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A Handful Of Doctors Are Working To Revolutionize How We Think About Self-Harm

Collaborative therapy is proving more effective than proscriptive treatment strategies

The suicidal patients admitted to the hospital where David Jobes worked as a grad student had to make a promise in order to be released. They had to promise not to kill themselves before their next appointment. If they didn’t make this promise, they may not get to go home.

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If That Paper Towel Looks Delicious, You Might Want to Get Your Iron Levels Checked

Nearly 70 percent of pregnant women crave non-edible things like dirt, paper towels, and paint.

Nearly 70 percent of pregnant women crave non-edible items like paper towels, ice, and laundry detergent. Image via Shutterstock.

Trisha Nelson, a copywriter for a technology company in Los Angeles, California, was addicted to ice. Not just any ice, the really minerally-smelling ice that forms on the inside walls of old freezers. “I would scrape the ice that had formed on the sides of our fridge. I knew exactly where all the ‘good’ ice was and I bought a snow-cone maker,” said Nelson. “I was insatiable.”

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The Curious Link Between What You Eat and Your Emotions

Here’s how to keep emotional distress from burning you out.

Alexa Ippolito Stewart was on her honeymoon but she couldn’t enjoy it. She constantly checked her phone, which led to answering emails from her employer based in D.C. From the moment the trip began, Stewart lashed out at her husband—for walking too slowly when leaving the plane (then making him apologize for his slowness). Before the honeymoon, Stewart had been working anywhere between 40-80 hours per week for her job and was always on-call for last minute tasks.

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