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Mass Hysteria

The Absolute Horror Of Thinking Someone On The Subway Has A Gun

Cody Lyon | Posted 08.09.2016 | New York
Cody Lyon

Just as quickly as everyone had crossed over to the next car, the door hurled open and this time, the man who was being confronted sped past us towards the front of the car. "He's got a gun," he said, his voice cracking.

Donald Trump: A Modern Day Joesph R. McCarthy?

Kendall Pope | Posted 04.01.2016 | College
Kendall Pope

It's scary that history is on the verge of repeating itself with a potential world leader like Donald Trump.

When Social Media Makes Something Go Viral In Real Life

Megan Abbott | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Megan Abbott

One of the greatest challenges is helping your teens gain, and maintain, perspective. We all remember the intensity of feeling as a teen, and social media means it doesn't go away with the school day ends. It's constant. It can feel like a constant assault to the senses, to feeling.

Black Friday Meditation

Mark W. Guay | Posted 01.30.2014 | Business
Mark W. Guay

As a suggestion from my therapist, I rise early to sit with legs crossed and eyes closed to breathe in "Let" and breathe out "Go" and my mind races like the #BlackFriday shoppers -- dashing, jabbing, prancing on top of the faces of neighbors like reindeer to get a cheaper television.

LISTEN: Mysterious Hum Heard 'Round The World

LiveScience | Marc Lallanilla | Posted 07.27.2013 | Science

It creeps in slowly in the dark of night, and once inside, it almost never goes away. It's known as the Hum, a steady, droning sound that's heard in ...

Memory Loss And The Political Year

Gary North | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary North

I had often heard of collective amnesia, voter apathy, and electoral ignorance, but I had never bought into them as unshakable truisms. Yet now here it was staring me in the face -- in a presidential year. And in part, I was now facing a personal type of amnesia, as well.

Both Sides: Watch the Track, Not the Horse Race: Gas, Health, Afghanistan

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan and Matalin skip who's up-down in the GOP contest to debate spurting gas prices, the constitutionality of "Obamacare" and our exit strategy from Afghanistan post- massacre. Then: do presidential speeches ever matter, Mr. Reagan?

Conversion Disorder and Mass Hysteria

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

For an episode of mass hysteria to begin, all that is necessary is troubled times in the culture, a shared set of beliefs and a final, fearful, anxiety-provoking trigger to set the phenomenon into motion.

Is Hysteria Really Back?

| Posted 01.31.2012 | Women

By Ruth Graham (Click here for original article.) Last August, 16-year-old Lori Brownell passed out while head-banging at a concert. A month later...

Mystery Illness Spreads To 15 Students At LeRoy High School

Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

The mystery illness that hit 12 girls at LeRoy High School in upstate New York -- which was recently diagnosed by a local doctor as conversion disorde...

Mystery Illness: Why Did 12 Teen Girls Suddenly Become Sick?

Posted 01.18.2012 | Home

At LeRoy Junior-Senior High School in upstate New York, 12 female students suddenly fell ill with symptoms of Tourette's Syndrome, such as body tics a...

The Future of American Mass Hysteria

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

All that is necessary to trigger mass hysteria, whether in Singapore or Terre Haute, Indiana, is a deeply held, shared belief; anxiety and turmoil in society; and a frightening event to set off the madness.

Why Oprah's Favorite Things Show Makes Me Sad

Erica Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Erica Kennedy

I went to see Oprah when she taped her show in Central Park last year because my almost mother-in-law is a tremendous Oprah fan and I knew it was her ...

Healing America (and What One Man Is Doing)

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

A man I've come to know a bit is a blues musician named Delmark Goldfarb from Portland, Oregon. He's producing a concert titled "Balance the Bucks", a rally against greed.