I Show My Poor Relationship With Junk Food And My Own Body Image (10 pics)

DiscomfortFood is about my body, my self-image, and my mental health through the lens of junk food. Specifically, the junk food that I personally abuse. For me, that is pizza, pasta, potatoes, popcorn, Pepsi, pie. Carbs and sugar, ice cream, burgers, and salted fries! More info: Instagram | When I conceived the DiscomfortFood series, this image was one of the most important ones in the whole series. Sour Cream Glazed doughnuts are my 2nd favorite type. Two beef patties Honey crullers are my absolute most favorite. Double chocolate dip Shot before I conceived of the DiscomfortFood series, this image laid the groundwork for the ones that would follow. Salt So salty. DiscomfortFood The cowl is actually a kitchen curtain. Glitter

This is Your Life in Silicon Valley: Former Pinterest president, Moment CEO Tim Kendall on smartphone addiction

Welcome to this week’s transcribed edition of This is Your Life in Silicon Valley. We’re running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts This is Your Life in Silicon Valley in words – so you can read from wherever you are. This is Your Life in Silicon Valley was originally started by Sunil Rajaraman and Jascha Kaykas-Wolff in 2018. Rajaraman is a serial entrepreneur and writer (Co-Founded Scripted.com, and is currently an EIR at Foundation Capital), Kaykas-Wolff is the current CMO at Mozilla and ran marketing at BitTorrent. Rajaraman and Kaykas-Wolff started the podcast after a series of blog posts that Sunil wrote for The Bold Italic went viral. The goal of the podcast is to cover issues at the …

Risks and rewards of digital therapeutics in treating mental disorders

Madeline Stein & Michael Stein Table of Contents The big four mental health afflictions: Stress, anxiety, addiction, depression Stress Anxiety Addiction Depression The promise of digital therapeutics FDA regulatory environment: Software as a medical device Legislative exclusions of software (21st Century Cures Act) Mobile apps Intellectual property protection Example startup: Enlyte Reasons to invest in digital therapeutics Appendix: Example startups Pear Therapeutics Stop, Breathe & Think Pzizz Simple Habit Aura Health Pacifica 2Morrow The big four mental health afflictions: Stress, anxiety, addiction, depression Stress The National Institute for Health (NIH) defines stress as a “physiological response to challenge or demand”. There are two forms of stress: acute and chronic. Acute stress is frequently referred to as your body’s fight-or-flight response. …

Readers tell how their relationships have survived or even been strengthened by infidelity and deception

I love my partner more since his affair Guardian readers on being betrayed For 40-year-old Anne, the 10 years she has spent with her partner have been defined by betrayal. A year into what I considered to be a near-perfect relationship, I found out Patrick had had an affair and that the woman was pregnant, she says. That child is now like my own and, although we initially split for a few months, Patrick and I have stayed together. People might find it strange but the affair made us closer and I love him now more than ever. Staying close after such a colossal betrayal may seem impossible, yet the relationship therapist Andrea Tibbitts has seen many similar situations. She …

‘That show has ruined my life’: Jeremy Kyle guest speaks out

Exclusive: Dwayne Davison, labelled most hated guest ever, says he has faced sustained abuse Millions of Britons have watched Dwayne Davisons appearance on the Jeremy Kyle Show. He was labelled the most hated Jeremy Kyle guest ever. He wants them to know he struggled for work and was mocked in the street as a result, and tried to kill himself after sustained public shaming. Its the worst thing that has ever happened in my life, Davison said. They put the spoon in and stirred around my whole life. He said the show was designed to provoke participants into causing offence, footage was edited to portray them in an unflattering light, and any attempt at aftercare by the production team was …

Four prisoners dead in six weeks: the crisis unfolding in San Diego county jails

When someone dies by suicide in a systems highest level of care, there is enormous cause for concern, says an attorney from Disability Rights California On 18 March, Maria Palacios Escalera got a call from a doctor at the UC San Diego hospital in southern California. Her son, Ivan Ortiz, an inmate at San Diegos Central jail, had tried to kill himself, he said. Doctors had been able to revive him, but he had a weak pulse and his brain had been deprived of oxygen. She should make her way over to the hospital as soon as possible. Escalera and her daughter Priscilla rushed to the hospital, but when they got there, a deputy with the San Diego sheriffs department …

Why I went viral on Twitter after talking about being evicted on Sky News | Kirsty Archer

The patronising interviewer, who is a landlord, demonstrated the contempt with which many landlords view renters, writes Kirsty Archer, a member of London Renters Union On Monday I had the weird experience of going viral on altercation with a Sky News journalist. Following the governments announced plans to section 21 eviction notices, I was invited on to Sky News to talk about the time I was served such a notice in February. I made a complaint about the serious disrepair in the flat I have been renting with a friend since August. We now have to get out by the end of the this month. As it stands, section 21 gives landlords huge power over our lives and discourages renters …

Torch takes $10M to teach empathy to executives

When everyone always tells you “yes,” you can become a monster. Leaders especially need honest feedback to grow. “If you look at rich people like Donald Trump and you neglect them, you get more Donald Trumps,” says Torch co-founder and CEO “I came out of a tough family myself and I had to do a ton of therapy and a ton of meditation to emerge and be an effective leader myself,” Yarbrough recalls. “Philosophically, I care about personal growth. It’s just true all the way down to birth for me. What I’m selling is authentic to who I am.” Torch’s co-founders met when they were in grad school for counseling psychology degrees, practicing group therapy sessions together. Yarbrough went on …

Two Chairs nabs $7M for its client-therapist matching app and brick-and-mortar clinics

The future of healthcare isn’t entirely digital. For encounters as intimate as the client-therapist dynamic, a face-to-face relationship is still key. For those able to afford tech-enabled therapy services, Two Chairs, a San Francisco-headquartered mental healthcare business, may be of interest. The startup believes in the power of in-person therapy, as opposed to the new variety of affordable digital tools meant to replace or coexist with therapy services. Today, the company is announcing a $7 million Maveron-led Series A financing to open additional brick-and-mortar clinics and build out its client-therapist matching app, which leverages technology to pair its customers with a therapist best-tailored to their needs. The company currently operates four clinics in the Bay Area, where patients can access …

Mental health startup Lantern will continue to live through IP licensing deals

After winding down its consumer-oriented operations last July, mental health startup Lantern has partnered with larger mental health providers to license its IP. In addition to licensing its IP to Omada Health, Lantern has licensed its tech to Spring Health, Ginger and two others. Spring Health, which offers mental health benefits for large employers, provides personalized, clinically proven approaches to mental health care for employees. But Spring Health has always wanted to integrate digital cognitive behavioral therapy into its approach, Spring Health CEO April Koh told TechCrunch. Spring Health has already offered psychiatry, therapy and self-help tools, but it was wanting to refer people to digital CBT, Koh said. “There was really only one player that was committed to evidence as …

To Be A Man: My Portrait Series Challenging The Concept of Toxic Masculinity

Toxic masculinity, a variation of masculinity, refers to the socially-constructed attitudes that describe the masculine gender role as violent, unemotional, sexually aggressive, and so forth. It restricts the kinds of emotions and characteristics that are socially acceptable for boys and men to express. Toxic masculinity is a variation of masculinity that has become the standard upon which the “real man” is defined but also by which ones masculinity can be challenged (The Good Men Project). This topic is no more relevant today than it has been in the past, the only difference is that now it is being discussed more openly. My intent with this photo series is not to create anti-male sentiments or attack masculinity but, show that it’s …