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<b>My Book Launch Journal</b>The good, the bad and the ugly from the launch of my first book, <i>Your First 1000 Copies</i>. Get the behind-the-scenes look.<p><b>MyBooks</b> …

This Doctor Believes Your Back Pain Is All In Your Head

What if a bad back or unexplained nerve pain aren’t really bodily malfunctions, but instead manifestations of painful emotions, stress and unmet ambition?<p>“The subject is pain,” says John Sarno, M.D., the subject of an upcoming film about chronic pain and the mind-body connection. “But we’re not …

A bad job is harder on your mental health than unemployment

There can be no doubt that the job market has been more resilient since the financial crisis than many imagined. Unemployment did not rise as far as …

Why CNN’s list of ’28 Internet acronyms parents should know’ is weak

Last week CNN released a clicky list of “28 Internet acronyms every parent should know” that was widely shared across Facebook and Twitter. The collection of shorthand, supposedly used to hide certain dangerous behaviors, is meant to help parents decode their teenagers’ online social lives. But is …

Can We Embrace the Complexity of Mental Health?

As a survivor of mental illness I have been paralyzed by the depths of depression. The kind that hurts your whole body. The kind that leaves you exhausted in every way imaginable. The kind that destroys friendships. The kind that hurts your schooling or work.<p><b>A Recovering Therapist's Perspective</b><p>It …

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11 Things Every Woman Should Tell Her Gyno

Your feet are already up in stirrups—how much more awkward can it really get?<p>There are some things that you'd barely consider telling your best friend—let alone your gynecologist. But the truth is, they've heard and seen it all. Plus, there are some things that, while embarrassing, could be really …

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10 Productivity Strategies Backed by Science

As a new year approaches, it's a good time to evaluate how you spend your time -- and find some simple, proven ways to work smarter.<p><i>Sujan Patel has championed internet marketing and entrepreneurship for over a decade. His experience, ideas, and strategies have helped hundreds of companies build and</i> …

Alien Life on Mars? NASA Rover Spots Methane, a Possible Sign of Microbes

Unexpected geology, or perhaps even alien life, may explain intriguing gas plumes.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—NASA's Curiosity rover team reported on Tuesday surprising spikes in methane gas, raising the possibility of microbial alien life on the red planet.<p>On Earth, most methane, better known as natural gas, is …

Dalai Lama says his role should cease after his death

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, has said he thinks his traditional religious role should cease with his death rather than a “stupid” successor replace him and disgrace himself.<p>Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, speaks during the World Hindu …

7 Things to Start Being More Productive, Today

Working smarter, not harder, is the key to better results<p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to …

8 horrific “cures” for mental illness through the ages

<b>Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"</b><p>Hydrotherapy, chemically induced seizures and lobotomy are just a few ghastly treatments that were once commonplace<p>Larry Schwartz<p>December 17, 2014 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If it wasn’t already clear …

Can a ‘Positive Psychology’ App Make You Happy?

A skeptic's review.<p>Banish the self-help wizards and priests; the Happiness Enlightenment has arrived. It is, of course, an app.<p>Happify, one of a relatively new class of mobile mood-boosters, isn't based on philosophy or religion but on the empirical science of "positive psychology."<p>"Happify creates …

NIH has spent $100M on mindfulness meditation

“The advantage of this is that it actually doesn’t cost anything,” said Karen May, a vice president at Google, explaining how her company offers “mindfulness” classes to its employees.<p>Mindfulness is a New Age kind of meditation that focuses on the present moment “non-judgmentally,” tracing its …