June 2013 Archive

Suicide and language: Why we shouldn’t use the ‘C’ word

By Susan Beaton MAPS, beyondblue Suicide Prevention Advisor, Dr Peter Forster MAPS, University of Worcester and Dr Myfanwy Maple MAASW, University of New England Suicide is not a sin and is no longer ...

Effective Addiction Treatment

By JANE E. BRODY February 4, 2013 KEN ORVIDAS Countless people addicted to drugs, alcohol or both have managed to get clean and stay clean with the help of organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous ...

George Orwell’s book sales climb in wake of NSA leak

Orwell's 1984 is experiencing a resurgence thanks to the NSA leak scandal.   Whether it’s considered whistle blowing or treason, the recent leak of top-secret information by former U.S. defense contractor Edward ...

Edward Snowden and the Real Issues

Will We Pay Attention? by CHRISTOPHER H. PYLE Edward Snowden is not a traitor.  Nor is he a hero, at least not yet.  But he probably will be martyred by an establishment ...
Gregor Mendel

The Fateful Future Of Chemical Agriculture – OpEd

By Eurasia Review By Charles Sutherland [caption id="attachment_9695" align="alignnone" width="160"] Gregor Mendel[/caption] Farmers have been altering the genetic makeup of plants naturally for thousands of years. Human selection usually focused on faster growth ...


by Keith Richards In today's encore selection -- The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards on writing songs. For Richards, writing songs causes you to distance yourself, to become more of an observer ...

Turkey at the crossroads

6 June 2013 On June 4, after a week of protests that have seen hundreds of thousands of people pour into Istanbul’s Taksim Square and take to the streets of Ankara, ...

Portraits of Refugees Posing With Their Most Valued Possessions

Michael Zhang · Mar 21, 2013 If you had to quickly flee both your home and country, what one possession would you make sure you take with you? It’s a question that ...
Kristin Neff

The Power of Self-Compassion

--by Jason Marsh, Greater Good, Apr 07, 2012 Are you your own worst critic? It’s common to beat ourselves up for faults big and small. But according to psychologist Kristin Neff, that self-criticism comes ...

A Midwife to the Dying

--by Krista Tippett in Conversation with Joan Halifax, Original Story, Jun 05, 2013 Krista Tippett, host: I'm Krista Tippett. Earlier this year, the Terri​Schiavo case raised ethical and medical questions that remain long after her death. ...

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