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Perhaps Charlie Sheen Should Try a Different Approach

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

Charlie Sheen's repeated relapses -- and returns to treatment -- suggest that perhaps he might look at different approaches to his addictive problems. What he's been doing doesn't seem to be working so well for him -- as it has failed many others.

Jason Linkins

Hawaii Legislature Introduces Bill To Raise Revenues From Lunatics | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As you may have heard, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D), upon taking office, declared that he was going to be the guy to settle the whole "Obama birth...

The Murderous Rampage Next Door

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Morford

Every tragedy births a supplication. Every assault, violent attack, assassination attempt and murderous spree begets the same series of questions, a p...

Jason Linkins

Neil Abercrombie Should Rethink His Decision To Take On The 'Birthers' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The flaw in Abercrombie's thinking is that he believes this is a matter that can be laid to rest. But the birthers already believe in an ornate conspiracy, spanning many generations of bipartisan officials on the local, state, and federal level, to conceal the heritage of a biracial child in order to install him in the White House for... well, for kicks, I guess! Given that they already successfully contain all that derangement inside their cranial cavities, there's really no big reveal Abercrombie can offer that won't simply be seamlessly incorporated as component of this bonkers theory.

Photo-Essay: Welcome To Sarah Palin's America...

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis


Viagra vs Spirituality: Mojo Rising

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Men rely on the ability to have an erection. And when that does not work, it compromises their sense of masculinity. But there are several aspects of spiritual lore that contradict our expectations here.

Definitional Insanity

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Mel Gibson's Top 10 Tips For Sexist Monsters

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Morford

Herein, some tips for those looking to hone their own personal ranty hatemongering sexist jerkface skillset.

Bertha In 'Jane Eyre,' Emma In 'Madame Bovary': Were The 'Mad' Heroines Of Literature Really Sane?

BBC News | Vivienne Parry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The violent and feral Bertha Rochester in Jane Eyre, the mysterious Woman in White whose escape from an asylum begins Wilkie Collins's gripping thrill...

Proof of Insanity on Wall Street? BP & Profits

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Unless we act together and stop those who place profits ahead of humans, ahead of nature, ahead of our children's futures...we will be damned to live inside an asylum, and the craziest of us will hold the keys.

Are You Going Out Of Your Mind?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Often one of the most insulting things someone can say to us is, "Are you out of your mind?" But what if it is actually the coolest thing we could say...

Why I Write

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

In the challenges, the fears, the dark in its obstinence, in its unique fearfulness -- we discover the mystery of life. Not as a thing to be dismissed but an infinite source of creativity to be loved.

Ten Ways to Sane in an Insane World

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

7. Take the time to look people in the eye, say hello, goodbye, ask "How are you" ; listen to their answer and ask a question. Remember how to communicate with people again on a human face-to-face basis.

Jason Linkins

Opposing Obama's School Speech Isn't Partisan -- It's Just Crazy | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With Obama's school address now behind us, the claims made by opponents of the address look more absurd than ever. And yet it should have never come to this point.

Glenn Beck Answers Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire

David Kronke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Kronke

Which historical figure do you most identify with? Frank Caliendo, because he's so gosh-darn funny and his humor is so easy to "understand," if that's a word.

The Return Of The Green Fairy: Ted Breaux Brings (Real) Absinthe Back To America

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Sachs

Jade Liqueurs is one of the geekiest-yet-coolest endeavors in beverage history. By recreating specific vintage absinthes to the letter, Breaux created a time machine for the taste buds.

9 Nicely Insane Ideas for Fringe GOP Extremists When the "Birthers" Thing Dies Off

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Morford

Who knew the "birthers" were so ready to spring into action? I sure as hell didn't. But Lord, I certainly am grateful. Such entertainment!

Jason Linkins

Explaining The 'Birther' Conspiracy | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

These Birthers basically assume a vast, complicated conspiracy, through which countless individuals, of varying degrees of power and station, have managed to fool the entire nation into electing a guy from Africa as our president.

Sleep Is Sanity

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Thanks to James Bishop's Optimism Software, I've become meticulous about my sleep hygiene this summer. I go to bed every night between 9:30 and 10:00 ...

Smart Cars, Terrorism, and Hoping for Audacity

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

The only option. Change. Radical, untried, brand new ideas implemented to change the way things have been done around here for decades. When are we going to get it? What's it going to take?

Jason Linkins

David Feherty, CBS Golf Analyst, Unleashes Insane Nancy Pelosi Death Fantasy | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sweet sassy molassey! A column in the recent issue of D Magazine is freaking everybody out today, and with good reason! It contains the line: From...

The Woe is I Economy

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

The AA definition of insanity is doing the same thing in the same way over and over again and expecting a different result. Is that what we're doing with the economy? To some extent, yes, I think we are.

Why I Hate Google Alerts

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Why do you need to see every lie, every piece of whimsy, every nasty turd that somebody with no accountability wants to throw at you, at us? How are our lives enhanced by this?

Staying Sane In an Insane World

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

When you actually listen to people instead of giving them a bottle of pills, you begin to understand that no matter the situation, people's experiences make sense in the context of their lives.

Black Family Black Friday

Liz Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Liz Black

For every Thanksgiving day that I've stuffed my face, there has been a five am wake-up call provided by my mother in order to begin the wonderfully stressful day of Black Friday shopping.