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These Striking Photos Show How Anxiety Really Feels

This is what we'd call "required viewing."<p>Sometimes a picture really does say it all ― at least when it comes to explaining anxiety to those who don’t understand it.<p>A stunning photo series by photographer Jasmine Kate Blanchard, a 19-year-old student from the U.K., showcases what having an anxiety …

Depression

Republicans’ views of blacks’ intelligence, work ethic lag behind Democrats at a record clip

Over the last two decades, there has never been a bigger divide between white Republicans and Democrats when it comes to views of the intelligence and work ethic of African Americans, according to the new General Social Survey.<p>The GSS is a wide-ranging study of cultural and political attitudes done …

University of Chicago

The FDA Has Approved a Revolutionary New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?<p>Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the protective myelin …

What is the difference between bipolar disorder and ordinary mood swings?

The condition causes episodes of clinical depression and mania.<p>Many of us have heard the term bipolar used in the wrong circumstances – perhaps most …

You Can Ease Anxiety Instantly by Reading This Kind of Book

Have you ever experienced a panic attack? If so, did your palms get sweaty? Did you feel lightheaded or did your throat tighten up? Even if you …

FDA approves first drug to fight severe forms of MS

Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) is seen as a life sentence, as the disease can seriously affect a sufferer's motor skills and cognitive …

Cannabidiol has therapeutic potential in the treatment of anxiety and substance abuse disorders

A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that cannabidiol could aid the treatment of anxiety-related and substance abuse disorders.<p>Cannabidiol …

EPA mistakenly tells the truth about Trump's climate plans

On Thursday morning, the Environmental Protection Agency sent out a press release containing praise for President Donald Trump's executive order that …

David Tennant to sue over News of the World phone-hacking

<b>Actor David Tennant is suing the owners of the defunct News of the World over alleged phone hacking.</b><p>His lawyers issued a claim for compensation at the High Court in London on Thursday.<p>Law firm Collyer Bristow said it was representing nine people in total, including former Formula One driver Eddie …

Senator Rubio: Hackers targeted former presidential campaign staffers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said during a Senate intelligence hearing on Thursday that unsuccessful cyber attacks from Russia targeted former members of his presidential campaign staff in July 2016 and within the past 24 hours.<p>Rubio said he would not comment on a remark earlier …

Cyber-attacks

20 Profound Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? If not, then you’re in for a treat of wisdom today.<p>Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters …

A dissection of Google Cloud Next 17 — What’s Next?

tl;dr; What are you waiting for? Get on the plane or be left behind in dust.<p>Let’s start from the very beginning. When the event was announced, the …

Think Stock Photos of Hackers Are Cheesy? Blame This Guy

An interview with the man who tries to make typing code look dramatic.<p>Trust me: picking stock photos for an article on hacking is the bane of a security journalist's existence. Either, you've got some abstract illustration of a padlock surrounded by <i>The Matrix</i> typography, or a dark hooded figure …

Fake news tries to blame human-caused global warming on El Niño

Climate scientists and real science journalists pushed back, holding the post-truth crowd accountable<p>Human carbon pollution is heating the Earth incredibly fast. On top of that long-term human-caused global warming trend, there are fluctuations caused by various natural factors. One of these is the …

Climate Change

The Constitution lets the electoral college choose the winner. They should choose Clinton

This piece was first published in the Washington Post (25 November, 2016). If you agree, please join the petition here.<p>Conventional wisdom tells us …

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High Blood Pressure Diet That Can Save Your Life

If you or your loved one ever experienced the symptoms of high blood pressure, you know you don’t want to go through it again. High blood pressure …

High Blood Pressure

Magnitude 7 Offshore Quake Shakes Central America as Hurricane Hits

A strong earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Central America shook the region Thursday just as Hurricane Otto barreled into the Caribbean coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, but there were no immediate reports of any quake damage.<p>Emergency services in El Salvador said on Twitter that they had …

Central America

How All-Female ISIS Morality Police 'Khansaa Brigade' Terrorized Mosul

KHAZER CAMP, Iraq — Battle-hardened militants were far from the most terrifying thing for many women living under their harsh rule in the ISIS-conquered city of Mosul.<p>"I was much more afraid of women," said Umm Fatma, referring to female members of the terror organization’s morality police, known …

Human Rights

Heavy Screen Time Rewires Young Brains, For Better And Worse

There's new evidence that excessive screen time early in life can change the circuits in a growing brain.<p>Scientists disagree, though, about whether those changes are helpful, or just cause problems. Both views emerged during the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego this week.<p>The debate …

The Brain

Barack Obama Blocks Offshore Drilling in the Arctic Ocean

The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity …

The global phenomenon of far-right nationalism is being fueled by existential terror

A string of terror attacks across the globe have shaken the world’s most powerful nations to their core. As a result of these tragic events, and the fear-mongering from politicians hoping to exploit them, many feel that an existential threat is nigh.<p>To make matters worse, a highly influential and …

Psychology

Top 10 Free and Affordable Mental Health and Counseling Resources

This week’s roundup isn’t so much a <i>top</i> 10, since this isn’t ranked, and there’s way more than we can cover, but here are ten of our favorite mental …

Next Spectacles vending machine location will be revealed Sunday

It's still early days, but it looks like Snap's new Spectacles wearable camera for Snapchat are a hit. And the next batch will be available in mere …

Trump University lawsuit heads toward Nov. 28 trial

Donald Trump is scheduled to face trial this month in a class-action lawsuit against him and his now-defunct Trump University, potentially taking the witness stand weeks before his inauguration as president of the United States.<p>U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the Indiana-born jurist who was …

Donald Trump

Science Says This Type of Exercise Will Keep Your Brain in Shape

Do this type of exercise twice a week and your brain will thank you.<p>Exercise doesn't just make you fitter. It also makes you smarter. Don't believe me? A whole host of studies prove that moving more leads to thinking better. Which is a phenomenal thing to know if you're looking for a little …

In Virginia, Biden calls for empathy for Trump backers: ‘We have got to let it go.’

With an eye to postelection unity, Vice President Biden on Monday evening urged supporters in Fairfax County, Va., to prepare to let go of anger toward Donald Trump and empathize with the fury driving his supporters.<p>Biden appeared alongside Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) and their spouses in a final-hour …

Government