Kindness to Others Is Kindness to Self—It’s Science!

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Today’s One Nice Thing is also science news:  This article titled “Not so random acts: Science finds that being kind pays off” by Seth Borenstein (science professor at New York University and science writer for the Associated Press). Borenstein opens with “Research shows that acts of kindness make us feel better and healthier. Kindness is […]

Rest in Power, Representative John Lewis

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CBS news shared a video of Representative John Lewis crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge one final time. This is the bridge in Selma, Alabama that Lewis, Martin Luther King Jr., and other civil rights activists crossed on Sunday, March 7, 1965, and were beaten and teargassed by police. When asked by Rita Braver during an […]

There Ain’t No Cure for the Summertime Blues

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(The title for this post comes from this song by Eddie Cochran, which was also covered by Blue Cheer and The Who, among others.) Seasonal Affective Disorder, aka “SAD” (it doesn’t work out so perfectly on other languages, though) is generally thought of as the blues that hit people in winter, when it’s cold and […]

Resilience: Artwork and Inspiration

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The 23rd International Aids (Virtual) Conference commissioned an artwork series entitled “Profiles in Resilience“, which you can see on their website. This piece in particular stood out for me, both because of the image and the quote from Erika Castellanos, Director of Programmes at Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE): “For me, resilience is not […]

Shower Thoughts—Captured!

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It’s a bit of a popular joke that we humans have our best ideas in the shower, where it’s impossible to write them down. There are multiple blogs that are based on sharing thoughts from the shower (varying from mildly amusing to quite insightful). And it has a basis in reality—when we’re in the shower, […]

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