Aiah Smith-Seelen

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Who Says Those 3 Words First (and Why It Matters)

You’ve been seeing someone recently, someone who’s a bit of a game changer in your world. Everything is brighter and clearer, you can’t stop smiling, …

Let's rein in the Internet of Things before it's too late

"Americans live their lives on their phones now." So wrote 15 prominent technology companies, including Google, Facebook, Amazon and Snapchat, in a legal brief supporting<p>Applein its now-moot fight with the Justice Department over unlocking the San Bernardino killer's iPhone. Our phones have become …

Science can help explain why too little sleep makes us so emotional

If you’ve ever tossed and turned at 3am, you can probably attest to the fact that sleepless nights lead to bad mornings. Every minor mishap seems to set you off. You might snap at your spouse for forgetting to buy coffee filters, respond brusquely to a well-meaning co-worker, or blink back hot …

Women Talk About What It's Like to Take a Grown Man's Virginity

The responsibility of being a straight guy's first time is real, and it's even more stressful when you don't realize you've deflowered him until he tells you right after.<p>The door was barricaded, and I was drunk. After some promising foreplay and a few singular thrusts, it was clear that would be …

And Then She Left.

Maybe she was better at leaving than staying.<p>Maybe she had made a huge mess of things again.<p>All she knew was that her lungs were so tired of …

Loneliness

10 Things to Know About Someone Experiencing Sleep Challenges

During the late hours of the night, many of us lie awake unable to turn off our minds and fall sleep. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, <b>between 50 and 70 million Americans</b> (roughly 1 in 5) get insufficient sleep, and the CDC considers this a major public health problem. In …

How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe?

Most likely, as you’re reading this right now, you’re sitting down, perceiving yourself as stationary. Yet we know — at a cosmic level — we’re not so stationary after all. For one, the Earth rotates on its axis, hurtling us through space at nearly 1700 km/hr for someone on the equator.<p>That’s not …

Universe

A Laser Cloak Could Shield Earth From Aliens

The answer is always lasers<p>Both science fiction and some really smart people (such as Stephen Hawking) have cautioned against trying to contact aliens. What if the aliens' vast technological superiority allows them to destroy Earth or enslave humanity? That's why current efforts to find alien life …

8 truly horrifying ways the Earth could die

When astronaut Jim Lovell saw Earth outside his window during Apollo 8, the moment forever changed him.<p>"People often say, 'I hope to go to heaven when I die,'" Lovell previously told Business Insider. "In reality, if you think about it, you go to heaven when you're born."<p>Lovell was referring to the …

Your New Anti-Depression Medication: LSD

Shortly following its synthesis in 1938, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) fascinated mystic explorers of consciousness while wreaking havoc on those …

An 'Adventure Time' Clone Army and Other Hallucinogenic GIFs

It's like Picasso, Miró, and Pen Ward took acid and had a baby.<p>Thousands of cartoon faces undulate like waves on the ocean, smiling, laughing, and morphing in a neverending loop. It's a friendly face, Finn the Human from beloved animated show <i>Adventure Time</i>—but wait, looking closer it appears that …

Dear Person Contemplating Suicide: I Beg You to Read This

I am writing this while heartbroken. Our little corner of the world, our tight knit community, has lost two young men to suicide very recently. They were both my children's peers; their families are friends with my family.<p>In a town like Houston, especially our suburban area of Houston, friends are …

8 Surprising Reasons Young People May Suffer from Depression

A friend of mine approached me the other day in tears. The 9-year-old son of a close friend of hers tried to kill himself.<p>“He’s 9!!??!!” she said. …

The Most Inspiring Way to Be Happier

We all wanna be happy, right? But I have a little surprising, unhappy news about happiness — it can be selfish. Here’s what one study showed:<p>Our …