More and more, runners are using headphones to drown out the distractions in their heads to push them through a run. That’s according to a 2016 survey conducted by Runner’s World, with 61 percent of runners polled saying they listen to something while on the run, and 82 percent of those runners jamming to their favorite music. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Even though the statistics suggest more runners are training and running with music, there are still purists who consider it sacrilege. (According to the same survey, 27 percent of runners think you should ditch earbuds when on the roads.) This conversation has been happening since the invention of the Walkman.Over time, research and experience has been able to piece together some positives and negatives of running with headphones that may help you decide whether to tune in or tune out. Here are three reasons you may want to put some earbuds in for your next run, and three arguments against cranking up the … [Read more...] about Should You Listen to Music While Running?
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Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here. In an early morning tweet exactly one year and 77 days into his presidency, Donald Trump on Sunday finally criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin by name.Story Continued Below It took a chemical weapons attack in Syria by Putin’s ally (“Animal Assad,” in Trumpian twitter-speak) and gruesome pictures of dead children to prompt the criticism. But the belated rebuke of Putin was short and cryptic enough that it seemed to underscore the strange mystery of why Trump, while allowing his government to pursue an increasingly confrontational series of policies aimed at countering Russia, has never publicly disavowed his oft-stated admiration for the strongman leader who ordered his spies to intervene in the U.S. election on Trump’s behalf. Tweet or no tweet, as Trump now contemplates a retaliatory strike on Putin’s Syrian partner, it’s more clear than ever that Russia … [Read more...] about Trump vs Putin? Time to Be ‘Scared’
You're not alone: That's the message these celebrities hope to spread by speaking out about mental illnesses. Lena Dunham, Demi Lovato and Emma Watson and other celebrities are aiming to help break mental health stigmas. Whether they've revealed firsthand experiences or discussed the need for healthcare improvements in the nation, they've become inspirations to those battling their own demons. Read what these stars have said about dealing with anxiety, depression and other issues. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is encouraging his fans struggling with depression to open up about their experiences and seek help to help prevent suicides. The actor revealed on Twitter on April 2, 2018, that he struggled with depression himself after witnessing his mother attempt to take her own life. "Depression never discriminates," the 45-year-old actor wrote. "Took me a long time to realize it but the key is to not be afraid to open up. Especially us dudes have a tendency to … [Read more...] about Celebrities on mental illness: Demi Lovato, Lena Dunham, more speak out to break stigmas
Story highlights After tragedies, parents struggle with what to tell their children Parenting experts say the age and temperament of a child is a key factor in the decision Reassurance is one of the most important things a parent can provide, experts say Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. Read her other columns, and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. (CNN)After horrific events like shootings or attacks by terrorists, parents are faced with this dilemma: What do I tell my kids? How can I talk to them about something so senseless and indiscriminate? About something that we can't make sense of ourselves? "It's important to explain to children the rarity of these events," said Dr. Gail Saltz, who has been in private practice as a psychiatrist for more than 20 years and serves as a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell School of Medicine. … [Read more...] about How to talk to kids about tragic events
(Natural News) What has become remarkably clear to nearly everyone is that Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo and other tech giants now operate as radical left-wing censorship regimes that selectively “shadow ban” and oppress conservative ideas. Tech giants have been infiltrated by left-wing “cultists” who literally believe that they have the right to suppress and destroy any speech with which they disagree. This is all pursued under the banner of “social justice” and “equality,” of course, because to a deranged Leftist, “equality” means only hearing one side of any given debate.The systematic censorship of independent media and conservative ideas by tech giants now threatens the very future of our society by turning the entire internet into one giant left-wing “thought bubble” where only the conforming, obedient, deranged ideas of left-wing cultists are allowed to be shared or broadcast. Far worse than … [Read more...] about Health Ranger calls for First Amendment to be expanded to the online world: Vindictive censorship must be STOPPED