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SnapFiles – useful and free software.

For years I have been using a site called SnapFiles (formerly WebAttack) to find great software. There are a number of download repositories out there – such as C|Net’s Download.com…but this little (comparatively) site has much to offer that the massive repositories don’t. First, SnapFiles only includes applications they have downloaded and reviewed and considered …

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Bible.org – For studying and living Christianity.

For those who are Christians or who are interested in understanding Christianity, there are few sites on the internet more valuable in learning and growing than the Biblical Studies Foundation (bible.org). While the resources available to understand and practice Christianity are extensive generally, the availability and freedom with which the BSF makes its resources available …

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Book Review: Against Depression (Peter D. Kramer).

Introduction: Against Depression by Peter D. Kramer is an astonishing volume. It is not your standard work on a mental disorder – in fact, the title is both misleading and exactly on point. Against Depression is not so much about explaining and treating depression as it is a polemic literally against depression. Kramer effortlessly skips …

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The Case for Psychological Medications & Treatment.

Today I’m not going to talk about a product or service in a specific sense, but rather a more underlying philosophical approach to the mind. My hope in this post, in conjunction with the series of posts on books relevant to the major mental disorders, is to raise awareness of mental illness and remove some …

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Mental Health Reading List (Part II) – OCD and AD(H)D.

Per my introductory post, in several upcoming posts I want to discuss briefly different mental disorders and recommend a book or two that I’ve found informative. This list isn’t just for sufferers, as I mention in my early post it is my opinion that anyone who wants to be a leader (educational, religious, political, business) …

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Mental Health Reading List (Part I) – Introduction.

I am fascinated by mental illness. Part of this comes from an interest in just about everything that is abnormal or unusual. Part of it comes from the constant battle to understand and improve myself. I have childhood onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as well as struggling with depressive episodes. I have spent years battling and …

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