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Denial and Blackouts: A Vicious Cycle

By Kristance Harlow | October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Blackouts are drug-related amnesia. Binge drinking can lead to memory loss and make it difficult to form new memories. Someone in a blackout might turn into an incoherent version of Dory from Finding Nemo who won’t stop repeating the same phrase, but a lot of the time it is difficult to tell if someone is blacked out.

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Will Big Pharma Support a Non-Addictive Opioid?

By Kristance Harlow | October 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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With painkillers like OxyContin, the overdose reversal drug naloxone, and detox/maintenance medications like Suboxone, the pharmaceutical industry is making a profit off people addicted to opioid at every stage. Opioids are highly addictive and sometimes, especially in combination with other drugs, deadly.

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5 Happiness Tips When You Have PTSD

By Kristance Harlow | September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Living with post traumatic stress disorder and her bluesy sister, depression, has drastically changed how I handle everyday life. Anxiety and lethargy applied for permanent residence in my body, and I thought I had to fight to have their applications thrown out. Turns out I didn’t have to fight, I had to give up and stop trying to control everything.

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10 Surprising Ways The Modern World Is Making Us Sick

By Kristance Harlow | January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Everything in moderation, as the old adage goes. As it turns out, that couldn’t be more accurate, as research continues to shed light on how the modern world is damaging our health. We might be living longer today than our ancestors did, but the current era isn’t as health-friendly as we might think.

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Expats and Depression: The Research

By Kristance Harlow | July 14, 2014 | 10 Comments
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My last blog post on depression and expats sparked some interesting discussions on LinkedIn. Unfortunately, I accidentally deleted the thread when I got pissed at my non-responding mouse and started clicking it like a madwoman. In my fury of clicks it responded, just to delete a very productive conversation. Thanks technology. I’m going to follow…

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10 Terrifyingly Huge Extinct Versions Of Adorable Animals

By Kristance Harlow | January 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We’ve covered the topic of gigantic animals before, looking at ancient and terrifying huge versions of snakes and scary carnivorous reptiles. Now we’re going to take a look at ordinary animals that don’t usually make people feel afraid. From adorable penguins to sleepy sloths, there used to be giant versions of all these animals. No…

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10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Become A Happier Person

By Kristance Harlow | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s the holiday season and the new year is upon us. The holidays are not always an easy time of year—many of us are missing loved ones, while others are struggling with mental illness that stand in the way of feeling happy.

Epic Female Traveler: Gertrude Bell Breakin’ Rules 100 Years Ago

By Kristance Harlow | July 14, 2013 | 4 Comments
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A traveler writing about their adventures is not a trend. For thousands of years people have traveled to foreign lands and wrote about their experiences; from Herodotus, the original historian who wrote about his time in Egypt in the 5th century BC, to current authors like Elizabeth Gilbert whose book Eat, Pray, Love was made…

Medical Disorders: The Social Component

By Kristance Harlow | July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
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“It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” [Jiddu Krisnamurti] Have you ever gone to the doctors having already self-diagnosed yourself? Do you ever find yourself suggesting which medication to go on to your doctor? Maybe you are very aware of your body and take control of your own…

Bias. Yes, you are biased too

By Kristance Harlow | July 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
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My brother is an avid Red Sox fan, he knows all the statistics and watches all the games. When he was twelve he found an old camouflaged hat, he wore it while watching the first game of the season, and the Sox won. After that he wore it every game that year, convinced that if…

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