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  • Kids' Drawings May Paint a Picture of Later Intelligence
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceThe study, which involved more than 7,700 pairs of identical and nonidentical twins, found that genes play a role in the link between early drawing ability and later measures of intelligence. more...

  • Is There a "Rising Tide" of Anti-Semitism in the West?
    Source: BBC News - EuropeDo statistics support claims that anti-Semitism is increasing? more...

  • Macy's to Pay $650,000 in Racial Profiling Case
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportThe retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square. more...

  • Physical Fitness Linked to Brain Tissue Fitness, Say Researchers
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportMore physically fit children had stronger brain tissue linked to cognition. more...

  • Smithsonian Adds LGBT History to Museum Collection
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesHundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show "Will and Grace.". more...

  • Experts Issue Recommendations on Suicide Research Priorities
    Source: ScienceDailySuicide experts recommend research into early behavioral detection, interventions, use of mass media, and other areas, researchers report. Proposed strategies include research into early detection of suicidal behavior, particularly among youth and adolescents, intervention, evidence-based follow-up care, and reducing stigma through the use of mass media. more...

  • Is Militarized Police Gear Fueling Ferguson's Mob Psychology?
    Source: MSNBC - Health NewsWhen cops in Ferguson swapped their peace officer look for soldierly garb, civilians began to see them as machine-like invaders, experts assert. more...

  • Involuntary Eye Movement Are a Key Indicator of ADHD
    Source: ScienceDailyAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed -- and misdiagnosed -- behavioral disorder in American children. Now a new study can provide the objective tool medical professionals need to accurately diagnose ADHD. The study indicates that involuntary eye movements accurately reflect the presence of ADHD. more...

  • The Psychology of the Sad Clown
    Source: Time MagazineWhy so many funny people are hurting. more...

  • Delhi University Adds Third Gender to Its Application Form
    Source: BBC News - Asia-PacificDelhi University acknowledges transgender students for the first time after introducing a column for a third gender in its application forms. more...

  • Pioneering Online Treatment for People with Bipolar Disorder
    Source: ScienceDailyThe first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists. 92% of the participants in the trial of the online intervention found the content positive -- and one said it had changed her life. People with Bipolar Disorder have problems getting access to psychological therapy and this online intervention may offer a round the clock solution at a reduced cost. more...

  • The Slipper Is Coming: Turkish Women Tweet Against Sexism
    Source: The GuardianPhotos of shoes at #geliyorterlik after MP Aylin Nazliaka's threat to throw shoe at opponents during furious speech in parliament Turkish women took to social networks on Wednesday to post pictures of shoes in a new viral campaign against sexism inspired by a female deputy's incendiary speech in parliament. Turkish opposition MP Aylin Nazliaka had launched a withering denunciation of gender discrimination in Turkey, during which she became so... more...

  • Reporting Robin Williams Suicide Without Spurring Other Suicides
    Source: The GuardianNews reports detailing the method or using inappropriate language can lead to rise in suicide rate, experts warn Around 6,000 people in the UK kill themselves while depressed every year a large majority of them (77%) men. They all have different reasons for wanting to end their lives, and usually it is not a single reason not just the loss of a job, a marital breakdown or a sense of worthlessness but a complex intermingling of negative thoughts... more...

  • When Mental Illness Affects Your Family
    Source: CNN - HealthWhen we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones. But children sometimes get left out of our conversations about mental illness. The truth is, they suffer too. more...

  • Bruise-Detecting Camera Aims to Stop Domestic Violence
    Source: USA Today - U.S. NewsPolice test Illumicams in hopes of bolstering victims' arguments in abuse cases.            . more...

  • Testosterone in Healthy Men Boosts Brains' Response to Threat
    Source: ScienceDailyTestosterone, a steroid hormone, is well known to contribute to aggressive behavior in males, but the neural circuits through which testosterone exerts these effects have not been clear. Prior studies found that the administration of a single dose of testosterone influenced brain circuit function. Surprisingly, however, these studies were conducted exclusively in women. Researchers have now sought to rectify this gap by conducting a study of the... more...

  • Robin Williams and the Challenge of Treating Severe Depression
    Source: CBS News - HealthwatchChecking into rehab has become an intrinsic part of celebrity culture, but getting help for mental illness still carries stigma. more...

  • Barneys to Pay $525,000 in Racial Profiling Settlement
    Source: Globe and Mail - WorldThe investigation was triggered by complaints from two black patrons of the store. more...

  • Treating Mental Illness by Changing Memories of Things Past
    Source: ScienceDailyAuthor Marcel Proust makes a compelling case that our identities and decisions are shaped in profound and ongoing ways by our memories. This truth is powerfully reflected in mental illnesses, like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addictions. In PTSD, memories of traumas intrude vividly upon consciousness, causing distress, driving people to avoid reminders of their traumas, and increasing risk for addiction and suicide. In addiction,... more...

  • Almost 10 Million Americans Changed Race in Early 2000s
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesNearly 10 million Americans decided they would be a different race or ethnicity in the early 2000s, with the largest movement coming from Hispanics deciding which racial category they should be in, a new census report showed Wednesday. more...

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