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Why (and How) You Should Master Awareness

<b>Awareness is a quality of being awake and present to the moment.</b><p>Once we can identify and understand what this quality is, we have the key to …

11 Habits You Need to Give Up to Be Happy

Are your habits and routines sucking up your happiness?<p>Oftentimes we unknowingly hold on to little, obsessive habits that cause us a great deal of …

Self-help

7 Effective Ways Happy People Think

<i>“Happiness is when what you think, what you say,<br>and what you do are in harmony.”<br>―Mahatma Gandhi</i><p>Believe it or not, I’ve read 27 personal development …

Happiness

Facebook Makes Us Sadder And Less Satisfied, Study Finds

Facebook's mission "to make the world more open and connected" is a familiar refrain among company leaders. But the latest research shows connecting 1.1 billion users around the world may come at a psychological cost.<p>A new University of Michigan study on college-aged adults finds that the more they …

5 Major Mental Illnesses Traced to Same Genetic Variations

Five major mental illnesses — depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia and autism — are traceable to the same inherited genetic variations, …

Mice Study Suggests Lead Exposure Linked to Schizophrenia

New research proposes early lead exposure can alter a human gene that leads to brain changes associated with schizophrenia.<p>Investigators discovered …

How lack of sleep can harm mental health

Sleepless nights could affect your mental health (PIC posed by model)<p>Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may be linked to a lack of sleep, according …

Mental Health

WATCH: Why I Thank the Voices in My Head

A few months ago, a colleague of mine brandished an article in front of me with a rather bemused expression. "Read this!" he said, "I'd never have believed it." It was a piece about a man who hears voices. Intrigued, I began to read:<p>"The voice is identified as Ruah... the Old Testament word for …

21 Comics That Capture The Frustrations Of Depression

For those who have suffered, are suffering, or simply want to learn more.<p>[Editor's note: This is by no means a definitive list. The comics featured here can not and do not represent everyone's experiences. But there are some things they do capture. Part of the difficulty of depression is that it is …

Post by Former NIMH Director Thomas Insel: Antipsychotics: Taking the Long View

By Thomas Insel on August 28, 2013<p>One of the first lessons I received as a psychiatrist-in-training 35 years ago was the value of antipsychotic …

5 steps to maximize iPads for students with autism

<b>1. Know why you chose the iPad.</b><p>One of the reasons Gerke chose the iPad was because of the SETT Framework,which urges educators to choose technology …

The 20 Most Expensive Hotels In Paris

And while there are some bargains to be had, many tourists come to pamper themselves and indulge in <i>la belle vie</i>—and there's no better way to do that than by staying in a luxury hotel.<p>Our friends at Hotels.com put together an exclusive list of the 20 most expensive hotels in Paris, based on …

France

Idyllic island life off the coast of Italy

Often overlooked in favour of glitzier neighbours Capri and Positano, tiny Procida is the kind of tradition-bound Mediterranean escape that is increasingly hard to find.

Italy

Explore Italy’s art masterpieces

Italy hosts such a rich variety of historical art pieces it is almost overwhelming to the novice art-appreciator.<p>You can see many of Italian art’s greatest hits in a single day if you want to shuffle along behind everyone else at the Vatican, but this is a recipe for Stendhal syndrome: an arguably …