Jessie Coppola McKelvey

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DID Symptoms

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is best known for alters, dissociated parts of the personality that the individual with DID experiences as …

Mental Health

Emotional Neglect During Childhood Is Just as Harmful as Physical Abuse, Says Science

<i>Editor’s Note: This post is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a medical professional or physician before treatment of any kind. Also, an</i> …

Mental Health

'Civility' Is What Gave Us Trump in the First Place

To fight injustice, you need incivility.<p>The black waiter kept quietly coming over to my table as though afraid of being noticed. He knew, as I did, that we lived in an area where civility has long been used to kill and maim and make second-class citizens of people like us. It’s a place where police …

Trump Threatens Harley-Davidson With Tax Punishment For Move

<b>WASHINGTON (AP) —</b> President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to avoid blame for Harley-Davidson’s decision to move some motorcycle production overseas and …

9 Little Bedtime Habits That Are Actually Signs Of High-Functioning Anxiety

When I was in high school, I suddenly stopped being able to go to sleepovers. It wasn't 'til I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder as an …

What Happened to the Winner of McDonald's $1 Million Flexi-Disc Contest?

In 1989, a 13-year-old boy in Galax, Virginia thought he'd won the real-life golden ticket. His family suddenly had money—but with it, more problems.<p>I think McDonald's owes Galax, Virginia some kind of debt.<p>On a cold February day in Galax in 1989, a 13-year-old boy named Scotty Landreth was rifling …

A crisis of meaninglessness is to blame for the rise in suicides

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released startling new statistics on the rise of deaths by suicide in the U.S., up 25 percent …

25 Of The Absolute Scariest Psychological Horror Books

The scariest writing for me is not the bloodspattery, gore-filled prose. It is not even the kind that keeps me up at night, wondering if a killer is …

Stanford Scientists Find That Finding Your Passion is Pretty Terrible Advice

A cliché but often-given piece of career advice can set us up to fail.<p>Everyone has an opinion about finding your passion. It's either the best piece of career advice you've ever heard or the worst.<p>Bill Gates is all for it. He discovered a passion for writing software as a kid and kept at it. Seemed …

4 harsh truths about life that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, "face the facts" you know you're about to hear something you don't want to hear? Probably because of a second cliche: "The truth hurts."<p>Nobody recommends denial — but nobody recommends procrastination, either. And we're all prone to both. Denial is existential …

Happiness

Can Trauma Help You Grow?

When I tell people that I had a brother who was kidnapped and murdered, I’m often asked how my parents survived. I was only four when Jon died, so for a long time I had the same question. My family suffered an unfathomable loss. Yet I grew up as free as most kids in the nineteen-seventies: my …

The Physics Behind Waterslides

A lot of science goes into providing a safe trip down.<p><b>At the top of the Summit Plummet waterslide at Walt Disney World's Blizzard Beach in Orlando, Florida—which stands some 120 feet (37 meters) above the ground—thrill seekers have been known to turn back.</b><p><b>It's not hard to see why: The 12-story</b> …

I'm Sick Of Making Every Freaking Decision For My Family

Every weekend is the same. We let our kids lounge around in their PJ’s and stay glued to their iPads until we drag our sorry asses out of bed. Then …

The internet is doing physical damage to our children who are addicted to gaming and social media

Banner: Duty of Care<p>A 10-year-old boy so addicted to video gaming he had to be treated in hospital for a distended bowel and bladder that ballooned out of his pelvis after he stopped going to the toilet. A 13-year-old who gets heart palpitations and dizziness every time he stands up, so …

Mental Health

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

A Physician in South Texas on an Unnerving Encounter with an Eight-Year-Old Boy in Immigration Detention

Alicia Hart has worked as an emergency physician in South Texas for ten years, and has seen a stream of migrant children from Guatemala and Honduras come to the U.S. fleeing gang violence. In the past, most of the kids in her care were teen-agers who had crossed the border unaccompanied and ended …

Immigration

Trump’s Unhinged Fox News Interview on the White House Lawn Was Frightening

Donald Trump has exhibited authoritarian impulses since the early days of his campaign. But the president’s recent meeting with Kim Jong-un seems to …

Home is where the art is: Polish family life – in pictures

Family Values: Polish Photography Nowis the UK’s first exhibition focusing on photography from Poland and part of the Calvert 22 Foundation’s season of events examining the country’s visual culture and creative landscape. The exhibition is on until 22 July

Photographer Ben Thouard Shoots Tahiti’s Idyllic Landscapes Through Breaking Waves

Surf<p>Photographer Ben Thouard Shoots Tahiti’s Idyllic Landscapes Through Breaking Waves<p>A new perspective in surf photography.<p>The Inertia Distributor …

Exploring the Pastel Surrealism of Karen Khachaturov's Conceptual Photography

Pastel colors reign supreme in <b>Karen Khachaturov</b>‘s dreamy conceptual worlds, and it’s a delight to get lost in the surreal imagery. Her journey to …

A Photo Trip to the Abandoned Village of Houtouwan

In the Pacific Ocean, east of Shanghai, China, lies tiny Shengshan Island, which is less than three miles across. The hilly island is home to several fishing villages, including Houtouwan, which was abandoned in the 1990s. Once a thriving community, the now-empty brick houses of Houtouwan stand …

China

David Hurn's Remarkable Collection of Magnum Prints at Martin Parr Foundation

June 12, 2018<p>Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.<p>One of the best …

Images From Ramadan 2018

This year’s Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and prayer, will come to a close with Eid al-Fitr, the festival of the breaking of the fast, on June 14. For the past month, Muslims around the world have refrained from eating, drinking, smoking, and having sex during daylight hours in order to …

Why Relationships Will Always be Challenging Without Self-Awareness

A better understanding of ourselves as relational beings and our relationship patterns, could help us make healthier decisions when it comes to …

The Pros and Cons of Being Self-Aware

Self-awareness is usually considered a virtue. When you are making small talk at a party, it helps to know when your story is getting boring or if …

How Being Raised By A Narcissist Damages Your Life And Self-Esteem

Self-trust, self-love, and self-knowledge can be taught to a daughter only by a mother who possesses those qualities herself. - Dr. Karyl McBride, from <i>Will I Ever Be Good Enough</i><p>I’ve written a great deal about narcissism on <i>Forbes</i> and my other blogs, and I’m always floored at the response. It’s clear …

The Main Set: A Revolution in Swimming Workouts - Swimming World News

<b>By Wayne Goldsmith.</b><p>20 x 100 on 1:45<p>16 x 200 on 2:30<p>40 x 50 on 1:00<p>6 x 400 on 6:15<p>Anyone who’s had any involvement with the sport of swimming would be …

Best books of 2017: 24 stand-out novels from last year

With new releases from literary giants such as Arundhati Roy and Paula Hawkins, as well as much-hyped debuts from a clutch of exciting young authors, …

9 Differences Between Loving Your Partner And Being In Love With Them, According To Experts

We've all heard the classic line — either in real life or in movies — that goes a little something like "I love you, but I'm not <i>in love</i> with you." It …