Marie Mergenthal

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Mental Illness: The New Cancer

My brother was a music student, outdoor leader, and president of his school's student union. Creative and ambitious, he dreamed of continuing our father's legacy by becoming a professional musician. Now he lives in a homeless shelter, and struggles to separate what's real from what isn't.<p>My …

Dating website murderer admits killing single mother in a 'drunken rage' after they met online

A man has admitted murdering a single mother he met on a dating website in a "drunken rage".<p>Miles Donnelly, 35, strangled 44-year-old Usha Patel at the home she shared with her five-year-old son in Cricklewood, north-west London.<p>The couple had arranged to have sex together on the evening of October …

Kim Kardashian Didn't Just Ruin Taylor Swift, She Ruined Taylor Swift's Squad

If Taylor's image has been shattered, so has the image of her squad.<p>"Women shouldn't take down other women" is one of the most tired tenets of pop feminism, slung around by celebrities on social media whenever one of their squad members faces a slight, either outright or the kind you only get if …

How to Grow Organic Cannabis at Home

There are currently 15 states with medical cannabis home grow provisions and three states (D.C. included) where adults are allowed by state law to …

Cannabis

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave a lecture in which he described his theory about the shapes of stories. In the process, he plotted several examples …

The Golden Age of Teaching Yourself Anything

Who can resist the romanticism of self-taught achievers? They didn't need school. They didn't need "the system." They needed only their passion and …

7 Ways You Can Help Someone With Anxiety

Saying "don't worry" is not one of them.<p>To see someone you care about dealing with anxiety is hard to watch, and loved ones can often feel helpless. But there are things you can do to help — telling them to "stop worrying" definitely <i>not</i> being one of them.<p><i>Cosmopolitan UK</i> spoke to psychologists from …

How stress affects your heart, skin, memory and fat deposits

As a nation, we’re all feeling a little anxious right now. In the uncertain days following the Brexit vote, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, warned that “economic post-traumatic stress” might sweep Britain.<p>Sweaty palms, racing heart and queasy feelings in times of crisis are a …

The perfect breakfast for people with depression

Antidepressants and therapy, while both effective, are not the only means available to combat depression. Exercise has been described as a “wonder drug” for reducing symptoms, walking in nature reduces negative thoughts, and meditation can have a powerful positive effect.<p>But there’s another, often …

Nutrition

Millions of Women Are Injured During Childbirth. Why Aren't Doctors Diagnosing Them?

When Jennifer had her second child in 2005, she knew within days that something worrisome had happened to her body. For the first time in her life, she couldn’t make it to the toilet. She peed without warning. She took her 2-week-old to the grocery store down the block and had to waddle home with …

9 Minor Tweaks That Make Your Kitchen Feel Remodeled

When you can't afford a total gut job, focus on these specific changes instead.<p>Want a new kitchen but don't want to spend the money or time necessary on a major renovation? Forget the idea of the "right" kitchen and improve your space with some "right now" partial remodeling ideas. In her new …

Your Brain Might Have a Stop Button for Drinking

When you're out at a bar with your girlfriends, it can become tempting to order more drinks than you originally planned. According to a paper published in <i>Biological Psychiatry</i>, you've got your D1 neurons to thank for that. These cells act like "go" buttons for drinking in your brain, while …

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It's time for white people to reckon with racism | Eve Ensler

Feigning ignorance or a lack of complicity is no longer acceptable – we must all work together to counter endemic prejudice in America<p>It is time for a collective reckoning, a moral accounting, a radical self-appraisal and calling out, fellow white Americans. Our explicit and implicit participation …

The people taking care of American children live in poverty

The people paid to watch America's children tend to live in poverty. Nearly half receive some kind of government assistance: food stamps, welfare checks, Medicaid. Their median hourly wage is $9.77 — about $3 below the average janitor's.<p>In a new report, researchers at UC Berkeley say that child …

Child Care

21 of the most absurdly inconsiderate airline passengers to ever fly the friendly skies

But the "Passenger Shaming" social media accounts are fighting back. These accounts are run by the mysterious former flight attendant Shawn Kathleen, and were created to showcase the horrors flight attendants have to put up with every day in the air, like soiled diapers and shirtless sprawling …

Sea turtle recuperating after being trampled, beaten by selfie-taking tourists

The summer of bad tourist behavior continues.<p>National Geographic reports that an endangered loggerhead sea turtle in Lebanon is recovering after taking a battering at the hands of selfie-seeking tourists.<p>The disrespectful tourists allegedly "stepped on it to take selfies, and then beat it with …

17 Things Everyone Should Know About Epilepsy

Don’t you dare put that spoon in my mouth.<p>Thumbnail image: Gerd Altmann / Creative Commons / Via pixabay.com

Hieronymus Bosch Died 500 Years Ago, But His Art Will Still Creep You Out

Imaginary animals dance across the panels of artist Hieronymus Bosch's paintings: There are snails with human legs, fish with human arms and at least one spider-legged peacock. Since his death in 1516, Bosch has been called "the devil's painter," and he has been hailed as a psychedelic seer born …

The Lost Chinese City Police Feared to Enter

Kowloon Walled City, a 6.9 acre cesspool of crime, trafficking, and unlicensed doctors, was once the most densely populated place on earth--and its …

Quiet revolution: Is it better to be an introvert?

In the opening page of her new book, Quiet Power, author Susan Cain is introduced as someone who ‘prefers listening to talking, reading to socialising, and cosy chats to group settings.’ Yet Susan’s first book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won’t Stop Talking, became a New York …

Women Who Wear More Makeup Could Earn More at Work (What?!)

It's not fair, but we've long known that people who are perceived as more attractive make more money. New research shows, however, that when it comes to women, managers aren't making money decisions based on natural beauty. Rather, it's our grooming habits—things like the amount of makeup we apply …

How to Sculpt a Sexy Yoga Core in 7 Minutes

No handstands required.<p>You don't need to master a handstand to sculpt sexy yoga abs. Just try this yoga-inspired, core-strengthening workout designed by Cornelius Jones Jr., the Los Angeles-based creator of Cornelius YogaBurn, which is part of Jessica Alba's regular fitness routine.<p><i>Alex</i> …

Workouts

Vin Diesel, Chanel spark cultural backlash in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — "Fast and Furious." U.S. cruise ships. A star-studded private celebration of Chanel.<p>The triple tsunami of global capitalism that pounded socialist Cuba this month has spawned a fierce debate about the downside of detente with the United States. Artists, writers and intellectuals who …

PornHub Just Created a Sexercise Program to Get You 'Fit as F**k'

Almost nobody likes cardio, but pretty much everyone likes sex. So why not put them together?<p>That's the premise behind BangFit, the new and slightly …

This Crazy New Hair-Color Trend Is Unlike Anything You've Seen Before

Just when you think people have to be running out of fancy, sometimes bizarre ways to color their hair, someone comes up with something new. Janine Ker, a hairstylist at Salon Aguayo in Pasadena, is just such a someone, making a splash with the newest hair-color craze: stenciling. The best part? …

Your Field Guide to the Female Psychopath

Before I discuss the female psychopath, I will first address how to diagnose a psychopath—a subject of ongoing confusion. Once the distinction is …

The 12-Round Belly-Fat Knockout

Follow along to this bodyweight core workout led by the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Bring belly fat down for the count with this abs-centric bodyweight workout.<p>You’ll do 12 rounds of two-minute work bouts, with 30-second breaks between rounds. The rounds will vary between three different timing …

15 of the Most Popular Makeup Hacks on Pinterest

Learn how to make your cheekbones pop, how to conceal under-eye circles, and more.<p>Learn how to make your cheekbones pop, how to conceal under-eye circles, and more.

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Photographer's awe-inspiring vaginal breech birth photos capture the rare process step by step

Breech births (the instance where a baby is born either feet or bottom first) are a relatively rare occurrence, as around three per cent of babies …

Smiley Bebe AKA The Smiling Chihuahua