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Denial

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable o...

What Moderate Muslims Need to Understand

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Raza Habib Raja

In my opinion, the biggest problem confronting Muslims is their state of denial about the presence of extremists in their midst and their complete inability to self introspect.

When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's -- Realization vs. Acceptance

Marie Marley | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

When a loved one has Alzheimer's it's critically important to overcome denial and realize that they have it. And it's even more important to accept the diagnosis and all it means. These are to two entirely different things.

Open Letter to Deniers of Transgender Existence

Stephanie Mott | Posted 06.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I have learned to let the light shine into my soul. Believe as you choose, but please do not block the light. It is very important to my ability to exist in this world. If I don't receive the light, I can not share the light with the world.

Why Being Judgmental Is Really All About Me

Robin Korth | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What is it about judging you that makes me feel so good? It's really pretty simple: I get to feel better about who I am by beating the hell out of who you are. I'm scared and resentful. I'm angry, arrogant and uncomfortable. And I want relief!

What if It's Alzheimer's?

Marie Marley | Posted 06.12.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Alzheimer's is, above all, an insidious illness. It begins with very mild symptoms -- things we all do from time to time, such as forgetting to turn off the stove, temporarily forgetting an acquaintance's name, or misplacing the car keys. But for the person with dementia, these events will become more frequent, and with time, more serious symptoms will appear.

The 12 Things Sigmund Freud Got Right

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.07.2015 | Science
Blake Fleetwood

It has been more or less 100 years since Freud wrote many of his groundbreaking books and papers on the human mind. And while some of his theories have been discredited, many major ideas have been borne out and are still relevant today.

The Armenian Genocide and Non-acknowledgment

Ervin Staub | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
Ervin Staub

Denial, whatever its form, has harmful consequences, not only for survivors but for the perpetrator group.

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

Do You Fear Your Loved One May Be Developing Alzheimer's?

Marie Marley | Posted 05.30.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Some people get lost driving home and end up bewildered and many miles away. Some leave the house in their pajamas and some fail to recognize a close friend or family member.

WATCH: A History Of Famous People Denying Bad Things

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.26.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

For years, public figures have been perfecting the art of denial. From politicians to celebrities to athletes, every scandal is met with a press confe...

A New Play, Looking for Parcifal, Tackles Death -- With Humor

Bernard Starr | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Bernard Starr

If you heard that a play was about illness, death, and dying you would not be inclined to think comedy. But joining the two themes is possible.

"Things" May Not Change in 2015, But...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

At that point, I was moved to share one of my favorite sayings with her: "Things don't change, we do. With that in mind, always remember, wherever you go, there you are!"

Plague Plots: Dispatches from Sinclair Lewis

Joseph Cooper | Posted 02.03.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Can a novel's depictions of healthcare workers in a plague-ravaged land inform our thinking about the lives of those who try to save lives?

What Getting Closer To Death Has Taught Me About Life

Erica Jagger | Posted 02.02.2015 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

Before I turned 50, I thought death happened to other people. I knew I was supposed to die someday, but the prospect seemed more conceptual than a reality.

What Happens When the Child Support and Alimony Math Don't Add Up?

Cindy Capitani | Posted 01.11.2015 | Divorce
Cindy Capitani

The upside down numbers in this new math economy is felt everywhere, and we've all had to adjust accordingly. Keeping an ex-husband indentured to his ex-wife for life, tied to paying large percentages of a salary? How is that justice?

Plague Plots -- Dispatches From Albert Camus

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.03.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

A hands-on doctor tries to get public officials to recognize infestations as bubonic and pneumonic plagues. Can a novel's depictions inform discussions about Ebola?

Dare to Be 100: Book Review -- DENIAL

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Ajit Varki's day job is as the distinguished professor of medicine and cellular and molecular medicine at the University of California, San Diego wher...

The Genius of Marian: Remarkable Alzheimer's Documentary

Marie Marley | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The Genius of Marian is an intimate, poetic documentary about Pam White and her family as they all struggle to deal with Pam's Alzheimer's disease.

Scientific Integrity: Please SBoRE Me with the Details

Ann Reid | Posted 10.05.2014 | Science
Ann Reid

At times there are certain problems with published research results. One could be forgiven for drawing the conclusion that there is something rotten in the research enterprise.

Do You Think You're in Denial?

Dr. Amy Johnson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Johnson

The thing is, you feel what you feel when you feel it. You can't hurry up and feel it now so that it doesn't show up later, and there is no normal or abnormal time for any reaction you might have.

Secrets and Lies

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Social behavior is always selective; being private isn't deception. We believe, naively, as tell-it-all Americans, that secrets are indicators of inner corruption ("You're only as sick as your secrets!"), things to be avoided, wrong. But this is ridiculous. Nobody is an open book.

Grief: What to Do When It Never Ends

Marie Marley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Joyce sits alone in her bedroom every night. Most nights, she ends up bursting into tears over the loss of her husband of 30 years. The pain is searin...

How to Convince a Loved One With Alzheimer's Symptoms to Go to the Doctor

Marie Marley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

It's critical for everyone involved to overcome their denial and take the first difficult step of consulting a physician about the symptoms. Some people think there's no reason to seek a diagnosis because there's no cure for the disease. Yet it's is important for several reasons.

The Number One Reason People Miss Their Goals? Denial.

George Bradt | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Some of the organizations that did not achieve their targets for 2013 started 2014 in holes. Many stayed focused on achieving the current year's targe...