• Pseudo-Therapy Apps: The Fad Diet Of Mental Health

    Pseudo-Therapy Apps: The Fad Diet Of Mental Health

    Psychotherapists help people discover the root cause of symptoms like anxiety and depression by bringing attention to issues and patterns that may lie outside of awareness. These things may be difficult to recognize or acknowledge on your own. Psychotherapy helps you question the status quo and, if you want to, change it. However, psychotherapy takes work — it’s not a quick fix. Read More

  • Founders On Depression

    Founders On Depression

    Last month, I wrote a post asking people working in startups to seek help if they are dealing with depression. It was a personal plea, because I have dealt with depressive episodes since I was a teenager and hate thinking about other people suffering without support. The scope of my advice is limited, however, because I don’t have the experience of balancing the emotional and… Read More

  • We Need To Talk About Depression

    We Need To Talk About Depression

    Building a startup is like climbing a mountain and being told you’ll only get the gear you need–harnesses, helmets, bottled oxygen–as you struggle toward the peak. Long hours away from family, responsibility to investors and users, and the fear of failure are extremely stressful and they sometimes coalesce into something more severe. Read More

  • Every Fitness App And Wearable Should Have A Mood Tracker

    Every Fitness App And Wearable Should Have A Mood Tracker

    Along with its many other benefits, regular workouts contribute to better mood and energy levels. As a result, I am constantly surprised to see how many fitness tracking apps and wearable devices lack a mood tracking feature. Read More

  • Over A Year After New Content Policies, “Self-Harm Social Media” Still Thrives

    Over A Year After New Content Policies, “Self-Harm Social Media” Still Thrives

    About a year and a half ago, just in time for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Tumblr took a hard stance against blogs on its network that encouraged “self harm.” This includes those that glorify or promote anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders, the company said, as well as those focused on self-mutilation and suicide. The company also said it would revise… Read More

  • Ease Seasonal Depression The Easy Way With Valkee Ear Buds

    I’ve always worried about people on depression meds; there are all kinds of meds, like Prozac and whatnot, then if that’s not working–probably due to overuse–there’s Abilify. Are you f’in kidding me? Stop these bad things now! Now! And check out some depression-fighting ear buds. Read More

  • What happens to the Chevy Volt, other electric cars if Detroit isn't bailed out?

    Let’s say that Congress refuses to give some of that bailout money to Detroit—does that effectively kill off electric cars like the Chevy Volt? That depends on who you’re talking to. Read More

  • Weird study of 21 people says that cell phones cause depression and poor concentration

    A very thorough study (of 21 people) in Sweden found that people who use their cell phones excessively can be prone to sleep problems, fatigue, and stress, which can lead to depression and concentration issues. Hey, there’s a cat near me! I hate cats. I hate me! Where was I? Oh yeah, so Sweden. What’s up with Sweden? It’s like, we get it! You have great healthcare! Oh no… Read More

  • Hold on to your start-ups, the economy is going down!

    The pre-election slowdown of 2008 is hitting the valley and all of our favorite websites and gadgetmongers might be feeling the pinch. While housing prices and salaries haven’t been hit, high tech investment has slowed and stock prices are falling. The NYT writes: But having assiduously clawed its way back from the dot-com bust, the Valley is again facing some tough conditions. At… Read More