thought.

Last week was all about miracle workers, because it was International Assistance Dog Week (August 7-13), a week designated to honor service dogs and those who make those assistance dogs possible.

The teams of people needed to breed dogs, raise puppies, and train dogs satisfactorily to be service dogs are a hardworking lot, spread throughout the country, and they are affiliated with various service dog organizations.

More miracles, of course, are dependent on a bigger pipeline of puppies. As Katie Malatino, public relations coordinator for Canine Companions for Independence in Santa Rosa, California, says: “In order to provide more assistance dogs free of charge for people with disabilities, Canine Companions is gradually increasing the number of puppies in our program. Additional volunteers are a critical part of our mission.”

Getting Involved

So how do you get involved? Organizations that train service dogs use all sorts of volunteers. People are needed to help with running events, taking a shift at a fair or a mall where the organization is distributing literature, and assisting with all kinds of tasks related to running a business.

But perhaps the most selfless volunteers of all are the people who become puppy raisers. They willingly take a dog into their homes for about sixteen months and agree to take the dog out with them on excursions at all times possible, take them regularly for training classes (in which the puppy raiser also participates), and do everything they can to help this dog become a service animal.

Puppy raisers always know that if they do their jobs well—and the dog’s temperament is right—the dog will go on to live with someone else, being their eyes or their ears or an extra pair of hands. And of course, the dogs will always be the person’s first alert in case of an emergency.
Puppy raisers may be losing a puppy they loved, but they will come as close humanly possible to helping bring about a miracle.

Heartbreaking to have to give up a puppy? Yes. Heartwarming to see that dog function at the highest level in making another person’s life better… you bet!

How Puppy Raisers Feel
Sondra Thiederman is now raising her tenth puppy for Canine Companions for Independence, and she loves doing it. “My most memorable moment was when I handed over the leash of a service dog I raised to the woman she is now assisting. I can only describe it as a profound feeling of ‘ rightness’ – as if something 100% positive was happening and that we were a part of something special.”

Another puppy raiser, Mary Milton, says she is having the time of her life as a puppy raiser. “It is such an honor and privilege to see how these assistance dogs really do help people with disabilities become more independent. It is life-changing for them.”

And a couple, Jolie and Gene Marzo, wrote in an email: “If we can help make someone’s life better by raising an assistance dog, then we are lucky and proud to do it. The person’s smile is all we need to keep us going!”

So are you tempted?

Double-Check Your Plan
Like any other type of volunteer work, you want to make sure you feel comfortable with the organization you contact. You also need to be sure that being an on-the-ground puppy raiser is for you.

To do this, check what assistance dog programs are in your area. Assistance Dogs International sets the standards for assistance dog training. By visiting their site, you can click on a map for your region of the country to see what programs might be near you. Visit, offer to do some onsite volunteering with them (that, too, is very much appreciated), and talk to puppy raisers.

Canine Companions, the largest nonprofit providing assistance dogs, has offices in many parts of the country, and some of their puppy raisers live far afield. However, getting to know an organization is certainly much easier if you have an opportunity to meet some of the people.

Once you have some programs to check out, visit their websites. The Canine Companions website has a list of responsibilities to which puppy raisers commit. Socialization—taking the dog out to experience all types of social situations and public environments—as well as attendance at local obedience classes are two elements that are vital to returning with a well-mannered dog who knows basic commands.

Another organization I have had recent contact with is Susquehanna Service Dogs, located in Pennsylvania. They want puppy raisers somewhat nearby as they provide training classes and veterinary care near their headquarters. In addition to puppy raisers, they keep a list of puppy sitters… people who are familiar with the program so that they can fill in for a day or a week or longer if puppy raiser needs to be away and can’t take the dog with them. This seems like a good way to test out whether full-time puppy raising is for you.

If you decide to apply to be a puppy raiser, you will have plenty of opportunity to have any additional questions answered during the application process.

More Dogs, More Miracles?
“If I hadn’t done this, I never would have had the joy of feeling that my efforts had, in fact, contributed to helping another human being live a more independent and productive life,” says puppy raiser Sondra Thiederman.

Susan Tyson of Susquehanna Service Dogs adds: “We’re changing people’s lives one dog at a time!”

To read about some of the lives that have been changed, see the story about Mary Hill, who needed to retire her first service dog so she is now one year into life with her new dog, or Professor John Terhorst, who teaches chemistry at Vanguard University and knows exactly why his students are always smiling in the classroom. There’s also Heather, a hearing dog, who makes Jeanne Glass’s life complete.

Also read about John Wiesniewski and his dog, Slate. Slate has helped two veterans who suffered symptoms of PTSD. There is also a story about a diabetic alert dog, Ija, who worked in the classroom with a teacher.

And many organizations have active facebook presences where you can keep up on the puppies and the progress with the people with whom they are eventually paired.

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Gaffes And Modern Politics

One of the great pleasures in life is to watch someone you can’t stand make a blunder, preferably publicly, and suffer ridicule (or worse) as the result.

In politics, such blunders are referred to as “gaffes,” and it’s interesting to consider the evolution of what constitutes a political gaffe and what this might say about today’s candidates and (more importantly for this project) today’s voters.

One of the most memorable gaffes in modern political history took place during a televised debate between then President Gerald Ford and his Democratic rival Jimmy Carter. During an exchange regarding nations considered Soviet satellites, President Ford stated that “there is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe,” an extraordinary statement given that it was made at the height of the Cold War.

The remark was debated for days afterwards. Was he really saying Poland and other Eastern European nations were not under the Soviet boot, which would make the Commander-in-Chief seem out of touch with political reality? Or was he talking about the internal spirit of Poles and other people who remain uncowed, despite temporary domination by Moscow, which might make his comment prescient of their behavior when Poland and other East bloc nations threw off the Soviet yoke decades later?

In moments less charged than a tight Presidential race, the Principle of Charity might incline one towards the most generous interpretation of President Ford’s misstatement. But it’s telling that both his comment and the debate surrounding it focused on an issue of substance (the Cold War and America’s role in it) which made discussion of the matter highly relevant, even if the rhetoric surrounding the words spoken ended up overblown.

Fast forward to the 2012 Presidential race when a similar eruption occurred over candidate Mitt Romney’s failed attempt to demonstrate his commitment to putting women of talent in important positions in his administration. In retrospect, the matter-of-fact description of such a goal in that last sentence might have sufficed, but instead he referred to a screening process involving “binders full of women” (a reference to office binders which I supposed we were to presume were filled with resumes of highly impressive potential female cabinet members).

Foes immediately jumped on this “binders” comment to imply that Mr. Romney saw women as nothing but data held in a binder (or something to that effect), which triggered an avalanche of ridicule that fed efforts to portray the Republican presidential hopeful a ruthless (and now sexist) corporate tycoon. In addition to verbal taunts flooding both old and new media, the binder meme floated into the physical world as mischievous non-Romney voters ran to the art closets to craft full-size binder costumes.

Now all is fair in political warfare, and all politicians (including Romney) must be ready to take their lumps for statements made in the heat of the moment. But if you compare the issue at stake with the previous example regarding Gerald Ford, can you identify a comparable issue of significance or an actual controversy in play?

I suppose the misstatement might have fed a debate regarding the difficulty women have reaching high positions in both politics and business, but remember that what Romney was trying to say (albeit badly) was that he shared this concern. So, unless you’re ready to accept that a reference to “binders full of women” really meant he considered women as nothing more than something you buy at Staples for $ 1.29, it’s probably safe to deposit this controversy into a box named “Campaign Silliness” to be moved on from once election hysteria has subsided.

Yet far from being embarrassed by the excess that normally accompanies a political election, we now seem to be so obsessed with gaffes that we no longer have the patience to wait for the actual candidates to make them.

In a political season dominated by Twitter, I suppose it’s fair to judge the candidates by some of the dumb things they tweet out before or during the campaign. But remember that it is “we the people” who insist that all candidates use this and other social media (lest they be branded as old fogeys), and that they conform to social media norms regarding spontaneity and authenticity (lest they be condemned for having their Tweets and posts crafted by a committee).

Yet once our demands have been met, we start to comb the timelines of the candidates we never planned to vote for, ignoring anything of substance they manage to cram into 140 characters, but doing everything in our power to ensure any dumbass comments find their way onto the front page of the New York Times.

And if we can’t find anything bigoted or sexist or insensitive or just plain stupid in the candidate’s feeds, walls or timelines, we can always prowl those who they follow (or those that follow them) for the ammunition we need to feed a campaign built around guilt by association.

When our phones turned into combination cameras and broadcast studios, it was just a matter of time before this remarkable technology was applied to stalking candidates for high office in hopes that they say something dumb, or let food fall out of their mouths, while our lens was pointing at them. But social media seems to have taken this process one step further as we demand our opponents manufacture the ammunition we can use against them.

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Traveling Playmates And Benefits Of A Road Trip

A few days ago I posted about partners and how much fun it can be to play with them not only in your home city, but across the globe. There is something about traveling in an intimate space that can really bring you closer in connection with your partner.

That is one of the reasons why traveling on a road trip can be such a fun excursion. You have the opportunity not only to spend time with them in enjoyable places, but also become physically (and emotionally) close to them in order to further the relationship.

The Benefits of the Road Trip

Now that I’ve made it clear how great a road trip can be, it’s time to put my money where my mouth is. What makes it so great? How can you improve the quality of your road trip? Here are a few of my answers.

1. Road trips test your boundaries – If you go on a road trip with your partner, it isn’t just fun and games. It is going to be work in some respects. You are going to have to learn what you can accept in the relationship and what you do not accept. There will be times where you feel the need for space, but through it all you will really learn how to connect with your partner and see them for what they are.

Testing your boundaries is the best thing that you can ask for in a relationship. Indeed, it is a great test of your abilities in partnership so that you can determine if you are ready for the next steps.

2. Road trips are about shared experiences – After a breakup, one of the reasons the city you mutually lived in is so hard to remain is because of everything that reminds you of them. These are the shared experiences. Now consider going across the country or globe with this significant other and all of the different experiences that you will share. It makes a big difference. Just make sure you capture those travel experiences so you don’t end up losing the memories or having them become stale.

3. Road trips strain financial and adult topics – some relationships are nothing but good feelings and a lesser version of hedonism (think partying, partying, sex, and partying with sex). While that can be fun, a relationship is going to face practical challenges and it is better to look at them sooner than later.

Go Forth and Travel

You may never consider traveling with your partner in the same way after you do a road trip together. In fact, you may never see them as humans in the same way. This is one of the reasons why it is so imperative to try something like this. Stretching the bounds of your relationship will ultimately leave you knowing more, connecting deeper, and feeling better about yourself and future together.

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This Bible-Era Solution For Saving Food Is Making A Comeback

Audrey Berman is no stranger to the farming life.

Over the last three years, Berman has worked on various farms in New York’s Hudson Valley with the intention of one day starting her own farm. But it wasn’t too long before she started to notice disheartening trends.

“We always had to plant more than we could actually harvest ourselves,” Berman told The Huffington Post. “And the demographic we were selling [our food] to was a little more wealthy and well-to-do while, at the same time, good food wasn’t accessible to everyone and a lot of that had to do with affordability. It started to bother me.”

She began to research what she could do about it. And that led to the launch earlier this year of Long Table Harvest, a food recovery group.

Led by Berman and co-founder Laura Engelman, the group works with 16 farms in the Hudson Valley to collect their surplus fruits and vegetables — which would otherwise go to waste — and distribute them to food pantries, community organizations and other charities throughout the region. 

A certain amount of surplus is practically inevitable on farms. Farmers plant more crops than they’ll need for their buyers to protect against losses from pests, weather and other issues. Oftentimes, it’s cheaper for farms to let the surplus rot in the fields rather than pay for the labor to harvest it.

Each Monday, Berman and her small team travel to their donor farms to pick up market leftovers and other extras farms have to offer. They fill up their van and drop off the proceeds at their recipient sites.

In June, the organization was picking up about 940 pounds of produce a week. Two months later, that number has grown to about 1,100 weekly pounds of summer staples like watermelon, cantaloupe, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and corn. 

“It’s all really high quality, all really beautiful and the people receiving it are all excited to get it,” Berman said.

Groups like this often operate under the radar and struggle to make ends meet. Their work ― known as gleaning ― is an ancient practice, one that dates back at least to the days of the Old Testament.

It is written in the Bible that Ruth would glean the fields of the well-to-do farmer Boaz, collecting any produce left after harvest was completed and redistributing it to the poor. The practice is said to have continued in Europe throughout the Middle Ages, too.

Today, gleaning is experiencing a resurgence of interest as Americans become aware of the estimated 70 billion pounds of food the country wastes each year. Some of this loss is due to surpluses on farms. As a result, recovery groups like Long Table Harvest have popped up across the country ― the National Gleaning Project lists more than 400 food recovery organizations ― and are likely saving many tons of food from being left to rot in farmers’ fields or sent to landfills.

While there is no national estimate for how much food these groups are diverting to people who need it, some organizations reclaim hundreds of thousands of pounds each year. Oregon’s Salem Harvest, for example, gleans 300,000 pounds of fresh produce annually.

It’s safe to assume these organizations, collectively, are preventing millions of pounds of produce from being tossed each year.

Funding this work is a challenge, however. Berman and her Long Table Harvest team worked diligently applying for grants and fundraising ahead of their launch; an Indiegogo campaign raised over $ 11,000. But their operation has been limited in size, with just one van and one paid staff member, because they haven’t been able to secure major funding.

While financial struggles are not unusual for nonprofits of all kids, food recovery organizations appear to be facing unique challenges. Among them is that there is little federal or state-level grant funding available for this work, though the farmers who donate their surplus to food recovery groups can receive tax incentives in many states.

One initiative offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture is the Community Food Projects competitive grant program, which was funded most recently at the level of $ 8.6 million. Though gleaners are eligible for this grant, which focuses on meeting the food needs of low-income communities through food distribution and community outreach, it is not specifically catered to food recovery. 

Some states, like New Jersey, do offer grants specifically geared toward gleaners, but these programs are not particularly common. 

Most organizations rely overwhelmingly on individual donors, fundraising and corporate support to sustain their operations.

The Ithaca, New York-based Friendship Donations Network, a gleaning group, noted that while it does receive support from local foundations, it has never received state or federal funding and derives about 70 percent of its operating budget from individual donations. 

Another prominent food recovery group, the Boston-based Lovin’ Spoonfuls, said it currently receives no government support and also depends primarily on individual donors, events and grants from local groups.

That funding just isn’t enough. Food recovery is “chronically underfunded at every step,” Dana Gunders, a staff scientist specializing in food waste at the Natural Resources Defense Council, told HuffPost earlier this summer.

The lack of financial support is also reflected in gleaning groups’ heavy reliance on volunteers to gather surplus produce from participating farmers. Though well-meaning, these volunteers typically aren’t particularly accustomed to the task at hand and don’t tend to work all that efficiently. 

“Gleaning is good, but it’s not the most efficient way to get produce off the farm, even for donation, in terms of getting large volumes,” Gunders added. “Volunteers picking stuff are not trained and not nearly as fast” as farmworkers, she said.

In addition, gleaning groups often struggle to gain the attention of media and potential funders when compared to flashier food waste solutions.

“There’s a lot of excitement around people who are making apps or making a big splash in terms of media and promotional campaigns,” Berman said. “I’m really trying to do the work and connect the farmers with our recipients at our distribution sites and I’m not out there proselytizing the work. I’m trying to figure out the balance to that, but it’s a little disheartening.”

Though the practice of gleaning is far from groundbreaking, Jordan Figueiredo, the anti-food waste activist behind the Ugly Fruit and Veg campaign and a petition drive asking Walmart to more widely sell cosmetically imperfect produce, agreed that it’s deserving of more support.

“Overall, I think technology is not the answer [to food waste],” Figueiredo said. “I see those articles all the time — ‘The App That’s Going to End Food Waste.’ No one app is going to do that or make a big dent, even. Overall, it’s about valuing [food] enough so that we’re paying attention to the easy, old solutions like gleaning and putting money into them.”

Despite all the obstacles faced by groups like hers, Berman is optimistic that change is happening as Americans begin to value food more — and are adopting that mindset in their neighborhood grocery stores and kitchens.

“The biggest impact we can have is with ourselves and the decisions we make as individuals. How we live our life, what we buy and [do] not buy, what we cook and don’t cook,” Berman added. “If people say, ‘Hey, I’m a part of what seems like this big problem, but I can start with myself,’ I think that would be really exciting.”

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Joseph Erbentraut covers promising innovations and challenges in the areas of food and water. In addition, Erbentraut explores the evolving ways Americans are identifying and defining themselves. Follow Erbentraut on Twitter at @robojojo. Tips? Email joseph.erbentraut@huffingtonpost.com.

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11 Things You Need To Know About Introverts

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had my introversion mistaken for something else. It’s either mistaken as coldness, arrogance, or weirdness, just to name a few things.

I can see why, too. Introversion isn’t an easy thing to read. Most of my friends are, as you might’ve guessed, boistrously extroverted. On occasion it’s hard for me to sit down and feel comfortable around most of them because they’re so animated; I feel like I have to be doing something too.

Which brings me to this. There’s a few things that you, the world, need to know about (most) introverts.

We’re Constantly Observing

We’re quiet all right, but that doesn’t mean nothing’s happening in our minds. Extroverts leave it all out there–they think things and then say them almost immediately. For us, we think things and don’t say them. Not yet, at least.

While you’re watching us in silence our minds are probably off 1,000 miles from here, thinking about next week’s workload, that time we stole the cookie from the kitchen counter, and why that person over there keeps glancing at us.

We’re Insanely Intuitive

Our intuition is both a good and bad thing. Almost all of the time introverts can feel when something goes off kilter immediately. That’s the good part. The bad part is that when we’re wrong about something we still feel right because our intuition feels so strong.

We see the unseen in everyday situations. It’s because we’re so observant and dedicating all of our energy to taking in our surroundings.

We Hate Small Talk

I despise small talk. That’s why it’s hard for me to talk to somebody without getting bored. I want to get to the heart of some issues. I want to talk about the world, what motivates you, and what the hardest time of your life was. This is how I connect with somebody.

If we ever seem disinterested or bored, you can bet that our ears will perk up a little bit when you ask us something meaningful. Quite honestly you’ll have us around your finger for a few minutes.

We Overthink Everything

And I mean everything. It’s impossible for something to happen without overanalyzing it 500 different ways. It’s because our brains are on overload and our intution keeps whispering to us that something else must be going on.

Many times we’re right, but sometimes we’re wrong as well. Just know that staring off into the distance is probably an introvert overanalyzing something exceedingly insignificant.

We Get Flustered

The easy definition of an introvert is one that recharges their batteries when they’re alone. This means that every gathering we go to slowly strips away at our social endurance until we need to be by ourselves.

We get flustered pretty easily because we’re taking in everything that our environment is giving us. I like to compare it to how kid Superman was in Man of Steel when he couldn’t focus on anything because his mind was picking up everything.

That’s right, we introverts are like Superman. Never forget it.

We Can’t Explain Things As Well As We’d Like

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve felt helpess because I couldn’t explain something the way that it was in my mind. Yeah, I can write up a storm, but in the moment I can’t think of much to say that’s going to back up my point.

This is because we’re still working through so many things in our mind at once. But when the dust settles in our thoughts we’ll have a whole lot to say–the problem with that is it’s already too late most of the time.

Many Times We Just Don’t Know What To Say

Imagine a kitchen full of chefs yelling at each other–I’m talking with Gordon Ramsay fierceness. That’s what the commotion feels like in my mind half the time

I’m not crazy, but I just have a ton of stuff going on. It’s because I’m trapped under layers and layers of thought that it’s hard for me to pull out of it and talk about anything other than that. And by that time we’re already so far along that you likely won’t have the slightest clue of what we’re talking about if we did decide to explain it to you. It’s around that time when we explain everything that we get a weird look like, “What made you think about that?”

We Get Hurt Easily

I feel this one a lot, but that’s not to say that I walk around like the Sad Dwarf from Snow White all the time. This just means that when somebody does turn their attention towards me to lay into me a bit, I take it five times worse than the average person.

I’m not saying to never tell us how it is–quite the opposite–I’m saying that when you do give us criticism, to do it with some care.

When We Do Let You In, We’ll Do Anything For You

I have a handful of friends. I don’t really take much time to check in with anybody else because I feel a lot of love for a select few and, in true introvert fashion, I simply don’t have the social endurance to keep up with 4,000 people.

Those select few are the same people I would do anything for.

When We Say Things, We Mean Them

The weight of our words mean a lot to us. When we do decide to say something, we mean it with all of our hearts. We’re not going to make a promise that we can’t keep.

We’re Best One on One

Big groups of friends don’t suit us well. We’d much rather allow somebody else to bask in the spotlight while we fade off into the background. But we do shine when we’re one on one with people. That’s when we make true connections–when we can focus on just one person and give them our due diligence.

Being an introvert isn’t the easiest thing in the world. Often it seems like I’m misconstrued a handful of times per day, but when the opposite party knows what they’re working with, it might make things a little bit easier to understand so they don’t, in turn, overanalyze your quietness for something else.

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Twitter Is Dragging Demi Lovato Over Tasteless Zika Joke And You’re Invited [UPDATE]

UPDATE: 2:20 p.m. ― Demi Lovato has responded to her social media critics with a Twitter apology, explaining that her laughter wasn’t directed at her mother’s controversial comments. 

“In no way did I mean to offend anyone last night,” she wrote. “I was laughing at how southern my mom sounded, not the issue at hand. Deepest apologies.”

Lovato probably should have stopped there, but minutes later, shared another tweet to politely inform those interested that if we follow her on social media, we’re obviously still fans. 

“I ain’t goin nowhere bitches,” she wrote. 

PREVIOUSLY: Twitter would like to cordially invite you to the #DemiLovatoIsOverParty. Black tie optional, gifts accepted and it goes all night. 

On Friday, Demi Lovato angered fans with a Snapchat video of her mother, Dianna Hart, making light of the Zika virus, which has been linked to as many as 1,700 cases of birth defects in Brazil since the outbreak began in 2015. 

“Everybody down in Rio gonna get the Zika virus,” Hart tells the camera, drink in hand. Lovato can be heard laughing in the background. 

To add insult to injury, the singer included three laughing emojis in the Snapchat. You can watch the video here

The Snapchat was one of two Lovato shared yesterday. The other clip, captioned “Momma  ,” shows Hart dancing next to Lovato, encouraging her daughter to join in on the fun. 

Brazilian social media users were the first to spread word of the video online, sparking a conversation on Twitter about why Lovato would ever share the Snapchat, let alone condone her mother’s insensitive comments. Soon, #DemiLovatoIsOverParty was trending worldwide. (The hashtag plays on #KimExplosedTaylorParty, which took root after video surfaced appearing to show Taylor Swift approving certain lyrics of Kanye West’s controversial song “Famous” after she denied having any knowledge of them.) 

The “Cool For The Summer” singer’s legion of fans ― known as Lovatics ― then came out in full force to defend their queen, shifting the blame to Hart and pointing fingers at rival fandoms for getting the hashtag trending. 

Lovato has yet to address the controversy, and, as the ex-Disney star already made clear, she chooses to Snapchat, instead of tweet, to avoid this kind of response.

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After Backlash, The Daily Beast Removes Article That ‘Outed’ Olympians

In what editors called an “unprecedented but necessary” move, The Daily Beast removed an article that some said “outed” closeted Olympians from nations where it’s dangerous to identify as LGBT. 

Nico Hines’s story, “The Other Olympic Sport in Rio: Swiping,” sparked a backlash immediately after it was published Thursday. In the article, Hines ― who identifies as straight ― said he’d used Grindr, among other social apps, to research the dating and sex habits of Olympic athletes. 

“For the record, I didn’t lie to anyone or pretend to be someone I wasn’t—unless you count being on Grindr in the first place —since I’m straight, with a wife and child,” Hines wrote. Still, the original version of his article included very specific physical details, including the height and the weight, of some of the athletes with whom he’d arranged dates. 

“One swipe to the right took me from a tall black guy with a perfect six-pack directly to a second perfect six-pack, this time belonging to a shorter white athlete,” one passage of the article read. 

Olympian Gus Kenworthy, renowned activist Dan Savage and internet personality Tyler Oakley quickly blasted Hines’s article on Twitter, as did other LGBT celebrities and rights advocates. At first, the story was updated to remove “all descriptions of the men and women’s profiles that we previously described,” Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief John Avlon wrote. 

By Thursday evening, however, the article had been scrubbed entirely from the site, with a lengthy editor’s note which stated, “We screwed up.”

“Today we did not uphold a deep set of The Daily Beast’s values,” the note, which can be found here, read. “These values—which include standing up to bullies and bigots, and specifically being a proudly, steadfastly supportive voice for LGBT people all over the world—are core to our commitment to journalism and to our commitment to serving our readers.”

The note continued: “Our hope is that removing an article that is in conflict with both our values and what we aspire to as journalists will demonstrate how seriously we take our error.”

Thank you, The Daily Beast, for doing the right thing. 

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5 Strategies To Help You Close The Confidence Gap

A good friend of mine recently lost her job. It was an unexpected move by her company to close her division in advance of a new CEO taking the helm at year-end. My friend, who I’ll call Sara, had always prided herself on her diligent work ethic and loyalty. She told me, “I was always so proud that I could say I’ve never been fired. Now I can’t say that anymore.” The hardest part for me, a friend both coaching her through the toughest times and simply trying to just be there for her, is seeing her loss of confidence. She’s a talented professional and other companies quickly lined up to interview her, but she found moving on difficult. She called me in tears after one interview and said, “I just don’t think I’m qualified to do this.” It was for a position that she is eminently qualified to hold, but her confidence struggles were preventing her from seeing that as a viable path.

As you reflect on your own career and life path, what are some of the things that you wish you would have said, done, or tried, but didn’t? Something held you back. I was two years into my law career when my mentor recommended me for a board position at a local non-profit. I had no idea what that meant, but it sounded like something too lofty for a twenty-six year old. I joined the board and literally said nothing for six months. I attended every meeting, took notes, and had lots of things to say, but I held myself back and stayed quiet. I’m sure my fellow board members wondered more than once whether I could physically speak.

Whether you want to stand up to your annoying sister-in-law or just raise your hand more in meetings, here are five strategies to practice to close the confidence gap:

Take action. One of my favorite phrases is “action conquers fear.” Action also conquers ruminating, inaction and feeling stuck. When Sara didn’t hear back from one of her interviews by the stated deadline, she was sure she didn’t advance to the next round. And then she got stuck, ruminating and catastrophizing about all of the potential scenarios that could result. I told her that in order to mentally move on, she needed to start exploring other companies and sending out more résumés. Nothing builds confidence like taking action.

Challenge self-doubt & setbacks with CORE thinking. Building confidence requires getting outside of your comfort zone and experiencing failure and setbacks (see more on that below). When a setback happens, how do you explain its cause? Based on the work of Dr. Martin Seligman, pessimistic thinkers often get stuck explaining failure in a personal way (“I’m all to blame”), a pervasive way (“this thing is going to impact lots of areas of my life”), and a permanent way (“this adversity is going to be around a long time – I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel”). To flip that, practice CORE thinking:

C (CONTROL): Ask yourself where you have a measure of control, influence or leverage in the situation.
O (OTHERS): What resources do you have that you can draw on – what people can help?
R (REACH): How can I limit the impact of this adversity so that it doesn’t influence other areas of my life?
E (EVALUATE & EMBRACE): First evaluate the root causes of the challenge that’s impacting you, then “embrace the suck.” An adversity is there to teach you something, and it will end at some point. Figure out what this challenge is here to teach you.

Build a growth mindset. According to Stanford psychologist Dr. Carol Dweck, people with growth mindsets feel that ability can be developed through effort and learning, and they see failure as an inevitable result of trying new things. One way to build a growth mindset is to give and get feedback in the right way. The type of feedback that builds a growth mindset is focused on effort (“You tried so hard at that presentation”) rather than talent (“You’re so smart”). In addition, make sure you’re keeping track of your wins – what are the successes you have had, big and small?

Be authentic. Do you show up to work each day as the real you, or are you a version of you? When I talk about how I burned out at the end of my law career, one of the biggest realizations I had was that I was showing up to work as “Paula the lawyer” and leaving the best of who I was (including my strengths) at home. Interestingly, it took a group of drill sergeants to help me reconnect with the most authentic version of myself. They taught me that vulnerability is not weakness; rather, it is courage in its purest form.

Get comfortable with the failure/struggle/mastery loop. If you want to get better at something, you’re likely going to fail. Actually, if you’re pushing yourself hard enough, you should fail. When that happens, you need to process the failure in a way that allows you to get back up and try again – you need to have resilience. Taking good risks can be especially hard for women as it means allowing ourselves to be imperfect, facing potential displeasure from authority figures or loved ones, and it can be uncomfortable being the center of attention.

Confidence is what allows you to show up as you at work and in life. One of my favorite quotes from Dr. Brené Brown is this: “Nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as believing that you’re standing on the outside of your life looking in and wondering what it would be like if you had the courage to show up and let yourself be seen.”

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Paula Davis-Laack, JD, MAPP, is a lawyer turned stress and resilience expert. Having burned out at the end of her law practice, she now works with organizations and individuals to build stress resilience. You can connect with Paula and to learn more about her work here:

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You Won’t Believe How Some Doctors Talk To Fat Patients

It’s no secret that body-shaming is a widespread, damaging problem, especially on the internet, where bullies can spew hate and hurtful commentary from the cowardly comfort of their keyboards.

But sometimes, those types of comments come from people who are supposed to be the most understanding and supportive, including parents, significant others and, perhaps most disturbingly, medical professionals.

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, many patients who are obese voice concerns about medical professionals’ perceptions of their weight, which can lead to a delay in seeking medical care.

Twitter users worldwide came together to share their experiences on Thursday, tweeting in solidarity under the hashtag #FatSideStories ― and an alarming number of them were health care-related.

Twitter user @yrfatfriend, the account that started the conversation, told BuzzFeed that the goal of the hashtag is to empower people. “#FatSideStories lifts up real stories of fat people and asks, ‘Is this really who we want to be? Is this the world you want to create for the fat people you know and love?’”

Below, read some heartbreaking experiences real people said they endured in a place where they are at their most vulnerable: the doctor’s office.

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Your Labor of Love is a new book written by a young Catholic mother of three children (so far). She began writing this book after her first pregnancy because she had been unable to find a Catholic book of spiritual encouragement for expectant mothers. "I wrote to sort things out in my own mind," she says: "the seemingly interminable morning sickness and discouragement of the previous nine months, and the inexpressible joys I was experiencing in caring for a baby all my own at last." In this book, the author shares with readers the spiritual solutions she found to the normal problems and struggles women typically experience with pregnancy. And she covers these in 36 short chapters, on a range of topics (see below). This book is perfect for women who want to accept the challenges and joys of motherhood according to God's will, rather than to follow the wisdom of the world. But it is also extremly insightful for all women — before, during and after child-bearning. Highly practical, truly Catholic and very uplifting, Your Labor of Love will be a great support for all Catholic mothers in their struggles with motherhood. It is also a real eye-opener for men, giving them key insights about women and their tremendous vocation of bearing children for Heaven! CONTENTS INCLUDE: – Discovering Pregnancy; Your Changing Body – Challenges Unique to Your First Pregnancy – Challenges Unique to Subsequent Pregnancies – Bodily Discomforts; Mood Swings – Making Friends with the Blessed Mother – Tiredness; Worry; Fearfulness; Sleeplessness – You Are Not Alone – Seeking Physical Comfort; Seeking Worldly Comfort – Praying for Your Baby (see special prayers below) – Marital Difficulties – A Visit with Two Expectant Mothers – Jesus in the Womb – Accepting Your vocation; The Vocation of Motherhood – Run-Ins with In-laws – A Long Wait; The Approaching Birth – Despondence; Discouragement – Imitating Christ; Bearing Saints – The Privilege of Parenthood – Post Partem PRAYERS INCLUDED: Prayer of an Expectant Mother to Jesus Prayer to Our Lady, Model and Mother of Mothers Prayer to St. Joseph, Protector of Families Prayer to an Unborn Baby's Guardian Angel Prayer to St. Gerard, Patron of Expectant Mothers Prayer of an Expectant Mother on Bedrest Prayer During a Crisis Pregnancy Prayer of a Bereaved Mother of an Unbaptized Baby Prayer of a Bereaved Mother of a Baptized Baby Prayer During Post Partem Depression Prayer After Childbirth
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7 Calming Quotes To Read When Everything Feels Stressful

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the place! We all need a course-correcting tool — A “GPS for the Soul” — to help us find our way back to center. The guide below will give you the tools you need to reach that calmer state of mind.

We all have the power to get into a peaceful frame of mind ― we sometimes just need a little help along the way. Enter these relaxing quotes. In the GPS Guide below, reader Lisa Guillot shares a few inspiring words that keep her calm and upbeat throughout the day. Read them the next time you need a little encouragement of your own.

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U.S. Won’t Reschedule Marijuana, But Will Open Up Research Opportunities

The U.S. government will announce on Thursday that it will allow more research into marijuana but rejected requests to loosen the classification of the substance as a dangerous drug with no medical use, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

The decision, to be announced by the Drug Enforcement Administration, is an answer to a 2011 petition filed by two former state governors who asked federal agencies to re-classify marijuana as a drug with accepted medical uses, said two people who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.

The Drug Enforcement Administration declined to comment and the Food and Drug Administration did not immediately respond.

But the DEA in an e-mail sent by its public affairs division to stakeholders on Wednesday said the agency would be making “important announcements regarding marijuana related topics” on Thursday.

For decades, marijuana has been classified as a “Schedule I” drug with “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse,” on par with heroin.

The expected change would show that the Obama administration is open to expanding legitimate research into pot’s effects, even though the administration and Congress appears to be far from endorsing its broader use or legalization.

Twenty-five states have sanctioned some forms of marijuana use for medical purposes. Four states – Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado – and the District of Columbia have gone even further, allowing its recreational use for adults. (http://bit.ly/1udxSs4)

(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Sandra Maler and Richard Chang)

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Madam President or Madman President?

There are less than 100 days until the Presidential election, and voters will have to choose between Hillary Clinton, a former first lady, two-term US Senator, and Secretary of State or Donald J. Trump, a self-glorifying “businessman,” reality television personality, and prior beauty contest promoter. All things considered, I find the title “Madam President” to be preferable over “Madman President.”

Every day there appears a new controversy involving Trump. He is a toxic mix of ignorance and arrogance never before seen in our presidential politics. He has defamed and threatened minorities, advocated war crimes, denigrated war heroes, degraded women, mocked the handicapped, and disparaged the parents of a fallen soldier who sacrificed his life to save his comrades. We are numb to the daily barrage of Trumpisms, and none of his handlers seem to be able to control him.

Trump’s “beliefs” are an ever-changing kaleidoscope, and at the end of the day all he holds sacred is himself. The terrible Trump truth is that the would-be emperor not only has no clothes– he has no character.

He is a serial name caller with the wit and charm of a school-yard bully– hurling such monikers as “Hillary ‘Rotten’ Clinton,” “Crooked Hillary,” “Crazy Bernie” [Sanders],” “Little Michael Bloomberg,” “Corrupt [Tim] Kaine,” “Pocahontas” and “Goofy” [Elizabeth Warren], “Liddle Marco” [Rubio], “Lyin’ Ted” [Cruz], “Low Energy Jeb” [Bush]. He labels other who would dare to challenge his authority “losers,” “lightweights,” and “dummies.” And women who disagree with him are often called “pigs,” “dogs,” and “bimbos.”

I have one name for him, “Delusional Donald.” He has movies playing is his head that no one else has seen, such as thousands and thousands of people cheering on 9/11 from rooftops in New Jersey– or an Iranian propaganda video showing $ 400 million cash paid by the US being unloaded from an airplane (a claim he later recanted). And yet he calls Hillary “unstable.”

What is around the corner for Trump? The debates present a dilemma for the Delusional Donald. I am sure that part of him wants to weasel out of a face-to-face showdown with her. He has already been whining that two of the three debates conflict with NFL games. Hillary is scary to him. She has an unfair advantage over Trump–she actually knows “stuff.” On the other hand, he has done poorly in organization and fund raising as compared to her– she can outspend the “very rich” Trump in campaign advertising and other venues. And she is beating him badly in the polls, which he now has ceased citing. His last chance to turn the tide may be the debates.

And if it becomes clear to him that he can’t win the election, I predict he will simply quit– blaming the media, the GOP, the Democrats, and his most recent scapegoat, the “rigged system.” He would rather save face than to suffer a humiliating defeat in November.

Trump really could end the United States of America as we know it. He has called for the rounding up and deporting of 11 million undocumented people. Do you think when his storm-troopers knock on the doors of these families, they will go peacefully into the night with his enforcers?

And his wall? What utter nonsense. The US/Mexican border spans nearly 2000 miles. How high is Trump’s fantasy fence going to be? Can anyone make a taller step ladder? He once said they may name the wall after him. I wonder who they will name the tunnels after. And how deep must it be to avoid such tunneling? How do you acquire the land and easements from adjacent property owners to get equipment and supplies in for this fool’s folly? But don’t forget the baloney that Trump will get Mexico to pay for it. I wonder if they will also pay any delinquent taxes he may owe after his alleged IRS audits.

He has advocated the banning of Muslims from entering the country. He has called for torture and worse for suspected terrorists, and said we need to “take out” their families. I am not sure how far he would extend this– are spouses, children, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins all on the hit list? And I have a hunch that anyone who challenges or opposing him will become a “suspected terrorist” and subject to the wrath of the Donald.

There are likely only two options for the CIA or the military when presented with orders to commit illegal acts or war crimes, both of which are doomsday scenarios:
1) If they obey the orders, we will become a fascist nation, or
2) If they disobey the orders, there is a real chance of a military coup.

Trump is a bully, a braggart, and a bigot– unfit for any political office and unworthy of public trust. He is a fast-talking con man better suited to run a jam-auction on a carnival midway. Every loyal American needs to reject Trump. A number of GOP leaders and donors have put their country above party affiliation and done just that, refusing to endorse or donate to him, with some admitting Hillary would be a better choice. Just today 50 patriotic Republican senior security experts, many former cabinet members and top aides, signed an unprecedented open letter to the New York Times disavowing Trump and encouraging us not to vote for him. This should give cover to others who want to jump off this unstable bandwagon.

Those who both condemn and endorse him are the epitome of hypocrisy. The Republican Party would be better off to repudiate Trump and take their loss on the Presidency while trying to salvage the down-ticket candidates. Four years from now they can try to recapture the Presidency with a credible candidate.

Having a two-party system has been of great benefit to this country, and there are intelligent people of goodwill in both parties. Sadly, Trump is not one of them. Of all the Trump bankruptcies, the most disturbing is his moral one.

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As The Sunset Of Life Approaches

I am becoming ever more aware of my “perishability.” When we are children, we worry that our parents will die. As we get older, we worry that our spouse will die. But when is it that we start wondering about our own departure from this world? For me, it started when my first parent died, but it really, truly, hit me when my second parent died. I felt that I became an orphan. Alone in this world. No one there to protect me. It is a strange feeling, especially since I was well-off financially, many times more secure than my parents. And I was in my fifties already. Nonetheless, having them around, regardless of how old or financially poorer they were, gave a feeling of security, of protection. With them gone, I felt alone and realized: I am the next in line.

This feeling of being the next one to go is reinforced by several factors. When you are working, you are too busy, struggling and handling life to have time to think about death. Retired, you have ample time to think about it and to feel the pain of old age. You are reminded of it every morning when you look at all the pills you are supposed to take. You are reminded of how old you are when you need a new hip or kidney because your body has aged to the point that its parts need replacement.

If you still do not feel that the sun of your life is setting, look at old pictures. How many people in them are still alive? When you open your contact list, how many have passed away? How many of your friends have you accompanied on their last trip to the cemetery?

As you become aware that this is it, life is coming to an end, you ask yourself what life is all about. What did I do all my life? What was the purpose of me living?

If I focus on what life WAS about, I think the answer for me is clear: It was a long list of problem solving. There was no day I did not have to solve some problem. Some were small and insignificant, some I thought were critical, but, in retrospect, what I thought was critical then I now find was not worth the time and energy I put into it.

So is that’s what life is about: Solving problems in chasing the rainbow; Trying to realize some vision or mission we developed for ourselves, whether it is to be a rich man or woman, or to save the world?

As I look at what my life was, I realize I was building a sand castle. After I am gone my work will be eroded and washed away by the realities of life’s demands. People will have their interpretation of what is needed and redo my castle to reflect their needs or values.

So is this it? Life is building sand castles?

Not so. Not at all.

When was I really alive? Not when I was solving problems, no matter how successfully. All my achievements and happiness were short lived. There was always another higher mountain to climb. I spent all my life climbing mountains that existed only in my head.

That is what life was, but what SHOULD life have been, I wonder? When was I truly alive?

When I loved. Those are the minutes that really count and I am not referring to romantic love. Yes, it has its moments of happiness, and falling in love, at least in my life, was pain and mostly belongs to the problem-solving realm. The love I am referring to is doing something of value for others, something that really mattered to them, when I gave of myself unconditionally, with all my heart. When I added value to people’s lives. These experiences gave me energy, prolonged my life. Fulfilled me. I got more than what I gave.

Life is spent in the head solving problems, but should be spent in the heart giving of ourselves to solve other people problems. Prolonging other people’s lives prolonged mine.

If you want to live life to the fullest, not feel you wasted this gift, filling the heart is what life should be about; To serve others unconditionally, with all your heart, enrich others’ lives to make your own life worth living.

Just thinking,

Ichak Kalderon Adizes

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Baby Boomers Changing The Healthcare Landscape

Kendra and Jay Jeffcoat are the quintessential baby boomer couple.

Kendra, 69, recently retired after a long and successful career as a college professor and administrator.

Jay, 70, who spent his college years as student body president at the University of California, Santa Barbara, protesting the Vietnam War, continues to work full time as a corporate attorney in San Diego.

In January 2013, Kendra was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, which had metastasized in her brain. She never smoked, nor was she around secondhand smoke.

But as Healthline noted in November 2014, lung cancer among women who don’t smoke is on the rise.

Kendra endured brain surgery, several courses of chemotherapy, and a clinical trial for a cancer vaccine.

She is now being treated with Opdivo, a new immunotherapy medication from Bristol-Myers Squibb that helps a person’s immune system fight cancer. It was approved last year by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The emergence of immunotherapies is considered a game changer in the treatment of cancer. Kendra and her husband are pleased that this new treatment is available.

Kendra said she was shocked when she was first diagnosed, but age has given her the wisdom to deal with it.

“The joy of being over 60 is that a person has the experience and wisdom to deal with the realities of a crisis with joy, hope, and laughter,” she told Healthline. “Each round of chemo, radiation, vaccine therapy, and now immunotherapy, provides an opportunity for a roller-coaster ride from sadness to hope. You must be strong and surround yourself with optimistic people who love you deeply enough to tell you the truth. Being a baby boomer, I can see the ironies and humor of life, and thrive joyfully in the midst of whatever challenge I meet.”

Added Jay, “We have a great life. We’re both very active, I exercise every day. We spent three weeks in Ireland last year. We’ve been to South America. And we hope to take a river cruise in St. Petersburg, Russia, this year. These new treatments hopefully will allow us continue enjoying our life.”

Baby boomers turning 70

The oldest members of the baby boom generation turned 70 this year.

But this group of nearly 75 million men and women born between 1946 and 1964 still see themselves as young and essential.

The boomers are determined to stay young, hip, and healthy.

Today, the generation that preached “don’t trust anyone over 30″ is heeding Dylan Thomas’ call to “not go gentle into that good night.”

They’re stubbornly raging against the dying of the light as they set out to prove they aren’t done just yet.

As a result, this generation is having a profound influence on healthcare in the United States with a unique set of demands, and challenges.

Boomers are the creators, as well as the recipients, of massive innovations and breakthroughs on multiple health fronts, from new, less toxic cancer treatments to an all new paradigm for American emergency medicine.

Overall health concerns

Baby boomers dominated the American cultural landscape for decades.
They don’t appear too eager to relinquish that crown.

But they’re clinging to a greased rope.

Popular culture and social media are now largely shaped and defined by millennials, the young men and women, ages 18 to 35, who now number 75 million.

Generation X, which is made up of people aged 36 to 51, is also projected to pass the boomers in population by 2028, according to the Pew Research Center.

Although there are plenty of misconceptions about boomers, perhaps the biggest one is the notion that they are healthier than previous generations.

In fact, a new United Health Foundation study of the health of senior Americans found that boomers will be entering their senior years with “higher rates of obesity and diabetes and lower rates of very good or excellent health status, putting significant strain on the healthcare system.”

In fact, the Trust for America’s Health recently noted that 62 percent of Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 currently have at least one chronic condition, such as heart disease, because of obesity.

In an interview with Healthline, Dr. Dilip Jeste, professor of geriatric psychiatry and director of the University of California, San Diego, Center for Healthy Aging, explained why boomers aren’t quite as healthy as one might think.

“With many jobs requiring more sedentary work, longer commuting, more television watching, etc., middle-aged baby boomers were found to have less average physical activity than middle-aged folks from previous generations,” said Jeste.

“While smoking has become less common, physical activity has not increased,” he added. “On top of that, sodas, sugar-rich juices, and double cheese burgers are making the diet more unhealthy.”

Jeste said boomers also have higher rates of depression, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse than the previous generation. The precise reasons for this are not known, Jeste said, but there are several possible explanations.

“Baby boomers are more open to diagnoses of mental illnesses than the previous generations, and are more likely to seek treatment for them,” he said. “Talking about their own depression or taking Prozac or Zoloft is not as much of a stigma for them as it was for previous generations.”

Jeste said that primary care clinicians are also more open to diagnosing and treating these mental illnesses now than they were 30 years ago.

“There is growing social anomie, with globalization, mobility, increased competition for jobs, higher divorce rates, more single-parent families, and rapid changes with technology, resulting in greater stress,” he said.

But Jeste added that boomers overall are optimistic and determined to stay young and live longer, and that for the most part this is a healthy way of looking at life.

“The main thing is that aging is not just physical. There is, of course, a psychosocial element,” he said. “We are all in part responsible for our own aging. Our center looks at aging in a positive sense. We try to help people enjoy the process. People do become more accepting as they age.”

Breakthroughs in cancer treatment

When it comes to cancer treatments, baby boomers like Kendra Jeffcoat are at the “leading edge” of the precision or customized medicine paradigm, said Dr. Razelle Kurzrock, director of the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

“This model will see the introduction of a new way of doing clinical trials,” Kurzrock said. “This concept is applicable to all our clinical trials, since genomics tells us that each patient and tumor is unique. Boomers will see this new paradigm enacted and should be at the forefront of pushing it forward.”

Dr. Sandip Patel, assistant director of the Clinical Trials Program at Moores, added that baby boomers are a key patient group in the development of novel therapies that not only work better against cancer, but are substantially less toxic than traditional chemotherapy.

“These include immunotherapies and targeted therapies in particular, with a focus on developing approaches to personalize therapy based on each individual’s unique cancer,” Patel said. “A large majority of our cancer clinical trial patients at UCSD are in the baby boomer generation.”

Patel said the hospital provides multidisciplinary care “to best help baby boomers fight their cancer on all fronts: supportive and palliative care, psychosocial support groups, as well as some holistic medicine approaches such as acupuncture.

This new wave of innovation in cancer treatment, Pavel noted, “is happening just as baby boomers are approaching the age in which they may need these novel therapies.”

Dr. Ezra Cohen, associate director for translational science at Moores, said it is “not unrealistic to think that the baby boomers will be the generation that experiences the most substantial transformation in treatment ever, with even cures where we never imagined.”

But Cohen added, “They are also the generation that has to help make this happen, and they can by participating in research, lobbying public funding sources, and providing support. It is up to all of us to end cancer.”

Boomer emergency rooms

Another burgeoning new trend in healthcare is the advent of geriatric emergency departments geared specifically to boomers and other seniors.

UC San Diego Health, in a partnership with West Health, a nonprofit health organization, is currently designing a state-of-the-art senior emergency care unit to be housed within the future Jacobs Medical Center, a 10-story, expansion of UC San Diego Health’s La Jolla campus that opens later this year.

Largely answering to the fact more than 10,000 baby boomers in the United States turn 65 years of age each day, the new emergency department will focus on geriatric medicine, acute care screening, urgent care, case management, and social and psychiatric care.

With a focus on fostering “successful aging,” the department will also facilitate home- and community-based care options when possible.

“We are delighted to partner with UC San Diego, a leader in aging initiatives, to create an innovative environment for delivering outcomes-based senior emergency care,” said Shelley Lyford, president and chief executive officer of the West Foundation and the West Health Institute. “This model will serve as a catalyst for broader adoption of improved senior emergency care here and across the nation.”

Dr. Vaishal Tolia, an assistant clinical professor at UC San Diego Health whose primary specialty is emergency medicine, told Healthlne that emergency departments are “re-examining the role we play.”

“We are no longer isolated as a separate section,” he said. “We see ourselves now as the central gatekeepers as far as who gets hospitalized, and as a referral point and safety net for all kinds of patients.”

Tolia said his department visited several of the geriatric emergency departments around the country to try to learn best practices.

“We learned that there is no standard to call yourself a geriatric emergency department, there is a lot of variability in places that call themselves geriatric ED’s,” he said. “There are some hospitals that call themselves geriatric EDs, but they do not have a dedicated space or staff. They maybe have a couple of additional things for that patient population but no real established criteria.”

Tolia said a new focus on geriatric emergency departments is improving the overall experience for the patient.

“No one wants to be there and we are want to create a positive, comfortable environment where family can be involved, where we can assist folks that have vision or hearing issues, where patients are safe,” he said. “Just as there are architectural features in pediatric departments, where you see colors, cartoons, things that make it comfortable for a child, we are doing some of the same things with geriatric ED’s including making sure the floors are not slippery and that the acoustic and sound are good.”

In response to this booming trend, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), American Geriatrics Society (AGS), Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), recently issued a comprehensive set of guidelines covering everything from staffing to education to handling common problems of aging, such as falls, delirium, and dementia.

“Geriatric emergency departments first appeared in 2008, but this is the first time there has been a standardized template for how they should be set up and how care for older patients should be delivered,” Alex Rosenau, president of ACEP, said in a statement. “It is important that the special needs of these vulnerable patients are met appropriately in the emergency setting. As of 2010, there were 40 million people in this age group, and many of them will be emergency patients at some point.”

Breakthroughs in dementia prevention

Other issues that are on the minds of baby boomers as they get older are Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

There are significant new clinical trial results in Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia.

While scientists from the Netherlands have found that a six-year, nurse-led vascular care intervention did not lead to a reduction of all-cause dementia in a cognitively healthy population, fewer cases of non-Alzheimer’s dementia were observed in the intervention group compared to the control group.

In addition, the scientists saw fewer cases of incident dementia in a subgroup of people in the study with untreated hypertension who were adherent to the intervention.

The study observations suggest that “the benefits — or the head and the heart– of assessing, treating, and managing heart health risk factors as we age,” Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D., chief science officer of the Alzheimer’s Association, said in a statement.

An article in May 2015 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, noted that “there is sufficiently strong evidence, from a population-based perspective, to conclude that regular physical activity and management of cardiovascular risk factors (diabetes, obesity, smoking, and hypertension) reduce the risk of cognitive decline and may reduce the risk of dementia.”

Desert trip a bad trip?

Perhaps the final big national bash for the baby boom culture is the upcoming Desert Trip, a megaconcert in the Southern California desert featuring six of the most iconic musical acts and artists in the baby boom canon.

That would be Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Neil Young, and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.

Predictably, the jokes are already flying about this concert, which folks on social media are calling “Oldchella” or “AgeCoach.”

Among the quips:

“They’ll be trading selfie sticks for walking sticks.”

“Instead of acid, the drug of choice at Desert Trip will be antacid.”

“Has anyone called the Hells Angels to police Desert Trip?”

Desert Trip takes place over two weekends in October at Empire Polo Club, the site of Coachella.
But unlike Woodstock, one of the boomers’ defining events, this one is unlikely to see much mud or protests.

The event, which is already sold out, is expensive and not for those boomers on fixed incomes.

The demographics of the Desert Trip audience will likely cut across four generations. But there will undoubtedly be many boomers in attendance, which poses some interesting health and safety challenges for planners.

Could some aging boomers attempt to relive their Woodstock or Monterey Pop Festival days and take drugs and dance all night?

When asked what precautions the concert planners are taking in terms of providing doctors, nurses, first aid stations, and more at the concert site, a spokesman for the Desert Trip declined to comment.

In other words: Boomers, if you’re headed for Desert Trip, take good care, because apparently you’re on your own.

By Jamie Reno

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Your Brain: The Missing Manual

Your Brain: The Missing Manual


Puzzles and brain twisters to keep your mind sharp and your memory intact are all the rage today. More and more people — Baby Boomers and information workers in particular — are becoming concerned about their gray matter’s ability to function, and with good reason. As this sensible and entertaining guide points out, your brain is easily your most important possession. It deserves proper upkeep.Your Brain: The Missing Manual is a practical look at how to get the most out of your brain — not just how the brain works, but how you can use it more effectively. What makes this book different than the average self-help guide is that it’s grounded in current neuroscience. You get a quick tour of several aspects of the brain, complete with useful advice about:Brain Food: The right fuel for the brain and how the brain commands hunger (including an explanation of the different chemicals that control appetite and cravings)Sleep: The sleep cycle and circadian rhythm, and how to get a good night’s sleep (or do the best you can without it)Memory: Techniques for improving your recallReason: Learning to defeat common sense; logical fallacies (including tactics for winning arguments); and good reasons for bad prejudicesCreativity and Problem-Solving: Brainstorming tips and thinking not outside the box, but about the box — in other words, find the assumptions that limit your ideas so you can break through themUnderstanding Other People’s Brains: The battle of the sexes and babies developing brainsLearn about the built-in circuitry that makes office politics seem like a life-or-death struggle, causes you to toss important facts out of your memory if they’re not emotionally charged, and encourages you to eat huge amounts of high-calorie snacks. With Your Brain: The Missing Manual you’ll discover that, sometimes, you can learn to compensate for your brain or work around its limitations — or at least to accept its eccentricities.Exploring your brain is the greatest adventure and biggest mystery you’ll ever face. This guide has exactly the advice you need.
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