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Informative articles related to health, mental health, substance abuse and addiction, healthcare and health insurance with an emphasis on positive coping and recovery.  Other articles about road trips, shopping, fashion, philosophy, consumer behavior, internet games and technology, social issues, etc.  A small collection of poems and short stories.

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  • How Social Media Influences Teen Alcohol Use
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    How Social Media Influences Teen Alcohol Use

    2 years ago

    How does social media in the digital age influence teen alcohol use? Do the rules for advertising on television and in magazines apply to social media advertisement? What is the impact of under age alcohol use on...

  • Admitting a Wrong:  The Challenge and the Reward
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    Admitting a Wrong: The Challenge and the Reward

    11 months ago

    Why is it so hard for people to admit when they are wrong? Research says it’s because that’s the way the human brain is wired. Our biased brain convinces us that we are right in spite of a mountain of...

  • Post Traumatic Growth
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    Post Traumatic Growth

    21 months ago

    The normal response to trauma is resilience and growth. Most people do not develop depression, suicide, PTSD or anxiety in response to an adverse event. Most people are resilient.

  • Cornstarch Cravings
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    Cornstarch Cravings

    3 years ago

    Understand what causes cornstarch cravings and how important it is to get help before the problem progresses. Learn about other non food cravings and the role nutrition plays.

  • Domestic Violence and Music:  A Controversial Relationship
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    Domestic Violence and Music: A Controversial Relationship

    5 years ago

    A view of the unhealthy marriage between music and crimes against women with information about emotional, physical and sexual abuse.

  • What do the Louis Vuitton Handbag, a Black and White Striped Dress, and a Hermes Birkin Canvas Tote Have in Common?
    10

    What do the Louis Vuitton Handbag, a Black and White Striped Dress, and a Hermes Birkin Canvas Tote Have in Common?

    4 years ago

    If you are in tune with the New York fashion scene, you already know. The Louis Vuitton handbag, the dress and the Hermes Birkin tote all have this one very extraordinary thing in common.

  • 1-800-GOT-JUNK
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    1-800-GOT-JUNK

    3 years ago

    Cleaning a garage or basement after a decade or more of accumulating junk, can be an overwhelming task. 1-800-GOT-JUNK can help make the job do-able. Learn more about 1-800-GOT-JUNK and our positive experience with...

  • Using Mindfulness Techniques in Substance Abuse Treatment
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    Using Mindfulness Techniques in Substance Abuse Treatment

    17 months ago

    If there is an opposite of addiction, it might be mindfulness. While addiction often involves running from feelings and numbing pain, mindfulness involves learning to stay with and accept pain and discomfort. ...

  • Harsh Criticism vs. Caring Confrontation
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    Harsh Criticism vs. Caring Confrontation

    5 years ago

    Harsh criticism destroys relationships. Caring confrontation helps relationships flourish. People who use caring confrontation are generally more happy. Caring confrontation is a skill that can be learned to replace...

  • The Trouble With Suicide and Extreme Emotional Distress
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    The Trouble With Suicide and Extreme Emotional Distress

    3 years ago

    A suicide crisis is different from suicide risk. Learn to recognize signs of a suicide crisis, suicide risk factors, signs of depression, how to respond to a suicide crisis, and ways to reduce suicide risk. Learn when...

  • Wet Brain: Thiamine, Diet and Abstinence
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    Wet Brain: Thiamine, Diet and Abstinence

    17 months ago

    Learn how heavy consumption of alcohol can lead to vitamin B1 deficiency which can lead to wet brain. The term “wet brain” is an informal term, not a medical term, used to describe a number of irreversible,...

  • Relapse Prevention:  Holiday Edition
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    Relapse Prevention: Holiday Edition

    3 years ago

    In order to maintain sobriety through the holidays, it is important to recognize holiday stressors and develop a clear plan for coping with them. Use the holiday stress quiz to assess your stress savvy and add the...

  • Buzzard Day in Hinckley, Ohio
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    Buzzard Day in Hinckley, Ohio

    21 months ago

    Every year on March 15, buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio. Learn about the legend of Buzzard Day and the role buzzards play when they are in Hinckley. Check the schedule of activities and plan a road trip.

  • Bullying:  A Look at the Participants in a Bullying Event
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    Bullying: A Look at the Participants in a Bullying Event

    2 years ago

    A single bullying event involves six participants in addition to the bully and the victim. Examine the dynamics of bullying and characteristics of bullies and victims. Learn ways to deal with bullies and bullying.

  • Johari Window
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    Johari Window

    14 months ago

    Use the Johari Window to increase self awareness and self esteem, and to decrease anxiety. Once you understand how the Johari Window works, you will see how important it is to share about yourself with others and to...

  • Scopolamine: A Rapid Responding Antidepressant
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    Scopolamine: A Rapid Responding Antidepressant

    17 months ago

    Not everyone responds well to antidepressants, and some people have a difficult time waiting for an antidepressant to work. Scopolamine, a drug used to treat motion sickness, is being studied as a fast acting...

  • Climate Change and Human Health
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    Climate Change and Human Health

    17 months ago

    An interagency group led by the National Institutes on Health (NIH)identified 11 categories of disease and other human health consequences related to climate change. This article highlights the 11 categories and...

  • Assertiveness:  It's All About Respect
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    Assertiveness: It's All About Respect

    17 months ago

    Assertiveness is a communication style that respects self and others equally. Assertiveness is a skill that can be learned and can be used to improve personal and professional relationships. Sometimes our beliefs...

  • Thoughts, Feelings and Actions
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    Thoughts, Feelings and Actions

    17 months ago

    Learning how our thoughts, feelings and actions interact with each other is a key step toward self discovery and personal empowerment. Learning to identify and correct "faulty" thinking patterns can lead to a...

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