Happy Soul Food Friday!
This week: Autocracy v. Democracy & Staying Sane Even As The World Seems Mad
Different Perspectives on the World-
The Bad Guys Are Winning
If the 20th century was the story of slow, uneven progress toward the victory of liberal democracy over other ideologies—communism, fascism, virulent nationalism—the 21st century is, so far, a story of the reverse.
Autocracy Is Winning – The Atlantic
Opinion | Why Should Americans Care About Ukraine? It’s Not Complicated.
The Russia-Ukraine conflict is geographically distant, but the consequences of Putin’s aggression could have ripple effects beyond Eastern Europe.
Jeff McCausland: Why Putin and Russia’s Ukraine war should matter to America (nbcnews.com)
Putin Accidentally Revitalized the West’s Liberal Order
The Russian president thought he sensed an opportunity to take advantage of a disunited West. He has been proved wrong.
Putin Accidentally Revitalized the West’s Liberal Order – The Atlantic
Staying in the Positive-
3 Science-Backed Ways to Better Deal With Stress and Be More Focused, Productive, and Successful
Totally avoid stress? Impossible. Better deal with stress? Surprisingly simple.
3 Science-Backed Ways to Better Deal With Stress and Be More Focused, Productive, and Successful | Inc.com
The Secret to Happiness, According to This Harvard Professor: A Reverse Bucket List
If you want to be truly happy, don’t just think about what to add to your life, but about what to take away.
The Secret to Happiness, According to This Harvard Professor: A Reverse Bucket List | Inc.com
Study Finds Having Pets May Have Positive Impact on Brain Power
“Prior studies have suggested that the human-animal bond may have health benefits like decreasing blood pressure and stress,” Dr. Tiffany Braley of the University of Michigan Medical Center shared, adding that the “results suggest pet ownership may also be protective against cognitive decline.”
Study Finds Having Pets May Have Positive Impact on Brain Power | Complex
These Adorable Animal Pictures Will Bring a Smile to Your Face
Bored Panda has collected pictures from around the world to create this adorable gallery, featuring sweet animals who will bring a smile to your face.
These adorable animal pictures will bring a smile to your face | Daily Mail Online
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