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Scientists Take the Edge Off Bad Memories in Mice

Source: New York Times By PAM BELLUCK AUG. 27, 2014 Memories and the feelings associated with them are not set in stone. You may have happy memories about your family’s annual ski…

The Growth Mindset

Breastfeeding ‘cuts depression risk’, according to study

Source: BBC By James Gallagher, Health editor, BBC News website Breastfeeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression, according to a large study of 14,000 new mothers. However, there is a…

Depression: The Everywhere and Everyone Illness

Source: Huffington Post By Lloyd I. Sederer, MD: Medical director, New York State Office of Mental Health Twenty-five hundred years ago, well before Christ, Hippocrates, the Greek father of medicine, identified melancholia…

Robin Williams… and My Dad

Source: The Huffington Post By Rev. Chuck Currie: United Church of Christ minister The shocking news about Robin Williams’ apparent suicide isn’t really shocking so much as it is commonplace. In 2011,…

The Muslim Times’ Response to Rising Suicide Rate in Contemporary Society

Epigraph: Those who believe, and whose hearts find comfort in the remembrance of Allah. Aye! it is in the remembrance of Allah that hearts can find comfort.  Those who believe and…

Why Should a Successful Actor Like Robin Williams Commit Suicide?

Epigraph: Those who believe, and whose hearts find comfort in the remembrance of Allah. Aye! it is in the remembrance of Allah that hearts can find comfort. Those who believe…

eDigest: Possessed by Jinns: Many Medieval Muslim Scholars Need Exorcism

Epigraph: And most of them follow nothing but conjecture. Surely, conjecture avails nothing against truth. Indeed, Allah is well aware of what they do. (Al Quran 10:37)      Possessed…

Possessed by Jinns: Many Medieval Muslim Scholars Need Exorcism

Epigraph: And most of them follow nothing but conjecture. Surely, conjecture avails nothing against truth. Indeed, Allah is well aware of what they do. (Al Quran 10:37) Written and collected…

Video: Pat Robertson Blames ‘Witchcraft In The Family’ For Boy’s Stomach Pains

The Huffington Post  | By Antonia Blumberg Tell most people your son is having extreme stomach pains, and they will tell you to get to a hospital as soon as possible.…

Why Psychotherapy Appears to Work (Even When It Doesn’t)

Source: Huffington Post By Wray Herbert, Author, ‘On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind’s Hard-Wired Habits’ One of the classic papers in the history of psychology is Hans Eysenck’s “The Effects…

eDigest: Video: An American Professor’s Journey from Atheism to Islam

Epigraph: The case of those who take helpers besides Allah is like unto the case of the spider, who makes for herself a house; and surely the frailest of all…

Love People, Not Pleasure

Epigraph: Know that the life of this world is only a sport and a pastime, and an adornment, and a source of boasting among yourselves, and of rivalry in multiplying…

Book Review: Struggling to Surrender: Some Impressions of an American Convert to Islam

In this book Professor Lang gives a very personal account of his search for God when he found out that his inherited religious beliefs could no longer answer his questions.…

He lost 153 pounds, won his first triathlon

By Carter Maguire, Special to CNN updated 1:04 PM EDT, Mon July 7, 2014 Editor’s note: Do you have a weight-loss success story to share? Tell us how you did it and you could…

Outdoor Play Can Enhance Kids’ Spirituality

New research suggests playing outside for five-10 hours a week can increase a child’s spiritual connection with the environment. Michigan State University investigators found children who spend significant time outdoors…

Video: Biologist Kenneth Miller on Free Will and Quantum Physics

Our physics has to allow for free will and even though nineteenth century physics only suggested determinism, Quantum physics has provided, at least possible avenue, for both free will and…

Does Sigmund Freud still matter?

Source: BBC By Jane Ciabattari: A a journalist and book critic based in New York and California who is the author of the short story collection Stealing the Fire. Freudian slips.…

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