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Why We Love Ourselves but Care More About Other People's Opinions

Welcome to <b>Mid-Week Meditations</b>, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use it to reflect on and improve your life.<p>For …

Overdoses Killed More People In 2016 Than HIV/AIDS Did At Its Peak

The deaths have prompted some to call U.S. drug overdose rates a "modern plague."<p><i>The New York Times</i> has deemed it a “modern plague,” as early data …

6 Times Literary Works Were Stolen

Last month, a short, untitled prequel to the <i>Harry Potter</i> series was stolen in a home burglary in Birmingham, England. Handwritten on two sides of a …

Biotech Company Wants to Bring Brain-Dead People Back to Life

Bioquark, a biotechnolgy company from Philadelphia believes brain death is not as irreversible as most people think, and claims to have come up with …

Trump Impeachment Process To Officially Begin With Articles Submitted By Texas Congressman

Rep. Al Green has begun drafting articles of impeachment against Trump, stating that the firing of James Comey was an obstruction of justice.<p>US …

Donald Trump

Despite Stigma, 'Electroshock' Therapy Gains Patient Appreciation

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), sometimes called electroshock therapy, was once considered "barbaric," but many patients with mental health …

Humorous Illustrations Show What Anxiety and Depression Feel Like

As Grenville Kleiser (1868–1935) said: <i>“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business</i> …

How People Treat Mental Illness Vs. How They Treat Physical Illness

Just because you can't see the pain, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

Mental Disorders

5 Women Share How They Disclosed Their Mental Illnesses At Work

"I'd lied many times about where I was on certain days off when really I was curled up in a ball in bed, afraid to face the world."<p>Letting your boss know you have a mental illness can be very tricky, often triggering feelings of fear and shame. But here's why it's important: According to the …

Mental Disorders

10 Keys to Recovery

Having worked for many years with people in various stages of recovery, I’ve seen clearly that there is no one-size-fits-all formula for success. …

13 Annoying Conversations You've Definitely Had If You're Depressed

"Just choose happiness!" THANKS, I'M CURED.<p>By the way: Humor is a great way for a lot of people to cope with their depression, but nothing beats getting the help you need. SO, here are some quick resources, just in case:<p>* You learn more about starting therapy here, since pretty much <i>everyone</i> can …

Depression

These 5 Smart Headline Tips Will Make Readers Click, Like, and Share Your Content

This month marks the third year that I've been blogging. One of the biggest lessons I've learned along the way is the importance of writing headlines that capture the reader's attention and make her want to click-through and read.<p>It can be a tall challenge to cram the essence of your blog post into …

Infographics

Being successful with money only takes 5 steps — but you have to keep doing them

"There are really only five things you have to do in order to have a successful life," financial editor of NBC's "Today Show" Jean Chatzky told Business Insider in a Facebook Live interview, "but you have to do them over and over again."<p>Chatzky, who is also a senior editor at The Balance and the …

Apple Patents Crazy New iPhone Designs

When it comes to keeping secrets the US patent office is perhaps technology’s biggest nemesis and it has struck again with a beauty: Apple’s application for a flexible and even foldable new iPhone.<p>Picked up by the eagle-eyed folks at AppleInsider, this week USPTO awarded Apple a wide-ranging patent …

3 Technologies I Plan to Own in 2015

I wrote about these gadgets in 2014. I plan to have them in my hand in 2015.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

5 social trends you can expect to see in 2015

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From the archive, 1 January 1934: Manchester Guardian exposes reality of Dachau

The concentration camp at Dachau is often represented as a model of its kind. Thus the “Münchener Illustrierte Presse” of July 16 described it (with illustrations) as a kind of institute where politically misguided men are being trained to become good citizens. They are seen drilling and working in …

Why do we hate Facebook so much?

In a story about the rankings of the most loved and most hated companies by VentureBeat contributor Gregory Ferenstein, a little nugget he uncovered really struck me.<p>Facebook is one of our most hated companies.<p>According to the latest American Consumer Satisfaction Index that Ferenstein obtained, …

Films of 2015: they’re worth the wait

Photograph: Allstar/Disney/Lucasfilm<p>Press shots have been released for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, but the film doesn’t hit cinemas until the end of …

10 Conversations Every Couple Should Have in the New Year

I believe that there are 10 conversations that every couple needs to have on a regular basis in order toᅡᅠkeep their emotional connection alive. They can help you realize what areas of their relationship may need to be worked on, whether this is done withᅡᅠmore conversation or even with a couples …

Personality

Cancer is the best way to die and we should stop trying to cure it, says doctor

Dr Richard Smith said cancer gave sufferers time to say goodbye and pain could be endured through ‘love, morphine, and whisky'<p>Cancer is the best way to die because it gives people the chance to come to terms with their own mortality, the former editor of the British Medical Journal has claimed.<p>Dr …

Cancer

North Korea blasts U.S. over release of 'The Interview'

North Korea issued a statement on its official state news agency on Saturday denouncing Sony Pictures Entertainment's release of the movie "The Interview." It called President Barack Obama the "chief culprit" who forced the production company to "indiscriminately distribute" the picture.<p>The …

3 Reasons Why The Auto Industry Should Be Terrified Of The Google Car

The first prototypes of its adorable and potentially groundbreaking self-driving vehicle started rolling off the assembly line.<p>Over the next few years, we're likely to see them tooling around California's roads as Google strives to make fully autonomous cars a reality.<p>For the most part, the …

Diane Ackerman on What Working at a Suicide Prevention Hotline Taught Her About the Human Spirit

<i>“How are we so optimistic, so careful not to trip and yet do trip, and then get up and say OK?”</i> Maira Kalman pondered in her visual philosophy. Such is the magnificent resilience of the human spirit. Our culture is haunted by the unholy ghost of suicide; those who succumb to it are mercilessly …

How and when you’ll be able to get Lollipop for your current Android device

Google is trying to get the newest Android software pushed out to more devices faster than ever before, although it could still be a while before …

Google Gmail (for Android)

<b>Pros</b><p>Simple. Colorful. Fast search. Extremely intuitive. Supports multiple accounts, including IMAP/POP mail.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Swipe mail options very limited. No …

Husband who poisoned his wife with nicotine gets life in prison

A former nuclear power plant engineer who killed his wife 20 years ago with a fatal dose of nicotine was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.<p>Former San Clemente resident Paul Curry, 58, collected on a $500,000 life insurance policy and started life anew in Kansas …

Here's How A High School Shooter Escaped From Prison

Lane and two other prisoners escaped by building their own ladder and taking advantage of a broken security camera, those reports found.<p>Lane — a 19-year-old serving a life sentence for killing three classmates in a 2012 school shooting — and two other prisoners broke in to a locked crawl space to …

Crime

How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …