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EPA inspector general to investigate agency chief's travels to Oklahoma

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The frequent travels of the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, to Oklahoma will be investigated following congressional requests, the agency’s Office of Inspector General said on Monday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Environmental Protection Agency …

Georgia wildfire: evacuations ordered though many stay put

ST. GEORGE, Ga. (AP) — The wildfire burning for weeks in southeast Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp had gotten so close that Mason Pair could see its …

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10 Smart apps to help manage your hectic life

Share14<p>Tweet<p>Share6<p>+12<p>Shares 22<p>Smartphones have transformed the role of communication devices in our lives. High-end processors and 4G technology of …

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30 easy tips to get slimmer in 30 days

The New Year signals a clean slate (and a clean plate!). The good news: Implementing even small everyday diet and exercise changes can lead to a long-term difference, said Dr. Lee Goldman, executive vice president and dean of the faculties of health sciences and medicine at Columbia University …

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

Here Is the Real Key to Weight Loss (Hint: It’s Not Diet or Exercise)

Practically every client I counsel who struggles with weight loss will say something like, “I just need to workout more.” But the truth is it’s not …

Stunning photo series tells honest stories about women battling depression

What does someone with depression and anxiety look like?<p>Stumped? You should be: People who suffer from these mental illnesses look just like everyone …

What Bipolar Disorder Really Feels Like

About 2.6 percent of American adults -- nearly 6 million people -- have bipolar disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). But the disease, characterized by significant and severe mood changes, is still dangerously misunderstood.<p>Bipolar disorder is vastly different from …

12 Things You Should Never Say to Someone with Bipolar Disorder

pololia/Fotolia<p>Bipolar disorder is a genetic medical condition. People with it experience cycles ranging from being depressed with low energy to …

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Bipolar Disorder

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Real Life<p>by Kat de Naoum | 28 11 2015<p>There's a lot of stigmas attached to people with Bipolar Disorder, so here's what you need to know<p>When …

How Not to Be a Dick to Your Bipolar Friend

“The worst thing you can call someone is crazy. It’s dismissive. 'I don’t understand this person, so they’re crazy.’ That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy, they’re strong people.” -- Dave Chappelle in 2006 on “Inside the Actors Studio,” after he reportedly turned down $40M, walked away from …

Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder? You've Got This

One of the most challenging times for people with bipolar disorder is when they're first diagnosed. The moment a doctor tells you that you have a mental illness can be one of the worst moments of your life. Fear, hopelessness and loneliness can be all you feel upon hearing the news that you have a …

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How to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions

Emotions such as fear, anger, frustration, and immobility are energies. And you can potentially ‘catch’ these energies from people without realizing …

Mood, Food and Bipolar Disorder: A New Prescription

If you're one of the estimated 5.7 million U.S. adults dealing with bipolar disorder, you know the potent control it can have on your moods, energy and emotions. What you may not know is how much power <i>you</i> have to control it.<p>Thanks to an emerging science called epigenetics, researchers have learned …

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10 things you should never say to someone with bipolar disorder

On Monday, high-street clothing store Joy was forced to make an apology after not only stocking a product offensive to people with bipolar disorder, but then also managing to offend people who pointed out its offensiveness. Matryoshka dolls of offence, if you will.<p>As part of its accessories range, …

What Parents Need to Know About Teen Mental Health

It can be scary to think of your teen developing a mental health issue. But, just like it's important to monitor your teen's physical health, it’s …

Bipolar Stories: Real-Life Experiences

A friend of mine read my last blog entry and sent me a message. She said that while it covered the facts, it didn't really give her a feeling for what it was like to live with the isolation of living your life in hiding, or of the marginalization that comes from not hiding. She was right. My last …

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Natural Treatments for Metabolic Syndrome

When carefully carried out, metabolic syndrome treatment can go a long way in protecting your overall health. Metabolic syndrome is a group of …

My Bipolar Anniversary

It's been eight years since I awkwardly sat in my psychiatrist's office, waiting to hear the news that would change my life.<p>After many sessions of describing my feelings and emotions, the therapist told me what I didn't want to hear. I have bipolar disorder.<p>Sitting in the office, after a number of …

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Bipolar Patients Vulnerable to Panic/Anxiety Attacks

Anxiety attacks are fairly common in people who have bipolar disorder. In fact, researchers involved with STEP-BD -- the largest treatment study of …

The Brains Of Bipolar Disorder Patients Look Different

<i>By Nathan Collins</i><p>While people with Type I and the less-severe Type II bipolar disorder share some of the same symptoms, there are significant differences in the physical structure of their brains. Type I sufferers have somewhat smaller brain volume, researchers report in the Journal of Affective …

Bipolar Disorder: A Mother's Perspective

Putting baby locks on the kitchen cabinets to protect my toddler was one thing, but locking away the steak knives from my 7-year-old was not something I ever imagined would be necessary. I also never imagined that I would need to use my skills as a psychiatric nurse on my own child.<p>When my youngest …

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The 3 Things People With Bipolar Disorder Want for Christmas

People want a lot of things for Christmas. If there were a Santa Claus, I would be asking for a fireplace for my new condo and a gigantic gift certificate to Design Within Reach. However, as there isn't a Santa Claus, I'm going to appeal to my readers as a person with bipolar disorder: Please, …

Screw, spend, sleep: My battle with bipolar disorder

When the mania kicks in, I’m ready to conquer the world — on no sleep. Then comes the crash, and I can barely move<p>Tracy Chabala<p>January 18, 2015 9:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on After Party Chat.<p>Many days I ask myself if I still need to take 40 milligrams of Celexa and 200 milligrams …

I have bipolar disorder, but I wouldn’t want to ‘fix’ my mind

A couple of years ago, I started writing a novel called The Mirror World of Melody Black. It’s about a young woman with type II bipolar disorder whose life begins to unravel after she goes to her neighbour’s flat and finds him dead on the settee. As soon as I started writing this scenario, I knew …

Let’s get this straight: bipolar is not a useful tool for productivity

At a conference I was told to stop moaning by a man I’d never met. The man in question was standing behind me in the coffee queue; I wasn’t even talking to him and his comment came completely out of the blue. Talking to a small group of colleagues, I was explaining that I went from first day of PhD …

How The Powerful Film 'Mania Days' Hopes To Change The Conversation About Bipolar Disorder

Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby play a pair of New Yorkers suffering from bipolar disorder in Paul Dalio's "Mania Days," but each character has a little bit of Dalio himself in their bones. Dalio wrote, directed, edited and scored his debut feature, which deals with many of the issues he tackled while …

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My Journey to a Bipolar Diagnosis

When I was eleven, I didn’t know what depression was. I didn’t know what bipolar disorder was. All I knew was the sense of desperation I felt …