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Did Adrenal Tumors Fuel the Hatfield-McCoy Feud?

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:41+00:00 May 29th, 2012|Categories: History, Relationships, Television|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The infamous feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families may have had a genetic component. A number of West Virginia McCoy descendants have a rare inherited disease which can cause intense, immediate rage and violent outbursts. The name for this history-alterting medical condition? von Hippel-Lindau disease. Continue reading...

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How Jim Henson Changed My Life

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00 September 24th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Television, The Marshall Brothers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today (9/24) is the 75th anniversary of Jim Henson's birthday. The impact of his work will continue to generations to come. Jim Henson changed my life in so many ways. Here are just a few of the legacies he left in my life. 1. He helped me grieve my friends' deaths. When my best friends Dave [...]

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The Case Against Watching 9/11 TV Coverage

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00 September 7th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, News, Television|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, countless television channels will be airing replays of the traumatic events of that day. It is in your best interests, both emotionally and psychologically, to not watch that coverage. Continue reading...

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Study: Coping with Loneliness at 45+

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:45+00:00 May 31st, 2011|Categories: Addiction, Depression/Anxiety, Relationships, Research, Sleep, Social Media, Television|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over 3,000 people in the U.S. over 45 years of age were surveyed in a study of loneliness (sponsored by AARP). The survey measured loneliness using the UCLA Loneliness Scale. Participants who scored 44 points or more were defined as "lonely", while those scoring 43 or less were defined as "not lonely". (My bullet points aren't [...]

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Shootings and Television Violence

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:47+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Categories: News, Research, Television|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today a gunman, upset about his mother's health condition, wounded a doctor then killed his mother and himself. The shootings took place at Johns Hopkins hospital. (The news story can be found here.) As soon as I heard that the shooter targeted the doctor because of his mother's health condition, I immediately thought of the gruesome [...]

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