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How to get to a world without suicide

After his son’s suicide at age 18, Steve Mallen sees the world differently. He wants to reduce the rate of suicide across the world, and is aiming …

Mumbai: Mental health experts decode why kids hurt themselves

With the suicide case of a 14-year-old possibly prompted by an online challenge, mental health experts weigh in on what is fuelling growing self-harm …

There’s a biological reason you feel down after having the time of your life

Think about the last time you were really happy. Not just when you were pleasantly surprised, or you had a “nice” time, but rather a moment in which you were smiling uncontrollably and laughing not because someone said something funny, but because it was a moment of pure bliss.<p>Those moments tend to …

Happiness

This Simple Philosophical Puzzle Shows How Difficult It Is to Know Something - Facts So Romantic

<i>What is knowledge? Well, thinkers for thousands of years had more or less taken one definition for granted: Knowledge is “justified true belief.” But</i> …

What it's really like to live with bipolar II disorder

The summer after my freshman year of high school, I discovered <i>The West Wing.</i> I binge-watched the first five seasons in five days. My television …

How to Overcome The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviors

Identify, prevent, and get rid of the most toxic of workplace behaviors forever.<p>The old adage that <i>“People are hired for their talents and fired for their behavior”</i> is true. People often fail at work by exhibiting patterns of behavior that are toxic to the organization. The following six varieties …

What Happened When I Went Off My Antidepressants

Many times, whether you really need it or not, taking medication can feel like giving in to a weakness.<p>According to the results of a recently published study, despite an increase in antidepressant prescriptions, treatment is rarely made available to those who need it the most. It goes on to reveal …

Powerful words of rape victim, 12, after attacker walked free 'because she was active participant'

A 12-year-old girl whose rapist walked free from court has spoken of being "devastated" in a powerful letter.<p>The victim was plied with vodka and …

Your internal chatter has a huge impact on the way you feel about yourself. Listen in, says Gary John Bishop<p>You stumble through the door into your morning coffee ritual. As you make your way through a maze of chairs, tables and outstretched legs you finally arrive at your space at the end of the …

Self-improvement

The Ridiculously Simple, Scientific Way To Test For Narcissism

People with narcissistic qualities usually know it, researchers have discovered.<p>Let’s get one thing straight: Some aspects of narcissism can be healthy. In fact, people we wouldn’t otherwise think to call narcissists share tendencies with people who basically scream it. That can make ID’ing a …

This unique theory suggests that consciousness is a byproduct of entropy

It’s the second law of thermodynamics, one of the essential rules of the physical universe, everything is infused with a particle of chaos, and that …

Consciousness

25 Organizing and Decluttering Tips to Simplify Your Life

25 Organizing and Decluttering Tips to Simplify Your Life<p>Updated on April 18, 2016<p>Have you ever sat looking at the mound of papers on your desk …

Fatigue Is All in Your Head

Samuele Marcora, the 47-year-old director of research at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at England’s University of Kent, doesn’t consider himself an endurance athlete. But he’s fast becoming one of the most talked-about researchers in the field. Marcora, who is originally from Italy, …

Simplify These Things and You'll Enjoy Life a Lot More

<b>“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~Lao-Tze</b><p>So said Lao-Tze, perhaps one …

Minimalism

What Dogs, Lies And Sex Teach Us About Our True Selves

New research suggests that even college students who overwhelmingly report that they accept interracial relationships show greater activity in the insula — a brain region associated with disgust — when presented with images of black-white interracial couples than when presented with images of …

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Why every baby around the world’s first word starts with the letter M

Why is it that babies the world over, each exposed to thousands of disparate languages from birth, reward their mothers with roughly the same first word starting with the letter “m”?<p>New research published this week in the Journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences speaks to the …

3tags.org

You Will Probably Refuse, But I Wonder If You Would Read This Post

One way to get someone to do something: Make them think it was their idea. If you want to get even more specific about it, a refreshingly helpful …

Physicists Say Consciousness Might Be a State of Matter

It’s not enough to have a brain. Consciousness—a hallmark of humans, mammals, birds, and even octopuses—is that mysterious force that makes all those …

Sociopathic Traits in Children

According to the website Sociopathic.net, approximately three in every 100 grown men in the general population are sociopathic. Women are not as …

Psychology

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This Yogi’s Incredible Body Poses Are Inspiring People With Serious Mental Illnesses

Suffering from PTSD, anxiety, and major depression, a rape survivor Heidi Williams finally found peace in yoga. Having almost lost her 6-month-old, …

Yoga

The Prettiest Natural Hairstyles

10 stunning styles to update your look.<p>From bold braids-outs to closely-cropped afros, the natural hairstyles of-the-moment have one thing in common: "They're fresh takes on classic looks," says hairstylist Andre Walker, who works with stars like Oprah Winfrey. Here, the modern manes that make …

Hair

Cocaine Vaccine Approved For Testing In Humans

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —</b> There are an estimated 2 million cocaine users in the United States and a new medical study could provide help and hope for …

What to make for dinner when you really don’t feel like cooking

When summer humidity has you sweating as much as you normally do mid-HIIT class, the last thing you’re thinking about is turning on your stove or …

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

We tend to think of learning a new skill or “going back to school” as something you’d do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your …

Learning