Bridgette Migneault

70 Flips | 3 Magazines | 14 Likes | @Scorpiofaerie69 | Keep up with Bridgette Migneault on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Bridgette Migneault”

Mia Khalifa doesn’t have HIV, but she does have a problem with a fake news site

Late last week, the internet erupted with a rumor that Mia Khalifa, a former porn star and current No. 1 Washington Capitals fan—who gained notoriety …

Unicorn Snot Lip Gloss Is as Gorgeous as It Is Gross-Sounding

It's worth getting past the name. We promise.<p>Unicorn beauty may be more popular than ever before, but even months ago, the mystical creature had sway. Remember Unicorn Snot Body Glitter? Once we got past the whole slimy-name thing we were really into it. And now the brainchild behind the stuff, …

The £22 face cream with a waiting list of 7,500

The beauty industry regularly sees much-hyped products launch into stores, ones which ultimately prove themselves with varying degrees of efficacy. …

The Natural Supplement That Replaced My Adderall

I was prescribed Adderall at the end of my junior year in college to help with my focus. Mostly, I used it to get through weeklong library binges and …

Here’s why you always feel tired – even if you’re getting enough sleep

In this age of Fitbits and other sleep-tracking gizmos, we’re encouraged to believe that just getting those extra few minutes of ‘deep sleep’ will …

This Poem About The Darkness Of Depression Gets Beautifully Animated

How do you draw the line between not wanting to live anymore and wanting to die?<p>I first began writing poetry when I was in high school to escape the constant and merciless torture inflicted on me by the homophobic monsters I called my classmates. My biology teacher, bless her, let me hide out in …

Here's The Science Behind Why You're Always Tired, Even if You Get Enough Sleep

Brb, having a nap.<p>When you're feeling exhausted, the first advice is always to get more sleep. It makes sense that you're nodding off in the …

People Who Smoke Weed Every Day Have More Suicidal Thoughts, Study Says

The study also found that stoners felt more alienated and like they were a burden to others.<p>In 2017, warnings that smoking weed can kill you sound like ridiculous anti-drug propaganda. A new study, however, has taken a serious look into the link between heavy cannabis use and suicidal ideation. …

Unmoored by a Psychotic Break

It begins in the laundry room in the early hours of the morning. I find him alone, tracing the wires of the telephone circuit board.<p>“This is how they are monitoring us,” my son whispers. “We have to cut some stuff out, change the receiver, I can do it.”<p>“Who?” I ask. “Who is monitoring us? And …

Artistic Teen Illustrates Her Hallucinations to Cope with Schizophrenia

Art can be a lifeline for people struggling with mental health issues. After being misdiagnosed for years, Kate Fenner was officially diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 17. Now, at age 18, she has a path to move forward, which includes learning to cope with the disorder's symptoms.”I have …

Let's talk about mental health... but then what?

In a first for us, interlopers Seaneen Molloy-Vaughan and Mark Brown take over the Ouch podcast to discuss a matter they know the ins and outs of - mental health.<p>And they bring a fascinating personal angle to it.<p>Amongst other things, our two podcast hijackers discuss how some mental health …

Why Are You Always Tired?

Getting enough sleep is important for everything else in your life. That's hard to deal with when you have deadlines, to-do lists, and people …

Why parents fear technology is making kids fat, dumb and mean

Parents have a lot of responsibility. Mainly, keep the kid alive. Next, try to raise a decent human being.<p>And the messages about media and tech start almost from the moment they're born: TV will rot your kid's brain! Video games are evil! Kids don't know how to have conversations anymore!<p>It all …

To remove the stigma of mental illness, we need to accept its beautiful complexities

The tension between order and disorder in the brain creates the ideal conditions for genius. This has been understood to some degree since the time of Plato, who spoke of “divine madness,” and Aristotle, who noted that creative people tended toward melancholia. And in contemporary times, we now …

Mental Health

Teenagers on loneliness: ‘We want to talk to our parents. We need their guidance’

Reports claim – and parents worry – that teens are suffering an epidemic of loneliness caused by social media. What is really going on?<p>To the average concerned adult, the “epidemic” of teenage loneliness currently sweeping the land is exemplified by a lone teen, probably dressed in black, school …

Social Media

True confessions: How people really feel about their smartphones and social media

Admit it, you’re <i>really</i> into your smartphone.<p>The young, the old, the middle-aged — everybody uses one. And most use social media. It’s just the way of …

‘Screens can be like cocaine to our kids’

Like many parents, Delaney Ruston was having daily battles with her 12-year-old daughter over her desire for a smart phone and with her 14-year-old …

How to be a parent in a digital world and not lose your mind

Some thoughts on staying tech-informed so you can be a good guide to your kid’s online life.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Last week was time for me to explain to my child that …

Apps

The Things Teenagers Worry About

Worrying is a universal currency that spans generations, but the world of teenage worry is relatively self-contained and probably no different to the …

Are your teens strung out on tech?

"I want there to be times where we as a family exist without constantly being interrupted by the pings of their phones."<p>Amy Fleetwood, a mother of two teenage girls

James Martin

Here's what you need to know about dialectical behavior therapy, the kind Selena Gomez depends on

Selena Gomez has been incredibly open and brave about her struggles with anxiety and depression. Late last year, she checked herself into rehab due …

Tech-Savvy Teens Have Worse IRL Social Skills, But the Kids Are Alright

A new study finds tech-savvy teens bad at IRL romance, but what questions aren’t we asking?<p>The J<i>ournal of Research on Adolescence has finally done it!</i> A recent study of 487 middle schoolers growing up in lower income rural communities tells us what we all want to hear: the kids are not alright. And …

Emotional Agility as a Tool to Help Teens Manage Their Feelings

Navigating the ups and downs of the teenage years has never been easy, as young adults manage a lot of changes that are hormonal, physical, social …

Mindfulness

Teenagers Are Hardwired To Make Risky Decisions, Science Says

Young people around the world have a new excuse the next time they get caught doing something risky. "My brain made me do it."<p>According to new …

15 ways that teenagers drive you insane each and every single day

<b>I consider myself a bit of an expert in the ways of teenagers.</b><p>My eldest daughter, Bee, is now 21. She turned 20 just two and a half weeks before my …

WATCH: This is why President Trump’s anxiety is giving you anxiety

<b>President Donald Trump</b><p>Author and psychiatrist Justin Frank on how Trump’s psychological issues might be his own biggest enemy<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>March 13, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Wondering what goes on in the mind of the man who inhabits the White House has always been a popular American pastime -- …

Here's Why National Napping Day Is Actually a Serious Matter

In case you didn’t know: March 13 is National Napping Day, according to this helpful calendar. That’s the day after most Americans move their clocks …

29 Pressure Cooker Recipes for Quicker, Easier Dinners

Life is a little crazy right now, and I don't have quite as much time to spend in the kitchen as I might like. Fortunately, I have a secret weapon that I can turn to when I want to make awesome food with minimal effort: a pressure cooker. There's a reason that these things have become an object of …

Cooking

5 Simple and Effective Ways to Make a Good Impression

Whether you like it or not, people are always judging your words and actions. Start adopting some simple habits that easily make you likable and respected.<p>The other day I was getting ready for work and listening to my Alexa give me my morning brief. In the middle of telling me the news, she offered …