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I Was Ready To Punch A Wall By The 11th Image. I'm Telling *EVERYONE.*

I'm not surprised that the HUGE mental illness problem in the American military is hidden. It's a difficult topic to hear about, so it just doesn't get discussed. But it kills. Here are 13 ways to talk about this problem so it's not hidden any longer.

I Was Ready To Punch A Wall By The 11th Image. I'm Telling *EVERYONE.*

1. I've never thought so clearly about how many soldiers are dying OFF the battlefield.


2. That's a difference of over 230,000 troops. Can we sync our calculators, please?

3. I don't like this stat! Yet I want EVERYONE to know it.

4. Really makes you rethink the concept of "wounded."

5. Mental disorders coming in at #2.

6. That's 1 in 5 female vets.

7. PTSD, though it is a mental disorder, has some significant physical side effects. If this list doesn't make PTSD real, I don't know what could.

8. Think about these experiences. I think it's worth creating more ways to address their impact on human soldiers.

9. When I see how poorly diagnosed and treated PTSD is in the images above and then look at the image below, I can't help but think how important it is that we see to it that PTSD is better diagnosed and treated. It feels so obvious.

10. Wow. Not only does PTSD affect the soldier, but it hurts the soldier's family. I'm seeing all that "support the troops" imagery, and I'm concerned. Are we *really* supporting them?

11. Noooooooooooooooooo. In 2012, more troops died from suicide than in battle?! Seriously? Is there some reason that everyone in the world doesn't know this? *facepalm*

12. This could mean that more vets are getting help. It could also mean that more *need* help. It could also mean both of those things.

13. It's a start.

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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