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Mad As Hell: Anger and the Economy

Part One in a series of four posts on anger and the economy. Part Two was published Monday, March 2.

There’s a lot to be angry about these days.

➢ My retirement fund is gone because of the greed of others.
➢ I lost my job while my boss gets a bonus.
➢ I've saved all my life, lived within my means and yet the irresponsible guy in default gets bailed out!

Angry yet?

In the blogosphere lately I’ve noticed the number of angry comments from readers responding to blog...
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Introducing Anxiety & OCD Exposed!

You asked, we answered. Introducing our newest blog, Anxiety & OCD Exposed! Anxiety and OCD Exposed is written by the authors of a series of "Dummies" books on mental health concerns, including the one for anxiety disorders and the one for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). They'll be blogging every week on these two (and related) topics with their insights, opinions and news about anxiety and OCD.

Laura L. Smith, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of adults...
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10 Ways to Make Friends

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, it also takes a village -- at best a supportive community, and at the least a few very good friends -- to keep a person sane and happy. All of us need companionship, which is exactly why teenagers are texting their friends in the middle of dinner (TMI, BFF, OMG ...), and why people who didn't own a personal computer last...
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Green Foods for Your Mental Health

Midweek Mental Greening

In these times of uber eco-consciousness, lots of people are more willing than ever to grab a tree and give it a squeeze. Many of us have accepted that bottled water is rarely the best option, public transportation beats a gas-guzzling SUV, and recycling is just plain responsible.

Of course, not everyone’s on board with practicing environmentally friendly manners, and you can find some of the most biting controversy when you eavesdrop on a brawl conversation...
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Suicide: When It Hurts Too Much To Live

What happens when it hurts too much to live? Can it really be too painful to live one more moment with emptiness, depression, and despair? Yes, for some people suicide seems like the only way out.

Not every person who contemplates killing themselves is truly interested in ending their time on earth. For many, suicidal thoughts are about escape -- musing about the idea of leaving the bonds that bind them to other people,...
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Overcoming Depression: Do It Yourself Or Get A Professional?

About a month ago, I put in a new faucet. Our old one was leaky, old, crusted over, and the dripping, dripping, dripping was torture to my ears. Imagine trying to sit and write something brilliant with that going on in the background every seconds?

Finally, I took it upon myself to take care of it. I thought I'd suffered enough with this thing, more misery than it was worth hoping something...
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