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To Honor The Victims In Orlando, We Must Admit That More Than One Person Is Guilty

This past weekend, a man was stopped on his way to the Los Angeles Pride event with a car full of assault rifles and ingredients to make pipe bombs. Thankfully, he was caught, but on Saturday night in Orlando, there was the largest mass murder of ‪LGBT‬ people, their friends, and family. It is the …

Wife of Orlando killer could be charged as accessory to murder

The wife of the shooter who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub may have known he was planning the attack and could be charged. A federal …

Disney World

Favorite Austin sandwich shop's new concept takes it to the next level

Austin Daily Press has been serving up savory sandwiches, tacos, and salads since 2011 — and now it's ready for something new. On Friday, the …

Texas

14 Tumblr Posts Perfectly Capture What It’s Like to Be an Introvert

"<b>You should socialize.</b>" "<b>Aren't you lonely?</b>" "<b>So, you're socially awkward?</b>"<p>These are a few of the things introverts hear quite often.<p>But as it turns …

Psychology

Why filmmaker David Lynch says Transcendental Meditation is the secret to success

David Lynch says he hasn't missed a day of Transcendental Meditation since he started practicing it 43 years ago.<p>The director and writer behind the cult TV series “Twin Peaks” and movies including "Mulholland Drive" was in Los Angeles recently to lend support to<p>Georgetown UniversitySchool of …

Anxiety: 7 Subtle Signs That Someone Is Suffering

<i>People experiencing anxiety may want to hide what is happening to them.</i>** Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code "10OFF" **

eBooks

This Is What a Panic Attack Feels Like and How You Can Treat It

Anxiety doesn't care if you're out having a good time with your friends, or whether it's a really inconvenient time to start hyperventilating. A …

Panic Attacks

Not in My Name: 6 Reasons This Cisgendered Woman Pastor Stands for Bathroom Justice

As a Christian pastor and as a woman, I believe trans* and genderqueer people are made in the image of God. I've watched as people have claimed my faith as a tool of harm against my trans* and genderqueer siblings. I've watched as men claimed to protect me, while really using my safety as a pawn in …

LGBTQI

Duck, Death and the Tulip: An Uncommonly Tender Illustrated Meditation on the Cycle of Life

“When you’re dead, the pond will be gone, too — at least for you.”<p><i>“Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love,”</i> Rilke wrote in contemplating how befriending our mortality can help us feel more alive. …

24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three. You must reconnect with your life.<p>2. You must give yourself permission to want what you really want. There …

Self-help

7 Ways You're Stressing Out Your Staff (and How to Stop) | Inc.com

Right now, there's a good chance one of your top employees is unhappy. They're struggling to make it through the workday without snapping, filled with frustration and resentment for the company and its leadership team.<p>They're returning home each evening to unload all the gritty details to their …

Employment

10 Simple Things the CEO Can Do to Create a Happy Workplace

Happiness at work starts from the top. This is one of the fundamental truths of happy workplaces.<p>In any organization where people consistently love to work, you will find a CEO and executive leadership team that places employee happiness among their top strategic priorities and act accordingly.<p>One …

Leadership

An Illustrated Tribute to Prince

A collection of illustrations by various artists to honor and pay tribute to the one, the only, Prince Rogers Nelson.<p>I've put together this blog of drawings and paintings to pay tribute to Prince Rogers Nelson. People grieve and mourn in their own ways. Being an artist, I've always processed pain …

Black Culture

Can this humble GIF really help ease anxiety?

Anyone who's ever had to deal with any level of anxiety issues knows how difficult it can be to calm yourself and ease yourself out of an anxiety …

GIF Animations

Moshi Monsters founder: 'I was Mr Stress, now I'm Mr Calm'

Like everyone else, I’d heard about meditation and mindfulness, but like everyone else I was too busy to try it. I was CEO of my company, Mind Candy, and had created the online world of Moshi Monsters. We had 80 million users and were expanding all the time. I had also joined my friend Alex Tew in …

The Week in Review: The Best of SXSW

Entertainment and technology industry professionals began descending on Austin, Texas last week for the annual South by Southwest (SXSW). The nine day multi-media event, which draws to a close Sunday, includes keynote talks, trade shows, festivals and conferences across three categories—music, film …

New Hampshire

3 Spiritual Practices For Anxiety-Packed Moments

Modern life brings more stress than ever, and a natural reaction to stress is anxiety. It's a multidimensional response that originates, physically speaking, in the lower brain, where the fight-or-flight response resides -- an inheritance shared by almost all animals. The second dimension of the …

Mindfulness

Terrifying moment Pakistani wife of San Bernardino gunman opened fire on police during neighborhood chase in the suburbs

• <b>Dramatic cell phone footage shows police and SUV carrying San Bernardino shooting suspects exchanging gunfire</b>• <b><br>Terrifying video shows pedestrians</b> …

PSA: The new Apple TV remote might shatter if you drop it

The new Apple TV remote is amazing, particularly because Apple finally added a trackpad so it’s easier to get around the device. Unfortunately, it might break just as easy as your iPhone does.<p>A Reddit user says his slipped off the couch about two feet onto a tiled floor and shattered into pieces — …

What is Transcendental Meditation and Why You Should Care

<b>This meditation will increase your productivity, better your health and enrich your personality.</b><p>Meditation changed my life.<p>I have been meditating for …

7 Things Only People With Anxiety Would Understand

If you're one of the 40 million adults in the U.S. with an anxiety disorder (that’s 18% of the U.S. population, by the way), you likely get reminded of these truths <i>every day</i>.<p><b>1. Anxiety hurts.</b><br>We're talking about actual physical pain. The source can vary depending on the individual, but many people …

Depression

SXSW Wants More Control Over Downtown Austin And Permit Limits On Unofficial Events

The free alcohol may not flow so abundantly at SXSW 2015. Event organizers have asked the city of Austin to cut down on the amount of permits it hands out to unofficial meet-ups, sessions and parties that run in tandem with the main festival. It cites overcrowding and too much free booze from …

This Might Be The Best SXSW Lineup In Years

This year's South by Southwest Film Festival lineup will include some of the biggest names in Hollywood: Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Judd Apatow, Ryan Gosling, Paul Feig, Oscar Isaac, Russell Brand, Al Pacino, Lena Dunham, Steve Carell and Amy Schumer. But that robust lineup of …