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Do Mentally Ill People 'Scare' You? Well, These Famous People Are Certainly Not Scary.

An awesome blogger, Emma, who runs The Madvocate, created these thought-provoking images by copying Google searches of mental illnesses and pasting them on famous people who had them. It's interesting to see the negative stereotypes and misconceptions about mental illness on some of the world's most recognizable, successful people.

Do Mentally Ill People 'Scare' You? Well, These Famous People Are Certainly Not Scary.

President Abraham Lincoln, who had depression:


Writer Virginia Woolf, who had bipolar disorder:

Artist Vincent Van Gogh, who had bipolar disorder:

Writer Sylvia Plath, who had depression:

Mathematician John Nash (who the book and movie "A Beautiful Mind"were based on), who had schizophrenia:

Albert Einstein

One of the strangest things about being human is that people of lesser intelligence tend to overestimate how smart they are and people who are highly intelligent tend to underestimate how smart they are.

This is called the Dunning-Kruger effect and it’s proven every time you log onto Facebook and see someone from high school who thinks they know more about vaccines than a doctor.

The interesting thing is that even though people are poor judges of their own smarts, we’ve evolved to be pretty good at judging the intelligence of others.

“Such findings imply that, in order to be adaptive, first impressions of personality or social characteristics should be accurate,” a study published in the journal Intelligence says. “There is accumulating evidence that this is indeed the case—at least to some extent—for traits such as intelligence extraversion, conscientiousness, openness, and narcissism, and even for characteristics such as sexual orientation, political ideology, or antigay prejudice.”

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'Merry Christmas' on YouTube.

The world must have been—mostly—good this year. Because Elton John and Ed Sheeran have teamed up to gift us all with a brand new Christmas single.

The song, aptly named “Merry Christmas,” is a perfect blend of silly and sweet that’s cheery, bright and just a touch bizarre.

Created with the holiday spirit in every way, it has whimsical snowball fights, snow angels (basically all the snow things), festive sweaters, iconic throwbacks and twinkling lights galore. Plus all profits from the tune are dedicated to two charities: the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

I personally don’t know which is more of a highlight: Ed Sheeran channeling his inner-Mariah, performing a faux sexy dance in a leg revealing Santa outfit, or him flying through the air with a giant Frosty the Snowman … who seems to be sporting glasses similar to Elton’s. Are we meant to believe that Elton is the Snowman? This music video even has mystery.
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