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Amanda Bynes Is Back and Sober; Ready to Return to Acting

Amanda Bynes is back and better than ever. She was adored in the 90s when she starred in shows like All That and The Amanda Bynes Show. Then, in the early 2000s, she was in a plethora of movies like She’s The Man and Hairspray. Furthermore, who didn’t love the sitcom What I Like About You . . . . Continue Reading


Is Aging the Reason Behind Your Depression?

  Aging is supposed to be a blessing, but to many, it feels like a curse. Women, especially struggle with accepting the physical changes they endure due to the aging process.  There’s even a story about a woman who committed suicide after years of aging obsession. There’s an Irish proverb that goes: “Do not regret . . . . Continue Reading


Those Having Weight Loss Surgery Should Learn About Drug Abuse Risks

Lately, I have been thinking about a conversation. A little over a month ago,  I had an appointment with a woman who ran a workshop I was interested in attending. We instantly clicked and started rambling about other topics. We were going on about Harry Potter when she asked me what I do for a . . . . Continue Reading


Are Hormones Responsible for Your Addiction?

Could hormones be the reason for your addiction? Hormones may influence more than what we think. There is evidence that the hormone progesterone may influence levels of depression, anxiety, and even addiction. If you are currently on birth control or thinking of going off of birth control, you need to read this. Progesterone is a . . . . Continue Reading


Researchers Discover Females Have Higher Rates of Depression

Gender differences in depression start to appear at age 12 How much does gender affect mental illness, specifically depression?  Apparently, a lot. A new study delves into the ways gender differences affect symptoms and diagnoses of depression. Researchers identified a gender influence starting at the age of 12. The analysis examined existing studies that looked . . . . Continue Reading


How Traveling Can Boost Your Health And Well-Being

If you have the opportunity to travel, do it. If you do not have the opportunity, try and find a way to make traveling a reality. There are a plethora of benefits to traveling that most people do not realize. In fact, traveling can help boost your mental health. Traveling also exposes you to different . . . . Continue Reading


What Are the Side-Effects of Suboxone?

Author: Justin Mckibben With such a high rate of opioid abuse across the country, concerning both prescription medications and illicit narcotics, the demand for access to treatment has become paramount to addressing the opioid epidemic. One form of treatment for addiction is based around maintenance medications, using a strategy consistent with the concept of harm . . . . Continue Reading


Kesha Talks Mental Health, Eating Disorders & Social Media Use

Pop singer Kesha recently opened up about mental health, eating disorders and cyberbullying. She also reveals how social media fueled her anxiety and depression. These days, Kesha routinely takes time away from social media and says that comments towards her self-image only progressed her self-harming ways. While social media can be an excellent tool for . . . . Continue Reading


Internet Addiction: Can a Person Be Addicted to Watching YouTube?

A recent study wanted to determine whether or not compulsive YouTube viewing qualifies as an addiction. Admittedly, I am part of the problem. YouTube has played a major role in my life since it first made waves on the internet over a decade ago. Not a week goes back that I do not sift through . . . . Continue Reading


Hepatitis C Cases Increase By Nearly 300% Since 2010

Hepatitis C cases are up nearly 300% since 2010, according to recent reports by the CDC. Despite better testing and treatment methods, hepatitis C cases continue to rise rapidly. Experts suggest this is due to the rise in intravenous drug use. This Friday, May 19, is National Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States. This . . . . Continue Reading