What Is Bipolar Disorder And How Do I Know If My Kid Has It?

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In general, children’s mental health isn’t treated the same way as physical health. If your kid falls out of a tree, you’d cart them off to the hospital to fix that broken leg (although, a small percentage will opt for them to “rub some dirt in it”). If kids get depressed, it’s usually “chin up” and hope it’s a phase.

Mental health problems are often thought of as something that happen to other people. But they’re more common than we think. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans have mental health problems, and if these problem go untreated, it makes life a whole lot harder.

That’s why Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, psychologist and President of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, wants parents to be proactive about their children’s mental health. Because when you notice that there’s something wrong, you can help — by getting them some help.

[Read the full article at Fatherly]

10 Horrors Of Being Invaded By The Assyrian Army

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Nearly 3,000 years ago, a nation few remember today swept through the Middle-East. They laid cities to waste, tortured the survivors, and spread terror everywhere they went. This was Assyria—the first nation to make its military might its central policy and the first nation to torment its enemies with psychological warfare.

Life behind a city’s walls when the Assyrian army drew close was terrifying. Assyria made sure of it. They pioneered the use of terror as a weapon—and they made the lives of their enemies a living horror story.

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10 Archaeological Relics From The Life Of Jesus Christ

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Whether Jesus of Nazareth was the son of God is a question of faith. But there’s almost no dispute that he was a real person who lived through history.

It’s hard to find proof of the real man who lived 2,000 years ago. Every year, though, we slowly unearth bits and pieces of the historical Jesus’s life and get an amazing glimpse into what it would have been like to follow him on his travels.

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10 Facts About Samurai Movies Usually Leave Out

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The samurai of Japan have an almost mythic reputation. The idea of a class of katana-wielding warriors held to a noble code is incredibly romantic, and it’s fueled some of our most fantastic films and legends.

Scattered throughout the history of the real samurai, though, are a few weird little details that we tend not to talk about because if we did, it would ruin the fantasy played out on the silver screen.

[Read the full article at Listverse.com]

10 Horrible Realities Of Being A Woman Throughout History

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Men have ruled since the earliest societies. In every stage of human history, women have been in margins, struggling through a second-class life.

It wasn’t just that women couldn’t vote or that they didn’t get equal pay. Women’s lives were like a horror story. Throughout our history, everyday life was filled with experiences that made being a woman a waking nightmare.

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10 Underappreciated Countries That Played Major Roles in WWII

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For a war that affected nearly every country in the world, only a few nations seem to get mentioned when we talk about World War II. Germany, England, Russia, Japan, and the United States are sure to come up, but many more countries get left out. The other nations of the world were involved, though—and we forget that some of those places did a lot more than you might realize.

[Read the full article at Listverse.com]