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The new Prozac.Rachelle Hruska, founder of social gossip party site Guest of a Guest, is on some next-level Scientology-type new age shit. This morning she took to Twitter to stand up for cashews and niacin in place of antidepressants, and to scold Runnin' Scared paterfamilias Foster Kamer.
Jordan Jeffares, bringing back the better parts of the '80s. Pics by Chris.Snowden/Fan-Tan Mercury Lounge Friday, January 21 Better Than: Reading Catch-22 all alone at home. Friday night's blizzard-like conditions only serve to remind us that everyone's favorite winter-themed, synth-happy, ... More >>
A city councilman from Queens apparently wants your your teeth to rot and fall out. The Daily News says Councilman Peter Vallone is planning to introduce a bill that would end New York's 45-year practice of adding fluoride to its tap water, citing safety concerns and comparing the miner ... More >>
Frenemies? Self-important hipsters? No literary problem.
The upcoming HBO series The Miraculous Year has a lead character who is a sophisticated, gay Broadway composer who lives in a townhouse, writes acclaimed but not always solvent shows, and suffers a heart attack sparked by coke abuse. But that last part has been cut out, according to the Post ... More >>
An excellent Newsweek cover story today brings the sad news that antidepressants depressingly don't work. Which is sad, because - among other reasons - a lot of people use them. What's even worse, however, is that they work less than placebos.
woodleywonderworks/flickrThe Huffington Post has an interesting piece on how getting down and dirty with nature in, for example, a vegetable garden can keep us emotionally healthy. The microbes in dirt, apparently, affect the same neurons that are stimulated by Prozac. A British study from a ... More >>
Not "dumb" as in goofy and slapdash in a kind of likable-despite-itself way that at least manages to kill two hours. I mean "dumb" as in relentlessly, painfully, buzzsaw-to-the-brain inept and unwatchable, leaving you wonder who to sue to get those 120 minutes back. I'll start with an example: Pork ... More >>
A starlet finds 50 ways to insult your lover
Yes, the two-time Oscar winner and punk rock's poet laureate have teamed for a book called 50 Photographs which, poetically enough, has 50 photographs, all by moonlighting Lange in an arty black-and-white mode. It turns out the woman's been aiming a camera at stuff for 15 years now, "approaching the ... More >>
BEST DRAG: Peppermint, "Servin It Up" I just woke up from Sunday night and realized I was a presenter at the Pill awards! No, these aren’t honors for the best developments in Xanax, Prozac, and Zoloft (though the winners’ names were lodged in large pills). They were awards given by ADD-TV—a q ... More >>
Or, I hear what you're saying, but what exactly do you mean?
In theory and practice, psychoanalysis flourishes in academia
A pair of country goofballs boogaloo down Broadway with their rappin' buttload of friends
I'm a reasonably happy personor at least I was before I went into psychotherapy
Life is like Skinner's box of chocolates: Slater revisits 20th-century psych's greatest hits
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'The Believer' Makes the Long Pilgrimage to the Silver Screen
New Research Brings Ecstasy Back to the Couch
Dissident Scientists Question the Ban on Ecstasy
Renamed Prozac Targets Huge Market: Premenstrual Women
Drug Cocktails Pleasures, Risks, and Reasons
The architect of the unconscious faces his greatest challenge
A New Sexual Drug Works on the Brain. But What Are the Uses of Lifestyle Meds?