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The Impact of Cannabidiol on Brain Function

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike its more famous cousin, THC, CBD does not produce any mind-altering effects, meaning it won’t make you high. However, the growing body of research suggests that CBD may have a variety of potential health benefits, including reducing stress, relieving pain, and improving sleep. Continue reading The Impact of Cannabidiol on Brain Function

How To Cope With Depression & Anxiety Outside the Clinic

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There are many clinical studies, research, and evidence-based care plans for the treatment of depression and anxiety. These include varied therapies, counseling, and medical management. Fortunately, protocols backed by experts are increasingly affordable and accessible. Continue reading How To Cope With Depression & Anxiety Outside the Clinic

How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health

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People may not associate what they’re eating with the psychological state they find themselves in, but the two are very much interconnected. We know that our brain works around the clock, even when we sleep! Therefore, it needs a huge amount of energy —  which can only come from the foods we eat—  to work efficiently. Obviously, diet is crucial to staying heathy, and it’s important to eat nutrient-rich foods that will give you sufficient energy to function.  Ultimately, our moods depend on what food we eat.  Poor diet can also affect learning abilities, and one might notice their custom writing and creativity is getting worse. Continue reading How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health

Modern Art Monday Presents: Louise Bourgeois, 1932

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The title 32 (painted 1947) references the year Louise Bourgeois’s mother, Josephine, passed away after a long illness. As a teenager, Bourgeois often served as her mothers nurse, and the two were very close. The death precipitated the first of the artist’s two suicide attempts and catalyzed recurring periods of profound depression. In 1959, during an intense period of analysis, she wrote: “after she was dead I said that at least she would not suffer anymore… I put myself in her bed and forbade people to come in her room.” At the center of this paining, an ornate funerary bier is situated as if onstage and illuminated by a spotlight. The curved banister at lower left and window at center right suggest an interior, but the sense of defined space collapses under the blood-red striations arching across the background of the picture plane. An earlier stages of the painting, the enigmatic form at left was a more realistically rendered self-portrait.

Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City