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2015

The Most Popular Antidepressants Are Based on a Theory We Know Is Wrong
·244 words·2 mins
Articles science psychology psychiatry depression
An interesting, and apparently well-researched post from io9 on the status of research related to depression that illustrate how little we actually know. Though the title is little too linkbaity for my tastes.
Suppressing Old Memories Key to Learning New Ones
·113 words·1 min
Articles biology psychology science memory
This article from Ars Technica covers some interesting new research on the science of memory, and why our memories deteriorate over time. It is because we push them out of the way in order to integrate new ones.
On Journaling
·714 words·4 mins
Articles journal writing personal psychology
Do you keep a journal? I often wonder. It’s something we’re told we should do. Any simple search on the internet, or any self-help book you care to pick up, will suggest that there are numerous mental health benefits to journaling.

2009

The Nerd Handbook: Rands in Repose
·111 words·1 min
Articles assorted geekery geek nerd psychology
This is an excellent essay written for the poor benighted souls who have taken on having a relationship with a nerd. Honestly, I prefer the term "geek", but in this essay the words are interchangeable.

2008

What You Say is What You Are - The Problem of Blogger Inferiority Complex
·62 words·1 min
Articles psychology writing
This is excellent advice, as is the author’s follow up article Build Upon What You Build. This piece, as the title suggests, describes the problem with people describing themselves as what they are not, as opposed to what are, which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The sting of poverty
·87 words·1 min
Articles economics philosophy poverty psychology
This is an interesting article covering an theory advanced by Charles Karelis that traditional economic theories don’t apply to the experience of the poor. The idea being that when living in poverty, "we see the world around us not in terms of goods to be consumed but as problems to be alleviated.