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What If Your Anxiety or Depression Is Actually "DDD"?

An increasingly common psychological disorder called depersonalization may be going undiagnosed.<p>There are many analogies Sandy Gale uses to describe her affliction: It's as if she is separated from others by an invisible barrier, as though her "self" doesn't completely fill out her skin, or that …

Mental Health

Texting Art Enthusiasts Take It All Off in LA

Installation artist Jana Cruder observes changes and behaviors to our naked, texting bodies in her participatory new work.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>The show-stopping <i>The Way Of The Modern Man</i> installation, from Jana Cruder at the Los Angeles ART Show this past weekend, had onlookers doing …

Afraid to Weigh Myself: Body Issues, Queerness and (Gay) Masculinity

Body image is something a lot of people struggle with-especially queer people. Although society has a lot to say about females with anorexia and oft depicts them in popular media, not much is said of men with body dysmorphia, and contrary to public opinion, it is actually quite prevalent.<p>Queer …

23 Things People With Borderline Personality Disorder Want You To Know

It isn't about getting attention.<p><i>Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness affecting approximately 1.6% of adults in the U.S. Symptoms — usually beginning in adolescence and early adulthood — include emotional instability, extreme reactions, distorted sense of self, chronic feelings</i> …

11 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know

It doesn't make you weak, and it doesn't make you damaged goods.<p><i>To learn more about depression and anxiety, check out the resources at the National Institute of Mental Health here and here.</i><p>* 13 Graphs That Will Speak To You If You Suffer From Anxiety<p>* Here's What No One Tells You About Having Both …

How do people react to Bible passages when they think they're from the Qur'an?

These Dutch pranksters asked members of the public what they thought of some 'shocking' verses from the Islamic holy book<p>A pair of Dutch pranksters have scored a YouTube hit with their latest video in which they ask members of the public to offer their views on some 'shocking' verses from the …

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

Consciousness

The Universe is Dying? Now What?

<i>Paul Sutter is a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP). Sutter is also host of the</i> …

The 10 Best Philosophical Movies of The 21st Century

Sound, color, and animation have changed the medium of 21st century film and thereby changed its potential. The emphasis may have once been powerful …

Why Do Cats Knock Things Over?

Felines have a knack for knocking things off their perches—even after you plead with them not to. There's something seemingly passive-aggressive …

India's Gay Pride Was Gorgeous: See The Pics

Homosexuality is still officially illegal in India thanks to a colonial-era law that was struck down in 2009, but disappointingly reinstated by the …

9 Truths That Make Psychiatric Hospitals Scary

Do you know someone who has been hospitalized for having experienced psychiatric symptoms that placed themselves or someone else in harms way? Have …

Binge Watching as a Young Adult Linked to Cognitive Impairment: Study

Sitting around watching TV and not doing any physical activity as a young adult may be linked to lower brain functioning even earlier than scientists …

The Brain

Why Boys Must Cry

In contemporary Nigerian literature, muscular heroes of postcolonial independence have lost their swagger. Today’s patriarchs read like quaint …

7 Small Changes that Can Increase Your Happiness Overnight

<b>“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama</b><p>I used to be constantly depressed.<p>After dropping out of college, …

4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …