Ozzie Valdez

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Gardens: purify your home | James Wong

Take a tip from Nasa and bring home some air-purifying plants<p>In the late 1980s, in an effort to crack how to build the space stations of the future, Nasa conducted in-depth research into how living plants might function as super-efficient biological air filters to mop up the toxins that accumulate …

Long Haul

Dear Photographer, You Only Live Once

Dear friend,<p>You might have heard the term “YOLO”, which stands for “you only live once”. However, I think most people misconstrue the word. They …

Street Photography

I’m a psychiatrist and I live with depression

I am a psychiatrist, and I’ve had depression on and off for most of my adult life. I’m now retired from practice. I’ve written about depression in a …

Mental Health

What No One Tells You About Depression (But I Will)

Back in 2009, I had my first stay in a psychiatric ward; I was there for a week. At that point in my battle with major depression, my hourly thoughts revolved around various ways to end my life. Since then, my biggest fear has been to ultimately lose.<p>It's 3 a.m. and I'm alone with nothing more than …

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Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …

Build A Compact, Mini-ITX 1440p Gaming PC For $800

It’s the weekend, which means School of Tech is back in session! Today I’m tackling a question that’s been asked frequently. It seems you all enjoyed my budget-conscious $400 Gaming PC build, but you want to know what can be accomplished with a mini-ITX form factor for roughly double the cash. Ask …

Computer Hardware

10 Reasons Sarcastic People Are Smarter Than You Think

Some people choose being sarcastic because beating someone up can probably get you arrested in today’s society. Some say being sarcastic is an …

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