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TANGLED UP: How To Get These F-ing Hobo Knots Out Goddammit! (PLUS: The Secret Shampooing Life of Pillheads) MAKING SENSE OF AMY WINEHOUSE: Another Addict Reflects On An Awful-Feeling Celebrity Death. I was hugely, unexpectedly devasted to learn the news of Amy Winehouse's death on Saturday.

MAKING SENSE OF AMY WINEHOUSE: Another Addict Reflects On An Awful-Feeling Celebrity Death

When I first read about it on Twitter I literally slammed my computer shut, and couldn't open it up and read more about what had happened for a full minute. And unlike when, say, Michael Jackson died, I still haven't hungrily eaten up the media coverage like I usually do, spending hours poring over the gory details in all the articles online.

Dude, it made me feel really, really f-ing sad. Then on Saturday night/early Sunday morning, I broke down for 20 solid minutes about her overdose (which, I mean, is what it was). Death drive. The Standard Edition of Freud's works in English confuses two terms that are different in German, Instinkt ("instinct") and Trieb ("drive"), often translating both as instinct.

Death drive

"This incorrect equating of instinct and Trieb has created serious misunderstandings".[5] Freud actually refers to the "death instinct" as a drive, a force that is not essential to the life of an organism (unlike an instinct) and tends to denature it or make it behave in ways that are sometimes counter-intuitive. The term is almost universally known in scholarly literature on Freud as the "death drive", and Lacanian psychoanalysts often shorten it to simply "drive" (although Freud posited the existence of other drives as well). The making of the theory: Beyond the Pleasure Principle[edit] The first problem Freud encountered was the phenomenon of repetition in (war) trauma. The third problem came from clinical practice. Philosophy[edit]

Thanatos. In myth and poetry "And there the children of dark Night have their dwellings, Sleep and Death, awful gods.


The glowing Sun never looks upon them with his beams, neither as he goes up into heaven, nor as he comes down from heaven. And the former of them roams peacefully over the earth and the sea's broad back and is kindly to men; but the other has a heart of iron, and his spirit within him is pitiless as bronze: whomsoever of men he has once seized he holds fast: and he is hateful even to the deathless gods. " [3] Homer also confirmed Hypnos and Thanatos as twin brothers in his epic poem, the Iliad, where they were charged by Zeus via Apollo with the swift delivery of the slain hero Sarpedon to his homeland of Lycia. Death drive. Libido. Eros. Eros (/ˈɪərɒs/ or US /ˈɛrɒs/; Ancient Greek: Ἔρως, "Desire"), in Greek mythology, was the Greek god of love. His Roman counterpart was Cupid[2] ("desire"). Some myths make him a primordial god, while in other myths, he is the son of Aphrodite. Cult and depiction[edit] Eros appears in ancient Greek sources under several different guises.

In the earliest sources (the cosmogonies, the earliest philosophers, and texts referring to the mystery religions), he is one of the primordial gods involved in the coming into being of the cosmos. Drive theory. In psychology, a drive theory or drive doctrine[1] is a theory that attempts to define, analyze or classify the psychological drives.

Drive theory

A drive is an “excitatory state produced by a homeostatic disturbance”,[2] an instinctual need that has the power of driving the behaviour of an individual.[3] Drive theory is based on the principle that organisms are born with certain psychological needs and that a negative state of tension is created when these needs are not satisfied. When a need is satisfied, drive is reduced and the organism returns to a state of homeostasis and relaxation. According to the theory, drive tends to increase over time and operates on a feedback control system, much like a thermostat. Psychoanalysis[edit] 7 delicious, easy to make smoothies. Although the summer seems to come and go without rhyme or reason in this strange old country of ours, the summer fruit and veg is very definitely here.

7 delicious, easy to make smoothies

One of the best ways to get this lovely fresh produce down you is in a long refreshing smoothie. 1 Week home fitness schedule - no gym needed. You don’t need a treadmill or a cross trainer to get yourself fit and you certainly don’t need to pay an extortionate amount for your local gym to use it for a week and then get bored.

1 Week home fitness schedule - no gym needed

How about a 6-day plan to get you off your bum and you don’t even have to step that far away from your sofa?! Here's a guide to a few things you can do yourself along with some snack suggestions to help keep your energy up and to stop you binging on those choccies and crisps that we all love so much. Mmmm.. yum, yum, choccies, crisps, lounging about... NO!! To the schedule! Monday 1.) Best times of the day to get discounts. Recently we bought you an incredibly popular article advising you on which day of the week it's best to book a flight: Revealed: cheapest day of week to book flights.

Best times of the day to get discounts

Life hacks - - Your Daily Laugh! Lessons Worth Sharing. & Be able to walk away. In any kind of negotiation, your ability to walk away is your strongest tool.

& Be able to walk away

Those who can walk away from the negotiation — legitimately walk away, not just make a show of it — are in the strongest position. Those who are convinced they need to make the deal are in the weakest position. This is true of negotiating when you’re buying a car, closing the sale of your new home, haggling in a foreign flea market, or trying to get a raise. It’s also true of anything in life. Know that there’s almost nothing you can’t walk away from. Ten Ways to Find Free Textbooks Online. Going to university is expensive, and textbooks can make the bill go even higher.

Ten Ways to Find Free Textbooks Online

However, you don't have to break the bank to finance a good education; there are plenty of places on the Web where you can find and download free online books for nearly any class available. Here are ten sources on the Web you can use to find free content for many college classes, all freely available to either download and print offline or view online in your browser. 1.

7 Not So Obvious Habits To Maximize Your Productivity. I was a big fan of productivity, and, in some respects, I still am.

7 Not So Obvious Habits To Maximize Your Productivity

The Really Simple Way to Get Work Done. Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Scott Young of Imagine getting a full day’s work done by noon. Sounds impossible, right? The Bitterroot Footage. My name is Chad. I'm a student at a university in New York. 12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free. All education is self-education.

Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn. Im Ready To Tell This Story Now. How Your Greatest Insecurities Reveal Your Deepest Gifts. Get anyone to like you - Instantly - Guaranteed. The 20 Greatest Memoirs of Mental Illness. Schizophrenia treatment resource and mental health issues - StumbleUpon. NIMH · Brain Matures a Few Years Late in ADHD, But Follows Normal Pattern - StumbleUpon. In youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the brain matures in a normal pattern but is delayed three years in some regions, on average, compared to youth without the disorder, an imaging study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has revealed.

The delay in ADHD was most prominent in regions at the front of the brain’s outer mantle (cortex), important for the ability to control thinking, attention and planning. Diseases of the Mind: Highlights of American Psychiatry through 1900 - StumbleUpon. Did Nostradamus Predict the 9-11 Attacks? September 12, 2001 (with updates) The 30 greatest conspiracy theories part 1. Earn Money Listening to Music on Music XRay. I have found another very promising way to earn money listening to music!

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50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do - StumbleUpon. Habits: How They Form And How To Break Them. Infographic: Write It Down. Review of Emotional Intelligence. Note Taking Techniques, Note Taking Tips. How Disney Magic and the Corporate Media Shape Youth Identity in the Digital Age. The Mouse That Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence - Henry A. Giroux. Dr.Henry A. Giroux-Online Articles.