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  1. pepecat

    "Shoot the Damn Dog' author Sally Brampton dies

    Sally Brampton, journalist and writer, dies aged 60 - BBC News (contains suicide specifics) Of all the 'celebrity' deaths this year, this one has stunned me the most, though actually, I"m not massively surprised. I feel a bit 'hit by a truck' for a few reasons..... I didn't know Sally at all...

    'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed in crash

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32865248 US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash with his wife, police have said. Nash, 86, and his 82-year-old wife Alicia were killed when their taxi crashed in New Jersey, they said...
  3. C

    If People Talked About Stolen Wallets The Way People Talk About Rape

    Rape is a crime where people often blame the victim in a way they wouldn't had another crime occurred -- for example, the theft of a wallet. Caitlin Kelly, a web producer for The New Yorker, tweeted what conversations about rape would look like if they were conversations about a stolen wallet...
  4. C

    Do Carbs Make You Crazy?

    Perhaps I should be more circumspect in my title. After all, there are several popular ideas out there - one that carbohydrates cause blood sugar spikes and crashes, leading to mood swings and general crankiness. The second is that sugar (that special fructosey form of carb) causes everything...
  5. kate9090

    mental health in british women

    Thought I'd share (someone im following just tweeted it): http://www.genderacrossborders.com/2011/01/17/mental-health-crisis-for-british-women/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter :(