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7 Things Therapists Do During A Bad Mental Health Day

7 Things Therapists Do During A Bad Mental Health Day

If you’re human, it’s simply impossible to go through life with no bad mental health days. Whether coping with a negative experience, dealing with a life change or just waking up in a low mood, not feeling 100% mentally or emotionally is just a part of life. Exactly what a bad mental health day looks like will vary from person to person — some folks may feel scattered or stressed while others feel low energy and tired. No matter what one of those rough days feels like for you, it’s safe to say it’s unpleasant. And you certainly don’t want to do anything to make your hard day any worse. Even therapists have these days ― and there are certain things they personally do to care for themselves when they happen. Read on for their advice: 1. They make sure their physical needs are met. “I generally start by taking an inventory of where my physical needs are and if they’ve been met or not that day,” said Em Evans, a therapist and co-founder of …

Gold, Bonds, & Stocks Rip After ‘Bad’ Data On ‘Quietest Day Of The Year’

Gold, Bonds, & Stocks Rip After ‘Bad’ Data On ‘Quietest Day Of The Year’

An ugly jobless claims print was the day’s early catalyst sending yields significantly lower, stocks, gold, oil, and crypto higher and the dollar down with rate-cut expectations re-ignited… Source: Bloomberg A dovish shift supported stocks – which had a “squeezey feel” amid very low liquidity… Source: Bloomberg Goldman’s trading desk noted that while yesterday was the lightest notional session all year in the US, today is looking to be even slower (tracking down -2% vs. yesterday), which probably helped the liftathon… The Dow and Small Caps led the way – up almost 1%, and Nasdaq lagged on the day – barely holding on to green… This was The Dow’s seventh straight daily gain – the longest win streak since July 2023. And both Hedge Funds and Long-Onlys were sellers today (which leaves buybacks – as we predicted – to save the market)… HFs are -7% for sale and lean better for sale in every sector ex- Cons Disc & Macro Products.  Supply is most pronounced in Info Tech & Utes which when combined, make up …

Not all ultra-processed foods are bad for your health, whatever you might have heard

Not all ultra-processed foods are bad for your health, whatever you might have heard

In recent years, there’s been increasing hype about the potential health risks associated with so-called “ultra-processed” foods. But new evidence published this week found not all “ultra-processed” foods are linked to poor health. That includes the mass-produced wholegrain bread you buy from the supermarket. While this newly published research and associated editorial are unlikely to end the wrangling about how best to define unhealthy foods and diets, it’s critical those debates don’t delay the implementation of policies that are likely to actually improve our diets.   What are ultra-processed foods? Ultra-processed foods are industrially produced using a variety of processing techniques. They typically include ingredients that can’t be found in a home kitchen, such as preservatives, emulsifiers, sweeteners and/or artificial colours. Common examples of ultra-processed foods include packaged chips, flavoured yoghurts, soft drinks, sausages and mass-produced packaged wholegrain bread. In many other countries, ultra-processed foods make up a large proportion of what people eat. A recent study estimated they make up an average of 42% of total energy intake in Australia. How do ultra-processed foods …

Is dark matter’s main rival theory dead? There’s bad news from the Cassini spacecraft and other recent tests

Is dark matter’s main rival theory dead? There’s bad news from the Cassini spacecraft and other recent tests

One of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics today is that the forces in galaxies do not seem to add up. Galaxies rotate much faster than predicted by applying Newton’s law of gravity to their visible matter, despite those laws working well everywhere in the Solar System. To prevent galaxies from flying apart, some additional gravity is needed. This is why the idea of an invisible substance called dark matter was first proposed. But nobody has ever seen the stuff. And there are no particles in the hugely successful Standard Model of particle physics that could be the dark matter – it must be something quite exotic. This has led to the rival idea that the galactic discrepancies are caused instead by a breakdown of Newton’s laws. The most successful such idea is known as Milgromian dynamics or Mond, proposed by Israeli physicist Mordehai Milgrom in 1982. But our recent research shows this theory is in trouble. The main postulate of Mond is that gravity starts behaving differently to what Newton expected when it becomes very …

Gold, Stocks, & Bonds Jump As ‘Bad’ Jobs News Reignites Rate-Cut Hopes

Gold, Stocks, & Bonds Jump As ‘Bad’ Jobs News Reignites Rate-Cut Hopes

The sudden surge in initial jobless claims this morning was met with a significant across-the-market reaction (amid low levels of liquidity – Goldman noted yesterday was the quietest market day this year). Rate-cut hopes jumped… Which sent bond yields lower… …and stocks higher… The dollar dropped… …sending gold higher… This level of ‘data dependence’ in an illiquid market will not end well. Loading… Source link

Why removing protections on social media – in the name of free speech – is bad for peacebuilding

Why removing protections on social media – in the name of free speech – is bad for peacebuilding

On May 16 the world will mark the UN International Day of Living Together in Peace. It is a rallying call for people to listen respectfully to others and promote tolerance and understanding. Perhaps someone should tell tech entrepreneurs Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. The online platforms they head up – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter/X – have become synonymous with fake news, hate speech, misinformation and other online harms. Social media has been widely blamed for destabilising democracies and fomenting civil unrest in Europe and North America. In July 2023, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, proposed restricting access to online platforms in order to quell rioting. This is a far cry from 2009, when Facebook proudly claimed it had created “friendships” between seemingly irredeemably rival groups: Sunni and Shia Muslims, Muslims and Jews, Pakistanis and Indians, Greeks and Turks, conservatives and liberals. “Peace on Facebook” was a classic example of what social scientist Nicholas John refers to as “social media bullshit”. Such PR blurb is designed to convince the public these tech companies are a force …

Puppy Slayer Kristi Noem Had a Very, Very Bad Day on Conservative TV

Puppy Slayer Kristi Noem Had a Very, Very Bad Day on Conservative TV

When the news first emerged that Kristi Noem had used her latest book to tell the grisly tale of killing her own dog, the South Dakota governor blamed the whole thing on the “fake news.” “You know how the fake news works,” Noem told Sean Hannity in an attempt at damage control. “They leave out some or most of the facts of a story, they put the worst spin on it. And that’s what’s happened in this case.” Later, after being pressed by CBS’s Margaret Brennan about the false story that she met North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Noem whined on X: “In the fake news media, there are two sets of rules, and conservative are always treated differently. That’s why Americans don’t trust the Fake News.” This is, of course, a classic move for Republicans, perfected by Donald Trump, who has spent years claiming to be a victim of what he variously calls the “fake news,” the “radical left-wing media,” the “lamestream media,” and the “enemy of the people.” But unfortunately for Noem, …

New faith schools in England could soon allocate all their places on religious grounds – here’s why that’s a bad idea

New faith schools in England could soon allocate all their places on religious grounds – here’s why that’s a bad idea

The government has proposed dropping the cap on faith admissions for new and existing free faith schools in England. This would mean that oversubscribed faith schools in this category – those established as new academies, rather than converted from existing council-maintained schools – would no longer have to offer 50% of their places to children from outside their religion. In practice, this would lead to an increase in the number of faith-based schools in England, and increased faith-based admissions to existing faith schools. The Department for Education has launched a consultation on these plans, as well as on the proposal to allow new special academies – for children with learning difficulties and disabilities – to have a religious character. The government is proposing this change as a way to improve school standards. It points out that faith schools are more likely to be rated good or outstanding by Ofsted and have better GCSE results than other schools. But the problem is that this has little to do with the schools themselves, and everything to do …

Neerja Bhatt – An Interview with the Author of the Bad Era Duology

Neerja Bhatt – An Interview with the Author of the Bad Era Duology

Neerja Bhatt was born and raised in Ahmedabad—the Indian city of food and fervor. Born into a creative family where artistic expression was always encouraged, she has been attached with the art of storytelling and writing since the tender age of six, and has written several stories and poetry since then. She has been secretive of her writing, but always felt proud whenever the teacher read her work to the class. You can find the last page of every notebook that Neerja owns covered in her signatures as she feels that a perfect signature is a must have for authors. The Bad Era: Part I is her debut fantasy novel. In her free time, you can find her reading, playing the piano, or sleeping and dreaming of compelling stories that can later be cooked into sizzling novels. TBE: The Bad Era duology tackles profound themes like morality, destiny vs choice, sacrificing for the greater good. Yet it does so through the lens of a young protagonist Anokhi. What inspired you to explore such weighty philosophical …

Microsoft goes from bad boy to top cop in the age of AI

Microsoft goes from bad boy to top cop in the age of AI

This article is part of a series, Bots and ballots: How artificial intelligence is reshaping elections worldwide, presented by Luminate. REDMOND, Wash. — In a shabby corner of Microsoft’s sprawling campus in this suburb of Seattle, Juan Lavista Ferres spun around in his chair and, with a mischievous grin, asked a simple question: “Do you want to play a game?” Microsoft’s chief data scientist — speaking at a frenetic pace, seemingly powered by unlimited free soft drinks and espressos from the building’s unkempt kitchen — pushed himself across his office and typed something into his computer. Within seconds, an image of former U.S. President Donald Trump popped up on the Uruguayan’s massive flatscreen monitor. “What do you think?” he asked, laughing. “Is this real or fake?” This is not just a game. (The Trump photo is an AI-generated forgery.) Lavista Ferres also runs the company’s AI For Good Lab in a converted warehouse here that still has the loading docks left over from when Microsoft used to ship floppy disks to customers worldwide. Alongside efforts to use …