Treating Nicotine Addiction as a Chronic Disease

full-hd-smoke“You will either quit smoking or you will never see me grow older.”

These were my words to my father when I was around four years old. He did quit and lived to see me become an adult, but it wasn’t easy for him. He had been smoking since age twelve, and not even professional soccer interfered with this habit. When he played in the 1960s and 1970s, he would ask the referees how long until halftime so that he could go to the locker room and light up to relax his nerves. His water-drinking teammates looked on with disapproval….READ MORE

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20 Historical Figures With Severe Mental Issues Who Shaped Our World

vincent_van_gogh_self_portrait_painting_musee_dorsay_via_wikimedia_commons_promojpgIn many cases, psychiatrists can’t agree on the diagnosis and treatment of what are, nowadays, some of the most common mental disorders. Despite putting a man on the moon (shhh conspiracy theorists), it’s no secret that psychiatry is still a relatively new medical specialty. The way we think about mental illness changes almost constantly. However, as with most health issues, it doesn’t matter if you’re rich, poor, famous, intelligent, or not so intelligent; mental illness doesn’t discriminate. And this has always been the case….READ MORE

The Next Big Thing: 5 Gaming Trends To Watch

20160522_170219.jpg3222We’ve witnessed some truly enormous gaming trends during the past few years, from the forward-looking (emerging new technologies) to the nostalgic (comebacks and remakes for Gen Xers and millennials). This year has been no different, hinting at an array of new developments set to revolutionise the gaming industry as we know it. Here, we look at five of the most promising trends that have taken shape in 2018 – and which we’ll be keeping an eye on in the foreseeable future….READ MORE

16 Epic Movies That May Teach You A History Lesson You Missed At School

troy-2004Movies set in antiquity have the magical ability to take us back in time, while they usually offer big doses of entertainment and action. Epics and historical dramas follow the fascinating adventures of great heroes and notable figures of the past, while they often present us a side of their personality that we didn’t get a chance to know through history books. On several occasions these films also educate us, but only when Hollywood hasn’t totally disregarded the facts of the original story or historical event that is being portrayed….READ MORE

Some Claim More Americans Died Defending Alaska In WWII than Pearl Harbor

45a74054f6f8e1d6cd20c53ffa9777c9On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was meant to lead to the United States’ entry into World War II and to change the course of history forever. On that day, the Japanese forces managed to destroy nearly twenty American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, sinking four of them. Also destroyed were 188 aircrafts, and another 159 were damaged….READ MORE

How And When Islam Originally Branched Off From Christianity

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The so-called Abrahamic religions, also referred to collectively as Abrahamism, are a group of Semitic-originated religious communities of faith that have their roots in the practices of the ancient Israelites and the worship of the God of Abraham. The Abrahamic religions are monotheistic faiths from West Asia that revolve around and accept the tradition that God revealed himself to Abraham. Abrahamic religion spread globally through Christianity being adopted by the Roman Empire in the 4th century and Islam by the Islamic Empires from the 7th century….READ MORE