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Ebola Man: Richard Preston on the Outbreak of the World’s Most Terrifying Virus

Ebola is having a moment, and so is Richard Preston, the author of The Hot Zone, the 1994 best seller about the origins of the virus. 654 more words

Hannah Arendt's challenge to Adolf Eichmann | Judith Butler | Comment is free | theguardian.com

At this historical juncture, for Arendt, it became necessary to conceptualise and prepare for crimes against humanity, and this implied an obligation to devise new structures of international law.

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Featured on The New Yorker Photo Instagram Feed

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Proud and beautiful moment today: Check out my Instagram feed (@themindfulacademic) and The New Yorker Photo’s feed (@newyorkerphoto, see link below.) In their collaboration with a wonderful pair of photographers collectively known as Echo/Sight (@echosight) and 1 in 20 (@1in20), an organization that speaks to destigmatize and educate on all issues related to mental health, I was asked to use some photography from my runs and provide short descriptions of my own experiences with depression. 235 more words


Walter Mischel, The Marshmallow Test, and Self-Control


I find it curious how the marshmallow test was so effective in evaluating the self control individuals possessed. Between each new marshmallow, only a few minutes elapsed.Therefore, unless the child waited for an excessively long amount of time, the “delayed” gratification would still be relatively immediate, as opposed to truly delayed gratification which may take decades. 60 more words

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Obama praises Supreme Court’s gay marriage orders

Obama praises Supreme Court’s gay marriage ordersAssociated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 11:22 AM EDTPosted on 10/20/2014, 1:18:23 PM by Olog-haiPresident Barack Obama… 308 more words

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