Monthly Archives: April 2014

The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.

Thought this was a good representation of what’s been happening with the NSA and Edward Snowden. 

US Supreme Court Justice Black on the first amendment New York Times Co.v US “Pentagon Papers”

The press was p…

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The Truth about Therapy: It’s not that bad. It’s all about setting goals and changing your mindset.

I have anxiety and depression but I am not taking medication or getting therapy. There is  a stigma and the news, who portray people with mental illnesses as always having guns. Yet, I figured out that there was nothing to be worried about or be intimidated about.  I’ve found a different type of therapy for stress and depression. Although some therapies are expensive, there are some inexpensive methods. For instance I found a yoga therapy course  that is only $20-$30.  While doing research I’ve also found that most therapies focus around setting goals and changing your mind set. For example Beck’s cognitive therapy.

  • Famous people with mental disorders:
  • Jessie Jackson (Civil Rights Leader)
  • Brooke Shields(Actress)
  • Herschel Walker(NFL Player)
  • Michael Phelps(Olympic Swimmer)

-According to my psychology text, most therapies today are short and only last for 12 sessions.

-There are different Types of Therapies:

-There are also programs for self-therapy (online, locally, nationally, over the phone).

-There are group therapies such as AA meetings.

-Therapy is not just for people with mental illnesses:

Therapy can be for people who are not sure organize their work day.

Therapy can work for people with physical pain.

There can be therapies for weight loss.

There are therapies for being shy.

-Group Therapies

-Yoga Therapy

-Art Therapy

-Pet Therapy

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Things I learned in Public Policy?

As a defendant, you can ask if you want to be tried by a jury. I never knew this was a choice. 


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Are parents responsible for their children committing suicide?


By Farahnaz Zahidi
April 3rd, 2014

Every year Pakistan has cases where young adults and even children commit suicide due to the pressure of getting good grades and being high-performers.
“Hum maaon ko sub kuch chahiye… sub kuch.”

(We mothers need everything… everything).

That is how disturbing certain advertisements aired on TV today are. They show a cross-section of mothers whose sense of validation and joy is dependent on their children becoming over-achievers.

Most of these advertisements are disguised with a ‘feel good’ message, the underlying message, however, is disturbing and sadly, a reflection of what our society’s parents are unwittingly morphing into – a race of achievement-hungry, hard-task masters who want their children to be their trophy to show off. The models posing as mothers stretch their necks upwards as a mark of pride and arrogance while the pressurised children push themselves harder and harder.

What do we…

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