A few times in my life, I’ve had moments of absolute clarity. When, for a few...– George Falconer, A Single Man (via philafluxia)
Neuroskeptic: A "Severe" Warning for Psychiatry →
psychotherapy: A really great write-up that follows up with some legitimate questions about the study/article I posted a few minutes ago from Newsweek… Imagine there was a nasty disease that affected 1 in 100 people. And imagine that someone invented a drug which treated it reasonably well. Good work, surely. Now imagine that, for some reason, people decided that 10% of the population need to...
I can believe things that are true and things that aren’t true and I can believe...– Neil Gaiman (American Gods) (via amouretchocolat) (via fuckyeahgaiman)
fuckyeahchristinahendricks: Mad Men 2x06 (“Maidenform”)
Does Internet use reflect your personality? →
psychotherapy: Using Eysenck’s classic personality test, Tosun and Lajunen found that students who scored high on extraversion (agreeing with statements like ‘I am very talkative’) tended to use the Internet to extend their real-life relationships, whereas students who scored high on psychoticism (answering ‘yes’ to statements like ‘does your mood often go up and down?’ and ‘do you like movie...
Christina Hendricks and Her Husband Defend Her...
fuckyeahchristinahendricks: Following the heated debate over Christina Hendricks’ choice of a champagne ruffled gown by Project Runway alum Christian Siriano at the Golden Globes, the Mad Men star’s husband, Geoffrey Arend, is fighting back. At a SAG awards after party, Arend stopped to defend his wife to PEOPLE. “I was just upset about the whole Golden Globes dress thing. I thought she looked...
It’s true. I will love you even if your infinitives split, your apostrophes...– Neil Gaiman to Amanda Palmer, on Twitter (via fuckyeahgaiman)
i rarely shave, and i thought this was a lovely time to do some feminine...– Amanda Palmer, commenting on the “internet outrage” over her hairy pits at the Golden Globes. (via girlfriendisahomo)
I’m sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could...– J.D. Salinger (via livesophia)
I forgot he was black tonight, for an hour.– Chris Matthews, MSNBC. Oh Chris. No. (via dailyhuff) WHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT????????? (via afghanibanani) Jesus fucking Christ. (via inothernews) Fuck, I’m going to be pissed if this little racist quote upstages the speech in media coverage. (via absurdlakefront) i kind of WANT this...
new life plan
rescued: waste all of my potential.
Mixtape: 10 Best Songs About Libraries and... →
52books: Flavorwire has come out with a pretty decent mixtape for bookworms, reminding me that it’s about time I make a follow-up to books are the new boyfriend. Weekend plans = Volume II. Thanks goes to Tug at about-today for the heads-up to the link. Be sure to check him out for new music!
Latest research: Psychodynamic psychotherapy more... →
psychotherapy: Ah, sweet vindication! As a practitioner of (and strong believer in) psychodynamic therapy, I have to say, this is enormously exciting news. While we have long believed this to be true in our heart of hearts, it hasn’t always been so easy to prove empirically. But now? Read it and weep, Pfizer: A new study finds psychodynamic psychotherapy is an effective intervention with...
One Third of Women in the Military are Raped →
ratsandcandy666: ericrobertsswagger: switchblades: robot-heart-politics:bmckinney:abbyjean: In 2003, a survey of female veterans found that 30 percent said they were raped in the military. A 2004 study of veterans who were seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder found that 71 percent of the women said they were sexually assaulted or raped while serving. And a 1995 study of female...
i live in the twentieth century and you lie here beside me. you were unhappy...– richard brautigan, “i live in the 20th century” (via aubade) (via madadmen)
cocknbull: savagemike: It started out innocently enough. I began to think at parties now and then to loosen up. Inevitably though, one thought led to another, and soon I was more than just a social thinker. I began to think alone —”to relax,” I told myself — but I knew it wasn’t true. Thinking became more and more important to me, and finally I was thinking all the time. I began to think on...