Debbie Ligo

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Our stuff is burying us alive: Hoarding and the mountains of garbage we call “collections”

<b>(AP/Eric Risberg)</b><p>Would you want to inherit your friends’ stuff? Your valuables might mean just as little<p>Brian Thill<p>November 8, 2015 12:30am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Waste”<p>Look around the homes of loved ones whose objects you might at some future date have the opportunity to inherit or be saddled with …

Minimalism

What Happens When You Stop Eating Meat

Five percent of the US population is vegetarian. Another 2% is vegan. The former group doesn’t eat meat or fish, while the latter group eats no …

Holistic Medicine

It's Time to Recognize That Breast Cancer Isn’t Just a White Woman’s Disease

In fact, it can be especially deadly for women of color.<p>When you hear the words “breast cancer,” you may think of a middle-aged white woman clad in a pink T-shirt and adorned with pink ribbons, crusading for awareness of the deadly disease. The truth is that, although white women are most at risk …

The Power of Emotion: Building Positive Relationships to Support the Learning Process

<i>By Mike Janatovich</i>Many educators fail to recognize the driving force behind a student’s education: emotional health. Every interaction you have with …

I'm tearing down the walls that hid my mental illness

<b>I get angered by the stigma and secrecy around mental illness but have spent a lifetime building walls and putting on a smile to hide my battle with</b> …

InDepth

Supreme Court upholds Trump's travel ban<p>The Supreme Court has ruled on Trump v. Hawaii, the high-profile case centered on the Trump administration's …

World Homeless Day 2015: John Dolan on his journey from rough-sleeping addict to successful artist and author

The contemporary art scene is full of ‘street artists’ but few can claim such affinity with the pavement as John Dolan who spent 20 years sleeping, …

Spray Foam Insulation - Do it yourself(DIY)

Spray Foam - Do it Yourself?<p>In the past, spray applied insulation required specialist (and expensive) machinery, and was generally done by specialist …

What Alexander the Rescued Veal Calf Taught Me About the Importance of Compassion

The first time I saw Alexander was at a central New York stockyard, on a bitterly cold day just before Christmas 2010. There were 300 newborn dairy …

The best astronomy photos of the year have set a 'jaw-dropping standard'

When you combine the dynamic objects in our solar system with the distant bodies of the universe, you get award-winning photos.<p>Each year, the Royal Museums Greenwich holds its "Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year" contest. The winning photos are showcased in an exhibit at the Royal …

Google’s Simple Algorithm That Will Help You Achieve Daily Happiness

Image via Happiness Thoughts<p><b>Known for</b> his sunny disposition and popular courses at Google, where he imparts skills on sharpening mindfulness and …

Every time we feel like we’ve finally wrapped our heads around the awesomeness of cephalopods, they go and do something that makes them seem even more amazing still. Today we learned that the southern sand octopus (Octopus kaurna) can hide itself from nosy visitors or potential predators by creating its own quicksand and disappearing into the ocean floor. Unlike many octopus species, the southern sand octopus cannot camouflage itself, so it’s developed a method for swiftly hiding instead. This behavior was first spotted by scientists from the University of Melbourne during a night dive in 2008: After the researchers shined a light on the octopus, it began to shoot jets of water into the sand below, creating a pit of quicksand. Research on this response—the first time a cephalopod has been seen forming a complete burrow—has just been published in the journal Behaviour. Jasper Montana, of the University of Melbourne, told New Scientist, “It actually was a pocket—like a space that the octopus could sit within. So it was a true burrow.” The process of creating this burrow required the octopus to use its arms to create a “chimney” to breathe through. It then solidified the walls of the chamber with a layer of mucus. Watch this video to see the southern sand octopus showing off its clever disappearing trick: [via mental_floss]

Every time we feel like we’ve finally wrapped our heads around the awesomeness of cephalopods, they go and do something that makes them seem even …

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Depressed or anxious? Time to check your mental health

People who feel depressed also very often feel alone. Some aren’t sure who to reach out to, who would understand, and who might even tell them, unhelpfully, that all they need to do is stop complaining.<p>National Depression Screening Day is here to help.<p>Thursday marks the 25th year since it first …

Daily Meditation: A Vision Of Hope

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a Sanskrit proverb from The Little Book of Prayers. The proverb reminds us …

It's Nice To Meet You, But That Is Not Your Real Name

We've come so far. We really have. October is mental health month, and lots of helpful information is swirling about, helping us to remember to ask "RUOK", and to consider the value of confronting and tending to our emotional health needs, rather than stuffing them or staying hidden in the …

What To Do When You Feel Worthless And Broken

Jeena Cho<p>Dear Readers,<p>I’m writing this post on a return flight from New York City to San Francisco. I spent eight amazing days connecting with some …

How to Live With Chronic Illness and Turn Straw Into Gold

A deeply personal interview with author Toni Bernhard, author of the award-winning How to Be Sick, How to Wake Up, and, most recently, How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide.<p><b>Michaela Haas: You quote Marie Curie, "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be</b> …

Insomnia

Four Unexpected Ways You'll Save by Moving into a Senior Living Community

As aging adults move into their golden years, having a comfortable and safe home where they can be active, social, healthy, and enjoy life becomes more and more important. And a great deal of these factors depend on where a senior lives. When choosing whether to move into a senior living community …

What I Wish People Knew About Having Severe Social Anxiety

<i>People who suffer from mental illness are more than just the "sad" or "anti-social" stereotypes. There is no face of mental illness -- your friend</i> …

What Happens When You Become Emotionally Intelligent

The head and the heart combine to create emotional intelligence. You want to have emotionally intelligent people on your team. They have the ability …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Use the Drawing Tools in Notes for iOS 9

The Notes app in iOS now allows you to draw, sketch, and color, using your finger or a stylus on the touchscreen. This is a really fun feature that …

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Why are elderly Australians taking their own lives?

Searching for answers to "the suicides we choose to ignore".<p>Last Christmas Eve, at a dementia care facility in suburban Sydney, Steve Atkins' …

Engineer Medical

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