Christine Radsma

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These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

The Real Truth About ADHD and The Lies That Come With It

Ugh, i<i>s what he is saying right now fact or fiction? She has used that excuse before, I'm not buying it today! Yeah right , I'll believe that one</i> …

psychmind

How Dealing With Depression Can Be the Key to Your Success

While mental illness carries a stigma, people who have come forward and talked about dealing with bipolar and depression have used it to fuel their businesses.<p>We are in the midst of a mental health crisis in our country, and unfortunately, there is still a stigma about mental illness.<p>While we can …

Mental Health

Belly Fat and Menopause: How to Win the Battle of the Bulge

Last year, in my early 50s and perimenopausal, I lost 20 pounds. I did this the old-fashioned way — by eating less and exercising more — and I …

Fitness

The One Reason Why You're Not Losing Weight is Simpler Than You'd Think

Just because you’re working your butt off in the gym, sweating profusely, gasping for oxygen, experiencing all the post-workout soreness and seeing your weight dramatically decrease, doesn’t mean you’re burning fat. Yes, the truth really hurts, even more than your muscles do after a week at the gym.<p>…

Fitness

Use this Chrome extension to know if you're reading fake or biased news

Have you ever clicked a link on Facebook, been taken to a site you've never heard of and wondered whether what you were reading was real, fake news or satire? Of course, you have. It's 2018 and the lines between all three are blurred more by the day. Even to a trained eye, some sites require a …

Americans are depressed and suicidal because something is wrong with our culture

Don't pathologize the despair that is a rational response to a culture that values people based on ever escalating financial and personal achievements.<p><i>Correction & clarification: A prior version of this column misspelled Halle Berry's name.</i><p>In September of 2004, I received the call that every person …

Mental Health

Probiotics might make us immune to stress

Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder may have found a type of "good" bacterium that could protect the brain against the harmful effects of …

Here's What MDMA Did for My Anxiety That Meds Couldn't

"I don’t have an opinion on what anyone else should do, but numbing the fear was not the answer for me."<p>I was 17 when I was first prescribed Prozac for anxiety. I had an eating disorder at the time, and a psychiatrist thought it might reduce my self-starvation and self-induced vomiting. It didn’t …

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Kids and Tech: Why It’s OK to Stop Worrying About Your Children’s Screentime

My 10-year-old asked for an iPhone for his 11th birthday. Many of his friends have them. He will be starting middle school in the fall and will no …

Parenting

Japan’s biggest bestseller is a philosophy book on “The Courage to be Disliked”

When I visited Japan last November, I asked a few people whether everyone was as obsessed with Marie Kondo, the Japanese guru who inspires millions with her treatise on the magic of tidying up, as Americans were. Sure, they said. They knew about Kondo. But the real phenomenon, they told me, was a …

Psychology

Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study reveals that individuals with higher levels of belly fat and larger waistlines are more likely to have lower vitamin D levels.<p>Currently, …

Holistic Medicine

This is America: theories behind Childish Gambino's satirical masterpiece

Following his calls to “stay woke!” on his biggest hit to date, Redbone, the musician, actor, writer, director and comedian Childish Gambino – AKA Donald Glover, has doubled his efforts on his new track This Is America. Its video amassed 10m views in only 24 hours and has been celebrated by Erykah …

Janelle Monáe

Honest career advice for college students who think they need a master plan for life

An earnest student in Boise recently asked me when you finally work it all out. Never, I replied, though you will get better at faking it.<p>Over the past year, I have spoken to dozens of college students from the heartland to the coasts about their career aspirations. Struck by the urgency with which …

Brookings Institution

How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 2 Rare Signs

Do you have a favorite boss story? Most likely, you found her or him displaying these 2 skills.<p>Everyone has a great boss story. Mine takes me back to 2005. I reported to an executive in a midsize hospital in Los Angeles. To this day, Bruce is my favorite boss because of his servant-leadership …

Leadership

How microbes living in the gut affect the brain and behaviour

Researchers at the University of Oxford have proposed an evolutionary framework to understand why microbes living in the gut affect the brain and …

The Latest Research on Disciplining Children Will Make You a Better Parent—and a Better Spouse

Imagine, for a moment, that you are lying inside an MRI scanner. A giant plastic cylinder surrounds your head and shoulders, and the unit’s interior …

9 Mirena Side Effects You Should Know About

One in five women have no period at all—scary or best side effect ever?<p>You know those boots you never knew you needed until you tried them on, and now you can't live without them? Well, the Mirena IUD is the birth control version of black ankle booties—versatile, durable, and with the added bonus …

Pregnancy

These 7 Essential Oils for Varicose Veins Are Practically Magic

Did you know that almost 25% of adults deal with varicose veins, the raised, swollen, and often purplish-blue twisted veins that most frequently …

About the boys: Tim Winton on how toxic masculinity is shackling men to misogyny

There’s a constant pressure to pull on the uniform of misogyny and join the Shithead Army<p>A man in manacles doesn’t fully understand the threat he poses to others<p>I don’t have any grand theory about masculinity. But I know a bit about boys. Partly because I’m at the beach and in the water a lot.<p>As a …

Feminism

Polyamorous, Aromantic, Demisexual—And 19 Other Sexuality Terms You Really Need To Know

How many of these labels apply to you?<p>Sexuality isn’t black and white, and the labels <i>gay</i> and <i>straight</i> don’t do the full spectrum of sexual orientation justice. That’s why new terms are popping up all the time.<p>“The identification and acceptance of words that fit a person's experience can help them …

LGBTQI

A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?

Lisa Mosconi, an Italian-born neuroscientist and nutritionist, had no idea how important the taste of water was to her until she moved to New York City and took a long sip from the tap.<p>"This is supposed to be the best water in America," she said, "but it tasted awful. It was disgusting."<p>She set off …

27 'healthy' habits that are actually making you gain weight

There was a period of time when people thought smoking tobacco was healthy. Experts also downplayed just how detrimental sugar is to your health, and let's not forget about the low-fat craze of the '80s and early '90s. All of this is to say: Certain once-believed "healthy" habits turned out to be …

8 things people have said that actually helped my depression

opinion<p>Writer and mother, passionately outspoken about living with mental illness.<p><b>If you suffer from depression, you’ll know how frustrating people’s</b> …

Historical Evidence That Jesus Rose From the Dead

The historical evidence for the resurrection of Christ is very good. Scholars such as William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, Gary Habermas, and others …

Theology

Why Did Sterile Salt Water Become The IV Fluid Of Choice?

During a recent walk around the emergency room where I work, I noted the number of patients with bags of intravenous fluids hanging above them. Almost everyone had one.<p>Our ER in Boston isn't unique. IV fluids are among the most common medical interventions worldwide. Several kinds are available, …

Medicine

Emotionally Intelligent People Use These Key Strategies to Beat Stress and Burnout Every Time

Strong EI allows you to figure out how to get help quickly before stress runs you ragged.<p>No matter what you might have heard, you can feel overwhelmed no matter how much is in your bank account or what title you have. It's just that the responsibilities that bear down on your shoulders are …

Emotional Intelligence

This Surprising Mineral Can Counteract The Effects Of Sugar

If there’s a good versus evil in the nutrition world, it’s salt versus sugar. The two white crystals look similar on the outside but are totally …

Wellness

Christian Colleges Are Tangled In Their Own LGBT Policies

Conservative Christian colleges, once relatively insulated from the culture war, are increasingly entangled in the same battles over LGBT rights and related social issues that have divided other institutions in America.<p>Students and faculty at many religious institutions are asked to accept a "faith …