Saturday, January 14, 2017

SeaDragons, Seahorses and Red Dragon: Elena Ferrante

How to Sleep

Should you drink more coffee? Should you take melatonin? Can you train yourself to need less sleep? A physician’s guide to sleep in a stressful age.

Today the mercury reached 45.2 degrees Celsius in the New South Wales outpost at 2:37pm.
To some that will sound like Hell on Earth, but the 2,000-odd people that call Bourke home would not have it any other way.

As temperatures rose past 39C in Sydney on Wednesday, trains had to slow down by 10kp/h. In Bourke, there was a different problem Heatwave melting roads and cold river

Two cultures of women’s writing rarely mix: the lofty abstractions of Virginia Woolf and the vulgar, popular approach ofCosmopolitan. Enter Elena Ferrante 

In her new book Chasing Slow, Erin has condensed her essence into three hundred pages brimming with wit, experience, and soul. Chasing Slow is a memoir of sorts, but it’s also a frank and funny reality check on social media. On parenting. On life. Put simply, it’s a how-to guide for being a person in the modern world. Chasing Slow officially comes out on January 10 (that’s tomorrow!) so head over to Amazon and beam a little ray of Erin down into your life!

Taken at Ohshi Village,Fukushima Pref, Japan.There is a village (Ohshi area) to like surrounded by river in the topography where the Tadami River meanders greatly. You can meet the scenery like the original landscape in the back of own memory. #winter #landscape #fukushima #ice #snow #reflection #japan #morning #river #mountains #travel

When a call went out online recently for an art world protest strike — “no work, no school, no business” — on Inauguration Day, more than 200 artists, most based in New York, many well known, quickly signed on. In numbers, they represent a mere fraction of the present art world, and there was reason to expect the list would grow. By contrast, in New York in the 1950s, 200 artists pretty much were that world, and one divided into several barely tangent circles.
That era’s cultural geometry has been badly in need of study, and now it’s getting some in a labor-of-love exhibition called “Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965,” at the Grey Art Gallery at New York University. With nearly 230 objects, it’s big and has its share of stars. But it’s not a masterpiece display. It’s something almost better: a view of typical — rather than outstanding — art, of familiar artists looking unfamiliar, and of strangers you’re glad to meet. It looks the way history looks before the various MoMAs get their sanitizing hands on it: funky, diverse, down to earth, with things to teach us now...

How communities are rescuing teens from suicide's deadly river
Suicide is a preventable public health issue and experts know a lot about what works to stop it. But preventing teens from taking their own lives requires action by myriad actors, from legislators to general practitioners and others.

Aldo Tambellini’s “We Are the Primitives of a New Era” (1961). CreditAldo Tambellini Archive, Salem, Mass.