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Meds Don't Make Women Crazy—Trauma Does

There's a good reason women use more meds than men—trauma. A survivor of childhood rape makes the case for medication.<p>I remember parts of that night …

8 Habits Of People Who Never Get Jealous

Wearing green may be a fashion staple for spring, but <i>seeing</i> green isn't quite the statement we want to make. When it comes to our emotions, jealousy is far less becoming -- no matter what season it is.<p>While a little envy is probably harmless (who <i>doesn't</i> want the quick wit of Mindy Kaling or the …

Happiness

The science behind the perfect cookie

It doesn't have to be trial and error. Learn how to manipulate ingredients to make the perfect cookie time and time again<p>Whether you like them soft and chewy, thin and crisp, oozing with melted chocolate, or thick and cakey, the perfect cookie remains an elusive beast that many have yet to …

Is Gwyneth Paltrow a sage or witch-doctor?

It's January, a time of year when at least one person in your life will corner you and insist on talking about their amazing new juice cleanse, or supplement strategy, or 10-step, gold-flecked skin-care routine, or some other trendy path-to-a-superior-me plan, prescribed by a qualified medical …

Skin Care

51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature

"At the still point, there the dance is." —T. S. Eliot<p>2. "In our village, folks say God crumbles up the old moon into stars."<p>—Alexander Solzhenitsyn, <i>One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich</i><p>Suggested by Jasmin B., via Facebook<p>3. "She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning …

Eggless Lemon Tea Cake

Eggless Lemon Tea Cake made with Twinings lemon flavored tea and baked in the teabag box itself!<p>This Eggless Lemon Tea cake is soft, moist and full …

Hydrogen Peroxide Magic 2.0

A few years ago I started compiling a list of ways to use one of my favorite cleaning ingredients, and eventually published that list as a blog post. …

Healing & Spirituality | Thinking yourself out of a depression

Home > Healing & Spirituality<p>Thinking yourself out of a depression<p>by PADRAIG O'MORAIN, Irish Times, March 10, 2009<p><b>Dublin, Ireland</b> -- THAT'S MEN: …

Meditation

How to Interfere with Therapy When Your Loved One Has Anxiety or Depression

by Monica A. Frank, Ph.D.<p>Most of the time parents and spouses of individuals with depressive or anxiety disorders truly want to assist in the …

Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin Explains Why Multitasking Is a Harmful Addiction - PAPER

A scientist/musician/author/record producer is how Daniel Levitin thinks of himself. But more formally, he is also the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, where he runs the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Perception and Expertise. …

Best Ever Doughnuts

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Adrienne Kane of Nosheteria gives us the best doughnuts, ever.</i><p>Growing up, my grandma had a pot that was simply known as "the doughnut pot.” Grandma used this pot to cook …