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How childhood trauma could affect your life expectancy, relationships and mental health

Childhood abuse can create long-lasting scars, damage our perception of the world and set our brains to self-destruct until we are well into our 50s, …

Could an insecure childhood have a big impact on your career?

I’ve been failing at jobs all of my working life. As a moody teen, I didn’t last a week at my first job folding clothes in an upscale children’s boutique where my minimum-wage earnings couldn’t even buy one designer sock. I was miserable at retail jobs, too, unable to keep customer complaints and …

Parenting

Start Rolling Your Blunts: New Study Says Weed Can Enhance Cognitive Function

Jokes about the stupid stoner are becoming passé.<p>We've already heard how medical marijuana can help people with everything from PTSD to creativity. Now there's even more evidence from Harvard-Tuft researchers in study indicating that cannabis helps our cognitive performance, i.e. the way we acquire …

Cannabis
Human Rights

Appearing happy on social media is increasingly being used against people in court

Danny Cuesta admitted to preying on a 15-year-old sophomore who attended the school where he taught Spanish. He lured her into a private school office to "make copies," took her to motels for sex, and posed as her personal "tutor" as an excuse to visit her at home.<p>Cuesta's victim—known in court …

Social Media

FBI warned of white supremacists in law enforcement 10 years ago. Has anything changed?

Increased attention toward the killing of black men and women by police throughout the past year has ignited national conversations on racism and law …

Meet the Christians Who Smoke Weed to Find God

On the next episode of 'Weediquette,' Krishna sits down with the founder of a stoner bible study and meets the people who incorporate marijuana into their religious practices.<p>As weed legalization continues to spread state-by-state across the country, referring to pot in a religious way is often …

Cannabis

W.E.B. Du Bois and the Bahá’í Faith

Recently the AAIHS held a workshop at the University of Pennsylvania where the contributors to its forthcoming anthology, <i>New Perspectives on the</i> …

The reason people were afraid of cats during the Middle Ages

Felines, despite having a good amount of domestic responsibilities, have not always been well regarded<p>Almost everyone likes cats. The videos of …

Pets

How The 'Cannabis Catch-22' Keeps Marijuana Classified As A Harmful Drug

America has a long and storied history with marijuana. Once grown by American colonists to make hemp rope, by 1970, it was classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic. Possession of it was — and is — a federal crime, despite the fact that in recent years 25 states have legalized medical marijuana and four …

Cannabis
Health Care

Marijuana arrests are at their lowest number in two decades — and police are still arresting someone every 49 seconds

A huge number of Americans are getting arrested for marijuana-related offenses.<p>643,000 people were arrested for marijuana in 2015, according to crime data released by the FBI on Monday. That amounts to one person arrested for marijuana every 49 seconds.<p>574,000 of these arrests were for possession …

Cannabis

A 102-Year-Old Woman Will Put Hillary Clinton's Candidacy into Perspective for You

This election is about more than simply avoiding a vulgar talking yam.<p>In case you desperately need a happy story out of Monday night's Hooley In Hempstead, the <i>The Louisville Courier-Journal</i> has you covered with the story of Helen Graves, who is 102.<p>"I went with my mother when she voted for the …

Hillary Clinton

Newt Gingrich: Trump won the debate. Don't believe the Intellectual Yet Idiot class

After all my years in public life I am sickened by the intellectual dishonesty, arrogance, and smugness of what Nassim Taleb calls the Intellectual Yet Idiots.<p>The IYI's showed up immediately after the debate.<p>They stacked the deck against Trump with Lester Holt's one-sided questions and …

Government

“Down goes Trump! Down goes Trump!”: Burdened by his basket of deplorables, Donald Trump was easily knocked out by Hillary Clinton

In the fight of his life, Donald Trump was brought down by his basket of deplorables as much as Hillary Clinton<p>Watched by more than 80 million people, last night’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had the feel of a heavyweight title fight. Donald Trump the …

Donald Trump

The Men Who Fetishise Mentally Ill Women

What do you do when you find yourself trapped with a partner who thinks your illness is the hottest thing about you?<p>"Think of it this way," writes Plenty of Fish user JPD0414. "If you have a girl who's already happy and confident, there isn't much for you to improve, and you won't affect her life …

Mental Health

Trump blames 'drugs' for Charlotte unrest

The candidate’s planned outreach to black voters hit a snag when he went off script to suggest drugs were fueling chaotic protests after a police shooting.<p>PITTSBURGH — Attempting to strike a unifying, presidential tone while commenting Thursday about urban unrest in Charlotte, Donald Trump veered …

Donald Trump

How To Fight Depression Naturally: 6 Steps To Antidepressant Lifestyle

<i>September 17, 2016</i><p>Every episode of major depression doubles the risk that there will be another one. Wonder how to fight depression naturally and …

America's Cultural Civil War

As the country’s ideological and demographic trends continue to favor Clinton, Trump’s blue-collar white backers become more isolated.<p>It wasn’t only Hillary Clinton who stoked the campaign’s culture war last week.<p>Just hours before Clinton set cable and the internet ablaze last Friday night by …

Political Science

If Anxiety Could Talk, Here’s What It’d Probably Say

Anxiety is like having a critical, obnoxious roommate following you around only to highlight the worst things you think about yourself.<p>Nearly 40 million U.S. adults experience an anxiety disorder in a given year. It comes with debilitating physical symptoms, like headaches and intestinal issues. …

Depression

The Disgraced and Little-Known Generals Backing Donald Trump

Retired military leaders who have been brushed by scandal and even talked about America’s war with Satan are among those backing his campaign.<p>Trump’s …

When doctors diagnose danger: Breaking patient-doctor confidentiality isn’t that simple

Psychiatrists often can’t predict which patients may later become violent<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>Mental illness is a frequent talking point in the wake of mass shootings in our country. Politicians refer to the shortcomings of our mental health system and …

Mental Health

Real Stories About Real People Show Complexity of Mental Illness

A Hungarian-born man is found ranting in the street that he is “king of the Puerto Ricans.” A perfectly healthy woman feels compelled to undergo over …

8 Character Traits Mentally Strong People Avoid in Social Settings

Character Traits Mentally Strong People Avoid<p>We all feel mentally strong in ordinary situations and in our comfort zone. But in the adverse …

They Say Government Mind Control Is Real—And That They're Part of It

Over the past 30 years, thousands of people who identify as “targeted individuals” claim the government is engaging in covert war on their …

The 100-Year-Old Carve-Up Bleeding the Middle East Today

How two men, one British, one French, got together and drew a new map – betraying promises and inventing nations like Syria and Iraq. And left a mess …

How Google Plans to Reinvent Healthcare

Image source: Flickr/Creative Commons.<p>Glucose-monitoring contact lenses for diabetics, wrist computers that read diagnostic nanoparticles injected in the blood stream, implantable devices that modify electrical signals that pass along nerves, medication robots, human augmentation, human brain …

James Carville: The Republican Party Is Committing Suicide

Plus: the outspoken political strategist identifies this year’s “most treasured voter.”<p>Since the Democratic convention, <b>Hillary Clinton</b> has opened an average lead in national polls over <b>Donald Trump</b> of more than 5 percent, and is posting a double-digit lead over her Republican rival in a number of …

Government

My 5 go-to dishes when I only had $150 a month to spend on food

Living in New York required me to quickly adapt to several big changes at the same time: the lack of living space, noise, and the subway system that always seems to break down when you can't afford a delay.<p>One of the biggest adjustments I had to make, however, was around money.<p>Naturally, my …

Food