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10 Handy Writing Tips That I Use Regularly – Part 1

• Write every chance you get. Write every day if you can. You should be thinking about writing or actually writing whenever you can.<p>Reading is so …

Creative Writing

How to Write a Great Letter, According to One of History’s Best Correspondents

For centuries, biographers have been able to rely on a priceless resource when it comes to 18th, 19th and 20th century figures: their subjects’ …

Literature

Montreal schizophrenia patients face their demons through virtual reality

A pilot project at Montreal's Philippe-Pinel Institute has patients with schizophrenia confronting voices that torment them by way of a virtual …

Canada

Should Doctors Speculate About the President's Mental Health?

On May 21, psychiatrist Dr. Jerrold Post posed a controversial question to his peers at the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) annual meeting …

Mental Health

Why are doctors prescribing antidepressants for things other than depression?

The drugs we call antidepressants are fast becoming a misnomer. In fact, doctors regularly prescribe off-label uses for unrelated conditions they …

Pharma

11 Signs That You Might Be Experiencing High-Functioning Depression (Yes, It’s A Real Thing)

If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision?<p>Someone having trouble getting out of bed every day? Someone …

Graduate School

Your Brain Will Start To Eat Itself After Chronic Sleep Deprivation

"Think about how difficult focusing and reasoning becomes after a night spent awake"<p>Workaholics who regularly pull all-nighters aren’t just burning …

Neuroscience

Two New & Very Useful Writing Frames For Teachers & Students

One of my popular – and most useful – “Best” lists is The Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students. It’s certainly one that I consult …

Teaching

This memo from Winston Churchill on 'Brevity' is all you need to improve your writing

He likes his briefings to be whittled down to the headlines. "I like bullets or I like as little as possible. I don't need, you know, 200-page reports on something that can be handled on a page," Trump told Axios back in January.<p>Trump's desire to read less has historic pedigree. Winston Churchill, …

Winston Churchill

'Columbo' method of questioning is still the best way to get to the truth according to psychiatrists

Want to tell if someone is lying? Then use the Columbo method, according to psychiatrists.<p>The tactic – named after the famous TV detective – should …

Mental Health

This article is why psychiatrists were banned from diagnosing politicians like Trump

“It is ... abundantly clear to me that he has never forgiven his father for being a Jew,” wrote one psychiatrist about Barry Goldwater.<p>In 1964, Fact magazine — an often provocative, outlandish political publication — sent a survey questionnaire to all 12,356 members of the American Psychiatric …

Mental Health

How Does Personality Affect Mental Health?

One of the cruel things about mental illness is how randomly it can strike. There’s often no rhyme or reason to it: Some people endure almost …

Morning ritual: The 7 steps that will make you happy all day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

How We Ruined Mindfulness

<i>Breathe. Be in the moment. Live in the here and now.</i><p>Those are familiar words, I’m sure, because we are living through a mindfulness revolution. …

Mindfulness

Three Characteristics A Work of Fiction Must Possess

Three characteristics a work of fiction must possess in order to be successful:1. It must have a precise and suspenseful plot. 2. The author must …

Writing

Beta Readers: Who Are They And What Do They Do?

When it comes to writing a book, you may often hear the author searching for and requesting beta readers. This happens during or after the editing …

6 unusual habits of the world’s most creative people

I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I’ve developed an obsession with …

Psychiatrists Divided Over The 'Goldwater Rule' In The Age Of Trump

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Jane Mayer of <i>The New Yorker</i> about the debate among psychiatrists within the American Psychiatric Association about breaking from the Goldwater rule and making pronouncements about President Trump's mental health.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>In the 1964 presidential …

Mental Health

Should Psychiatrists Speak Out Against Trump?

The “Goldwater Rule” forbids mental-health professionals to give opinions on public figures they haven’t personally examined. Some may make an exception.<p>When Donald Trump accused his predecessor Barack Obama of wiretapping him, James Comey, then the F.B.I. director, told colleagues that he …

Mental Health

New documentary busts myths about anxiety

"It's 'Just' Anxiety" shows how the mental health issue manifests itself in different people — and how they treated it successfully.<p>In recent years, …

Mental Health

What causes that feeling of being watched

You feel somebody is looking at you, but you don’t know why. The explanation lies in some intriguing neuroscience and the study of a strange form of brain injury.<p>Something makes you turn and see someone watching you. Perhaps on a busy train, or at night, or when you’re strolling through the park. …

The Brain

Magic Mushrooms Are Shaping the Future of Psychiatric Treatment

You may know the chemical 4-phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine by its more common name, psilocybin. Long used as a sacrament among indigenous …

The Brain

22 common mental health myths you need to stop believing

The best way to stop the stigma surrounding mental illness? Learning the facts.<p>As more people speak out about living with mental illness, conditions like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are finding a healthy place in public conversation. But there are still a ton of mental health …

Cato V (November 22, 1787)

To the CITIZENS of the State of NEW-YORK.<p>In my last number I endeavored to prove that the language of the article relative to the establishment of …

United Kingdom
Philosophy
Political Science
Creative Writing

5 ways to create content when you dislike writing

It’s hard to face that blank page, that blank blog post page that you <i>should</i> be writing today. Yet it’s just one of the million things on your To Do …

Creative Writing

Self-publishing Your Book is Not Hard: A Toolkit For First-Timers | Inc.com

It's time to write your book. <i>And</i> publish it. To start off on the right foot, read through these helpful tips that will make the process easier.<p>Background: I wrote, edited, formatted, and published a literary novel of 384 pages in 1.5 years. I'm not a world famous author, but I did it (proof) so you …

Writing