Progress and obstacles

Posted: September 26, 2014
Updated: September 26, 2014

Things are better than a few weeks ago and a few months ago. The major reason things are better is that I have more help. In fact, without the additional help, I would not have been able to achieve the things I have done over the last two months. Emotionally and psychologically, I am better . . .

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Howie Mandel: Everyone needs help coping at sometime

Posted: September 24, 2014
Updated: September 24, 2014

This America’s Got Talent contestant told the judges she has anxiety disorder and depression. Howie Mandel, one of the judges, suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which is a specific kind of anxiety disorder. The contestant and Mandel have been able to succeed because of the help of others. Humans are social animals: “Either we . . .

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John Oliver: America’s prison system is broken

Posted: September 24, 2014
Updated: September 24, 2014

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Kirby Ferguson: Everything is a Remix

Posted: September 17, 2014
Updated: September 17, 2014

Today I discovered a YouTube video and TED talk from 2012. The YouTube videos have a longer total running-time, but I think they are more interesting. YouTube Playlist of four-part series and two case studies: TED: In 2007, I wrote about the same issue, but Ferguson’s discussion is much more detailed. I analyzed the issue . . .

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Three months of misadventures, but some hope for the future

Posted: September 4, 2014
Updated: September 23, 2014

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Over the past 4.5 years, I have received a lot of advice. Some of it has been excellent and useful. With few exceptions, however, if someone advises me to do something, someone else advises me to do the opposite. And, too much advice is ill informed. Nevertheless, I am desperate so I have tried many . . .

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Search

Posted: August 23, 2014
Updated: August 23, 2014

Google

Search HunterThinks.com and related websites.

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Why Monster Energy Drink helps my mood

Posted: August 23, 2014
Updated: August 23, 2014

Monster Energy

I have known for at least 15 years that caffeine helps my mood. Sometime between six and eight years ago, I wanted a ton of caffeine for both my mood and to focus on studying, so I tried a Monster Energy Drink. I was surprised how much it helped my mood and I have often . . .

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Why the sick stay poor

Posted: August 22, 2014
Updated: August 22, 2014

I very much hate the person I have become. I am unreliable, disorganized, easily startled, and easily overwhelmed. And not contributing to the world. I have no choice but to try to earn some money. I am lucky that I do not lack talent, skills, education, or ideas. I contacted a company about a business . . .

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Justine’s insights about depression are excellent

Posted: August 18, 2014
Updated: September 4, 2014

Justine

On May 24, 2014, I posted a TED video about depression and some of my thoughts about it. It is a great video, and I highly recommend it. A few days later, my computer broke and I lost access to my encryption keys. Withing hours of my computer breaking, Justine sent me an email, and . . .

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Spontaneous vs. impulsive

Posted: August 18, 2014
Updated: August 18, 2014

Spontaneous: doing things that other people did not expect you to do but of which they approve. Impulsive: doing things that other people did not expect you to do but of which they disapprove. Note that it does not matter if your actions were planned or unplanned–it only matters if other people perceive your actions . . .

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