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BEING CRAZY IS NOISY John Sterns is diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder (a co-diagnosis of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder), chronic depression and chronic anxiety. He describes a lifetime of fighting demons ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE I. But the most persistent and long-standing of my voices, which began when I was eight years old, pounds on my left shoulder like a jackhammer, repeating, “I hate myself. Before my treatment, hospitalisations and incarcerations, these voices were all separate and distinct, with individual sounds, tones, rhythms and pitches. II. I immediately hated Kevin. III. Art therapy required me to sit around a table with seven other inmates and a social worker, and stare at a blank piece of paper and a torn box of broken crayons. The next day brought another art therapy session and once again I turned in a blank sheet of white paper. “John,” she began ominously, “you are failing art therapy.” I misheard her, clearly. The conversation was obviously over. So I draw.

Future - Science & Environment - Drake equation: How many alien civilizations exist? Are we alone? It is a question that has occupied mankind for centuries. Today, we live in an age of exploration, where robots on Mars and planet-hunting telescopes are beginning to allow us to edge closer to an answer. While we wait to establish contact, one technique we can use back on Earth is an equation that American astronomer Frank Drake formulated in the 1960s to calculate the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations may exist in the Milky Way galaxy. It is not a rigorous equation, offering a wide range of possible answers. Until ground-based observations, space telescopes and planet-roving robots uncover any tell-tale signs of life, what better way to speculate on how many intelligent alien civilizations may exist than to explore the universe with our interactive version of the equation.

SOCIONICS: Personality Types and Relationships Artist Takes Every Drug Known to Man, Draws Self Portraits After Each Use This is all kinds of cool, and everything your mother told you not to do. Bryan Lewis Saunders is an artist from Washington D.C., not just any artist though. Saunders prefers to take a more unconventional approach to his artwork. Arguably his most interesting project, entitled DRUGS is described as follows: Below, you can view a collection of portraits Saunders drew while under the influence of various substances ranging from cocaine, to marijuana, to DMT. Each portrait is an astonishing look into the mind of someone tweaked out on drugs, something that your eyes will surely appreciate. Abilify / Xanax / Ativan 90mg Abilify 1 sm Glass of “real” Absinth 10mg Adderall 10mg Ambien Bath Salts 15mg Buspar (snorted) 4 Butalbitals Butane Honey Oil 250mg Cephalexin 1/2 gram Cocaine Computer Duster (2 squirts) 2 bottles of Cough Syrup 1 “Bump” of Crystalmeth 4mg Dilaudid 1 shot of Dilaudid / 3 shots of Morphine 60mg Geodon Hash Huffing Gas Huffing Lighter Fluid 7.5mg Hydrocodone / 7.5mg Oxycodone / 3mg Xanax 2mg Xanax

The difference between twin flames and soul mates - by Grace Angel Grace Angel's image for: "The Difference between Twin Flames and Soul Mates" Caption: Location: Image by: Over the last several years there has been a great interest in the concepts of both the twin flame soul and the soul mate. A soul mate is a person that has a spiritual connection with you before you were born. Many people think that there is a guarantee that they will meet their soul mate. Finding your twin flame is actually worse than finding your soul mate. Many people do not understand that your twin flame can be on the other side of the world and you will always feel them emotionally without trying. In both cases of twin flame and soul mate connections, you are connected with this person until one of you dies.

Eyeshadow Designs: 25 Pictures Of Crazy Cool Eye Makeup Monday, February 20, 2012 Jessica Booth Eyeshadow Designs Okay, so we thought our eye-makeup-applying abilities were pretty good… that is, until we saw these ridiculously cool designs. We’re super jealous of the incredibly talented makeup artists who managed to paint these designs onto tiny eyelids. We never would have imagined you could fit so much detail there! Maybe you can’t really go out in public sporting these on any day other than Halloween, but that doesn’t mean we don’t wish we had this talent! Check out these insanely awesome eyeshadow designs, which feature everything from Disney movie scenes to polka dots: Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Which one is your favorite? Oh, and check out 20 pictures of amazing lipstick art! Eyeshadow Designs

Do birth signs play any role in dating compatibility? - by Marife Chastain Marife Chastain's image for: "How the Zodiac Affects Dating Compatibility" Caption: Location: Image by: The Zodiac provides general characterization of individuals born under the different signs. The Fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. It will help to learn the general characteristics of each element so compatibility among the signs may be speculated. Fire signs – These are strong personalities; often intense, determined, and even impatient. Earth signs – They are quite opposite of the Fire signs. Air signs – These are fast-moving individuals; here today and gone tomorrow. Water signs – Like water, they may run deep. Below are compatibility match-ups of the signs based on their elemental characteristics: Fire and Fire Two fires make a bigger one. Fire and Earth These two can learn a great deal from each other. Fire and Air Fire has “the fire” or passion to pursue something, and Air will be all for it. Fire and Water Fire is intense, while water is mellow. Earth and Earth Earth and Air

Movie gifs Translating Man-Speak (actually Man-Action) : Soul-Mates Matchmaking & Date Coaching If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! One of the great frustrations I hear from women in the dating world is that men lie and men cowardly disappear just as things are heating up. As a woman, if a man says he will call and he doesn’t, he is a liar. If, after things heat up, a man stops calling, texting and asking you out with no explanation he’s a coward. From a man’s perspective he is neither. So who is right? Dealing with language difference between men and women is no different than looking at the above picture. 1. A man says he will call and he doesn’t – women see a liar. Now women are saying, “yea but, I could tell he was into me”. Advice: Women – Get over it and stop believing he will call simply because he said he would. Men– STOP IT; stop saying it; it really hurts women. 2. Before sex women have all the power; after sex men have all the power. She is left hurt, stinging, embarrassed and angry. Again, neither is right nor wrong. Conclusion

How to tell in 15 minutes whether someone likes you - by Bridget Webber Bridget Webber's image for: "Body Language that Shows when someone of the Opposite Sex Fancies you" Caption: Location: Image by: Wouldn't it be great to be able to tell within fifteen minutes whether someone likes you or not? The Eyebrow Raise The eyebrow raise is generally reserved for members of the opposite sex who like what they see, and it happens straight away. The Smile Although smiling can be faked, a genuine smile can easily be separated from a false one. A smile that is more of a grimace, or is delivered with lips firmly shut tight and downward turning corners of the lips, is a concerted effort rather than an indication that someone likes you. The Lean. If you are sat with a person who likes you, he or she is likely to lean in toward you as you converse. If you are standing, a person will stand close to you if he or she likes you, and give you full attention. Feet. Eye Contact Touching. When you like someone, you are drawn to touch him or her, even when you try not to! Mirroring.

Guy Talk Decoded © You both agree that for the most part, sexual stereotypes are bunk. But every once in a while, you nag and he drops a line worthy of a caveman. The following strategies will help you translate the next time your conversation inexplicably regresses to 10,000 B.C. He said what? He said what? He said what? The Bureau of Communication - Fill-in-the-blank Correspondence 7 Alternatives to Pandora and Last.FM | Mystery Tricycle Whether you are annoyed by the ads on Pandora, the limited number of skips, or the abyss of cruel 30-second song teasers from Last.FM, many online listeners are growing weary of mainstream methods of hearing new music. While the Pandora algorithm is strong, and the Last.FM related artists tool is pretty useful, don’t fool yourself in to thinking that there aren’t other great ways to expose yourself to new music in the depths of cyberspace. Here are 7 alternatives to Pandora and Last.FM that will infuse your day with an uninterrupted stream of music that large record companies haven’t managed to squash under their thumbs yet. StumbleAudio StumbleAudio has a killer recommendation engine that works better for me than Pandora’s. Instead of “genomes”, StumbleAudio uses listeners’ favoritism as well as buying pattern data from online music stores to make suggestions. Songza Musicovery Elegantly, Musicovery boils down songs to a location on two scales: Energetic-Calm and Positive-Dark. Stereomood

10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World | Reality is not as obvious and simple as we like to think. Some of the things that we accept as true at face value are notoriously wrong. Scientists and philosophers have made every effort to change our common perceptions of it. The 10 examples below will show you what I mean. 1. Great glaciation is the theory of the final state that our universe is heading toward. 2. Solipsism is a philosophical theory, which asserts that nothing exists but the individual’s consciousness. Don’t you believe me? As a result, which parts of existence can we not doubt? 3. George Berkeley, the father of Idealism, argued that everything exists as an idea in someone’s mind. The idea being that if the stone really only exists in his imagination, he could not have kicked it with his eyes closed. 4. Everybody has heard of Plato. In addition to this stunning statement, Plato, being a monist, said that everything is made of a single substance. 5. 6. Enternalism is the exact opposite of presentism. 7. 8. 9. 10.