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18 brutally honest illustrations about struggling with mental illness

“I've been dealing with anxiety for as long as I can remember,” says Sow Ay, an illustrator who sketches brutally honest cartoons about his ongoing …

A Dispatch from the Depths of Anxiety: How Music Helps Me Connect to the Outside World

Ryan Wilson—the black metal mastermind behind The Howling Void and Pneuma Hagion—opens up about his dark battle with mental illness<p>People often write about their struggles with anxiety or depression after they have found some sort of lifeline. They often reflect upon a darker time while standing in …

Amazon Echo murder case amplifies the question of what ‘always on’ really means

Some people have wondered if smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo devices, or its closest contender, the Google Home, are constantly capturing audio data, rather than just listening when the right wake word is uttered. Now a court case is bringing the issue to the fore, and it could potentially show …

22 Stylish Fall Decorations That Create Beautiful Seasonal Vignettes

Embrace the beauty of the season in every room.<p>If messy pumpkin carving isn't your thing, there are other ways to get your home ready for fall. Move away from kitchy and try out more chic fall decorations — think glitzy pinecones, stylish wreaths, and floral masterpieces. From table to mantle, …

Congress must act now on Section 4 of the 20th Amendment

I’d like to thank Eugene for this opportunity to guest-blog here about my forthcoming article in the Harvard Journal on Legislation, “Don’t Kill the Candidate: Remedying Congress’s Failure to Use Section 4 of the Twentieth Amendment.”<p>It is rare that the Electoral College fails to pick a winner and …

University of Kansas professor keeps job after using racial slur in class

A four-month investigation into a University of Kansas professor who used a racial slur in class has concluded the word was used in an educational context and not intended to be racist.<p>Assistant communication studies professor Andrea Quenette has been on paid leave since November, when a group of …

Public Hanging of a Black Man Used as Table Decor: An Apology is Not Enough

I cannot fathom how anyone could be so ignorant as to think the use of the picture of the 1895 hanging of Richard Burelson in Texas on its tables would be funny. Nonetheless, Joe's Crab Shack in Roseville, Minnesota used the photograph with a comic caption above the condemned man's head which said, …

11 Ways to Give Character to Your Home Decor Instantly

The character of your home decor consists of many small details. It’s what makes your home personal and interesting. And while most interior designs …

Collard Greens: Kale's More Interesting Cousin

<i>Seasonal produce makes us giddy, so we’ve partnered with Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts to share the scoop on some of our favorite unique fruits and vegetables.</i><p>You’ve likely heard that kale is the latest addition to a certain major fast-food chain’s menu. Once any vegetable …

From rediscovered greats by Octavia Butler to the sixth novel from a prodigious talent, there’s a lot to get excited about this month<p>It’s hard to believe, but What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is Helen Oyeyemi’s sixth book and she is still only 31. The collection features nine stories linked by the …

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12 Inspiring Ways My Anxiety Elevated My Life

As I opened the door to the shrink’s office both my hands were shaking non-stop (this was an everyday occurrence). It was one of the darkest times of …

Mental Health