Forgetting about Fear

written by Laura Cabrera edited by O Society Mar 15, 2019 The alluring possibility of deleting memories is the topic of movies such as Men in Black, Total Recall, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, yet in real life the chances of ever achieving such fine-tuned memory erasure is not a realistic bet. But suppose if … Continue reading Forgetting about Fear

Teen who vaccinated himself says his anti-vaxx Mom gets her misinformation from Facebook (Echochamber Friday)

Welcome to Echochamber Friday, which is when we decide to read articles we'd normally skip over so we don't become frogs in a well. For instance, I am not on Facebook, so I was unaware until just now the Andrew Wakefield minions are at it again. by O Society March 8, 2019 If you are … Continue reading Teen who vaccinated himself says his anti-vaxx Mom gets her misinformation from Facebook (Echochamber Friday)

Do antidepressants actually work?

Depression is a very complex disorder and we simply have no good evidence antidepressants help sufferers improve by Jacob Stegenga Aeon Mar 5, 2019 Your grief and guilt overwhelm you. You are so tired you cannot think straight. Your simple joys are lost in an invisible agony. You have pain in your head and back and stomach, … Continue reading Do antidepressants actually work?

Age of Anxiety

America seems to be in the midst of a full-blown panic attack. Is there anything we can do about it? by TALIA LAVIN  New Republic Mar 6, 2019 Authors have many images to describe distorted mental states, but that of a glass enclosure, which warps vision and sound, is among the most common. In his searing essay … Continue reading Age of Anxiety

Jumpology and Grace Kelly

by Tim Adams Guardian Feb 24, 2019 In the early 1950s, the Latvian-born photographer Philippe Halsman started to ask every famous person he photographed to jump in the air. He got the idea while trying to make a portrait of Eleanor Ford, matriarch of the Ford motor company family. “Suddenly I felt a pang, the burning desire … Continue reading Jumpology and Grace Kelly

How to cope with political learned helplessness in an age of Trump and DeVos

Keepin’ On Katy Cribbs Feb 10, 2017 I know I was not alone in feeling crushed by the confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Sure, we all knew it was likely she would be confirmed, it would take incredible pressure and a moral awakening on the part of a few more Republicans to turn the tide. So … Continue reading How to cope with political learned helplessness in an age of Trump and DeVos