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Huffingtonpost. The neuroscience of ADHD. Mitch Blunt Neurobiologist David Anderson is alarmed by the idea of drugging children to treat the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The neuroscience of ADHD

Especially during adolescence, when changing levels of sex hormones and growth hormones are already having a dramatic impact on a teenager’s brain, he questions the long-term use of a drug that promotes a system like dopamine or serotonin. The psychology of narcissism - W. Keith Campbell. Interested in learning more on narcissism?

The psychology of narcissism - W. Keith Campbell

Here are the abstracts for two good papers: Narcissism at the crossroads: Phenotypic description of pathological narcissism across clinical theory, social/personality psychology, and psychiatric diagnosis and Grandiose and vulnerable narcissism: A nomological network analysis. These papers describing vulnerable and grandiose narcissism can be found on Google scholar or at your local university library. The clinical description of narcissistic personality can be found in the .

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True History. True Stories or True Fictions (Ancient Greek: Ἀληθῆ διηγήματα) is a parody of travel tales, by the Greek-speaking Syrian author Lucian of Samosata, the earliest known fiction about travelling to outer space, alien life-forms and interplanetary warfare.

True History

Written in the 2nd century, the novel has been referred to as "the first known text that could be called science fiction".[1][2][3][4][5] The work was intended by Lucian as a satire against contemporary and ancient sources, which quote fantastic and mythical events as truth. Lucian's True Stories eludes a clear-cut literary classification. Its multilayered character has given rise to interpretations as diverse as science fiction, fantasy, satire or parody, depending on how much importance scholars attach to Lucian's explicit intention of telling a story of falsehoods.

Plot[edit] Shortly after leaving the island, they are lifted up by a whirlwind and after seven days deposited on the Moon. Analysis[edit] 10 Nonfiction Books To Read If You Think You Hate Nonfiction. I have a secret for you: nonfiction books are kind of amazing.

10 Nonfiction Books To Read If You Think You Hate Nonfiction

I know, I know, you read Walden one too many times in high school and as a result have sworn off all nonfiction entirely. You’re actually pretty convinced that you hate it. Sound familiar? Saccadic masking. The phenomenon was first described by Erdmann and Dodge in 1898,[1] when it was noticed during unrelated experiments that an observer could never see the motion of their own eyes.

Saccadic masking

This can easily be duplicated by looking into a mirror, and looking from one eye to another. The eyes can never be observed in motion, yet an external observer clearly sees the motion of the eyes. The faces of transgender teen America. How to Install Linux on a Chromebook and Unlock Its Full Potential. Unfuck Your Habitat. [Method] 53 Seconds (How Flossing Changed My Life...seriously) : getdisciplined. It Was Easier to Give in Than Keep Running. John Green: The nerd's guide to learning everything online. What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?

35 Easy Ways To Feel Like You Have Your Shit Together After College. 17 Tricks To Help You Eat Healthy Without Even Trying. What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC] Ten Elite Schools Where Middle-Class Kids Don't Pay Tuition. What Americans can learn from other food cultures. For me, a first-generation Korean-American, comfort food is a plate of kimchi, white rice, and fried Spam.

What Americans can learn from other food cultures

Such preferences are personally meaningful — and also culturally meaningful. Our comfort foods map who are, where we come from, and what happened to us along the way. Notes Jennifer 8. Five Things the Ancient Greeks Can Teach Us About Medicine Today. The ancient Greeks are widely seen as having been the founders of Western medicine more than 2,000 years ago.

Five Things the Ancient Greeks Can Teach Us About Medicine Today

But since then our understanding of the human body and how to treat it has changed beyond recognition. So what would be the point of studying ancient Greek medicine today? It’s part of a more general question: why bother studying medicine from times before people knew about germs, antibiotics, the circulation of the blood, or anaesthetics? Businessinsider. Listen to or download an audiobook of this story on SoundCloud and iTunes.

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When Maria Vrind, a former gymnast from Volendam in the Netherlands, found that the only way she could put her socks on in the morning was to lie on her back with her feet in the air, she had to accept that things had reached a crisis point. Infographics for Entrepreneurs - Album on Imgur. Amen to that. Excel Cheat Sheet - Album on Imgur. Kuebiko. Polyamory FAQ - More Than Two. The word “polyamory” is based on the Greek and Latin for “many loves” (literally, poly many + amore love).

Polyamory FAQ - More Than Two

Yes, We Are Polyamorous, The Safe Space Network. The Toxic Attraction Between an Empath & a Narcissist. Get elephant's newsletter We know that “narcissist” has become a bit of a buzzword recently, and some folks are quick to apply it to an ex-lover or family member or friend.

The Toxic Attraction Between an Empath & a Narcissist.

While awareness of this concept is healthy, so is remembering that it is, in a mental health context, a serious condition that shouldn’t be applied to someone you’re mad at because they stole your mirror. ~ Eds. I am an empath. A Long-Awaited Treachery. How to learn programming from scratch - Album on Imgur. Top 10 things to do in Colorado in your lifetime. The Denver Post Posted: 01/21/2007 01:00:00 AM MST|Updated: 6 months ago. Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person... Years ago, some feminist on the internet told me I was “Privileged.”

“THE FUCK!?!?” I said. I came from the kind of Poor that people don’t want to believe still exists in this country. Have you ever spent a frigid northern Illinois winter without heat or running water? I have. ​I Grew Up in a Polyamorous Household. Few cultural symbols have as much heft as the "traditional" nuclear family.

You know the one: two heterosexual parents, two kids, one dog, two tablespoons of white picket fence, whisk gently. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with that—it's just not how I was raised. My parents are polyamorous, a Greek/Latin mishmash word meaning romantic non-monogamy with the consent of everyone involved. As a kid, I lived with my dad, my mom, my mom's partner, and for a while, my mom's partner's partner. Mom might have up to four partners at a time. 51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature. 10 places where anyone can learn to code.

Teens, tweens and kids are often referred to as “digital natives.” Having grown up with the Internet, smartphones and tablets, they’re often extraordinarily adept at interacting with digital technology. But Mitch Resnick, who spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet, is skeptical of this descriptor. Sure, young people can text and chat and play games, he says, “but that doesn’t really make you fluent.” Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code Fluency, Resnick proposes in this TED Talk, comes not through interacting with new technologies, but through creating them. The former is like reading, while the latter is like writing. The point isn’t to create a generation of programmers, Resnick argues. In his talk, Resnick describes Scratch, the programming software that he and a research group at MIT Media Lab developed to allow people to easily create and share their own interactive games and animations. The weird science of love. Now playing. What it means to "hold space" for people, plus eight tips on how to do it well - Heather Plett.

NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books. Top 20 Vampires in Books & Literature - Amazing Stories. Vampires have been and will always be a wonderful creature that runs through the pages of comic books, graphic novels and literary books, but these few stand out as some of the best of the lot.

We’re clean eating our way to new eating disorders. Because overdoing it is the American way, we’ve now managed to warp even healthy habits into a new form of eating disorders. Homonormativity 101: What It Is and How It's Hurting Our Movement. 6 Reasons Why Being Called a Cis Person Is Not Oppressive. Exclusive: Excerpt from Neil Gaiman's 'Trigger Warning' Is here to warn you, literally. His new short story collection is titled Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances (William Morrow). Flanneryogonner.tumblr.com/post/40237682151/free-pdf-books-on-race-gender-sexuality-class. The art of meaningful conversation  Seven Tips from Edgar Allan Poe on How to Write Vivid Stories and Poems. There may be no more a macabrely misogynistic sentence in English literature than Edgar Allan Poe’s contention that “the death… of a beautiful woman” is “unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.”

(His perhaps ironic observation prompted Sylvia Plath to write, over a hundred years later, “The woman is perfected / Her dead / Body wears the smile of accomplishment.”) Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope. What makes a great leader? A recommended reading (and watching) list. 51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature. Identifying Differently Doesn't Invalidate Your Previous Identities. How Do Blue Eyes Get Their Color? When poets compare beautiful eyes to the sea or sky they're probably not aware how accurate they are being. 7 countries where Americans can study at universities, in English, for free (or almost free)

The Humboldt University of Berlin was illuminated during the 10th annual Festival of Lights in Berlin in October. 51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature. The Science of Flirting. How Love Works - HowStuffWorks. 20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADD. 12 Reasons Why You Should Love Having ADD. Why Do We Dream? 12 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People.

Your Brain on MDMA. My hero: Mary Shelley by Neil Gaiman. Condition Called Tetrachromacy Allows This Artist To See 100 Million Colors. An A to Z of Noah Webster's Finest Forgotten Words  How To Make Friends in Your 20s: The 15 Types of New Friends You'll Make After College. Official FTND Blog. The Last Question. Muscle Activation Techniques. A beginner’s guide to the many sounds of Aphex Twin · Primer. Kerning. Being a transvestite has toughened me up for politics, says Izzard - UK - News. Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope. The Parts of the Sun" I Write This Sitting in the Kitchen Sink - sixpenceee: Informal infographic depicting... Free Language Resources for over 200 hundred languages.

There's Nothing Selfish About Suicide  Russell Brand: Robin Williams’ divine madness will no longer disrupt the sadness of the world. Robert Green Ingersoll. David Foster Wallace. This Is Water - Full version-David Foster Wallace Commencement Speech. [WP] The seven deadly sins form the Council of Seven with one sin as their leader. Every century this leader rotates to a different sin. Explain which sin stepped down at 2000 AD and which stepped sin was promoted using current events. : WritingPrompts. Library Genesis.

Most Iconic Penguin Paperbacks. Jealous of what? Solving polyamory’s jealousy problem. Philosophy of Sex - Marino - 2014 - Philosophy Compass. F9ZdFrC.jpg (3800×2300) Red Blood, Black Ink, last night, i tried to write you a poem and... What is one book that you feel has significantly changed the way you think about the world and why? [Serious] : AskReddit. Libbrichus comments on What are some great hobbies to get into that don't cost tons of money?

The Silver Dream. Mathematical breakthrough sets out rules for more effective teleportation. How Arousal Overrides Disgust During Sex: Study. The “Secret” behind The Secret. I posted a series of stories on r/nosleep, ran a Kickstarter, published a book, and now an Academy Award winning producer wants to turn my novel into a feature film! Reddit, you've changed my life! : movies. Congressman proposes 2-year ban on bills about Internet. Davinox comments on Tips for young writers, anyone? 'Losing Yourself' In A Fictional Character Can Affect Your Real Life - Ohio State Research and Innovation Communications. Why the Reaction Is Different When the Terrorist Is White - Conor Friedersdorf. Procreation vs. Overpopulation. WillNye comments on A foreign politician wants to buy my domain name from me. How much do I charge? Joy_indescribable comments on This graph make a positive point.