The Failures of Alcoholics Anonymous aren’t Scientific; they’re Systemic

Alcoholics Anonymous is the cornerstone of recovery from alcoholism. Its 12-step model has been adapted for use with other addictions, spanning from drugs, to sex, to food, and beyond. To date, it’s the most successful means of lasting recovery from alcoholism. Yet it only has an approximated success rate of about 20%. This low success …

The Meaning of Life

The Answer To Life: Everything Sucks, So I Might As Well Fix That Hinge

I was frustrated with my existence. Thinking about suicide. Asking myself the big questions. Why don’t I feel normal? Why can’t I fit in? What is wrong with me? It was killing me. Everyone else seemed so good at life. Seemed to be getting by. Living well. They all seemed to know something I didn’t. …

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Worked to Death: 27 Most Dangerous Jobs in The World

Commonly, when we think of dangerous jobs, the one’s that come to mind are the ones that many call “heroes”: firefighters, soldiers, and police officers. In truth, these women and men are fairly far down on the list when it comes to tough professions that kill the people who work them. The folks who are …

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12 Safest Places To Go During Nuclear War

Back in the 80’s Matthew Broderick could teach a computer that global thermonuclear war brought about no more winners than you would get playing tic-tac-toe, a game notorious for ties. While humans are allegedly smarter than machines, some people who have their finger on a giant red button that could annihilate all life on the …

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13 Self Defense Weapons That Ensure You’re Never Unprepared

The ability to walk the streets at any time of the day or night in complete safety is a right that everyone has. Unfortunately, that right is too often trampled by those who prey on the unwary. During any trip out of your house you are taking your life in your hands, whether walking the …

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12 Transgender Heroes Throughout History

Though the transgender community is only now gaining a tiny toehold of acceptance after generations of bigotry and hatred, the fact of the matter is that our lives have been happily enriched by members of the transgender community since the dawn of humanity. They’ve been entertainers, men and women of profound spiritual faith, artists, farmers …