This week, science will both enrage and delight you. We’ve got extinctions, global warming deniers, and conspiracy theorists, but also the world’s smallest movie and a beautifully terrifying trip inside an active volcano, plus a look at how pregnancy shapes evolution. Let’s go! Read More Science News: 5/7/13
I’ve been struggling extra hard with a case of Seasonal Affective Disorder this year. I think part of the struggle is related to my mistaken hopes that removing my family to a warmer, more southerly location would produce a milder form of the yearly blues, so to have them hit hard, yet again, feels like even the most extreme efforts are nothing against the seasonal tidal pull of a hormonal imbalance. Read More Song Sung Blue: Tidings of Comfort & Joy
While it may be the season for pumpkins, cozy sweaters, and some of the best holidays the year has to offer (all good things in my book), it’s also the time of year when the days get shorter and it starts to feel like daylight is a precious commodity. Fortunately many of us will soon be turning our clocks back and stealing a bit more “day” time; unfortunately, it won’t be long before that stolen hour will no longer make a difference.
Winter sucks. If you’re a person who enjoys the bitter cold, the short days, and the absurd amounts of various forms of water falling from the sky, I envy you. I live in a world with four seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and crushing depression. Read More Winter Blues, My Ass: How I Survive My Seasonal Affective Disorder
Elizabeth Edwards, undisputed better half of former presidential candidate John Edwards, has passed away after a long struggle with cancer. Edwards will be greatly missed, and our thoughts and prayers are with her children, family and friends.
I’ve been apprehensively thinking about Season Affective Disorder (SAD) quite a bit the past few weeks, waiting for the shoe to drop. Every winter for the past four years, I’ve experienced a gradual decline in mood come late fall, and a listlessness that is difficult to shake, no matter how much sleep I get. It snowed for the first time in my area a few days ago, and watching the powder slowly build up outside my window made me wish I had a lightswitch to flip on the sun, or could take an impromptu vacation anywhere closer to the equator. Read More Snuffing the Winter Blues