Topic: psychology

Dr. Drew Is Ruining The World

Dr. Drew Is Ruining The World

I’ve always thought it was uncomfortable when celebrities were analyzed and diagnosed by doctors they’ve never met. Everytime Dr. Drew showed up on CNN calling Angelina Joliemalnourished” or talking about Lindsay Lohan‘s “disease,” I questioned the morality of sharing a medical opinion about a person that you’ve never treated.

Then, my family got their very own dose of medicine from a psychiatrist we haven’t spoken to, and I realized that it’s more than a questionable practice – it’s completely wrong. More »

Bullish: How to Tell if You’re a Narcissist (and How It Might Be Holding You Back)

Bullish: How to Tell if You're a Narcissist (and How It Might Be Holding You Back)

Are you a narcissist? If you really are, you probably won’t care. Or else, you’ll read this article and think, “Yes, but that’s for people who can’t back it up. Boo-ya!”

This November, the task force behind the DSM (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) announced that Narcissistic Personality Disorder had been removed. The New York Times had a cheeky take on the matter: A Fate That Narcissists Will Hate: Being Ignored.

I’d been thinking about the topic of narcissism ever since 2005, when I was working to establish myself in stand-up comedy. An ex-boyfriend found my website and emailed to say that the site was “the most narcissistic thing I’ve ever seen.” More »

Best Study Results Ever For Slackers: Occasional Websurfing Actually Makes Workers More Productive

Best Study Results Ever For Slackers: Occasional Websurfing Actually Makes Workers More Productive

Marie Claire just reported that a recent University of Melbourne study found that workers who who browsed the Web in moderation were 9 percent more productive than coworkers who did not. According to the article, this is attributed to “the concentration restoration that occurs during web-surfing micro-breaks, plus the autonomy of knowing your employer trusts you to manage yourself.” Additionally, Marie Claire reports that the more enjoyable the website visited, the more efficient you will be doing actual work. More »