White House Claims Iran Behind Attack On Nancy Kerrigan

by Onion edited by O Society June 20, 2019 WASHINGTON—Blasting the Middle Eastern nation for the brutal assault on the Olympic figure skater, President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that Iran was behind the infamous 1994 kneecapping of Nancy Kerrigan. “It is because of the crazed actions of the Ayatollah that a world-class athlete was cut … Continue reading White House Claims Iran Behind Attack On Nancy Kerrigan

How the dualism of Descartes ruined our mental health

by James Barnes Aeon edited by O Society June 10, 2019 Toward the end of the Renaissance period, a radical epistemological and metaphysical shift overcame the Western psyche. The advances of Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei and Francis Bacon posed a serious problem for Christian dogma and its dominion over the natural world. Following Bacon’s arguments, the … Continue reading How the dualism of Descartes ruined our mental health

Psychosocial Stress, Shit-Life Syndrome, Dukkha, and the Parable of the Poisoned Arrow

Stress and Shittiness edited by Marmalade and O Society What causes heart disease – Part 63 by Malcolm Kendrick To keep this simple, and stripping terminology down things down to basics, the concept I am trying to capture, and the word that I am going to use, here to describe the factor that can affect entire … Continue reading Psychosocial Stress, Shit-Life Syndrome, Dukkha, and the Parable of the Poisoned Arrow

When Your Child Is a Psychopath

The condition has long been considered untreatable. Experts can spot it in a child as young as 3 or 4. But a new clinical approach offers hope. by Barbara Hagerty Atlantic edited by O Society June 2, 2019 This is a good day, Samantha tells me: 10 on a scale of 10. We’re sitting in a … Continue reading When Your Child Is a Psychopath

Child Psychiatric Abuse Is Real — I Should Know, I Lived It

It took many years to accept that there is nothing inherently wrong with me, or with people deemed "mentally ill." by Chris Anastasia North Atlantic Books edited by O Society June 1, 2019 The following essay is an excerpt from We’ve Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health, a forthcoming anthology edited by L.D. … Continue reading Child Psychiatric Abuse Is Real — I Should Know, I Lived It

All-American Despair: Guns, Poverty, Isolation and White Men

For the past two decades, a suicide epidemic fueled by guns, poverty, and isolation has swept across the West, with middle-aged men dying in record numbers White America is Dying by Stephen Rodrick  Rolling Stone edited by O Society June 2, 2019 Toby Lingle was cremated in a 49ers cap, a Star Wars T-shirt and … Continue reading All-American Despair: Guns, Poverty, Isolation and White Men