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Ryan Bingham: Sadness, Happiness, and Songwriting as Therapy


By now, many of you might know Ryan Bingham as the singer/songwriter behind "The Weary Kind," the Golden Globe- and Oscar-winning song for the movie "Crazy Heart."

Until then, though, I only knew him as a raspy-voiced, gritty soul who seemed to know all about hard living when he sang about being lost on back roads, wanting sunshine to chase old crows away, and being like a "lost bound train running on cocaine and...
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John Travolta On Psychiatric Medicine: No, Thanks


It's one thing for a celebrity to advocate for mental health awareness and education; it's quite another for a celebrity to advocate for the use, or nonuse, of certain mental health treatments, which is what some folks in the mental health world feel actor John Travolta did when he told CNN that his way of thinking about psychiatry and psychiatric medicines lines up with the stances taken by Tom Cruise and Travolta's religion, Scientology.

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New Research Sheds Light On Sex Addiction


Sex addiction in celebrity news isn't a new thing.

For example, you probably remember David Duchovny's struggle with sex addiction, but did you know Michael Douglas is supposedly a self-proclaimed recovering sex addict as well?

Yet, big names like Tiger Woods and Jesse James have made talk about sex addiction (or the possibility of sex addiction, or, even "Can't Keep It In Your Pants-itis," a name many skeptics probably feel is more appropriate for...
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