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A former FBI agent shares 8 qualities the most resilient people share

As an FBI agent, I was assigned investigations where I had no idea how to solve them, but this was my thinking: Drop me in the middle of any squad or any situation, anywhere, anytime.<p>I will not be scared, nor will I give up. If I'm knocked down, I'll drag myself back up and keep at it until I solve …

Self-help

12 Things Depressed People Want Their Friends to Know

No. 7 is so important.<p><b>1. If I cancel plans, don't take it personally.</b> Sometimes I'm just too depressed to leave the house. It's not your fault <i>or mine</i>.<p><b>2. Reminding me that the circumstances of my life really aren't that bad doesn't make me feel any better.</b> I know I have a good job and really …

Lana Del Rey

The 25 Best Hip-Hop Instagram Pictures Of The Week

This week on Instagram, Gucci Mane linked up with director Harmony Korine again, Soulja Boy showed off his stacks, and Meek Mill and Rick Ross rang …

Rap & Hip-Hop

6 Tips to Stop Overthinking

Source: eakkaluktemwanich/Shutterstock<p>Whether they beat themselves up over a mistake they made yesterday or fret about how they’re going to succeed …

Self-help

Mental illness: It’s time to talk

BY SOFIA LYNCH<br>Managing Editor<p>Last Saturday, Oct. 10, social and news media outlets buzzed with talk of World Mental Health Day. For one day a year, …

How to Use Free Resources to Educate Yourself on Nearly Any Subject

We live in an age where there are more educational resources available to the average person than there ever have been before. For the lifetime …

8 Amazingly Healthy Smoothie Recipes You've Never Heard Of

Unique ingredients are key 🔑.<p>Beyond the slew of avocado toasts that bait us on Instagram, the colorfully arranged #smoothies on the app are even more of a studied art. In fact, the chilled drink craze is part of the inspiration behind New Yorker Rachel Drori's line of delicious frozen smoothies …

Protein

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in California

Traveling through California is like getting a crash course in America's natural beauty: the windswept deserts, Redwood forests, rocky coastlines, and rows of vines. Add to that some world-famous architecture and city skylines, and you have a state you could spend a lifetime exploring. It's …

California

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 …

Mental Health

Screw, spend, sleep: My battle with bipolar disorder

When the mania kicks in, I’m ready to conquer the world — on no sleep. Then comes the crash, and I can barely move<p>Many days I ask myself if I still need to take 40 milligrams of Celexa and 200 milligrams of Lamictal every day. After five years of sobriety and a decent measure of stability, I often …

Genius

How Not to Be a Dick to Your Bipolar Friend

“The worst thing you can call someone is crazy. It’s dismissive. 'I don’t understand this person, so they’re crazy.’ That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy, they’re strong people.” -- Dave Chappelle in 2006 on “Inside the Actors Studio,” after he reportedly turned down $40M, walked away from …

Mental Health

How to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions

Emotions such as fear, anger, frustration, and immobility are energies. And you can potentially ‘catch’ these energies from people without realizing …

What Bipolar Disorder Really Feels Like

About 2.6 percent of American adults -- nearly 6 million people -- have bipolar disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). But the disease, characterized by significant and severe mood changes, is still dangerously misunderstood.<p>Bipolar disorder is vastly different from …

19 Ways You are Emotionally Abusing Yourself

He is a multimillionaire client of mine. Handsome. Accomplished. Respected. Gentle. Reflective. Kind.<p>And I was examining every angle of why he was …

Are You Addicted to Suffering and Struggle?

The most profound "aha" moment in my research and work in the personal development space over the past decades was when my intuitive suspicion and a very scary thought were confirmed by science:<p><b>Suffering and struggle are emotional addictions as strong as addictions to alcohol, nicotine and …

Drug Addiction

16 Things Only Girls On Antidepressants Will Understand

Siiiiide effects!<p><b>1. People who tell you that they think psychiatric meds are evil are SO ANNOYING.</b> Going on antidepressants literally saved my life and allows me to be a functional human being, but please, keep telling me about that one article you read that <i>totally</i> proves your point.<p><b>2. Your body is</b> …

9 Can't-Miss Sausage Recipes

We've found creative takes on one of the best-kept dinner secrets: quick-cooking, deeply flavored sausage.<p>The Burger You Haven't Tried Yet<p>A Different …

Cooking

Ridiculously Easy Dinners to Make on Vacation

These fuss-free dishes require minimal utensils and hardly any clean-up—and taste fresh, summery and even better with a cold drink.<p>A Fresh, Crispy …

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Russia Holds Greenpeace Activists, Including American, Without Bail

Pete Willcox, the U.S. captain of a Greenpeace ship protesting drilling in the Arctic, is among those jailed pending a piracy investigation.