Whitney Carlson

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The Google Earth Of Radio Lets You Listen To Any Station In The World

Browse the world’s radio stations, just by spinning a globe.<p>Ever since the first commercial station–Pittsburgh’s KDKA–began broadcasting on November 2, 1920, radio has functioned as a powerful cross-pollinating medium, capable of bringing new culture and ideas across even the most impenetrable …

Google Earth

What The GOP Win May Mean For Your Health

The election is over. Trump won the Electoral College—but not the popular vote. The GOP also won control of both houses of Congress and will control the Supreme Court by filling the current vacancy.<p>Here’s what they intend to do with their new regime that will impact your health more than the stress …

Health Care

Benzos: A Dance With the Devil

“It feels like I’m plugged into an electric socket, and every move I make shoots voltage throughout my body. I’m nauseous, and my stomach feels like …

10 Beautiful National Parks In China

In China, a national park must possess historical or scenic importance. So you can expect spectacular scenery and landscapes, cultural sites, and …

Top 10 Easy DIY Projects to Upgrade Your Bathroom

The bathroom: It might not be your favorite room in your home, but it sure is an important one. Use your DIY skills to boost the organization and …

The Risky Concept Of Mental Illness Assisted Suicide

Who but those who have experienced it can appreciate the soul crushing anguish of mental illness? Afflictions of the mind can be paralyzing and …

Essentials of Dog Behavior: The Language of Dogs

When choosing the Digital Download format, you will be able to watch right away and you'll also receive an email containing a unique link to the …

How anxiety scrambles your brain and makes it hard to learn

Levels of stress and anxiety are on the rise among students. Juliet Rix has tips to control the panic and thrive academically<p>Olivia admits she’s always been a worrier – but when she started university, her anxiety steadily began to build. One day she was simply too frightened to leave the house. …

Mental Health

Pictures To Help You Visualize What Depression Is Really Like

1. Depression can make you feel left out, of your family or school. Feeling like you’re alone even when in a crowded room can be depressing.<p>2.Your …

Clinical Depression: The Silent, Soul-Crushing Killer That Claims Lives Daily

David Letterman has described clinical depression as a sinkhole. "It's like getting on an elevator and the bottom drops out," says Letterman. "You can't stand looking at the sunlight. You can't wait to get in bed at night. You're shaking. You're shivering."<p>Comedian Rob Delaney, who has had two …

‘The whole experience of mental illness is to destroy your self-worth’

That was the message from former AFL great Wayne Schwass, who opened up about his long battle with mental illness on the latest episode of Q&A.<p>The …

39 Pictures For Anyone Who Is Just Sad

Remember: You have puppies on your side.

Back to black: why melancholia must be understood as distinct from depression

First described by Hippocrates, “melancholia” or melancholic depression was considered a specific condition that commonly struck people out of the …

What Is It Like to Date When You Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

For those dealing with BPD, the trust and patience required by relationships can be a complicated issue.<p>Most people first encounter borderline personality disorder (BPD) on screen: It's the condition behind Glenn Close's character in <i>Fatal Attraction</i>. It's what Winona Ryder's character was diagnosed …

Mental Health

It's Time to Stop Shaming Those Who Struggle With Mental Illness -- Their Pain Hurts Them a Lot More Than It Hurts You

I was sitting behind a red light at an intersection not typically known for heavy traffic in my hipster neighborhood of Chicago. The light turned red, then green and no one moved. It turned red again, then green again, and no one moved. I assumed there was an accident ahead as the light continued …

“Here’s To The Crazy Ones”: Stigma Against Mental Illness in Tech

<i>Content notice: discussion of mental illness, suicide, obsessive compulsive disorder, anorexia and exercise addiction, trauma, severe online</i> …

New Research Identifies Behavior Patterns That Precede Suicide Attempts

A multi-national study has identified the behavior patterns that precede many suicide attempts.<p>According to researchers, this could help lead to …

When Anxiety Attempts To Sabotage Your Relationship

Anxiety is a silent killer. It eats away at you from the inside out. It plays tricks on your mind. It takes a toil on you mentally, emotionally, and …

The Reality of Depression: It Exists

For most of us, we’ve had a few rainy days that felt endless. But for the remainder of society, rainy days happen all the time. A lot of people tend …

12 Striking Photos Depicting Depression and Anxiety

We live in a time where there is simply too much to pay attention to. Our nervous systems are overloaded leading many people to disconnect and now …

Here are the most expensive places to live in America

Unsurprisingly, some of America's biggest cities are also its most expensive.<p>The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released relative cost-of-living estimates using 2013 data for the nation's 381 metropolitan areas and the nonmetropolitan parts of states. The Bureau calculated "regional price …

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 …

11 must-see San Francisco destinations that most people don't know about

In case you've been considering a sojourn to California, we've picked out some hidden gems of San Francisco.<p>Even if you don't make trip to the West Coast, you can live vicariously by scoping each destination on Maps.

Google Maps

You Have No Idea What the Term 'Depressed' Really Means Until It Devours You

"Depression" was a just a word to me before, like "sandals" or "matinée". Now, I get a pang in my chest whenever I hear it and the memories of desperate, dark sadness flicker behind my eyes.<p>Remember when you were younger and you used to say you were "depressed" all the time? Same episode of <i>Boy</i> …

Mental Health

China has a growing “lost generation” of migrant children

Four-year-old Zou Ziyi sat quietly in a shabby classroom while the Walt Disney movie <i>Frozen</i> played on a television set. When the movie ended and the familiar theme song “Let It Go” began, Ziyi looked around at the other kids and seemed to want to say something.<p>But he didn’t. He speaks very little, …

China

Airport perks you never knew existed

From golf courses to wave pools and a game of croquet, these airports are truly destinations in themselves. These are six of the world’s best airport …

Living with anxiety is difficult enough without being told to cheer up

IT’S THE middle of summer. There are no exams to worry about and my job isn’t stressful. But I am hyper-aware of my heartbeat: I can hear and feel it …

Mental Health

Meet the Mumbai neurosurgeons who use surgery to cure mental illness

While a majority of neurosurgeons and psychiatrists seek more research before surgery is considered to treat psychiatric disorders, a few doctors are …

Mental Disorders