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Teeth and Bones from Ancient Rome Hold Clues to Migration and Slavery

There’s an old saying that “all roads lead to Rome.” With good reason, too. Rome during the Empire was massive, with crowded neighborhoods boasting a …

Alcoholics Reveal The Moment They Realised They Had An Addiction In Confessional AskReddit

People with drink problems are sharing the moment they realised booze had taken over their lives in a brutally honest AskReddit thread.<p>Asked for …

Drug Addiction

Growing Up as a Black Kid in Nazi Germany

Remembering the life of Hans J. Massaquoi, who managed to survive under Hitler's xenophobic regime.<p>In 1933, a young Hans J. Massaquoi stood in a schoolyard in Hamburg, wearing a swastika patch on his sweater, surrounded by the load of fair-haired, blue-eyed kids, that you see in the photo …

Korean War

Why I Am No Longer a Sex-Addiction Therapist

In the 1980s, addiction models were becoming increasingly popular, and the sex addiction model tagged onto that wave. Twelve-step groups on …

A Sex Therapist Explains What Terrible Things Can Happen if You Like Sex Too Much

I spoke to Tim Lee of New York Pathways about bad relationships, how abuse can lead to compulsive behavior, and why the term "sex addict" sucks.<p>Tim Lee's sex addiction clinic is inside one of those nondescript beige buildings right outside Penn Station. If you've ever been in New York, you've …

Mental Health

The Importance of Emotional Energy

<i>by Mimi O' Connor</i><p>We work hard every day. We pour our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy into our home life, our work life, and our community. Not surprisingly, we often feel stretched, strained, and drained. Our lives may be full but our energy gas tanks seem to be running on fumes. …

How Your Diet In Childhood Can Affect You for Life

If we’re being totally honest with ourselves, most of us tend to pick up healthy eating habits when we’re well into middle age, when we’re already …

Holistic Medicine

Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers (Exhibit by Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)

Nawabs of Janjira and Sachin were African slaves<p><i>By Sujeet Rajan</i> <i>January 29, 2013</i> First of its kind exhibition in New York explores the mark African …

Confederate Land Art: The Apotheosis of Racist Iconography

Few bucket-listers staring up at the 60 ft.-high granite bas-relief of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial (carved atop what had been a sacred Lakota granite outcropping in South Dakota's Black Hills) realize that the artist responsible had been a proud charter Knight of the "Imperial Koncilium" …

Slavery's legacy persists: White private school enrollment higher in counties where there were more slaves

None of us alive today had any direct involvement in slavery in America, but we continue to be affected by its legacy and could even be perpetuating …

Black History

The tragic connection between poverty and mental health, in one chart

Pop culture depictions of mental illness tend to focus on the rich: Think a wealthy comedian played by Woody Allen paying hundreds of dollars per session to a fancy Freudian psychoanalyst, or Winona Ryder's character in <i>Girl, Interrupted</i>, who is checked into a psychiatric hospital with the approval …

Mental Health

Blood Pressure Drug Erases Memories of Addiction

Rats addicted to alcohol and cocaine are now free and clear.<p>We’ve come a long way from when we thought addiction was just a simple chemical reaction …

High Blood Pressure

What Work Will Look Like In 2025

The experts weigh in on the future of work a decade from now.<p>Anyone who grew up with the notion that we’d all have jet packs and robot housekeepers by 2015 knows that predicting the future is a risky business. But as technology continues to develop and various trends, demographic shifts, and other …

San Antonio

Call of Duty increases risk of Alzheimer's disease

University of Montreal study finds video game players navigate the screen using a key area of the brain<p>Millions of boys could be at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and other mental illnesses in later life through playing action video games such as <b>Call of Duty</b> or <b>Assassin's Creed</b>, according to …