Cary Hamilton

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The most popular drugs prescribed for depression really do work, a large new study suggests

Coffee causes cancer. Eggs give you high cholesterol. Lexapro is a scam.<p>Just kidding.<p>Health advice these days feels like a game of ping-pong, and the accepted wisdom on antidepressants like Lexapro — one of the most popular drugs used to treat depression — is no exception to that mixed …

Depression

There's No Effective Emergency Mental Health System in America

<i>In this op-ed, Kastalia Medrano explains why calling on mental health treatment systems to prevent mass shootings is misguided in more ways than one.</i><p>As a nation, we have the singular distinction of being so familiar with mass shootings we already know the narrative gun control opponents roll out in …

Mental Health

Stop vilifying antidepressants – mental health is more complex than the “insteaders” think

The largest ever meta analysis in psychiatry found that, based on the evidence we have, antidepressants are effective.<p>“Antidepressants work,” blared …

United Kingdom

The road to wisdom runs through hardship, study finds

How does somebody become wise? A plethora of writers and philosophers has tried to answer that question. Now, research gives the answer, and the …

Psychology

This app teaches your kids how to save money (because you suck at it)

<i>This interview is part of our series of Growth Stories. We interviewed the founders and CEOs of 20 of the fastest growing startups in Europe. We asked them about their companies, their companies’ culture, and their lives, trying to understand how these three factors played a role in the achievement</i> …

Kids

An Interview With an Artist Who Creates Magnificent Animal Sculptures From Rolled Strips of Newspaper

In 2016, we wrote about Japanese artist Chie Hitotsuyama and her magnificent animal sculptures made from rolled strips of newspaper. In 2018, Great …

Art

As A Foster Mom, This Is What I Want All Moms To Know

I want you to know something. Most of the time when I write, I aim to encourage people by sharing real life — oftentimes, this means opening up about …

Parenting

Bill Gates Doesn't Know How Much Groceries Really Cost

Do really, really rich people compare prices at Trader Joe's and Costco like us plebeians? Do they know where to buy the cheapest bananas, or that …

Bill Gates

It's official: antidepressants are not snake oil or a conspiracy – they work

A groundbreaking new study shows antidepressants are effective – we should get on with taking and prescribing them<p>It’s official: antidepressants work.<p>They are not a multibillion-dollar conspiracy dreamed up by Big Pharma Bond villains. They are not a snake oil distilled in secret laboratories, …

Depression

Understanding Sleep Apnea

Definition<p>Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You may have sleep apnea if you snore …

Sleep

Teenagers aren't reading enough tough books – here's why they should worry

We may be living in the digital age, but reading books is still a big part of growing up. And the books that young people read – and how difficult …

Teaching

10 Educational Toys Your 6-Year-Old Will Love

If you're on the hunt for the perfect gift for a little one, get them an educational toy! Not all learning tools are boring; there are so many entertaining games that help kids build their cognitive and motor skills. If you have a 6-year-old on your hands, we rounded up a list of options they'll …

Kids

These Antidepressants Are Most Effective, Study Says

Millions of people take antidepressants for depression. But there’s long been debate over just how effective the medications actually are. On …

Depression

Younger Siblings Teach Older Siblings Empathy, Study Confirms

Scientists have finally figured out what younger siblings do, other than demand attention.<p>By<p>Feb 21 2018, 4:21 PM<p>Baby siblings teach their older …

Parenting

Andrew W.K. pens a thoughtful, joyful response after being named "person of the year" by a suicide prevention group

Recognizing his seemingly boundless talent for positivity in the face of adversity or pain, a national suicide prevention group has named Andrew W.K. …

Andrew W.K.

Mental Health And Debt: More Should Be Done To Help Those Trapped In A Downward Spiral

'If you’re constantly thinking about the fact you’re getting into more debt, how are you supposed to recover?'<p>“I would get letters from the banks …

Mental Health

7 Everyday Habits We Need To Teach The Younger Generation To Ensure That We Raise A Healthier Future

We all know that good habits are cultivated at a young age but how many of us actually realize what good habits are until it’s too late? How about we …

Kids

7 Real-Life Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaires

The only variable you really control is how hard you work.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The “three-comma club” consists of those in industry, art and commerce who have achieved the exclusive honor of reaching a net worth of more than one billion dollars. …

Marissa Mayer

Free-range kids: Finally, one state lets kids grow up without helicopter parents

We need to protect the rights of parents to raise their children with the traditional childhood experience of independence.<p>If Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signs a bill that recently passed both houses of the Utah legislature unanimously, parents in his state will not have to worry about getting arrested …

Parenting

The Startling Science Behind Our Loneliness Crisis — And What To Do About It

In today’s digital world, we enjoy unlimited access to our social networks. Some argue that we are more connected than ever before thanks to our …

Psychology

A 40-Year-Study Found That Rich People Exhibited This Undesirable Trait as Kids

Even researchers were surprised to learn which kids grew up to earn the most money.<p>Imagine you are asked to look at a sixth-grade class and predict which students will earn the highest income as adults. Which kids would you choose?<p>Do you go for the studious kids? The shy kids who are eager to …

Psychology

How burnout became a sinister and insidious epidemic

Half a million people in the UK suffer from work-related stress, and psychological breakdown can creep up without warning. But what, exactly, is this ‘state of vital exhaustion’, and how can you come back from it?<p>In a bedroom in North Yorkshire at 2am, Sara Cox lay next to her sleeping husband in …

Mental Health

A psychiatrist shares how to talk about suicide

<i>Suicide is, to say the least, an emotionally fraught topic. Though many people have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide, the subject is</i> …

Mental Health

13 Incredible New Books to Add to Your Bookshelf This Month

Books

Moms with ADHD Reveal Lessons They’ve Learned in Handling Parenting Challenges

You’re a mom who has ADHD, and you’re in the thick of mothering. Maybe you’re in the thick of toddlerhood, besieged by big tantrums and bleary-eyed …

Parenting

Achtung Baby: When It Comes to Parenting 4-Year-Olds, Germany Is More Laid Back Than America

<i>Romrodinka / DreamstimeAchtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children</i> by Sara Zaske represents the latest in a …

Parenting

Northern Ireland suicides outstrip Troubles death toll

4,500 people have taken their own lives since conflict ended, sparking calls to tackle crisis<p>More people have taken their own lives in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday agreement than were killed in political violence during the Troubles between 1969 and 1997, the latest regional figures on …

Mental Health

The surprising connection between gut health and postpartum depression

Conventional wisdom used to have it that the postpartum period was a joyous, magical time for all mothers—maybe with a dash of sleep deprivation and …

Wellness

Why You Need to Recognise the Warning Signs of Burnout ASAP, According to a Psychologist

According to a 2017 CareerBuilder survey, 61 percent of American workers reported feeling burned out in their current job, while 31 percent admitted …

Burnout

This Is Why Parenting A 1-Year-Old Is Beyond Exhausting

You see those commercials—the diaper ones, the cleaning supply ones. Maybe it’s the coffee commercials where the person happily yawns and is rolling …

Parenting