Woman Sees Screaming Face Of ‘Donald Trump’ Inside Red Pepper

Will this pepper make vegetable chili dishes great again?

A woman in southern England was slicing up a red bell pepper when she spotted what she said was the image of President-elect Donald Trump screaming straight back at her.

A discussion about Trump and the state of the world was going on while the veg was being sliced up,” Janet Ayers told The Register. “It was as if the pepper was mirroring the conversation.”

Ayers posted a photograph of her curious find to Facebook on Nov. 26, and it’s now setting the British media abuzz.

Here’s how one of Ayers’ Facebook friends reacted to the picture:

After getting over the initial shock, Ayers said she continued chopping up the pepper and added it to the vegetable chili she was cooking at her home in Portsmouth.

“We ate it for dinner and suffered no ill effects from the Trump supper,” she told The Register. “We are trying to carry on our lives as normal, after the incident, but may approach the next pepper with caution.”

The Huffington Post has reached out to Ayers for comment.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Stop Expecting Your Life to Be Like a Television Show

What is a hard thing to do in life? originally appeared on Quorathe knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Matthew Manning, on Quora:

What is a hard thing to do in life? Understanding that your life is not a television show.

One of the hardest things to understand about my life has been the fact that it is not episodic. That is to say, most of the time life is not full of “important stuff.” My life isn’t a television show. It is mostly the stuff that happens between each episode.

Most of the time, important stuff happens when you least expect it, and when you’re barely ready for it. The majority of your time will be spent between the important stuff. This includes:

  • Doing laundry.
  • Folding laundry.
  • Grocery shopping.
  • Paying bills.
  • Picking small crumbs up from your floor so as to delay vacuuming.

This is difficult to swallow as you get older and cease to be ushered from event to event and hand-delivered meaningful experiences. Most of the time, we’re doing what has to be done in order to better position ourselves for what we wish to do.

If this sounds like drudgery, that’s because it is. There are some pretty salient myths about the joy of daily life, and I think we are lead to believe that a happy life is one filled each day with intrigue and adventure. We are not the Great Gatsby. Most of my day is a grind – and I actually enjoy my job.

If you can’t be happy with the things in front of you, no great plot line is going to save you from that.

And if you figure out how to do that, tell me how.

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How D.C.’s Mayor Plans To End The HIV Epidemic In The Capitol’s Backyard

More than 13,000 people are living with HIV in Washington, D.C. That’s 2 percent of the city’s population, or double the rate that constitutes an “epidemic” in the eyes of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nancy Mahon, global executive director of the MAC AIDS Fund, the philanthropic arm of the cosmetic company MAC, says it’s “shameful” that the infection rate is so high “in the backyard of our nation’s Capitol” ― especially given the United States’ leading role in funding international AIDS work.

While D.C.’s infection rate has fallen from its height of 3 percent in 2009 ― a rate that was higher than that of West Africa ― the level of infection is still unacceptable, said D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser at an event Thursday kicking off the city’s newest plan to combat the epidemic.

Last year, Bowser and the city’s department of health announced that they would work with the Washington AIDS Partnership and the DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice on an initiative to end the HIV epidemic in the District by 2020. The effort, they said, would be known as the 90/90/90/50 Plan.

They outlined the details of that plan on Thursday, during an event scheduled to coincide with World AIDS Day. The plan stresses four goals: to ensure that 90 percent of D.C. residents living with HIV will know their status; that 90 percent of people diagnosed with HIV will be in treatment; that 90 percent of people in treatment will achieve viral load suppression; and that there will be a 50 percent decrease in new HIV infections, all by 2020.

This plan builds on the 90-90-90 goals that UNAIDS, the United Nations organization committed to dealing with the disease, set out two years ago. D.C. joins New York state and San Francisco, which have set similar goals.

Those places are leading the charge nationally, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. This plan is the kind of thing that leads to a tidal wave of cities trying to copy cities,” Fauci told The Huffington Post. “The goal is that we should be striving for this worldwide, but if we can do this in the U.S. in high-level cities, this is a good step in the right direction.”

To achieve those goals, D.C. plans to build on the success of the city’s needle exchange program, which has reduced the number of new HIV cases among injection drug users by 95 percent since it was introduced in 2007. The city’s plans also include educational programs for health care providers, a push to reduce the stigma around the disease, and an effort to increase public awareness and accessibility of treatments like Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP ― a drug regimen used to prevent infections among people who are at high risk for contracting HIV. It also calls for renewed efforts to make sure D.C. residents have access to stable housing, which the plan’s authors say is essential to overall wellness goals.

I don’t think it’s any mistake that both the mayor and the director [of the D.C. Department of Health] are African-American women, and they are the first people in the country to do this.
Nancy Mahon, global executive director of the MAC AIDS Fund

The MAC AIDS Fund has also provided a $ 1 million grant for a marketing campaign to encourage D.C.’s black women to use PrEP. Black women are the second highest at-risk group in the district, accounting for 1 in 6 new HIV diagnoses.

“I don’t think it’s any mistake that both the mayor and the director [of the D.C. Department of Health] are African-American women, and they are the first people in the country to do this,” Mahon said ― a reference to Bowser and to DOH’s Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt.

The MAC AIDS Fund has donated a total of $ 8.7 million to D.C. over the past decade. The latest grant is part of its $ 6.6 million initiative aimed at curbing HIV rates in cities around the globe, with campaigns in Paris, Berlin, Mexico City and London.

Walter Smith, the executive director of DC Appleseed, a nonprofit organization dedicated to solving public policy problems in the nation’s capital, said Thursday that the innovation in D.C.’s 90/90/90/50 Plan lies in its public and private partnerships, which he hopes can serve as an example for other cities.

“Given where we started, we came from a situation where the District of Columbia was setting a bad example for the nation ― we all knew where we were with HIV/AIDS was absolutely unacceptable,” he said. “We have come so far [from] that with this plan. We are on the verge of setting a good example for the nation.”

Fauci went even further in his praise.

“The dynamics of plans like this,” he said, “can turn around outbreaks.”

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Donald Trump Elector In Montana Under Fire For Saying Hang Gays ‘Where They Can Be Seen’

One of Donald Trump’s electors isn’t backing down from the hateful comments he made six years ago calling for the murder of gays.

Dennis Scranton, one of Montana’s three Electoral College voters, made the explosive comments in a 2010 Facebook rant against same-sex marriage.  Scranton wrote: 

“I think fruits are decorative. Hang up where they can be seen and appreciated. Call Wyoming for display instructions.”

His remarks about Wyoming appear to refer to the brutal murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, who was tied to a fencepost outside Laramie and tortured in 1998. He later died of his injuries. 

Reached this week by the Billings Gazette, Scranton made no apologies.

“Don’t forget, I’m 93 years old. I come from a different era. I hadn’t heard of anyone being homosexual until I joined the Navy, and then I encountered them,” Scranton said. “We were raised with good morals.”

Montana Republican Chairman Jeff Essmann said the comments were not endorsed by the party and that Scranton’s role as an elector was “ceremonial.”

“Some people mellow as they age, some people say ‘I’m over X-years of age and I can say whatever I want,’” Essmann told the newspaper. “Mr. Scranton has taken the second path.”

Scranton and the state’s two other Electoral College voters will meet on Dec. 14 to cast their votes for Trump, the Gazette reported. 

 

(h/t Raw Story)

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

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Just 10 Insightful Quotes On Gratitude For When You Need A Boost

Thankfulness may be the last thing on everyone’s minds right now, but keeping up the time-honored Thanksgiving tradition serves some benefits.

Research shows gratitude can reduce stress, improve sleep and more. It also can make you more emotionally resilient, which can help in the face of tough times.

Still not convinced it’ll give you a boost? Enter these legendary writers, who have some of the wisest words on cultivating an attitude of gratitude. The quotes are here to remind you that there’s so much in the world to appreciate ― and you’ll be healthier if you are able to do it.

Check out the sage insight below:

1. “This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” —Maya Angelou

2. “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” —Charles Dickens

3.

4. “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” ―A.A. Milne

6. “Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust and ambition look ahead.” ―C.S. Lewis

7.

(In other words, state your thanks out loud, write it down or tell your loved ones.)

8. “In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” ―Elizabeth Gilbert

9. “[For] love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride.” ―Louisa May Alcott

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Millennials Are Loading Up On Their Vegetables

It’s no secret that most Americans do a pretty lousy job when it comes to following mom’s advice to eat their vegetables.

In fact, according to estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than 10 percent of Americans eat the recommended amount of two to three cups of vegetables per day. That means many of us aren’t getting enough of key nutrients, like potassium and dietary fiber, and vitamins that keep us healthy.

But that statistic appears likely to change in the near future, according to a new analysis released this month by the NPD Group, a market research firm.

According to the firm’s research, consumers under the age of 40 are eating 52 percent more fresh vegetables and 59 percent more frozen vegetables than they were a decade ago. Conversely, the boomer generation — aged 60 and up — is eating 30 percent less fresh vegetables, as well as 4 percent less frozen vegetables, over the same time frame.

David Portalatin, vice president and food consumption industry analyst at NPD, said the data is a sign that younger generations of eaters are “turning back the clock” when it comes to the food they eat.

Millennials, he said, appear to prefer food that is fresh and often local or in season instead of the fast food and packaged convenience foods that began to proliferate at the time their parents’ generation — today’s boomers — were themselves thirty-somethings.

“The younger generation is taking a different look at these things,” Portalatin told The Huffington Post. “What’s old is new again.”

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The analysis is based off data from the firm’s National Eating Trends food and beverage tracker, which aggregates data from a nationally representative group of panelists who self-report everything they eat and drink using a web-based journal. The latest findings from the tracker were recently published in the firm’s Eating Patterns in America industry report.

And even though the data depends on self-reported consumption patterns, which aren’t always the most reliable, Portalatin believes these numbers are no fluke.

Over the firm’s 30 years of tracking eating patterns, Portalatin explained, vegetable consumption has increased with age, and he sees no reason that will change with the cauliflower-obsessed millennial crowd. The firm is forecasting that fresh vegetable consumption will increase another 10 percent overall over the next several years.

Even if that forecast holds, Americans have a ways to go toward improving their diets.

Portalatin pointed out that we’re still eating far fewer vegetables overall than we were 25 years ago, and these less-healthy eating patterns are often established from a young age. Currently, for example, the vegetable that U.S. toddlers are most likely to eat is a french fry.

But at least it’s a start.

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Alec Baldwin Returns To ‘SNL’ As Man Without A Plan Donald Trump

Alec Baldwin channeled an out of his depth Donald Trump on his post-election return to “Saturday Night Live.”

The actor as the President-elect met with Kate McKinnon playing his bewildered campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, a military chief and an unemployed coal worker excited about Trump’s promises of getting his job back for the skit.

But each time they asked the future POTUS a question, he really didn’t know how to respond.

There was a surprise appearance from former “SNL” cast member Jason Sudeikis, who returned to the show to reprise his role as former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

And when Beck Bennett as Vice President-elect Mike Pence dropped by, Baldwin as Trump commented on his eventful evening watching the “Hamilton” musical on Friday ― before backtracking on major issues such as the mass deportation of illegal immigrants and the scrapping of Obamacare.

Baldwin as Trump did praise the Indiana governor for the crucial role he would play in his administration, however. “I love you, Mike,” he said. “You’re the reason I’m never going to get impeached.”

Check out the full skit above.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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An Unexpected Houseguest

I had an unexpected houseguest recently and it brought an incredible gift, in spite of the fact that it was freaking out. It was a beautiful day and I had my sliding glass doors wide open so my dogs could come and go outside. But as soon as I heard commotion and the sound of a panicked bird, I knew we had a problem.

I ran into the living room to see a wren flying frantically around the room. My dogs were engrossed in trying to figure out what this little creature was doing in our home, so they ran around trying to capture it. Of course, this freaked out our little houseguest.

As the bird banged itself up against our glass front door and landed on the floor, I swept it into my hands and cradled it to my chest.

Now, if I’m honest, I love “watching” birds, but that old movie The Birds has always hung out in the recesses of my mind and kept me from wanting to pet them, much less hold them. If you haven’t seen it, it’s the old movie where birds take over a town and peck people’s eyes out!

But for whatever reason, something came over me with this little bird and I just swooped it up without thinking about it. And then I began to sing to it. LOL! We have lots of critters around our home, especially a ton of deer, so when I’m outside and they walk up, I sing. It’s not just any song. It’s the Barney song. You know, the one that says, “I love you. You love me. We’re a hap-py fam-i-ly.” I’m often amazed how the deer will stop and listen. I know it’s not because of my voice, but the love behind the song. And it was no different with the bird.

The wren nestled into my hands and completely relaxed. I massaged its back and it closed its eyes. I couldn’t believe the connection I felt to this little guy.

I continued to sing to it as I walked it outdoors. As I opened my hands, I was sure it would fly away, but it didn’t. Instead it grabbed on tight. I thought it might be hurt, but it wasn’t.


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My hubby, Charlie, walked up and stroked the wren’s back and then picked it up to take it closer to a tree. As soon as he did, the bird flew to safety.

I walked away from that moment feeling so connected to that little bird. I knew it felt connected to me, too. I felt the light of God running through my heart and my hands and am sure that this is why the little bird was so relaxed.

I had to think about what’s changed over the years from being fearful of picking up a bird to cradling one in my hands. And the answer I got is, “I feel connected.”

I used to feel so disconnected from God and from everything around me. I felt quite alone. But that all changed when I made a decision to heal and created a connection to my heart.

That meant listening to my feelings, getting to know my truth, and loving myself unconditionally to allow myself to stand in it. And the deeper I moved into unconditional love, the more my heart exploded open. No longer did I feel alone. I began to feel a connection to everything. I’m talking about people, animals, trees, even bears and snakes! Yes, we have those critters, too.

Our society tells us that taking the time to go within is selfish. We should take care of everyone else at the expense of ourselves. But as we stay in a perpetual disconnect from our hearts, we disconnect from God and the world around us. But when we make a commitment to heal, we dive deep into love. And then before you know it, that love is overflowing to the world around us.

When I look at the divisiveness in our country right now, I know it’s because people feel disconnected. They may not know it, but that’s the crux of what’s going on.

If we want our world to feel peaceful and loving, we have to make a decision to go within and heal. We have to create a connection to the love within so that it can expand out into the world.

I’m so thankful that little wren flew into my home. I’m so thankful that I got to mend an old area that was broken in my heart. I let go of my fear of the bird hurting me. I allowed the love to flow through me and was reminded that our connection to all of God’s creatures begins when we create a connection within.

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Why Some People Take Action On Climate Change — And Others Don’t

In the wake of last week’s election, the gulf between liberals and conservatives has never felt bigger.

This divide is just as apparent when it comes to environmental issues as it is with any others. With a Trump presidency comes an Environmental Protection Agency led by “climate criminal” Myron Ebell, the possible cancelation of the Paris climate agreement and the potential scrapping of major carbon restrictions ― measures that many conservatives applaud as being good for business but liberals view as nothing less than a disaster.

The diverging moral values of liberals and conservatives offer an important window into why the two groups differ in their willingness to take action to protect the environment, according to new Cornell University research

But it’s not as simple as liberal versus conservative or Democrat versus Republican. The study, which was conducted on over 1,000 volunteers and published in the online journal PLOS One on Oct. 19, found that the moral values of compassion and fairness ― and, to a lesser extent, purity ― influenced an individual’s willingness to take personal action to mitigate the effects of climate change. 

“As we learn what’s important to different kinds of people with respect to climate change, that information can help us communicate in ways where the problem can be heard,” Dr. Janis Dickinson, a professor of natural resources at Cornell and the study’s lead author, told The Huffington Post. “And I think we may be missing arguments that are important to people if we ignore moral diversity.”

Morality, Neither Liberal Nor Conservative 

The researchers found, unsurprisingly, that those who believed in climate change, regardless of party affiliation, were much more willing to act. On the other hand, people who described themselves as conservative, as well as those who were older and male, were less inclined to act.

The study’s investigation of moral values was based on a theory developed by prominent social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, which identifies five “axes” around which we formulate moral reasoning: compassion/harming, fairness/cheating, in-group loyalty/betrayal, authority/subversion and purity/degradation.

Previous research has found that liberals value compassion and fairness more highly ― values that are clearly at play in the climate change debate ― while conservatives tend to value purity, in-group loyalty and authority most. 

It’s easy to see how compassion and fairness play into other social causes championed by liberals, such as marriage equality and racial justice. On the other hand, a drive toward purity and in-group loyalty seem to play a role in conservative stances opposing abortion and immigration. 

Most moral arguments around climate change may inadvertently appeal more to liberals by focusing on its effects on animals, vulnerable populations and future generations.

“Climate change will have its earliest and greatest impacts on nations and people with fewer resources, so it is clearly about both equity and suffering,” Dickinson said. “Inequity aversion and compassion or caring are really what drive us, in the immediate sense, to give up some of what we are attached to for the sake of others.”

“We shouldn’t rule out anyone and we cannot afford to be polarized on this issue, which is going to have a huge impact on current and future generations.”

The values of compassion and fairness are ultimately about relationships, added environmental psychologist Dr. Renee Lertzman, who reviewed the study for The Huffington Post.

“It is relationship here that is at stake — relationships with diverse populations and communities, as well as with the nonhuman lives we share the planet with,” she said. 

But it’s important to note that even strong moral values can easily conflict with other values a person might hold, limiting that person’s willingness to make personal choices that benefit the environment. Those conflicts need to be considered, Lertzman added. 

“We may value compassion and fairness, but also value being a good provider, which can involves high carbon behaviors,” she said. “We need to find ways to address how values can be in conflict for many — and how we can help people move through those conflicts into action.” 

So people profiting from fossil fuel industries, for example, might override their compassionate feelings in favor of preserving their financial stability. 

Moving The Dial On Climate Change

Appealing to moral values including purity ― for instance, by emphasizing the “impurity” of destroying natural resources ― may be one way to mobilize individuals of both political parties around environmental issues. 

There’s some evidence suggesting this strategy may be effective. A 2013 study showed that framing climate change issues in terms of “pollution and contamination” improved environmental attitudes among conservatives, while other types of moral appeals did not have an effect. 

“If communicators, and especially religious leaders, can make use of this understanding of moral diversity by including all three of these moral values in their discussions of climate change, this may prove helpful,” Dickinson said. “We shouldn’t rule out anyone and we cannot afford to be polarized on this issue, which is going to have a huge impact on current and future generations.”

With Trump’s presidency looms the potential of enormous, if not catastrophic, setbacks to humans’ attempts to mitigate climate change. Now more than ever, action and progress on environmental issues must continue. For people wondering about how to support the environment in light of the election, donating to reputable environmental organizations is one place to start. 

“I think many of us who are scientists, especially those of us who study the earth’s biota, are deeply concerned about the irreversible damage to the earth system that is inevitable if Donald Trump’s campaign promises come to fruition,” she said. “My personal strategy will be to make monthly payments to the Natural Resource Defense Council and the Sierra Club. Together, we need to work to keep policies and protections in place at the federal and state levels, and to uphold our international commitments on climate change.”

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Stephen Colbert Shares The Real Secrets Of This Election

Stephen Colbert knows what’s up.

The “Late Show” host donned a tinfoil hat and hunkered down in his “Truth Bunker” to share the secrets “they don’t want you to know” on Thursday.

With so many paranoid stories swirling around about this presidential election (many coming from GOP nominee Donald Trump), the comedian said “no one knows what’s true any more.”

“So I say, why not believe everything?” he asked.

Colbert then came up with a few conspiracy theories of his own ― including on seafoods, British anarcho-punk group Chumbawamba and Swedish home furnishings store giant Ikea.

Check it out in the clip above.

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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An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress–Episode Thirty-One: Parkinson’s Comes Home

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding creative work of their careers.
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Hadley and her daughter, Sarah

Read Episode Thirty: On and Off, Up and Down. Or, start at the beginning: An Illness’s Introduction. Find all episodes here.

One morning while she was getting ready for school, 7-year-old Sarah told Hadley, “My dream catcher isn’t working anymore.” Dream catchers, small hoops decorated with beads, string and feathers, were originally crafted by Native Americans to protect their owners from bad dreams. Sarah had been intrigued with them ever since making one out of pipe cleaners in preschool. When she spotted one at an airport gift shop, Hadley bought it for her and she slept with it every night. Now, she explained to Hadley that she thought the dream catcher was too full to catch any more bad dreams. “I dreamed you’re going to die on my birthday,” she said.

That winter of 2014, Hadley was working as hard as she could on the designs for Montana Women’s Mural in her home studio. Sarah would often find her collapsed in exhaustion on the living room couch. She knew that her mother’s Parkinson’s made her tired and slow, but Hadley didn’t think it made sense yet to tell her the diagnosis had been changed to multiple system atrophy. Now, Sarah needed her reassurance. Not wanting to make the promise that she wasn’t going to die, Hadley simply told her, “We’re going to have a wonderful, long time together.” The fact was, Hadley didn’t feel at all close to dying. She’d read that MSA can either progress really fast, or slowly for ten years and then fast; intuitively, she felt she was on the slow track.

Sarah is almost ten now. She has never known her mother as a totally healthy person. She’s adjusted to changes, even welcoming Hadley’s use of a wheelchair as it allows them to walk home from school together or go to the park on weekends without relying on others to drive them. Hadley wonders often how Sarah’s feelings about her disease will shift as she moves into adolescence.

For those of us with children, one of the hardest aspects of having Parkinson’s is contemplating how it will change our relationships with them. We want to be the strong, reliable person they count on for comfort and advice, building family bonds, moving them into their college dorms, celebrating the events of their lives. The last thing we want when we bring a child into the world is to imagine we will be a burden on them before they’re even grown.

My diagnosis in 2009 came only a few months after our younger child, Tobias, left for his first year of college. Our daughter, Elena, was a college senior and both of them were 3000 miles away, in New England.

2016-11-03-1478217319-8461829-IMG_0025.jpgBecause they were home for Christmas vacation the day I was diagnosed, I told them about it right away, stopping by their rooms to give them each a short elevator speech about Parkinson’s, explaining that it progressed slowly and was not life-threatening. They were quiet and had no questions for me, but I imagine as soon as I left the room their minds were busy – if only for as long as they would let themselves think about it. They were 19 and 22 – too old to not feel self-conscious about spontaneously revealing emotion and too young to feel, or at least express, concern for me.

In the 7 years since then, conversations about Parkinson’s with Elena and Tobias have been initiated by me and have revolved around stories about my Parkie friends or PD events I’ve attended. I joke with them about my slow movements and clumsy walk. I’ve assumed they haven’t asked about my PD because they’ve been taking their cues from me about how I’m doing. And the reality is I appear to be, and am, doing quite well. This doesn’t mean I believe they’re not affected by my Parkinson’s. Walking on the beach with Elena in 2013, I was sharing Hadley’s frustrating quest to get a diagnosis and I realized she was brushing away tears. Very empathetic by nature, she might have been feeling Hadley’s pain. More likely, the news had struck at her fears about me.

I asked Elena recently how she’s processed my Parkinson’s over the years. She said she consciously avoided researching the disease because she knew it would scare her and that only a year or two ago, she finally looked it up on Wikipedia. This year, she decided to go into medicine and has become more curious about Parkinson’s. She wrote to me:

I think the most interesting thing is that I remember feeling a little twinge of guilt around the time of my college graduation in 2010 that I had never considered going into medicine. So many people’s story about wanting to go into medical school is that they had a family member who became sick, but I initially didn’t feel that your diagnosis was affecting me in that way, and felt bad about it, especially given my interest in science. But I think the gears might have started turning a little, because all your stories about doctors made me realize what a difference thoughtful providers can make in the individual lives of people close to me. In addition to having my own physician friends whom I admire, I think this contributed to my shift in mindset about medicine as a field I would find challenging and rewarding. When people ask me why I want to go to medical school, I usually cite “being able to help family members and friends with their health care” as one of my strongest motivations, along with my general drive to serve others and to seek intellectual challenge.

We never stop being parents and our roles with our kids become more complex and essential in new ways when they’re beginning their independent lives. Nevertheless, I was relieved that Elena and Tobias had been “launched” when I got my diagnosis, if for no other reason than they didn’t have to be reminded every day of my Parkinson’s. It also meant that my time was more my own and I had the freedom to take care of myself however I needed to.

For my friend Karen Jaffe, getting a diagnosis at 49 in 2008 when her three daughters were teenagers still living at home was a very different story. Because Karen had a busy OB/GYN practice and worried that her PD diagnosis would affect her work as a surgeon, she kept it a secret from everyone but her husband, Marc. She felt that telling their kids and then asking them to keep it a secret it would be too big a burden on them. She also didn’t want to shake up their lives just as the older girls, Alena and Jana, were getting ready to leave the nest.

Five months after Karen’s diagnosis, she and her youngest, Sarah, 13, were alone in the house one afternoon. Bored, Sarah decided to look for the family journal in which Karen and Marc recorded funny things the girls had said over the years. In her parents’ bedroom, she discovered Karen’s own journal in a drawer. On the first page, Karen had written, “My name is Karen Jaffe. I am 49 years old and I have Parkinson’s disease.” When Sarah tells this story, she says she was stunned. She had no idea what Parkinson’s was. Was her mother going to die? She flipped through the pages, reading words KAren had never said aloud: neurologist, diagnosis, tremor, medication, symptoms. She checked the date of the first journal entry: July. It was now December. In tears, she ran downstairs and confronted her dismayed mother, who hugged and comforted her. Later, Karen, Marc and Sarah sat down to talk. When Karen explained they’d planned not to tell the girls about the diagnosis until they’d all left for college – in five more years – Sarah realized the full significance of the secret and felt she’d done something very wrong by uncovering it. So, when Karen and Marc asked her for more time before they told her sisters, the rest of the family and the community, Sarah says she was understanding. But the secrecy would prove to be tough for her:

For those full three months, I dreamt every night of the day that I could look my two sisters in the eye and tell them what I had been keeping from them for so long. It was a fantasy of mine – telling my two older sisters who thought I was this naïve, immature little sister that I, in fact, was given both this responsibility and burden for the past several months. More importantly, I wanted to show them that I was trustworthy; that I never cracked under pressure by telling them, even when a stupid argument would prompt me to consider doing so. In my fantasy version, we would all be sitting down in the living room, and Mom, Dad, and I would say to Alena and Jana, “We have something to tell you.” Then, after Alena and Jana processed everything and gathered their emotions, they would come over and hug me tightly and ask me a ton of questions about how I managed to carry the burden and how I possibly didn’t spill the beans. And finally, after three months, I would feel a sense of solace.

Instead, one night in March after Sarah returned from a week away with a friend, the family was together at the dinner table and someone said the word “Parkinson’s.” Sarah was crushed to learn that while she was gone, her parents had told her sisters about Karen’s diagnosis. She felt cheated out of the moment she’d anticipated for months, when her older sisters would show respect and empathy for all she’d been through. In retrospect, Sarah says she doesn’t think her sisters understood the weight of the secret until it was passed on to them.

Jana, Karen’s middle daughter, was 16 that March when she learned about her mother’s Parkinson’s, and she remembers feeling scared, angry and confused. Scared, she said, because she thought PD meant her mother was going to die, and confused about what the diagnosis meant for her mother and their family, and why it was so important to keep it a secret.

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To help her daughters with their fear, Karen set up a meeting for them with her neurologist. Jana told me it was extremely valuable to be able to be able to ask questions about Parkinson’s without her parents present. But she couldn’t help feeling a little angry that Karen and Marc hadn’t told them about the diagnosis sooner; her family had always been honest with each other about everything. She was somewhat resentful that she had to keep it a secret. Because Karen and Marc grew up in Cleveland and Karen was a well-known physician, Jana and Sarah frequently ran into family acquaintances who would ask how their mother was. It was painful to have to lie. Karen would gradually reveal her diagnosis to people throughout the next couple of years, but it was not completely out in the open until 2011.

Over the years, Sarah and Jana have felt frustrated by how they perceive Parkinson’s has in some way taken over their mom. Early on, Karen got busy networking with members of the Parkinson’s community; soon she would become a member of the Michael J. Fox Foundation Patient Council. Then came plans for annual PD fundraisers and co-founding InMotion, a non-profit Parkinson’s wellness center. Karen’s phone and laptop were lit up at all hours and she became a kind of one-woman PD nexus. Her daughters were missing her. Was it the Parkinson’s itself, the medication she was taking, or had they just not noticed their mother’s obsessive tendencies because, as a physician, she had been away from home so much?

Sarah and Jana have openly discussed these concerns with Karen. Jana and Karen shared with me letters they exchanged two years ago, when Jana was 20. In her letter to Karen, Jana wrote:

When will be the next time that I spend with my mom that is free from all talk, mission, aims, goals, plans, accomplishments, setbacks and anything else PD-related? A conversation that if someone were listening in, they’d have no idea that you or anyone you know has PD? I know that you cannot escape this disease, but I can tell you that it is suffocating our relationship. I want to hear about all the good you’re doing and about all the bad this disease is doing to you. But I want you to acknowledge that there is still a world outside of PD.

Jana entreated her mother to take a break from PD and make a list of all the things she used to enjoy before Parkinson’s. Karen responded:

Dear Jana,

I wanted more than anything to write this note to you on a beautiful piece of stationary, hand written with a very fun stamp, but you would not have been able to read a single word so forgive me this one time.

Jana, your letter was sincere, truthful and honest and I bear you no grudge for that. In fact, it touched my heart so deeply that I have folded it up and have tucked it in my wallet where it will be close by…where I can read it again and again…and if I need to, again.

You are mature and brave beyond your years…just as your two sisters are. Your wisdom is kind and so powerfully expressed. I am so lucky that you are my daughter and that you knew that you could send this note to me without fear.

So what I have to tell you…what I need to tell you is that I am sorry. You know what that means so I will not enumerate the laundry list of ‘things I am sorry about’. I love you and your sisters so deeply that the thought that I have made these past 5 years harder on you than need be is very sad. But as you said in your own letter to me….”we still have reason to hope”.

The other night while waiting for you to arrive home after the ballgame …I found myself reading Doris Kearns Goodwin’s introduction in the Annie Leibovitz book that Ellen had just given me, appropriately titled Pilgrimage. And I paused when I read the following.

…”Ironically, the catastrophe proved to be a liberating force. It opened up a new path for Eleanor. No longer tied to her old world in the same way, she became involved with …(long list)…for organizing people and calling them to action. She found her voice and became one if the most influential women of her age.”

And I decided that perhaps this notion of bravery…of facing adversity, requires balance and that is what I think your advice to me was…strive for a healthy BALANCE.

So thank you for every word so thoughtfully written on those 2 1/2 pieces of paper. I love you dearly and I heard every word you wrote. I am proud to be your mother. I am proud…and grateful that you have taken something that has been hard for all of us and with it found your way. I know that your compassion and kindness will serve you well. You will be a physician who is loved by her patients…and I, for one, cannot wait to see it be so.

I love you,
Mom

When Karen and I discussed her correspondence with Jana, I wondered aloud whether talking about Parkinson’s all the time in front of our kids might be kind of like a member of a SWAT team expounding to his family the details of his day at work – scary stuff for one’s offspring. At the very least, perhaps Jana had competed for her mother’s attention with her medical practice, and now was frustrated to be faced with another “intrusion,” PD. I thought, but did not say, that it was also possible the dopamine agonist Karen was taking might be creating her hyper-focused preoccupation with her disease and related social networking. Karen saw my points and concluded, “You know, at the end of the day, we are the ones with this disease; our family and friends cannot presume to know what it is to stand in our shoes, and it is our life to live the way we need to.” I thought about this and re-read the quotation of Eleanor Roosevelt’s that Karen had included in her letter to Jana. It’s true that while we strive to protect our loved ones, it’s very difficult to make a larger impact on the world if we’re always wearing our parent or caretaker hat, worrying about how our feelings, our struggles, work and personal missions are going to affect those closest to us.

For Jana, Karen’s diagnosis had a silver lining; she credits it for helping her find her calling in life, to be a neurologist. For a year, she had a job that allowed her to work with Parkinson’s patients, and she has just begun medical school in Cleveland, where she grew up. She says that living in the same city as her mother means that she’s more aware of Karen’s disease progression. While she finds this disheartening in ways, she feels the regular exposure has helped “desensitize” her so her mother’s physical changes don’t seem quite as scary. Still, she finds herself worrying: How fast will the disease progress? What symptom will appear next? When will she not be able to take care of herself anymore?

Karen was very grateful to Jana for pressing her to think about the need for balance in her life. She has been working hard to find that balance while carrying on as one of the most effective activists the Parkinson’s community could hope for. In the meantime, the challenging, heartfelt and honest conversations with her children that began with Sarah’s discovery of her diagnosis continue to bring them all closer. In Sarah’s words:

My mom is a remarkable woman: strong-willed, passionate, determined, and focused. After years of feeling like I had lost her to a Parkinson’s junkie (as weird as that may sound), she’s finally starting to feel like my mom again – the mom I knew before our world was turned upside down. My family has grown stronger, both as individuals and as a whole, because of this disease.

Find all episodes of An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress here.

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A Wandering Mind Isn’t Just A Distraction. It May Be Your Brain’s Default State.

Even if you don’t consider yourself a daydreamer, you probably spend a lot of time in a state of mental wandering ― it’s natural for your mind to drift away from the present moment when you’re in the shower, walking to work or doing the dishes. 

In recent years, scientists have been paying a lot more attention to mind-wandering, an activity that takes up as much as 50 percent of our waking hours. Psychologists previously tended to view mind-wandering as largely useless, but an emerging body of research suggests that it is a natural and healthy part of our mental lives.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Berkeley conducted a review of over 200 studies to highlight the relationship between mind-wandering ― often defined in psychological literature as “task-unrelated thought,” or TUT ― and the thinking processes involved in creativity and some mental illnesses, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and depression.  

“Sometimes the mind moves freely from one idea to another, but at other times it keeps coming back to the same idea, drawn by some worry or emotion,” Dr. Kalina Christoff, lead study author and principal investigator of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Thought Laboratory at UBC, said in a statement.

“Understanding what makes thought free and what makes it constrained is crucial because it can help us understand how thoughts move in the minds of those diagnosed with mental illness,” she said.

The Role Of A Wandering Mind

Traditionally, mind-wandering has been defined as thinking that arises spontaneously, without relating to any sort of task or external input. But this definition is only a starting point: Without external focus, the researchers explain, the mind moves from one thought to another ― jumping between memories, imaginings, plans and goals.

This default “spontaneous mode” can be hemmed in in two ways: A person can deliberately turn their attention to a task, or, in the case of someone with a mental health issue, focus can happen because thoughts have gotten stuck on a persistent worry or pulled away by an environmental distraction.

On a neurological level, the brain’s default mode network ― a broad network that engages many different cognitive processes and regions on the internal surface of the brain ― activates when our minds wander. In contrast, when we focus our attention on a goal, plan or environmental stimulus, the part of the brain devoted to external attention is more active.

Specifically, the researchers pinpointed the memory and imaginative centers within the default mode network as being largely responsible for the variety of our spontaneous thoughts.   

“You’re jumping around from one thing to another,” Zachary Irving, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and study co-author who has ADHD, told The Huffington Post. “We think that’s the default state of these memory and imaginative structures.” 

A Creative Mind Is A Wandering Mind

Creative thinking can be an extension of ordinary mind-wandering, the researchers explained, and a growing body of research has linked daydreaming with creativity. In highly creative people, psychologists have observed a tendency toward a variation on mind-wandering known as “positive-constructive daydreaming,” in which has also been associated with self-awareness, goal-oriented thinking and increased compassion.

The free play of thoughts that occurs in mind-wandering may enable us to think more flexibly and draw more liberally upon our vast internal reservoir of memories, feelings and images in order to create new and unusual connections.

“Mind-wandering in the sense of the mind moving freely from one idea to another has huge benefits in terms of arriving at new ideas,” Christoff said. “It’s by virtue of free movement that we generate new ideas, and that’s where creativity lies.”

What Mind-Wandering Can Tell Us About Mental Illness 

This type of mental activity can provide an important window into the thinking patterns that underly psychological disorders involving alterations in spontaneous thought. 

The mind of someone with ADHD, for example, wanders more widely and frequently than that of an average individual. In someone with anxiety and depression, the mind has an unusually strong tendency to get stuck on a particular worry or negative thought. 

“Disorders like ADHD and anxiety and depression aren’t totally disconnected from what normally goes on in the mind,” Irving said. “There’s this ordinary ebb and flow of thoughts, where you’re moving from mind-wandering to sticky thoughts to goal-directed thoughts. … We think of these disorders as exaggerated versions of those sorts of ordinary thoughts.” 

So despite what your elementary school teachers may have told you, it’s perfectly fine to let your thoughts wander every once in a while. But if you find your mind wandering too much or getting stuck on negative thoughts, it may be time to seek help. 

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Obama To Designate First Marine Monument In Atlantic Ocean

President Barack Obama will set aside a 4,900-square-mile stretch of ocean on Thursday to create the first protected marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean.

The area will be called the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument and lie about 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod in New England.

Environmentalists hailed the move, to be announced at an ocean conservation meeting in Washington, D.C., likening Obama’s efforts to those of former President Teddy Roosevelt, considered the father of American conservation.

“Teddy Roosevelt had the foresight to protect the treasures of America’s landscape,” said Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, in a statement. “With that same boldness, President Obama is conserving the crown jewels of our nation’s seascape.”

Philippe Cousteau, grandson of the famed explorer and scientist, Jacques Cousteau, called Obama’s efforts “the type of bold action our leaders must take to begin healing a resource that literally makes life on earth possible.” And others, including Collin O’Mara, president of the National Wildlife Federation, said the designation was a vital step in the protection of marine life.

“The whales, dolphins, sharks, and the many other species of fish and seabirds that rely on the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts will now have safe haven in a vibrant and globally unique wilderness,” O’Mara said in a statement.

Most commercial fishing will be immediately prohibited within the new monument, with some considerations to local lobster and crab fisheries, which will have several years to scale down operations. Many in New England had expressed their support for the protections, but some in the fishing industry had argued for more restrictions rather than a flat-out ban.

“The only user group that’s going to be negatively affected by this proposal is the fishing industry, period,” David Borden, executive director of the Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen’s Association, told The Washington Post. “Just set the boundaries deep enough so the fishing can continue.”

The oceans have become a bellwether for the fight against climate change as scientists warn of rising, warming seas devoid of life. Obama has called such changes “terrifying” and has spent his remaining days in office solidifying a science-first conservation legacy.

The Atlantic Ocean monument is the latest move in a series of major environmental efforts his administration has made. Obama announced last month the expansion of an ocean monument surrounding Hawaii that made it the largest protected marine area in the world. The area, called the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, covers some 580,000 square miles, nearly four times the size of California.

With the latest designation, the president will have increased the amount of protected ocean habitat by 20 times since he took office, The New York Times notes. He has also protected more public space than any other U.S. president.

Just 4 percent of the world’s oceans are protected, compared to about 15 percent of terrestrial regions, according to the International Union of Concerned Scientists.

The State Department will host the Our Ocean Conference in Washington, D.C., this week, with a key focus on marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries and climate-related impacts on the ocean.

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Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

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Don’t Choke: How To Conquer Paralysis By Analysis

It’s one thing to achieve mastery. It is quite another to be able to perform under pressure. Psychologist Sian Beilock, author of Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting it Right When You Have To, defines choking as suboptimal performance, not just poor performance.

It’s a performance that is inferior to what you can do and have done in the past and occurs when you feel pressure to get everything right.

The most painful part about choking is that you know you can and have done better.

Choking can occur regardless of the number of hours spent practicing. Examples in sports abound. Golfer Greg Norman painfully choked at the 1996 US Masters. Entering the final round he had a six-stroke lead over Nick Faldo and then blew it. Snow boarding champion Shaun White famously missed winning gold at the 2014 Olympic winter games.

Why does the brain sabotage performance just when it matters most? Beilock believes that overthinking the situation is the problem. She calls it paralysis by analysis. Paralysis by analysis occurs when we try too hard to control every little thing. This over-attention to detail interferes with the fluidity and flow of well-rehearsed skills and ultimately undermines the ability to do something that would normally be relatively easy.

You don’t need to be a star athlete to experience choking. It can happen to any of us at key moments. A student who fails even though she was prepared for a test, an entrepreneur who freezes while presenting to potential investors, a well-qualified applicant who blows a key interview.

Try the following tricks to help you stay at the top of your game:

1. Say Om

Meditating before the big event calms the mind, reduces anxiety and increases cognitive horsepower.

2. Practice Under Pressure

Train under conditions that simulate the stress of the actual event. This will mentally prepare you for the real deal

3. Have a “Go-To Mantra

For golfers, a simple thought like “Smooth” or “Nice and Easy” just before hitting the ball can do the trick.

4. Whistle While you Work

According to Beilock:

If the tasks are automatic and you have done them a thousand times in the past, a mild distraction such as whistling can help them run off more smoothly under pressure.

5. Put Pen to Paper

Taking a few minutes to write down your worries before a test or presentation will help you stay focused on the topic and reduce forgetfulness due to stress.

Don’t let your brain sabotage your success.

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There’s A Scientific Reason That Doing The Deed Makes You Sleepy

Your partner is out like a light after a roll in the hay. Biology, not chemistry, may well be to blame. There are lesser-known “love hormones” ― i.e.,  not estrogen or testosterone ― that cause us to feel sleepy after sex.

We’ve partnered with Sleep Number to get to the bottom of this copulation correlation. Watch the video above, and consider cutting your partner some slack the next time snores cut short your post-coital cuddling.

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Dallas Doctor Says Treating Wounded Cops ‘Doesn’t Mean That I Do Not Fear’ Them

A black doctor who treated shooting victims of a Dallas attack that left five police officers dead spoke out Monday on the fraught relationship between people of color and law enforcement.

Dr. Brian Williams was on duty at Parkland Hospital last Thursday when a sniper shot 14 people during a peaceful protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Seven officers were treated at the hospital. Three of them died.

Williams was visibly upset, as he sat as the lone minority on a panel of mostly white first responders speaking at a news conference about the attack. He said being on the front lines after such an incident was “much more complicated” for him personally, as both a black American and a doctor.

“There’s this dichotomy where I’m standing with law enforcement, but I also personally feel that angst that comes when you cross the path of an officer in uniform and you’re fearing for your safety,” Williams told reporters. “I’ve been there, and I understand that.

“I want Dallas police also to see me, a black man, and understand that I support you, I will defend you and I will care for you. That doesn’t mean that I do not fear you.”

Williams pointed to the difficulty he’s faced seeing the endless spate of officer-involved shootings in recent years. Just last week, Alton Sterling was shot and killed outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile was fatally shot during a traffic stop in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota.

The doctor condemned 25-year-old Micah Johnson’s attack on police in Dallas. He didn’t “understand why people think its OK to kill police officers,” Williams told CNN’s Don Lemon. But that same confusion extends to continuing danger of simply being black in America, he stressed.

“I don’t understand why black men die in custody and they’re forgotten the next day,” Williams said. “I don’t know why this has to be us against them. This is all really… it has to stop.”

Police have killed some 140 black people, according to the Guardian’s tracking project The Counted.

“We are all in this together, we are all connected,” Williams said. “All this violence, all this hatred, all these disagreements, it impacts us all, whether you realize it or not. This is not the kind of world we want to leave for our children. Something has to be done.”

His comments echo those of President Barack Obama, who last week called the spate of shootings “an American issue” that should trouble all of us.

“When incidents like this occur, there’s a big chunk of our citizenry that feels as if, because of the color of their skin, they are not being treated the same, and that hurts,” Obama said, following Castile’s death.

Just days after the Dallas attack, Williams said the incident has been playing in his mind constantly, “like this bad movie on an endless loop.”

“It absolutely has changed me,” he said. “I’m certainly not the only African-American male in this country that feels the way I do towards law enforcement. But I work with them on a daily basis. They’re my colleagues. They’re my friends.

“There are a lot of people talking at each other, talking over each other, trying to shout each other out, but I don’t see people truly listening to the other side, truly putting themselves in their shoes and seeing the world through their eyes. And until we’re ready to do that, there probably will not be any truly substantive change.”

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would for the first time require food to carry labels listing genetically-modified ingredients, which labeling supporters say could create loopholes for some U.S. crops.

The Senate voted 63-30 for the bill that would display GMO contents with words, pictures or a bar code that can be scanned with smartphones. The U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) would decide which ingredients would be considered genetically modified.

The measure now goes to the House of Representatives, where it is expected to pass.

Drawing praise from farmers, the bill sponsored by Republican Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas and Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan is the latest attempt to introduce a national standard that would override state laws, including Vermont’s that some say is more stringent, and comes amid growing calls from consumers for greater transparency.

“This bipartisan bill ensures that consumers and families throughout the United States will have access, for the first time ever, to information about their food through a mandatory, nationwide label for food products with GMOs,” Stabenow said in a statement.

A nationwide standard is favored by the food industry, which says state-by-state differences could inflate costs for labeling and distribution. But mandatory GMO labeling of any kind would still be seen as a loss for Big Food, which has spent millions lobbying against it.

Farmers lobbied against the Vermont law, worrying that labeling stigmatizes GMO crops and could hurt demand for food containing those ingredients, but have applauded this law.

Critics like Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, say the bill’s vague language and allowance for electronic labels for scanning could limit its scope and create confusion.

“When parents go to the store and purchase food, they have the right to know what is in the food their kids are going to be eating,” Sanders said on the floor of the Senate ahead of the vote.

He said at a news conference this week that major food manufacturers have already begun labeling products with GMO ingredients to meet the new law in his home state.

Another opponent of the bill, Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, said it would institute weak federal requirements making it virtually impossible for consumers to access information about GMOs.

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Food ingredients like beet sugar and soybean oil, which can be derived from genetically-engineered crops but contain next to no genetic material by the time they are processed, may not fall under the law’s definition of a bioengineered food, critics say.

GMO corn may also be excluded thanks to ambiguous language, some said.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raised concerns about the involvement of the USDA in a list of worries sent in a June 27 memo to the Senate Agriculture Committee.

In a letter to Stabenow last week, the USDA’s general counsel tried to quell those worries, saying it would include commercially-grown GMO corn, soybeans, sugar and canola crops.

The vast majority of corn, soybeans and sugar crops in the United States are produced from genetically-engineered seeds. The domestic sugar market has been strained by rising demand for non-GMO ingredients like cane sugar.

The United States is the world’s largest market for foods made with genetically altered ingredients. Many popular processed foods are made with soybeans, corn and other biotech crops whose genetic traits have been manipulated, often to make them resistant to insects and pesticides.

“It’s fair to say that it’s not the ideal bill, but it is certainly the bill that can pass, which is the most important right now,” said American Soybean Association’s (ASA) director of policy communications Patrick Delaney.

The association was part of the Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food, which lobbied for what labeling supporters termed the Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK Act, that would have made labeling voluntary. It was blocked by the Senate in March.

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5 Self-Care Practices Black People Can Use While Coping With Trauma

Trauma in the black community is a constant reality we have to face.

We especially feel it when an unarmed black man is killed by a cop, a black woman dies in police custody or an officer walks free of charges after killing a black child in the park. In America, our skin color is a daily reminder that we, and our loved ones, may not make it to tomorrow.

One of the most recent reminders of this seemingly unescapable fate is Alton Sterling, who was shot several times in the chest and back by Baton Rouge police Tuesday outside of a convenience store where he frequently sold CDs. Before the black community could even fully process Sterling’s death, Philando Castile was gunned down Wednesday after he was pulled over for a busted tail light. Accompanying both tragedies were gruesome videos and images of cops taking their lives ― including Sterling’s bloody corpse plastered on Wednesday’s New York Daily News’ front page cover

Sterling and Castile’s killings weren’t isolated incidents. Black bodies have been at risk long before smart phones were readily available for people to document police brutality. We now live in a country where we’re inundated with horrific news and images that remind us why we have to declare to the world that #BlackLivesMatter.

These graphic images of slain black lives can be triggering if we neglect our mental and emotional limits. This is why black people must take the extra steps to preserve their health, especially in a digital space.

The unfortunate reality is that Sterling and Castile weren’t the first and they won’t be the last to lose their lives to police shootings. But while we fight for them and stand against the despicable cycle of black death at the hands of cops leading to non-indictment, we must take care of ourselves.

Here are five ways you can practice good mental and emotional habits online while coping with race-related trauma.

1. Turn video autoplay off on your social media pages.

You DO NOT have to watch the videos of these killings to stay informed. The autoplay setting on many platforms like Facebook and Twitter make this unavoidable, especially when the videos are shared over and over again on your timeline. Luckily, you can control whether or not you want these videos to automatically play. Tatiana King Jones shared screenshots of the process on Twitter to make the steps easy to follow.  

Simply adjust your settings on Facebook, both online and on the app, by selecting “settings,” click “videos” and switch video autoplay to “off.” After going into your settings, press “data” then “video autoplay” and “Never play videos automatically” will be the last option. On Instagram, just tap the settings icon in the top-right corner of your profile and switch the autoplay option to off. 

2. Follow accounts that inform and nurture you without force feeding you torturous details.

The quickest way to send yourself into an anxious frenzy is looking at a string of triggering posts on your timeline. Make an effort to weed out the accounts who capitalize on black death by posting purposefully “baity” content for the sake of a share or like. Make a list of some of your favorite accounts that inform you in a realistic, productive and ethical manner. A few examples of these accounts are Julia CravenWesley Lowery, Jamil Smith, Yamiche Alcindor, Xavier Burgin, Broderick Greer and Amandla Stenberg. Part of having a healthy social media life in times of crisis should also include nourishing your soul. Balance out the hard facts with social accounts that give meditative and reflective advice. Some accounts to get you started are Alex Elle, Tracy Clayton and Shelah Marie. The poem below from Elle about self-love in times of pain is all too relevant here. Also indulge in a few hashtags that will put a smile on your face like #CarefreeBlackKids2K16 created by Heben Nigatu. 

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3. Ignore the trolls.

Trolls deserve zero attention. This rings especially true when they use black pain and death to taunt people who speak out against racism. Instead of stressing yourself over irrelevant trolls, realize that they went out of their way to search for your post ― most likely behind a fake account ― and expose their bigotry. It’s usually a fruitless endeavor to explain how racism works to a Twitter account with an egg as an avatar so do yourself a favor and use that block button.

4. Log off.

You shouldn’t feel guilty for unplugging for a few hours ― or days. Sometimes that is the best thing you can do for yourself in the midst of trauma. When you’re inundated with news updates, often times of a disturbing nature, staying informed can seem too heavy duty so You have to balance the bad with the good. Take a walk, write in a journal, watch a movie or do anything productive that makes you happy. You can get lost in the digital madness if you don’t walk away every now and then. Don’t worry, everything will still be there when you get back.

5. Remember offline conversations are just as important as online conversations.

Confide in friends and family about how you’re felling. Vent. Write it down. Talk to yourself. However you communicate your feelings, remember that it doesn’t have to always be online. It’s vital to have people in your life whose shoulder you can cry on and can help you process traumatic events. It’s equally as important to have people who can uplift you and help reaffirm why your livelihood matters. A good support system is key.

These are just a few tips that may help you remain hopeful. Maintaining your overall health is the only way you can continue to fight the good fight and help make a difference. And always remember, in the words of Kendrick Lamar, “we gon’ be alright.”

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Donald Trump’s Racism Actually Makes It Impossible For Him To Get The Working-Class Vote

The American working class is becoming a lot less white, a new analysis reveals — yet more evidence that the racist underpinnings of Donald Trump‘s campaign are not just morally abhorrent but, frankly, illogical.

By 2023 a majority of the working class, defined as employed adults with less than a bachelor’s degree, will be people of color, according to projections based on labor department data that the Economic Policy Institute released Thursday. The change will come faster for younger working people. In just five years, people of color — including Hispanics, Asian- and African-Americans — will make up a majority of working-class adults ages 18-27.

Today, people of color represent about 39 percent of the working class, according to EPI.

In explaining Donald Trump’s rise to political prominence, writers for The New York Times, The Washington Post and other outlets have said that his biggest strand of support comes from angry working-class Americans fed up with an economy that is leaving them behind. Trump promises to bring back lost jobs from overseas and to somehow renegotiate trade deals that disadvantage American workers. 

But the reality TV star’s unabashed use of racism in his campaign is alienating a huge swath of working people and pitting lower-income Americans against each other. 

“Trump is missing a large chunk of working class Americans,” Valerie Wilson, the EPI economist who authored the report, told The Huffington Post. “The strategy he is using is divisive. It makes it difficult for people to see how similar they are in terms of economic interest.”

In other words, Trump’s rhetoric hurts the very group he purports to want to rescue.

A good part of Trump’s appeal is aimed straight at the working class, which has suffered for decades as the underpinnings of the U.S. economy have transformed from the manufacturing to the service sector. Factory jobs have vanished and more and more people with high school and associate degrees are landing at Walmart or other lower-paying service sector jobs.

But Trump is also fueling the despair of the working class by fanning the flames of racial resentment. He has actually called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals; suggested that a judge’s race or ethnicity prevents him from issuing fair rulings; proposed the U.S., which was founded on the core principle of religious freedom, actually ban an entire religious group from entering the country. He’s also made bizarre comments calling one rally attendee “my African-American.”

The voting data itself casts doubt on how much Trump actually appeals to the working classes. According to primary voting data analyzed by Nate Silver, Trump voters are in a higher income bracket. 

Trump’s working class appeal is really just a white working-class appeal, George Packer writes in the New Yorker.  

But that appeal is straight-up misguided as, increasingly, the interests of the white working class are not really different from the interests of the African-American or Hispanic working class, Wilson’s report notes.

Regardless of race, the working class’ biggest problem right now is wage stagnation. Pay is not going up for them — even as the incomes of the country’s top earners continue to soar.

For policy makers to truly address this rising income inequality, they’ll need to grapple with racial inequality, too.

“The two become more closely linked as this demographic transition gets closer,” Wilson said.

For example, black and Hispanic workers make less money per hour than their white counterparts. If this wage discrimination continues, Wilson said, that could mean yet more downward wage pressure for the working class.

The only real solution would be for the entire group to come together to marshall its political power to change things, Wilson said. 

Wilson points to the success of the Fight for $ 15, the groups organizing for a hike in the minimum wage to $ 15 an hour. “Things are happening.”

Notably, Trump has been wishy-washy on supporting a minimum wage increase — despite saying he wants to improve prospects for working Americans. 

It’s extremely unlikely that, a full year into his campaign, Trump is alienating nearly half of his supposed base simply out of ignorance. Instead, his tactics appear much more sinister and familiar: Pitting working-class Americans against each other, using race, instead of making progress on policies that could actually help them: Raising the minimum wage, creating a nationwide family leave law and offering better child care for working parents. 

“The divisive politics is really a smokescreen to really addressing the issues at hand,” Wilson said. “It plays on people’s biases instead of addressing economic issues head-on.”

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant 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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ADHD? Who, Me?

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Ok, let’s just say you’re reading this because you might have attention problems, as they’re sometimes called. Maybe you know someone who does. And maybe sometimes you wonder-if attention problems aren’t just part of the human condition. It’s a good question. In fact, it’s a common belief, in this fast-paced world, that everyone has attention problems.

I see the point: To some degree or other, everyone goes through periods where stress is exponential and focusing is hard.

But this is a whole ‘nother level of stress. People with ADHD live in stress more often, and it’s spills out into life around them. Repeated episodes of emotional distress build into wicked cycles, things fall apart, and havoc is wrecked, again. It’s the fall out of the Emotional Distress Syndrome of ADHD.

Imagine the proverbial snowball rolling downhill — and the snowball picks up all kinds of debris along the way. Branches, trees, small animals, abandoned buildings, other people’s entire lives… Excuse the messy metaphor, but, as you may know, this can be a messy, chaotic way to live.

No doubt, stress is everywhere. But contrary to popular belief, everyone in the world can’t claim to have ADHD. It’s more like 3 to 5 percent of the population, and that’s according to the most conservative of many estimates. The more liberal end of the spectrum says that 10 percent of us have this particular neurological condition.

So is it real, or what?

Spoiler alert: Yes. ADHD is real.

The research, especially in recent years, has made it quite clear that this constellation of symptoms is an inherited, neurological condition. But since I’m not a scientist, and since neuroscientists are probably learning something new about ADHD as I’m writing this, I won’t attempt a detailed explanation of the ADHD brain.

Instead, I’ll draw this picture in very broad strokes.

The brain of a person with ADHD may have a smaller-than-average prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that regulates planning, evaluating, delaying gratification, focusing, doing more than one thing at a time — all those processes we find so challenging. And the connection between the prefrontal cortex and the dopamine receptors appears not to be as efficient as it could be. (Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that controls the brain’s ability to get motivated and experience pleasure, among other nice things.) So, the “reward circuitry” of a person with ADHD may be interrupted, slowed down, otherwise less efficient.

Perhaps to compensate, the limbic system, the primeval part of the brain that perceives threat and acts on adrenaline-the fight, flight or freeze part-seems to be overactive in the ADHD brain. So the nervous, stressed, caveman-running-from-a-mastodon instinct is overactive. And the part that prioritizes and plans ahead is under-active.

That’s how I understand the science of ADHD.

And here’s my interpretive version: The prefrontal cortex of a person with ADHD cannot rest easily or often in the details of life. Because its reward circuitry is interrupted and/or incomplete, there’s no incentive for it to finish what it starts. Instead, it wanders around in search of something shiny, something to galvanize its attention. When it lights up or engages fully, its efficiency can quickly become obsessive. Adding a column of tax figures would not light it up. Working a wickedly difficult Sudoku puzzle just might.

How Does It Feel to Have ADHD?

As those who have lived with, worked with or fallen in love with someone diagnosed with ADHD know, there’s just something different about ADHD-ers. After two decades of observing myself and others, I’ve gotten a pretty clear picture of how it feels to live life with ADHD.

Different. Weird. Out of sync. People who don’t have ADHD, “regular” people, don’t seem to have trouble doing things that strike us as very, very difficult. That could be because at some point in their early to mid-twenties, their non-ADHD brains underwent a maturing process. So, if they simply focus on remembering a task, it’s likely to not get forgotten! (Can you imagine?)

Non-ADHD wisdom is full of trying harder, sucking it up, going back to the old drawing board, pulling yourself up by the bootstraps. These slogans can be very helpful, I hear. Unless you have ADHD-in which case your bootstraps snapped years ago, and you’re still trying to pull yourself up using that invention you almost-but-not-quite got around to patenting, the thing with the pulleys. If only you could remember where you put those drawings…

If you’re part of the three to five percent, your view of the world is skewed, from just about every vantage point. Organization, follow through, vision, clarity, communication — all just a little out of step with what you experience going on around you. You’re constantly thinking of what’s either behind or ahead of where you are right now, ping-ponging backward and forward in time. The ADHD brain seems to shift gears a few beats early. It has trouble settling down in the present, particularly if the present contains a lot of details. There’s a persistent restlessness, a neurological hum. You can’t always commit — to a conversation, a thought, a relationship. You want to commit, but you also feel compelled to fidget or fiddle or pace, just to keep your mind engaged. Someone asks Are you paying attention? You say of course. You hope you are, anyway.

Untreated, unmanaged ADHD is a quick path to neurological chaos.

Prognosis: Good News and Bad News
Now imagine that you not only have the inherited, genetic condition known as ADHD, but a few other strikes against you. Say you’re growing up in poverty, or with a weak family system, or in an educational system that doesn’t have time to understand how best to teach you. Or with mental illness or addiction — in your genes and/or your surroundings. Now the constant misplacing of keys or reading glasses, on top of everything else, can start to feel downright unmanageable. And those are just every day, private annoyances, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, your ADHD isn’t just about you. Other people are affected by the actions of your scattered brain. Maybe sometimes you’d like to live alone, in a vacuum, but it’s not possible. The short version is this: ADHD is no joke, and you ignore it at your peril. Untreated, unmanaged ADHD is a quick path to neurological chaos. It can be more than frustrating to go through life this way. The frustration can morph into serious discouragement. The discouragement can grow into a sense that life is a matter of unrelenting struggle.

But having ADHD can also be very stimulating. It can be fun. I mean it. Imagine a stone skipping across the surface of a lake, and now imagine being that stone! You can’t seem to get below the surface of the water, but what you’re doing feels close to flying, and somehow that heightened sensation feels more normal than risky. You may not know how to plan your day, but you do know how to entertain yourself. That’s a rare skill. Give yourself credit.

ADHD adults are constantly looking for stimulation, whether or not they do it consciously. This can drive their loved ones and bosses crazy, or impress them with out-of-the-box thinking or finding answers that others don’t.

Under the right circumstances, being one of the three to five percent can feel special. You’re a rare jewel, blessed with the ability to see the big picture, while others bog down in daily details. But I wouldn’t get too attached to the buzz you get from this particular feeling, as it tends to be fleeting. And more often, living with ADHD is a series of significant challenges.

So the truth is that there are strikes against you, and it does little good to ignore the truth. On the other hand, if that’s the only angle from which you see your ADHD, it will suck the life right out of you. What I’m saying is this: You have a serious responsibility to come to terms with your brain chemistry.

So how do you do that?

Knowledge is power.

It starts with a diagnosis.

And, we’ll talk about that in the next installment.

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Folks Try A Drunk Driving Simulator And It’s A Total Buzz Kill

This should put the brakes on your happy hour-fueled commutes.

In a BuzzFeed video posted on Wednesday, folks try a drunk driving simulator and arrive at the sobering and obvious conclusion that it’s just plain reckless to get behind the wheel after too many cocktails.

Equipped with weights that impede movement and googles and ear mufflers that impair perception, subjects stumbled through a sobriety field test first. Then while wearing just the goggles, they got behind the wheel. Merely avoiding pylons becomes a monumental task.

People Try A Drunk Driving Simulator

“I can’t believe people drive like this,” one subject said.

We can’t either, but it happens far too often. An average of 28 people a day die in car crashes involving a drunk driver, the CDC noted.

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Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee Just Bragged About Sending This Man To Prison. Now He’s Free.

WASHINGTON — When Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland introduced himself to the country in a Rose Garden address in March, he told the story of one of his first assignments as a federal prosecutor. Garland described how, in the late 1980s, he helped prosecute a violent New York gang that moved to the nation’s capitol, where it “took over a public housing project” and “terrorized” the residents.

One key gang member, Richard Smith, was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years following his conviction in 1989. Smith was supposed to die behind bars. But less than a week after Garland’s White House speech, a federal judge sent the 51-year-old inmate home.

The story of how Smith went from being a federal lifer to walking free is complex — much like the nation’s sentencing laws. Smith was one of the first defendants convicted under the 1988 Anti-Drug Abuse Act, which mandated a life sentence for individuals involved in major drug trafficking rings.

Smith, who was 24 when he was sentenced, was described as a “principal lieutenant” to the ringleader of a drug operation that supplied crack cocaine to dealers who operated out of the Mayfair Mansions housing complex a few miles east of the U.S. Capitol building. He was arrested with a gym bag containing 10 guns — including a firearm that qualified as an automatic weapon, which drastically lengthened his prison term. When he was sentenced, the judge said that he had participated in a kidnapping and shootout, and alleged that he even pointed a gun at a police officer’s chest on one occasion and at an officer’s face on another occasion. 

Smith faced 23 counts, ranging from use of juveniles in drug trafficking to distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base. He was originally convicted on seven counts. Add in a substantial criminal history, and Smith was sentenced to a life term plus additional years. Later appeals and court rulings, including one from a panel that included the future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, vacated some of those convictions, including the enhanced sentence for the machine gun charge.

In 2008, Smith, then being held in a federal prison in Florida, successfully argued for a reduction in his prison term based on new sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine. Even with those reductions, his total sentence was still 33 years, which at that point would have meant he had several more years left behind bars. 

In 2014, the U.S. Sentencing Commission approved a measure allowing federal prisoners to ask the court to retroactively reduce their sentence under a restructuring of the mandatory drug sentencing laws. More than 26,000 federal inmates have had their prison terms reduced as a result of this change, according to the commission’s data.

Smith’s lawyers reached an agreement with the federal government to avoid further litigation over his sentence, which shaved three more years off his time. With credit for not having any infractions while behind bars, he could be released immediately.

Smith was discharged on March 22 of this year, just days after Garland mentioned the case at the White House. 

Smith was initially supposed to go to a halfway house for six months. But because his mother needed help taking care of his disabled brother, he was allowed to head straight home — a situation that a prosecutor acknowledged was unusual.

“This was the first guy who was virtually immediately released,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Barry Wiegand, who is handling sentencing reductions for hundreds of individuals who were sentenced in federal court in the District of Columbia. “At first I wanted a halfway house, because it’s hard for someone to serve years in the pen and then be dropped back on the street. When I came to learn that his mama needed help and he would care for her, I dropped the request.”

Part of the reason the government agreed to the reduced sentencing, Smith’s lawyer Patricia Daus said, was that “people who may have done things in their 20s can mature.”

At the hearing in which he was granted early release, U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle noted that Smith had been locked up “for a long time” and said it’s not easy for prisoners to re-enter society. “I assume you will do fine, but I will be very disappointed if otherwise,” she said.

One of his first priorities will be securing a job, Smith said in an interview after his release. He’s spending time with his daughter and three grandchildren, and helping his mother and brother at their home in the Bronx, where he last set foot in 1988. He’s getting used to everything that changed while he was behind bars — he said his “mind is blown” by smartphones. “When I went in, we just had those big Macintosh computers. Now the screen is smaller … harder for me to see, really,” he said. 

His mother, Lois Smith, said she was shocked to learn that the man who helped send her son away for life had been nominated to the highest court in the land.

“At the time, the government took them and made an example out of them. They got a lot of things wrong. He killed nobody. The time he did is outrageous,” she said. “They’ve had him for half of his life, and I just would like to have him for the rest of my life.”

I’m not mad at him though. It was the guidelines, not him.
Richard Smith speaking about Merrick Garland’s role in his life

President Barack Obama nominated Garland on March 16 to fill the vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. Garland, who currently serves as the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, is seen as a centrist candidate with at least some shot at breaking down Republicans’ resistance to holding a vote or even a hearing on Obama’s choice. Polls show that a majority of Americans believe that the Senate should move forward with Garland’s nomination process — although most don’t know who he is or have an opinion about him.

Some critics have said that as a judge, Garland has sided too often with law enforcement, perhaps because of his time spent as a federal prosecutor. One prominent legal writer argued that Garland is “to the right of Scalia on criminal justice.” He has rarely voted to overturn a criminal conviction and often gives prosecutors and police the benefit of the doubt.

As Smith’s own journey illustrates, there has been a shift in the nation’s thinking about the type of harsh sentencing laws that were used against him nearly three decades ago. Congress has been considering reducing the length of certain mandatory minimum sentences for federal drug crimes, amidst increasing recognition that the sentence’s length is not as much of a deterrent as its certainty, as well as the fact that older individuals are much less likely to commit crimes. 

Smith said he does not hold a grudge against Garland.

“I’m not mad at him though. It was the guidelines, not him,” Smith said. “It wasn’t about the conviction. It was about moving along with the guidelines and the war on drugs.”

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

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Warning: This Mother’s Day Surprise Will Have You Sobbing

We all know that grandmas are proud people, and mostly what they are proud of are their sons and daughters and grandkids — even if they don’t get to see them as often as they would like.

Enbridge Gas Company in Canada arranged a Mother’s Day surprise for a group of grandmas who live in an assisted care facility in Moncton, Canada. The women were told they were being videoed for a documentary about motherhood. We don’t want to spoil it for you, but just have a box of tissues handy before you hit play. 

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Concussions Can Hurt Your Sleep Far Longer Than Experts Thought

Doctors have long known that sleep trouble is common in the first few months after a concussion or other traumatic brain injury. But a study published last week in the journal Neurology found that problems with sleeping can actually last a lot longer and might even be permanent.

Eighteen months later, people who have had a traumatic brain injury may need up to an hour more of sleep per night compared with healthy individuals, according to the new study. Moreover, those who had suffered a brain injury significantly underestimated their own daytime sleepiness and sleep needs, study co-author Lucas Imbach told The Huffington Post.

“Despite the fact that sleep lab examinations revealed marked sleepiness and increased sleep need, [patients who’d had traumatic brain injuries] did not feel any more sleepy than healthy people,” said Imbach, a senior physician in the Clinical Research Priority Program on Sleep and Health in the Department of Neurology at Switzerland’s University Hospital Zurich.

Previous work by Imbach and his colleagues showed that sleep problems could last as long as six months after brain injury, but these are the first data that compared patients’ sleep a year and a half down the road with sleep patterns in healthy individuals. 

Two-thirds of patients still had excessive daytime sleepiness.

The researchers followed up with 31 patients 18 months after they had suffered a traumatic brain injury and asked them about any changes in their sleep habits, levels of daytime sleepiness and fatigue. The patients also wore actigraphs (wristwatch-like bands that measure sleep) for two weeks, which tracked how long it took them to fall asleep at night and how long they slept overall. And they spent one night in a sleep lab so that researchers could more fully observe them.

The researchers followed up with 31 patients 18 months after they had suffered a traumatic brain injury 

For comparison purposes, 42 healthy individuals with no history of traumatic brain injury or sleep disorders were asked the same questions and had the same sleep assessments taken.

Data from the actigraphs revealed that the individuals who’d had brain injuries slept an average of 8.1 hours every day, while the healthy individuals slept an average of 7.1 hours.

To objectively determine daytime sleepiness, researchers used what is called a multiple sleep latency test, which measures if and how long individuals take to fall asleep in a quiet environment with their eyes closed.

“Individuals should be able to stay awake for 20 minutes,” Imbach said. A person who drops off in eight minutes or less is categorized as having excessive daytime sleepiness — which was the case for 67 percent of the patients with brain injuries compared to only 19 percent of the healthy individuals.

Patients critically underestimated their own sleep problems.

Yet when asked to self-assess, the healthy and the injured groups gave similar answers to questions about how long they slept, how sleepy they felt throughout the day and how fatigued they felt throughout the day.

It was that last finding that really caught the eye of Chris Giza, director of the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSport Program, who was not involved with the study. “One thing that is a little surprising,” he said, “is that the objective measures of disrupted sleep showed differences after [traumatic brain injury], but the subjects themselves underestimated their sleep disturbances.”

Patients do typically get screened for sleep trouble after brain injury — but probably not systematically or often enough.
Chris Giza of the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSport Program

He noted that patients “do typically get screened for sleep trouble after brain injury — but probably not systematically or often enough.” Plus, most checklists only ask about a few sleep-related symptoms and the new findings suggest that patients might be underestimating their actual post-injury sleep troubles anyway, he said, which could mean that a lot of problems go unnoticed.

What is concerning is that poor sleep can contribute to many other impairments related to brain injury, Giza added. “Attention, cognition and mood can all be adversely affected by inadequate sleep.”

Because the Swiss study was relatively small, he said, it’s too early to make sweeping generalizations for the larger population. “But it warrants careful consideration in practice,” Giza said.

Sleep trouble did not depend on the severity of brain injury.

The study’s findings of persistent sleep trouble were consistent across patients with mild and severe brain injuries — a result that leads to more questions.

It might mean that these types of injuries, regardless of severity, actually cause damage to a part of the brain that helps control sleep, Imbach explained. But that’s just a theory, and he said the current study was “not designed to unravel the underlying mechanism of post-traumatic sleep-wake disturbances.”

More research is needed, he said, to understand what is happening in the traumatized brain that causes these sleep problems and whether that damage is truly permanent.

Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Huffington Post includes an editor’s note on all stories related to Donald Trump.

It says Trump “regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.”

The key charges are all linked to stories that detail many examples.

Yet millions of Americans have voted for Trump, and many millions more intend to do the same.

Aren’t those people bothered by Trump’s expressed opinions? Do they really want a racist, woman-shaming, xenophobic purveyor of political violence to be their commander in chief? Why do they like this guy?

Or are liberals (and three-quarters of women in the country) just wrong-headed, misguided and deceived by the media and their own lying eyes and ears?

HuffPost ventured out to a recent Trump rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to ask them, and the answers turned out to be more complicated, more illuminating and perhaps more disturbing than either Trump haters or his supporters themselves would likely admit.

Yes, the anger, hate and fear is all there. But it’s far from universal. In fact, Trump boosters expressed a broad variety of opinions about some of Trump’s more eyebrow-raising comments, with some in the long line outside of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex explicitly denouncing some of the oddly complected magnate’s statements.

“Any time you use the word ‘all,’ that’s a very wrong statement,” said Zach Tidmore, of Annville, Pennsylvania, when asked about Trump’s statements about Mexican immigrants and his desire to ban Muslims from the country. “You can’t use language like that. He should really change his wording around to a maybe small percentage, to put it in reality more than some of the stuff he has said. Some of the stuff he has said is very bad.”

Many other Trump backers basically agreed with Trump, but also thought he should be a little more nuanced.

“I’m not sure about that phrase — banning all Muslims. They’re not all bad,” said Raymond Wilt, of Hanover, Pennsylvania. “Go through the legal system. Let’s see if they are legally, honest Muslims.”

Others sounded just as adamant and inflammatory as Trump, denouncing the same groups as he does, and accusing them of undermining America.

“He don’t want the Muslims here, that’s fine with me. They kill our people. I don’t want them here either. I’m an American, I have a family, I don’t want them here. Let them stay in their own countries,” said Bob Getchey, of Shamokin, Pennsylvania, who was equally adamant about Mexican immigrants.

He agreed with the substance of Trump’s positions in just about every case, but he felt Trump’s reported words said less about Trump’s views, and more about the press.

“I don’t think he hates women at all. I think the media causes all that,” Getchey said. “He gets the best-looking women. I don’t see how they hate him.”

Part of supporters’ embrace of Trump seems to come from an inability or unwillingness to hear the intent of critics with whom they disagree, especially the Black Lives Matter activists who are routinely escorted from Trump rallies. Trump acolytes simply don’t hear a plea to address historic and ongoing inequality and brutality affecting African Americans; they hear an assault against their own lives.

Jeffrey Wright, of Souderton, Pennsylvania, understood that he would probably be called a racist if he launched a White Lives Matter movement, but he didn’t really see why the same should not be said of Black Lives Matter. His answer to the idea that Black Lives Matter activists were not interested in tearing down white Americans but in alleviating injustices, was to accuse them of using inflammatory methods.

“Well, then they need to be educated in a proper way of how to say that, so that they don’t incite riots and violence and hatred and killing police and attacking police, which is what they do,” Wright said.

Like Wright, other Trump backers saw racism as a bad thing, but didn’t see it in their own actions or Trump’s.

Chris Burns, of Warrington, Pennsylvania, allowed that black Americans were not wrong to feel the way they do, but still agreed with Trump’s most common answer to the protesters — albeit Burns offered it with a much kinder, more understanding tone.

“All lives do matter. Black lives matter, white lives matter. I think people matter,” said Burns, who was wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with “We The People Matter.” “That’s what makes our country great — that we live in a diverse, amazing country.”

Much of the commentary on why Trump is succeeding focuses on his pull with white, lower-income voters in states like Pennsylvania and Indiana, where manufacturing jobs have been vanishing and wages have been stagnating for decades.

Such people are especially primed to respond to demagogic appeals such as those of Trump, the reasoning goes, as they’ve been egged on for decades by the GOP.

Indeed, Getchey grew increasingly fervent in praising Trump and blaming outsiders as he described what’s happened in his community of Shamokin, in central Pennsylvania’s fading coal region.

“There are so many people without jobs where I come from. The coal is done. We only have one factory in a town of 19,000 people. We’re dying a slow death,” Getchey said. “For 20 years, the politicians didn’t do nothing to save our community. And we’re dying. He’s our only hope. If he can’t do it, America’s done.”

Yet the other people in line appeared to come from all walks of life, and many had much more positive outlooks on life. Raymond Wilt said he’d recently returned from Orlando, Florida, where he has a second home. Burns said he’d been homeless a decade ago, but felt he was doing well managing a restaurant.

Tidmore, a 21-year-old college student who was one of the few not wearing one of Trump’s “Make America Great” old-man golfer caps, was unreserved in his zeal for the nation.

“I think America is a very great country. I’m happy to be a citizen here. I really like living here. I would not want to live in another nation on earth besides America,” he said.

There were a couple of common themes to emerge from all the people HuffPost interviewed.

Almost universally, they were tired of what they saw as dishonesty coming from politicians on both sides of the aisle.

“We need an outsider. We need somebody who’s going to get in there and not have all the obligations to the special interests,” said Tracey Knocht, of Carlisle. “We need somebody who’s going to be for what the people want.”

“I want someone who’s here for the country, and not for themselves or their own political party,” Ben Hauer, of Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, who would have preferred Rand Paul if the Kentucky senator were still in the race. “I like Trump because he’s not in the pocket of lobbyists.”

They are fundamentally tired of politicians who talk endlessly but can’t seem to cut cleanly through all the problems the country faces, and perhaps the most striking commonality among the Trump faithful is a belief that the billionaire would be a strong leader who could.

“Trump is an inspiration. He doesn’t take any crap from anyone,” said Zach Hurd, of East Berlin, Pennsylvania, a 21-year-old who wore American-flag-painted glasses but was at a loss to explain how his life was suffering. Nevertheless, he was responding to the strongman appeal of Trump. “A country’s leader is what defines people’s respect worldwide.”

“I really feel he can make America proud and strong, so we can proudly say we’re proud to be an American, born in the USA, and feel that sense of patriotism, sense of pride and sense of being a real American,” said Adam Richter, 75, of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.

According to a recent analysis by political consultant Matthew MacWilliams, a leaning toward authoritarian personality traits is the greatest single predictor of support for Trump. And while such sentiments are more prevalent among Republicans, enough Democrats and independents exist who express authoritarian views that there’s a path to victory for Trump, or someone like him, in a general election, despite what polls say at this stage.

Perhaps what liberals should be most concerned about is not the comments that Trump voters make about race, foreigners and women, but the underlying reasons why they still like him, even when they think the liberals might be right.

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Where Do Our Mental Maps Lead Us Astray?

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This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by providing research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns.

So imagine you are driving on autopilot, as we all do much of the time. Suddenly the car in front of you cuts you off quite unexpectedly. You slam your brakes and feel scared and indignant. Maybe you flash your lights or honk your horn at the other car. What’s your gut feeling about the other driver? I know my first reaction is that the driver is rude and obnoxious.

Now imagine a different situation. You’re driving on autopilot, minding your own business, and you suddenly realize you need to turn right at the next intersection. You quickly switch lanes and suddenly hear someone behind you honking their horn. You now realize that there was someone in your blind spot and you forgot to check it in the rush to switch lanes. So you cut them off pretty badly. Do you feel that you are a rude driver? The vast majority of us do not. After all, we did not deliberately cut that car off, we just failed to see the driver. Or let’s imagine another situation: say your friend hurt herself and you are rushing her to the emergency room. You are driving aggressively, cutting in front of others. Are you a rude driver? Not generally. You’re merely doing the right thing for the situation.

So why do we give ourselves a pass, while attributing an obnoxious status to others? Why does our gut always make us out to be the good guys, and other people bad guys? Clearly, there is a disconnect between our gut reaction and reality here. It turns out that this pattern is not a coincidence. Basically, our immediate gut reaction attributes the behavior of others to their personality and not to the situation in which the behavior occurs. The scientific name for this type of error in thinking and feeling is called the fundamental attribution error, also called the correspondence bias. So if we see someone behaving rudely, we immediately and intuitively feel that this person IS rude. We don’t automatically stop to consider whether an unusual situation may cause someone to act this way. With the driver example, maybe the person who cut you off did not see you. Or maybe they were driving their friend to the emergency room. But that’s not what our automatic reaction tells us. On the other hand, we attribute our own behavior to the situation, and not our personality. Much of the time, we feel like we have valid explanations for our actions.

Learning about the fundamental attribution error helped me quite a bit. I became less judgmental about others. I realized that the people around me were not nearly as bad as my gut feelings immediately and intuitively assumed. This decreased my stress levels, and I gained more peace and calm. Moreover, I realized that my intuitive self-evaluation is excessively positive and that in reality I am not quite the good guy as my gut reaction tells me. Additionally, I realized that those around me who are unaware of this thinking and feeling error, are more judgmental of me than my intuition suggested. So I am striving to be more mindful and thoughtful about the impression I make on others.

The fundamental attribution error is one of many problems in our natural thinking and feeling patterns. It is certainly very helpful to learn about all of these errors, but it’s hard to focus on avoiding all of them in our daily life. A more effective strategy for evaluating reality more intentionally to have more clarity and thus gain greater agency is known as “map and territory.” This strategy involves recognizing the difference between the mental map of the world that we have in our heads and the reality of the actual world as it exists – the territory.

For myself, internalizing this concept has not been easy. It’s been painful to realize that my understanding of the world is by definition never perfect, as my map will never match the territory. At the same time, this realization was strangely freeing. It made me recognize that no one is perfect, and that I do not have to strive for perfection in my view of the world. Instead, what would most benefit me is to try to refine my map to make it more accurate. This more intentional approach made me more willing to admit to myself that though I intuitively and emotionally feel something is right, I may be mistaken. At the same time, the concept of map and territory makes me really optimistic, because it provides a constant opportunity to learn and improve my assessment of the situation. Others to whom I taught this concept in videotaped workshops for Intentional Insights also benefitted from learning about both the fundamental attribution error and the idea of map and territory. One workshop participant wrote in an anonymous feedback form: “with relation to the fundamental attribution error, it can give me a chance to keep a more open mind. Which will help me to relate to others more, and view a different view of the “map” in my head.”

Questions to consider:

  • What do you think of the concept of map and territory?
  • How can it be used to address the fundamental attribution error?
  • Where can the notion of map and territory help you in your life?
  • What challenges might arise in applying this concept, and how can these challenges be addressed?
  • What plan can you make and what specific steps can you take to internalize these strategies?

Bio: Dr. Gleb Tsipursky runs a nonprofit that helps you reach your goals using science to build an altruistic and flourishing world, Intentional Insights, authored Find Your Purpose Using Science among other books, and regular contributes to prominent venues; and is a tenure-track professor at Ohio State. Consider signing up to the Intentional Insights newsletter; volunteering; donating; buying merchandise; and/or support him personally on Patreon. Get in touch with him at gleb@intentionalinsights.org.

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How to Get Out of a Funk in Three Simple Steps

Lately I’ve been bogged down with work. A good thing, because I love my work! And at the same time I get a little bummed because I’m spending less quality time with my little daughter. I never thought I would miss changing a diaper, but I actually went an entire day without changing Evi’s diaper because I didn’t see her much that day. I felt a little sad and disconnected.

But before I ask you to break out the tiny violins for me…

Change is a part of growing, and growing is what I’m doing. I’m experiencing growing pains and my tendency is to fall into a funk when dealing with significant progress. This is my brain’s way of keeping me safe and in the same place without adjustments because adjustments are uncomfortable and scary.

Knowing this, I’m able to recognize my low period, identify the cause and then handle the differences in a way that works for me. So one of the things I have to do is pull myself out so I don’t get stuck. Here are my three go-to steps to reverse the mood so I can feel better and move forward:

1. Choose happiness & recognize gratitude. Or in other words – be proactively optimistic! This means aggressively choosing positive thoughts and outlooks. It’s about finding the silver lining in experiences know matter what, and believing that every occurrence has something to offer. Look for things to be happy about.

Fortunately I did my gratitude journal years ago and the payoff is that gratitude pops up as a default for me several times a day. During times when I feel low, I open up my consciousness to the random gratitude that presents itself. I spend a little more time with those thoughts and try to feel it fully before I let it go. This step has proven to be very helpful in lifting my mood immediately. (If you haven’t done the Gratitude Journal, start today)!

2. Deal with the fear. For me, it’s fear that I’m dealing with nine times out of ten. While being optimistic is a quick bandage to stay afloat and out of a depression, the next step is to deal with the actual feeling that’s going on. It could be fear, anger, sadness or other lousy feelings. I like to get to the root of what’s going on, get it into perspective and resolve it as best as possible.

3. Look to the future. As they say: this too shall pass. A low mood will not last forever. I like to visualize where I’ll be when I climb out of the other side of my min-depression. What will change? What will be better? What will I look like, behave like, sound like? Envisioning a better ‘me’ gives me hope for what lies beyond the funk and confidence to know that I will be ok.

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Life With an Aging Dog

My Boston Terrier, Ma’amie, is 14.5 years old. If you know about dogs, then you know that this is actually quite old for a Boston Terrier. Up until a year ago, it was difficult to guess her age. Yes, she went prematurely grey, but she’s been an athlete her whole life, and her passion for the tennis ball fueled her energy.

About a year ago, her eyesight started to deteriorate. Her arthritis flared up. We started her on medicine for incontinence issues. We changed her diet to stave off the renal failure that showed up in her blood work. Suddenly, my good girl, my athlete, was old.

And it sucked.

But it’s inevitable. I’ve been mentally preparing for this inevitability for many years. Too many years. It’s a thing called anticipatory grief, and I was relieved to discover I am not the only one who has experienced it. When I get in a funk, when I sink into nostalgia thinking about the bygone days of chasing tennis balls into the ocean, I have to remind myself that she is not wasting any time reminiscing about the old days. She isn’t depressed over old memories. She’s okay spending her days getting scratched, getting her ears rubbed, and going on walks with her family. And though she has some rough days, so far they are few and far between.

So we are lucky, blessed that she is doing okay at 14.5. For so many years I’ve been mentally and emotionally preparing for my dog’s demise. I’ve shed tears, expressed my fears, and I’ve persevered, knowing that life does not exist without death.

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What I did not prepare for, what has blindsided me in these past few months, is her transition into senility. This possibility did not occur to me, so I’ve been caught off guard. Sometimes her senility is amusing; we watch her get up and go into the other room and then she forgets why she got up in the first place. We call her name from five feet away and she stares at the wall. It’s silly, and we chuckle and go to her and shower love. Other times it is far from amusing, when I realize that the connection we’ve shared for 14.5 years is slowly being frayed, chewed apart by the senility monster who has no qualms with destroying our heart line. In the past, Ma’amie found a way to lock eyes with me across any room or space. If we were in a giant dog park, somehow we would make contact across the field. She had a way of checking in with me, of always acknowledging that she knew where I was, and that she knew that I knew where she was, and the acknowledgement comforted us both.

Now, my eyes will seek hers and find nothing. I will look at her across the hall and be unable to tell if she even notices my presence. This doesn’t happen all the time, but it happens enough for it to hurt. I know part of it has to do with her deteriorating eyesight, but most of it has to do with her deteriorating brain. That connection that I’ve cherished for 14 years is no longer at the forefront of her mind. Before, when I would be upset, she would hover and invade my personal space in an attempt to assuage my pain. Somehow she always knew when I was sad, and she felt it her duty to cheer me up or to at least make sure I was okay. I don’t know that she has that same empathy now.

All of my anticipatory grief did not prepare me for this severed connection. Let me re-phrase, because it isn’t severed yet, though I know it will be soon. Right now it is fraying, splitting, coming apart fast on some days and holding steady on others. And it is heartbreaking. Life with an aging dog will break your heart. I am so grateful for the years I’ve spent with the Good Girl, and I will cherish this last year with her, even though it has been difficult. I can repay her for all of those years she looked after me.

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5 Tips to Feel Up on Down Days

Let’s face it–some days are better than others.

Our very bad day might be due to our health, our work, or even the weather, but having a difficult day is still a fact. And how we respond to those down days is extremely important.

In the past, I remember thinking that when I felt down or under the weather, there was something wrong with me. I was under the mistaken impression that I needed to feel good all the time. It felt as though that expectation created a lot of pressure in my life–until I realized that nobody could expect to be blissfully happy every day.

So I started paying attention to those down times and noticed that each time I came out of a lull, I ended up with a clearer vision and a new zest for life that I didn’t have before. Having the occasional down day turned out to be okay–it served a purpose.

The lows of life are as important as the highs. They are times of reflection, gathering information, comparing and contrasting thoughts and feelings, and refreshing our perspective. Think of it like sleeping. When you sleep, your body restores and heals itself. When you wake, you usually feel refreshed and renewed.

Having a down day? Here are some tips to help lift your spirits:

1. Listen to good music. Playwright William Congreve wrote in The Mourning Bride, “Musick has charms to soothe a savage breast,” (often misquoted as, “Music has charms to soothe the savage beast,”) and rightfully so. The calming and healing powers of music have been documented throughout the centuries.

2. Connect with someone. Go out for lunch or coffee; pick up the phone, chat, IM, text–whatever you like–just connect with a friend or family member. Sometimes just talking to someone can lift your mood, even if it’s only for a few minutes.

3. Read a book or watch a movie. Pick up a new book or re-read a favorite; leaf through one of those magazines stacked on your coffee table; or surf Netflix and find a good movie. Healthy distractions can bring quick relief on those challenging days.

4. Walk in nature. Go outside and take a nice long walk. Besides the exercise and fresh air for your body, walking can also be restorative for the mind. Allow your troubles to take a break and just enjoy moving and breathing.

5. Focus on what you have. Gratitude always brings relief, and giving thanks for what we already have is something we can do at any time, anywhere. Things could always be worse.

Life isn’t about being perfect; life is about being present. Embrace the down times. Embrace the days we don’t feel so great, for in those days, we are internally realigning ourselves with what we really want. And when we start moving back into alignment, better balance is near.

Read more tips about keeping a positive perspective in 21 Days to Better Balance, or one of Michael’s other books at michaelsunnarborg.com/books

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