Lizzi Thompson

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Mental Illness Stole My Identity But That's Not The End Of The World

Recently, a friend on Facebook posted about what depression and anxiety has cost her: the potential identity she always thought she'd grow into. It was a sentiment that resonated because mental illness has all kinds of intangible costs but one of the largest can be stability of identity.<p>I was seven …

The Best Books to Read This Christmas (That You Won't Find in a Christian Bookstore)

In our house, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a good book or two—or ten. A recent writing project—my new anthology Light Upon Light: A …

10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Hit the Gym After Work

Never skip a post-work workout again.<p>Everyone has that moment after a long eight-hour (read: 10-hour) workday when all you want to do is schlep home, get into bed, and Netflix it up—even though you totally planned to hit the gym after you left the office. We hear you. So we spoke with experts to …

Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind

Most people are familiar with his many famous paintings. But the real Van Gogh, the manic genius, the tortured artist, is best understood in his …

Great Teacher-tested Games to Engage Your Students

Addictive like Candy Crush, but nutritious Math Facts for the brain.<p>Learning organic chemistry is tough, but this teacher-created app makes a …

Burnt Out? The Busy Girl's Guide To Meditation

When you consider the benefits (reduced stress, better sleep, a sharper mind), it's no wonder that so many rhapsodize about the transformative power of meditation. But despite its immense popularity, the ancient practice can still seem inscrutable, even intimidating. Well, you can exhale: …

7 Scientific Things You Can Do to Feel More Powerful

Some simple techniques can boost confidence and increase your perceived authority.<p>Overconfidence is a problem in business. It's particularly bad when you marry it with ignorance.<p>But real and reasonable confidence? It's alluring. So is authority. Getting people to invest trust and the power of …

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Get More Energy In 3 Minutes: The Brain-Based Way

Do you want more energy? We all have 24 hours in a day and people, places, projects that need our attention.<p>While we may not be able to eliminate our entire list of responsibilities, we can monitor our energy. Like hours in a day, our energy seems finite – but it doesn’t have to be that way. We are …

Indie studio says it was refused insurance because it makes violent games

An independent games developer said his studio was refused a liability insurance policy "due to the violent nature of the games you are producing."<p>Christian Allen, of Serellan yesterday shared an email from an insurance broker apologizing for being unable to find a insurer willing to underwrite the …

An Excellent New Tool for Creating Multimedia Timelines for Your Class

December 6, 2014<br>HSTRY is a very good web tool for creating multimedia timelines in class. The process is very simple and easy. Just sign up either as …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …