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November 13, 2021 BAND FAR THE The youngest of Aaron Beck’s subjects, in the very partial list of patients he had treated for anxiety and phobias in his book “Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders” (1976), was an eight-year-old boy. This boy, after weeks in the hospital with near-fatal sepsis, became horribly disgusted with blood, …

Superb cabins and huts around the world (Image credit: Cristobel Palma / Cabin Fever, Gestalten) From a Nordic pine cabin to a jewel treehouse, the homecoming refuge is booming. Why is the remote booth so perfect right now, asks Clare Dowdy. W What do rural cabins offer us that we can’t get at home? They …

New Zealand qualify for the semi-finals. India will pack up and go home. Another ICC event failure for the game’s superpower, this time in the group stage. With their cultured dismantling of Afghanistan in a virtual quarterfinal, the Kiwis have shown why they more than deserve to reach the bottom four at the expense of …

With Virginia’s gubernatorial election ticked off this week’s list, it’s worth considering the path that led Republican Glenn Youngkin to victory. In the home stretch of his campaign, one tactic used was particularly controversial – a video advertising centered on the dangers of Laura Murphy, a bossy mother who sought to have a certain graphic …

One thing everyone agrees on is that sleep, and REM sleep in particular, is important. On the one hand, evolution would not have fostered such a dangerous activity – in which we are disconnected from reality, ducks sitting for accidents or predators – if it had not been profoundly useful for survival. It cannot be …

At some point last year, I bought a used copy of “Camera Lucida”. In this slim text, the French literary theorist and semiotician Roland Barthes exposes his theory of photography as a collaboration between the spectator and the watched, centered on what Barthes calls the punctum: the (often marginal) detail that springs from an image …

NOTo The writer’s work is more closely related but less elaborate than that of Alan Garner – tied not only to himself and to the land, through the stories of a longtime Cheshire family who “knew its place ”, but to myth and folklore, circulating through the fantasies of children who made its name. In …

RAMAT GAN, Israel – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Checkmarx, the global leader in developer-centric software security, today announced that it has been named Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Application Security Testing for the third consecutive year. Checkmarx is the only vendor to have achieved this recognition each year since the launch of the Peer Insights …

Image courtesy of Getty Images Movie Earlier this year, stories from people, including Coloradans, blaming their reluctance to take vaccines I’m a legend emerged. We explored the connection. By Angela Ufheil October 26, 2021 Right after receiving her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, my mom made a weird joke. “I don’t know,” she told …

Borders define countries. Boundaries cannot contain people. The history of the world has many examples of large numbers of people migrating from one country to another. The 20th century was – and now the 21st century is – remarkable for migration. There is a body called the International Organization for Migration (IOM) which is part …