Impose No-Fly on Libya
The question raised by the wave of protests spreading across the Middle East is not whether to deal with autocrats, but how to deal with them.
Less than two years ago, prime ministers and presidents sat down to talk about world trade and food security with Muammar Qaddafi. Today, Libya’s tyrant is paying mercenaries to shoot his people in the streets like "rats" and "cockroaches". When strongmen are vulnerable, as now, the priority is to push them towards reform and away from violence. The West should press for human rights and democracy—even when it is inconvenient, as it is with China and Russia. Just ask those who have summoned up the courage to risk death for a cause on the streets of Tripoli.
The surprisingly simple treatment could prove promising for doctors and patients seeking to treat depression without medication.
- A new report shows how cold-water swimming was an effective treatment for a 24-year-old mother.
- The treatment is based on cross-adaptation, a phenomenon where individuals become less sensitive to a stimulus after being exposed to another.
- Getting used to the shock of cold-water swimming could blunt your body's sensitivity to other stressors.
Maybe try counseling first before you try this, married folks.
Why self-control makes your life better, and how to get more of it.
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- Research demonstrates that people with higher levels of self-control are happier over both the short and long run.
- Higher levels of self-control are correlated with educational, occupational, and social success.
- It was found that the people with the greatest levels of self-control avoid temptation rather than resist it at every turn.
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