Why do we donate junk?

By |2016-11-20T07:53:45-05:00May 16th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Organizing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Donations of junk are creating even more work for tornado relief workers, according to an MSNBC article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43039417/ns/weather/t/after-tornadoes-junk-donations-become-challenge/ From the article: "That becomes the disaster within the disaster," said Salvation Army spokesman Mark Jones. "When people make those mass donations ... it causes the community to be overrun with them and have to deal with that [...]

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Swearing is a powerful painkiller, study shows

By |2016-11-20T07:53:45-05:00April 19th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

You may already know this to be true, but now there is scientific evidence... MSNBC, "The Body Odd" 19April2011 -- Next time you stub your toe, go ahead and let those four-letter words fly. Cursing actually does help dull our perception of pain, new research suggests. In the study, researchers from the UK's Keele University asked [...]

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Taking medication for depression during pregnancy

By |2016-10-05T06:45:49-04:00April 17th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Here's an article on MSNBC regarding the use of antidepressant medication during pregnancy: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42612381/ns/health-pregnancy/ Dr. Steph says: Many decisions in life are determined by measuring benefits vs. risks. Would the mother's depression, if left untreated, negatively impact the well-being of her fetus? Would the mother's untreated depression negatively impact the way she cares for her infant [...]

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“What? I can’t hear you, my glasses are off.”

By |2016-10-05T06:45:50-04:00January 14th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Randomness|Tags: , |

From MSNBC.com: Joan Raymond writes: Have you ever taken off your glasses only to discover that besides being blind as bat, you can’t hear too well either? You’re not alone. There’s even a small cadre of Facebook folks who gather under the group: “I can't hear you, I don't have my glasses on.” According to Lawrence [...]

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