Jerry Brown’s Concerns Reflect Hillary Clinton’s Vulnerability

Governor Jerry Brown has signed another California budget essentially along the lines he proposed, once again thwarting the designs of some legislative Democrats for expansive new and renewed programs. Not that Brown hasn’t had some expansive programs of his own, especially in education, health care, energy and the environment, and new infrastructure for a sustainable new economy.

“This solid budget makes responsible investments in California and sets aside billions of dollars to prepare for the next recession,” Brown declared in a signing statement.

That last is the tell, the reminder of why Brown has been loathe to restore a number of social welfare programs which he and predecessor Arnold Schwarzenegger cut back in the period in which the now four-term governor inherited a $ 27 billion state budget deficit. Why not? Because they’re the sorts of programs that grow and grow. And Brown is more convinced than ever that the next economic downturn is already on its way.

This, despite the fact that California’s economy during Brown’s governorship has grown into in the world, trailing only those of China, the US as a whole, India, Japan, and Germany.

Russia? Just behind California. Britain? Back in 11th place, even before the exit from the European Union which continues to roil the world economic landscape (and has just turned into a real-life ‘House of Cards’ in both the Conservative and Labour Parties).

Brown, who has continually, in the view of many analysts, low-balled California revenue forecasts, even doubled his new state budget rainy day fund. Though of course any big downturn will probably require significant future budget cuts. That’s the only actual “spending limit,” as I’ve noted with regard to other governors, which works in a democratic society, and is well within the broad constitutional powers of the California governorship.

Brown’s longstanding and growing concern about an economic downturn reflects one of the key eventualities that could lead to the defeat of the Democrat he ended up successfully backing earlier this month in the California primary, former Secretary of State of Hillary Clinton.

Despite a month of woe, the execrable de facto Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump only trails Clinton by, on average, a mid-single digit margin.

The continued danger of a Trump presidency, which if anything has increased again in the wake of Brexit, added a sense of urgency to Brown’s hosting of the first ever Clean Energy Ministerial held in the US. Brown hosted what has become an annual summit of major world energy ministers in his home town San Francisco a few days before the California primary.

The two-time runner-up for the Democratic presidential nomination also created a second global organization on renewable energy and climate change, the Subnational Clean Energy Ministerial, representing subnational governments in key energy-producing nations. office/2016/06/02/fact-sheet-us-hosts-worlds-energy-ministers-scale-clean-energy-and-drive

Trump is a notorious climate change denier who has vowed to push an energy strategy which would take America back — though hardly in the way he meant it last week when he appropriated Brown’s 1992 presidential campaign slogan — at least half a century, relying on coal and other fossil fuels to the extent that the cooking of the planet would not only not be reversed, it would be accelerated.

Clinton, in sharp contrast, has committed to major steps forward along the renewable energy path that California is blazing into the future.

Brown also just wrote a powerful article in the New York Review of Books, discussing former Defense Secretary William Perry’s new book, ‘My Journey At the Nuclear Brink.’

In it, Brown says that Perry, a defense technology insider for more than half a century, “As much as anyone, is aware of the ways, secret and public, that technical innovation, private profit and tax dollars, civilian gadgetry and weapons of mass destruction, satellite technology, computers, and ever-expanding surveillance are interconnected. But he now uses this dark knowledge in an effort to reverse the deadly arms race in which he had such a pivotal role.”

As it happens, Clinton takes a more conventional view, and, among other things, has long backed the NATO expansionism which has alarmed Russia since the ’90s and may drive a new nuclear arms race as Brown and Perry point out. I’ll have more on this going forward.

Trump, however, has views on nuclear weapons which are frankly terrifying.

He blithely recommends an increase in nuclear proliferation and has spoken of using nuclear weapons as though they are just another military option, holding out the prospect of nuking the terrorists of Isis. In the American system, the president has quite stunning and immediate direct power over the nuclear button.

If Hillary Clinton is elected, there’s room for debate and improvement on nuclear weapons along the lines advocated by Perry, Brown, and others.

But if Trump is elected, there can be nothing but opposition to a profoundly dangerous mindset and temperament. And perhaps prayerful hopes for the best.

In which case Brown’s Jesuit background might come in handy.

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Why Having Dinner With An Ex Is A Bad Idea (Except In Fiction)

Anyone who writes fiction will tell you: Misunderstandings are storytelling gold. Shakespeare used them for both comic and tragic effect. So did Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and J.K. Rowling. I often build an entire plot around a misunderstanding I establish in the first few pages of a novel.

In real life, misunderstandings are less entertaining. They can lead to confusion, anger, and tears. This is never more true than in romantic relationships, especially a new relationship that begins in midlife. What works in a romantic comedy–the cute meet at the beginning followed by the stormy breakup in the middle that leads to the happily ever after–often falls flat in real life when the first misunderstanding arises.

Because here’s the thing about modern relationships: In many cases, there are former boyfriends, girlfriends, and even ex-spouses who are not Disney villains. Some are pretty darn nice. And what about all those interesting people you met during the months, or years, of online dating?

What do we do with the people from our past to avoid misunderstandings in our current relationships?

Most of us would probably agree that a candlelight dinner with an ex is a bad idea. But what about a casual dinner or lunch? Researchers at Cornell University discovered that sharing a meal with an ex-partner elicits more sexual jealousy from a current significant partner, male or female, than does an interaction that does not involve eating.

“Eating seems to be viewed as more intimate than just talking or drinking coffee with another person,” says Dr. Kevin Kniffin, a behavioral scientist and co-author of the Cornell study.

Okay, so what about coffee? What about Irish coffee? What about the Irish guy you dated casually and platonically over coffee? Do you maintain contact with him in person? By phone? Online? Not at all? How do we balance our desire to be kind to the people from our past with our greater desire to be wonderful partners in our current relationships?

“Attachment theory offers a really good framework for approaching this,” says Dr. Heike Winterheld, a social psychologist at Washington University who studies close relationships. “It’s important to understand that many people have attachment insecurity because their emotional needs weren’t reliably or completely met by early caregivers. In a new relationship, you bring your old attachment history with you.”

According to Dr. Winterheld, attachment insecurity generally takes two forms. Adults who had inconsistent care as children may feel anxious and overreact when they feel insecure in a relationship. Other people who were forced to be overly self-reliant as children may avoid or deny their feelings.

So when it comes to lunch dates with exes, it’s often: “What?! You’re having lunch together? Are we breaking up?” Or, “Go ahead. Have lunch. Have dinner. Have fun, dear.”

There is a healthy middle ground, says Dr. Winterheld. “Learning to calmly and openly express your concerns in a non-accusatory way is possible. Pay attention to your attachment pattern and learn the attachment needs and expectations of your partner.”

As always, communication is the key. Here are a few questions to get the conversation started:

  • How will we respond if a former partner asks us to pet sit or bring in the mail during vacation?
  • What if my ex is scheduled for a minor procedure in the hospital and wants me to be there to lend moral support?
  • Let’s say your ex has always relied on you to help with taxes, holiday shopping, or financial advice. Would you continue to help? Or is it better to say, “I’m not the right person for that job anymore.”
  • Will we continue to provide former partners with free IT support? Proofreading services? Access to our Netflix account?
  • What if someone you met online and dated briefly and platonically wants to have lunch or dinner, “just to catch up”?
  • Will we respond to every email and text from everyone we’ve ever dated? Or should we limit communication and even ignore some messages to avoid sending mixed signals about our availability?

There are no right or wrong answers here. In the end, it’s a question of what we can do–and not do–to make our current partner feel loved and secure.

“Attachment insecurity is common,” says Dr. Winterheld. “I’ve never met a person who didn’t relate to one attachment disorder or the other. Therapy can help, but if it’s a mild attachment disorder, just learning about it can sometimes do the trick.”

You might also want to make a list of what’s exclusively yours as a couple. Cordon off those special things with a velvet rope to protect them and the relationship. You might also consider keeping your list private. After all, one of the nicest things about being in a relationship is the fact that some things are reserved for two, just like the best table in a romantic restaurant.

Kate Klise is an award-winning author of 30 books, including In the Bag (William Morrow), a romantic comedy of errors set in the digital age. Read more at www.kateklise.com.

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Trump Amps Up His Call For Torture: ‘We’re Going To Have To Do Things That Are Unthinkable’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee and ardent waterboarding supporter Donald Trump wants America to be much tougher on suspected terrorists. So tough, in fact, that we must to do “the unthinkable” when it comes to prisoner interrogation, he said Thursday.

Trump, during an interview with New Hampshire’s NH1, was asked about his calls to reinstate waterboarding following Tuesday’s attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport that killed at least 44 people. Trump has enthusiastically endorsed tactics now widely regarded as torture, and has discounted recent criticism from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who said the interrogation technique “was not the American way.

“Well it’s not the American way to have heads chopped off and have people drowning in steel changes,” Trump said, presumably referring to videos released by the Islamic State that show such execution methods. “And so we can have a our disagreements, but we’re going to have to get much tougher as a country. We’re going to have to be a lot shaper and we’re going to have to do things that are unthinkable almost.

“Unthinkable, when you look at what’s happening to us, when you look at what’s going on in this country and throughout the world and we don’t want, you know they’re allowed to cut off heads and they’re allowed to chop off heads and we can’t waterboard. So people can have disagreements, but I feel we have to get much, much, stronger, tougher and smarter.”

Hours after the Istanbul attack, Trump called for the need to fight “fire with fire” in the battle against terrorism. On waterboarding, he said, “I like it a lot. I don’t think it’s tough enough.”

Terrorists “probably think we’re weak, we’re stupid, we don’t know what we’re doing, we have no leadership,” he told a crowd in Ohio.

A day later, McCain a former prisoner of war — said such a position is “not the United States of America. It’s not what we are all about. It’s not what we are.”

The International Red Cross classified waterboarding as torture in 2014 and said the practice violates the Geneva Conventions.

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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If you want to escape the sneezing, congestion and itchy eyes of spring, some great new warriors can bring on the adios chorus for you! Most recently, my family and have felt the spring allergies arriving with the blooming of the lovely bushes and trees.

Imagine the ability of elements, including good fatty acids, pepper pigment and ginger, helping to ease that spring congestion. Great news that common foods contain these elements and are easily accessible for those in need.

The latest allergy busters can be found closer to you than you think… Avocado, ginger and bell peppers may be the natural remedies for you. Even better that these remedies are available at your local grocery and natural food stores!

The first of these is the avocado* and can be found at just about every food store. The power of the avocado is delivered through its ability to boost the immune system. Other great fatty acid sources come from fish, nuts and flax. Just a few ounces of these foods daily is sufficient.

The second powerful food comes in the form of peppers. Pepper as in bell peppers*, whether they are green, red, yellow or orange, deliver allergy busting power (up to 40%). This comes from the pepper pigments providing the vibrant colors. The amount recommended is a daily serving of 2/3 cup of any one of these peppers.

A third effective natural food source to battle spring allergies is ginger.** Some easy ways to have ginger are by drinking ginger tea, adding ginger flavor to meals and eating a ginger candy. Ginger acts to suppress the immune system reaction to major spring allergens present in the greenery and flowers.

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If Grief Could Speak, Here Are Five Things It Would Say

If grief could speak it would say, I’m sorry.

I’m sorry it’s me that arrived at your doorstep instead of love. But I am made of love too. In fact, it’s because I love so much that I hurt so much when I lose the people I love.

If grief could speak it would say, You can survive.

I know you may not want to. I know life may not be worth living without them. I know the earth collapsed beneath your feet. I know a part of you died with them. And I know you can survive, one breath at a time, one moment at a time, one day at a time.

If grief could speak it would say, Please don’t hide me away.

I know when people see you with me they get uncomfortable. I know your friends don’t know what to say to me. I know it’s easier to hide me away when you have company over for dinner.

But I’d like a seat at the table. Will you let me speak? Will you listen to me? I can’t promise I’ll be polite or calm. I may raise my voice because I’m angry or I may collapse in a pile of tears, but if I can let it out then I don’t have to hold it in here, in you. I’d like to create some more space inside you for all of us to coexist. You, me, love, anger, laughter, peace, hope, joy… there’s enough room for all of us in your heart.

If grief could speak it would say, I love you.

You may not love me, but I love you. I love how you love so big. I love how you keep taking care of your babies who lost their papas or their mamas. I love how you keep taking care of that space your loved one took up even though they’re gone. How you leave their favorite book in the same place, how you leave their clothes folded, how you let them live a little longer in the things left behind. I love how you don’t let the world forget they were here, that they mattered, that they were a part of you. I love you.

If grief could speak it would say, Find your own way.

There seem to be a lot of “experts” out there about me. They say I work in stages and they make it sound like I’m something to get over, like the flu. What I can tell you is there is nothing wrong with me and there is nothing wrong with you. I am not a sickness, I am grief. I am a valid experience and emotion and there is no right way to hold me. There is just your way. No two people receive me the same way. Let’s find our own way to dance together, to cry together, to break together, to heal together.

Let’s find our own way through this brief and beautiful life.

Monique Minahan writes about grief, loss and being human. She offers Yoga & Grief classes to bereavement groups. She believes in standing up to live before sitting down to write and listens to her heart to keep her words alive and authentic. Connect with her at moniqueminahan.com and on social media here and here.

This post is part of Common Grief, a Healthy Living editorial initiative. Grief is an inevitable part of life, but that doesn’t make navigating it any easier. The deep sorrow that accompanies the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage or even moving far away from home, is real. But while grief is universal, we all grieve differently. So we started Common Grief to help learn from each other. Let’s talk about living with loss. If you have a story you’d like to share, email us at strongertogether@huffingtonpost.com.

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Are Anxiety Drugs Making Us Less Eager To Lend A Helping Hand?

Antianxiety medications can be enormously helpful to people bedeviled by severe anxiety — no doubt about that. But by tamping down anxious feelings, could it be that these so-called “anxiolytic” drugs are blunting our empathy and rendering us less willing to lend a helping hand to those in need?

That’s the word from the scientists responsible for a provocative new study showing that lab rats given a drug called midazolam (MDZ) were less willing than untreated control rats to help release a trapped cage mate.

“With the MDZ on board, they were unable to feel/catch/’contage’ the trapped rat’s distress and thus were not motivated,” Dr. Peggy Mason, a professor of neurobiology at the University of Chicago and the leader of the research, told The Huffington Post in an email.

She called the finding “really amazing,” adding in a videotaped statement (above) that “in the context of today’s society, which is a highly medicated society, where lots of people are taking psychoactive drugs that might blunt their experience of negative affect, our results would suggest that that will also blunt helping.”

That sounds scary. But is it really the case?

Dr. Norman Sussman, a professor of psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, isn’t convinced. He said it’s notoriously difficult to draw conclusions about humans from studies involving rodents or other animals. What’s more, he said, midazolam is a powerful injectable drug that generally is used not for anxiety but as a sedative for surgical patients.

“In every way you look at it, this study is not relevant to clinical experience,” he said. “There are too many questions about why it was set up this way. You can’t draw very much from this at all.”

For the study, which was published June 8, 2016, in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, the researchers watched what happened when rats were placed inside a cage containing a rat trapped inside a clear plastic tube.

Untreated (control) rats were quick to open the door to the restraint to free the trapped rat. But rats injected with the midazolam made no effort to open the door even though they could see and hear their trapped cage mate.

It wasn’t that the rats on midazolam were physically unable to open the restraint door. When it was chocolate chips instead of another rat inside the tube, the drugged rodents had no trouble opening the door to get at the treat. It was that they simply didn’t care that the other rat was trapped.

Mason said the new research might lead people to rethink their choices when it comes to coping with anxiety.

“One approach is to dull or dampen uncomfortable emotions and another approach is to learn to tolerate these unpleasant experiences,” she said in the email. While drug therapy might be a good choice for people with crippling anxiety, others “may want to take a different approach given this information.”

But Dr. Dolores Malaspina, another professor of psychiatry at NYU, sounded a different note. In an email to HuffPost Science, she said that even if certain medications do blunt empathy, “suffering from an anxiety disorder has an even greater disruptive effect.”

In any case, Sussman said, good medical care requires doctors to prescribe anxiolytic drugs only in the case of severe anxiety.

Whatever the takeaway from the new study, previous research suggests that psychiatric drugs may be messing with our empathy. The popular painkiller acetaminophen has been tied to a reduced ability to show empathy, and certain antidepressants have been linked to indifference.

Whatever.

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Supreme Court Abortion Decision Will Affect These States Next

Now that the Supreme Court has struck down abortion restrictions in Texas that would have forced most clinics in the state to close, judges are likely to block similar laws in seven other states. 

Six of those states — Alabama, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Wisconsin — have laws being challenged in courts that require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The Supreme Court ruled 5-3 on Monday that the Texas version of that law is unconstitutional because the requirement is medically unnecessary and “places a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking a pre-viability abortion.” 

Tennessee also has three anti-abortion laws being litigated in the courts, and those cases were put on hold pending the outcome of the Supreme Court case. At least two of those laws — the admitting privileges requirement and a stipulation that most abortion clinics be turned into ambulatory surgical centers, or mini-hospitals — are likely to fall as a result of Monday’s ruling. 

Republicans swept into state legislatures in 2010 have enacted an unprecedented wave of abortion restrictions that have shut down dozens of clinics across the country. Many of these laws, instead of directly banning abortion, attempt to close clinics by making it logistically or financially impossible to operate. The Supreme Court effectively slapped down these so-called TRAP laws (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) in Monday’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

“We conclude that neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access that each imposes,” Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in the majority opinion. “Each places a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking a previability abortion, each constitutes an undue burden on abortion access, and each violates the Federal Constitution.”

The seven states with pending abortion cases are likely to be the first to feel the legal consequences of the decision. But the ruling may have a much broader impact on abortion laws across the U.S.

Four more states — Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Virginia — have clinic regulations similar to the ones struck down in Texas, although those states haven’t yet been challenged in court. Missouri, North Dakota, and Utah also have admitting privileges-requirements that wouldn’t likely withstand a future legal challenge. 

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned lawmakers in her concurring opinion on Monday that these types of laws “do little or nothing for health, but rather strew impediments to abortion” and “cannot survive judicial inspection.” 

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Why My Success Lies Within My Imperfections

I’m a recovering, aspiring perfectionist. I say aspiring, because let’s be clear, I never actually reached perfection. Here is what I mean by that….

Up until recently, I wanted my life to be perfect.

And if it wasn’t perfect – I made damn sure that y’all thought it was.

I would frantically clean my house before you came over – because I couldn’t let you know that sometimes it would get dirty, or lived in, or that there was clutter on our countertops.

This drove my husband nuts, because we have different levels of cleanliness – and he doesn’t see the value in it as much as I do. So as I would be frantically doing dishes, he would be frantically staying out of my way, so as to not get yelled at TO CLEAN FASTER BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE COMING OVER.

You see, when I tried to be perfect, I wasn’t always nice either.

Trying to be perfect put a lot of pressure on me.

I would create unreasonable goals for myself, and then of course I would never reach them, because they were never attainable in the first place.

And when I wouldn’t reach them, I would inwardly beat myself up about it.

Or shut down.

Or stop trying.

For the longest time I lived in Latin America and I rarely spoke Spanish because I was afraid of making mistakes while speaking, so I just shut down and didn’t speak at all.

It took a long time for me to start speaking Spanish again. And do you know what got me speaking?

It wasn’t the lessons (though they helped).

It was that I started allowing myself to make mistakes. I started loving myself through my imperfections and forgiving myself for the judgments that I placed against myself.

I started letting myself be seen as someone who is learning, and stumbling, and not always getting it right.

And when I did that, it started to take the pressure off of myself. And I started speaking Spanish again.

People could see and accept me as me.

I could see and accept me as me.

I felt human again.

But it isn’t always easy. Sometimes when I share vulnerably, it makes me want to barf a little bit, because I get nervous of what other people will think of me and I wonder if maybe I shouldn’t have shared so honestly.

Brené Brown calls it a Vulnerability Hangover.

She says it is a good thing – it is a sign that you have courageously shared.

I find that as I allow myself to share openly that it gives others the permission to do the same.

I recently started sharing on Tuesdays my #Truesdays as a way to bring more humanness to Facebook.

And as I’ve opened up and allowed others to see my imperfections – my friends are starting to share as well….

They are sharing about their divorces, their eating disorders, their pursuit for perfection, their loneliness, how they feel fat, their sexuality, and how parenting is hard.

It’s happening.

We are coming together and breaking down the walls of imperfection and letting love and acceptance in.

I find that the more that I allow myself to be authentic, to share from my heart and to quiet my ego – that the more I am able to love myself.

As I share, I create more gentleness. For myself and those I love most, as I’m not so uptight all the time trying to be perfect.

After I move past the vulnerability hangover of my share – it actually feels quite good. It’s liberating.

This is a journey that I’m committed to.

It’s a journey that feels important for humankind. That we stop judging one another and start accepting one another – regardless of race, creed, color, situation or circumstance.

However, if I want Peace on this Earth – then I need to let it begin with me. It doesn’t work to beat myself up, and then expect others to always be kind to me, or to accept me – especially if I can’t accept myself exactly as I am.

You see there is power in my self-acceptance.

For in that self-acceptance is more love. For myself….and for me to share with my world.

There is freedom in that self-acceptance.

Freedom to keep creating, and falling and making mistakes. For I can’t succeed without falling down a few times – no one ever has.

The irony of this all is – the more that I vulnerably show my imperfections. The faster I’m succeeding and growing on the “goal line” of life – something that I would have never believed when I was aspiring towards perfection. I only thought I could be successful once I was perfect.

Ha. I was so far from the truth – as my success actually lies within my imperfections.

So, in the name of self-love, self-acceptance, freedom, success and world peace – I dare you to try sharing your imperfections. Share your #Truesday.

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Revolutionary Way To Be Healthy #21: Keep Your Body Clean, Inside And Out

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Your body is smart. But it does not necessarily know what to do with the chemical compounds manufacturers have been adding to their products (or making the basis of their products) over the past several decades. And whether that newfangled chemical stuff is entering your body through your food, personal-care products, or household goods, the net result can be nasty.

Your body is a creative problem solver, though. So it might stash some of those chemicals in your fat cells. It might try to exude them through your skin. Or it might try to flush them out in your body’s waste streams (think sweat, urine, poo).

But all of that requires some doing on the part of your body. And a lot of things can go wrong along the way.

Like what, you ask? Well, some of those chemical compounds can irritate and inflame your body’s tissues (causing anything from skin rashes to gut leakage). They can also contribute to your body’s toxic load or “body burden,” which in turn puts an extra strain on your organs and immune system.

Some chemicals, known as neurotoxins (including many found in artificial sweeteners, colors and flavors, and preservatives), can mess with your brain and nervous system, causing severe headaches and fatigue, as well as mood and behavior problems.

Some compounds, known as endocrine disrupting chemicals (or EDCs for short), can mimic or confuse your body’s hormones, interfering with normal sexual development and reproductive function, and increasing the risks for certain types of abnormal growths (such as fibroids) and cancers.

A subclass of EDCs, affectionately known as “obesogens‚” can alter both appetite and metabolism, causing weight gain. Obesogens were recently named an “emerging threat to public health” in a research review published by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

You might be thinking: But surely there’s no way that our government would allow anything but 100 percent safe and carefully tested chemicals in our food and body-care products! Isn’t that what the USDA and FDA are for?

Here’s the nicest way I can put this: In principle, yes. In practice, alas, not so much.

The problem is that the majority of chemicals used in conventional body-care products have never been tested for long-term safety. And even those studies that have been done on chemicals used in brand-name food and household cleaning and furniture products typically screen for evidence of immediate toxicity, not necessarily for the effects of repeated, long-term, or combined exposures.

In truth, even if our regulatory agencies tried harder, it would be almost impossible for them to study how all the various intermingling chemical compounds present in countless foods, cosmetics, and personal-care, cleaning, and household products might interact in the complex and constantly changing petri dish of the human body. We are talking about thousands of chemicals here, and an almost endless number of different exposure scenarios.

It’s worth noting that many of the chemicals that are widely used here in the United States are banned in the European Union. That’s because European manufacturers are required to observe what’s known as the Precautionary Principle, which dictates that chemicals must be presumed potentially dangerous until proven safe.

Here in the United States, we operate on the opposite assumption, regarding most chemicals as safe until they are proven dangerous. The problem with this strategy, of course, is that it turns U.S. consumers into guinea pigs — unwitting subjects in a long-term “study” with a variety of negative implications for human health.

The net result: Most of us have our bodies bathed, inside and out, with potentially dangerous industrial chemicals on a daily basis. Some of those chemicals are routinely found not just in the blood and tissue samples of virtually all U.S. adults, but also in the umbilical cords of newborn babies.

Eager to clear some potentially dangerous chemicals out of your own body? Here are some ways to start:

  • Make whole foods the center of your diet. Choosing single-ingredient whole foods and drinking simple, homemade, unsweetened beverages (like water, tea, and coffee) spares you from ingesting a great many chemical-laced ingredients and additives. Eating fresh or frozen whole foods also lets you avoid a lot of chemical preservatives (you’ll still want to wash or peel most produce, though, as it may have been sprayed or waxed or otherwise come into contact with chemical residues during storage and transport).
  • Choose foods grown and raised in healthy environments. You want your food as free as possible from chemical pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, and heavy metals. Certified organic and biodynamic foods are a good start, but you can also choose foods from growers whose methods you know and trust, or consider growing some of your own. Be aware that both wild and farmed fish, seafood, and meat products will typically contain traces of any chemicals or other pollutants present in those animals’ food and living environments, so choose your meat and seafood sources carefully.
  • Use cleaner personal-care and household products. Whatever goes on your skin, hair, lips, and nails — along with pretty much everything else you touch, wear, or breathe — ends up on the inside of your body. So take a close look at the products you are using on yourself and in your home. Weed out conventional, chemical-laden products in favor of certified organic, simply formulated, plant-based, or homemade options. Avoid dry-cleaned, flame-retardant, and other chemically treated fabrics: The chemicals used in those processes, along with nonstick coatings and plastic food-storage ingredients, are among the most commonly found in human blood and urine samples.
  • Read ingredient labels carefully. Many products marketed as “natural” — or that use the word “organic” somewhere on the label — still may contain a host of troublesome ingredients, like parabens, phthalates, artificial fragrances, dyes, pigments, and petroleum byproducts that are anything but wholesome.
  • Study up. The list of problematic chemicals is constantly evolving. For the best current guidance, check out the Environmental Working Group’s handy guides to cleaning up your food, personal-care products, and household goods. Don’t trust a “seal of approval” unless you know what it means.
  • Do a seasonal detox. Following a simple, whole-food detoxification program a few times a year can go a long way in helping your body dump what it doesn’t want and repair the damage done by toxic compounds. Commit to keeping your body’s elimination channels working smoothly on a daily basis by eating plenty of fiber-rich, colorful produce and drinking plenty of clean water.
  • Final suggestion: Don’t panic. Once you’ve done what you can to reduce your chemical exposure, stop obsessing about it. Yes, our world is full of toxins. But stress and anxiety produce toxic chemical byproducts of their own. And the only one who can keep those out of your system is you.

REVOLUTIONARY READING

“Beauty Beware” — The not-so-pretty truth about toxins in most personal-care products, and how to avoid them.

“8 Hidden Toxins: What’s Lurking in Your Cleaning Products?” — How to spot the potentially dangerous chemicals in your cleaning arsenal.

“How to Detox Your Life, Save Money, and Change the World” — Stacy Malkan’s 10-point guide to lightening your toxic load.

“Fast Track Liver Detox” — A healthy way to help your body ditch toxic gunk, drop unwanted weight, and feel better than you have in years.

Pilar Gerasimo is a nationally recognized healthy-living expert, author of A Manifesto for Thriving in a Mixed-Up World, and the creative force behind the 101 Revolutionary Ways to Be Healthy. She is currently working on a book about the art of being healthy in an unhealthy world. Learn more about Pilar’s work and connect with her via social media at PilarGerasimo.com.

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Assuming he isn’t ousted as the GOP’s presidential nominee at the party’s Cleveland convention next month, who will be Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate? The field keeps narrowing, as more and more Republicans – including Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice — distance themselves from Trump. As the pickings get slimmer and slimmer, Trump will have to figure out who can best help him climb out of the quicksand he’s jumped into with his big mouth, excessive ego, and lack of impulse control.

In handicapping the VP sweepstakes, many pundits think former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is the most likely choice. If Trump picks Newt, they could adopt the slogan: “Two men. Six wives. Family values.” Or, as UCLA law professor Jonathan Zasloff suggested, they could call themselves the “Henry VIII ticket” in honor of their multiple marriages during their (combined) 143 years. Their campaign film could be called the “Six Wives Club.”

We all know about Trump’s misogynyst attitudes toward women, his obsession about the size of his penis, his boasts about his sexual conquests, and his three marriages. When he was deposed in the 1991 divorce proceedings with his first wife, Ivana, he invoked the Fifth Amendment 97 times, mostly in response to questions about “other women.” During the divorce contest, Ivana accused Trump of having raped her. (Would anyone be surprised if we start hearing more women accusing Trump of being a sexual predator?).

So perhaps, in Trump’s eyes, it would help “balance” the GOP ticket by adding another three-marriage adulterer.

Gingrich cheated on his first wife, Jackie, while she was recovering from treatment for cancer in 1980 and asked her for a divorce. Then he cheated on his second wife, Marianne, while having a six-year affair with a staffer, Callista Bisek (23 years his junior), who is now his third wife. In 2012, Marianne Gingrich told ABC News that her husband had asked her for an “open marriage.” “And I just stared at him and he said, ‘Callista doesn’t care what I do,'” she revealed. “He wanted an open marriage and I refused.”

Gingrich’s other ethical problems also won’t help Trump clean up his act. Gingrich violated campaign finance laws while in Congress. His House colleagues fined him $ 300,000 for his breach of ethics standards. The entire House passed the ethics report by 395 to 28 vote, including by a 196-26 margin among Republicans. He was the first Speaker in American history to be sanctioned in this way.

Like Trump, Gingrich also has a precarious relationship with the truth. Politifact and FactCheck has consistently found that many of Gingrich statements are misleading or outright lies. When he was running for president in 2012, for example, he repeatedly claimed that “more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history.” He was wrong. More people were added under George W. Bush than under Obama. Over the years, Gingrich has been a bottomless pit of wacky ideas. During his presidential campaign he proposed doing away with child labor laws, which he called “truly stupid.” He suggested that children should be allowed to work as janitors at their schools.

After he left Congress, Gingrich made a fortune as a corporate lobbyist and influence peddler. In 2003, for example, Gingrich met with two dozen Republican House members, trying to persuade them to to support a Medicare prescription drug benefit at the same time that he was soliciting funds from drug companies for his consulting firm.

On a practical side, it isn’t clear that Gingrich helps Trump win any states. And although Gingrich is a right-wing extremist, he’s much more articulate than Trump, which makes him look smarter – something that Trump might not be able to handle.

How do Newt’s leading rivals for the VP slot compare?

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Chris Christie. Like Gingrich, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie desperately wants the VP job. He’s certainly been willing to humiliate himself to be seen with Trump over the past few months, serving as Donald’s errand boy. (Trump even had Christie fetch him a Big Mac). The combination of Trump’s Trump University controversy and Christie’s George Washington Bridge-gate crisis would make it easy for the media to portray a Trump-Christie ticket as the “Scandal Twins.” Plus, Christie wouldn’t help Trump win key states. He won’t even help Trump win New Jersey because the governor is so unpopular in his home state. Seven New Jersey newspapers, including the Star-Ledger, the state’s largest daily, have called on Christie to resign.

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Ted Cruz. The Democrats would love to replay the videos of Trump and Cruz attacking and insulting each other during the GOP primaries. Cruz called Trump a “serial philanderer,” a “pathological liar” and a “narcissist.” Trump accused Cruz’s father – a right-wing evangelical extremist – of playing a role in the Kennedy assassination. Plus, Cruz is so unpopular with his GOP Senate colleagues that it will not bring any reluctant Senators on board the Trump train.

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Susana Martinez. Absolutely the best person to help Trump would have been New Mexico’s Republican Governor. She might have muted (somewhat) Trump’s attacks on women and Latino/as. But Trump blew that chance with his nasty comments about Martinez when she wouldn’t endorse him. He might have been able to cultivate her, but no longer.

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Carly Fiorina. It might be awkward for the fired Hewlett Packard CEO and failed Senate and presidential candidate to serve as Trump’s VP running mate. During the primaries, Trump indulged in his instinct for insult when, referring to Fiorina, then his rival candidate for the GOP nomination, he said: “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?” Trump might be tempted to ask another corporate CEO — or retired CEO – to join him on the ticket. But that would mean that the GOP would have two candidates from the business sector, both without any political experience (unless he picks former CEO’s Dick Cheney or Donald Rumsfield). That won’t fly.

So who’s left? It boils down to the following list:

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Richard Burr. The Senator from North Carolina is not well-known outside his home state, where he now faces a tough re-election campaign. Polls show that he currently leads his Democratic rival, former NC state Rep. Deborah Ross, by a narrow margin, but with Trump at the top of the ticket, Burr will have an even harder time getting re-elected in that swing state. So he might want to get out of that race while the getting’s good. (He can’t run for his Senate seat and VP simultaneously.) Burr is on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which could help Trump by picking someone with foreign policy experience, but he might balk at having a VP candidate with intelligence.

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Brian Sandoval. The Nevada governor might be Trump’s best bet – a Latino Republican in a swing state who has already endorsed The Donald. (He initially endorsed Kasich but switched to Trump after Kasich dropped out). But given the likelihood that Trump will lose to Clinton in a crushing landslide, accepting the VP nomination might end Sandoval’s political career. (He might want to wait four years and be Paul Ryan’s VP pick, if Susana Martinez doesn’t get it). A former federal judge, Sandoval is quite conservative, but within the GOP he’s considered a “moderate.”

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Mary Fallin. The Oklahoma governor, whom some have called “America’s worst governor,” is an extreme right-winger, which could appeal to some Tea Party voters who somehow think Trump isn’t conservative enough. Tea Partiers will have an easy time remembering her name, because it sort of rhymes with Palin. It is hard to imagine that anything could help Trump gain support among women, but putting a woman on the ticket might get him a few more female votes. Given Trump’s deeply-ingrained misogyny, however, he’s likely to insult Fallin during the campaign.

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Jeff Sessions. The Senator from Alabama is as racist and as fierce an opponent of immigration as Trump. In 1986, Reagan nominated Sessions to be a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. The Senate Judiciary Committee killed Sessions’ nomination, partly after hearing witnesses report on some of his racist views. He was only the second nominee in 50 years to be rejected by the Senate judiciary committee. If Trump can’t win Alabama on his own, he’s in huge trouble. But Sessions has the advantage of being a veteran Senator with political experience, offsetting Trump’s inexperience. An upside for Republicans of picking Sessions is that if he loses, he can return to the Senate, since he’s not up for re-election until 2020. And if, by some chance, Trump and Sessions win, Alabama’s Republican governor Robert Bentley will pick his successor, assuming that Bentley hasn’t already been impeached as a result his current sex scandal.

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Bob Corker. The Senator from Tennessee has endorsed Trump and was reportedly high on the VP list, he’s recently criticized Trump for some of his more outlandish comments, such as Trump’s racist attacks on a federal judge presiding over the case against Trump University . Corker is chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which would help Trump, whose bombastic shoot-from-the-hip remarks don’t give people confidence in his diplomatic skills. But Corker also comes with some serious negatives. It’s hard to believe that America is ready for a ticket comprised of two men who made millions in the real estate business. And, like Trump, he’s got his own tax scandals. Corker failed to disclose $ 2 million dollars worth of hedge fund profits and millions more of income from his commercial real estate business.

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A retired general. Many ex-military brass and a bipartisan group of national security heavyweights think Trump is a reckless lunatic. Both camps have issued statements questioning Trump’s qualifications to conduct military and foreign policy. But if Trump can find a former military leader who also has some foreign policy experience, and would be willing to serve as his VP, it might help him gain some credibility and offset some of the crazy ideas he has been promoting, like cozying up to Putin and endorsing the spread of nuclear weapons. He’d have to be careful to vet the retired general to make sure that he hasn’t made a fortune as a lobbyist for a military contractor or called for a nuclear attack on Iraq. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (pictured above) — a retired soldier who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.– is rumored to be on Trump’s short list. In 2012 he was named director of the Defense Intelligence Agency but was forced out in 2014. He is working as an adviser to Trump and has been very critical of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He has a book coming out next month, “The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies,” that sounds right up Trump’s alley. But Flynn has made a number of controversial statements that could backfire during the campaign.

Peter Dreier is professor of Politics and chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College. His most recent book is The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame.

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Last year at this time, I was in the thick of it. I was six weeks in with a gassy baby who didn’t sleep. My husband and I were at each other’s throats. My family was on the other side of the country. My hormones were raging. My house was a mess.

When a mom friend innocently asked how it was going, it all word vomited out of my mouth.

“This too shall pass,” she said -– a little sadly. I didn’t really get it until now.

Maybe because when you are in the thick of it, you can’t see past your nose. You think your baby will always be a baby. He will never grow up and he will always be crying and you will never sleep, ever. In the new mother haze, all the crazy that’s in your head comes out to play. You believe your baby will never grow out of the dream feed, he’ll forever need to be swaddled and he’ll always fall asleep in the car.

This, of course, is not true.

But, no matter how many times completely sane people say that you won’t have a college freshman that needs to be rocked to sleep at 3 am, you don’t believe them.

I tried to remember “this too shall pass” whenever I got fried. During those 3 a.m. rocking sessions, it was something I could say to comfort myself. I rocked and rocked and wished so hard that I had could hit the fast forward button.

I wanted to fast forward till he was sleeping through the night. I wanted to fast forward till he stopped crying. I wanted to fast forward to not sterilizing everything. I wanted to fast forward past breastfeeding. I wanted to fast forward past early solids -– steamed sweet potatoes again? I wanted to fast forward through so many things. Milestones, really.

And guess what? It worked. My plea was answered. Somehow, I had found a magical baby fast-forward button. Time bent, the minutes sped up, and the baby grew and grew.

Fast forward to a year later. My friends are all having babies. They are so very tired. They are breastfeeding. They are up all night. I want to tell them that it won’t always be like this.

“This too shall pass,” I say. But I don’t just mean the night waking, tired arms, and the watery poop.

I mean everything. The newborn smell. The baby falling asleep on you. The quiet night bonding. The first smiles. The first foods. The first crawls. The first steps. Everything will pass so very fast.

A year later, I wish I never found that stupid fast forward button.

This morning, we walked to the corner -– picked up croissants and headed to the park. A mom was walking by with a new baby.

“He only sleeps in the stroller!” She said from across the street.

“Oh man, I remember that!” I said.

“It gets better, right?” she said.

I nodded. It gets so much better, but it’s never the same.

Right now, my toddler walks like a drunken man –- off balance and gesticulating dramatically. Curls fall in his blue eyes as his chunky legs stamp down in the ground. He babbles on and on as he walks. He sounds like an ewok. He is hilarious.

My husband is showing him a flower and he is touching it gently with his pointer finger. “Dat!” he says. “Dat! Dat! Dat!”

And I think, right now, this moment, this right here, I don’t want this too to pass.

I close my eyes and think, “Hello out there, if you’re listening –- I’d like to press the pause button. Does anybody know how to press pause?”

 

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Yes, You Can Train Yourself To Be More Creative. Here’s How.

People often think that creativity is something you’re born with or you’re not. “My sister is the creative one in the family; she goes to art school,” you might hear an accountant say. Advertising agencies even label their departments as such: project managers deal directly with clients, while “creatives” are given the space to write and direct campaigns.

It turns out that narrative is flawed. A new book, Building Your Creativity: Tools For Having Ideas And Bringing Them To Be, argues that creativity is hardly a fixed trait. Rather, like any other skill, creativity is something you can train yourself to cultivate with the right kind of practice. In fact, it’s more of a science than an art.

I talked to one of the book’s authors, Esteban Gast, to find out what that kind of training looks like. Gast teaches a course on creativity at an unexpected place: the University of Illinois’ College of Engineering. “Creativity and engineering have been separated culturally, but at their core, they’re both systematic disciplines,” he says. “People are shocked to find that there are multiple studies that show creativity can be enhanced. You can teach yourself to be creative just as you can teach yourself any skill, be that piano or long division.”

According to Gast, this process requires more than just “believing in yourself” — a common refrain in many of the creativity self-help guides out there. His team’s approach involves tangible techniques and specific action plans, which his book brings to life for readers through a series of hands-on exercises.

Gast is quick to point out that, like piano and long division, building creativity requires patience and hours of practice. So reading all the way to the end of this blog post won’t make you instantly more creative. But it will give you seven things you can start doing now, whether you’re an accountant or an art student, to bring more creativity into your life.

Push past your first ideas. Experts define the act of creativity as coming up with an original idea, something nobody else has thought of before. Our brains, however, are wired to focus on concepts we already know. “If someone tells me to design a car, my mind will first go to something that already exists, like Tesla,” Gast explains. But this pattern can be broken with what his book calls provocations: simple, unexpected prompts or word associations that force our brains to connect seemingly unrelated concepts. “If that same person who told me to design a car then threw out the word ‘nature,” Gast adds, “I might instead think of something entirely new. Tires that can plant seeds, for example.”

Don’t self-edit (especially at the beginning). One of the biggest obstacles to coming up with creative ideas is our tendency to edit them along the way. Any creative act, whether brainstorming or writing or solving a problem, will be more effective if you give yourself the freedom to go in all sorts of directions and then evaluate your ideas afterwards. Gast calls this the “diverge and converge” method: first let your ideas flow freely, then look at them more critically.

Give yourself time, and then even more time. Researchers say time is one of the most important indicators of creativity. “People are usually really excited during the beginning of a brainstorming session,” Gast says. “Then there’s almost always a dip in energy after the initial burst of ideas. And then you’re likely to be reinvigorated again. But most people give up before reaching that third phase.” Being patient enough to sit within the discomfort of feeling like you’ve run out of ideas — knowing that it’s simply a matter of time before your brain starts making breakthroughs again — will help you reach new creative edges.

Take a break. Our best ideas often happen during what scientists call the creative pause. “Our students echo what most people say: they come up with great ideas in the shower, driving their car, or on a walk,” Gast says. That seemingly idle time gives your subconscious the space and freedom to make connections. Working on something creative, taking a break to do an easy task while those thoughts marinate, and then deliberately coming back to whatever you were working on is an extremely effective strategy.

Personalize your space. What can you do to be inspired by your surroundings? Gast suggests setting up your personal space in a way that is conducive to your most creative self, whether that means natural light, candles, your favorite art pieces, or ensuring you always have access to notebooks and pens. “Research even shows that the way schools are designed can impact creativity,” Gast says. “Your work, mental state, happiness and creativity are a reflection of your environment more than you realize.”

Go outside. Studies have shown that spending time in nature can have a number of positive psychological effects, from stress reduction to improvement in memory. This extends to creativity. Immersing yourself in the natural environment, away from digital devices and the other distractions of a bustling 21st-century life, can give your mind the space it requires to be open and imaginative. Take a hike without your iPhone, go on a day trip to the ocean or lake, or simply sit under a tree with nothing but a journal.

Make it a habit. Like mastering any skill, becoming more creative takes practice. It’s important to engage in regular habits that both directly and indirectly allow you to cultivate creativity. Activities that help prime the brain for creative thinking, such as meditation, yoga, reading fiction and surrounding yourself with people who inspire you, are just as important as creativity exercises themselves, be them prototyping or problem-solving. “Infuse creativity into every part of your life,” Gast says. “If you do your best to build a lifestyle that encourages creativity, your creative ideas will be unlimited.”

“Building Your Creativity” is available on Amazon or the publisher’s website for bulk orders.

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One of the biggest roadblocks to success is the fear of failure. Fear of failure is worse than failure itself because it condemns you to a life of unrealized potential.

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” -Winston Churchill

This sounds rather easy and intuitive, but it’s very hard to do when the consequences of failure are severe.

The people who make history–true innovators–take things a step further and see failure as a mere stepping stone to success. Thomas Edison is a great example. It took him 1,000 tries to develop a light bulb that actually worked. When someone asked him how it felt to fail 1,000 times, he said, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”

That attitude is what separates the successes from the failures. Thomas Edison isn’t the only one. J. K. Rowling’s manuscript for Harry Potter was only accepted after twelve publishers denied it, and even then she was only paid a nominal advance. Oprah Winfrey lost her job as a Baltimore news anchor for becoming too emotionally involved in her stories, a quality that became her trademark. Henry Ford lost his financial backers twice before he was able to produce a workable prototype of an automobile. The list goes on and on.

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” -Henry Ford

So, what separates the people who let their failures derail them from those who use failure to their advantage? Some of it comes down to what you do, and the rest comes down to what you think.

The actions you take in the face of failure are critical to your ability to recover from it, and they have huge implications for how others view you and your mistakes. There are five actions you must take when you fail that will enable you to succeed in the future and allow others to see you positively in spite of your failure.

1. Break the bad news yourself. If you’ve made a mistake, don’t cross your fingers and hope that no one will notice, because someone is going to–it’s inevitable. When someone else points out your failure, that one failure turns into two. If you stay quiet, people are going to wonder why you didn’t say something, and they’re likely to attribute this to either cowardice or ignorance.

2. Offer an explanation, but don’t make excuses. Owning your mistakes can actually enhance your image. It shows confidence, accountability, and integrity. Just be sure to stick to the facts. “We lost the account because I missed the deadline” is a reason. “We lost the account because my dog was sick all weekend and that made me miss the deadline” is an excuse.

3. Have a plan for fixing things.
Owning up to a mistake is one thing, but you can’t end it there. What you do next is critical. Instead of standing there, waiting for someone else to clean up your mess, offer your own solutions. It’s even better if you can tell your boss (or whomever) the specific steps that you’ve already taken to get things back on track.

4. Have a plan for prevention. In addition to having a plan for fixing things, you should also have a plan for how you’ll avoid making the same mistake in the future. That’s the best way to reassure people that good things will come out of your failure.

5. Get back on the horse. It’s important that you don’t let failure make you timid. That’s a mindset that sucks you in and handicaps you every time you slip up. Take enough time to absorb the lessons of your failure, and as soon as you’ve done that, get right back out there and try again. Waiting only prolongs bad feelings and increases the chance that you’ll lose your nerve.

Your attitude when facing failure is just as important as the actions you take. Using failure to your advantage requires resilience and mental strength, both hallmarks of emotional intelligence. When you fail, there are three attitudes you want to maintain.

6. Perspective is the most important factor in handling failure. People who are skilled at rebounding after failure are more likely to blame the failure on something that they did–the wrong course of action or a specific oversight–rather than something that they are. People who are bad at handling failure tend to blame failure on their laziness, lack of intelligence, or some other personal quality, which implies that they had no control over the situation. That makes them more likely to avoid future risk-taking.

7. Optimism is another characteristic of people who bounce back from failure. That sense of optimism is what keeps people from feeling like failure is a permanent condition. Instead, they tend to see each failure as a building block to their ultimate success because of the learning it provides.

8. Persistence. Optimism is a feeling of positivity; persistence is what you do with it. It’s optimism in action. When everybody else says, “Enough is enough” and decides to quit and go home, persistent people shake off those failures and keep going. Persistent people are special because their optimism never dies. This makes them great at rising from failure.

Bringing It All Together

Failure is a product of your perspective. What one person considers a crushing defeat, another sees as a minor setback. The beauty is that you can change how you see failure so that you can use it to better yourself.

How do you handle failure? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below as I learn just as much from you as you do from me.

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Would You Be Better Off Spending More Time Alone?

By: Lodro Rinzler

A meditation teacher unpacks an ancient Buddhist text that reveals the answer. It might surprise you.

Maybe you’re like me and you live in a packed city, in a cramped apartment, with a partner and/or roommates, and spend your morning commute cramped amongst people to get to a job where you are constantly surrounded by other beings. And maybe you’re like me in that in the middle of your day you hear a nagging inner voice that says, “You know what? I bet I’d be better off if I had some quiet solo time once in a while.”

There is a beautiful Buddhist text dating back to the 14th century known as the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. Bodhi can be translated from Sanskrit as “open” or “awake” while sattva can be translated as “being,” so it is an open-hearted being. A meditation master known as Ngulchu Thogme composed these verses so that we could live a full life with open hearts in order to be helpful to those around us. Many of these practices revolve around applying virtue to even the toughest of our everyday situations. He has one that specifically encourages us to take time to ourselves in order to have the mental and emotional fuel to show up fully for others:

Giving up negative places, mental afflictions gradually decrease.
With no distractions, virtuous activities naturally increase.
When mind becomes clear, certainty in the Dharma is born.
To rely on solitude is the practice of a Bodhisattva

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When you hear the term “negative place” what comes to mind? It could be a loud, raucous environment where it’s hard to concentrate on even the simplest of tasks. Or maybe it’s the sort of place that brings out the worst in you–a crowded party with unlimited alcohol and the company of three or more of your exes, a hectic workplace environment, or a bar that you frequent when you feel lonely or ashamed. Whatever your version of a negative place may be, Ngulchu Thogme says that it is important to our spiritual path to give those up. You can discern what this sort of negative place means to you and, as soon as you do, resolve to stop spending so much of your time there.

“Why?” you may ask. “Sure, I’m not my best self when I’m there but that bar has cheap drinks and good music.” Well, according to our friend Ngulchu, giving up negative places is how we calm the mind. Without being provoked by a lot of mental afflictions (read: exes, work stress, alcohol-fueled pity parties) you have the time and space to connect with yourself. The more you take the time to connect to yourself the more at home you are with who you genuinely are. And when you’re actually at home with who you are you’re more likely to engage in virtuous behavior.

Continue reading to learn how to cultivate more solitude.

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Brexit and Us: Voters Frightened by Chaos Choose … More Chaos

Does Hillary Clinton get it?

The Democratic presidential candidate, for whom Bernie Sanders now says he will vote in November, reacted to the British referendum to withdraw from the European Union in much the same fashion as, well, the EU bureaucrats just rejected by voters much like those driving Trumpism in the United States.

“Our first task has to be to make sure that the economic uncertainty created by these events does not hurt working families here in America,” she intoned. “This time of uncertainty only underscores the need for calm, steady, experienced … ” blah blah blah.

Frankly, this is the sort of airless boilerplate that gives a suspiciously bland name to bureaucracy, much less a somewhat threatening cosmopolitanism.

The former secretary of state revealed no awareness of what drove British voters frightened by the encroachment of real and imagined chaos to opt for, well, more chaos.

It’s alarming because, even though most everything has been going Hillary’s way for several weeks, her regained lead over the execrable Donald Trump is still just in the mid-single digits. Which is just about what the last polls on Brexit showed, leading now outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron to conclude that victory for his Remain side was in the offing just a few hours before he offered his resignation.

What all the polls — and listening to the BBC World Service coverage from the time the polls closed till Cameron’s announcement of his resignation made it clear there were multiple private polls circulating in the business community that were also misleading — missed was three-fold.

First, the polling missed the much greater intensity on the Leave side.

Next, the polling missed the over-performance of the Leave vote. Cameron reportedly tumbled to the fact that he was likely to lose his silly gamble on solving an inter-party problem by holding a national referendum when a couple of bellwether voting areas differed wildly from expectations. That’s around the time that the tone of the BBC coverage made a sharp shift.

In retrospect, some polling respondents may have given what they viewed as more politically correct responses after British Member of Parliament Jo Cox was brutally murdered by an anti-immigrant/anti-EU extremist tied to American Neo-Nazis.

Finally, the polling missed the under-performance of the Remain vote, which seemed not much more inspired by the major parties’ establishmentarian leaders than Leave voters were dissuaded by same.

While Cameron, his career destroyed at 49, and his Conservative allies failed to rein in the right-wing alliance which drove the Brexit, Labour Party leaders failed to turn out enough of their voters to stave off a fundamentally reactionary move.

As longtime readers know, I’ve been deeply alarmed about the ascendance of Donald Trump since last summer. For all his ludicrous deficiencies, it’s not hard to see how Trump might just replicate that same polling phenomenon against the establishmentarian Clinton. And that’s without a few major things which might go wrong for Democrats, including an economic downturn in the US which may result from, well, the vote just taken in Britain.

Just as Trump’s candidacy is remarkably, er, counter-factual, so, too, were most of the Brexit policy complaints about the supposedly onerous European Union. It didn’t matter, because voters frightened and angered by terrorism, immigration and changing culture, and the hollowing economy for non-financial elites were much more interested in striking back than reaching out. Even if that striking back was really a form of acting out.

How does Hillary Clinton, just the sort of establishmentarian figure whose counsel was just rejected in the mother country, deal with this?

First, she has to address the driving pro-Brexit/pro-Trump concerns in relatable, non-condescending language. While some of these voters are simply anti-Enlightenment, reactionary know-nothings — never forget that 42 percent of Americans reject evolution science in favor of the view that the biblical God created humans several thousand years ago — who endlessly reinforce their prejudices in supportive media environments, these voters aren’t all racists taking up the white man’s burden, as some imagine. There are legitimate concerns about encroaching economic and social chaos that Clinton has to address.

It won’t be an easy case for an obvious economic and social elite like the former first lady to make. The usual multi-cultural tropes won’t work. For all the class differences in the Brexit vote, the biggest difference is on education. According to the BBC, 72 percent of Britons with post-graduate education voted to stay in the EU to only 31 percent of those who didn’t go beyond high school.

The other thing Clinton must do is what the Labour Party’s troubled leadership failed to do, i.e., maximize the vote on the left.

Fortunately for Hillary, Senator Bernie Sanders had gotten more candid about the state of his candidacy, acknowledging the evident reality that he will not be the Democratic presidential nominee even before the Brexit vote. That’s good for him, though it’s not clear that he’s been prompt enough in acknowledging the obvious.

It’s important to bear in mind, however, that he has the task of bringing along some balky supporters for whom the faux populism and trendy nihilism of Donald Trump holds at least a surface glitter. In any event, Sanders is not the sort of career political hack who can blithely go from sharp denunciations to sudden hearty fellowship. At the very least, that would be a severe continuity problem in his storyline.

Trump’s speech earlier in the week attacking Hillary as the most corrupt politician/biggest liar in American history is of course, ludicrous. Especially coming from Trump, who actually is a very serious candidate for the title of biggest liar ever to be a major presidential candidate. That’s in all of American history, not just lately.

In reality, three-quarters of Trump’s claims examined by Politifact have turned out to be mostly false to entirely false. For Hillary, it’s a mere one-quarter.

So Clinton is, in reality, as any experienced observer probably knows anyway, within the normal range of honesty/dishonesty for a professional politician. If anything, she may be a little better than most these days.

But it’s not a good time for a thoroughly conventional politician, which Hillary Clinton, notwithstanding her gender, most assuredly is. (At least so far.) Chaos has been on the rise for years, and establishmentarians have for the most part been of little use. And the Clintons, who came to do good and stayed to do well (while also doing some good), are fairly easily cast as villains.

Not that the frequently deranged and thoroughly ignorant likes of a President Trump would not make things much worse.

In the meantime, things are bad enough.

The European Union is flawed yet does represent a decent attempt to move in a needed direction. In the long run, civilization will only be uplifted if we find ways to work together. And people are generally more powerful and secure when they find ways to band together rather than split apart.

Brexit may well lead to other exits. It’s not at all clear that the European Union will thrive, or even survive.

And it’s increasingly clear that another union is likely to split asunder in the wake of Brexit. That would be the United Kingdom as a whole and historic Great Britain itself.

For Scotland, in deep dismay over Brexit, is likely to leave the UK. Scots voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU. EU membership through the UK was a major reason that Scotland did not secede less than two years ago.

Of the four historic nations which comprise the UK, Scotland, which voted 62 percent to 38 percent to Remain, was by far the most pro-EU. Northern Ireland also voted Remain, while Wales and the rest of England minus heavily pro-EU London went hard on the Remain side.

The union of England and Scotland which made up Great Britain dates back more than 400 years and produced one of the most storied empires in world history. No Scotland, no Great Britain. Or British Empire or British Commonwealth. The coming split should make a fitting final epitaph for David Cameron’s career.

Not that Donald Trump, who blithered on about his arrival in the midst of a great independence movement when he incongruously gave a press conference at his new golf course, understands any of this.

“Just arrived in Scotland. Place is going wild over the vote,” he tweeted in his customary idiocratic style. “They took their country back,” he blathered on, grabbing on to Jerry Brown’s 1992 presidential campaign slogan, “just like we will take America back.”

Unbelievable.

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3 Life-Changing Reasons To Kick The Gossip Habit

Several years ago I made a vow to give up gossiping and doing so has made me realize how dangerous it is, truly dangerous.

It’s so easy to get caught in an enticing yet unkind conversation about someone else. But if you’ve ever been the target of gossip, as I have been, you know how painful it is. No matter how we excuse it, talking behind another’s back is a harmful habit. My definition of gossip is simple:

Anything you wouldn’t say to
the person you’re talking about

The joke is that a secret is something you tell only one person at a time, but the result is a rumor that spreads like wildfire and alters how another person is perceived. Haven’t we all heard tittle-tattle and thought, Who knew? I had no idea! Beatle George Harrison said it memorably ~

Gossip is the Devil’s radio.

I know you don’t want to be known as a gossip, but it can be so tempting. So here are three reasons to motivate us to kick the habit and make a more positive impact on those around us.

  1. Gossip kills organizations. Whether it’s a global business, a school, a church, or a small partnership, talking behind others’ backs is death to the office. Fueling a negative perception about the boss, a direct report, or even a client saps positive energy from all concerned and diminishes the success of the organization.

    In his Forbes magazine article Mike Myatt names it the fastest way to kill corporate culture: “The emotional distress and political discord associated with gossip undermines workplace performance, and can be nothing short of disastrous.”

  2. Gossip kills families. Being part of a strong and loving family is our greatest blessing, one that creates a safe and secure place for everyone fortunate enough to be part of it. Yet when an estrangement occurs, members take sides, and attention is pulled away from taking care of one another and doing our best to contribute to this gift.

    My family is a large and loving one, but it too has fallen into this trap. Someone makes a mistake, the finger pointing begins, and the altered perception of this person grows until it’s no longer just gossip but a reason to pull back from the greater family. Fortunately our grandparents and parents were extraordinary models for us, so time goes by, wounds are healed, and we move on together.

  3. Gossip kills relationships. Women sitting around complaining about their husbands, men sharing jokes about wives, friends gossiping about the one who isn’t there. We might as well shoot ourselves in the foot, as the saying goes.

    Only once in our 35-year marriage did we gossip about one another, and that was our darkest time. Fortunately we each realized the stories were of our own creation, and we let go of self-fulfilling prophecies that were killing the loving relationship we’d enjoyed for so long.

This habit is indeed the most dangerous one, and the cost is beyond measure. If you’re serious about breaking it, ask yourself, What can I do to break this habit? In addition, here are solutions that are working for me.

  1. Be aware of the pain I have caused others with my gossip.
  2. Let go of my stories about others, one by one, until they’re all gone.
  3. Be present and positive.

And let’s all remember the wisdom of Socrates:

Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds
discuss events, weak minds discuss people.

I’d love to hear about your plans to break this habit! Either leave a comment by scrolling to the bottom of this page or write to me directly at jinny@bestyearyet.com.

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The One Factor In The Brexit Vote No One Is Talking About

The U.K.’s historic vote to leave the European Union, many people believe, was driven by opinions on immigration

And it likely was influenced by the way people are psychologically wired. Analysts on Friday repeatedly cited voters’ emotions as the driver of Brexit. Many people may have voted with fear or anger as their primary motivator, even though it had been well known that leaving could have widespread consequences, including economic turmoil and adverse effects on public health

“We are leaving the EU and entering a dark and uncertain period,”Gary Younge, editor-at-large for The Guardian, wrote after the “leave” vote won Thursday’s referendum. “Offered a choice between fear of the unknown or fear of the foreigner, fear inevitably won. Britain lost.”

Why do we fall for fear or anger-based arguments?

Brexit supporters argued for strict controls on immigration, and said Britain’s membership in the EU led to loose borders. The EU’s free-movement policy allows European nationals to live and work in any EU state without a work permit. 

The anti-immigration outcry was heightened by the surge of migrants and refugees, including many from the war-torn Middle East. More than 1 million refugees have poured into Europe, primarily in the past year. 

The vote shows deep worry about immigrants and what they mean for job security, safety and economic growth — fears that many consider xenophobic.

It’s not hard to see the fear in Brexit supporters’ tweets:

Political language that incites fear by spotlighting terrorism risks, for example, can sway conservative voters, researchers say. Fearful voters are prone to choosing an outcome based on new information, often abandoning their previous loyalties or affiliations.

Many Brexit voters may have felt neutral or even uninformed about the EU, the alliance they voted to leave. The day after the referendum, many UK residents were Googling, “What is the EU?”

Those who are angry are less likely to be invested in the political status quo and the options available to them. Studies show angry voters tend to be partisan and unreceptive to points that conflict with their own, according to the American Psychological Association.

Emotions can rule in the voting booth

Psychologists are increasingly finding that emotions can play a major role in elections. 

“Thinking and feeling go hand in hand. In any decision-making — including political decisions — how people feel about the information they’re being given is important,” Tereza Capelos, an expert in political psychology at Surrey University, told the BBC last year. “Emotions help people make decisions.”

Perhaps that’s why the Brexit decision was shocking. Those arguing for Britain to remain in the EU presented sensible reasons (public health, scientific research, the environment, the economy). But many people rejected those rational views and went with emotion. And for many, the result was devastating:

Europe isn’t the only place where fears and frustrations run amuck and influence voting. It’s happening in the U.S. as well, with Donald Trump riding his proposed ban on all Muslims from entering the U.S. to the Republican presidential nomination.

Of course, human nature is a complex construct. There are a lot of other psychological factors that can inform a person’s vote, from attack ads to a candidate’s physical appearance. But they all influence how an individual feels. That means emotions have a very large impact on important choices, like the Brexit referendum.

Fear and anger can have a lot of agency — but they don’t always make the best decisions. (You listening, America?)

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BREXIT CARNAGE: Sterling, Stocks In Free Fall As UK Votes To Exit European Union

Carnage came to world markets on Friday as early voting returns suggested Britain was on the brink of leaving the European Union, threatening the existence of the entire bloc and its single currency.

Risk assets were scorched as investors fled to the safety of top-rated government debt, with FTSE futures off 6 percent FFIc1 and EMINI S&P 500 futures ESc1 down 3.5 percent.

The British pound had collapsed no less than 15 U.S. cents, easily the biggest fall in living memory, while the euro slid 2.8 percent as investors feared for its very future.

Sterling sank a staggering 9 percent to $ 1.3550, having carved out a range of $ 1.3462 to $ 1.5022. The fall was even larger than during the global financial crisis and the currency was moving two or three cents in the blink of an eye.

“Sterling is getting smackadoodled,” said Tim Kelleher, Head of FX Institutional Sales New Zealand for ASB Bank in Auckland. “While we thought it was all going to be “Remain,” it’s quite clearly not going to be as clear cut as that.”

Early official results showed the margins were nail-bitingly tight but pointing to a “Leave,” Betting firm BetFair estimated the probability of leaving as high as 74 percent.

Traders were particularly spooked by returns from Sunderland showing a large majority for the “Leave” camp and just a narrow win for “Remain” in Newcastle.

With half of 382 counting areas declared, the Leave camp was put at 51.3 percent against 48.7 percent for “Remain”, according to Reuters calculations.

The tremors shook all asset classes and regions.

The safe-haven yen sprang higher to stand at 101.00 per dollar, having been as low as 106.81 at one stage.

That dragged the Nikkei .N225 down 3 percent and prompted warnings from Japanese officials that excessive forex moves were undesirable. Indeed, traders were wary in case global central banks chose to step in to calm the volatility.

Other currencies across Asia suffered badly on worries that alarmed investors could pull funds out of emerging markets.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS slid 3.3 percent, its biggest fall in 10 months, while Shanghai stocks .SSEC lost 1 percent.

UK bank shares listed in Hong Kong tumbled on the prospect of a destabilizing exit. HSBC (0005.HK) fell 8 percent while Standard Chartered (2888.HK) sank 9 percent.

 

FALSE HOPES?

Financial markets have been racked for months by worries about what Brexit, or a British exit from the European Union, would mean for Europe’s stability.

Early opinion polls had favored the “Remain” camp and perhaps led to a false sense of complacency in markets. An Ipsos MORI poll put the lead at 8 points while a YouGov poll out just after polls closed found 52 percent of respondents said they voted to remain in the EU while 48 percent voted to leave.

Sovereign bonds came back into favor as safe harbors against market volatility, with U.S. 10-year Treasury futures TYc1 jumping 1.29 points.

Yields on the cash note US10YT=RR fell 16 basis points to 1.58 percent, the steepest one day drop since 2011.

Investors also priced in even less chance of another hike in U.S. interest rates <0#FF:> given the Federal Reserve had cited a British exit from the EU as one reason to be cautious on tightening.

“It adds weight to the camp that the Fed would be on hold. A July (hike) is definitely off the table,” Mike Baele, managing director with the private client reserve group at U.S. Bank in Portland, Oregon.

Commodities likewise swung lower as a Brexit would be seen as a major threat to global growth. U.S. crude CLc1 shed $ 2.02 to $ 48.09 a barrel in erratic trade while Brent LCOc1 fell $ 1.91 to $ 49.00.

Copper CMCU3 slipped but gold galloped more than 3 percent higher thanks to its perceived safe haven status.

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I’m in a relationship that is long-distance for the summer. I feel like you lose some emotional value when you communicate through text, but my boyfriend prefers to write out what he feels as opposed to talking about it. How should we communicate?

He’s a wonderful man, and we love each other and make each other happy. But it frustrates me that he’s nonchalant about how we spend our time together. If I suggest something, I never get a solid, “Yes, this is what I want.” It’s usually, “Sure,” or “I don’t care, whatever you want to do,” or “I don’t know, you decide.”

I’ve expressed that I dislike making the decisions, and that it feels like he does stuff with me regardless of whether he really wants to or not. His response was that while he doesn’t mind the activities we’ve done, they ultimately don’t matter; he simply wants to spend time with me.

Now we are back on break, and I’m the one to suggest when to Skype or talk. Should I address this with him, or am I overreacting?
–Marie; Scarsdale, NY

I’m going to answer your first question second, and your second question first.

No, I don’t think you’re overreacting. As my mother-the-therapist says, there’s no such thing as a wrong feeling. You are frustrated by something your boyfriend does — or doesn’t do — and that needs to be addressed. If it’s not, it’s going to end up lurking beneath the surface, breeding resentment and discontent.

Every relationship has its own equilibrium, and yours appears to be out of whack. You’re the one putting in all the effort, and I’m guessing it feels that if you didn’t, the only thing that would keep you a couple would be your Facebook status.

In a way, your boyfriend reminds me of me. Shortly after my now-wife, Emily, and I started dating, she asked me what I wanted — to eat, or watch on TV, or do on Saturday night, I don’t remember — and I replied with the dreaded, “Whatever you want,” like I was part of an arranged marriage in Zamunda.

Truthfully, I (idiotically) thought this was the ultimate expression of chivalry. I’m here, at your service, sacrificing my own needs to satisfy yours.

Emily did not see it this way. She couldn’t stand that answer, and she wasn’t shy about telling me so. It made her feel the same way it makes you feel — that I wasn’t invested in the relationship, and I was making her bear the full burden of it.

Of course, nothing could’ve been further from the truth. My indifference had nothing to do with Emily. As long as our weekend plans aren’t filled with my kryptonite — like, say, seafood meals and opera tickets — I generally do not care what we do or where we go, partly because I’m super low maintenance, partly because I don’t like the pressure of making the choice. It stresses me out. I take it too personally. I spend the whole time worried that the other person isn’t having a good enough time, as if their enjoyment is my responsibility. Which, when it’s your call, I guess it kind of is.

But hearing Emily’s frustration, I knew I had to change. It didn’t matter if I had to fake it, and it didn’t matter how uncomfortable it made me. I had to figure out a way to start making decisions. So I did.

Your boyfriend can do the same. But since he hasn’t yet changed, you’re well within your rights to bring it up again. Tell him exactly what bothers you, and exactly what you need. Leave no doubt.

I’d also suggest opening up to the idea of changing yourself. At least a little bit. When you’ve mentioned this topic in the past, think about what he said — that all he wants to do is spend time with you. That’s a pretty big deal. It’s a foundational pillar of any successful relationship, and I wouldn’t take that for granted.

So while he needs to adjust his behavior, it might be worth adjusting your expectations. There’s a happy medium somewhere in the middle.

As for how you should communicate when you’re apart, this is yet another dynamic in which your boyfriend and I are alike. While I agree that emotions can get lost in texts/emails, I am not a fan of the phone. I can’t stand small talk, and when it comes to more important discussions, I like having time to think about what I want to say.

Traditional Skype conversations are even more awkward, because it’s just a phone call where the other person can see that you’re sitting in your underwear.

I’m much more comfortable being face to face, enjoying a shared experience, when every pause isn’t filled with stress. Which is why a few years ago when Emily and I spent four months doing long-distance, we’d coordinate Skype dates that coincided with the airings of our favorite shows. We each sat on our respective couches, and she’d watch on her TV while I’d watch on mine.

It was the perfect solution for us, and it could be the perfect solution for the two of you — an activity you can do together that’s already been suggested and scheduled.

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The nation’s addiction to opioid drugs claimed greater than 28,000 lives in 2014-nearly four times more than they did in 1999–and more than half involved prescription drugs. The tragic growth in opioid-related deaths is not an aberration; it’s part of a 15-year-long trend the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is now a “national epidemic.”

Researchers have identified numerous contributing factors related to the opioid crisis, including the changing dynamics of the doctor-patient relationship, the creation of more potent and long-acting drugs, and trends started by influential medical experts and academic societies in the late 1990s suggesting total pain control should be treated as an attainable medical ideal–the so-called “fifth vital sign.”

While these concerns are all worthy of significant attention, a seemingly harmless government survey of patient satisfaction may be one of the most overlooked and important causes behind the current opioid epidemic. The survey, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It was created in 1995 as part of the federal government’s efforts to provide consumers with objective metrics for evaluating health care service providers and to create a way to hold providers accountable for the quality of their diagnoses, treatments, communication, and the comfort provided to patients.

In 2005, the Deficit Reduction Act was passed, requiring HCAHPS scores to be used as a standardized evaluation of health care providers and systems when issuing Medicare reimbursements. Provisions contained within the Affordable Care Act in 2010 further tied reimbursement rates to HCAHPS survey results.

Proponents of these measures state that providing greater transparency for consumers and incentivizing hospitals and other providers to compete with one another simultaneously lowers costs and improves quality and patient satisfaction. But one important and detrimental unintended consequence of HCAHPS and other similar mandates is they encourage physicians and other health care professionals to place a higher value on certain measures of satisfaction–notably pain management–that may put patients at risk.

In addition to assessing the quality of communication from the health care team and the environment of a patient’s room, the HCAHPS survey asks respondents to score a provider’s success at managing pain. There are several questions completely dedicated to pain, including, “How often was your pain well controlled?” and “How often did the hospital staff do everything they could to help you with your pain?”

Controlling a patient’s pain is undoubtedly a crucial part of practicing medicine, but survey questions such as this one have encouraged providers to treat patients with ever-higher dosages of opioids, the consequences of which have proven to be extremely dangerous. Since 1999, the amount of prescription opioids sold in the United States has nearly quadrupled, and opioid-related deaths have risen at a similar rate over the same period. Amongst those addicted to heroin, greater than 70 percent report abusing prescription opioids prior to using heroin.

The phrase “do no harm” may be more complicated than it appears on the surface. Doctors are faced with the challenge of curing patients and treating their pain, but they must also avoid unsafe prescribing practices that could lead to drug tolerance, addiction, or both. The HCAHPS survey inadvertently adds to this dilemma by making patients’ pain management effectively more important than their long-term health.

Providers should always work to find new and effective ways to treat pain, especially now that over one-third of Americans suffer from chronic or acute pain. It is up to the health care community to become responsible stewards for this widespread problem. Providers should emphasize non-opioid classes of pain medications and other holistic strategies for pain management, as well as push for more drug-monitoring programs.

Unfortunately, achieving these goals is made much more difficult as a result of the external pressures placed on providers by government-mandated hospital score ratings such as those produced by HCAHPS, especially when they are used to determine monetary reimbursements.

This article was co-authored by Justin Haskins, executive editor of The Heartland Institute.

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NRA Radio Host Compares Congressmen Staging Sit-In Over Gun Control To ‘Criminals And Terrorists’

A National Rifle Association radio host compared the lawmakers staging a sit-in at the House of Representatives over a gun control vote to “criminals and terrorists” on Wednesday.

Cam Edwards, host of the NRA’s “Cam & Company,” griped that the lawmakers were acting “in violation of House rules on photography” because they livestreamed the event after House Republicans cut off C-SPAN cameras.  

Then, Edwards said:

“So in order to push legislation that the sponsors say would not have prevented the attacks in Orlando, Florida, they’re also going to flout the House rules. Kind of like, you know, criminals and terrorists flout the rules that we have in place right now and will continue to do so?”

See his full comments in the clip above, posted online by Media Matters.

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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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A Guide To Finding Inner Strength When You Need It Most

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the place! We all need a course-correcting tool — A “GPS for the Soul” — to help us find our way back to center. The guide below will give you the tools you need to reach that calmer state of mind.

Sometimes to find strength you must look within. In the GPS Guide below, reader Jennifer Bedell shares some encouraging affirmations to remind you of how strong you are. Bedell also offers a few tips on how to calm down when you’re stressed. Read the guide below and remember that you’re in charge of how you feel.

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Rory McIlroy Pulls Out Of Olympics Over Zika Fears

By Adrian Warner

LONDON (Reuters) – Northern Ireland’s four-times major winner Rory McIlroy has decided to pull out of the historic golf tournament at the Rio Olympic Games in August because of health fears over the Zika virus.

“After speaking with those closest to me, I’ve come to realize that my health and my family’s health comes before anything else,” the world number four said in a statement on Wednesday.

“Even though the risk of infection from the Zika virus is considered low, it is a risk nonetheless and a risk I am unwilling to take.”

The International Golf Federation (IGF) said it was disappointed with McIlroy’s decision.

The 27-year-old was due to represent Ireland, rather than Britain, at the Games and his withdrawal is the latest blow to golf, which is returning to the Olympics for the first time since 1904.

A number of big names, including Fiji’s Vijay Singh and Charl Schwartzel of South Africa, have also withdrawn because of the virus.

Controversy over the Aug. 5-21 Games has grown as more becomes known about Zika. The mosquito-borne virus can cause crippling birth defects and, in adults, has been linked to the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre.

Last week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that the Games did not need to be moved or postponed because there is “a very low risk” that holding the event in Brazil will cause further spread of the virus.

An expert WHO panel on Zika concluded that staging the event during the Brazilian winter means the mosquito population will be smaller and intensified mosquito-control measures in place around venues “should further reduce the risk of transmission”.

MIXED RESPONSE

Medical experts had a mixed response to McIlroy’s decision.

Derek Gatherer, a virus expert at Britain’s Lancaster University, said if the golfer was “contemplating becoming a father within a year or so, then it was a perfectly reasonable precaution to stay away from regions of active Zika transmission”.

But Jonathan Ball, a professor of molecular virology at the University of Nottingham, said: “Obviously I don’t know the reasons for this decision, but it does strike me as being extreme.

“The chances of being infected by the Zika virus is low, especially if you protect yourself from mosquito bites by covering up and using a good insect repellent.”

But there are clearly worries in the golf world. Earlier this month, world number one Jason Day expressed doubts for the first time over whether he would compete and the virus was a hot topic of conversation among golfers at last week’s U.S. Open.

Masters champion Danny Willett, whose wife Nicole gave birth to their first child at the end of March, said he was excited about the Olympic Games but would not to go if his family’s health was at risk.

The list of Rio absentees also includes Australian world number eight Adam Scott and South Africa’s world number 14 Louis Oosthuizen, who both opted out over scheduling conflicts.

FROZEN SPERM

The connection between Zika and microcephaly first came to light last year in Brazil, which has now confirmed more than 1,400 cases of microcephaly that it considers to be related to Zika infections in mothers.

Britain’s Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford has decided to have his sperm frozen before the Games.

His partner Susie Verrill, who will not travel to Rio with their young son, said the couple had taken the precaution because they wanted to have more children.

McIlroy, who is engaged to American Erica Stoll, took a long time to decide who he would represent in Rio and threatened to skip the Olympics as he agonized over his choice between Britain and Ireland before opting for the latter in 2014.

“I trust the Irish people will understand my decision (not to go,” McIlroy added. “I will continue to endeavor to make my fans and fans of golf proud with my play on the course and my actions off it.”

Irish golf team captain Paul McGinley said McIlroy would have been a 100 percent certain pick for the Games but fully understood the reasoning behind the player’s withdrawal.

“It’s not for me to influence his decision, it’s a health decision he has discussed with his family and wife to be,” McGinley told Irish national broadcaster RTE.

“Shane (Lowry) and GMac (Graeme McDowell) are the next two in at the moment.”

In a statement the IGF said: “(We) are disappointed with Rory’s decision but recognize that some players will have to weigh personally a unique set of circumstances as they contemplate their participation in golf’s historic return to the Olympic Games in Rio, with the Zika virus foremost among them.”

(Additional reporting by Kate Kelland and Martyn Herman,; Editing by John O’Brien and Ken Ferris)

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North Carolina Governor Bashes Schools That Stand Up For Transgendered Students

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory continues to defend the state’s sweeping anti-LGBT law despite public outrage and political backlash, going as far as to mock Bruce Springsteen after the musician canceled a concert in protest,  

When a school system in Charlotte on Monday announced its new bathroom policy that flies in the face of the controversial law by allowing students to identify as whatever gender they choose, the governor’s office couldn’t help but fire back.

A spokesman for McCrory, in a statement on Tuesday, accused Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools of defying transparency and “purposely breaking state law.”

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, a district that includes more than 146,000 K-12 students in 168​​ schools, on Monday adopted an updated policy that it says follows a federal court ruling and will better protect transgendered students, The Charlotte Observer reports. In addition to allowing students to select the gender and name by which they want to identify, the policy requires that schools honor that identity in restrooms, locker rooms, yearbooks and graduation ceremonies.

“This is about courage, understanding and compassion,” Superintendent Ann Clark told the newspaper. “These are our children. These are the community’s children.”

Passed in March, North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2 removes legal anti-discrimination protection for LGBTQ people and mandates that individuals use the public bathrooms that corresponds to the sex they were assigned at birth. It faces a legal challenge from the U.S. Department of Justice.

George Battle III, an attorney for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, said during a news conference that the updated policy is not meant to defy House Bill 2, according to The Charlotte Observer. Instead, it follows an April ruling by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals which Battle said requires “transgendered students must be given access to the restroom, locker room, changing room facilities of the gender for which they self-identify.”

“That’s the law of the land for five states that are in the 4th Circuit, North Carolina being one of those states,” Battle said. “This isn’t CMS making a stand against HB2.”

Predictably, McCrory saw things differently.

“Instead of providing reasonable accommodations for some students facing unique circumstances,” the school district “made a radical change to their shower, locker room and restroom policy for all students,” Graham Wilson, the governor’s press secretary, said. 

“This curiously-timed announcement that changes the basic expectations of privacy for students comes just after school let out and defies transparency, especially for parents,” Wilson said in a statement. “The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System should have waited for the courts to make a decision instead of purposely breaking state law.”

The school district’s new policy is slated to take effect when classes resume in August.

You have to accept them for what they are,” Kelly Hagemann, a school district parent, told WSOC-TV. “We’re maybe not going to understand everything about it, but we can’t really alienate people.”

Late last month, University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings wrote she had “no intent” to enforce the anti-trans bathroom law.

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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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ADVICE 25: I’m Dating A Married Man

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On the silver anniversary of ADVICE, allow me to say thank you to everyone for reading and to those who have shared their personal lives in this public forum.

After all, this column wouldn’t exist without your questions, so please keep them coming.

To submit a question, fill out this impossibly brief Google form, then come back and read today’s answer…

(Questions have been modified for space and clarity.)

I went on a date with a guy and had a really good time. At the end of the night, he told me he was married. He said he felt bad and wanted to be honest with me. Yes, I was very upset, as I seem to attract married men. We still talk to each other on the phone and we do see each other two to three times a week at our sons’ baseball practices. I have told him several times that we cannot continue talking to each other, and he tells me his relationship with his wife is OK. He continues to contact me and tells me he wants me, but I don’t know if he really likes me. I know he can’t just break it off with his wife overnight — nor would he — but can he really feel something for me?
Jlag0307; Orlando, FL

In one of the first editions of this column, I explained how, in my answers, I wouldn’t be telling people what they should or shouldn’t be doing. Doing so would imply that I know best, and that’s not the case. I’m neither judge nor jury.

Instead, my goal is to paint a 360-degree picture of a situation, to present all viable options and resolutions — and then let the questioner decide on the proper course of action.

Unfortunately, with this question, I’m having trouble adhering to my mission statement.

This situation is bad all the way around. He’s married. Your sons play baseball together. I’m not sure there are two sides to this story.

I don’t mean to sound harsh or insensitive, but I don’t see how this is a relationship you can pursue. I get that it’s difficult to be lonely, and I get that when you find someone you like, you’re willing to do just about anything — and put up with just about anything — to hold onto that connection.

But do you really want to have an affair with the father of your son’s teammate? Before you wade too far into this, think about the potential consequences. Think about if this is what you want for your love story. Think about your son and the humiliation he stands to suffer if things go south. (And in all likelihood, it will go south.) Think about this guy’s wife and what it’d feel like to have someone cheat on you. Do you really want to be the other woman?

Not that it makes a difference, but this guy isn’t even saying he’s looking to leave his wife for you. In fact, he’s telling you the exact opposite. He’s telling you that his marriage is fine and that he’s not going anywhere.

Best-case scenario, he’s someone who should never have gotten married and is searching for his next side piece. Worst-case scenario, he’s a scumbag who takes advantage of unsuspecting women to get off, preying on their vulnerabilities in the bleachers during batting practice. Where’s the upside? Where’s the fairy-tale ending? Where’s the ending that results in anything but disaster?

Could he be feeling something for you? Sure. I guess. But I think the more appropriate question is: What does it matter?

Instead of focusing on him, let’s focus on you. You said you always attract married men — the very definition of the unavailable dream. Why do you think that is? Granted, given your son’s age and extracurricular activities, these are the guys you most frequently come across, so it could be a product of circumstance.

But if I had to bet, I’d say there’s more to it than that. I don’t believe you’re consciously pursuing other people’s husbands, but I do believe they keep showing up on your doorstep for a reason.

While I accept that there’s much in life we can’t control, I do think that the worlds we create for ourselves aren’t created by accident. They are often a reflection of our inner thoughts and beliefs. To a certain extent, our lives play out as a self-fulfilling prophecy.

So I’m wondering what’s making you invest in this toxic relationship. What purpose or void is it filling? Do you not believe you’re worthy of something better? Do you not believe you’re worthy of happiness? Deep down, is there something that’s convinced you that this is the best that you deserve?

I don’t know, and I’m not going to guess. In realigning with my mission statement for this column, I’ll let you be the one to decide.

COMING FRIDAY: Long-Distance Relationships

Need more ADVICE? Check out the most recent installments:

ADVICE 24: Love Hurts

ADVICE 23: Loyalty, Jessup and A Few Good Men

ADVICE 22: The Two-Pronged Approach to Handling Stress

ADVICE 21: The Pitfalls of Infatuation

ADVICE 20: Friends With Benefits — With a Twist

ADVICE 19: On Regret

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Lots Of Parents Are Naming Babies After Clinton, Trump… And ‘Hamilton”

It seems that this year’s presidential election is influencing parents in ways beyond political activism and baby fashion choices. Presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are apparently providing baby name inspiration as well.

BabyCenter analyzed the roughly 115,000 baby names registered on the site and found that the name Hillary increased 142 percent in popularity since this time last year. The names Bill, Chelsea and Charlotte rose 113 percent, 18 percent and 17 percent respectively.

According to a press release from BabyCenter, the name Donald also rose in popularity but only by eight percent. Melania is up 36 percent, and Ivanka increased by four percent. 

Bernie Sanders does not appear to have had the same effect, as the name Bernard fell 50 percent, and no new baby Bernies appeared in the BabyCenter database.

“A presidential election is a big deal, and new parents who choose names like Hillary and Donald are placing a bet that their new baby will share the name of the next American president,” Linda Murray, BabyCenter Global Editor in Chief, stated in the press release.

“In a sense, they’re already voting for their favorite candidate. Time will tell whether they picked a winner or the next John Kerry or Mitt Romney,” she added.

BabyCenter’s analysis also found some potential baby name influence in the hit Broadway musical, “Hamilton.” Since last June, the name Hamilton has increased almost 60 percent in popularity. Meanwhile Jefferson is up 171 percent, James rose 25 percent, George increased by 21 percent and Maria is up almost 22 percent.

“The combination of ‘Hamilton’s’ success and the election year has parents feeling patriotic,” Murray explained, adding, “When parents reach into history to select a leader’s name for their child, it’s usually because they feel inspired by that person’s values and legacy. The Broadway show’s multi-ethnic, cross-culture story speaks to millennial parents. Hamilton is the new Lincoln or Madison.”

For more information about these findings, visit BabyCenter.

Editor’s note: Donald 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. 

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