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Evil

Dissecting The Evil

"don’t compare people like Charles Manson to political figures in order to take a stand against whatever it is you’re so bitter about." Lynn B (from a comment)"Manson only destroyed lives the...
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ADHD

Succeeding Well

... maybeOver six years ago I started writing this blog. I've written three posts a week since the beginning. I've never published less than that, and I don't intend to change that any time soon.I'm not burning out, oddly enough, and I've gotten over the feeling that I'm saying the same...
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General

15 Ways To Benefit From The Holiday Season

 Are you "excited" about Christmas this year? Are you looking forward to New Year's Eve? If not, you're not alone.But for many people, Christmas isn't worth celebrating without their loved ones, with a depressed or anxious mood, with feelings of uncertainty, with a history of trauma or neglect, or with a current unpredictable situation. We must...
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General

Feelings of Nostalgia Boost Optimism

If you want to feel more optimistic about what the future holds, sometimes it helps to look at the past. That’s because taking a minute to bask in nostalgic memories can make you feel more positive about what’s in store. And as I’ve talked about here before, optimism tends to
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General

Audiobooks Can Help or Hurt Driving

Is turning on an audiobook during your morning commute just another example of the dangers of distracted driving, or can help keep you alert and driving safely? Both, apparently. To explore this question, researchers from University of Guelph, in Canada, had participants complete a driving simulation task, either in silence
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Beliefs

How a Strong Life Purpose Prevents Anxiety

Is a firm sense of life purpose correlated with lower anxiety? Yes, but how does that work?A clear sense of your purpose in life may provide a solid foundation that common fears cannot shake so easily. Knowing why you're here can prevent anxiety from stopping you.In a study published in the Stress & Health Journal of...
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Bipolar Laid Bare

Effectiveness of Self-Management in Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder manifests as episodes of extreme high and low moods. Mania can lead to seriously risky behavior, inflated self-esteem, racing thoughts, and irritability. Periods of depression are marked by feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, problems sleeping and eating, loss of interest and thoughts, and potential thoughts and actions on suicide. Managing bipolar...
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