Why I took a break from Facebook?

You're reading Why I took a break from Facebook?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Facebook, a social networking platform founded by Mark Zuckerberg has around 2.2 billion monthly active users as of January 2018 (source Wikipedia). I joined Facebook in October 2007, and I was compulsively posting every minute detail of my life. From birthday wishes to photo albums with my friends...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Featured, Wikipedia, Social Media, Mental Health, Hawaii, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Digital Detox, Abstain From Social Media, Social Media Detox

Robocall Hell, Divination Bot Returns, and a Fake MD: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The winds of time blow strangely here, in our unfortunate state of internet-enabled perpetual present, but how the heck is it already March? This is not a rhetorical question. If you could explain this to me, that would be great.Read more...
Tags: Google, Comics, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Dogs, Environment, Tech, IPOs, Mental Health, Genetics, US military, Volcanoes, Invasive Species, Pharmaceuticals, Biodiversity

Underground Garbage Fire in Arkansas Has Been Burning for Over Seven Months

An underground garbage fire at an illegal Arkansas dumping site has been burning for over seven months straight, the Associated Press reported on Sunday, and filling parts of the nearby town of Bella Vista with smoke residents say is causing health problems.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Environment, Air Pollution, Pollution, Arkansas, Associated Press, Environmental Protection Agency, Bella Vista, Literal Garbage Fires

What physicians can learn from anthropologists

Since the passing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, it has been said that health tech would dramatically revolutionize health care and the patient experience. Advocates have claimed time and time again that it would advance disease diagnosis capabilities, improve patient outcomes, and increase patient satisfaction. Belief […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
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Hurts So Good – The Addaday Pro Massage Roller

“Disclaimer: I received an Addaday Pro massage roller to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!” Since my labral tear diagnosis a year ago, I have had to really commit to self-massage, in the form of a lot of foam rolling and utilizing other tools. And let me tell you, I have tried a lot of tools. I have an entire box of self-massage tools. I had heard others ravin...
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In Recovery? Ask Yourself These Questions Before Moving to a New City

Moving might be the right choice, but examine your motives. When we were drinking and using, we were irrational, impulsive, and at the whim of our heartbreakingly horrible decisions. We get into recovery to be more than that. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu Wherever you go, there you are. – Unknown We’ve all heard or tried the myth of the geographic cure: that we can change the unmanageability of our addictions simply by changing locations. The program su...
Tags: Psychology, New York, California, Los Angeles, Personal, Addiction, Recovery, Moving, Ucla, Publishers, Sobriety, Koreatown, New City, University of Hartford, Relocation, The Fix

Training for My First Marathon - Over 40

I believe health and fitness are the second most important preps to help someone survive stressful events. (The first is picking the right partner...staying single is ok, but picking the wrong partner can spell disaster.) And if that's my priority, I need to live I decided to train for a marathon. I've never been much of a runner, but yesterday I set a personal record by running 13.1 miles--a half-marathon! Now that I've disciplined myself into running as a habit, I enjoy it more than...
Tags: Health, Weapon, Fitness and First Aid

Do You Think I Have DID?

From a teen in the U.S.:  I’m not sure if I have D.I.D. or not. Most of the time I feel like I’m in a VR headset and that can lead to panic attacks. sometimes I see myself through a security camera almost. I have been hearing different voices and sometimes I don’t know where I am or who I’m with. I’ve seen my handwriting change multiple times while I’m writing. I know I have depression and very bad anxiety but every time I think about asking my grandparents for therapy I start to have anxiety at...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Personality, DID, Dissociative identity disorder, Adolescence, Nervousness, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID


Reiki Helps Women With Fertility Problems Achieve Their Pregnancy GoalsGuest Post By Dawn FlemingReiki, a Japanese energy modality, may seem difficult for the logical mind to understand, but that is because in the western world we tend to comprehend only what we can see. When we look at the human body we see the biological aspects of bones, skin, hair, etc., as well as the chemical components of blood and hormones.Researchers have proven that we also embody an energy component. Energy exis...
Tags: Health, Energy, Maryland, Karen, Arizona, Infertility, Reiki, Dawn, Chandler AZ, Sandy Robertson, EzineArticles, Dawn FlemingReiki, Dawn Fleming, Fertility Bodywork Yoga Acupressure Self Massage

Physicians should talk about the F word: fertility

My fertility journey is not typical. I have not spent years “trying.” In fact, I have spent years trying not to get pregnant! My husband has two daughters — and a vasectomy, so getting pregnant was a known challenge. Luckily, I like challenges. We went to an infertility specialist, who told us that reversal was […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA

Refusing to walk past the old sexist standards in medicine

When I was a third-year medical student in 2006, I was assigned to spend the day at a well-known women’s health clinic in Toronto. I walked into the procedure room and introduced myself to the attending. His first words to me were: “Are you married?” I replied that I wasn’t married, and he (while continuing […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Toronto, Emergency Medicine, Physician, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA

Are You a Natural Born Communicator or Is It Something You Grow Into?

In speaking with an intelligent, creative, articulate young woman, a concept was raised that referenced her primary area of challenge. It comes in the form of discomfort with initiating conversation with new and unknown people or sustaining communication once she has engaged in it. “I didn’t get the rulebook everyone else did,” she said. “I don’t know how to act and don’t know what to say, as a result.” She wondered if some people are hardwired to be communicators. I assured her that there i...
Tags: Psychology, Communication, Personal, Introversion, Body Language, Sears, Anxiety And Panic

3 Simple Ways To Feel Better About Your Body (M)

How to improve your body image. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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An Obvious Sign of Vitamin D Deficiency

Levels are typically lower in the body through the winter months in northern latitudes. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You ...
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Rep Pramila Jayapal's Medicare For All Act fixes America's dire and broken health-care system; take action to support it now!

Pramila Jayapal [D-WA] has introduced the , which mandates comprehensive health-care reform so that Americans can enjoy the same basic right to high-quality health care that the people in every other developed nation have had for decades, while ending the cream-skimming and price-gouging created by America's fragmented system, which is a gift to grifters and middlemen, but which leaves patients and medical professionals mired in needless expense and bureaucracy, a system so byzantine and ineff...
Tags: Health, Post, News, US, America, ACA, Universal Health Care, Pramila Jayapal, Medicare For All, Grifter Capitalism

Does our immune system hold the key to beating Alzheimer’s disease?

Incurable and increasingly prevalent, Alzheimer’s has long puzzled the research community. Now scientists believe the human body may be the best line of defenceHalf a million people in the UK are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. And while the risks generally increase with age, thousands are afflicted under the age of 65. Inheritable genetic conditions can lead to familial Alzheimer’s, which can afflict people as young as 30.There is no known cure. Some medicatio...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Alzheimer's, Vaccines and immunisation, Immunology

America’s inadequate LGBTQ medical education

As medical students, we are asked to learn in exquisite detail the ins and outs of rare diseases that we may never encounter in clinical practice. Yet the education we receive on caring for a population numbering in the millions is sorely lacking, and the health of those patients — the members of our communities […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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What’s an Affair? Defining Infidelity

Six women are seated around a living room table sipping merlot when the topic of infidelity surfaces. Each one has a different definition of cheating. “Infidelity begins when you overtly flirt with someone,” says the first. “I think cheating happens when you kiss … with tongue,” another chimes in. “What about an affair?” a third asks. “What qualifies as one?” “Sex,” two of them say out loud. “Just intercourse or does oral sex count?” another asks. Rethinking Infidelity This conversation repr...
Tags: Psychology, General, Marriage, Cheating, Relationships, Divorce, Infidelity, Vatican, Emotional Affair, Madison County, Esther perel, Perel

Was Gospel for Asia Vindicated by the RICO Settlement?

Reading the Gospel for Asia press release about the settlement of Murphy v. GFA (RICO lawsuit), one might think GFA came away vindicated. In the settlement document, GFA proclaimed their innocence and both parties agreed that all funds given by donors “to the field” went “to the field.” However, GFA still isn’t being transparent with the public on multiple counts. The “field” is a big place and just because funds get to Asia doesn’t mean they were spent as designated by donors. The plaintiffs ...
Tags: Health, Asia, Texas, India, Infertility, Murphy, GFA, Francis Chan, NRB, ECFA, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Yohannan, Believers Church, Gospel for Asia, K.P. Yohannan, Wills Point

Underground fire at Arkansas dump raises health concerns

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — More than seven months after residents first noticed a fire at an illegal dumping site in northwest Arkansas, it’s still smoldering, sending noxious smoke throughout the town and seeping into homes, with costs to extinguish the fire estimated at tens of millions of dollars. Chris Nelson, 40, lives with his […]
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