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Watching Porn Is OK. Believing In Porn Addiction Is Not

Porn addiction isn’t a real disorder, but the belief in it certainly is—and can make you anxious, depressed, and angry.<p>Porn addictions are like …

Psychedelics Could Trigger A 'Paradigm Shift' In Mental Health Care

A new review of studies finds that LSD, psilocybin and MDMA hold potential for treating mental illness.<p>Is American medicine on the brink of a psychedelic revolution?<p>It's seeming more and more likely. A scientific review of the existing research into the therapeutic applications of psychedelics, …

How to use content blockers in iOS 9 (and whitelist Cult of Mac!)

iOS 9 includes a new feature that desktop users have had for a while: content blocking. More conventionally known as ad blockers, this software cuts out all the advertisements and other cruft from web pages, allowing faster load times and a more streamlined experience.<p>Of course, most websites you …

Apple may launch iPad Air 3 this year after all

The lack of an iPad Air 3 at last week’s Apple event was a surprise to some people, despite what we had heard along the way.<p>According to a new set of rumors, however, Apple hasn’t forgotten about its third-generation iPad Air for the 2015/2016 product cycle and will, in fact, be launching just such …

25 Single-Sentence Pieces of Online Marketing Advice

<i>This post was originally published on my blog.</i><p>There's a lot of marketing advice available online. Some of it is extremely helpful and some of it is outright incorrect. The internet can be a double-edged sword -- information is readily available and easy to access, but not all of it is good advice.<p>I …

Marketing

Howler, Seashine, and other awesome apps of the week

The weekend lasts a way-too-quick 48 hours, so it’s essential that you don’t waste time downloading the wrong app.<p>Fortunately, Cult of Mac is here to fill you in on the best pieces of mobile software to hit the App Store as of late. From a photo-app-with-a-difference to a fantastic new <i>Star Wars</i> …

Apps

Back to black: why melancholia must be understood as distinct from depression

First described by Hippocrates, “melancholia” or melancholic depression was considered a specific condition that commonly struck people out of the …

I’m a psychiatrist and I live with depression

I am a psychiatrist, and I’ve had depression on and off for most of my adult life. I’m now retired from practice. I’ve written about depression in a …

A New Global War Front is Taking Shape in Cyberspace

The United States may still be the world's preeminent superpower, based on size and reach of military and intelligence operations, but defending the virtual borders of cyberspace is another matter. Cyberattacks by foreign nations and their agents are on the rise, and this new form of conflict …

Cybersecurity

Spindle Is A Social App That Encourages You To Be Selfish With Your Content

While social media platforms theoretically can be a great place to document life’s special moments, the reality is that social pressure often forces us to curate and filter our content for others, instead of focusing on ourselves.<p>Launched last week, Spindle is a social journaling app that solves …

This illustrator is raising mental health awareness by drawing conditions as monsters

LONDON – A UK-based illustrator is creating a series of drawings that aim to raise mental health awareness – by depicting different disorders and …

Taking Donald Trump Seriously

The initial response to Donald Trump's pursuit of the American presidency, certainly among many more moderate members of the Republican Party, was to wait for his pursuit to implode. It seemed to many seasoned observers of such campaigns that this one was not serious; or that if it was, it was …

Donald Trump

Yanis Varoufakis: ‘If I’m convicted of high treason, it would be interesting’

Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images<p>Varoufakis leaves on his motorcycle with his wife Danae Stratou after resigning on 6 July 2015.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/18/1439917920162/a1d8d759-0eae-485f-ad6f-0aebcc513ad1-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Louisa …

Europe

Liberals pledge to pull $11M in retaliation for Schumer’s Iran stance

More than 23,000 liberal activists have pledged to withhold a combined $11 million from Democratic candidates and campaign groups in retribution for …

5 things to know about the Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than three decades of enmity, Iran and the West have struck a historic deal aimed at keeping Tehran from building a …

South Asia

Why are our universities blocking men's societies?

As another society for male students to address important issues is blocked, Martin Daubney asks why universities aren't taking male concerns seriously<p>A male Durham University student was so moved by the suicide of a close male friend that he felt compelled to start a society for other men who may …

Atheists' Emotional Health Doesn't Suffer from Non-Belief

Does God give believers a mental health boost? Two psychologists argue that it's just not so — atheists are just as emotionally stable as those with …

Atheism

The Middle Eastern Balance of Power Matures

Last week, a coalition of predominantly Sunni Arab countries, primarily from the Arabian Peninsula and organized by Saudi Arabia, launched airstrikes in Yemen that have continued into this week. The airstrikes target Yemeni al-Houthis, a Shiite sect supported by Iran, and their Sunni partners, …

Defected Turkish MIT officer talks about Turkey's role and influence in spreading Terrorism.

<i>Defected Turkish MIT officer talks about Turkey's role and influence in spreading Terrorism</i>. (Almasdarnews).<p><b>Currently on the run from Turkish prison</b> …

Special Report: How Iran's military chiefs operate in Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The face stares out from multiple billboards in central Baghdad, a grey-haired general casting a watchful eye across the Iraqi capital. This military commander is not Iraqi, though. He’s Iranian.<p>A tank belonging to the Shi'ite Badr Brigade militia takes position in front of a …

New Study Suggests It Is Possible to Maintain Muscle Using Just Your Brain

When you want to maintain muscle, one immediately thinks of having to go to the gym to keep fit. What if you could just imagine yourself doing those …

The Glamour of Islamic State

The Pentagon is trying to figure out why Islamic State has been so successful at attracting followers.“What makes I.S. so magnetic, …

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

50 Shades of Iran: The Mullahs’ Kinky Fantasies about Sex in the West

To keep girls wearing veils, officials in Tehran make up incredible stories about sexual debauchery, and especially bestiality, in the West.<p>Back in …

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

Untangling the Middle East: A guide to the region's shifting relationships

Untangling the<br>Middle EastA guide to the region’s web of relationships amid the battle against Islamic State<p>Last updated August 29, 2016<p>By Patrick Martin <br>Design by Jeremy Agius<p>As civil war rages in Syria and the Islamic State movement clings to control of territory in western Iraq and eastern Syria, …

Protesters' chants of 'Black Lives Matter' echo at megamall; at least 20 arrested

A choir of protests echoed through the country's quintessential megamall, when a few hundred demonstrators from Black Lives Matter raised their voices at the Mall of America.<p>They held the protest Saturday against the Bloomington, Minnesota, mall's wishes, and were met by police who made at least 20 …

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …