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Elizabeth Vargas Opens Up About Her Lifelong Struggle With Anxiety
In her new memoir, Between Breaths A Memoir of Panic and Addiction 27 amazon.com , Elizabeth Vargas, co-anchor of 20 20, opens up about her alcoholism and lifelong struggle with anxiety . We spoke to Vargas about what she wants others who suffer from the disorder to know mdash and the strategies that have helped her find her peace.
Huffington Post - Tue. Oct 25
9 Compassionate Tips for Surviving the Death of Your Baby
Note This post is in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month . Whenever and however it occurs, a baby s death is a traumatic bereavement . Even if a pregnancy is unplanned or unexpected or is very short, a special bond materializes as the parents think about their baby and the reality of becoming a mother or a father to this child. Even if they d only just found out they were pregnant, the parents are primed to invest, nurture, and protect. With ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 25
The Usefulness of Worry
Where would we be without our worries How would the dishes get done, children get fed, bills get paid With all that we have going on in our lives, how would the floors get swept, homework get done, birthday cards get mailed on time
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 25
Mixing energy drinks, alcohol may affect adolescent brains like cocaine
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Drinking highly caffeinated alcoholic beverages triggers changes in the adolescent brain similar to taking cocaine, and the consequences last into adulthood as an altered ability to deal with rewarding substances, according to a Purdue University study. Richard van Rijn, an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology, looked at the effects of highly caffeinated energy drinks and highly caffeinated alcohol in ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 25
Driving mosquito evolution to fight malaria
One of the frustrations of fighting malaria is that mosquitoes evolve resistance to the insecticides used to kill them. Now researchers from Exeter University in the United Kingdom and the University of California, Berkeley, propose using insect repellents along with insecticides to extend the lifetime of the insecticides we have today and, paradoxically, evolve mosquitoes with greater aversion to the repellent. The technique is described in an article app ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 25
NYU researchers survey drug use in business bathrooms in NYC
Drug overdose death rates per year in the United States U.S. nearly doubled from 1999 to 2013. In New York City NYC alone, drug overdose deaths had a 43 increase between 2010 and 2014. The majority of these deaths in NYC involved opioids, with heroin being the most predominant. A previous survey of 440 drug injectors in NYC conducted in 2015 by the Injection Drug Users Health Alliance found nearly two-thirds 60 of active injectors surveyed reported using p ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 25
How To Have Your Best Day Ever
If I were to ask you what it would take to ensure you had your best day ever, I d guess there would be large sums of money involved and a vacation of some sorts. Am I right
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 24
Worlds Apart: Maintaining Personal Relationships As Political Opposites
This election cycle has been characterized by an unprecedented amount of polarizing discourse and outright hostility. There are strong feelings of alarm and moral outrage on both sides of the political divide. Many have reported getting into a fight with a friend or family member over the election.
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 24
The 2016 Presidential Race: An Unexpected National Trauma
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Individuals experience trauma--and so do communities and nations. We all respond to trauma and emotional pain differently. Sometimes we withdraw, sometimes we fight. If we are able to tolerate the pain and face our feelings and our fears, if we receive the support that we need, we can recover and we can heal.
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 24
The Crisis of the Ailing Toxic Mother: Caretake or Run?
My mother is in her 60s now, and has several health problems. I was her caregiver for many years, but have not had much contact with her for 6 years or so. It is a constant dilemma. Do I take care of the woman who gave me life, but did everything to break me down Or do I live my life without her Caroline, age 38
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 24
What Are Migraines, Exactly?
I am lucky to have never experienced a migraine before. knocks on wood But 15 of the world s population suffers from migraines, and those folks will easily rattle off all of the painful symptoms pulsating pain sometimes localized to one side of the head often accompanied by sensitivity to light, sound, or smell . Some also experience nausea. About 1 3 of migraine sufferers perceive auras before the onset of pain, or brief periods of strange visuals, scents ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 24
Six Cues That Your Lover Is Selfish in Bed
Men can and often do finish through intercourse. Very few women can and do without external stimulation. So, it is in some ways easier to be a man in the sexual arena. In principle, men can finish without foreplay, fellatio or handjobs. Most women cannot finish without foreplay, cunnilingus or a handjob. Yet, anecdotally, too many men are either completely confused about this fact, or they are selfish in bed. If they are confused, they just need some educa ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 24
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