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‘Mindfulness’ seen as alternative treatment for depression

‘Mindfulness’ seen as alternative treatment for depression

Therapy based on the controversial concept of ‘mindfulness’ works as well as some anti-depressant drugs, according to a major new study. Inspired in part by Buddhist philosophy, mindfulness involves training the brain to deal with negative emotions using techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises and yoga. Some critics have claimed mindfulness techniques can bring on […]

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Prince’s dealer: Doctor’s ignorance of his addiction to opiates may have killed him

Prince’s dealer: Doctor’s ignorance of his addiction to opiates may have killed him

Prince’s former drug dealer . . . [“Doctor D”] said the musician, who he described as ‘majorly addicted’, regularly bought drugs from him between 1984 and 2008. The dealer, often to the stars, said Prince suffered crippling stage fright and could not get on stage and perform without the drugs [highly addictive opioid pain killers] […]

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Female students sent home in Malaysia after reports ‘bad spirits’ got physical

Female students sent home in Malaysia after reports ‘bad spirits’ got physical

Schools in Malaysia have been struck by a mass hysteria ‘epidemic’ in which students claim they are having visions of female vampiric ghosts and are being physically pinned down by evil spirits. Called ‘body possession phenomenon’, one bizarre incident saw 20 female students sent home from a single school after complaining of being overwhelmed by […]

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‘Thank you for you courage’: Pope Francis held private audience with Kim Davis

‘Thank you for you courage’: Pope Francis held private audience with Kim Davis

The Pope met privately with Kim Davis and her husband, Joe, at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Sept. 24. [According to published reports, the Vatican reached out privately to Kim Davis who was recently imprisoned for her refusal to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples.] During the meeting Pope Francis said, “Thank […]

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Abortion survivor’s riveting testimony that the big media deemed non-newsworthy

Abortion survivor’s riveting testimony that the big media deemed non-newsworthy

Gianna Jessen, whose life was the inspiration for the film “October Baby,” told the House Judiciary Committee last week how she survived 18 hours of being burned in her mother’s womb at a Planned Parenthood clinic in California. Her experience proves that God’s will is stronger than her biological mother’s “right to choose,” she said. […]

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Happiness is an attitude

Happiness is an attitude

The doctor tells his patient: “Well I have good news and bad news…” The patient says, “Lay it on me Doc. What’s the bad news?” “You have Alzheimer’s disease.” “Good heavens! What’s the good news?” “You can go home and forget about it!”

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Mayo Clinic discovers key to happiness, and it’s non-pharmaceutical

Mayo Clinic discovers key to happiness, and it’s non-pharmaceutical

After decades of studying and working with tens of thousands of patients, researchers at the Mayo Clinic say they’ve cracked the code to being happy. … Dr. Amit Sood led the research and says the first and foremost way to be happy is to focus our attention. “You can choose to live focusing on what […]

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Gene blame game: Current lifestyle abuse could be passed on to future generations

Gene blame game: Current lifestyle abuse could be passed on to future generations

Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered. … Although the same genes are passed down through generations, scientists now know that our DNA is being altered all the time by environment, lifestyle and traumatic events. It is […]

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America’s leftward lurch tied to changed views on sexual morality

America’s leftward lurch tied to changed views on sexual morality

Americans’ acceptance of [what was once widely considered] sexual immorality is growing, according to a Gallup report. When asked about the moral acceptability of a range of issues, five of the top six issues that saw an increase in acceptability were related to sexual morality. The largest increase in moral acceptability from 2001 to 2015 […]

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Just looking at nature improves the human brain’s functionality

Just looking at nature improves the human brain’s functionality

While still relatively novel in the United States, so-called “green roofs” — urban rooftops covered with grasses, plants and other types of greenery — are becoming increasingly popular around the world. In France, newly built commercial rooftops must sport either greenery or solar panels, according to a recent law. Facebook, meanwhile, recently installed a massive […]