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6 Things You Didn't Know About Self-Injury

Even though self-harming behavior has gained a considerable amount of attention in the last two decades, it continues to be seriously misunderstood. …

Understanding anhedonia: What happens in the brain?

Anhedonia, or the inability to feel pleasure during pleasurable activities, occurs as a part of a number of conditions. It is also considered a …

Can Buddhist Practices Help Us Overcome The Biological Pull Of Dissatisfaction?

Are human beings hard-wired to be perpetually dissatisfied? Author Robert Wright, who teaches about the interface of evolutionary biology and religion, thinks so.<p>Wright points out that evolution rewards people for seeking out pleasure rather than pain, which helps ensure that human beings are …

Meditation

Teen suicides now outnumber homicides — and smartphone use could be playing a major role

In 2011, for the first time in more than two decades, suicide began killing more teenagers than homicide.<p>And according to research presented in a recent article in The Atlantic, excerpted from a book written by Jean Twenge, a psychologist at San Diego State University, smartphones and social media …

Social Media

Inside the Colorado Mansion where the kittens of BDSM run wild

An eye-opening afternoon at The Chateau, with the fast-growing, feline sub-sect of the adult role-playing universe<p>Somewhere in the northern stretches of the Colorado Springs suburbs, enveloped by trees, is a tony neo-Victorian house, painted sky blue with a white wraparound patio and a picket fence …

Cats

Graffiti Meets Oil Painting in Stunningly Realistic Murals

Artist Ant Carver floods the streets with a new technique.<p>Combining graffiti techniques with detailed oil painting, London-based street artist Ant Carver creates expressive, gestural murals using a rainbow palette of spray paints. An exploration into alternative approaches to street art, Carver's …

Digital Art

Surreal Feminist Paintings Ponder the Meaning of Life

Alexandra Levasseur paints fantastical portraits of women that balance naturalism and existentialism.<p>Artists have always questioned the world and existence. But Alexandra Levasseur is a painter whose existentialism manifests itself in unpredictable and fantastical ways. In her multi-layered work, …

Art

The Poetic Intimacy Of Administering Anesthesia

According to Audrey Shafer, there is something profound in the moment a patient wakes up from surgery.<p>She would know — she's an anesthesiologist. She's responsible for people when they are at their most vulnerable: unconscious, unable to breathe on their own or even blink their eyes.<p>As a result, …

Medicine

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

Mental Health

An Artist Installed a Huge "Human Kaleidoscope" in Times Square

Enter an interactive corridor of mirrors for Cuban artist Rachel Valdés Camejo's first solo US show.<p>Anyone who has ever stood between two or more mirrors has marveled at the suggestion of infinity created by the back and forth reflection. The Cuban painter and installation artist Rachel Valdés …

Art

Howl by Allen Ginsberg

<b>I</b><p>I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,<p>dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking …

Viral Video Tries To Show What It’s Like Inside The Mind Of Someone With Depression

<b>Wentworth Miller creates video showing what it’s like inside the mind of someone living with depression</b><p>It’s hard for people to understand what it’s …

Viral Videos

Do cats 'speak' to humans?

My cat Target “talks” but he’s more a tactile kind of cat. He jumps up and gives me a purry-furry head-butt when he’s happy. My other cat, Guido, is …

Pets

What Is High Functioning Anxiety?

High functioning anxiety is not a recognized mental health diagnosis. Rather, it's evolved as a catch-all term that refers to people who live with …