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Psychology

51 Percent of Opioid Prescriptions Go to People With Depression and Other Mood Disorders

More than half of all opioid prescriptions in the United States are written for people with anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders, according to a new study that questions how pain is treated in this vulnerable population. People with mood disorders are at increased risk of abusing opioids, and yet they received many more prescriptions than the general population, according to an analysis of data from 2011 and 2013. “We’re handing this stuff out like candy,” said Dr. Brian Sites, of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the senior author of the study. Opioid prescribing in the U.S. quadru
Mic
4 min read
Psychology

This Is the Best, Most Underrated Way to Make Your Money Feel Worth More, According to Science

Spending money outsourcing chores you could easily do yourself can feel like a lazy indulgence, but a new study from researchers at University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School suggests that couch potatoes might be on to something — at least compared to other spenders. Specifically, dropping money on time-saving activities — like having someone clean your house, deliver you food or groceries, mow your lawn or run other errands — seems more likely to increase your happiness than buying material purchases like clothes, booze, games, books or even personal care items. Few people see
The Atlantic
8 min read
Society

The (Feminist) Case for Women's Happiness

Earlier this month, the New York Times ran an article on its website titled “How to Be Mindful While Cleaning the Bathroom.” The piece, part of the paper’s Meditation for Real Life series, offers advice on transforming that most thankless of chores into a spiritually rewarding activity, from the beginning (“once you’ve selected your cleaning tool, take a moment to notice it with your various senses”) and throughout the process (“maintain your focus on each circular, left-to-right or up-and-down motion”). The point of the exercise is not so much a clean bathroom—“you’re not chasing a result”—as
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do
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13 reasons why you should read this…

If you’re jealous that your friends are more successful than you, that’s part of what’s holding you back from achieving your own happiness and success. Find out all the other thoughts you’re not supposed to give in to and how to build up your mental fortitude to overcome these roadblocks.