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How the Nazi occupation of Rome has gripped Italy’s cultural imagination

The position of Italy during the second world war is complex. What tends to be remembered is that Rome changed sides from the axis to the allies halfway through. But the background to that, the impact of it on Italians, the battles fought by the Italian resistance – even the existence itself of the …

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10 tourist traps you should avoid in Italy — and where to go instead

But Italy is big, and it can be overwhelming for first timers, who inevitably, bowled over by choice, fall into overpriced tourist traps.<p>Here are the places you should avoid, and the often cheaper, always more authentic alternatives you should hit instead.<p>If we told you to go see a tilting old …

5 Reasons Why Facebook Can Be Dangerous for People With Depression

Last week I fell into panic mode. It started with intense chest pains each time I logged onto Facebook to check the groups I belong to as well as scroll through my main feed. Each visit became shorter as the physical symptoms of anxiety and depression overwhelmed rational thought. By Tuesday I had …

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

National Beer Day 2015: A Look Back At The History Of Beer's Role In Human Health

Beer is a beloved beverage in this country. Americans who drink alcohol choose beer over wine and liquor — and have for decades, according to a 2014 …

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Stop wasting gas by 'warming up' your car when it's cold out

If you've been around for a few decades, you may remember your parents "warming up" the car when it was cold outside, before trying to drive anywhere, for fear the engine might stall out.<p>But we're here with good news — those days are effectively over. Unless your car dates from the 1980s, there is …

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Book Review: Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry (and Antipsychiatry) Gets Told

When a non-fiction book by someone in power, like <i>Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry</i> by former American Psychiatric Association President Jeffrey Lieberman includes a description of dropping acid you know you're in for a fun read.<p>My [LSD] trip did produce one lasting insight, though--one that I …

Why animals don’t get schizophrenia (and people do)

Research reveals an evolutionary link between the disorder and what makes us human<p>Many of us have known a dog on Prozac. We've also witnessed the eye rolls that come with canine psychiatry. Doting pet owners—myself included—ascribe all sorts of questionable psychological ills to our pawed …

Germanwings coverage shows that depression is still stigmatized | DW | 28.03.2015

The information that investigators gained from the recovered black box stunned airline officials, politicians and people around the world: the …

American Doctors Are Killing Themselves and No One Is Talking About It

It’s estimated that at least 400 U.S. doctors kill themselves every year. Many are struggling with depression, anxiety, or addiction.<p>Greg Miday was a …

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