Looking Out For Your Mental Health

The Nightcap


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“If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.” – Hal Borland



Alive and Alone

If you have one of those overbearing mothers or relatives that continually nag you about settling down and starting a family, then I’m sorry.

A roundhouse kick to the face is not going to stop them, and it might even get you jail time.

Unfortunately, it has been ingrained in our social fabric that marriage and kids are the only beacons of true happiness. And, while that can very well be true for some, it certainly isn’t the case for everyone.

This is an important distinction to make because forcing people into lives they aren’t ready for (or even WANT) could potentially ruin their lives and happiness. What works for some doesn’t work for all.

Let’s face it – there are plenty of miserable people in miserable marriages with kids they didn’t intend to have. And there’s a good chance they were forced into that situation due to social pressures.

According to this article out of Vice, not only is it ok to end up alone – it can actually be rewarding for many of us.



Ignorance Is Bliss

Are you happy? Are you totally content with your life? Are you the kind of person that always looks at things glass-half-full or on a positive note?

Well, if so, chances are you’re a freak’in moron.

Okay, that was totally a joke and definitely hyperbole, but there IS something to be said about people who naturally have a tendency toward depression and anxiety.

No, we’re not referring to short spans of “the blues” proceeding a breakup or losing a job. We’re referring to people that likely spend their entire lives being a tad more skeptical, cynical, and unhappy with the world compared to their counterparts.

According to multiple studies including one performed by the National Institute of Health, not only is there a good chunk of the population the suffers from depression; those people also tend to have higher IQs and a more realistic outlook on the world.

Here’s what the research found out and what that means for you, your overall outlook, and your intelligence levels.


Can You Feel It? with Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen and Jimmy take turns sticking their hands inside boxes filled with mystery objects that they have to identify without looking at them.

Watch here