Coming of Age on Antidepressants

For people who have lived their entire adult lives on antidepressant medication, it is difficult to have any baseline to judge their normal behavior and personality. Antidepressants mess with you in all sorts of weird and unexpected ways, and without that baseline it is often impossible to know if certain feelings and behaviors are innate or are the effect of drug interactions that no one really understands.

‘Not our finest hour,’ admits BA chief

The opening of their new T5 airport terminal at Heathrow, Europe’s biggest airport, has been a huge disaster. It seems obvious that when creating a new logistical system of such scale and complexity you must start slow, with only a few flights, and gradually scale up operations and capacity, working out problems and kinks along the way. So of course BA launched with a bang and the software and training problems resulted in a huge black eye for the operators and tenants of the £4.3 billion terminal.

Forget all the razzmatazz over Obama. The Democrats have only one option for president

Some of the author’s points are things I’ve been pondering since Obama’s Texas/Ohio debacle. Is Clinton, despite all the odds, the more electable candidate? She has been getting consistently better results among older voters, Hispanics, and women, constituencies that are more important in the general election than young people and black voters. And she’s doing better in primaries and in larger states, while Obama’s support is in smaller states and caucuses. She’s also a fighter, and very willing to go negative which, while divisive and undesirable, is often a good way to win elections. At the end of the day, straight electability trumps hope in my book, as much as I think he is the more inspiring candidate.