Category: Huffington Post

What Not To Do When Someone Is Having A Panic Attack

November 13th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

Picture this: You’re going about your normal routine, whether it be cleaning the bathroom, doing dinner or getting ready for work. Perhaps you’re packing for a trip or getting ready to grab the train. You’re calm. But then the next moment, you’re completely swallowed by a feeling of dread…

Expert quote:

“If you really want to help somebody, then the way you should go about it is to ask yourself if you can be supportive of the individual in a way that allows them to tell you about what they’re experiencing and why they may be experiencing that.”

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Asparagus Pee Is Real, But Only Some Of Us Can Smell It

November 1st, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Ian Davison, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Ian Davison, College of Arts & Sciences

Everyone’s pee smells like asparagus after they digest it…

Expert quote:

“We all have our own idiosyncratic smell perception of the world. Our experience of different smells is completely unique.”

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5 Things People Believe About Demons, Exorcisms and The Spirit World

October 30th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, David Frankfurter, Huffington Post, Newsmakers 0 comments

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David Frankfurter, College of Arts & Sciences

The ancient Celts believed that in late October, on the night that marked the end of the summer season, the boundaries between the living and the dead blurred and ghosts returned to walk on the earth…

Expert quote:

“It’s a social situation that invites this kind of performance,” he said. “I don’t think it’s planned out or deliberate. It’s something people feel called to do.”

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Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment May Have Been Identified

October 30th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Les Kaufman, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Les Kaufman, College of Arts & Sciences

After decades of looking, researchers say they may finally have found a bit of wreckage from Amelia Earhart’s plane…

Expert quote:

“It seems plausible. I have been impressed with Ric Gillespie, who seems to me to be an honest broker, a knowledgable enthusiast, and generally cautious in drawing conclusions based upon limited evidence.”

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‘You Can’t Fight Ebola In The Dark,’ So This Company Is Lending A Hand With Solar Lights

October 26th, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Nahid Bhadelia, NEIDL, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Nahid Bhadelia, School of Medicine, NEIDL

A handheld light might not seem like much, but its glow can save lives. WakaWaka, a Netherlands-based company known for sending sustainable and efficient LED devices to countries where there is limited or no electricity, has its sights set on getting portable solar lights to West Africa…

Expert quote:

Electricity goes out all the time. You’re in the unit, you’re treating a child, electricity goes out and it’s the dark. You leave that child. You know that child may not survive. To be the physician in that moment with that patient, it’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do.”

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This ‘Widespread’ Business Tactic Has A ‘Chilling Effect’ On Innovation

October 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, James Bessen, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Afghanistan Déjà Vu?

October 22nd, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Neta Crawford, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Neta Crawford, College of Arts & Sciences

As Afghans put their long election saga behind them and evaluate their new two-headed government, the US hopes to end the long war, and draw down to about 10,000 troops. How has the democratization effort fared?…

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This Is What A Panic Attack Physically Feels Like

October 21st, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

For the millions of American adults who suffer from anxiety and panic disorders, panic attacks may be one of the most prevalent and persistent symptoms. And while the experience of a panic attack is different for each individual, there is one universal truth for all who suffer from them: They’re terrifying…

Expert quote:

“When someone suffers from one of these disorders, it’s completely debilitating. Partly just because people recognize that what they’re experiencing is irrational, but they’ve learned to respond in a certain way in those situations so it’s a natural response to those experiences. It can be frightening.”

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5 Of The Most Helpful Things You Can Say To Someone With Anxiety

October 16th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

For those who haven’t been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, it might be difficult to truly comprehend what’s going on inside the mind of the 40 million American adults who live with the condition…

Expert quote:

“These are human emotions that we all experience. It may manifest as a deep fear or some sort of anxiety for some and may manifest for you as something else. Fear itself is something we all experience, so when talking to someone with anxiety it’s really all about just connecting with them.”

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You’re Probably Not Asking Enough Questions About U.S. Military Action Against ISIS

September 11th, 2014 in 2014, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies 0 comments

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Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

President Barack Obama is set to lay out in a speech tonight his “game plan” for an expanded assault on the Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS or ISIL…

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