Clare Parsons

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Women live in a profoundly different, more dangerous world

One of the most powerful truths in my Christian faith is that I and all other people are equal in the eyes of God. Many believers of all religions – …

A Psychologist Shares The Secret To Dealing With Difficult People

We've all been there. These situations don't happen a lot (thank god) but we all feel helpless when they do. And because they're rare we don't ever seem to get better at handling them.<p>Problem is, these moments are often critical because they're usually with people we care about.<p>What's the best way …

Style DIY: The Kimono

14K<p>SHARES<p>Kimono-style tunic tops are a light and easy way to layer in the summer months. They can be paired with tanks, swimsuits, and dresses. You …

Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free

A guided tour of this pernicious prison of the psyche, honest and assuring in its honesty.<p>Kierkegaard called anxiety “the dizziness of freedom” and believed that it serves to power rather than hinder creativity. For Darwin, it was a paralyzing lifelong struggle — he accomplished his breakthroughs …

Mental Disorders

20+ Of The Funniest Notes From Moms And Dads

Parenting is hard, and it's even scarier when you have to leave your kids alone. Luckily, you can always leave a note!<p>Keep on scrolling to take a …

Parenting

This Kid Collected All The Evidence Showing Vaccines Cause Autism

This science whiz has had enough.<p>He said that while most of the feedback he's gotten to his video has been positive, there have been some haters, too.<p>"Some people tell me I should have been aborted, others tell me I'm an annoying autistic child, and others that I'm the living proof that vaccines …

Pet Fox Becomes Best Friends With A Dog

Remember Juniper, the famous pet fox, who confused a bed with snow? Turns out, she became best friends with a dog named Moose who was also rescued at …

This Man Rescued These Foxes And Now They Won’t Leave His Side

Fantastic Mr. Fox may have been a work of fiction, but as you can see from these pictures, this man from County Kilkenny, Ireland is most definitely …

Republic of Ireland

Beyond Zero and One: Machines, Psychedelics, and Consciousness by Andrew Smart review – inside the minds of computers

How can we stop superintelligent computers from taking over the world? Feed them a digital dose of LSD, suggests this mind-bending book<p>Do androids dream of electric Kool-Aid acid tests? If there’s to be any hope for us, they will. That is the message of Andrew Smart’s splendidly mind-bending book, …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Framing

Inflamed

The debate over the latest cure-all craze.<p>Several years ago, I fell at the gym and ripped two tendons in my wrist. The pain was excruciating, and within minutes my hand had swollen grotesquely and become hot to the touch. I was reminded of a patient I’d seen early in medical school, whose bacterial …

The Serial Swatter

Early one weekend morning in January 2014, Janet was sleeping fitfully in her parents’ home in Toronto. A junior studying elementary education at a nearby college, she had gone home for the weekend in a state of nervous collapse. For months, someone going by the name ‘‘Obnoxious’’ had been …

3 scientific ways to prevent awkward conversations

You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you <i>totally blank</i>. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an alien and your confidence sinks.<p>Has that ever happened to you?<p>It’s common to feel nervous during …

Self-help

Why shades of Asperger’s Syndrome are the secret to building a great tech company

The individuals who have founded some of the most success tech companies are decidedly weird. Examine the founder of a truly innovative company and you’ll find a rebel without the usual regard for social customs.<p>This begs the question, why? Why aren’t more “normal” people with refined social graces …

7 Essays To Read: Finding Feminism, Loss, And Having Brain Surgery While Awake

This week, Susan Grey Blue writes about parting from her right-ring Christian fundamentalist lifestyle after discovering feminism. Read that and other essays from Racked, The New Yorker, The Toast, and others.<p>Meredith Talusan recounts a brief history of memoirs by trans women and explains how the …

From Passion To Profit: How To Make Money Doing What You Love

These people used technology to turn their passions into careers. Here’s what they learned along the way.<p>When Derek Fagerstrom was growing up, creative young people wanted to do anything but go into business: They wanted to start a band, write a screenplay, or paint murals. But the world has …

Costa Rica

Anita Sarkeesian on women's bodies as prizes in video games

Kate from Feminist Frequency (previously) writes, "Feminist Frequency has just released a supplemental mini-episode in their Tropes vs Women in Video …

Feminism

Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future

Mason is one of those fortunate writers who can talk about complex economic subjects and still be engaging, and Postcapitalism is a grabber from page …

Black Lives Matter

5 Types of Hand Embroidery Stitches to Add to Your Repertoire

There are hundreds of types of hand embroidery stitches out there and I have no doubt it would take many years to master them all.<p>Lucky for you, …

How to Handle Being Bullied as an Adult

You’d think that bullies would disappear after high school, but some people never grow out of being a great big jerk. They may not steal your lunch …

Watch: A Fascinating, Animated Explanation Of Why Some People Are Left-Handed

<b>There are not</b> many left-handed people, as only about one-tenth of the world’s population today are left-handed.<p><b>This animated short</b> by TED-Ed explores …

This Simple Technique Can Instantly Reverse Negative Thoughts

Therapists use this powerful strategy to challenge self-destructive beliefs.<p>Depression is often described as feeling like you're stuck in a fog of negative thoughts and beliefs -- but new research suggests that a simple technique borrowed from cognitive behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, can …

Make This and You’ll Never Lose Your Keys or ID Again

If I had a dollar for every time I forgot my ID, keys or bus pass, I would probably have enough to money to go on a fancy tropical vacation. Eh, maybe just enough for a couple rounds of fancy tropical drinks. Real talk — keeping track of your keys and ID is pretty hard. They are so small and thin …

We've called autism a disease for decades. We were wrong.

Most people think of autism as a disease, a major impediment of which an increasing number of children are "victims." But over the past two decades, a growing number of adults on the autism spectrum, myself included, have rejected this frame and called for non-autistic "neurotypicals" to respect …

Autism

LA artists who earn their livings through the Internet

A beautifully shot photo-essay in today's <i>New York Times</i> chronicles the careers of six Los Angeles artists whose livings would not exist, save for the …

Los Angeles

10 Reasons Why I Will Continue to Give My Children Handheld Devices

Earlier this month, The Huffington Post ran this article titled "10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12."<p>As an educator who advocates for the intentional and appropriate use of technology, I could go on about this forever. But instead I'm writing here as a …

Anxious brains are inherited, study finds

The brain function that underlies anxiety and depression is inherited, a new study finds — but there is still plenty of space for experience and environment to reduce the risk of a full-blown mental disorder.<p>The research focused on rhesus monkeys. Like humans, some young rhesus monkeys have what's …

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Resource Center - Health Rising

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) …<p>Low dose naltrexone is cheap, readily available and safe…but does it work in FM and ME/CFS?<p>Could a low cost, easily …

Pain

Getting Real With A Jerk and How My GFE Saved Me

Getting Real With A Jerk and How My GFE Saved Me Sometimes you have to be blunt with your friends to get the message across.I refer to GFE here which …

10 Former Internet Trolls Explain Why They Quit Being Jerks

For some people, the internet is like the wild west: a lawless play-pen where they can get away with being an asshole to anyone they’d like. You …

Internet