What is Opportunism? (Practice of Madness Magazine Original Video #1)

jenniferlreimerCultural Studies, Feminism and Madness, Mad Society, Practice of Madness TV

jenniferlreimerWhat is Opportunism? (Practice of Madness Magazine Original Video #1)

Fluoride Dangers – Should You Stop Drinking Tap Water?

jenniferlreimerCultural Studies, Images, Sociology of Medicine, Weekly Picks

fluoride death

Hi everyone.  My name is Jennifer L. Reimer, and I am… a fluoride addict. Even worse, I don’t care. I do care about my teeth though.  When I moved to the USA in February, 2013, I stopped drinking fluorinated water because no one drinks tap water on the east coast, but folks prefer to consume it in plastic bottles.  Anyone … Read More

jenniferlreimerFluoride Dangers – Should You Stop Drinking Tap Water?

The Silk Road. I Have Become Old. Anthrax Warning. Sext is a Word.

jenniferlreimerAds and Commercials, Cultural Studies, Mad Society

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I think that being around young people, 18-21 year olds, is necessary to really understand current culture and trends… I live with two people who fall into that cohort.  The other day one of their friends described to me how relationships and sex during high school take place almost exclusively on social media, and via “sext”.  I’m still stuck on … Read More

jenniferlreimerThe Silk Road. I Have Become Old. Anthrax Warning. Sext is a Word.

Stigma and Antidepressants

jenniferlreimerCultural Studies, Meds, Meds, Meds!, Other Survivors

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I am collecting the stories of people like me who have been stigmatized – called names, shunned, harassed, etc. – by family, friends, and/or strangers because, like me, you take antidepressants and/or other psych meds so that you can live like a “normal person*”. (*almost…sometimes…kind of…) From the Practice of Madness Facebook Page: ” I’m called a pill popper by some … Read More

jenniferlreimerStigma and Antidepressants

This Personality Quiz Saved Me. And Got My F Student an A.

jenniferlreimerCultural Studies, Personality, Transcend

jungian personality types

I came across a quote in an article I read today, about what being an “introvert” means, versus being an “extrovert”. It was so concise it blew me away: “For introverts, most social interactions take a little out of that cup instead of filling it the way it does for extroverts.” I love to give.  I feel a calling to … Read More

jenniferlreimerThis Personality Quiz Saved Me. And Got My F Student an A.

Living With Friends: Just Say “No” (Unless You’re Insane)

jenniferlreimerCultural Studies, Laughter = Survival, Mad Society

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This is based on reader requests for an article on “living with friends”, which one nomad who hasn’t had the same mailing or residential address for more than a year in over a decade, kind of specializes in.  One soggy spring in Vancouver I switched roommates five times in three months.  One thing went away the fifth time, and I … Read More

jenniferlreimerLiving With Friends: Just Say “No” (Unless You’re Insane)

I Don’t Talk Much: Memorial Day, Part One – Of Flags, Freedom, and Truth

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For my first Memorial Day Weekend here I slept, slept, would have gone outside but it was cold and rainy (of course today the rain stopped for the first time in days, and it will be sunny and in the low 90s for the foreseeable future) and I downloaded some new music and watched a movie.  Yes, I am that … Read More

jenniferlreimerI Don’t Talk Much: Memorial Day, Part One – Of Flags, Freedom, and Truth