Ellen Whyte

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I Lost My Wife to Postpartum Depression - Postpartum Depression and Suicide

It's not that it's hard for Greg Ludlam to describe his wife, Elizabeth. It's that when he does, he has to use the past tense.<p>She <i>was</i> an awesome wife. …

Postpartum Depression

Fathers more responsive to toddler daughters than sons

Fathers' brains react differently to daughters than sons, according to a study published in the journal <i>Behavioral Neuroscience</i>. The research reveals …

Shopping Hungry? Psychology Trick Could Stifle Bad Food Choices

It's a scenario you've probably experienced: You go to the supermarket hungry, and you end up with a shopping cart filled with foods you probably …

Behavior

Psychology shows it’s a big mistake to base our self-worth on our professional achievements

Contemporary society has some very wrong-headed ideas about what constitutes success. Popular thinking holds that a person who went to Harvard is smarter and better than someone who attended Ohio State; that a father who stays at home with his kids is contributing less to society than a man who …

Psychology

The Science of Adolescent Sleep

Why do children wake up early when they are young but want to stay in bed till noon as teenagers?<p>Experts say it’s biology. Adolescents’ bodies want to stay up late and sleep late, putting them out of sync with what their school schedules demand of them. So kids have trouble waking up, and they …

Wellness

Intersex patients 'routinely lied to by doctors'

<b>Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known as intersex conditions, the BBC has found.</b><p>A leading paediatric consultant told BBC Radio 4 that withholding the truth of patients' diagnoses had been "widespread".<p>Jeanette, now 71, was operated on at the age of 16 …

Medicine

This Human-Sized Dog Is By Far The Best Thing You've Ever Seen On Instagram

A literal giant teddy bear.<p>Posted on May 21, 2017, 20:16 GMT<p>If you've seen the Netflix series <i>Love</i>, then you know who Paul Rust is. But what you don't know is who his dog is.<p>paulrust / Via instagram.com<p>This is his dog, Judy.<p>paulrust / Via instagram.com<p>And this is Judy hanging out in a tub.<p>paulrust / …

Pets

A psychologist explains why we’re probably all delusional and how to fix it

Reflecting more doesn’t make us more self-aware<p>Every once in a while, a friend attends therapy for the first time and starts breathlessly reporting all the revelations she’s learned. In many of these circumstances, it’s all I can do to stop myself from yelling that <i>I,</i> or any of her other friends, …

Self-awareness

Why Online Shopping Could Be Costing You More Than You Think

According to new research by OpenUp, a behavioral research start-up based in New York, online shoppers have a good grasp of how much time they spent …

Online Life

Sheriff David Clarke accused of plagiarism

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, who on Wednesday said he accepted a position at the Department of Homeland Security, has been accused of plagiarism …

Donald Trump

Ivy League researchers released a huge report on teen sex. It's a must-read for parents.

Relationships

This Gecko Smiling With His Toy Gecko Is The Purest Thing You'll See Today

LOOK AT HIM.<p>Posted on May 18, 2017, 17:19 GMT<p>The news cycle is absolute garbage right now, yes?<p>Would an adorable gecko with his adorable toy gecko make you feel a little better?<p>WELL, MEET TOMO:<p>Have you seen a cuter pair???<p>Tomo and his toy gecko are BFFAEAEAE.<p>#squadgoals<p>Taylor Nicole Dean, who's …

America's Next Top Model

17 Famous Authors and Their Rejections

<b>by Alex Carter</b><p>It’s hard to think that authors who have sold millions of books could ever have been rejected, but everyone had to start somewhere.<p>1. …

Literature

The Indie Author's Guide to Free Reviews

These online resources help authors connect with bloggers and writers who review indie books for free.<p>For an indie author trying to draw attention to …

Publishing

Your Book's Journey Is The Secret Ingredient To Amazing Marketing

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>As an editor, I’ve helped authors market their books on a variety of levels. I’ve suggested minor changes to a work to better …

Marketing

Do you judge a book by it’s cover? Bookworm Problems #2

….but STILL, <i>and I always will,</i> find that I do find I want to pick up this or that with a book depending on its cover, I CAN’T HELP IT. <b>I can see a</b> …

Publishing

Adorable giraffe poses for the camera

Giraffes

12 Ways to Have the Best-Ever Beach Day with Your Dog

The 5 best dog-friendly beaches in the West, plus essential products and safety tips for maximizing your pup’s fun in the sun, surf, and sand<p>Dog Day …

Pets

Dogs can talk to humans, study suggests

Dogs have a surprising ability to make humans understand what their barks and growls mean, a study has shown.<p>Women were better than men at recognising when a dog was being playful or threatening, or feeling fear, scientists discovered.<p>For the study, 40 volunteers listened to different growls …

Pets

A psychologist says a simple word swap can make you more successful on a daily basis

In her new book, <i>Insight</i>, the psychologist Tasha Eurich argues that the more accurately you see yourself, the more successful you'll be.<p>To that end, …

Psychology

What You Should Know If You Love Someone With High-Functioning Depression

Don't give up on them.<p>Everything feels a lot harder when you’re dealing with high-functioning depression ― including relationships.<p>Experts say the condition often isn’t noticeable to most people, because those who experience it tend to mask it well. This arguably makes the disorder difficult for …

Depression

Cognitive scientist explains why perceiving a false reality is beneficial

There are many wrong ways to sense the world around you, and one of them is the best way to ensure your survival. Amanda Gefter of <i>Quanta Magazine</i> …

Cognition

14 Wonderful Old Words for Walking We Should Bring Back

Now that spring is here, no matter how committed you are to cars, it’s hard to resist an occasional mosey or stroll. Whether you prefer ambling …

Shopping

Scientists Surprised to Find No Two Neurons Are Genetically Alike

The genetic makeup of any given brain cell differs from all others. That realization may provide clues to a range of psychiatric diseases

Genetics

People Are Loving This Dog Who Climbs On Another Dog To Beg For Treats

"She pretty much uses him as a stepping stool."<p>Posted on May 02, 2017, 21:28 GMT<p>This is Adriana Burkhart, 19, with two of her dogs: a 10-year-old golden retriever named Hank, and a 2-year-old mutt named Bella.<p>Supplied<p>Burkhart is a junior at Michigan State University and is from Midland, Michigan. …

Dogs

Porn-induced erectile dysfunction: How does it happen?

Men who have erectile dysfunction are unable to get or keep an erection long enough to engage in sexual intercourse.<p>An erection normally occurs when …

Neuroscience

The Science Of How Sleep Changes Your Brain, From Infancy To Old Age

Why getting the best sleep is even more important than you thought.<p>The role of sleep changes with every stage of life, from infancy to old age. The …

Sleep

5 Mind-Blowing Penguin Stories to Celebrate World Penguin Day

It brings us at <i>Inverse</i> great joy to wish you a happy World Penguin Day! What’s that you say? “What’s World Penguin Day?” We’re so happy you …

Birds