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Philando Castile's Driving Record Raises Questions About Racial Profiling

He'd been cited for dozens of minor infractions, many of which were eventually dismissed.<p>ST. PAUL, Minn. ― A black St. Paul man whom police fatally shot during a traffic stop last week appears to have been previously cited by police at least 31 times while driving, raising questions about racial …

An Instant With Borderline Personality Disorder

<i>The following is a direct example of the struggle of having Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It has not been toned down or censored. This is what I go through almost daily. It is an ongoing battle that I will never stop fighting.</i><p>The self-doubt, negative feelings, worry, second guessing and …

10 Extremely Precise Words for Emotions You Didn’t Even Know You Had

In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say …

Why What Other People Say and Do is Not About You

You're reading Why What Other People Say and Do is Not About You, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Medicare proposes new explanation of hospital admission status

In just two months, a federal law kicks in requiring hospitals to tell their Medicare patients if they have not been formally admitted and why. But …

Health Care

'Lady Dynamite' Is the Boldest and Most Subversive Comedy on TV

We spoke with co-creator Pam Brady about the comedy that is surprisingly deft about mental illness, race issues, and white feminism.<p><i>Lady Dynamite</i> is a beautiful mess of a show. The latest critical darling from Netflix features talking pugs, bisexual meth heads, lectures about Hannah Arendt, and at …

Living with social anxiety disorder (and how it differs from shyness) - Health - ABC News

In her darkest days, when her social anxiety was at its worst, Liz Trillia was a prisoner in her own home.<p>She had become so afraid of meeting people, …

What Your Go-To Sex Move Says About Your Personality

It reveals more than you'd think.<p>"You're such a doggy style!" is probably not something you get very often (or ever), but your personality and your spirit sex position might go hand-in-hand.<p>Whether you're all about the connection (read: missionary) or always looking for your next adventure (hats …

Mental and physical effects of magic mushrooms

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind.<p>Several small studies have linked the psychoactive ingredient in shrooms (which are illegal) with several purported health benefits, including the potential to help relieve anxiety and depression.<p>But, as with any drug, …

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A Fascinating Montage of Film Characters Taking an Honest Look at Themselves In the Mirror

Fandor Keyframe and De Filmkrant have created Man // Woman // Mirror, a fascinating montage of different fictional film characters taking an honest …

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Supercut of Emotional Movie Scenes Will Make You Cry

5 Mental Habits That Can Limit Your Ability to Think

Our brain is like a computer processor: It has a finite amount of processing power, or intellectual resources, that can be used in a given moment. …

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Friends, Family Admit They Expected Man’s Mental Breakdown To Look Completely Different

MINNEAPOLIS—Though they had reportedly anticipated his psychological breakdown for the past several months, friends and family members of local man …

10 Times Bill Murray Proved He's The Best

The legend of Bill Murray has grown to insane proportions, but it seems pretty legit. Here's 12 times Bill Murray proved he's as great as the rumors …

Married Porn Star Nina Hartley on Making Polyamory Work

<i>Nina Hartley isn't famous for her polyamorous marriage with adult film director Ira Levine (Ernest Greene), she's famous for her porn. Hartley's a</i> …

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8 Things We Learned in Couples Therapy That Saved Our Marriage

We needed someone's help to learn how to live together.<p>Marriage is hard, and it requires hard work sometimes. People aren't taught how to be good at marriage or even how to be a good life-long partner, and so we often screw it up. But in failing and learning how to solve problems, you can make a …

What to Do When Your Partner Disappoints or Frustrates You

<b>“Good relationships don't just happen. They take time, patience, and two people who truly want to be together.” ~Unknown</b><p>We are wired to seek “the …

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Using the 5 Love Languages to Reclaim Your Marriage

I had just returned from a four-night mission at a tiny little village on the outskirts of Zabul Province, Afghanistan when I stumbled upon this little gem. I was exhausted, hungry and in desperate need of a shower when an Army chaplain picked me up from the Blackhawk landing zone to take me back …

The Unexpected Reason It's Healthy To Feel Shame

Evolutionary psychologists explain why we sometimes get that sinking feeling of not being good enough.<p>Carl Jung, the Swiss founder of analytical psychology, called shame a "soul-eating emotion."<p>Following the Jungian model, author and shame expert Dr. Brene Brown has called the emotion the …

Is mindfulness making us ill?

It’s the relaxation technique of choice, popular with employers and even the NHS. But some have found it can have unexpected effects<p>I am sitting in a circle in a grey, corporate room with 10 housing association employees – administrators, security guards, cleaners – eyes darting about nervously. We …

Mindfulness

Smoking cannabis 'does not make you depressed or anxious'

Smoking cannabis does not cause people to become depressed or anxious as previously thought, scientists have said.<p>A major new study, which involved …

Maria Bamford Stand Up on the Late Show

The great and beloved Maria Bamford performed stand up on The Late Show Friday night and explained why she is a raccoon –which some of you might not …

Majestic Snowy Owl Captured Mid-Flight By Road Traffic Camera

Eat your hearts out, nature photographers.<p>He wrote on Twitter that the owl, the official national symbol of Quebec, was "magnificent".<p>"I think they are attracted specifically to the highway because it has open, grassy fields nearby, which is perfect for hunting their favourite prey, which is small …