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Why Mental Health Disorders Emerge in Your Early Twenties

Drugs, casual sex, leaving home and getting a job – being a young adult is fucking stressful.<p><i>Illustration by Joel Benjamin</i><p>There's a reason the image of the floundering, scared, shaky post-teen struggling to enter adulthood is a cliché. Between moving out of your parents' home, going to university …

Mental Health

What is the best way to track someone with dementia?

Donnie lost a friend affected by dementia, and would like to know what sort of device could have been used to locate him<p>A former colleague developed dementia. He wandered off and was found three days later in a small wood a few miles away. Sadly, he died on his way to hospital. What sort of …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Science Of Gender: No, Men Aren't From Mars And Women From Venus

Testosterone Rex is extinct.<p>That's the central conclusion of a fascinating new book by University of Melbourne psychologist Cordelia Fine. Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society hit the bookstores Tuesday.<p>"Testosterone Rex" is a nickname for the view that women and men are essentially …

Fish

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

Wellness

Airport therapy animals take stress out of travel

Whether you hate to fly or just dread the security lines, airports can be stressful places. There's the race for the gates, the lugging of luggage …

Pets

HEADSPACE: MEDITATING 10 MINUTES AT A TIME

A few months after Peter died, I attended an open meditation class in a large auditorium which proved to be a complete disaster. I wrote about it in a blog which described my abysmal foray into the world of meditation, complete with sobbing, used wet tissues, puffy red eyes, and a firm resolve that …

Meditation

“Every one of them words rang true”: The best Bob Dylan lyrics about reading, writing, and literature

My high school poetry teacher couldn’t get enough of Bob Dylan. He had us pour over the lyrics to “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall” in class, and brought in photocopies of the songwriter’s deliciously unreliable magazine interviews. Once, he even showed us a novelty dollar bill he’d acquired, with Bob …

Literature

Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Happiness

27 books that can change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

Books

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days.<p>Kids’ books are beautifully simple. …

Books

Advice Not To Follow When It Comes To Getting Over Your Ex

One of the hardest aspects of ending a romantic relationship or marriage is the voiced opinions of other people about what you need to do. Many don't know what to say, or how to comfort, or they take on excessive responsibility to "fix" you and your situation. In reality, all you really want (and …

Self-help

Run-DMC Member Opens Up About His Battle With Mental Illness

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is back with a new memoir, <i>Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide</i>, which delves into a seemingly unlikely topic: mental health issues. But for the Run DMC co-founder, it’s a topic he knows all too well.<p>The book, which picks up where his 2001 autobiography <i>King of Rock</i> left off, …

Mental Health

A young man's journey through schizophrenia

The patients who came into the schizophrenia research lab grew easily confused. They struggled to complete simple tasks. Brandon Chuang, a research …

Mental Health

Stop Looking

“To stop looking from any point of view is zazen.” -Kodo Sawaki<p>For years I have been trying to find a statement that adequately encapsulates what Zen …

Yes, There Is a Key to Happiness (and It's Actually Pretty Simple) | Inc.com

As a species, humans are pretty dissatisfied with ourselves, and nowhere is this more true than in America. Each year, 45 percent of us make New Year's resolutions. We spend some $549 million on self-help books, according to research by Marketdata Enterprises.<p>Millions chase the ideologies of the …

Happiness

35 must-watch indie movies on Netflix

Some nights you turn to Netflix for a bit of comfort food, courtesy of a beloved movie you’ve already seen a million times. Other times, however, …

18 Places Every Woman Should Visit -- By Herself

Photo: Cultura/Rex Shutterstock.<p>Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; and traveling by yourself can be an incredible opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.<p>Solo trips are all …

Do You Have Religion or a Relationship With God?

I can't begin to count how many messages and emails I've received from people telling me the reason I'm gay is because I didn't do God <i>the right way</i>. "You had religion, but not a relationship," some tell me, or "You were never really a Christian in the first place." They spout religious rhetoric and …

Faith

Trippy Advertisements Make the Body More Than a Canvas

Master graphic designer Jessica Walsh tells us about turning models into body-painted inspirational posters for Middle Eastern department store Aïzone.<p>Thanks in part to competitions in major cities andTV shows like <i>Skin Wars</i>, body painting continues to become an even more competitive and creative …

Graphic Design

5 Mistakes Parents Make When Giving Kids Directions

Whether your child responds to your directions by saying, “In a minute!” or he ignores your commands completely, dealing with a child who doesn’t …

Adoptive mum flees hospital after seeing baby

AFTER Abigail Lynn was born with a rare genetic condition, the mother who was meant to be adopting her fled the hospital.

Pregnancy

A new intersection design eliminates the dreaded left turn into traffic

But despite how standard it may seem to turn left into traffic, that's actually not an inevitable part of driving. There is an intersection design that could save you all that trouble.<p>The "diverging diamond interchange" creates designated ramps that gradually direct cars to veer left or right, …

Commuting

The History of Buddhist Art

June 5, 2016<p>Gordana Sretenović. Teaching English and writing for a living. Obsessed with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. Desires to travel the world …

The science of suffering: Why chronic pain is so difficult to treat

A whopping 50 million Americans wrestle with chronic pain. Our bodies are trying to tell us something, but what?<p>A recent study by the National Institutes of Health found that more than one in three people in the United States have experienced pain of some sort in the previous three months. Of …

Pain

5 Netflix documentaries that change how you think about the future

Netflix<p>Today you bought a T-shirt, a snack from a convenience store, and purchased a bottle of water. It seems simple and straightforward — you gave …

Who is Banksy and what is his real name? The man behind the myths and rumours

The anti-establishment artist has always kept his name and identity a closely guarded secret, but a Sunday newspaper investigation in 2008 "revealed" who they believe to be the Scarlet Pimpernel of modern art.<p>By remaining anonymous he has created an air of mystery which has helped him to become one …

How To Know If You've Found The One

<i>By: Lodro Rinzler</i><p><i>Are you dating someone new or wondering about the future of your current relationship? Take this sage advice into consideration before you commit for the long-haul.</i><p>So you've been dating someone and you think they're pretty great. You have a lot in common, you have strong physical …

Relationships

Low Self-Esteem Is Your Ego's Best Buddy

The Dalai Lama met with a group of western psychotherapists. He asked them what was the most prevalent issue that they encountered in their clients. They unanimously replied that it was low self-esteem.<p>Apparently the Dalai Lama hadn't heard of such a problem. He said that in the Tibetan culture …

Mindfulness

The Roots of Mental Health—Maybe They’re Not In Our Heads

The number of people—and women in particular—who are taking antidepressants worldwide has skyrocketed in recent years. Here in the States, the count …

Wellness
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