October 2013 Issue

Content list for the magazine's print edition—plus web extras.

 Stop, Look…See
Photography isn’t just about capturing images. Andy Karr suggests three ways to explore the experience of looking itself, and even expand how you see the world

 To Pause and Protect
In a groundbreaking program, Oregon police officers are learning mindfulness techniques to better deal with stress, be more focused on the job, and connect more meaningfully with the people in the communities they serve. Maureen O’Hagan reports

A Journey to the Center of Yourself
Depression is not a disease, says James Gordon, M.D. He talks to Tracy Picha about the importance of seeing depression not as an end point but as a fresh opportunity for growth and change

Sidebar: James Gordon’s seven stages for the journey through depression

 The Best Medicine
Even if we hurt—maybe especially if we hurt, says Elaine Smookler—it helps to laugh

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Designing buildings with humans in mind • The final frontier: NASA meditates • Overwhelmed by choice? How to navigate it better • Parents learn how to keep kids’ sports fun • A nine-year-old dreams of helping kids halfway around the world and gets down to work