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Old antibiotic found to have new use in treatment of PTSD

Negative experiences are hardcoded into the human mind. We've evolved to viscerally remember fearful or threatening times, and this threat memory …

The Brain

Eckhart Tolle Reveals the Best Strategy to Deal With Anxiety and Depression

We all know what anxiety is. That feeling that arises when we react to perceived threats.<p>Some people experience it daily and intensely. Others …

Teen Trauma May Impact Depression Risk in Perimenopause

Women who experience multiple traumatic events during adolescence have a significantly greater risk of depression in the years leading into menopause …

How to Train Your Brain for Positive Thinking

People ask me, “How do I reprogram my mind?” Why? Did somebody ninjutsu your brain and hypnotize you into thinking something horrible?<p>Here’s the …

11 Little Known Laws of Mindfulness That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

Ever heard of mindful living? It’s become incredibly popular in recent years thanks to countless scientific research studies showing its benefits.<p>The …

How to Decode Your College Financial Aid Offer Letter

It’s college admission season, the time of year when you find out whether you're accepted by the schools you hope to attend this fall.<p>It's also the …

Strapped for College Costs? How to Get the Most From FAFSA

Photo by andresr / Shutterstock.com<p>If you’re headed to college – or are the parent of a high school student who is getting ready to – you’re no doubt …

College Advice: How I Read An Application

At this time of year, college admissions officers like me are bleary-eyed from weeks of reading applications. Many of us are now in committee sessions, determining which applicants will receive offers of admission. At the very few super-selective, single-digit-percentage-acceptance places, the …

College & University

Thousands of students are using GoFundMe to pay for college expenses

New data released by GoFundMe, the crowdfunding site launched in 2010, finds that within the last three years more than 100,000 campaigns have raised over $60 million in donations, strictly to pay for higher education. Most of the campaigns focus on incidentals, such as textbooks, housing deposits, …

Money and Maturity: Sending a Child to College

The answers can help you make a sound decision about whether to put money into your child's business venture.<p>To best prepare for the future, it helps …

The College Scholarship Essay: Do This, Not That

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College & University

Slim-Style Doughnuts

Preheat oven to 350˚.<p>Follow directions on the box. Take care not to over-mix the batter. Remove any air pockets from the batter by tapping the bowl …

Baking

These Genius Oatmeal Cookies Only Take 30 Minutes To Make

I'm an oatmeal cookie convert, y'all.<p>Makes: 3 1/2 dozen cookies<p>1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking soda<p>1 teaspoon cinnamon<p>1/4 teaspoon salt<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened<p>1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>1 large egg, at room temperature<p>1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla …

7 Macaron Filling Recipes

7 Macaron Filling Recipes<p>Updated on August 19, 2017<p>Mango Ganache<p>Now that you have made your beautiful macarons, here are some ideas for fillings. You …

The winter soup that’s dreamy, creamy and healthful. (How often does that happen?)

This soup is a dream come true — if, like me, you dream about things like soup. It has all the attributes that made a warm bowl of broccoli cheddar soup a comfort food classic in the first place: a rich, velvety texture; a belly-filling quality that oozes melted cheese; and a home-style, unfussy …

Food

Stop The Stigma On Self-Harm

<i>*Warning- this post may contain triggers*</i><p>I was 17, sat in English class, when my best friend shouted across the classroom "Have you been cutting …

These Comics Nail What It's Really Like To Live With Depression And Anxiety

The drawings are relatable for everyone.<p>Ruby Elliot was a teenager when a constellation of mental health complications disrupted her life. When an eating disorder, depression and long hospitalizations forced her to stop going to school, she began to draw.<p>One one the most intense struggles Elliot …

Mental Health

How to spot depression and anxiety in children

<b>(CNN) —</b> When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.<p>We might look around at our adult family members and friends who are suffering and try to get them …

Mental Health

This School Replaced Detention with Meditation. The Results are Stunning

Imagine you’re working at a school and one of the kids is starting to act up. What do you do? Traditionally, the answer would be to give the unruly …

Tragic Suicide Of Chinese Star Sheds Light On Country's Mental Health Stigma

A phalanx of Chinese celebrities and thousands of fans attended a memorial service in Shanghai today for Kimi Qiao Renliang, a Chinese actor and singer who took his own life last weekend after a long battle with depression.<p>The 28-year-old was best known for roles in television shows, such as <i>Tiny</i> …

Mental Health

How to get rid of Anxiety

Once you begin to feel anxious, you might not be sure as to how to start feeling better. Some persons inadvertently do things that help to fuel their …

Mindfulness

If Anxiety Could Talk, Here’s What It’d Probably Say

Me: "What could possibly go wrong today?" Anxiety: "I'm so glad you asked."<p>Anxiety is like having a critical, obnoxious roommate following you around only to highlight the worst things you think about yourself.<p>Nearly 40 million U.S. adults experience an anxiety disorder in a given year. It comes …

Remarkable Photos Document One Man's Journey With Mental Illness

Tsoku Maela hopes that, by showing these photos, he can help address the stigma attached to mental illness within black communities.<p>Tsoku Maela is not used to the spotlight. But ever since he began sharing images of his “Abstract Peaces” series ― a collection of surreal self-portraits that …

The Latest New Age Trend Is Tapping Your Fingers and Mumbling to Relieve Pain

The Emotional Freedom Technique is the New Age therapy of the moment and involves tapping yourself over your body to cure physical and mental ills.<p>"When my first major panic attack happened, I actually thought I was having a heart attack. I got my husband to phone the ambulance. It was horrendous—a …

Spanakopita Quesadillas: When Greek Meets Mexican!

Spanakopita is one of my all-time favorite Greek dishes. If you’ve not tried it before, it’s a simple spinach and feta pie that’s usually made with filo pastry. It’s salty, it’s garlicky, it’s creamy — and if you fancy something a bit different, it makes amazing quesadillas! Just swap the pastry …

Simple blood test could stop doctors using 'trial and error' to prescribe antidepressants, scientists claim

A simple blood test could stop doctors using “trial and error” to prescribe antidepressants, scientists have claimed.<p>Researchers at King’s College London developed the test so experts can accurately predict whether people suffering from depression will respond to specific medication.<p>Around half of …

Depression

Performers and Depression

<i>“I know what it’s like to feel depressed.”</i> Lady Gaga<p>Many creative people experience mental health challenges like anxiety and depression, often …

The Roots of Mental Health—Maybe They’re Not In Our Heads

The number of people—and women in particular—who are taking antidepressants worldwide has skyrocketed in recent years. Here in the States, the count …

High-Fiber Coconut Blueberry Breakfast Muffins

Delicious breakfast alert! Who out there LOVES muffins, particularly blueberry muffins?? I'm a sucker for a fluffy sweet-yet-tart blueberry muffin …

Breakfast