How Long Does Postpartum Depression Really Last?


A new, comprehensive review of clinical studies examining postpartum depression has shown that although symptoms of postpartum depression in most women recede over time, for a large number of women, depression remains a long-term problem.Although it is common to experience mood swings or become tearful in the weeks following childbirth, in some women these symptoms may become more persistent and severe, and could be an indication of postpartum depression.We already know that postpartum depression usually occurs in the first 4 to 6 weeks after giving birth, and it is unlikely to get better by itself.This makes recognizing the symptoms of postpartum depression very important, so that doctors are able to provide the appropriate treatment without impacting the care of the baby.In this new report, published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, researchers compared the findings of studies on postpartum depression published between 1985 and 2012.

Valve Plays the Long Game Again


So then, we finally have eyes on SteamMachines at CES 2014 in Las Vegas . Unfortunately, those eyes have come away unimpressed.Valve has announced 13 hardware partners who are making Steam Machines – PCs using a variety of different components, form factors and pricing models that are united by their use of the Steam licence for marketing, SteamOS as their default operating system and the Steam Controller as their preferred input method.1Falcon Northwest’s Steam Machine. The blue colour was chosen to distract you from SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS. While PS4 and Xbox One battle to justify their very existence, these first steps from Valve are a reminder that PC gaming doesn’t need to play the same high-stakes games as the noisy console neighbours in order to flourish.More importantly, as SteamOS, Steam Machines and the Steam Controller gently pick up pace, it will increasingly be able to do so on its own terms.

Why Newspapers are Writing the Wrong Articles for the Web


Are the stories newspapers write fundamentally ill-suited for the web?The standard news article that’s been around for more than a century, a concise but comprehensive roundup of facts, still dominates news publishing. But those articles were designed for a specific distribution model, the printed newspaper, which was determined by physical and industrial processes and constraints.But business news website Quartz has found that its readers are avoiding this sort of middle ground online.Quartz’s experience suggests these trends are part of a broader phenomoen in the digital age which is reflected in how digital consumers want to be told stories.

Yoga Day Expands to Become a Weekend-long Event in Keene


Keene’s largest yoga event has expanded from a day to a weekend.The annual Yoga Weekend (formerly Yoga Day), will be held this Saturday and Sunday.All proceeds will be donated to Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services in Keene.This expansion signals the popularity of the event, now in its eighth year, said Yoga Weekend coordinator and local yoga teacher Josephine Russell.During Yoga Day’s first year, 2006, there was only one yoga class continually running all day, according to Russell. This year, there are 54 classes being taught by 40 different yoga teachers, all of them from the Monadnock Region.

Sit Back, Relax, and Read That Long Story—on Your Phone


“The average mobile reader tends to skim through headlines and snackable content as opposed to diving into long-form articles,” Mobile Marketerput it in late October. Overall, Buzzfeed now gets more than 50 percent of its traffic from mobile visits. Things are shifting, though, and not just when it comes to text articles. A survey of 50,000 people published late last year found 65 percent of mobile video viewers saying they preferred watching full movies and TV episodes to briefer stuff (music videos, movie clips) on their phones. In another survey, 8 in 10 people said they would watch TV shows on their phones, were the shows available. And even more (88 percent) said they would watch full-length movies.

The second screen, in other words, is quickly gaining primacy in our lives—and for immersive content as well as quick-hit stuff. Think Buzzfeed is primarily useful for distracting yourself at work, on your PC? Not necessarily. Overall, a Buzzfeed rep told me, the site now gets more than 50 percent of its traffic from mobile. “I have this experience of people telling me, ‘You know, I actually like reading on my phone now,'” Jonah Peretti, Buzzfeed’s founder and CEO, says. “More and more people are coming around to it.” So what’s the appeal? Part of it, Peretti thinks, is the constant companionship phones provide. “You’re in bed, and your laptop is in the other room, or your iPad, and the phone is right there,” he told me. Part of it, too, is the way phones in particular are structured: That single, tab-less screen—the screen that scrolls with the flick of a finger—fits the way we most like to read.

5 Things I’d Really Like People With No Kids To Know

I’m sure we’ve all read handfuls of articles, blog posts or memoirs lamenting the things we wished we could go back and tell ourselves before we had children. There are countless lists of “Things I’d Like To Tell My Pregnant Friends” and other similar articles circulating around the web, causing parents everywhere to nod their heads in unison. But is this really helpful? Is it really necessary to give our single friends the lowdown on all the things that suck about having kids? The messes, the tantrums, the sleeplessness, the confusion? And are we really preparing them for what lies ahead?This “advice” reeks of the tired old adage, “Just you wait” — a mentality I have never been a huge fan of. For one, it seems condescending, and for another, it’s not like cramming for the SATs. Enjoy running errands by yourself. Sleep is sacred. Enjoy talking on the phone without giving off disaster vibes while you still can. Go to happy hour.  Like, daily.Enjoy eating. Maybe we are all doomed to get stuck in the Hindsight Trap, and none of us can truly appreciate what we have until it’s gone. As far as legitimate advice goes, I’ll leave you with this parting bit of wisdom: Try to enjoy where you are, don’t beat yourself up for not being as smart as you are now 10 years ago and keep your unhelpful advice to yourself.

Devil Baby

Hear a baby crying in an unattended stroller on the street? Of course you should investigate it. Just be warned that said baby might be part of a viral marketing stunt that will scare the living bejesus out of you.The folks at Thinkmodo rigged this remote-controlled stroller with a demonic animatronic infant, replete with the ability to headbang, vomit, and just look downright possessed.
When the Thinkmodo team took their creation to the streets of New York, many a Good Samaritan fell victim to the devilish prank. Some of the reactions are priceless. “Devil Baby Attack” is also part of a promotion, this time for found-footage horror film, “Devil’s Due,” which opens this weekend.Thinkmodo founder, Michael Krivicka, told Yahoo News that he thought the project “was an interesting social experiment to see how many people would bother to check on an abandoned stroller.”

Extra strippers for Super Bowl

In preparation for the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium just outside of New York City, several strip clubs in the Big Apple are importing Russian strippers to help meet the anticipated demand increase.A representative from Scores confirmed to TMZ that the club is bringing in women from Russia, but that’s not to say that American dancers are being left out.To commemorate the big game, Rick’s Cabaret International is opening a brand new gentlemen’s club that will feature a “non-stop party” from “January 29th through February 3rd to celebrate the pro football championship being held this year in New Jersey”
The party at Vivid Cabaret will feature adult film stars including Tera Patrick, Brandy Aniston, Ash Hollywood, Kendall Karson, Savanna Samson, Monique Alexander and Heather Hunter.“Opening of a completely new gentlemen’s club in Manhattan is exceedingly rare, so we wanted to build one that stands out in every way,” said Rick’s Cabaret International CEO Eric Langan. “Our guests will be amazed at the way we’ve packaged all their favorite elements in a fun, exciting, and most of all, friendly,setting.” This has to be the weirdest thing I have ever seen hopefully it work out for all the clubs.

swiss cheese pervert

As police continue to search for the alleged “swiss cheese pervert,” one woman, who claims she was approached by the suspect, is speaking out about her experience.”He told me he liked to put Swiss cheese on his private area,” said Priscilla, who asked that her last name be kept anonymous.The woman said she was sitting at a light along busy Henry Avenue near Philadelphia University in the East Falls section of the city in early December when the man allegedly propositioned her.Recording part of the incident with her smartphone, you can hear her asking the man “Why do you have Swiss cheese in your car?” She also snapped a picture of the alleged suspect — holding up the cheese, just like in other pictures captured of him.
The suspect is described as a heavy-set white male between the ages of 40 and 50 with a goatee. Police also say he is driving a newer model silver sedan but has also been spotted in a black colored sedan. On Thursday, the Mayfair Town Watch posted a photo of the suspect on their Facebook page.”Some people think this is a joke,” said Milt Martelack of the Mayfair Town Watch. “But it’s no laughing matter.”Martelack and the town watch are conducting their own investigation and working with police. Martelack says they’ve spoken to several victims.”This is not just a Mayfair thing,” Martelack said. “This gentleman has been all over the place doing this and I’d characterize his acts as very disturbing.”Priscilla agrees.”What if he said that to a minor?” she asked. “I think he should be taken off the streets and I think they need to take it a little more seriously.”If you have any information on the suspect, please call the Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3251.