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18 Fucked-Up Serial Killer Quotes That'll Make You So Uncomfortable

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Breaking bad: how to give up drinking, smoking, nail-biting and other unwanted habits

With Stoptober and Sober October starting soon, we asked readers to tell us how they broke bad habits - and how this changed their life. Here’s what you said<p>Sunday is the start of October, which means that people across the country will be attempting to give up bad habits; some will try to give up …

Time I

Corporal punishment and physical abuse have negative impact on children's academic performance

A Penn State researcher and her collaborator found that physical abuse was associated with decreases in children’s cognitive performance, while …

Penn State

May I Be Happy: Buddhist Lovingkindness Meditation

Walking along the Rhine River during my lunch break from teaching yoga in Basel, Switzerland, I felt mellow and full of gratitude to have such a …

Meditation

The young paedophiles who say they don’t abuse children

<b>Some paedophiles say they would never abuse children. But what support is there for people like this and how should society treat them to prevent abuse happening?</b><p>Warning: Due to the subject matter, there are disturbing details in this article.<p>Adam messaged a few days before we were due to meet for …

Sociology

This New Jobs Platform Matches Ex-Offenders With Employers

Anywhere between 60 and 75 percent of ex-offenders are still unemployed a year after their release, so this new technology wants to bring those numbers down.<p>According to a recent study, out of 25,431 federal offenders who were released in 2005, about half were re-arrested during the eight-year …

Crime

Teenager, 17, sexually assaulted by two different men as she travelled home on train from music festival, police say

A 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by two different men as she made her way back from a music festival on a train, police have said.<p>The teenager was travelling between Newquay and Plymouth after the Boardmasters music festival on August 12 when she was helped with her luggage by a man …

Music Festivals

Take the Addiction Out of Smoking

The FDA has a smart plan to lower cigarettes' nicotine content.<p>Imagine a world in which teenagers who experiment with cigarettes never make a habit of smoking them. This is a future the Food and Drug Administration envisions with its bold new plan to rid cigarettes of most of their nicotine, the …

Nicotine

Kane prosecutors: Son stabbed his dad more than 100 times; bail set at $2 million

Bail was set at $2 million Tuesday for a St. Charles-area man after he was charged with killing his father, who authorities said died with more than 100 stab wounds.<p>John Shenko is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kevin Shenko, 60, who died early Sunday at the St. Charles Township …

Crime

What if depression serves a purpose?

A new hypothesis sheds light on an age-old mental health issue.<p>Depression is so common — about 1 out of every 6 people experience it during their …

Selfies

The one wellness habit that can transform your relationship

When you’re in a new relationship, spiraling into negative thoughts can be surprisingly easy—you pick up a certain <i>tone</i> in your partner’s voice, and …

The Internet Turned the How Bow Dah Meme Into a Challenge, and It's Absolutely Amazing

How my squad pulls up on the haters.... #boutthatlife #butnotreally #HowBoutDatChallenge @howboutdatchallenge 💥💥💥💥💥 Dancers: @elizadonahue …

Memes

Mindfulness meditation has become a staple among successful people — and it's surprisingly easy to learn

Meditation provides all sorts of benefits, so it's no wonder that it's become a favorite habit of tons of successful people. But if you're not familiar with it, the concept can be confusing.<p>Mindfulness meditation, one branch of the practice, might actually be easier than you thought. We made this …

Mindfulness

Things you only know if you have Borderline Personality Disorder

I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder at 20.<p>I started experiencing difficulties much younger though, in my early teens, and the tricky …

10 New Rules For Brainstorming Without Alienating Introverts

Try this revolving-door policy for your next brainstorm, by letting introverts come and go when they please.<p>The brainstorm is beloved by some and dreaded by many. We live in a world that offers choice for everything from styles of coffee to TV shows to TVs themselves. But when it comes to …

Personality

How to bring the excitement back into a long-term relationship

To the casual observer, it looks like wellness star Sophie Jaffe and her husband, Adi, have the kind of love that perfume ads are made of. And, well, …

10 Steps to Creating the Life You Actually Want

Too many people are living in circumstances that they are not happy with. They do not know that they can actually have the life they want. Some have …

Motivation

I trained myself to be less busy — and it dramatically improved my life

My overwhelming schedule left me exhausted and empty. Here’s how I fought back.<p>I am a robot, programmed to obliterate my to-do list. During the day, I direct a research laboratory, write papers, and teach classes as a professor of psychology at the University of Arizona. Come 4:30 pm, I run a kid …

Nicotine shown to reduce symptoms of schizophrenia

For years researchers have noted an unusual association between smoking and schizophrenia. Across multiple studies it was identified that people with …

Neuroscience

Man robs Kansas bank to 'escape wife'

<b>A 70-year-old man from Kansas has pleaded guilty to a bank robbery on Tuesday, saying he did it to escape from his wife.</b><p>Lawrence Ripple robbed a Kansas City bank, last September, and then waited in the lobby until police came.<p>He told investigators he would rather go to jail than live at home, and …

Crime

HBO's Slenderman Documentary Is a True Crime Horror Movie

'Beware the Slenderman' paints a chilling portrait of the children who attempted murder for a meme.<p>Considering our ongoing and understandable collective obsession with Slenderman, it's not a surprise that HBO cashed in on the phenomenon with the documentary <i>Beware the Slenderman</i>. It's a story that …

Crime

Malnourished Prisoner’s Death Reveals Horrific Conditions in a Texas Prison

Alton Rodgers was 31 years old and suffering from bilateral bronchopneumonia, bed sores, and severe malnutrition when he died of head trauma on …

Centers for Disease Control

Blended Whiskies to Drink on Burns Night

Don’t be snobbish about blended whiskies. Here's why they can be so great—and a few bottles to try.<p>January 25 is Burns Night, Scotland’s annual feast …

Whiskey

Radical ketamine therapy could treat alcohol addiction

Scientists believe that a radical treatment involving the tranquilliser ketamine could help overcome alcohol addiction by “erasing” drink-related memories.<p>Psychologists based at University College London are testing whether a one-off dose of the drug could help hazardous drinkers who are trying to …

Drug Addiction

This Study Found a Weird Link Between Death and Intimacy

There are things you love talking to your partner about, from where you want to go on vacation to your career dreams. Then there are the awkward, sensitive or super deep topics that you hesitate to mention. Stuff like money, jealousy, mental health — or even death. Unless you’re chatting about your …

Long Island

Brain imaging of pain: state of the art

1. Frymoyer JW, Newberg A, Pope M, Wilder D, Clements J, MacPherson B. Spine radiographs in patients with low-back pain. An epidemiological study in …

5 Things I’ve Learned by Writing Every Day

I started writing daily to prove to myself that I could. Along the way, I learned a few things that surprised me.<p>5 things I’ve learned by writing …

Are you Blaming Yourself? Buddhists Have a Message That You Need to Hear

Some of us blame ourselves way too much. Whether it’s our job, or relationship, it’s like our mind falls into the trap of thinking it’s always our …

A ‘civil war’ over painkillers rips apart the medical community

PALO ALTO, Calif. — For Thomas P. Yacoe, the word is “terrifying.”<p>Leah Hemberry describes it as “constant fear.”<p>For Michael Tausig Jr., the terror is …

7 Hollywood relationship myths that need to be ignored, according to couples counsellor

If Hollywood was anything to be believed, women would be stumbling along ‘unlucky in love’ while the non-committed man enjoyed his single life until …