Sam Olbrysh

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Brianna Wu on why Gamergate trolls won’t win

If you’re one of the tens of thousands of gamers in town for PAX East this weekend, you won’t see the work of one of the industry’s most well-known …

Feminism

Pop Psychology: Could Fall Out Boy’s ‘Centuries’ be the track that saves rock ‘n’ roll?

<b>It was Fall Out Boy’s last album that claimed they were going to Save Rock and Roll, but it’s their latest, American Psycho/American Beauty, that’s</b> …

This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015

Huff/Post50 is proud to announce a new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." Last month, our editor-at-large Rita Wilson issued a callout seeking women 50 and older who plan to make a radical change in their lives in 2015. The aim is to create an inspiring …

Women should worry less about being liked and more about being effective

My grandmother, Ann, did not take shit from anyone: she raised five kids, dealt with an alcoholic spouse and once threatened to stab the abusive husband of one of her daughters. You did not want to get on her bad side. She was also warm, hilarious, a beautiful singer and a doting grandma. But if …

Feminism

The Super Bowl was a win for feminism

Less sexism! More equality! This year’s game was a surprising — and welcome — change<p>In a shocking twist – more shocking, even, than the adorable Nationwide kid who was DEAD ALL ALONG -- Sunday's Super Bowl turned out to the least offensive to women that football's biggest night has been in years. …

Hello, I Have Anxiety Disorder – And Gaming Helps

<i>I have generalised anxiety disorder. It’s a condition that falls under “anxiety disorders”, which also includes OCD, despite more often being</i> …

'Brain Drinks' Might Make You Less Smart

Like pretty much everyone else, drink companies are jumping on the neuroscience bandwagon. These widely available “brain branded” beverages make …

Bjork Pitchfork interview: She’s tired of not getting credit for her music, just like MIA, Taylor Swift, Neko Case, Solange Knowles, Grimes, more.

<i>Pitchfork</i> published a new interview with Björk on Wednesday, and in it she speaks powerfully about the kind of sexism she’s faced in her career. …

Music

7 historical figures who wrestled with depression (and how they eased their suffering)

<b>Abraham Lincoln (AP/Alexander Gardner)</b><p>Abraham Lincoln liked to tell jokes and funny stories, while Franz Kafka relied on a rigorous exercise routine<p>Bruce Levine<p>January 21, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>What did Abraham Lincoln, Georgia O’Keeffe, William James, …

He Asked 1500+ Elders For Advice On Living And Loving. Here's What They Told Him.

Karl Pillemer has spent the last several years systematically interviewing hundreds of older Americans to collect their lessons for living.<p>Pillemer admits he's an advice junkie. He's also a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University.<p>Some years ago, after turning 50, he wondered whether there is …

New SAT, New Problems

The questions, particularly those in the math sections, could put certain students at a disadvantage.<p>In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College Board President David Coleman drew on a favorite buzzword: opportunity.<p>In his speech, Coleman …

The Panic Attack That Changed My Life

<i>Ashley Nessman, 23, of Hamburg, New Jersey, was diagnosed with a panic disorder in 2009 after years of misdiagnosis and unsuccessful attempts at treatment. This is her story.</i><p>I have struggled with anxiety and depression since I was 13.<p>I remember one day I was left home alone, and being alone is one …

The Social Psychology of Ferguson

Witnessing the dialogue sparked by the events in Ferguson, MO, I just feel so so sad. Sad to see people pointing fingers at each other, sad to hear …

How Bad Are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for Mental Health?

Keep your sanity when it comes to social media with these easy tips<p>About two-thirds of social media users admit they “airbrush reality” when they …

Social Media

The Different Personality Traits Of Cat People And Dog People

<b>The scientists</b> at the University of California, Berkeley and California State University have recently released a new study, which confirms that cat …

Pets

Tackling Depression in IT

One of the most unique sessions I attended at WordCamp Europe 2014 was Yana Petrova’s presentation on Depression in IT – Why Sometimes Happiness …

Mental Health

Take the Stress Test

We don't so much look at things as overlook them, and what we don't see can blindside us. This is especially true of stress. We have become so habituated to work and family stress that we regard it as normal. But chronic stress is anything but normal. It produces abnormal cells that cause cancer …

45 Things Only Anxious People Understand

Anxiety is the most common form of mental illness in the United States—even more common than depression. Here are the problems you didn’t know people …

6 Convincing Reasons to Cuddle More

Let’s hug it out! Men, women, and even chimps like to cuddle. So much, in fact, that we’ll use apps to find cuddle partners, join cuddle parties, …

Lack of Sleep Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner.<p>Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

Immune System

Blue Monday: Someone Googles 'Depression' Every Two Seconds In The UK

January 19 marks Blue Monday, supposedly the unhappiest day of the year.<p>But new research from the Priory Group reveals that depression, stress and …

Human Geography

​10 Adult ADHD Symptoms Every Impulsive, Procrastinating Guy Must Know

It's not just a problem for kids​<p>Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders diagnosed in kids. But while it's often considered a children's condition, it can affect adults, too.<p>According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 1 in 10 …

Too Much Texting Could Be Harming Your Relationship, Study Finds

Having relationship troubles? Your smartphone could be to blame, according to a new study.<p>We all know thatnavigating texting etiquette can make dating more difficult, but it can also be a major source of frustration and dissatisfaction within long-term, serious relationships. Researchers at Brigham …

American Beauty/American Psycho

Open an album with a horn fanfare? Repurpose Suzanne Vega’s beloved “Tom’s Diner” refrain? Sample Mötley Crüe? Anything officially goes for Fall Out …

Music

Fighting Sexism Like a 'Fair Lady'

TIME magazine recently ran a tribute to <i>My Fair Lady</i> commemorating the 50th anniversary of the classic—yet still relevant—film.<p>“Although it may be …

Feminism

Your call is important to Google: A YouTube horror story

Early in October, my AdSense account was banned for “invalid click activity.”<p>AdSense — a service run by Google — is the primary means of making money on YouTube. "Invalid click activity" means that either some jerk clicked an ad a bunch of times, or maybe put a clickbot on me to wreck my account. …

What Your Favorite Doctor Who Companion Says About You

The long-running <i>Doctor Who</i> features a Time Lord called "The Doctor," who's over a thousand years old and has the ability to regenerate. And even …

4 Ways the Disney Princesses Created Modern Feminism

http://www.pixarpost.com<p>After a year when everyone from Nicki Minaj to science toys cloaked themselves in the warm, motherly folds of feminism -- …

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

Restricting abortion high on the agenda for Republican-controlled Congress

Anti-abortion campaigners see the issue as a potentially decisive election issue while pro-choice advocates see ‘very worrisome’ political landscape