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25 Famous Quotes That Will Make You Even Prouder To Be A Feminist

"We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back."

Feminism

Is There Something Unique about the Transgender Brain?

Some children insist, from the moment they can speak, that they are not the gender indicated by their biological sex. So where does this knowledge …

The Thing All Women Do That You Don't Know About

There's this thing that happens whenever I speak about or write about women's issues. Things like dress codes, rape culture and sexism. I get the comments: Aren't there more important things to worry about? Is this really that big of a deal? Aren't you being overly sensitive? Are you sure you're …

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

How I learned to stop worrying and love my depression

In the not-too-distant past, I was one of those people that believed that there was no such thing as depression. That everyone gets sad. That it was …

You’re 16. You’re a Pedophile. You Don’t Want to Hurt Anyone. What Do You Do Now?

There’s no helpline for pedophiles who want treatment before they act. So a teen with a terrible secret had to find his own way to save himself and …

I Bet Robin Williams Knew He Was Loved. Unfortunately, Love Doesn't Cure Mental Illness.

It is jarring when a beloved celebrity dies of something you could possibly die of yourself—when all of a sudden people are talking about the illness …

Robin Williams and the Myth of “Battling” Depression

I don’t really have a great deal to say about Robin Williams’ death, beyond the obvious: it’s tragic, and awful, and I feel terrible for his family …

Depression afflicts millions of American each year, and many don’t know where to turn when it strikes. The author recalls the greatest struggle of …

Mind

Five Common Myths About Depression

With the tragic loss of Robin Williams to apparent suicide, a worldwide discussion about the effects of depression has begun. Untreated depression is the leading cause of suicide in the US, and suicide claims 34,000 lives in this country every year. Far too often those who would benefit from …

The Chris Gethard Show — This Is The Face of My Mental Illness

Being Suicidal: What It Feels Like to Want to Kill Yourself

One of the more fascinating psychotic conditions in the medical literature is known as Cotard’s syndrome, a rare disorder, usually recoverable, in …

Violence Prevention Home Page

Violence is a serious public health problem. From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life. Many more survive violence and …

The Ads

Do the Opposite of What You Think You Should Do for a Depressed Friend

The study looked at 1,000 people between the ages of 18 and 30 in six different scenarios. It tested the effects of “positively reframing” and …

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We …

Sexism in science means men more likely to get hired : Naturejobs Blog

a blog from Naturejobs

Archive of news - 2014 - May - Sound and vision: visual cortex processes auditory information too

Sound and vision: visual cortex processes auditory information too<p><b>Issued: Sun, 25 May 2014 07:00:00 BST</b><p>‘Seeing is believing’, so the idiom goes, but …

Dear Parents, You Are Being Lied To

You owe it to your children, and to yourself, to thoroughly investigate the issue. Don't rely on what some stranger on the internet says (not even me!). Read the scientific studies that I linked to in this post for yourself, and talk to your pediatricians.<p><i>In light of recent outbreaks of measles and</i> …

Vaccination

Stress Alters Children's Genomes

Growing up in a stressful social environment leaves lasting marks on young chromosomes, a study of African American boys has revealed. Telomeres, …

What To Do When You're Feeling Defeated

<i>If things are going catastrophically awry, you are allowed to wallow, of course you are -- but for exactly four minutes. Here's what to start during minute five.</i><p>By Amy Shearn<p>1. Pull a Pixar<p>What you're feeling: Your pink slip/parking ticket/deadline/social gaffe snowballed into a huge pile of panic. …

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

s a pediatric occupational therapist, I'm calling on parents, teachers and governments to ban the use of all handheld devices for children under the age of 12 years.<p>The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to …

Mental Disorders

6 Things to Say to Someone with Depression or Who's Depressed

Lots of people experience depression, while others just have bad days or just are feeling down on themselves. No matter why they’re depressed, sad, …

7 Things You Shouldn't Say To Someone With Anxiety

If you’ve ever suffered from severe anxiety, you’re probably overly familiar with the control it can have over your life. And you’re not alone -- it affects approximately 40 million adult Americans per year.<p>Anxiety and panic disorders can cause ceaseless feelings of fear and uncertainty -- and with …

12 Do's and Don'ts of Helping Someone With Anxiety

<b>Anxiety</b> <b>SHARE</b><p>Anxiety is a condition that can close you off to others. For friends and family of those living with anxiety, this can represent a …