Archives for December, 2011

General

Weekend Reading: Setting New Year’s Resolutions With Psych Central


If you're like a gabazillion other people across the globe (or, maybe just America - not sure how into this kind of torment other countries are), chances are you've said or though at least one of the following statements at some point in the last few days:


"In 2012, I'm going to [lose weight/start exercising/quit smoking/get organized/dye my hair blue]!"
"New Year's resolutions? Um, no. Not into that."


Regardless of how you feel about making New Year's...
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Celebrities

Top 10 Celebrity Psychings Posts Of 2011


It's that time of year again...Top 10 Celebrity Psychings Posts of 2011!

Like last year's Top 10 post, some of these aren't even from 2011 (and some of them were actually featured on 2010's list).

Timelessness will do that...as will the mention of an attractive naked actress!

Bada Bing!

Anyway, here are the 10 most popular Celebrity Psychings posts of 2011. Hope they go down as smooth the second time around!

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Celebrities

Weekend Reading: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Promotes Creativity

A couple of weeks ago, fellow Psych Central blogger Douglas Eby of The Creative Mind wrote a piece about actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (10 Things I Hate About You, 500 Days of Summer) and hitRECord, the production company he launched to help all artists (not just Hollywood) come together, create art, and share in the profits.

I didn't know about hitRECord until Eby wrote about it, but I'm already in love. Aside from the...
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Celebrities

Sinead O’Connor Gets Married, Gears Up For New Album, Tour

2011 has been a pretty big year for Sinead O'Connor.

The Irish singer-songwriter, perhaps best known for her 1990 hit version of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U":

Has turned 45.
Married her boyfriend Barry Herridge.
Is gearing up for the release of a new album, How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?
Has already released two singles from said album.
Is getting ready to announce international tour dates to promote the album.

All this, from someone who flirted with idea of suicide just a few months ago.

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Courtney Stodden Posts ‘Cyber Bullies & Cyber Victims’ Video

Okay, so, speaking of famous names making videos against bullying...

Courtney Stodden recently released a video on YouTube about cyber bullies and cyber victims.

Here's the deal: I don't really *get* who Courtney Stodden is. All I know is that she's some teenager who married 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison (who you may or may not know from movies like Con Air and The Green Mile, and a string of television appearances on shows like "24," "Lost," "Lie to Me," and "CSI: Miami"). She won some beauty pageants at some point, and I think I watched some interview about how she got thrown out of a pumpkin patch last Halloween.

She seems to get a lot of negative press.

Probably because she's half-naked most of the time (above screenshot notwithstanding) and doesn't really talk about anything but herself, her husband, and their sex life relationship...

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General

Celebrity Psychings Contest Winner Announced

Just a quick post to thank everyone who stopped by the Celebrity Psychings Celebrates 3 Years: Contest Time! post over the past week and congratulated me on the milestone, entered the contest, or both!

After the comments closed at 11:59 last night, I randomly selected the winner by drawing from a hat and am pleased to announce that Sylvia Nigro will be the recipient of a brand new Silver Ribbon Pin from NARSAD...
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Charities & Organizations

DBSA Webinar Reminder: Enhance Your Emotional Wellbeing

Hey peeps!

At the time of this posting, there's still room available for the FREE Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Webinar: "Seven Proven Strategies To Enhance Your Wellbeing During The Holiday Season" hosted by Australian speaker, author, and advocate Graeme Cowan, who’s also partnered with the DBSA to create the book BACK FROM THE BRINK: Americans Tell Their Stories of Overcoming Depression.

Learn more about it all over at the original post, or head...
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Celebrities

Weekend Reading: Teen Launches ‘Make It Safe’ Book Project

Here's the kind of story that'll make you wonder what YOU spent your early teen years doing.

Just a couple of years after she came out, 14-year-old Amelia Roskin-Frazeel launched The Make It Safe Project, a book project that works to donate books about sexual orientation to K-12 schools and youth homeless shelters.

From the website:
Many young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) teens only hear the word "gay" when it is used to mean "bad," as in the phrase, "That's so gay." Schools rarely have books about being LGBT and most health curricula overlook LGBT relationships, sending a message to their LGBT students that they are not worth as much as their straight peers. As a result, startling numbers of LGBT teens have been bullied to the point where they have taken their own lives.
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