Guest Blogger: High Functioning Depression
Dec27

Guest Blogger: High Functioning Depression

I’m excited to present today’s blog in collaboration with BetterHelp.com, a website that provides online counseling and advice for those with mental health needs. HIGH FUNCTIONING DEPRESSION Although the holidays are usually full of merriment and music, for many people, the glow is much dimmer, the melodies nearly silent. Although you may not recognize it by the looks of them, nearly 5 million Americans suffer from high...

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What’s in a Voice?
Nov29

What’s in a Voice?

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. — Alan Dundes There are few compliments that make me blush more than saying I have a nice voice. Maybe it’s the storyteller in me, maybe it’s the wannabe cowboy desperado. But in high school, I was so concerned about whether my voice sounded “cool,” I tried modulating it till it came out like Batman trying to...

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Black Friday Brain
Nov22

Black Friday Brain

What consumerism really is, at its worst, is to get people to buy things that don’t actually improve their lives. — Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon.com) Although I’ve never tried it, I’ve heard it’s one hell of a drug; that is, shopping on Black Friday. I mean, if so many people wake up before the crack of dawn and stand in the freezing cold just to hand over their hard earned money to strangers, there must be something to...

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In-clothed-nito Psychology
Nov08

In-clothed-nito Psychology

What a strange power there is in clothing.  — Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nobel-Prize winner Let me be the first person to tell you that getting a PhD doesn’t mean you’re smart. Here goes: I needed new basketball shoes, and because my dreams of playing for the Portland Trail Blazers is no longer entertained (I just wouldn’t fit in the rotation), I picked up some discount basketball shoes…which resulted in a flap coming...

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An Explanation of Happiness
Oct18

An Explanation of Happiness

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. — Dalai Lama There are few things in life we pursue as consistently and determinedly as happiness. Heck, “the pursuit of happiness” is inscribed in the US Constitution (i.e., so you know it’s legit). But for as important as we all agree happiness is, the field of psychology hasn’t treated it so. For example, in 1981, there were close to 130 publications on...

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