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Workaholism, Yup, That’s Me…

Aug 19, 14 Workaholism, Yup, That’s Me…

Posted by in Lifestyle, Mental Health

When you think of addiction, the typical things that come to mind are alcohol, drugs, caffeine, sex, bacon, stupid kitten videos, etc. Now we can add another addiction – one that apparently afflicts quite a few of us (myself included, although it’s a self-diagnosis at this point). WORKAHOLISM. Yes, workaholics rejoice! You’re not alone!

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Middle-Age Suicide: A Silent Epidemic

Aug 14, 14 Middle-Age Suicide: A Silent Epidemic

Posted by in Mental Health

As fans mourned the sudden death of Robin Williams at the age of 63 Monday, many were shocked to learn the beloved Oscar-winning actor took his own life. Why would a hugely successful celebrity kill himself? It turns out, the legendary actor was in an increasingly high-risk group for what some health care professionals have dubbed a silent epidemic: middle-age suicide.

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Talk To Me, London

Jul 31, 14 Talk To Me, London

Posted by in An English Angle, Mental Health

Anyone who has been to London in recent years will not recognize the rose-tinted media image. Great Britain’s capital can be, like many a megatropolis, a cold and lonely place for a visitor or even a resident, especially if they are alone.

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How To Cope With Depression From Disease

Jul 27, 14 How To Cope With Depression From Disease

Posted by in Mental Health

Sometimes, not knowing the truth about something of immediate importance can create some of the most intense stress, says former chronic pain sufferer Janet Komanchuk.

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How To Fulfill Something Missing: Research On Lost Loved Ones

Jul 24, 14 How To Fulfill Something Missing: Research On Lost Loved Ones

Posted by in Mental Health

The loss of a child is the worst experience of a lifetime, say many parents; but, for children, the loss of a parent can lay the foundation of a lifetime of grievances, says Karolyn Rogers. Here are her four tips for recovering lost relationships.

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Is Every Personality Flaw A Condition?

Jul 15, 14 Is Every Personality Flaw A Condition?

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Mental Health

Whatever the reason for this being on my mind this week, here is an interesting question. How much of our behavior can be put down to us just being “us,” and how much of it, now or in the future, is diagnosable as a specific and potentially treatable condition?

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Measuring Happiness

Jun 23, 14 Measuring Happiness

Posted by in An English Angle, Mental Health

Happy can be an emotion. The word happiness means different things in different circumstances and when a group of leading academics put together the “World Happiness Report 2013,” they had to make clear distinctions between the various meanings. How can happiness be measured?

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Woman’s Corpse Hosts Her Own Funeral Party

Jun 21, 14 Woman’s Corpse Hosts Her Own Funeral Party

Posted by in Mental Health, WTF???

I have a hard time dealing with the concept of a “happy” funeral. Our loved ones certainly wouldn’t want us to spend all of our time wallowing in grief, but it’s hard not to feel upset when you lose someone you love. The family of Miriam Burbank, however, took this to a new, admittedly somewhat unsettling level by throwing a house party. And who was the guest of honor? You guessed it. The deceased.

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Live Fast, Spend Young

It is a problem that the majority of us face almost daily: the desire to enjoy ourselves versus the obligation to be responsible. Except for those few people at either end of the spectrum, most of us wonder how to strike a balance.

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The What The Hell Effect

May 28, 14 The What The Hell Effect

Posted by in An English Angle, Mental Health

How many of us have cast iron wills? With that superhuman quality, we would be experts at goal setting and have the ability to resist any temptation that might come along. Does that sound like you? No, me neither.

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