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Venting Too Much Can Actually Make Stress Worse

<b>Here’s why.</b><p>Getting things off your chest is a positive thing, isn’t it? It feels good to vent about your stress or problems to caring friends or post …

Self-help

In defence of the biopsychosocial model

Medical Journals

Today’s Sad Feminism — and Two Breaths of Fresh Air

Tammie Jo Shults and Barbara Bush, each in her unique way, rose above ‘society’s dream’ and pursued their own.<p>This week, two impressive women …

Southern Poverty Law Center

Mind Reading

<b>Projection</b><br>Sometimes we take the events going on inside our own heads and assume they’re also going on in the outside world. Naturally we then respond …

Self-help

Telegram VS Whatsapp

Which one should you choose?<p>There are two kinds of people in the world; those who like to do things themselves and those who like things done for …

Chatbots

8 vitamins and supplements that are a total waste of money — and could even be dangerous

Vitamins and minerals are essential to health, but that doesn't mean that megadoses will keep you out of the hospital or make you live longer. Some may be harmful. In most cases, it's preferable to get these nutrients from a balanced diet. High doses of certain vitamins and minerals may be …

Wellness

My Son’s Down Syndrome Showed Me the Real Imago Dei

For the majority of my theologically trained life, my ideas of what it meant to bear the image of God were quite conventional—easy inheritances from …

Faith

American Academy of Sleep Medicine versus Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) came out with a position statement about the use of medical cannabis for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). …

Gmail accounts appear to send out spam, and their owners are baffled

Something is not right in the land of Gmail.<p>Numerous account holders woke up Sunday morning to discover a raft of spam emails sitting in their sent …

Weight Loss

Guide Dog Takes His Owner Into Dog Store And The Internet Can’t Get Enough

This sneaky service animal always guides his owner into a dog store<p>We can finally give out the award for Sneakiest/Most Clever Dog of the Year. …

Pets

An American Airlines Passenger Was Stuck Next to a 'Screaming and Kicking' Toddler. His Stunning Reaction Went Viral

You have three choices in a situation like this one. Two of them can wind up making you 'Internet famous.'<p>Imagine your happy place. Now, imagine that in order to get to your happy place, you first have to sit next to a screaming toddler in economy on American Airlines for a few hours.<p>(Related: <i>We</i> …

American Airlines

9 Words To Stop Negative People From Sucking The Energy Out Of The Room

We’ve all been in those meetings where most people are trying to do something positive and constructive, but there’s one person who keeps sniping and oozing negativity over every good idea.<p>Someone says, “I think this new software will really help our productivity.” But the negative person …

Self-help

The AI solution you’re building might cost people their jobs. Here’s why you should care.

20 pieces of silver anyone? SourceA recurring theme over the last few years is that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related automation is going to …

Artificial Intelligence

Why use the blockchain instead of a database? What gives tokens value?

A primer on blockchain and token concepts for beginners.<p>I see these questions asked all the time by novice investors entering the space, either for …

Blockchain

PSA: New Gmail spam makes it appear that your account is sending email to itself [Update]

Google’s filtering capabilities in Gmail are usually excellent at preventing spam from ever hitting your inbox. However, a new variant today is cleverly bypassing those protections by making it appear that your account is the one directly sending the spam email to itself.<p>There are many reports in …

Identity Theft

Randa Jarrar, Moral Grandstanding, and Forbearance

Fixating on offensive speech amplifies its harms—often, the best course is simply to ignore it.<p>Last week, the Fresno State creative writing professor Randa Jarrar sparked the latest round of debate about free speech on college campuses when she reacted to Barbara Bush’s death by speaking ill of the …

Society

8 people with anxiety reveal the helpful things someone can say to support them

<b>While suffering with a mental illness is hard, supporting others who are suffering can be difficult too.</b><p>For those with anxiety, thoughts can be …

Mental Health

Electric scooters are flooding California, and they’ll be on your sidewalks soon

Depending on who you ask, the electric, internet-connected scooters appearing all over California are either the future of transportation or a public nuisance on par with a biblical plague.<p>Over the past few weeks, scooters primarily from three startups—Bird, LimeBike, and Spin—have flooded the …

San Francisco

7 Reasons You NEED to be Traveling With a VPN

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) have been around for a while now, and while they might have previously been viewed by travelers as a ‘nice thing to …

Information Systems

Jeff Bezos admits Amazon has 'the weirdest meeting culture you will ever encounter'

If you go to work as an executive at Amazon, no matter what your expertise, you will be required to become a good writer, and a good reader, in order to lead the meetings necessary to do your job.<p>And Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos fully admits that this will likely be 'weird,' he explained during an …

Jeff Bezos

Evaporative off-grid toilets don't need plumbing, water or electricity

2.6 billion people around the planet don’t have access to safe toilets. Not only does this impact health, but empowerment as well: women and girls …

Off-grid

Here's how to beat anxiety without medication, according to a new scientific study

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, …

Self-help

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this @jmbrandonbb<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and …

Social Media

9 biggest differences between Japanese and American diets

1/<p>Japanese food portions are smaller.<p>Jason Kempin/Getty<p>In America, we like our meals huge — and having leftovers to box up is even better.<p>But in …

Nutrition

YES, Human Translators Are Far Superior Compared to Machines

Translation technology has greatly improved over the years. From BabelFish and Google Translate, several new translation solutions have already been …

Language

Gender Identity and the Image of God

I’m sad. Not angry, not frightened, just sad. I’m sad for all that’s lost when we use something as restricting as gender to define who we are. It …

LGBTQI

How Barbara Bush changed the life of a Syrian pizza maker

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ask anyone around Houston to name their favorite pizza joint, and the answer's likely to be unanimous: Fuzzy's in west Houston.<p>Ask the guy known as Fuzzy about his favorite customer, and the answer will surprise you: Barbara Bush.<p>Because if it weren't for her and her husband George H.W. …

David Letterman

How a Dietitian Cuts 500 Calories Per Meal (Without Changing Her Diet)

When you hear the word "diet," it is most likely quickly followed by the word "restriction" in your head. But as dietitian Paula Norris's popular …

Healthy Eating

This Math Problem for Five-Year-Olds Has the Internet Stumped

If you love solving riddles as much as we do, you'll be happy to know there's another seemingly impossible-to-solve math problem making the rounds on …

Mathematics

Ex-Secret Service agent: Barbara Bush's code name was absolutely perfect

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former first lady Barbara Bush once said, "Nobody likes, you know, the ugly parts of politics." On Tuesday night, the ugliness of our current political landscape dissipated for a moment as people reflected on the life of this remarkable woman. We quietly smiled at the pictures flashing …

Government