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: August 18, 2014

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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Robin Williams depression suicide: someone should have done something, right?

Posted: August 12, 2014
Updated: August 12, 2014

Early reports of Robin Williams’s death say that everyone knew he was struggling with depression before he killed himself. A natural and common reaction in this situation is, “Someone should have done something.” Someone who knew that he was depressed should have helped him so that he did not kill himself. Especially because he was . . .

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Too much reality leads to despair

Posted: August 6, 2014
Updated: August 7, 2014

Hunter Hogan looking at the Treasury in Petra

The accidental climb down Petra Experiments have shown that people with depression tend to have a hyper-accurate perception of the world and other experiments have shown that people with a more realistic view of the world have higher rates of depression. Despite the general belief that a realistic view of the world is a good . . .

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Building a new life

Posted: August 5, 2014
Updated: August 5, 2014

All of my possessions fit into my backpack, I have been unemployed since February 2010, and my symptoms are too severe for me to earn money right now. My first priority is to heal so that I can earn money again. You can help me in a few ways. I could use help with tasks . . .

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More PayPal options

Posted: August 5, 2014
Updated: August 5, 2014

PayPal

See this page, “Building a new life”. Help me for the same cost as Soda, 2 liters: $2 a weekCheap lunch: $6 a weekMovie ticket: $11 a weekDinner for two: $40 a week0.1% of Top 1%: $188 a week Help me for the same cost as Cappuccino: €3 a weekCheap lunch: €7 a weekMovie tickets, . . .

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Take these pills, call me in two weeks

Posted: July 26, 2014
Updated: July 26, 2014

When doctors give patients a medication for depression or anxiety, they tell them to wait two weeks before deciding the medication does not work. I have never understood that advice because I have always responded, or not responded, to medication within two days. Two days ago, I started two new medications because it was impossible . . .

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Some progress

Posted: July 25, 2014
Updated: July 25, 2014

Two months ago, my laptop stopped working. I was finally able to get the motherboard replaced, and the computer will turn on now but the video is not working. I am still troubleshooting the video problem but my intuition tells me that I will need to replace some other part of the laptop to get . . .

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