By Malcolm Out Loud | Resources that help us live a more complete and fulfilling life. Understanding our ailments opens us a plethora of possibilities. 

No One Knows if Porn Is Bad for You

Recent reports claim exposure to porn at a young age can turn men into misogynists. Is it really that simple?<p>No matter your introduction to porn—finding a stack of dirty mags in the back of dad's closet, a furtive group viewing of Girls Gone Wild at a pal's sleepover—it's a formative experience. <i>How</i> …


To the Bone: The Big Picture for our Big Problems

A new premiere on Netflix has given me much to think about.<p>Netflix’s release of <b>To The Bone</b> with Keanu Reeves and Lily Collins got some very mixed …

Mental Health and The Campus Life

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>Recognizing signs of depression in yourself and …

US drug overdose deaths reach new record high

<b>(CNN) —</b> The latest government numbers reported find that drug overdose deaths in 2016 continued to climb despite ongoing efforts to stem the the overdose epidemic.<p>According to the National Center for Health Statistics, estimates for the first nine months of 2016 were higher than the first nine …

Public Health

Extreme internet use linked to mental illness in teens

More than one-third of 15-year-old children in the UK could be classified as ‘extreme internet users’, or those who are online for more than six hours daily outside of school.<p>A report from UK think-tank Education Policy Institute (EPI) states that children in the UK have a higher rate of extreme …

Mental Disorders

“How I Learned Compassion through the Energies of Grief”

Today I am writing from a quiet space—a sacred space I choose every year on the anniversary of my son’s death. As Victor Frankl advises, I am …

Want to Stop Procrastinating? Try the 10-Minute Rule and Get More Done

Get into the habit of tackling those tasks you're tempted to put off.<p>"I know what I need to do. I just can't make myself do it." That's a statement I've heard more times than I could count in my therapy office.<p>Procrastination is a bad mental habit and that can get worse over time. But the 10-minute …


What do you do when all you can think is: "I don't want to be here"?

A first-hand account of depression, seeking help and group CBT<p>It's the night of November 21st, and I am standing in a packed west London venue …

Mental Health

Depression Makes You Better

Would you say you're a good judge of character? Do you have a great memory? Not easily tricked? Can you clearly and persuasively express yourself in writing? Congratulations, you're probably a depressed sack of shit!<p>Would you say you’re a good judge of character? Do you have a great memory? Not …

University of New South Wales

8 Things Happy People Do Every Morning, According to a Mindfulness Expert

The world often seems to be divided into two types of people. There are those that drag themselves out of bed in the morning and can’t speak before …

Autism And Special Needs Children, What Every Parent Should Know

It became obvious to me almost immediately that it wasn't the child who needed 'quick and responsive' help - it was the parent. As she sat there in …


Can You Tell Which Drugs Someone Is On By Looking At Their Eyes?

Most cops are trained to spot drug users and visually identify what they're on based on how they act, identifying signssuch as track marks and burns, …

Behind The Happy Face: A Few Hidden Truths And Facts About Depression And Suicide

People who have suicidal thoughts are usually suffering from depression and are confused. Learn here how and what to do to prevent this.

What Happiness Is Not

Seems we're all in search for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, or our plan to find the perfect mate and live happily ever after. Problem is …


How to Remain Optimistic Through Change

Are you feeling overwhelmed with the change that's happening in your world? Use optimism to transform your overwhelm into confidence.


Where Does Happiness Come from, Mommy?

Here are 7 ideas for helping your child find more smiles and laughter in their life, and experience year-round the happiness, wonder, and magic we …


23 Quotes That Brilliantly Illustrate the Concept of Emotional Intelligence

The terms emotional intelligence (EI) and emotional quotient (EQ) are relatively new, but the concepts are anything but.<p>Emotional intelligence is defined as a person's ability to identify emotions (in both themselves and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Manage Your Emotions Without Fighting Them

We often hear tips and tricks for helping us to “control” our emotions, but that’s the wrong idea: strong emotions aren’t bad, and they don’t need to be pushed down or controlled; they are, in fact, data. Our emotions evolved as a signaling system, a way to help us communicate with each other and …

Harvard Business Review

Masculinity Audit Into Causes Of Suicide Reveals Men Suffer Depression In A Way Even Doctors Could Miss

New report: Men are three times more likely than women to take their own lives.<p>The unequal impacts of mental health issues on men in the UK are revealed today in a landmark report into the causes of male suicide.<p>The research, carried out by the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and The …


Never Too Old To Grow a "New Brain" Against Dementia

So the good news is that all of us, especially older adults, have dementia. Yes, that is the good news.


I’m Not an Asshole. I’m an Introvert

I can be loud at times, and I’m not shy, so a lot of people assume that I’m an extrovert. But I’m not. I’m an introvert. When I explain this to people, they ask me, “Well, if you’re such an introvert, why are you talking to a group of strangers in an elevator? This is a social interaction that you …


Choose to Forgive, Because You Deserve to Be Happier

Happiness Lifestyle<p>If you want to be happy or even happiest person in the world you must learn to be forgive. Forgiveness is the key to happiness-but …

How Men Experience Depression Differently Than Everyone Else

The condition isn't one size fits all.<p>Depression can be a real monster.<p>The mental health disorder, which affects nearly 350 million people worldwide, can include a range of emotional symptoms such as extreme sadness, loss of motivation and displeasure in activities and physical ailments like …


10 Ways to Prevent School Bullying

Ideas on How Parents Can Prevent School Bullying<p>Bullying at school can affect your child in a number of ways. Not only does it have a negative impact …

How We Became ADHD Nation

How did we reach the point where one in seven American children is diagnosed with ADHD?


Why Clowns Creep Us Out

Clowns are mischievous and unpredictable, and they have an association with serial killers in real life and in the movies. In other words, clowns are …


Why I Hate the Phrase “Hang in There”

Avoid this mindless cliché that can have double meaning in depression!

Mental Health

The Emotional State Of being F.I.N.E.

Relationships are kinda like the weather, just wait a few minutes and it might change. But what really constitutes a great relationship? What if your …