Nina Gougisha

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Secret Teacher: I dare not tell anyone about my personality disorder

The stigma is such that, while it makes me a great teacher, I can’t disclose my condition. But it’s getting harder to hide and I’m worried I’ll have to quit<p>You know me, you’ve seen me at parents’ evenings. I’m the teacher at the next desk – the popular one, the one you all want to teach your …

Mental Health

An Open Letter From 50 Black Yale Alumni

We, the undersigned Black alumni of Yale University who work in multiple fields pertaining to racial justice and Black culture, write with deep frustration, concern and offense over the hostile and violent racial conditions that your students recently brought to national attention.<p>Having lived …

Stress Is Actually Contagious—Here’s How to Make Yourself Immune

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Opinion: Mother hopes probe into son’s death will help others with mental illness

Jacquie Malamalatabua desperately needed help for her troubled teenage son, but he died last summer waiting for the provincial government to find him a place to live where he would get the mental health support he required.<p>She is still waiting for answers about Alex's death from the coroner's …

Suicide bomber 'blew himself up because of stress', says Ibrahim Abdeslam's family

Mother of three brothers linked to Paris attacks gives extraordinary interview in which she says her suicide bomber son did not intend to kill<p>The mother of Paris suicide bomber Ibrahim Abdeslam - whose two brothers are also suspects - has said her son "did not mean to kill anyone" and his family …

How to Be Good at Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts

As the boss, your goal is to have all your employees operating at their peak level of energy, efficiency, and motivation—which can be a challenge when it comes to leading a team comprised of introverts and extroverts. How do you manage these vastly different personalities and work preferences? How …

Do you have a food addiction?

Whether your thing is a bacon cheeseburger, a slice of chocolate cake or a bowl of pasta, we all love to indulge. And if you’re being honest, you’ve probably found yourself overeating on more than one occasion. Sweet, salty, or savory— you just can’t get enough.<p>But how do you know if your love for …

Over a thousand years ago, the sun exploded — and changed life on Earth forever

Not by aliens, but by a natural event—and it was very, very powerful.<p>Whatever it was, it subtly altered the chemistry of our planet's atmosphere, creating trace amounts of radioactive elements like chlorine-36, beryllium-10, and carbon-14.<p>And those provide the clue to what the event was: Those …

Particles

NASA has figured out how Mars was stripped clean of water

What happened to Mars’ atmosphere? NASA thinks it knows.<p>Around 3.7 to 4.2 billion years ago, the red planet’s atmosphere was the same size or bigger than the Earth’s, but today it’s about 100 times thinner than on our planet. The answer, it turns out, is blowing in the wind.<p>Solar winds, to be …

Particles

I've worked for five decades but still need food stamps to get by

I was never someone who was afraid to work.<p>I got my first job at 18, running a cash register at a department store in Chicago. Back then, we had to tally all the sales by hand, rechecking each night to see how much we’d sold.<p>Since then, I’ve worked for the IRS, at a local hospital and at a Post …

10 easy ways to feel less stressed in under 10 minutes

But stress doesn't have to derail your day. Here are 10 simple ways to stop those feelings of anxiety and pressure the moment they start.<p>When your brain starts buzzing, meditation can be just the medicine you need to silence those pestering thoughts.<p>When we are stressed, our minds can become …

Fashion (India)

The Big Bang Theory muses on how pop culture can hurt and heal

When the eighth season finale of <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> came to an end there were two revelations that signaled some serious promise for the show. There …

TV

55 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Believe in Yourself

Inspirational quotes that will motivate you to feel confident and self-assured when you need it most.<p>I know a few extremely confident--not cocky, <i>confident</i>--people. (Here's how you can tell if someone is genuinely confident.) It's as if they were born that way.<p>The rest of us sometimes lack …

Dating, Relationship Advice: What It Means When He Stops Calling, Goes MIA, Ghosts

When Bill* and I first started dating, I had no doubt he was interested in me. We would text first thing in the morning and talk all day about everything and nothing, and often I would send him a text right before I went to sleep, and the first thing I saw on my phone the next morning was a message …

Relationships

Why all ‘Shark Tank’ entrepreneurs see a psychiatrist after their pitch

During filming for the seventh season of "Shark Tank" this past June, an entrepreneur became so overwhelmed that he fainted, collapsing in front of the Sharks.<p>Investor Barbara Corcoran shared this story with Business Insider, and said that even though she wasn't on the set that day, news of it …

Entrepreneurship

Anonymous Reveals Full List Of Alleged KKK Members

"The reality is that racism usually does NOT wear a hood but it does permeate our culture on every level."<p>The hackivist collective Anonymous released a much-anticipated list of people it claims are members or supporters of the Ku Klux Klan on Thursday night.<p>The group targeted the KKK in the wake of …

Ku Klux Klan

Meet the creator of a secret network of women’s shelters in Iraq

When an Islamic State fighter stopped their car in Anbar Province, Iraq, Safiyah knew something terrible was about to happen. Her husband, a soldier in the Iraqi Army, had been executed days earlier in Tikrit, and she knew the only way to protect their four daughters now was to flee the city.<p>They …

Addiction Is Killing Middle-Aged White Men

Aging isn't, as the saying goes, for the faint of heart. But it's easiest for the most societally privileged members of our society, right? Meaning: we all know that life is cushiest for American middle-aged white men who allegedly have it all.<p>Not according to a new study by Princeton economists …

She's A Lesbian, He's Gay, And Their 33-Year Marriage Will Change Your Perception Of Love

"Life is nothing if not an interesting adventure."<p>Dennis and Linda Anfuso met in art school, bonded over their interest in "The Wizard of Oz," fell in love and got married. But that's where the traditional narrative ends. Dennis, 60, identifies as gay, and Linda, 59, is an intersex woman who …

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

Here’s why we’re committing civil disobedience: Millennials can no longer be silent about our broken system

<b>(David Nehrt-Flores)</b><p>On Nov. 9, we’re staging the largest-ever civil disobedience for racial, climate, and immigrant justice. Here’s why<p>Yong Jung Cho • Waleed Shahid • Devontae Torriente • Sara Blazevic<p>November 2, 2015 2:02pm (UTC)<p>It’s election season. One side promises incremental reforms without a …

Rights & Freedoms

What an Alien Planet Will Look Like

Far, Far Away<p>Some of the world's best, most beautiful conceptual artwork of what life might look like on planets recently discovered by the Kepler …

Breast Cancer Is Especially Dangerous For Black And Hispanic Women

Late diagnoses and substandard care are hurting many women.<p>Black and Hispanic women in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer and less likely to survive the disease than white women, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers …

Spacecraft captures some of the best photos we've ever seen of Saturn's water-rich moon

NASA's spacecraft, Cassini, has been orbiting the ringed-planet Saturn for over 10 years, but some of the most interesting discoveries from the mission have come from its occasional visits next door to Saturn's enigmatic moon Enceladus.<p>In particular, Cassini has revealed evidence Enceladus harbors …

Astronomy

7 Things Too Many People Get Wrong About Sex & Gender (Explained By Science)

Scientists have made extraordinary progress in discovering the biological mechanisms underlying human sex, sexual behavior, and gender. In some …

Sexuality

Study identifies gender gap in use of medications after heart attack

After a heart attack, patients are advised to take certain medications in order to reduce their risk of recurrence. But a new study finds many heart …

Men Speak Out About Being Attracted to Transgender Women

"Finding transgender people attractive is the most natural thing in the world. They are beautiful."<p>A new documentary from the U. K.'s Channel 4 features men talking about their attraction to transgender women, something that isn't often discussed in media, Gawker reports.<p>The doc, called <i>Sex Diaries:</i> …

Mars breakthrough: Amazing picture that shows Red Planet could have once teemed with life

NASACrust-like rocks deep in the crater are evidence of<p>Data and images sent back by the NASA Mars Curiosity Rover - an all terrain space probe …

Planetary Habitability