Relationships are wonderful, but there are so many different things to consider when it comes to settling down long-term. This video examines some of the most important ideas to think about as you decide whether you're prepared to take the plunge or not.
Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure -- and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.
What a meltdown feels like for an autistic person.
The effort it takes to fit in is increasingly exhausting as I get older. All that hard work to make other people more comfortable around me feels more and more pointless. I’m tired all the time. My resting heart rate is in the 90s. My body aches in ways that I can’t entirely attribute to age. My energy level appears to be deteriorating. If you want to understand people on the spectrum, listen to us. Think about how hard we’re working to exist in your world and consider meeting us halfway.
Would you ever let your child stand behind the tailpipe of an idling vehicle? It's unlikely. But there's a good chance you wouldn't say anything if your kid wandered into a room while you were spritzing yourself with perfume, repainting your nails, varnishing a shelf, or scrubbing a bathtub with a chemical cleaner. For many people, these are common, everyday actions that are not associated with danger.
According to a new study, regular use of cleaning sprays has an impact on lung health comparable with smoking a pack of cigarettes every day. The research found women in particular suffered significant health problems after long-term use of these products. Their lung function decline was comparable to smoking 20 cigarettes a day over 10 to 20 years. They advised that harmful cleaning products could be replaced with simple microfibre cloths and water.
Gender Differences in Asperger’s: Being a Trans Guy and a Female-Socialized Aspie
A new study of the air around Los Angeles finds that consumer and industrial products now rival tailpipe emissions as a source of harmful atmospheric pollutants. The findings, published Thursday in the journal Science, reveal a shift in the balance of polluting power in cities — one that may prompt researchers and regulators to step up their focus on a wide range of goods such as hairspray, paint and deodorant.