In my life, I came out as a gay man and as a person with bipolar disorder. Both were difficult.

I tried to hide [my bipolar disorder] from all but my closest friends and family. I didn’t want to appear lazy when depressed or crazy when manic.

Eventually, I did choose to come out as a man with bipolar disorder for the same reason I came out as a gay man. It was time to be who I am.

Posted By
bradley
6 minutes ago
Self
Human Without God: "How about money?"

"No matter how rich you are, you have only one ass sitting in one chair." --- A guy interviewed by Bloomberg today.

The other day a friend called me, telling me that her new house construction had just finished.

Posted By
yunyi2009
25 minutes ago

Sometimes you want a room with a view. Sometimes you want a bunker that's walled-off to the world. Why not have both? The Sharifi-ha House can shape-shift based on the amount of sun or level of privacy that its residents need at that particular moment.

Posted By
gizmodo
4 hours ago

We recently sat down with Lita and chatted about all sorts of things in Lita’s fantasy worlds. It was time to talk a bit about the magic behind the curtain.

Here are a few excerpts from the interview:

Blog Catalog: “Lita’s Worlds” … places like elsewheres. This is major fantasy speak. Please…

Posted By
LitaBurke
5 hours ago
VIB Journals
Are there any good movies today?

Has anyone seen any good movies lately? I have not. I love Redbox but lately it's not even worth the $1.50. I think that the last good one was Captain Phelps but I don't know if I have ever seen Tom Hanks in a bad movie.

Posted By
tmumble
5 hours ago
VIB Journals
Raising Drama: A Memory

The dining room window is open wide. The smell of summer wafts in on a breeze, fresh cut grass. My mother is leaning out the window, hanging the laundry on the clothes line that stretches across our backyard.

Posted By
RaisingDrama
5 hours ago
VIB Self
Are you Getting what you Want in Life?

I love reading articles from Time Magazine because they usually deal with "hot" or controversial topics. The kind of topics that make you think about fundamental life issues. I've just read one of those articles, "How Can I get What I Want in Life".

According to the article, there are 2 reasons why you haven’t done the stuff you ‘want’ to do in your life:

1. You can't because of something external,
or
2. You won't because of something internal

Which one is your reason? Or is there the possibility of another one?

Posted By
tmumble
14 hours ago
Music
Tom Petty "Hypnotic Eye" CD Review (Track by Track)

With a goal of keeping true rock and roll alive, Petty's 13th studio album, is raw, angry, exciting, and energetic.

You've got to give Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers credit for never settling down and keeping their swagger.

Posted By
mpflwi
14 hours ago

The Seventh Birthday Wish by Bruce E. Arrington and Florence Jayne is a fantasy picture book for ages 4-8 about Wesley and his magical adventure on his birthday. In a faraway land lived Wesley, and when he turned four, a door without a handle appeared in his castle home. Wait he must until seven years…

Posted By
LitaBurke
17 hours ago

Sam Van Aken is working on a project that literally bears fruit. Forty different kinds. The Tree of 40 Fruit is a single tree, that is grafted to produce 40 different varieties of fruit.

Posted By
TonyB
18 hours ago

In Western countries we tend to feel overly ashamed of natural things that in the end, are trivial. Many in the west will laugh when I post this and I know that my readers from China won’t.

Many perspectives changed for me while in China one of them being the consideration of the human body.

Whether it is medical or sexual, the human body is what it is: "a body."

A mass of flesh with problems and natural needs.

Posted By
WanderingSecrets
18 hours ago

Picture a boxing fight...

The fighters fighting each other with all they got. The bell rings. They lower their guard. Return to their corners. They remove their gloves. Approach the centre of the ring and.... play chess!

This happens when two of the "noble" sports of chess and boxing were combined to create ChessBoxing.

Posted By
drewva
19 hours ago

Dating website OKCupid revealed that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect.

Does this mean that they are still "manipulating" the connections? Do users really go to the site to be matched with the "wrong" person?

The company revealed this after the Facebook uproar over manipulating user feeds.

"If you use the internet, you're the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site," it said. "That's how websites work."

Seriously?

Posted By
TonyB
19 hours ago

I’m running out of ways to say “I’m sorry!”

I’m also running out of ways to say “Thank you!”

You see, as a British person, I am cursed with over-politeness, an ailment that has conditioned me to say “Thank you!” even when no thanks are normally necessary and “I’m sorry!” when I do not need to apologise.

While we are sometimes genuinely sincere, there are occasions when we may not actually mean what we say.

Posted By
plasmanc
20 hours ago