Turn on a TV talk show and you'll think that everyone in America is in need of mental health counseling. But there are hundreds of different kinds of therapy out there, and it's hard to know which ones work.
Researchers have put a lot of effort into testing different forms of psychotherapy, and they have solid evidence of what works, particularly for common mental problems like depression and anxiety.
The boom in car ownership in China has brought with it many problems familiar to Americans: bad traffic, of course, but also more pollution. So the Chinese government and the auto companies are trying to push a new generation of environmentally friendly car.
But it's not proving easy.
Nancy Gioia, Ford's director of global electrification, has the somewhat unenviable task of persuading a Chinese public in the first flush of gasoline-powered capitalism to park the Hummer and roll out the Ford hybrid.
Most politicians steer clear from discussions about ‘taxes.’ That’s particularly the case if the talk is about a new tax or a tax increase. Still, ongoing concerns over Kentucky’s budget have some candidates in Tuesday’s primary talking about potential reforms.
When news surfaced last year that Thurston Moore had hired Beck to produce his new album, it was easy to imagine their collaboration taking one of two paths: They could go loud, or they could go quiet. Considering the body of work the two iconoclastic musicians have amassed over the years, either would have made sense.
You can't really accuse Boris of slowing down. The Japanese heavy music trio hasn't released a proper "rock" album since 2008's Smile, but in the interim put out a split 10" with the pop-metal band Torche, a collaborative EP with The Cult's Ian Astbury and an excellent series of seven-inch singles called Japanese Heavy Rock Hits. But still, rabid Boris fans (and they are the collector types, mind you) have been waiting for something more substantial. Attention Please is just one of four — four!
Boris is confusing and delighting completists by putting out four releases this year — read all about it here — but the Japanese heavy-music trio has just one more curve ball. There is a Heavy Rocks that came out in 2002, and this particular new recording is also called Heavy Rocks. Got it?
Joseph Arthur's 2006 album Nuclear Daydream was the last full-length release under his name alone, but we've been treated to the singer-songwriter's work in other incarnations since then. He's made two albums with his band The Lonely Astronauts, as well as a series of four solo EPs released across four months in 2008. Just last year, he put out an album with the trio Fistful of Mercy, featuring Arthur, Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison.
In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, Democrats look to a GOP money-making model, Raphael Saadiq updates old school R&B, being "Badass," and why you don't hear much about noise pollution.
With wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on hand to watch, the space shuttle Endeavour is poised to give the work week a roaring and historic start Monday morning, overcoming wiring problems that grounded it last month.
Giffords' arrival Sunday afternoon included a quick fly-by of Endeavour on the launch pad, ready to go.
"Gabrielle is excited for tomorrow's launch. Do you plan to see history in the making?" her staff tweeted.