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A Second Look at Porn

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>America hasn’t always been seeped in sexual …

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

22-Year-Old Woman Undergoes 30 Cosmetic Procedures Just to Please Her Boyfriend

A 22-year-old woman from Hong Kong has undergone over 30 plastic surgery procedures in a bid to impress her boyfriend. Berry Ng began getting the …

We need to rethink how we classify mental illness

Psychiatric diagnosis must serve an ethical purpose: relieving certain forms of suffering and disease. Science alone can’t do that<p>How do we decide what emotions, thoughts and behaviours are normal, abnormal or pathological?<p>This is essentially what a select group of psychiatrists decide each time …

Psychiatry

People Who Go Through Painful Breakups End Up Stronger And Happier

There's no easy way to explain the emotional side effects of a breakup, just like there's no easy way to actually go through a breakup in the first …

🎧 She Didn’t Hate Her Life, But She Almost Ended It!

She tried to commit suicide 3 times, and it wasn’t even that she hated her life, she just wanted her brain to stop going haywire as it was driving …

Health

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> …

Research

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

Recognizing signs of depression in yourself and others can be tricky. Everyone has off days, or times when they become overwhelmed with life, but …

Mental Health

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 …

Addiction

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 …

Emotions

“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 …

Spirituality

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 …

Procrastination

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 …

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 …

Autism

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, …

Health

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

Perhaps, you can still remember the day when your sister called you to tell you the bad news. Her best friend and colleague at work decided to call …

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 …

Happiness

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.

Biweekly

Where Does Happiness Come from, Mommy?

Source: Moin Uddin/Flickr/Creative Commons<p>Some children—and some parents—seem to go through life with smiles and laughter. Others tend more to worry …

Happiness

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 …

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 …

Gender

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.

Dementia

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 …

Introverts

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 …

Depression

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 …