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Fake Xanax Known As Super Pills Kills 9 In Florida

 Fake Xanax, AKA 'Super Pills' is 50 times stronger than heroin and has killed nine in Florida Partying teenagers and young adults beware: There is a deadly, counterfeit Xanax pill being sold on the streets of Florida. The fake Xanax is believed to contain a lethal dose of Fentanyl - a super, pain-killer some 50 times stronger than heroin - and synthetic Xanax. The super drug, which hit the streets only three months ago, has...

Family and Friends | Worth More Than Money Can Buy

Are You Financially Broke, But Loved By Friends and Family? Good News! You Can Afford Happiness While the lyrics of Notorious B.I.G. "Mo' money mo' problems" may seem absurd to us 'poor folk,' a new study may now give credence to the late, great, hip-hop icon's disavowment of the Almighty Dollar. Well, at the very least, this study - according to to the researchers at London School of Economics (LSE) who conducted it - proves that (co...

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American Depression Why We Need to Rise Above Cultural Apathy

American Depression Why We Need to Rise Above Cultural Apathy Coming into the 21st century, America has made tremendous progress in its treatment, appreciation, and understanding of mental illness. Nevertheless, the "land of the free" still has quite a ways to go regarding its cultural understanding and, furthermore, its treatment of the millions who bravely admit to suffering from a psychological illness. This is especially true w...

Failing to Launch | Young Adults Failure to Live Independently Reaches Epidemic Numbers

The Majority of Our Nation's Future Has 'Failure to Launch Syndrome' In the upcoming decades, Millenials will have no choice but to take command of the proverbial wheel that drives American society - prepared or not. Having said that, it might not be a bad idea for Generation Y to take a few more lessons before taking our nation's future for a reckless joyride. If you aren't worried about America's future millennial-leadership, c...

To Parents Who Are Sick and Tired of Your Troubled Teen : Don't Feel Guilty

Are You Tired of Your Troubled Teen? Here's What to Do Some cold hard facts about Parenting: Raising a child is hard. Raising a teenager is harder. Raising a troubled teen is hell. If you are the parent of a troubled teenage boy or girl who has a lack of respect for authority, is sexually acting out, and/or is experimenting with drugs and alcohol, don't feel guilty; You are not alone. In fact, there are millions of parents who share y...

John Oliver Takes On The Opioid Industry - How Pharmaceutical Companies Are Killing Us

Last Week Tonight Takes on The Pharmaceutical Industry and Opiate Abuse  HBO's politically charged funny man, John Oliver, took on the opioid industry last October on his weekly Sunday night show, 'Last Week Tonight.' Oliver, who has a reputable pension for taking on the country's most delicate social and political issues, took a stab at the pharmaceutical industry - An industry, that he claims, was responsible for the d...

What if Mental Illness Looked Like A Physical Disease?

What If Physical Diseases Were Treated Like Mental Illnesses? How bad is our mental health crisis in the United States? Experts say as much as 25% of Americans suffer from some sort of mental health disorder. One in six adults will admit to having a mental health disorder this week alone. As big of a problem our nation has with mental health disorders, however, there simply isn't enough being done to correct our suffering. Why? Well, e...

Understanding The Behavior of Troubled Teens | Why Love Conquers All

Normal teen vs. troubled teen behavior To adequately assist troubled teens in overcoming self-sabotaging tendencies and negative behavioral patterns, parents must first comprehensively understand their child's underlying issues  (negative motivations that contribute to the adolescent's compulsivity and proclivity for negative thinking). Fortunately, parents need not search far and wide (or at all) to find what is perhaps the large...

Do You Suffer From Severe Anxiousness? | It's Probably Due to Overthinking

Worrying, Anxiety, and Overthinking  Are you afflicted by the anxiety and anguish of constant worrying? Do you fret about the future and feel uncertain about how your life will play out? Are you a prisoner bound by insecurities in your own mind? If so, try your best not to worry (pun intended). If you are a neurotic worrier, it's most likely due to overthinking. While it's true that every person overthinks things every once ...