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Witchcraft & Prayer - For Puck’s Sake

December 3, 2017 by Mat Auryn<p>“Wait. You actually experience the gods?” This is a question I’ve had posed to me more than once, and sadly from many …

Spirituality

EQ makes you feel empowered, oh, why not!

Several years of research have thrown up some very interesting nuances about <i>emotional intelligence</i>. It seems that those who are better performers are …

The 10 best blogs for depression

Depression can make it tough to enjoy life, especially when feelings of despair and hopelessness always persist. Blogs can put you in touch with …

Depression

How to Improve Your Sex Life by Doing (Almost) Nothing

<i>Welcome to</i> <b>The V</b><i>, our weeklong series devoted to all things sex and reproductive health. This is a safe space free from "taboos," because there's no</i> …

Learning to distinguish “fear” from “fear of fear” is key to leading a happy life

There’s one piece of advice that’s always stuck with me: “The only way to not be scared of being punched in the face is being punched in the face.” This is quite true, as I learned after receiving the first (and only) punch in my life. Late one night, I inadvertently bumped into someone outside a …

Framing

38 books we can’t wait to read this spring

Elizabeth Strout, Haruki Murakami and Roxane Gay are just a few of the authors with books hitting the shelves this spring. Here are some of the …

Books

47 Books You Should Add To Your Shelf, According To Poet Rupi Kaur

The provocative artist and poet shares her list.<p>Rupi Kaur has vision beyond her years.<p>At 24, the Indian-Canadian artist and poet decided to create a menstruation-themed photo series for a college project. She posted one now-famous photograph to Instagram, showing herself lying on a bed facing the …

How to parent without limitations| Trevor Silvester

Foisting unnecessary fears on to our children can severely limit their futures<p>For 20 years I’ve sat in my therapy room and listened to people. I’ve heard hundreds of stories from childhood that have led to lives of pain and limitation. Some are what you’d expect – abuse, trauma and deprivation – …

Mental Health

Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy on the Weight of Mental Illness

Glenn Close does not read her reviews. So the jumbo excerpt on the marquee where she is reprising her Tony Award-winning role in “Sunset Boulevard” (“One of the great stage performances of this century”), surrounded by flashing lights, may be a spoiler.<p>“You still have to go out the next night no …

The Dunning-Kruger Effect Helps Explain Why People Resist Hearing Constructive Criticism

Dan is a senior financial analyst and, in his mind, he’s the best one on the team. But according to his boss, while it’s true that Dan’s financial skills are very good, his emotional intelligence is virtually nonexistent. And Dan’s coworkers would describe him as smart but also narcissistic, …

Emotional Intelligence

18 brutally honest illustrations about struggling with mental illness

“I've been dealing with anxiety for as long as I can remember,” says Sow Ay, an illustrator who sketches brutally honest cartoons about his ongoing …

Trump just getting started with immigration raids

The president granted himself sweeping authority to step up deportations, and he's poised to use it.<p>The arrests of hundreds of immigrants last week marked the first large-scale raid under the Trump administration — and the crackdown was, by all indications, just the start of much more to come.<p>The …

Immigration

Why people say 'micro-dosing' is curing their mental illness

SAVE for an underwhelming brush with magic mushrooms at university, US public prosecutor and writer Ayelet Waldman hasn't touched recreational drugs. …

Depression

The Universal Hunt for Meaning: 11 Memoirs to Read Now

It’s difficult to pin down exactly what makes a memoir great.<p>Having read my share of (non-celebrity) memoirs over the years, as well as written one …

Books

How Athletes Stay Calm Under Pressure: Breath is everything

For Swiss Olympic golfer Fabienne In-Albon, competing in the Olympic Games had been a life-long dream -- one she'd been training for since she was just 10 years old. Here's the way she describes her big moment:<p>"At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio when I walked to the first tee on the first day of …

Your Step-By-Step Guide To Asking For Hotter Sex

Here’s how to get exactly what you want.<p>We'd put money on the fact that Camila Cabello isn't the only one who wants to do <i>bad things</i>…in bed (that song is never leaving our heads).<p>Maybe you're looking to test the waters with a vibrator or handcuffs while getting it on. Or you just want your partner …

28 Steamy Sex Games For Very Playful Nights

There are plenty of ways to shake up your sex life, whether it's by trying out a new sex toy or consulting the Kama Sutra. But what if you're in an especially playful mood? That's where sex games come in. You're probably familiar with some of them — sexy truth or dare, dirty dice — but have you …

RPGs

How to Have Hot Sex Without Having Sex at All

<i>By Aly Walansky for YourTango.com</i><p><b>Sometimes the hottest sex of all is no sex.</b><p>Sex is great, but it's not always in the cards. But just because you are not having intercourse right now, there's no reason you can't get off... or at least set the stage for a naughty time later.<p>There are so many ways to …

Women Entrepreneurs

WTF Is a Full-Body Blow Job?

And should you really bother giving it a try?<p>On Saturday, a big, empty warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, was temporarily filled very nearly to the brim with dildos, vibrators, and a bunch of other sex toys that don't really fit into categories for the Sexual Health Expo, or SHE — an annual …

The 10 Best Sex Podcasts No Matter Your Taste

Rated for your convenience.<p>It's 2017 and everyone has a podcast. That includes a good number that talk about sex—240 under the "sexuality" category in iTunes alone. We checked out dozens of the funniest, smartest, smuttiest sex podcasts out there and picked 10 favorites with a four-category rating …

The Sex Toys You Didn't Know You Needed

We're great fans of accessorizing in the bedroom. <i>Au naturel</i> stimulation is wonderful, but sex toys can do things that people just can't. The sex toy …

29 YA Books About Mental Health That Actually Nail It

From brutally honest to shockingly hilarious, these books get it.<p><i>Note: Responses have been edited for length or clarity.</i><p>For even more suggestions, check out the comments on the original post.

Aftermarket head-up display competition heats up with Carrobot

With its first automotive head-up display (HUD) already on sale in China, Ileja Tech seeks funding through an Indiegogo campaign to offer a second generation of its device in the US market. Carrobot C2 can be installed in almost any car, and projects translucent graphics showing navigation and …

What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu in November

<b>(CNN) —</b> November is for feasting, so why not do so on all the streaming content that's available?<p>From welcoming back some old favorites to newer fare, we've got your list of some of what Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now and Acorn TV have on tap for the next-to-the-last month of the year.<p>Click …

Entertainment

Effective Alternative Treatments for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Effective Alternative Treatments for Generalized Anxiety Disorder<p>Updated on June 8, 2018<p>What Anxiety Feels Like<p>What are these constant thoughts that …

Anxiety

When Fear and Panic Win: How to Deal with Anxiety

<b>“Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day.” ~Karen</b> …

Novel Way to Ease Depression

The pathway offers a promising new target for developing a drug that would be effective in individuals for whom other antidepressants have failed. …

How to Supercharge Your Dopamine Levels to Never Feel Sad, Stressed or Depressed Again

(Healthy Food House) Our brain releases a neurotransmitter, dopamine, which is crucial for numerous essential bodily functions. Dopamine is great for …

The Anxiety Secret Too Many People Are Carrying Around

One night around 3 a.m., I awoke suddenly, with a tightness in my chest. I could feel my heart pounding, fast, and my mind racing with desperate …

This Is How To Resist Distraction: 4 Secrets To Remarkable Focus

Have you said any of these recently?• <i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i>• <i><br>I make plans but I don’t follow through on them.</i>• <i><br>I get things done… but not the</i> …