Subconscious vs. Unconscious: Writer Russ Juskalian, Two Psychologists, Freud, and Wikipedia Respond to Your Comments
Writer Russ Juskalian's story on cryptomnesia had a lot of readers talking—specifically, about our use of "unconscious" over "subconscious" when discussing the practice of copying other people's work without realizing it.
More female videogamers are grabbing the controller this year, according to a report released yesterday by the industry-tracking group NPD. The Gamer Augmentation 2009 report revealed that 28 percent of all console videogamers (those who play games on platforms like Wii, Playstation, and XBox) are now female, up from 23 percent last year.
Strolling through Re/Dress, the vintage plus-size clothing store in Brooklyn, last week, I learned an important lesson in perspective. I was surrounded by cute clothes—frilly lace aprons, sexy leather trenches, pencil skirts, and sailor dresses—and could tell just by looking that not a stitch would fit my size-8 ass.
More than 13 years ago, as Scott Strode was struggling to get his drinking and drug use under control, the gym in Boston where he boxed offered refuge. "All the guys in the gym were sober because they were training for fights," says Strode, 37. "It was a place I could go where I knew there wouldn't be any pressure to use or drink."Now, a sober Strode is recreating the benefits of that safe space for others committed to living sober lives.
Michael Jackson's Shocking Death: 'A Third of People Who Have a Heart Attack Actually Never Make It to a Hospital'
It appears that Michael Jackson died of cardiac arrest. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that paramedics were called to Jackson's rented Holmby Hills home after a call to 911 reported a man who was not breathing, and that he later died of massive cardiac arrest.
By Jamie Reno Farrah Fawcett's oncologist, Dr. Lawrence Piro, has spent the past few days at the hospital bedside of his most famous patient. The actress died of anal cancer on Thursday morning at 62.
After a long, brave, public battle with cancer, Farrah Fawcett passed away today. Fawcett, 62, had been fighting anal cancer since 2006. She invited cameras (and in doing so, the American public) into her private life to better document the grim realities of living with the disease.
"Sweetie," "Sugar," and "Honey." There's a reason we call our loved ones flavor-derived nicknames. "We're all born liking sweet tastes," says Dr. Alexei B.
Yesterday, Perez Hilton got punched in the face. This lead to karma jokes, and "I've been wanting to punch him in the face for years" jokes, and all sorts of tacky, tasteless comments that make light of the fact that someone was the victim of violence.
The withdrawal method of birth control—otherwise known as "pulling out"—is often seen as a last-ditch, almost comical measure to prevent pregnancy. In terms of both effectiveness and sexual sophistication, it's seen as just a rung or two above using Coke as some kind of post-coital spermicide (which, seriously—according to every single pregnancy myth website, cola-as-contraception is some kind of epidemic.
Is obesity a disability? Advocacy groups want to classify obesity as a disability; doctors think it will prevent them from discussing obesity with their patients.
Since I am broad-shouldered and have somewhat of a sturdy gait, people tend to mistake me for an athlete. While I played my fair share of sports growing up, I never had the requisite grace, coordination or speed to be anything other than a steady member of the JV squad. (My sister, the college swimmer, got those genes: she did her first triathlon on a whim and returned home with the third-place medal.
The New Drug Buddies Pharmaceutical companies are using social networking and web 2.0 properties like Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook to promote their product.
I have a friend named Sue. Actually, "Sue" isn't her real name, and she isn't really a friend: she's something akin to a lost sorority sister—we went to the same college, participated in the same activities and had a lot of mutual respect and admiration for one another.
After she was hired to write a blog about a fictional scorned woman who exacts 14 Days of Wrath on her cheating husband, Eva Nagorski realized just how pervasive the theme of revenge is -- from ancient times to the digital age. In her new book The Down and Dirty Dish on Revenge: Serving It Up Nice and Cold to that Lying, Cheating Bastard (St.
Sotomayor Is Not A Bully She's a smart, tough legislator who challenges lawyers on both sides. Nina Totenberg delivers an in-depth look at the judge's temperament and determines that her style of questioning and habit of interrupting is no worse than anyone else on the bench.
That's what the group Conservatives for Patients' Rights argue in a new ad: Here's the thing about health care reform: it is both very important and also incredibly boring, which is why these ads are so effective.
By Claudia Kalb In the aftermath of his son Jett's death, John Travolta told Bahamian police that Jett had autism. This according to police reports published by the National Enquirer (which, while not the most respected news source, have gotten scoops on big stories.
By Jaime CunninghamThis article has been updated with a response from one of the companies mentioned. Sure, smoking kills. But it's so lucrative! That seems to be the attitude of health and life insurance companies in North America and the United Kingdom, who have more than $4 billion invested in tobacco companies, according to a correspondence published in the June 4th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (subscription required).
Nicotine Delites? We've heard of candy cigarettes, but this is ridiculous. RJ Reynolds is introducing a tobacco-based mint for adults (because grown-up loooove candy) sold in shiny packaging.
Just Do It, Already: Rates of colorectal cancer are up in 27 of 51 countries worldwide between 1983 and 2002. A new study shows that the increase in cancer rates is likely due to an increase in Western diet and lifestyle habits across the globe.
This video has been making the blog-rounds for a few weeks now; I'm totally late to the bandwagon. But I'm posting it anyway because: 1) My love for Miss Julia Sugarbaker is real and true, and that love extends to posting excerpts from Dixie Carter's late-80s yoga video. 2) Much of the reaction to this video has been of the "God, what a loon!" variety, which totally misses the point.
Sleep On It: Feeling blocked? Researchers from the University of California at San Diego say a nap can help boost creative powers. They say that "sleeping on" a dilemma really does boost a person's ability to problem-solve and make clear decisions: 77 volunteers were given a series of create problems to solve and were told to mull over the problem until the afternoon either by resting but staying awake or by taking a nap monitored by the scientists.
A Woman's Victorious Tale of Cancer Survival: A nice read for those of you (like me) moving a little slowly this morning. No need to rush into the work week head on! (Pharmablog)Tickling Gorillas: Will be the name of the NEWSWEEK.com house band.
Take some time today to visit Andrew Sullivan's blog over at the Atlantic, where one of the most capital-F fascinating discussions in recent blog history (which is pretty much all of blog history) is taking place.
When Is A Donor Kidney Not a Donor Kidney? When it comes from the body of a convicted killer. A very small British study showed people were strongly wary of organ transplants if the donor had questionable morals (or no morals, in the case of a murderer).