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Psychology

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Resolutions Create Fear

So the new year is in full swing. 2013: New Beginnings. How are those resolutions going? Still going to the gym to lose 20 pounds for when it’s time to hit the beach? Are you drinking less, eating better, saving money? How long do you think these changed behaviors will last if you actually started … Continue reading

Defeating Loneliness

Human beings often make assumptions on a very primitive level in order to defend ourselves. Our brains are designed to warn us when our bodies are in danger. However, when our food is in good supply, our climate controlled enclosures engineer our living spaces from the natural environment, we are vaccinated from disease, and we … Continue reading

Manic-Depression: Relapse Prevention is Suicide Prevention

Bruce Reyes-Chow shares the tragic story of Jeremy Lum and the very real effects of a society that is still uneducated about mental illness. Jeremy Lum was one of hundreds of thousands of people that struggle to manage the illness of manic-depression. It was while Jeremy was in an (manic) episode, that he was mistakenly¬†arrested … Continue reading

Happiness is Simple

Regard as free not those whose statues makes them outwardly free, but those who are free in their character and conduct. For we should not call men in authority truly free when they are wicked for dissolute, since they are slaves to worldly passions. Freedom and happiness of soul consist in genuine purity and detachment … Continue reading

Smiling Tweeners vs. A Smack in the Crotch

This sounds like an episode of Seinfeld. Does the social convention of holding the door for someone ever bother you? We all try to do it so the door doesn’t slam on the person right behind us or to keep it open for a person carrying stuff. It makes sense when someone is right behind … Continue reading

Suicide is Painful

The most painful news that I heard this week is the death of all-pro linebacker Junior Seau. It has now been confirmed that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. People will now look to tangible causes such as head injuries from playing football or the difficulties players often face after they … Continue reading