Rebecca Garcia

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The Domino Effect: How To Create A Chain Reaction Of Good Habits

Human behaviors are often tied to one another.<p>For example, consider the case of a woman named Jennifer Lee Dukes. For two and a half decades during her adult life, starting when she left for college and extending into her 40s, Dukes never made her bed except for when her mother or guests dropped by …

Changes in the teenage brain give clues to mental health issues

MRI scans might help to pin-point the first signs of mental health problems in teenagers, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from University …

A New Depression Treatment Shows Promise

One of the worst things about clinical depression is its cruel circularity. Feeling lousy smothers motivation; loss of motivation leads to …

5 Things To Do When You Feel Bad About Being Single

I think I'm starting to reach that age where people in my life are beginning to get engaged.<p>It's a really strange feeling. After a while, it's kind of like waiting to see who randomly gets chosen for the next Hunger Games -- except instead of killing other children in an arena, they're picking out …

Why Parents In The U.S. Have The Biggest 'Happiness Gap'

Parents here pay a steeper happiness penalty than elsewhere in the world.<p>Social research has long pointed to a parenting "happiness gap" -- that is, the idea that parents are not as happy as adults without children -- which can be a depressing bit of information to try and make sense of when you're …

An Instant With Borderline Personality Disorder

<i>The following is a direct example of the struggle of having Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It has not been toned down or censored. This is what I go through almost daily. It is an ongoing battle that I will never stop fighting.</i><p>The self-doubt, negative feelings, worry, second guessing and …

Is It Time To Ditch Your Portfolio?

When I first started designing I didn’t know who Paul Rand, Milton Glaser, or Massimo Vignelli were. 14 years later, I’m still not <i>that</i> well versed in …

The "Sleepbus" Offers Homeless People AND Their Pets A Safe Way To Spend The Night

The bulk of U.S. homeless shelters welcome two-legged visitors with open arms, but very rarely do they admit the dogs or cats who accompany them. …

To Get Happier, Focus on What Makes You Miserable

About 20 years ago, Randy J. Paterson, a clinical psychologist and currently the director of the Changeways Clinic in Vancouver, wasn’t having much …

Borderline and Dependent Personality Disorders

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is frequently associated with other personality disorders. One of the most common disorders those with BPD also …

Are Opioids the Next Antidepressant?

ONE of the most painful experiences of being a psychiatrist is having a patient for whom none of the available therapies or medications work.<p>A while back, I was asked to do a consultation on just such a patient. This person had been a heroin addict in her early 20s. She had quit the opioid five …

Journey of a Yale, NYU and Columbia Graduate in Understanding Bipolar II Disorder

Tochi Onyebuchi is a Columbia Law School, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and Yale graduate with strong experience in both domestic and international legal work and research. He has studied extensively in France, conducted research in the Balkans, and worked on a team to help secure habeas corpus …

Turn Your Closet into a Home Office - Quiet Corner

Turn Your Closet into a Home Office – Tips<p>If you are trying to determine how to bring a home office into your space, and there just isn’t enough free …

Are You in Despair? That’s Good

WHEN the world gets you down, do you feel just generally “bad”? Or do you have more precise emotional experiences, such as grief or despair or gloom?<p>In psychology, people with finely tuned feelings are said to exhibit “emotional granularity<i>.</i><i>”</i> When reading about the abuses of the Islamic State, for …

Walking for Weight Loss

Web Developer, Blogger and Technology Enthusiast

I'm a <b>web developer</b>.<p>I'm a <b>blogger</b>.<p>I'm a <b>technology ethusiast</b>.<p>Okay...<p>I'm really just a bit of a nerd.<p>I live in the <b>UK</b>.<p>I spend most of my time doing new …

Geek

Woman Who Used To Judge Homeless Pet Owners Now Makes Their Lives Better Every Day

Homelessness in the United States impacts 565,000 people. Of the homeless population, approximately five to ten percent share their lives with a pet. …

Sleeping Disorders, Anxiety, Depression and Panic Attacks

Coming from the world of <b>Pro Wrestling and Bodybuilding</b>, nutrition and foods are essential but even more than that for recovery on the body, is sleep. Both sports put the body under a great deal of stress and beats it up. Nothing functions properly when you are over tired.<p>I've done some research, …

10 Ways to Make (and Keep) Friendships as an Adult

When it comes to relationships, romance often grabs the spotlight. A simple glance in the self-help aisle of any bookstore reveals a thousand ways to …

Mental Health

The talk that could save a life: How to talk about suicide to kids of any age

Suicide is the way that depression — a very serious illness — kills, just as surely as a heart attack is the way coronary artery disease kills. With depression, just like heart disease, there are things a person can do to try to be as healthy as possible, but the disease itself is no one's …

Mental Health

How to Support a Partner Dealing With Depression

As a mental health counselor and someone who has battled depression for most of her life, I'm no stranger to the toll it can take on …

Living Rooms

The Guide to Every Kind of Carry-On Bag (And Which You Should Choose)

It pains us to say, but long gone are the days when you could bring pretty much any bag on a commercial flight. Some airlines will let you check one bag for free, others charge a premium. Meanwhile, the size restrictions for carry-on bags are getting stricter; the industry standard set by the Big …

Modern Sculptural Fish Tanks

Misawa Design Institute, a Japanese studio, imagined a collection of amazing fish tanks, modern, architectural and sculptural at once. Entitled</i> …

Design

Stop overthinking UX and try the coffee shop test

If you work in product development you hear a lot about user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). When people don’t really know what they are talking about, they use these terms interchangeably, along with buzz phrases like “human-centric design,” “process guided customer control groups,” and …

Dear xoJane, Here's How You Should Actually Respond to a Friend With a Mental Illness

On Thursday, women's lifestyle site <i>xoJane</i> published a first-person essay by writer Amanda Lauren, titled "My Former Friend's Death Was a Blessing." …

Mental Health

Julie Klausner Jacqueline Novak Depression Witty Banter

Anyone with depression will tell you that the disorder can "clog" or "fog" your mind. But as comedian Julie Klausner explains in the latest episode …

Depression

Why Young Women on Tinder Have 'No Hook-Ups' in Their Bios

Why go on Tinder when orgasms aren't the goal? We found out.<p>Tinder is the hook-up generation's GPS for banging. It's quick, convenient, and provides access to seeing a new person naked IRL. Is it mainly to get laid? For myself and most people I know, that answer is a loud and inarguable "Obviously."<p>…

Relationships

If health-care providers can’t overcome the stigma of mental illness, who will?

<i>Nathaniel P. Morris is a student at Harvard Medical School.</i><p>In medical school, we take dozens of tests. But I’ll never forget a multiple-choice quiz that I once took on my own. It wasn’t assigned, and I didn’t want anyone to know I was taking it.<p>I locked the door and drew the shades. I changed my …