Heather Noll

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Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig review – one man’s battle with depression

A timely memoir of mental illness reads as a highly personal and creative response to crisis<p>With one in five people now suffering from depression at some point in their lives, the miasma that lingers over public discussions of mental health seems increasingly anachronistic, and makes books like …

How Can We Write About Science When People Are Dying?

Paris was horrific.<p>Yet as I watched that horror unfold, in a city that was once known as “The Paris of the Middle East,” dust clouds were falling onto a street streaked with blood. Beirut had been hit by one of the deadliest bombings since the Lebanese civil war ended in 1990.<p>It was a story that …

You Are Not Just Your Brain

For some time now, I've been skeptical about the neuroscience of consciousness. Not so much because I doubt that consciousness is affected by neural states and processes, but because of the persistent tendency on the part of some neuroscientists to think of consciousness itself as a neural …

Consciousness

16 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us.<p>To help you get into your interviewer's head and learn what they want to see in a candidate, we rounded up a list of science-backed strategies to make yourself seem more likable, …

Employment

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

7 Mental Illness Myths People Still Believe

Can we all just stop?<p>Mental illness stigma can lead to a multitude of false beliefs -- and it's about time to set the record straight. Negative stereotypes create a lot of misconceptions, which further alienate people in a community that already feels isolated.<p>The many fallacies that surround …

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It's not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program …

Self-improvement

Childhood depression is on the rise

Many physicians doubted the existence of depression in children because they believed children lacked the mature psychologic and cognitive structure to experience such problems.<p>Depression in children has always been a difficult topic for society, and perhaps even healthcare professionals, to …

When Comedians Are Doing The Job Reporters SHOULD be Doing

It’s not just John Stewart and Stephen Colbert, now you can add Bill Maher who called out Rick Santorum, when he made a ridiculously false claim …

VIDEO: 12-Year-Old Boy Trips, Rips Hole In $1.5 Million Painting

If you've ever been to a museum with a child, this video probably represents your worst nightmare:<p>It shows a 12-year-old boy in Taiwan trip and stumble onto a 350-year-old Paolo Porpora oil on canvas painting called <i>Flowers</i>. The boy ripped a fist-sized hole in the painting, which is valued at $1.5 …

Michigan Researchers Create Virtual Reality 'Matrix' With Unreal Engine

Infinite space in a 10-foot x 10-foot room<p>One of the key revelations of the seminal 1999 sci-film <i>The Matrix</i> was (spoiler alert) that most of humanity was trapped inside an elaborate virtual world. At the time, the scenario seemed far-fetched, if not wholly outside the realm of possibility. But 16 …

Virtual Reality

The Struggle Is Real for Millennials in New York

Like many of us, humor writers <b>Alec MacDonald</b> and <b>Connor Toole</b> were fans of the photoblog Humans of New York. Inspired by the mixture of candid photographs and personal quotes from everyday New Yorkers, the two friends decided to write a satirical piece for Elite Daily called “Millennials of New …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

A comedian’s confession: The more successful I became, the more I wanted to kill myself

Driving drunk 105 mph weaving in and out of traffic; going into debt buying $35,000 of domain names (in the late 90s when they were $70 apiece) all of which were worthless; having a complete stranger poke his head into my car at a traffic light and tell me to “get ahold of myself”; looking at porn …

Mental Health

The Top 15 Places To See In Your Lifetime

Wanderlust.<p>Good news, travelers: your ultimate bucket list is here.<p>Lonely Planet released its list of the Top 50 places to visit on Monday, and we're already packing our bags. The list is an excerpt from the company's upcoming book, <i>Ultimate Travel: The 500 Best Places on the Planet...Ranked</i>, <i></i>which …

5 Really Good Reasons To Take A Personality Test

Type A. Highly sensitive. Extrovert. Dog person.<p>There are many personality measures, and each one offers its own unique insight into what makes you tick. But aside from being a pleasant 20-minute distraction in the middle of the workday, there are real benefits to taking assessments like the …

Melissa McCarthy: Stores Make Plus-Size Shoppers Feel Less Worthy

"I find that very strange."<p>Melissa McCarthy's highly anticipated clothing line is finally here!<p>In addition to providing fashionable, affordable clothing to women of all shapes and sizes, McCarthy wants her line to bring some much-needed change to the entire shopping experience.<p>In a new interview …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

How to Make Your Skin Glow Like It's Been Airbrushed

Your dating profile pic just got hotter.<p>Nailing flawless, airbrushed-looking skin for your dating profile pic doesn't have to be as hard as actually finding a date. Just follow this foolproof advice from makeup artist Kristen Gallegos and your selfie won't even need a filter.<p><b>1. Prep your skin with</b> …

Footage shows Black Lives Matter activists confronting Hillary Clinton

Democratic candidate says her aim is to change laws, not hearts, in awkward exchange blaming Clinton and her husband for mass jailing of black Americans<p>Hillary Clinton told Black Lives Matter activists her priority was to change laws, not hearts, after two confronted her at a campaign event with …

Beatles’ First Recording Contract Going to Auction

<b>UPDATE:</b> The Beatles’ “My Bonnie” contract, signed when the band – with then-drummer Pete Best – were referred to as “the Beat Brothers,” sold at …

Guitar

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

Biodiversity

Beck returns with electric new single 'Dreams'

Last Thursday, Beck tweeted out a GIF artwork in which his face was mildly obscured by animation. “Dreams” it read across the bottom in fanciful …

New Singles

Are we too selfish to live like hippies? | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

A threat to communes in London reminds me of my childhood in a happy, lively co-op that shaped who I am.<p>How sad that London’s last communes are under threat. In what looks like yet another example of the prioritising of profit over affordable homes, the company (One Housing Group) that owns the …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …