An Effective Therapy for Depression

An Effective Therapy for Depression

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM – OCTOBER 10: A woman waits for bus on her way home from work on October 10, 2005 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) We know that exercise helps alleviate depression, especially aerobic movement. There is plenty of evidence that meditation helps lift one out of the doldrums as well. A new study published in Nature and conducted at my alma mater, Rutgers University, combined these formats, with positive results.

6 SIGNS OF REAL MATURITY

6 SIGNS OF REAL MATURITY

Maturity is one of those buzz words that everyone seems to have their own definition for. Most times you hear “maturity” thrown around, it is in connection to some level of responsibility. Maturity is often used as a descriptor for people that “have their shit together”, i.e., own a house, have a stable job, etc. Another fallacy surrounding maturity is that it has anything to do with age. The truth is, maturity is all about who you are as a person, not what you have or how long you’ve been…

10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Story

10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Story

Back in the old days, when people got their news mainly frompapers, magazines, radio and television, it was generally easy to figure out when someone was pulling your leg. Pretty much anything in the National Enquirer was suspect, for example. That tabloid often featured stories with outrageous headlines, such as, “Woman Gives Birth to Alien.” We may laugh at such titles, but what’s not so funny is that in the last decade or two, with the growth of the Internet and social media, fake news stories and entire fake news…

What does Mother’s Day have to do with the Civil War?

What does Mother’s Day have to do with the Civil War?

Mother’s Day, one of the largest holidays in the world, has become an unstoppable idea. Whether it’s a set of earrings or a dozen roses, few can imagine allowing a Mother’s Day to come and go without giving Mom a gift. Between the candy, flowers and jewelry, in 2013 Americans planned to spend more than $20 billion on Mother’s Day gifts. This figure, which has grown without fail for decades, doesn’t even count handmade perks like breakfast in bed [source: National Retail Federation].

23 Responses to 23 Awful Statements Made to Childfree People

23 Responses to 23 Awful Statements Made to Childfree People

There appears to be a bizarre stigma around people – especially women – who voluntarily decide not to procreate. I asked my Twitter followers what kinds of reactions they received and got some expected answers. The Huffington Post did the same (twice) and obviously had a much bigger pool. I want to examine these responses, curated by the HuffPo, and offer responses to these harsh claims that reinforce an unnecessary stigma.   (Though the HuffPo article are directed at women, specifically, I hope you don’t view this as me speaking…

A Three-Question Quiz To Test Your Rationality

A Three-Question Quiz To Test Your Rationality

The Quiz Question 1: At a dinner party this weekend, a friend introduces you to a woman named Genevieve. He tells you that Genevieve recently graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a B.A. in philosophy, where she was an active volunteer in an advocacy group for women’s health and edited a literary magazine. You’re interested in talking to Genevieve about [Georg] Hegel, the subject of her senior thesis, but your friend jumps in and asks you to rank the following statements about Genevieve in order of their probability:

How the Mayan Calendar Works

How the Mayan Calendar Works

The Aztec calendar, which was adapted from the Mayan calendar. See more Mayan pictures. © PHOTOGRAPHER: STEPHEN SWEET | AGENCY: DREAMSTIME.COM Most people around the globe look at some form of a calendar every single day. Business executives check to see when their meetings are scheduled. The busy mom confirms soccer practices and piano lessons. College students ensure that their papers are turned in on time and they have plenty of time to study for exams. For the people of ancient Maya, calendars were just as important to daily life…