Sociopathy

From Alan Bennett to Unforgotten: how Alex Jennings became the most chilling man on TV

<i>Warning: contains spoilers</i><p>“Next time, spare us the Hannibal Lecter schtick.” So said DI Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar) to killer GP Tim Finch (Alex Jennings) in Sunday night’s finale of the superior ITV whodunit Unforgotten.<p>It wasn’t just one of the most memorable lines of a mesmerising series but …

TV

The Power of Rest

People certainly seem to think so, but the relationship between sleep and illness is not so simple.<p>Body clock medicine makes a comeback.<p>What …

Mental Health

Costa is launching Chatter and Natter tables... let the world's ever-yakking sociopaths congregate there

I scour the world these days (via the comfort of my own laptop, of course – the days when I made an actual physical effort to pursue something passed long ago) looking for grace notes. This week the news that Costa Coffee is to become the first café chain to embrace the Chatter and Natter table …

Costa Coffee

Vancouver hip hop rapper 'Junk' has a message for you

He goes by the name Junk. He’s an up-and-coming Vancouver hip-hop artist. And he has a message for you.<p>That message – while strewn with profanities – …

Social Media

Author tells Megyn Kelly how her ‘sociopath’ husband cheated on her

Megyn Kelly<p>Club MK: Megyn Kelly TODAY audience receives SmartSweets gift cards<p>00:16<p>That’s A Wrap: Peek behind the scenes of Megyn Kelly TODAY!<p>03:02<p>Doctor describes the science behind a near-death experience<p>03:54<p>‘I’m at peace’: How a woman found faith through her near-death experience<p>06:29<p>‘I’m no …

Megyn Kelly

Three men face charges in ambush shooting of Camden police detectives : Courts & Law : WHYY

Three men who are still at large face attempted murder charges in connection with the ambush shooting of two undercover police detectives in Camden …

Crime

Meghan Markle's Brother Calls Her "Selfish" and "Cruel" as Their Sister Drags Her for "Sociopathy"

Kensington Palace must be SHOOK.<p>Please join us in a chorus of "<i>UGHHHHHHH</i>," because Meghan Markle's media-hungry family is once again trashing her in public. Why? Because their dad Thomas Markle gave yet another interview with the press during which he delivered a <i>lot</i> of complaints. And while …

Celebrity News

7 Major Differences Between A Psychopath And A Sociopath

Ever wondered about the difference between a psychopath and sociopath? Though the two may sound like they share the same qualities, they're actually …

Psychology

Sharp Objects’ most obvious suspect may not be the murderer, but she’s still dangerous

Amma is a would-be Machiavelli. But is she a sociopath?<p>One reason you can be sure HBO’s <i>Sharp Objects</i> is a true Southern Gothic is that when its debutante gloves finally unpeel, you don’t <i>just</i> get an effusion of secrets and darkness and a lot of deep-buried social dysfunction. In episode six, …

Sociopathy

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Goodell unfit for job

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hasn’t got anything right on any subject, with any player, on any team (“Roger Goodell gets one …

Roger Goodell

Riverdale Casts Mark Consuelos’ Son as Young Hiram Lodge

The parents of Riverdale are a complicated, difficult bunch, composed of everything from fathers of the year and tiger mommas to gangsters and …

TV

10 Books to Read Before Getting Divorced

Despite the knowledge that many marriages aren’t forever, most who say “I do” assume there partnerships will be forever—otherwise, why bother? But …

Books

Bravo's 'Dirty John' True Crime Series Wants to Cast a Spell on Viewers

Showrunner Alexandra Cunningham discussed how the series is relevant for the Me Too era in the final panel of the 2018 TCA summer press tour.<p>Most …

Me Too movement

The Saw Is Family: John Dugan aka Grandpa Sawyer needs our help

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. The horror community is a family. Like all families, there are ups and downs. Now one of our own, John Dugan, …

Horror

The Only Reasons To Date Someone In New York

Listen, I'm not saying this as a Carrie Bradshaw wannabe (although God knows I am <i>such</i> a Carrie), but, having grown up in this city and having spent …

Wall Street

Cameron Britton Talks Emmy Nomination for Netflix's 'Mindhunter'

The first-time Emmy nominee is up for the guest actor in a drama series prize for his role as a serial killer in the Netflix show.<p>"You kind of had to …

Mindhunter

Alex Jones Goes Live to Respond to Social Media Crackdown, Invokes The Alamo: ‘Remember InfoWars’

If you thought <b>Alex Jones</b> would have a thoughtful, reflective, coherent reaction to the increased stranglehold on his social media accounts, think …

Social Media

An Internal Emotion, Shame Has Consequences For Our External World

How we deal with embarrassment, guilt and shame is a strong indicator of who we are.<p>Shame is "a soul eating emotion," psychoanalyst Carl Jung warned …

Psychology

Discovery after twenty years in prison

• Home<br>• Discovery after twenty years in prison<p><i>Sean J. White was awarded Second Place in Poetry in the 2018 Prison Writing Contest.</i><p><i>Every year, hundreds of</i> …

Writing

Shameless vs. Shameful

There aren’t many fundamental human emotions, and shame is certainly one of them.Shame is usually caused by a collision between our behavior and <b>our</b> …

Positive Thinking

A Philosophy Blog

Reader Jonathan Eddison sent along this piece. I agree with some of what the author says, but disagree with this: "Trump’s cabinet members and …

Philosophy

Editorial: Tragedy in the age of lies

<b>F</b>ew online trends are as nauseating as the “false flag” conspiracy theories that mock genuine tragedies. It’s especially abhorrent that these virtual …

Guns

Margot Robbie: Preparing to play a killer femme fatale in Terminal took me to dark places

Margot Robbie said researching serial killers for her latest role took her to “dark places”.<p>The actress, 28, plays a femme fatale in noir-thriller …

Margot Robbie

Psychiatrist: Trump Mental Health Urgently Deteriorating

Dr. John Gartner, Founder of "Duty To Warn" and co-editor of "Rocket Man: Nuclear Madness and the Mind of Donald Trump," joins the 'David Pakman …

Mental Health

Grief Created by Sociopaths

The mind of a sociopath is clever and persistent, and derives pleasure from seeing others in pain. With no remorse for having inflicted pain, he or …

Gymnastics

The Stupidest Analysis of the Year award goes to …

The Stupidest Analysis of the Year award should probably go to Ron Reagan Jr., who said this week that Trump supporters would pick Putin over any …

Conservative View

How To Tell If You're Dating A Psychopath, With Jen Waite And Michael Stone

Photo by Evynne Morin<p>How do you deal with a psychopath? What if you realise you married one? This week on <i>The Upgrade</i> we’re joined by Jen Waite, …

Columbia University

NY Magazine‘s Jon Chait Says He’s Happy Trump Won: ‘Maybe That Makes Me a Sociopath…’

Progressive-leaning <i>New York Magazine</i> writer <b>Jonathan Chait</b> has written critically about President <b>Donald Trump</b> in the past — but now he’s admitting …

Donald Trump

Pros And Cons Of Abolishing ICE

Several recent high-profile controversies involving the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency have led to calls for abolishing it entirely, …

Humor

WRONGTHINK: Liberal Columnist Jonathan Chait Admits He’s Sort Of Glad Trump Won, Leftists Go Nuts

On Thursday, the <i>Huffington Post</i> revealed an absolute bombshell: liberal columnist Jonathan Chait of <i>New York</i> magazine announced at an all-hands staff …

U.S. Politics