Topic: Mental Health

’90210′ By the Numbers: Geek Love

'90210' By the Numbers: Geek Love

I know that other bloggers have been crying foul at the Naomi/Max hookup because it seems unrealistic that shallow Naomi would go for a nerd. But honestly, I’m so excited to see this couple progress; they’re one of the few pairings on TV that I’m really rooting for at the moment. (It helps that Josh Zuckerman is adorable.) That’s why it was so great to see them strolling down the halls of West Bev wearing the clothing of each other’s clique. More »

The Economy Is Making College Kids Less Mentally Stable, More Ambitious

The Economy Is Making College Kids Less Mentally Stable, More Ambitious

As if you needed more proof that college kids are depressed these days, an annual study called “The American Freshman” has found that kids entering college this year are even more mentally unhealthy than usual. However, due to fears of the economy and stress that they’ll never be as successful as their parents, these kids are more ambitious. Great. Just what we need right now in the world – more Tracy Flicks. More »

Crushable Guide: 5 Tips to How to be a Saner Stalker

Crushable Guide: 5 Tips to How to be a Saner Stalker

As much as I love self-help advice for the love-sick, I’m getting bored of reading all these lists on “how to get over him.” Most of the tips come from a good place, but impossible to carry through. Like “take up a hobby to get your mind off your ex.” That’s basically like saying “Stop thinking about a white polar bear,” except the polar bear in this scenario is that bastard who broke your heart by announcing you guys were through via Facebook. More »

Crushed In The Cubicle: 4 Tips For Letting It All Out

Crushed In The Cubicle: 4 Tips For Letting It All Out

In high school, I was voted most dramatic in the senior class — and it wasn’t because of any acting aspirations. I was the type of girl who’d announce that she was having a nervous breakdown in gym class, would freak out over a physics test, and wouldn’t think anything of crying if I was upset. Unfortunately, in the workplace, a breakdown is not as simply solved as being excused to take a nap during the nurse’s office. And one time, after a cryfest at my cube turned into my boss asking me if I needed to “take time off” to “deal with my emotions” (like, in a mental-health facility) I realized that sometimes, holding back can equal getting ahead. So, the tried-and-tested rules of breaking down—without your boss getting upset. More »