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This water bottle sitting on top of a table is actually a mind-boggling optical illusion — and it's guaranteed to freak you out

@miya_drawing/Twitter<p><b>A Japanese artist named Miyakawa creates insanely real 3-D drawings and shares them on Twitter.</b>• <b><br>For one project, he drew a water</b> …

Cool Stuff

How PTSD Survivors Can Cope With Shame and Similar Emotions

Following exposure to a traumatic event, people may experience a variety of emotions, including shame. When a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress …

Mindfulness

The fundamental fail of Trump's 'slime ball' attack on James Comey

<b>(CNN) —</b> James Comey has written a devastating and detailed tell-all of his time at the head of the FBI and his removal from the job last May by President Donald Trump. The book, excerpts of which have been released over the last 24 hours, recounts specific conversations between Comey and Trump …

Donald Trump

7 striking details from James Comey's new book

The former FBI director dishes on Trump's 'ego driven' leadership and his fixation with the infamous Russia dossier.<p>Former FBI Director James Comey is poised to kick off a massive media blitz this weekend as he begins a highly anticipated tour for his new book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and …

Donald Trump

How tax cuts for the rich led to the Oklahoma teachers strike

Three charts explain how this fight was a decade in the making.<p>The Oklahoma teachers strike is now in its second week — but it was a long time in the making.<p>In the mid-2000s, the Oklahoma state legislature approved several tax cuts that largely helped the rich. “That was a time when the economy was …

Economics

21 Classic Opening Lines in Books

21 Classic Opening Lines in Books

Literature

The books you never read in high school, but should now

Here are 10 suggestions for those looking for never-too-late reads. Maybe you’ll be convinced to finally read “Moby-Dick,” all 200,000 words of it.

Literature

25 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease.<p>It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The nasty, debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body …

Cancer

5 Ways to Start Living Fearlessly

It’s not easy to be fearless. Almost daily, we see tragedy, trauma, and injustice in many forms and experience strong emotions in response. When fear …

Mindfulness

New Free Games Available Now On My Nintendo

A couple of new rewards are now available on My Nintendo. Unlike the usual assortment of game discounts, this batch consists of a handful of full titles, which can be downloaded for free from the service for a limited time.<p>A total of four free games are now up for grabs for 3DS and Wii U. 3DS …

Retrogaming
Jack White

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve

This <i>Psychology Today</i> blog post is phase one of a nine-part series called "<i>The Vagus Nerve Survival Guide."</i> The nine vagal maneuvers featured in each …

Yoga

The Worst Government Possible, on Purpose

The disastrous Betsy DeVos interview shows how much America is now on its own<p>I worry less about Kim Jong-Un than I do Betsy DeVos. The North Korean …

Education

High school student’s honest post on trip to Oklahoma Capitol goes viral

CACHE, Okla. – An Oklahoma high school student’s honest post about her trip to the Oklahoma Capitol has gone viral.<p>Madison Marshall, a student at …

High School

What It's Like to Lose a Sibling to Suicide

People who lose a brother or sister to suicide are rarely acknowledged as a group by society, but the risks to their own mental health are huge.<p>Sarah’s favourite thing about Jessica was her height. “At five foot eleven, no-one wanted to mess with her,” she says. “Even though she was the younger …

Mental Health

The Last Temptation

How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory<p>One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent …

Religion

White House officials alarmed at education secretary's '60 Minutes' performance

<b>(CNN) —</b> White House officials were alarmed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' struggle to answer basic questions about the nation's schools and failure to defend the administration's newly proposed school safety measures during a tour of television interviews Sunday and Monday, according to two …

Donald Trump

Remember when iPods and Beats were the coolest things around?

The coolness of owning great audio gear waxes and wanes, but will music listening ever be cool again?<p>No doubt about it, the Apple iPod is easily the coolest audio product of the twenty-first century. Introduced in late 2001 it wasn't the first portable digital music player, there were portable CD …

Audiophile

The Endlessly Lonely Could Be Living With Unresolved Childhood Trauma

And when they do connect with others, the relationships they form aren't always constructive ones.<p>It seems that for many people these days, it's …

Psychology

I would have been a school shooter if I could’ve gotten a gun

At the lowest point in my life, I almost did the most horrible thing imaginable.<p>I grew up in a very chaotic and violent household. My mother tried to take care of my brother and me, but she, too, was a victim of my father, a violent and evil man. My stepfather was not much better, replacing the …

21 ‘Harmless’ Comments People Heard Growing Up That Affect Their Mental Health Now

When I was growing up, one of my mother’s “catchphrases” was, “I carried you in my womb for nine months, so I think you can do this one thing for …

Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer

For the list of previous entries in this series, please see the index at the end of the post. But: if you’re revving up to send me a note explaining what kind of ammunition the AR-15 uses, and how it is similar to (and different from) the military’s M-16 (and so on), please first at least look at …

Guns

Nintendo will release a 5-disc limited-edition Breath of the Wild soundtrack

It’ll only be available in Japan<p>The Nintendo Switch and one of its flagship games, <i>Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> turned one year old this weekend. To commemorate the occasion, Nintendo announced (via GameSpot) a five-disc, limited edition soundtrack containing hundreds of tracks used in the …

Track Down

Do your children influence how you store your gun?

A new study asks whether parents of children with an increased risk of self-harm take more care when storing their guns. The results, perhaps, are …

How to Cope With School Shooting Trauma

“Try to find a vocabulary for your feelings.”<p>On Tuesday, nearly a week to the day after a gunman opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the <i>Washington Post</i> published an article looking at a group of teens readjusting to life in the immediate aftermath of a …

Florida House Declines Debate On Assault Rifles, Calls Porn A 'Health Risk'

As high school students who survived the shooting in Parkland, Fla., travel to the state Capitol to demand action on guns, lawmakers offered a glimpse of the battle they face.<p>In Tuesday's session, which opened with prayer for the community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students …

High School

Stop What You're Doing ASAP, Because These Small Dog Memes Deserve Your Attention

Where are all of my dog lovers at? Any dog parent can tell you that their fur baby is the most precious gem <i>ever.</i> I mean, dog people probably consider …

Cute

Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting.<p>"The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense," said Dr. Louis Kraus, forensic psychiatry chief at Chicago's Rush …

Mental Health

We Have a President Who Won’t Defend Our Nation

This is the first time across all the dust-covered years of our history, that an elected commander in chief chose to tweet instead of plan to defend …

Prominent Republican Donor Issues Ultimatum on Assault Weapons

A prominent Republican political donor demanded on Saturday that the party pass legislation to restrict access to guns, and vowed not to contribute to any candidates or electioneering groups that did not support a ban on the sale of military-style firearms to civilians.<p>Al Hoffman Jr., a …

Government