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21 Genius Ways To Track Your Mental Health

Staying on top of your feelings is so, so satisfying.<p>We rounded up some ~bujo~ layouts perfect for tracking your mood, symptoms, medications, sleep, and anything else that can help you stay on top of or improve your mental health. That said, you don't have to go full bullet-journal junkie to use …

The policy experiment that might just save Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is in a horrible mess. Its economy was already reeling from a decade of recession and debt crisis when Hurricane Maria hit in late …

Ben Carson Hasn’t Toured Devastated Puerto Rico But Is ‘Impressed’ by Its Recovery

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday to meet with officials on a one-day trip, his first to the …

The real story in Puerto Rico

People there are doing much to help themselves and each other. Those who live at a distance can join with them through prayers and donations.<p>December …

Puerto Rico Shelters Flooded with Hundreds of Abandoned Cats and Dogs After Hurricane Maria

Three months after the devastating destruction of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico grapples with a failing electricity grid, exorbitant debt and a rising …

Puerto Rico’s mental health crisis is an American disaster

<i>This story is part of a series on the connection between severe storms and mental health. Read our story on New York City’s efforts to tackle the</i> …

Mental Health

Ketamine found to rapidly reduce suicidal thoughts and depression

After recently drifting into recreational circles due to its hallucinogenic properties, ketamine is now being re-evaluated among medial researchers …

Yale psychologist John Bargh: ‘Politicians want us to be fearful. They’re manipulating us for their own interest'

Don’t make the mistake of thinking you have free will – a book by a US academic has analysed the unconscious, evolutionary instincts driving modern society and the results are a chilling indictment on how far we are yet to come<p>As the year’s end draws near, many of us look back and reflect on what …

Psychology

What Are The Best Natural Antidepressants Available?

News<p>Are there alternatives to prescription meds for depression and anxiety? Yup! We found the best natural antidepressants to bring your happy …

The Eight Basic Qualities in All Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are complex and some believe they defy classification. A recent study shows eight interpersonal qualities that can provide new …

Psychology

Maria's smallest victims: In Puerto Rico, children's mental health a growing concern

OROCOVIS, Puerto Rico — Children in this mountain hamlet have seen roofs blown off their homes, endured weeks of cold dinners and hot nights and witnessed loved ones die in their living rooms.<p>Six weeks after Hurricane Maria roared through Orocovis on its deadly path through Puerto Rico, local …

Trump calls attackers 'deranged' but mental health link weak

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump called the Texas church shootings gunman "deranged," the New York bike path attacker "a very sick and deranged person," and the Las Vegas massacre shooter "a sick, demented man."<p>It's a common reaction to mass violence — who in their right mind would commit …

10 hurtful things people have said to me about my depression

<b>Depression makes me feel like a total nuisance at times, so it’s not surprising that these flippant comments don’t help.</b><p>Although a lot of the time …

How To Deal With Stigmatizing Remarks About Mental Illness

Trump said the Texas shooting was a 'mental health problem.' That's wrong.<p>Research shows that people living with mental health issues are more likely to be victims of a violent crime as opposed to the ones committing them. Yet a formulaic response tends to follow tragedies: Mental illness is bad …

Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’

By taking the Buddhism out of the practice, Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach used all over the world to treat pain and depression. He talks about Trump, ‘McMindfulness’ and how a 10-second vision in 1979 led to a change in the world’s consciousness<p>The police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, …

How to stop crying: 9 tips for instant control

Uncontrollable crying can be upsetting, uncomfortable, embarrassing, and exhausting. Understanding what causes crying, and learning how to control it …

How to trick your brain into thinking a small animal is hopping up your arm

Our brains have some pretty inaccurate maps of our body.<p>Everyone hates awkward pauses, and your brain is no exception. The mind’s eye will attempt to fill in dead spaces—though it’s not always very accurate. Try this: Have a friend give a few taps to your forearm, first near the wrist and then the …

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - September 7, 2017 - Zac Posen

President Trump angers the GOP by cutting a budget deal with Democrats, Dulce Sloan examines cultural appropriation at New York Fashion Week, and Zac …

Bias Binding Tutorial: Figuring Yardage, Cutting, Making, Attaching

We were going to call this tutorial: Bias Binding: Basics & Beyond, however, we decided to forgo the clever alliteration and instead focus on the key …

Sewing

How to Finally Slay Your Home's Clutter Monster

We all have a monster in the closet (or garage, or attic, or basement, or storage unit, <i>or...</i> you get the picture). A clutter monster—one big old pile …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

9 Inspiring Books That Should Be As Famous As "The Secret"

The power of you.

5 snacks to boost your energy in the afternoon

Carbs, fat and protein are the only three nutrients that provide your body and brain with true energy. Many other vitamins, minerals and nutrients we consume, like magnesium, iron and fiber, support our cellular processes for energy and help stabilize our blood-sugar levels for longer lasting …

Doing These 9 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com.</i><p>What makes someone uncomfortable depends on the person, but what's universally true is the …

Self-help

How to Finally Start Living on Your Own Terms

Start by cutting out the caffeine.<p>1. Stop consuming caffeine.<p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is they don't. Actually, we've become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we're off it, we underperform and become …

Self-improvement

You May Soon Be Able To Take A Drug To Prevent Depression

At TED, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman talked about pharmaceutical methods of preventing stress as a way to stop depression before it starts.<p>Right now, someone with depression has only two clinical options: antidepressants (that often don’t work particularly well) and therapy. But there soon may …

4 Holistic Practices That Dissolve My Anxiety (Even When Nothing Else Works)

I was diagnosed with social anxiety in third grade. Our family doctor wrote a prescription for a therapy pet and offered medication, and then a …

Mindfulness

Lisa’s List: 6 Armholes and How to Make them Work for Your Body

There are a lot of elements that go into a sweater’s fit. We talk about waist shaping and bust darts and ease and a host of other things when we talk …

Boost Your Child's Well-Being With A Paper Napkin And Pen (Challenge #1: Strengths)

Paper Napkin Mental Health Challenge #1<p>There is an incredible man named Vikram Patel who realized that there are not (and may never be) enough mental health experts in India to serve the people who need help. So what did he do? Vikram launched an organization that trains people in cognitive …

8 Storage Solutions to Maximize Your Hidden Bedroom Space

Stuck in a small bedroom? If it feels like you don't have room for extra storage, look again—there's plenty of space in the spots you're not paying …

Design