I felt colossally naive: the backlash against the birth control app

July 27, 2018

Natural Cycles was hailed as a stress-free, hormone-free contraceptive. Then wives began reporting unwanted pregnancies Last summer I had an abortion. Statistically unremarkable, yes, but mine wasn’t because of a divide condom or a missed pill. I was four months into a tense relation with a Natural Cycles. I had spent my 20 s on the pill, but detested not knowing whether my emotional state was down to artificial hormones…


How I created the world’s first high-tech competitive meditation tournament

April 9, 2018

The competitive reflection quarter-final between Alexio Quaglierini and Kristin Van De Yar . Image: chris taylor/ mashable The call went out on Facebook — which, despite its increasing levels of creepiness, is still where we turn to make something inherently ludicrous happen with a large number of co-conspirators. “Who wants to take part in the first ever high-tech competitive meditation tournament? ” I wrote. Naturally, it took mere seconds for…


No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch?

March 8, 2018

Strokes and hugs are being margined out of our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hypervigilance of borders beginning to harm our mental health issues? When did you last touch person outside your family or intimate relationship? I don’t mean a brushing of the thumbs when you took your parcel from the bringing person. I entail: when did you pat the arm or…


Suicides in US rose 10% after Robin Williams’ death, study finds

February 11, 2018

( CNN) A 10% increase in suicides — nearly 2,000 additional fatalities — was recorded in the United States in the four months from actor and comedian Robin Williams took his own life in 2014, according to research written Wednesday in the publication PLOS ONE. “This is the first study to examine the consequences of a celebrity suicide in the digital epoch, ” said David S. Fink, lead writer of…


Tom Bradys Dangerous Alt-Science Blitz

February 6, 2018

” What are you willing to do and what are you willing to give up to be the best you can be ?” are Tom Brady’s first words in the Facebook Watch documentary, 2017′ s stunning Super Bowl win against the Atlanta Falcons. On Sunday, The TB12 Method: How to Attain a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance and now with the companion series of chapters profiling Brady’s life, directed against…


Inside Japan’s ‘suicide forest’

January 26, 2018

( CNN) A controversial videoby YouTube star Logan Paul shows what appears to be a torso hanging from a tree in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, known throughout the country for the suicides that happen there. Paul posted a written apology on Monday and a video apologetic online Tuesday after intense criticism on social media.


YouTube star Logan Paul posts new emotional apology for showing video of apparent suicide victim

January 6, 2018

( CNN) Logan Paul posted a solemn video apology online Tuesday after intense criticism on social media over an earlier mea culpa about a YouTube post demonstrate what appears to be a body hanging from a tree in a Japanese forest known for suicides. Paul’s earlier written apology was published on Monday had done little to quell the anger over the controversial YouTube video.


For greatness on the gridiron, NFL teams turning to mindfulness

December 21, 2017

( CNN) As football tutors maintain musicians ready through the season, they work to perfect tackles, improve running games and make sure everyone knows all the plays by nerve. It sounds more likea yoga studio than a locker chamber: To play a larger game, some players are turning now to mindfulness, a psychological process of being intensely aware of what you are mood and sensing at every moment, without judging…


Self-inflicted injuries surge among tween and early teen girls

December 15, 2017

( CNN) Emergency room inspects for non-fatal, self-inflicted traumata surged in recent years among US girls and young women, especially those between the ages of 10 and 14, is in accordance with a new analyse. “Suicide is preventable, ” said Melissa C. Mercado, lead writer of such studies published Tuesday in JAMA and a behavioral scientist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “These findings underscore the need…