Have You Ever Wished Someone Was Dead?

How normal are homicidal thoughts and what should we do about them? A Frisco teenager told a counselor last year he was having homicidal thoughts about his father — three months before both his parents were fatally shot in their home. A psychiatrist who treated accused Aurora mass murderer James Holmes testified in court Tuesday that he was having thoughts of killing people 3-4 times a day. On...

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This is the true measure of a persons success

Its not talent that counts, but a persons grit. Anything worthwhile requires sticking with it longer than you might have originally thought. GRIT: Is a special combination of passion and perseverance for long term term goals, or in other words, Grit is sticking with things and not giving up on them. 4 Things are crucial for Grit: Having a tremendously deep interest in what you do Capacity to...

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How to Spot Bullshit: A Primer by Princeton Philosopher Harry Frankfurt

We live in an age of truthiness. Comedian Stephen Colbert coined the word to describe the Bush administration’s tendency to fudge the facts in its favor. Ten years after the American Dialect Society named it Word of the Year, former president Bush’s calendar is packed with such leisure activities as golf and painting portraits of world leaders, but “truthiness” remains on active duty. It’s...

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The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders

Rates of depression and anxiety among young people in America have been increasing steadily for the past 50 to 70 years. Today, by at least some estimates, five to eight times as many high school and college students meet the criteria for diagnosis of major depression and/or anxiety disorder as was true half a century or more ago. This increased psychopathology is not the result of changed...

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5 Tips for Dating Someone Who Struggles With Depression

Dating someone with depression can be hard. It’s painful to watch someone you care about suffer and not be able to help them. It can be bewildering to listen to the person you admire and value most talk about themselves with extreme negativity, and in a way that doesn’t at all align with how you see them. Their false but strong belief that they have accomplished nothing or that they have little...

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9 Things Passive-Aggressive People Do

While an occasional passive-aggressive approach to life's problems isn't unusual, manipulation and indirect communication are a way of life for some people. Passive-aggressive people often go undetected in the office and in their social circles—at least initially—because they disguise their seething hostility with a pleasant demeanor. Here are nine things, though, that only passive-aggressive...

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A sleep scientist shares 11 easy ways to get a restful night's sleep

Sleep is one of the most fundamental and basic things humans do. Without it, we'd die. Many find it extremely challenging to not only get an adequate and consistent amount of sleep every night, but to sleep soundly. Sleep scientist Patrick Fuller, an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, gave us some tips on how best to ensure a good night's sleep every single night. While...

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The best way to stop a mosquito bite from itching is surprisingly simple

Whats the best way to stop a mosquito bite from itching? Its a simple anti-histamine pill. A mosquito bite triggers your immune system to respond. The mosquito's saliva has anti-coagulants that make your blood easier to drink. Your body sends anti-bodies to fight these foreign enzymes. The anti-bodies set off the production of histamines which causes the blood vessels and surrounding skin to...

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