A therapist recently posted a list online of eight signs you’re on the verge of a nervous breakdown. If only a few of them apply, you might just be a little stressed out. But if they ALL sound way too familiar, take it seriously . . .
- You have escape fantasies. Like you want to pick up and leave everything behind.
- You feel like you have no downtime. Which is common if you have kids. But it can also be a sign of anxiety and depression.
- You struggle to make simple decisions. It might be because your body’s producing too much of the stress hormone cortisol.
- You’ve stopped socializing completely. You don’t even WANT to, because you’re too overwhelmed with everything else. So it feels like work.
- You can’t sleep. It’s a classic sign of anxiety and depression.
- You’re having panic attacks. Obviously it’s a sign you’re dealing with major anxiety.
- You’re self-sabotaging. A common example is going out drinking when you know you have to wake up early. Stress-eating is another one.
- It feels like you keep failing at everything. Which probably isn’t true. But if you feel like you’re constantly failing at work AND at home, you might be depressed.
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KIM KARDASHIAN was held at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room yesterday, by two men who were dressed as police, but also wearing masks. Kim is there for Paris Fashion Week.
The men broke into the room, but it’s unclear if they stole anything.
Kim’s rep said, quote, “She is badly shaken but physically unharmed.”
Kanye West was actually onstage at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York City when he heard the news.
He was in the middle of “Heartless” when he stopped cold and told the crowd, quote, “I’m sorry. I have an emergency, I have to stop the show.”
Witnesses say a man ran onstage to tell Kanye what happened . . . and before he realized how serious things were, he tried to ignore him, because he was in the middle of performing.
Before the incident, Kim attended a runway show, and had dinner with her sister KOURTNEY.
It’s not clear where her kids were when break-in happened.
This might be the least romantic way to meet someone. But hey, whatever works . . .
There’s a 51-year-old truck driver in England named Mark Ellis. And about ten years ago, he was on his way to a bar when he stopped to use a public bathroom. It was some time around 2005, but it’s not really clear.
(CAREFUL!) Anyway, someone had written a phone number on the wall, with a message that said, “If you want a good SHAG, call Donna.” And he actually TRIED the number.
He sent a text that said, “What are you up to?” He didn’t think anyone would actually respond . . . he just did it as a joke. But someone texted BACK and said, “Who is this?” And it really WAS a woman named Donna.
Her name is Donna Roberts, and she looks like she’s in her thirties now. It turns out an ex-boyfriend had written her number on the wall to mess with her.
But it backfired, because she and Mark hit it OFF. They started dating, fell in love, and they now have two kids together . . . a nine-year-old and an eight-year-old.
A newspaper in England just did a story on them, so that’s why we’re hearing about it. Donna says their kids are still too young for the REAL story of how they met. So for now they think Mark just texted her by mistake.
A guy named Derrick Deanda from Elk Grove, California was in his car last month when he saw a van swerve off the road and roll over. And he immediately stopped to help.
And it’s a good thing he did, because a guy and his three kids were trapped inside. Derrick broke a window and helped pull them out safely before the paramedics showed up.
And now, a few weeks later, Derrick got his reward . . . a $143 bill from the city.
It turns out that when Derrick broke the window on the van, he got a small cut on his hand. One of the paramedics took a quick look at it . . . so, BOOM, $143.
Derrick says he’s shocked they charged him for helping save the family. Quote, “I mean, why would I want to stop to help somebody if I’m going to get a bill?”
(CBS 13 – Sacramento)
We’ve got the results of a survey here that asked people what professions they trust the LEAST . . . and man, there are SO many options, I don’t know how they stopped at just the top 10. Here are the results . . .
- Car salesmen.
- People in advertising.
- Real estate agents.
- Insurance brokers.
- Union leaders.
- Wall Street workers.
- Local and state politicians.
- National politicians.
- TV journalists.
- Newspaper journalists.
So who DO we trust? People in medicine, apparently. The three professions we have the most faith in are nurses . . . doctors . . . and pharmacists.