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Why I'm Coming Out as Bipolar

Tales of a Serial Entrepreneur<p>My therapist thinks I'm crazy for writing publicly that I'm bipolar. Well, she thinks I'm crazy in general, but then again, that's why I see her. Everyone, though, is crazy in their own way. In fact, it's perfectly normal to be crazy. The only question is what form …

Mental Health

What's It Like to Be In a Band When You're Living With Bipolar Disorder?

"When you’re manic," explains Patrick Stickles from Titus Andronicus, "it can be dangerous to have a lot of people respond to it positively."<p><i>- - -</i><p>Lots of music about misery is, well, it’s miserable. Most of the songs that soundtracked my years of teenage angst were explicitly sad in a very specific …

Craig Davison's Wonderful Childhood Fantasy Paintings

A long, long time ago in a galaxy made out of parts from the garage<p>The knock on today's children is that they no longer play outdoors. Instead …

Painting

25 Mother's Day Gifts That Belong in a Mason Jar

Secret #1: They focus on minutes, not hours.

Average performers default to hours and half-hour blocks on their calendar. Highly successful people know there are 1,440 minutes in every day and there is nothing more valuable than time. Money can be lost and made again, but time spent can never be reclaimed. As legendary Olympic gymnast Shannon …

New research suggest that free will might be nothing more than a trick the brain plays on itself

In each case, we conceive of ourselves as free agents, consciously guiding our bodies in purposeful ways.<p>But what does science have to say about the true source of this experience?<p>In a classic paper published almost 20 years ago, the psychologists Dan Wegner and Thalia Wheatley made a revolutionary …

Consciousness

America's Youngest Workers May Be the Least Stable Generation On Record

College graduation is just around the corner, and many companies are gearing up to hire a fresh crop of future leaders in the coming months.<p>But when …

A leadership coach and bestselling author shares his favorite daily habit to start becoming a better person

She doesn't say much — she's really there to listen as Goldsmith reads off a list of 32 questions and answers.<p>Goldsmith is a leadership coach and the author of multiple books, including "What Got You Here Won't Get You There." He has been named multiple times to the Thinkers50 list of influential …

Teen Who Was Called ‘Gay’ Because He Loved Ballet Stuns ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ – WATCH

Jack Higgins, a 14-year-old contestant on <i>Britain’s Got Talent</i>, stunned and moved the judges and audience with an emotional performance to Great Big …

Dear Eating Disorder, I Can't Erase You

Dear Eating Disorder,<p>I can't erase you.<p>You are inextricably linked to my past, uncomfortably tied to my heart, and unpleasantly weaved into what used to be.<p>I close my eyes, but there are reminders everywhere.<p>A friend points to her stomach and says she's getting fat. Her voice begins to fade as I …

19 Celebrities Open Up About Dealing With Their Eating Disorders

"This is who I am. And I am proud at any size."<p><b>01. Demi Lovato spoke to BuzzFeed about her issues with body image and her eating disorder recovery:</b><p>"I have come a long way mentally, emotionally, and physically, and I'm proud of where I am today. When I look back, it saddens me to think that I was so …

The Real Reason Demi Lovato's Not Done Talking About Her Eating Disorder

Demi Lovato, <i>Allure's</i> February cover star, has been modeling attitude and independence for years. She is the antithesis of the sugarcoated pop star, with her slashed jet-black hair and constellation of tattoos. And while she's hardly the first star to rebel against her Disney roots, she was one of …

How I Finally Admitted That My "Quick Fix" Was An Eating Disorder

<i>Shanetta McDonald's story is one familiar to millions of women in countries and communities all over the world. Yet it sheds a light on a strange</i> …

How schools are using ‘mindful eating’ to help prevent eating disorders

At Waddell Language Academy, a K-8 School in North Carolina, Monica Mitchell-Giraudo, a French immersion middle school teacher, instructs 19 sixth-graders to gather into a circle.<p>“Okay, everyone, let’s take a few mindful breaths, and think about our gratitude for Amy, who brought us apples for …

Middle School

Zendaya had the best response to the woman who claimed she has an eating disorder

Though Zendaya is a badass, self-confident role model for women everywhere, that (unfortunately) doesn’t mean that she’s exempt from haters and their …

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Who's the Sickest of Them All?

There is a disturbing tendency amongst individuals with eating disorders to compare their illness to another's. It's the worst kind of competition of them all and sounds like this: "What's your lowest weight? How many hospitalizations have you had? How many calories do you consume? How often do you …

This Ultramarathoner's Attitude Toward Working Out Is Everything

Next time you struggle to fit a workout in between work, life, and just not feeling like it, keep this in mind: Rory Bosio has the same challenges—and she runs ultramarathons.<p>Bosio, 31, regularly runs races that range in distance from 50 to 100 miles. For training, she runs up to 95 miles a …

The Majority of Americans Are Unhealthy, Scientists Say

Here's something that will not shock you: Scientists say the four basic behaviors that constitute a "healthy lifestyle" are a good diet, moderate exercise, a recommend body fat percentage, and not smoking. Check these four boxes and you're protecting yourself against heart disease, cancer, and type …

Body Fat

Why the U.S. press corps can’t get enough of Canada’s Prime Minister

The U.S. media can be as nasty as a rabid pit bull, but throw it a new toy in the shape of a pretty prime minister and it turns into a purring pussycat. Case in point: For the past week, American news outlets have been treating Thursday's state dinner in Washington as something akin to a debutante …

Mini-Trump Has Quite The Non-Answer About Canada's Capital

It takes time for politicians to become skilled at dancing around questions. But one student has already got this down to a fine art.<p>For bonus points …

Canada's Trudeau Says Trump Presidency Wouldn't Hurt Ties

President Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rebuffed suggestion that either leader had worry that the strong relationship the two leaders are …

Justin Trudeau and President Obama clearly have an inside joke about moving to Canada if Trump wins

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has only been in office for four months, but it's clear that he and President Obama are already on the same …

Princess Kate and Prince William Share Emotional Morning: 'Suicide Is the Last Taboo'

Prince William and Princess Kate continued their mission on Thursday to help tackle the taboo of suicide.<p>Visiting a London hospital, Kate and William …

The 10 most influential sci-fi movies of all time

Author Brian Clegg uses his new book, "Ten Billion Tomorrows," to show how a host of fictional topics has led to new discoveries in science and technology.<p>Here Clegg tells us about 10 movies in history that have influenced people to think about science beyond the classrooms and laboratories.

Science Fiction

Pizza Delivery Man Overcome With Emotion After Receiving This Tip

"I've been having such a hard time lately, just struggling to stay clean."<p>A church congregation's giant tip meant so much more to this pizza delivery man than just some extra cash.<p>Jeff Louis, a 22-year-old who works for Gionino’s pizza shop, brought an order to Life Point Church in Mentor, Ohio …

Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne Cement Their BFF Status in Hilarious Instagram Videos

CaKe, better known as super famous models Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner, are out to prove that they are the most hilarious best friends around. …

Man Handles Dating Rejection With Total Style and Grace, Is Online Dating Champ

This dude is an everyday hero.<p>Well, there are a lot of scumbag fish out there in the proverbial sea, but sometimes a shining specimen of a man rises above them all! (Sorry, mixed metaphors are my terrible specialty.)<p>Erin posted the below message to Facebook, with the message, "I recently went on …