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    Earth Hour is from March 31 from 8:30 pm to 9:15 pm (20:30 to 21:15) local time

    Earth Hour is from March 31 from 8:30 pm to 9:15 pm (20:30 to 21:15) local time. The idea is to turn all lights off to show support for saving the planet.
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    Earth Hour is tonight (March 25)

    Earth Hour is 8:30 pm tonight (March 25). The point is to turn all lights off for an hour as a show of support for combatting global warming (or climate change).
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    Earth Hour

    Earth hour is today (Saturday, 28 March). To show support, turn your lights off at 8:30 pm.
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    Problem with benzodiazepines

    Paris (AFP) - Long-term use of a drug commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleeplessness is linked to a greater risk of Alzheimer's, a study said on Wednesday. Whether chronic use of benzodiazepines actually causes the brain disease is unknown, but the link is so glaring that the question should...
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    Lexapro causes blood clotting

    Lexapro can cause blood clotting if you have a genetic predisposition to it. If you have the Factor Leiden V mutation, for example, then it is best to avoid it, since serotonin is involved in blood clotting. By increasing its presence, the tendency of platelets to aggregate is correspondingly...
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    Earth Hour: 20:30 - 21:30 today (Saturday, 29 March 2014)

    Earth Hour is 20:30 - 21:30 today (Saturday, 29 March 2014). It involves turning off the lights. This is almost too late here, but elsewhere it is at least nine hours away.
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    The end of the world is nigh

    Now's the time to cash out your life insurance policy and have a little fun, because, according to Norse mythology, the world is ending this Saturday. Sorry to be a ******, but you should know we're about 100 days into an epic battle that will culminate with the earth falling into the sea. On...
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    Botanical Solutions For Anxiety And Depression

    This is something else I got in an email. For that reason, as before, I suppose it is not a breach of copyright. The information may well be common knowledge already. " Botanical Solutions For Anxiety And Depression Dr. Isaac Eliaz | Jan 14, 2014 | Comments 1 | What are your mornings...
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    Ingrained rumination

    There are numerous threads on this website along the lines of "I wish something had not happened". This is called rumination. Part of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) addresses rumination. It does this by looking at events in a more realistic way, thereby short-circuiting rumination in...
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    Evidence that benzodiazepines may cause dementia

    see: Benzodiazepines Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia in Elderly | Psych Central News Careful, benzodiazepines seem to be dangerous.
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    The fiscal cliff approaches

    Today is the last day for the President and the Congress to agree on a deal to prevent the various economy measures coming into operation (colloquially known as the "fiscal cliff"). That event is predicted to be damaging. Could they really be so irresponsible as to let it happen?
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    An interesting article

    This is another interesting article that arrived in the email: "The patients she described were mostly guys in their late 20's and early 30's who were prone to anxiety for no readily apparent reason. They'd had good childhoods and great relationships with their parents, but for some strange...
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    Inferiority complex at the heart of SA

    Many people on this site have said things like "I feel I do not belong in this world" or "I can not imagine anyway liking me". This is an interesting article, to many could relate, which suggests that an inferiority complex lies at the heart of SA: Inferiority Complex Symptoms When a person...
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    Five ways to communicate better

    Five ways to communicate better Watch your body language Looking into a person’s eyes when they speak makes you seem trustworthy, while keeping your shoulders back and chest open gives you an air of confidence. Don’t interrupt Cutting people off mid-sentence is an arrogant tactic...
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    Third-dimensional thinking

    The article below comes from a New Age website. It is another way of looking at the third-person perspective, instead of the first-person one, or modelling yourself as a social object. RELEASING THE HABIT OF BEING THIRD DIMENSIONAL Dear Ones, We, the Arcturian expression of our many...
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    Future free and credible treatment (or the peril of procrastination)

    On another website information appeared about a course of treatment available to anyone in the world conducted by Harvard University using hand-held devices. Therefore the only prerequisite was owning a smartphone, Android etc. I am sure (hope) that the other website would not mind the...
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    Prophesy of climate change

    CREE INDIAN PROPHECY Warriors of the Rainbow Last century an old wise woman of the Cree Indian nation, named "Eyes of Fire", had a vision of the future. She prophesied that one day, because of the white mans' or Yo-ne-gis' greed, there would come a time, when the earth being ravaged and...
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    American base in Australia

    Apparently on his upcoming visit to Australia President Obama is going to announce the establishment of a permanent American military base here. This would be first time ever that foreign military has been stationed here permanently. During the Second World War it was only for the duration...
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    An interesting book

    Just from the preview on Google Books, Social phobia: diagnosis, assessment, and treatment by Richard G. Heimberg (Social phobia: diagnosis, assessment ... - Google Books) looks quite interesting. For me, the best points are: . modelling yourself as a social object in a negative way...
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    Might the USA default?

    The American public debt is now only twelve billion dollars below the legal debt limit ("only", ha ha). Unless the legal limit is raised, then America will default on its debts in a month or so. It has been suggested that the Republican Party wants a default, so that higher taxes are not...