Letting go, giving myself over to the serenity of doing nothing but staring at little feathered weirdos, was enough to put gas in the emotional tank — while making me consider going to the sporting goods store and finally buying binoculars. (MIC)
I ask myself this question all the time! (The New Yorker)
Crime, “unruly passenger” incidents, and other types of strange behavior have all soared recently. Why?
Much of the dysfunction stems from a misperception about how hard getting into college is. At hypercompetitive schools, ridiculously low acceptance rates have become the norm . . . (The Atlantic)
Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was. Same. As. It. Ever. Was . . . .
Research is now looking into how cognitive distortions affect everyday language by analyzing people’s social network messages. This naturalistic approach to language analysis is improving our understanding of the connection between how we think and how we feel. So here’s a look at that work, together with some examples of cognitive distortions that you might find in your own thinking. (Elemental)