The top 5 psychiatric prescriptions for 2009:

Medication Used for… U.S. Prescriptions
1. Xanax Anxiety 44,029,000
2. Lexapro Depression, anxiety 27,698,000
3. Ativan Anxiety, panic disorder 25,868,000
4. Zoloft Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, PMDD 19,500,000
5. Prozac Depression, anxiety 19,499,000


“Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the former.”

Albert Einstein


The second half of a 15-minute segment from the BBC TV program “The Bullshit Detective” that exposes so-called “crystal healing”.


“Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.”

G. M. Trevelyan

I’ve added a reading list page which I will update frequently.
The link is at the bottom right of every page.

“There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation resisted”

James Branch Cabell



January 27, 2007

Strip-Searched by Her Boss: Inside a bizarre and disturbing hoax.

An 11-minute video extract from ABC News 20/20 program.


There is one way to improve the quality of your life almost immediately and with negligible effort. Simply put: stop reading, watching or listening to what passes for “news”. For many of us,  reading the news has become a time-consuming bad habit that contributes nothing positive and much that is negative to our lives.

As always, the solution is simple. In his clear, practical style, Steve Pavlina details exactly why you shouldn’t waste your valuable time with news and how to break the habit.


“Three hundred small pleasures make people happier than one magnificent one”

Daniel Gilbert


Just in case you forgot exactly what the “War On Terror” is fighting to preserve.
The “Amateur Sketch” alone must be worth its weight in (Leprachaun) gold.

And repeat …

September 6, 2006

“Depression is the most common condition recorded by family doctors in Scotland.
Statistics show that more than 300,000 Scots visit their doctor each year because of stress or depression. But it is estimated that 75 per cent of people with depression do not seek treatment.”