Beth Mickelsen

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CDU-CSU bloc says Germany needs new laws on 'child marriage'

Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-wing bloc is looking into a plan to fight "child marriage," German media report. CDU and CSU deputies will hold a …

Europe

Teacher Pay Has Fallen Drastically, Says Report

Teachers are getting paid less than other workers with college degrees.<p><i>This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published.</i><p>Pay for teachers has stagnated nationally over the past two decades, and fallen behind earnings of other workers with college degrees, the Economic …

Mother of woman who committed suicide after being left alone takes legal action against health board

The devastated mother of a 31-year-old woman who committed suicide has spoken of the hole her death has left in the lives of her family.<p>Nicola …

Student debt worries causing depression and alcohol dependency, new research finds

Students who experience financial difficulties and worry about debt have a higher chance of suffering from depression and alcohol dependency, new …

18 things to know when dating a girl with anxiety disorder

<b>1. Remember she is more than her symptoms.</b> But be sensitive to the fact that her heart rate may go sky-high over things that to you seem small fry in …

Mental Illness Is More Than Just Depression and Anxiety

Two scenarios: In one, I tell a friend I’ve been having more panic attacks than normal. She responds with sympathy; even if she’s never experienced …

This is what eating sugar does to your brain

The brain actively takes in sugar from the blood, German scientists have found, in a study that could lead to advances in the treatment of diabetes …

10 Ways To Save Money At The Grocery Store

<b>Shopping at the grocery store for healthy, yummy tasting food does not have to be time costly, stressful or expensive.</b><p>In fact, one of my all-time …

Left unchecked, Olympic failure can lead to depression and other mental health issues

Distraught Black Stick hockey star Simon Child after a heart-breaking last second loss to Germany.<p>So you've failed.<p>Boldly. Grandly. Spectacularly. …

Mental Health

How wearable devices are helping people with autism manage anxiety

A customisable wearable device developed by researchers at Lancaster University is helping adults with autism understand their anxieties.<p>For many, …

Wearable Tech

Is depression a good thing? Maybe. Maybe not.

58<p>4<p>I’ve always managed to complete my homework. From grade school math to university English I’ve never failed to attack the problem or argue a …

Depression

How Zen Buddhism Helped Olympian Anthony Ervin Turn His Life Around

There’s nothing more satisfying to watch than a good sports comeback story. For fans who tuned in to the Olympics Friday night, witnessing American …

Meditation

Orlando shooter texted wife during attack, source says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Orlando shooter and his wife exchanged text messages during the Pulse nightclub rampage, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told CNN.<p>Around 4 a.m. on June 12, about two hours after he started the attack and while holed up in a bathroom, Omar Mateen texted his wife, …

Florida

Amazing Things A Hug Does To Your Brain That You Never Expected

Who Doesn’t Love A Hug?<p>Giving or receiving a hug is one of the best ways to feel better quickly, but have you ever stopped to wonder exactly how …

How Do You Take Care Of Your Mental Health In The Summer?

Summertime, and the living is not always so easy.

Miranda Hart: 'Help – I am in detox heaven!'

Stop press: I enjoyed a fitness break. I know. Big news. I never thought a holiday and anything resembling exercise could coexist. But since a visit to the utterly exquisite Lime Wood retreat in the heart of the New Forest, I am having to recalibrate my entire attitude to fitness, spas and even a …

Forgiving Other People Is Good for Your Health

Being forgiving to yourself and others can protect against stress and the toll it takes on mental health, according to a new study in the <i>Journal of</i> …

Mental Health

British lawmaker dies after shooting and stabbing attack that stuns nation

LONDON — A rising star in Britain’s Parliament was shot and stabbed to death Thursday in an attack that stunned the nation and brought the country’s European Union referendum campaign to an abrupt halt just a week before the vote.<p>The killing was of the sort that has become all too common in the …

Terrorism

You Don't Have To Do 'Spiritual Things' To Be Spiritual

I, like many people, thought for a long time that spirituality was practiced by doing "spiritual things." I'd sit at my alter, and use my oracle cards, and attempt to meditate, and try to contact my spirit guides, and do the exercises from A Course in Miracles, and read a zillion books on …

Don't Call Me a Christian.

I told myself I wasn't going to do this. I said I was going to wait until my trip to Montana was finished before I processed these last several months.<p>Maybe it's the IPA in my belly, or maybe my heart has sprung a leak, but this is the first time in months I've known it's the moment to say what's …

Experts worry high military suicide rates are 'new normal'

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this story misidentified the university where Carl Castro is an assistant professor.</i><p>Seven years after the rate of suicides by soldiers more than doubled, the Army has failed to reduce the tragic pace of self-destruction, and experts worry the …

5 Signs of Emotional Suffering

<b>Life has a way of changing us with each passing event.</b> We are made stronger because of the struggles. We become resilient because of the lessons. …

Omar Mateen's imam says he was known at the mosque for being aggressive

The imam of the the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce, where Omar Mateen prayed four days a week, said there were rumours that Mateen was very aggressive, but that he was unusually quiet at the mosque and did not appear to have a single close friend in the community.<p>Syed Shafeeq Rahman, a physician by …

Queer Muslims exist – and we are in mourning too

This can’t be turned into a story of us v them – because the real world is far more complicated than that<p>A strange thing happened a few months ago. I got a news alert that my photo project, Just Me and Allah, which documents queer Muslims and their diverse experiences, had been mentioned in a major …

University of Maryland

Why Americans are still waiting for our first tech president

Our next leader must fight to protect users and grow the internet. That’s why public interest groups are sending both parties a roadmap to a better tech future<p>As Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have shown, any candidate hoping to connect with voters in the 2016 election can’t do so …

Those out to demonise Hillary Clinton should be careful what they wish for | Polly Toynbee

The choice of the next US president is now so stark that it’s time the left put aside its sneers and pray that this strong woman will get to rule the world<p>This is a time to celebrate. At last, a woman leads a major US party to fight for the presidency. It’s been a “long, long journey”, as Hillary …

Feminism

The Fascinating Factor That's Keeping Your Partner from Cheating on You

It's science, duh.<p>Ever wonder what keeps some people faithful while others are spreading their cooties all around town? Well, there's more to monogamy than sheer willpower, according to new research.<p>RELATED: Is Timing REALLY Everything When It Comes to Relationships?<p>In a study published in the</i> …

Relationships

I Wish I Had Been Told About These Risks Before I Had Gender Surgery

Many Americans are unaware of the serious problems that face transgender persons.<p>More than 50 percent had active suicidal thoughts and 45 percent had …

Mental Health