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Should the Guggenheim have pulled controversial animal artworks?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last week New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum announced it would be pulling three works from its next big exhibition, "Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World." It did so after angry criticism from animal rights protesters that the works were -- according to an online petition …

Frida Kahlo Quotes

1907 - 1954<p>Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, stricken with polio as a child and injured badly in an accident when she was 18, struggled with pain and …

World's Best Erotic / Female Paintings: LeBeaut, Powalka, Miller Jr., Sakuma, Xiaoxue And Chen

Artists from France, Poland, USA, Japan, China and Taiwan score highest votes in Erotic / Female, Category 11 of the 2017 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.<p>This year the American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com), juried by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums In America (listed below), had online art images in …

Art

5 Famous Artists Who Lived With Mental Illness

The idea that mental illness somehow contributes to or enhances creativity has been discussed and debated for centuries. Even the Ancient Greek …

Here's how to become a social media marketing guru for less than $35

Internet history was made on May 22, 2005, when YouTube co-founder Steve Chen posted a video of his cat called "Pajamas and Nick Drake." That …

Social Media

Our Favorite Fine Art Inkjet Papers: These Papers Will Help You Make Gallery-Ready Photo Prints

Inkjet printmakers now have a range of printing paper options that go well beyond the wildest dreams of darkroom printers in terms of size, surface, …

5 ways to improve your digital art skills

Even successful digital artists have much to learn, and you constantly need to push and develop your skills or you’ll start to stagnate and get left …

Drawing

Psychological abusers don't go for the weak — they choose strong people because they 'like a challenge'

When you think of someone in an abusive relationship, you probably imagine someone weak. This may well be the end result, but in reality, it probably didn't start that way.<p>Victims of psychological abuse are most often the kind of people you wouldn't think would be vulnerable to such a thing. …

Psychology

UK to criminalize re-identifying anonymized personal data

A major update to the UK’s data protection rules will place new requirements and responsibilities on companies that process users’ personal data, including by making it easier for consumers to withdraw consent their data to be processed; view what data is held on them for free; ask for their data …

Systemic psychotherapy: What is it? And what is it like to do it?

<b>This blog is the last in a series about different psychological therapies.</b><p>Fortunately for me, this one has a happy ending.<p>After my time in a …

Sometimes you’ll dread therapy

There will come a day, after months of waiting, desperate for some kind of help, that you won’t want to do therapy.<p>This might coincide with the time …

To The People Who Told Me I Didn’t ‘Look’ Depressed

By Marisa Lancione,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/2u897me<p>When you think of someone who has a mental illness, what comes to mind? Is she …

How to Recover From a Narcissistic Parent

<i>A guest post by Mark Zaslav, Ph.D.</i><p>One of the oldest clichés about parenting is that we begin to have newfound respect and compassion for our parents …

Mumbai: Mental health experts decode why kids hurt themselves

With the suicide case of a 14-year-old possibly prompted by an online challenge, mental health experts weigh in on what is fuelling growing self-harm …

Mental Health

How thoughts and speech shape our wellbeing | Gary John Bishop

Your internal chatter has a huge impact on the way you feel about yourself. Listen in, says Gary John Bishop<p>You stumble through the door into your morning coffee ritual. As you make your way through a maze of chairs, tables and outstretched legs you finally arrive at your space at the end of the …

Self-improvement

Big Data Is Coming to Take Your Health Insurance

For all its absurdity, the debate over Obamacare has accomplished something positive: It has educated people that insurance is really about risk pooling -- as in you need both healthy and sick people to participate if it’s going to be affordable for the sick.<p>Some believe that universal government …

Health Care

The Guardian view on ‘blood on our hands’: the law’s ultimate warning | Editorial

Sir James Munby is right. The purpose of justice is to defend the rights of the most vulnerable individuals in society<p>Finally, the decade of austerity is being challenged by voices the government simply cannot ignore. First there was the angry and unprecedented lament of the normally helpful Prison …

Predicting Epileptic Seizures, Just like the Weather

Every morning you wake up and check the weather app on your smartphone, to see if it will rain. If the forecast probability is high enough, let’s say …

Epilepsy

Troian Bellisario on How Her Eating Disorder Is Like Sobriety: "This Is a Journey"

"I really wanted to suggest to people that, just like sobriety or just like dealing with a lot of other physical illnesses or mental illnesses, this is a journey that I know I will be dealing with for the rest of my life," says Troian Bellisario, actress, writer, and producer. We're discussing her …

What women who've had eating disorders thought of "To the Bone"

What women who’ve had eating disorders thought of “To the Bone”<p>Pop<p>If you haven’t watched “To the Bone” yet, I don’t blame you.<p>The Netflix movie is …

Mental Health

Deconstructing Stigma: Postpartum Depression Is An Illness Just Like Any Other Illness

<i>Editor’s note:</i> Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life <i>is a public awareness campaign developed by</i> McLean Hospital <i>to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health but also about the stigma that surrounds it. The campaign features</i> compelling stories <i>from people</i> …

Drug companies flock to supercharged T-cells in fight against autoimmune disease

Researchers in both academia and industry are turning to immune-suppressing cells to clamp down on autoimmune disorders, and the effort is building …

Immunotherapy

Depression, Mental Health and the West: How the West's Cultural Values Make People Unhappy

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>Depression is listed as the leading cause of disability …

Stop Torturing Chronic Pain Patients

We need to talk about the dangerous side-effect to perfectionism

What does perfectionism mean to you?<p>Maybe you’ve joked that your friend’s chip-free nails, fabulously blow-dried hair and impeccably ironed clothes …

The Disturbing Link Between Frequent Nightmares and Suicide Risk

The first teenage patient I ever saw as a medical student was 16, thin, had long brown hair, and a long-sleeved flannel shirt. I remember thinking it …

Depression

Listening to This One Song Could Reduce Anxiety by up to 65 Percent

Looking for way to reduce anxiety and stress, sans medication? Look no further.<p>There’s no doubt about it: Music is an all-natural miracle worker. …

5 Ways Loving Someone With PTSD Affects Your Life (And 6 Ways to Make it Easier)

Shares 386<p>—<p>For those of you who love someone with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), I know what that’s like.<p>Shortly after we started dating, I …

Mental Health