Gary Baker

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Depression and the Power of Influence

The critical distinction between influence and control makes all the difference to positive self esteem.<p>Life is not often in our own control. We …

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The Addictive Personality Isn't What You Think It Is

<i>In her new book Maia Szalavitz recalls her behavior as a child in school and at home. Anxious, bright and slightly obsessive, she didn't seem to fit</i> …

The neuroscience of impulse and addiction

Impulsivity, sensation-seeking and substance abuse have long been linked. Although individuals who abuse drugs are known to act impulsively and have …

Addiction may explain the link between social media and depression

Studies have linked the use of social media to depression, but addiction to social media, rather than use alone, may explain the connection, new research suggests.<p>"We believe that at least having clinicians be aware of these associations may be valuable to them as they treat patients with …

Adjusting My Lens: Shifting Out of Survival Back Into Life

I dreamt of him last night. It's been a while since he's haunted my sleep, but time hasn't erased any piece of him from my mind. He felt so real. I woke up, gasping for air. My heart was beating so fast, I thought it might burst through my chest. I hugged the pillow next to me; it was drenched in …

Groundbreaking Pornography Study Reveals Shocking Trends Surrounding Smut Addiction and Guilt

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The majority of Americans who are addicted to pornography and frequently use sexual material for self-gratification are less likely to feel guilty or be uncomfortable with their addiction than those who use it less frequently, according to a shocking study that was published in …

Addiction: When the Brain and Mind Must Work Together

Over the long history of addiction, there has been a central tension that has shaped how addiction is treated: Is addiction a choice or the consequence of biology? For most of the past 100 years, the general bias, even among health care workers, has been that addiction is the result of bad choices. …

Mental Health

Why Addiction Is a Learning Disorder

Maia Szalavitz talks about her former drug use, how addicts brains work, and why we need to see drug addiction and rehabilitation in a radically new …

What sugar is doing to our brains

It’s in our coffee, in our tomato sauce and in that chocolate bar you’ve treated yourself to.<p>But shocking new research has found eating sugar is …

The “Addictive Personality” Is Mostly a Myth

You’ve probably heard the phrase “addictive personality” tossed around before. The general idea is that some people are more prone to addiction …

The Elusive Science of Addiction

Many addicts report that taking drugs provides a feeling like being hugged, a feeling they are unlikely to find elsewhere. It is time that we …

Mental Health

Johann Hari: 'The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety – it's connection'

Shame is spread everywhere except where it's deserved – on the people who have been imposing this war for 101 years<p>Across the world, we are all trying to deal with the same pain, afraid for the people we love in the same way<p>When you write a book, it’s like writing a message in a bottle and tossing …

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How To Quit... And Why You Should.

We all have things we do a little too much or a little too often.<p>For some of us, maybe it’s sugar, or booze; for others, it might be credit cards or …

Sugar addiction like drug abuse, study reveals

Sugar addiction should be treated like drug abuse, new research has revealed.<p>Scientists have discovered drugs used to treat nicotine addiction could be used to treat sugar addiction.<p>In the study carried out by Australia's Queensland University (QUT), it compared the effects of sugar to those of …

Better Money Habits: Lessons Learned From Super Savers

It's easy enough to find evidence that Americans aren't saving adequately, and while these sorts of reports certainly sound the alarm, they don't do much to help us form better money habits. For some of us, the savings mountain seems so high that we may as well not bother climbing it. On the other …

40 ways to save money on the costs you pay every month

One of the biggest challenges in personal finance is figuring out ways to spend less money — and one of the best ways to accomplish that is to cut down on your monthly expenses.<p>Even though some of our regular bills might seem small and insignificant on their own, their cumulative effect can be …

Personal Finance

3 Money Tricks That Protect You From Yourself

Now that I have more clients, I have less time to focus on my own personal finances. Whenever I find a great tip that I know will make my life easier and, perhaps, keep me on good behavior, I try to implement it right away. Whether you discover it on someone's blog, through a Pinterest post, by …

Renting? Here are six ways to stretch your cash

As any smart renter will tell you, you don’t need to break the bank to have a roof over your head.<p>Rent has long been the biggest expenditure in many …

Turn Beer Money Into Money in the Bank

Planning to have a few drinks after work tonight? Cheers to you, and to your savings account.<p>This is the Day 12 challenge in the #MONEY30, a …

9 Secret Ways to Save Money at The Home Depot

You don’t have to be Chip or Joanna Gaines, from the HGTV show “Fixer Upper,” to appreciate The Home Depot. It’s one of the largest home improvement …

Spring-Cleaning Money Moves You Should Make

1. In the same way that Roomba makes it easier to keep your floors in tip-top shape—by doing the vacuuming for you—automation is a great way to clean up your monthly to-do list. "By setting up an auto transfer, money can go directly from your paycheck to your savings account or investment account," …

C.S. Lewis' Top 5 Tips about Christian Living

C.S. Lewis wrote well before our time, but he wrote highly applicable and practical truths about Christian living that still ring true today.

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Muslim convert to Christianity Nabeel Qureshi: \'Christ has revolutionised my life\'

The Muslim convert to Christianity who is emerging as one of the world's leading experts on Islam has issued a chilling warning of the fundamental …

John Frame - Presuppositional Apologetics: An Introduction (Part 1)

In defending the Christian faith, the most important question before us is “What sort of defense will best glorify our God (cf. 1 Cor. 10:31)?” God …

Resurrection (is Not) for Dummies

<i>Post-Easter, I thought I would offer a few tidbits for those who wonder if one can be a Christian and use her/his brain at the same time. I hope you</i> …

Inerrancy and Worldview by Vern Poythress

<i>Copyright © 2012 by Vern Sheridan Poythress Published by Crossway</i><p>This is my new “handout book” to people who have difficulties with the Bible. It is …

Why Trust the Bible? by Greg Gilbert

Few issues pertaining to Christian theology are as under attack these days than the doctrine of Scripture. Understanding what the Bible is and how …

'13 Reasons Why': A World without Hope

Once upon a time, a young novelist wrote a Young Adult novel about suicide. It became, in the words of The New York Times, “a stealthy hit with …

The Ultimate Proof – The Resurrection of Jesus – Apologetics 101 – no.10

Its been some week! Not least in terms of writing and contending for the Gospel and all hell has broken loose! For me Easter is a good time to …

Theology