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Why do people hide ANXIETY and hide away with it?

Similar to depression, anxiety is also another most common mental disorder with this certain taboo surrounding it. And again, replicating …

Mental Health

I wasn’t able to poop for 2 years

Imagine not farting for two years. Better yet, imagine not going to the bathroom for a number two for that amount of time.<p>Welcome to my life. That’s …

Peep Into The Psychology Of Internet Trolls

Everyday we hear brands, celebrities; politicians complain about being trolled on social media and are scared to share their views on controversial …

At midway point, 2017 is second-hottest year on record

June 2017 was 1.81°F (1.01°C) above pre-industrial average — Paris deal sets the mark under 2°C (3.6°F)<p>Andrea Thompson<p>July 22, 2017 12:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.<p>At the halfway point of the year, 2017 remains the second-hottest year to date — a surprise given the …

Century-old Parkinson's question answered

<b>Scientists say they have found the first direct evidence that the immune system does attack the brain in Parkinson's disease.</b><p>The role of "autoimmunity" was first suggested nearly a century ago, but had not been confirmed.<p>The discovery, in the journal Nature, suggests that drugs to calm the immune …

Immune System

The 1 Sure Way to Get People to Like You, According to Brain Scans

Psychological testing, brain scans, and the school of hard knocks agree that this is how to get people to like you.<p>Many people in business--including and especially entrepreneurs--seem to think that you can talk your way into being both well-liked and more successful. Nothing could be further from …

This adorable chatbot wants to talk about your mental health

When you launch Woebot in Facebook Messenger, the chatbot's cerulean blue eyes peer out from the screen. He looks concerned, a little quizzical. He …

The Big Internet Brands Of The '90s — Where Are They Now?

Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.8 billion, acquiring its "core Internet assets" — search, email, finance, news, sports, Tumblr, Flickr — in essence writing the final chapter of one of the longest-running Internet companies.<p>Last year, Verizon bought another Internet pioneer, AOL (aka America Online) …

Advertising

Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity (And What to Do About It)

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all creative expressions.<p>We are all naturally creative. The human race's creative power is distributed in all of us, not concentrated in selected few. Every object or product you know today, however old or new, however simple or sophisticated, holds the stories of …

'I Can Do Absolutely Nothing.’ The First American With a Double Hand Transplant Wants Them Removed

In medicine, someone always has to be first. Seven years ago, that person was Jeff Kepner, now 64, who became the first person to receive a double …

Earth - There are microbes that eat and poo nothing but electricity

Some microbes have developed the ultimate stripped-down diet. They do not bother with food or oxygen. All they need to survive is pure electrical energy.<p>They often live in muddy seabeds or along the banks of rivers. Finding them is easy: biologists can coax them out of hiding by sticking an …

Forcing your child to become a doctor could be your worst parenting decision | Ranjana Srivastava

A career is medicine is stressful enough for the doctors who see it as a calling. For those who do it because their parents forced them, it could be critical<p>There I was, almost at the end of the night, having spoken to a few hundred hand-picked, talented high school students about my life as a …

Medicine

The British Library puts treasure trove of 20th century literature online for your browsing pleasure

If you want to read Virginia Woolf's <i>Mrs. Dalloway</i> or George Orwell's <i>Animal Farm</i>, you can head down to your local public library. If you want to read …

The World's Largest Maths Problem Has Been Solved, And It Takes Up 200 TB

We’re gonna need a bigger hard drive.<p>If you thought advanced maths in high school was bad, spare a thought for a trio of mathematicians whose …

50 Books Every Woman Should Read

Consider this your life's library.<p>This list celebrates female writers who wrote coming-of-age classics as well as modern page-turners. They've won awards, provoked discussion, and ultimately their work has become cherished favorites on the bookshelves of many.

Books

The Terrifying Reality Of PC Gaming

I built a PC recently (with a bit of help from Jason Evangelho), and I’m just loving the thing to death. I bought it for Oculus Rift, but until that comes I’ve found ways to spend my time. I’ve repopulated my Steam Library with titles new and old, been having a blast with <i>Starcraft,</i> been excited …

The Vaping Congressman Spent $1,302 of His Campaign Funds Last Year on Video Games

According to his year-end campaign finance disclosure for 2015, Rep. Duncan Hunter, Republican from California, a.k.a. the Vaping Congressman, spend …

Campaign Finance

Kids' Grades Can Suffer When Mom Or Dad Is Depressed

When parents suffer depression, there can be a ripple effect on children. Kids may become anxious, even sad. There may be behavior problems. Health may suffer.<p>Recently, a large Swedish study showed that grades may decline, too, when a parent is depressed.<p>Using data from 1984 to 1994, researchers …

Put the blame where it belongs: Bush, Reagan, Kissinger and the real history of the rise of ISIS

<b>(AP/Scott Stewart/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Conservative intellectuals are now trying to blame Marxism for ISIS. Time for a history lesson<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>April 3, 2016 9:30pm (UTC)<p>If you think it's a bit crazy when elite conservatives try to blame Obama for the rise of Donald Trump, you ain't seen nothin' …

Political Science

The Best Memes of the Week Inspired By “Boaty McBoatface”

<i>You give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to want a glass of milk</i>. That age-old adage can now be applied to the Internet: A few weeks ago, news came out that a British government agency let loose and decided to have the Internet name its new $287 million polar research ship. The result? R.R.S. Boaty …

Video games are a powerful tool which must be wielded with care

Phone Story, Cart Life, and Coming Out Simulator 2014 are just some examples of games exploring weightier subjects<p>But for a bed, a dresser, a mirror, a desk and a few scattershot piles of junk, the room is empty. The door is locked. Time is perilously short: you have 10 seconds till your abusive …

Earth - Rare and endangered beasts captured on film

Researchers in Indonesia have photographed some of the country’s rarest and most endangered species.<p>Over 30 days, 29 species were photographed by a camera trap set up in Batang Gadis National Park, North Sumatra, Indonesia by the park and Conservation International.<p>The cameras captured the …

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Microsoft axes chatbot that learned a little too much online

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — OMG! Did you hear about the artificial intelligence program that Microsoft designed to chat like a teenage girl? It was totally …

Artificial Intelligence

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Gay "Cures" Are Harmful And Don't Work, Says World's Largest Body Of Psychiatrists

Exclusive: The World Psychiatric Association has condemned so-called conversion therapy and called on governments around the world to decriminalise homosexuality.<p>The largest international organisation for psychiatrists is to publish a statement condemning conversion therapy as unscientific, …

The 15 best poetry books of all time

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

Here's What Happened When I Quit Social Media

When I gave up the screen-feed, my life woke up.<p>I was addicted to the constant eavesdropping into the lives of people I loved, envied and loathed. My days were a series of mini-searches for something salacious, inspiring, engaging, endearing or so stupid I would feel righteous I hadn't been the one …