Judy Clemmer

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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

Moderation, Addiction and When to Say When

I gave something up for Lent. I’ve been thinking about giving it up for sometime. Ever since I read Inside-Out Simplicity <i>by Joshua Becker</i>, I’ve given …

Why You've Never Heard of the Vaccine for Heroin Addiction

Every week, the chemist Kim Janda at the Scripps Research Institute gets at least one email—from an heroin addict or a person who loves a heroin …

Drug Addiction

Quiz on Addiction

Addiction is a condition that involves a compulsive engagement in a particular stimulus that gives pleasure, despite being aware of its possible …

Weight Loss

What I learned from my best friend's struggle with addiction

My best friend is a drug addict. That’s a heavy statement, I know. The term “drug addict” makes me cringe. It sends shivers down my spine. However, I …

Many People Use Drugs – But Here’s Why Most Don’t Become Addicts

Drug use is common, drug addiction is rare. About one adult in three will use an illegal drug in their lifetime and just under 3m people will do so …

Smokers' nicotine metabolism type could predict best way to quit

It seems not all smokers are created equal when it comes to how their bodies handle nicotine, and that could have big implications for anyone trying …

Nicotine

The Silent and Growing Health Danger That All Women Need to Know About

Doctors write billions of prescriptions each year, many in the name of quelling pain and anxiety. But these same legal drugs are causing accidental overdoses to skyrocket.<p>Before she made the mistake, before spasms rocked her body, before doctors raced to save her life, Rachel was cleaning out her …

Addiction, Drunk Driving, and Suicide: The Struggles of Audrey Conn, Founder of ‘Moderation Management’

Audrey Conn founded Moderation Management as an alternative to A.A. In December, almost 15 years after killing a father and daughter while drunk …

Mum discovers daughter’s dead body after secret drugs binge

A woman who went on TV’s Jeremy Kyle Show in a bid to kick her drug habit died from an overdose after a secret binge, an inquest heard.<p>The mother of …

Shocking story of the private schoolgirl who became a homeless drug addict (but has turned her life around)

Cannabis at 12, ecstasy at 13 and hooked on meow meow by 20: Shocking story of the private schoolgirl who became a homeless drug addict (but has …

19 Signs You're Literally Addicted to Your Partner

The symptoms are surprisingly common.<p>Although it can be unhealthy to fixate on another human being — particularly when the feeling isn't mutual — the human brain is wired to develop this kind of dependency.<p>"When you [first] fall in love, you can feel ecstatic like with initial drug or alcohol use," …

Will legal marijuana lead to more addicts? Probably not

At present, cannabis is fully legalized in Colorado and Washington and will soon be fully legalized in Oregon and Alaska. Additionally, medical …

Cannabis

So What Really Happens in an Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting?

No one, and mean no one, walks through the doors of their first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting feeling "happy, joyous, and free." The prospect of spending countless hours in damp church basements and community centers, in the company of other twitching, coffee-swilling addicts doesn't do much to warm …

How a Habit Becomes an Addiction

Research suggests that only 20–30% of drug users actually descend into addiction — defined as the persistent seeking and taking of drugs even in the …

Neuroscience

Chocolate Coconut Snap Cookies

The elegant combination of Valrhona cocoa powder, thick coconut shavings and dark chocolate chunks make these cookies perfect for a holiday cocktail …

How to Tell if You’re in the Wrong Relationship

I’m a big believer in relationships. I don’t often encounter couples for whom I think the outlook is hopeless. Granted, some relationships are bad …

Psychology

Before and After: A Food Blogger's Wow-Worthy White Kitchen

Here's proof a one-color kitchen can be a winner.<p>A food blogger deserves a fabulous kitchen — and when your blog is as successful as Pinch of Yum, why not splurge on a full remodel? After buying a new home back in 2013, blogger Lindsay and her husband Bjork decided the current kitchen's dated wood …

Kitchens

Xbox One Was The Best-Selling Console In November And December

The Xbox One was the best-selling video game console throughout the holidays according to NPD data.<p>According to Microsoft, average weekly sales for the Xbox One outpaced the Xbox 360 by 50% during the same period in the previous-gen system’s lifecycle.<p>After a year of falling behind Sony’s PS4, Xbox …

7 great year-round camping destinations

Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV Park<p>By Vancouver Is Awesome<p>From ocean views to lush forests, this Nanaimo park has over 300 campsites to …

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The father of my children was at day ten of a cerebral malaria coma and things were not looking good for his recovery. I was on my daily drive to the …

10 Things to Start Saying Yes to This Year For a Happy Life

<i>“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”</i> <b><br>Marcus Aurelius</b><i>“Most people are about as happy as</i> …

Finding Happiness at Work

Happiness is one of the most basic pursuits of humans. It drives many of us in our personal lives but often takes a back seat at work. This needs to change for employees, and their employers, to reach new levels of success.<p>Whether you call it happiness, job satisfaction, or engagement, it's …

The Workplace

Photographer Makes Incredible Point By Shooting The Same Tree Every Day For A Year With An iPhone

Mark HirschIn 2012, photographer Mark Hirsch was in a serious automobile accident that left him with severe injuries. His condition forced him to rest his body for three months with very little activity.<p>"It was a physically and emotionally challenging experience," he says.<p>Around the same time, he …

Monument Valley Team Reveals The Cost And Reward Of Making A Hit iOS Game

Games and the formula that leads to their success can be a bit of a mystery, perhaps more so on mobile. One of 2014’s big hits, both in terms of critical and audience success, was Monument Valley by ustwogames.<p>The isometric 3D puzzler was breathtaking in terms of its visual design and had nice …

Mobile Gaming

Xiaomi's new phone wants to be an iPhone killer

Xiaomi revealed a slate of new products in Beijing on Thursday, including a flagship smartphone that the Chinese company said would rival Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.<p>The company showed off four major new products to thousands of cheering fans. Top billing was given to the Mi Note, which features a 5.7" …

Mobile Technology