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10 Lessons Failure Teaches No one likes to fail. In fact, most people would do almost anything to avoid failure. They consider the lengths they have to resort to a fair price to pay — just so they don’t have to go through the experience of failing. But they’re … ...
Do Scientific Fields Differ in Their Influence? Whether we like it or not, there is definitely a hierarchy of influence among the social sciences.
Me as a Naked Ape Recently I read a fascinating book called “The Naked Ape.” Written by zoologist Desmond Morris in 1966 – four years before I was born – it nevertheless reads like “breaking … ...
Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases Consuming fructose, a sugar that's common in the Western diet, alters hundreds of genes that may be linked to many diseases, life scientists report. However, they discovered good news as well: an important omega-3 fatty acid known as DHA seems to reverse the harmful changes produced by fructose.
Today I Love Clothes From Thrift Stores Today I love clothes from thrift stores, I love that I have found so many great things at second hand shops. And not just clothes, I’ve found tools and cookware … ...
Finding the Genetic Cause for Intellectual disability Disorders in the same gene PIGG are the cause for intellectual disability with seizures and hypotonia, scientists have discovered. PIGG is one of the enzymes active in the GPI anchor glycolipid synthesis and the current study revealed its significance in the development of the cerebral nervous system.
Failure to Launch: What Happens Next? “A professional bull rider.” Admittedly, the 20-something male sitting across the desk from me along with his father surprised me with his answer to my question of, “What do you want to do profession-wise?”  His name was Jonathan* but he’d introduced himself as “Rebel,” the … ...
Best of Our Blogs: April 22, 2016 It’s Earth Day. I’m reminded of the guy who threw his trash out the window. I was shocked. It didn’t just tell me what he thought of the earth. It told me what he thought of himself. I’m a big believer in the saying, “how you … ...
What ADHD Needs The oddest thing about ADHD is that every day is a new day. I mean, I’m constantly believing that I’ve figured my life out, only to find myself starting from … ...
How it Feels to Withdraw from Bipolar Disorder Medication... When we talk about the negative side of taking medication for bipolar disorder, it’s usually about the side effects. Weight gain, sexual dysfunction, memory problems, etc. Then our doctors will … ...
Thinking Stress Is Bad for You Actually Makes Stress... A few months ago, I saw the documentary Stress: Portrait of a Killer. As you can tell from the name, it’s not a film that has a lot of good things to say about stress. It goes into the very serious effects chronic stress has on the brain and the...
I Only Wanted To See You Laughing In The Purple Rain I only wanted to see you Laughing in the purple rain A little art therapy with drawing the Mental Health Humor Family Stew cartoon while remembering Prince Rogers Nelson. Prince died Thursday … ...
Why girls tend to have more anxiety than boys The toxic effects of social media especially harm girls, but parents can make a difference.
The Art of Friendship in Marriage When our partner is our best friend. There is an African saying goes like this: A friend is someone who knows your song and sings it to you when you … ...
The Remnants of a Phobia Some fears outlast the life of a panic disorder. They include the fear of getting lost, encountering strangers and, perhaps, travel in general.
The Enneagram, Addiction and Recovery We have long appreciated the personality theory of the Enneagram. It enables us to better understand one another, and means we can pin point what motivates people into a healthy and unhealthy state. That begs the questions—could the Enneagram help us understand the path to addiction? And if so, perhaps it could assist people as […]
3 Hard Truths about Your Dream Job You Need to Accept You’ve been told you can achieve anything you set your mind to, right? That’s the message that’s been ingrained in us since childhood when we imagined becoming astronauts, athletes, and movie stars. Most of us come to realize that we can’t all be LeBron James … ...
It’s Not Inevitable: Four Reasons You Should Pay More... It’s Not Inevitable: Four Reasons You Should Pay More Attention to Alcohol Abuse Alcohol may be one of the most commonly abused drugs in the world, and Alcohol Awareness Month … ...
Using Medicine to Treat Alcoholism: Where We Are, Where... There are more medicines than ever to help you get control of your drinking. Here’s a look at some of what’s available now and what may be around the corner....
Addiction Treatment May Include Massages   Massage is among the world’s oldest traditions in healing. Practiced by Greeks, Egyptians and the Chinese, the reasons massage is so good wasn’t discovered until the 1990s. Study by … ...