Glenda Bettes

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App's novel approach to mood disorders: Real-world rewards

Since his diagnosis as bipolar in 2002, computer consultant Adrian Cunanan has worked hard to learn to regulate his mood swings through medication, meditation, exercise and careful sleep monitoring.<p>"After years of denial, I was able to accept the diagnosis and then persevere through the process of …

Treating Anxiety & Depression With a Smartphone App

Two English universities have joined forces to assess how a new smartphone app can help people manage their psychological issues.<p>The Catch It app …

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Cat Hospital infuses feline cuteness into a soap opera drama

“You’re going to get us all sued for meowpractice,” Nurse Kathy’s lover, Chase Buchanan III, scolds in the opening scene of <i>Cat Hospital</i>. Later, we …

The Summer TV Heartthrob No One Saw Coming

Rami Malek went from "hey, it's that guy" to the breakout star of the season as Elliot Alderson on USA's new hit dark drama.<p>It turns out the man behind the most socially anxious, self-medicating loner on television is kind of a people person.<p>Wandering through Chinatown — the neighborhood in which</i> …

Turns Out Sarcastic People Really Are Better at Everything

Maybe it's okay to be that guy in the office.<p>You know that annoying coworker who always rolls his eyes or cracks wise on the job? Don't be surprised if he gets promoted over you. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that a new study, published in the journal <i>Organizational Behavior and Human Decision</i> …

12 Things the Internet Taught Us to Make With Avocados (There's Pasta! And Pie!)

You know about avocado toast, but avocado...pie?<p>Our love for avocados knows no bounds. We pile it on toast. We sneak it into smoothies. We blend it with sour cream because we're crazy like that. But, as with so many other areas of life, it turns out the Internet (and YouTube in particular) had much …

21 Watermelon Sculptures That Are Too Skillfully Crafted to Eat

Artists across the globe have utilized watermelons as an unexpected canvas for their imaginative creations. For centuries, fruit carving has been a respected art in Thailand and was used solely for decorating royal tables. Now, this uncommon skill has been adopted by others who see watermelons as …

Bruce Springsteen on Making ‘Born to Run’: ‘We Went to Extremes’

He had one last chance to make it real. Or at least that’s how the story goes. With 1975’s <i>Born to Run</i>, a 25-year-old Bruce Springsteen felt like his …

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Robin Williams: his 50 funniest quotes

See the Most Dazzling Photos of the Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower at Bamburgh in Northumberland in August 2015.<br>Peter Greig—REX/Shutterstock

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The World's 13 Most Inspiring Trees

Whether it's the world's most famous Joshua tree or a lonely island palm, the members of travel website Trippy.com have come across some absolutely amazing trees in their travels. As you can see, they definitely found what they were looking for.<p>Click here to share your favorite tree picture or to …

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

Amazing footage debunks the 200-year-old theory of how hummingbirds get their food

These tiny birds can suck 10 drops of nectar out of a flower every 15 milliseconds, researchers at the University of Connecticut recently discovered. For nearly two centuries, scientists have thought the birds used a much slower "wicking" technique, LiveScience reported.<p>It turns out that …

Gardening: 7 drought-resistant plants you can grow

With high temperatures, drought and water restrictions across the province, gardens are feeling the heat.<p>Yet at the University of British Columbia's …

How to Read Critically: 8 Steps

It takes more than simply reading a book to truly reach an understanding of a work of literature. Here are some steps you can take if you wish to …

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