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  • Are Better Lives Today Robbing Future Generations of a Livable World?
    Source: Yahoo News - SciencePeople who live in developed nations are, by many measures, healthier than ever before. Yet the planet has borne an onslaught of environmental insults — climate change chief among them — unlike any in human history. This alone threatens everyone’s well-being, a conundrum that scientists call the “ecological paradox.” more...

  • Anti-Smoking Plan May Kill Cigarettes Yet Save Big Tobacco
    Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company - Health NewsImagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete with only a tiny segment of Americans still lighting up. more...

  • Cognitive Training for Some Older Adults Improves Memory
    Source: Psych CentralA new Canadian study finds that older adults with mild cognitive impairment were able to significantly improve memory with a specific cognitive training program. more...

  • Ontario to Stop Putting the Mentally Ill in Solitary Confinement
    Source: Reuters - HealthOntario, Canada's most populous province, will stop putting people with mental illness in indefinite solitary confinement and begin phasing out segregation entirely amid growing pressure for Canadian governments to end treatment the United Nations has deemed "torture." more...

  • Can Your Smartphone Tell You If You Have Depression?
    Source: CNN - HealthGetting a diagnosis of depression usually involves filling out questionnaires about your mood and undergoing lengthy interviews with a psychiatrist. But smartphone apps might be able to handle some of that work, and at least tell you if you are at risk of depression, simply by collecting Global Positioning System and other data, according to a new study. more...

  • Minnesota Lake Named for Pro-Slavery Calhoun Gets New Name
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportMinnesota officials have approved changing the name of a lake that honored slavery supporter and former Vice President John Calhoun. more...

  • German Parliament Votes to Step Up Fight Against Anti-Semitism
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportGermany's lower house of parliament on Thursday voted to step up efforts to combat anti-Semitism and called for the creation of a new government post to oversee the issue, backed by an independent panel of experts. more...

  • Suffering from Writer's Block? A Cup of Tea May Help
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceA simple cup of tea sparks an instant burst of brainpower and creativity, according to a new study - within minutes of drinking a brew. Volunteers in the study almost immediately scored better results in creative and cognition tests than those who had drunk a glass of water, researchers found. more...

  • Gay and Intersex Asylum Seekers Find Place to Call Home in Britain
    Source: MSNBC - International NewsMore than 3,500 people claimed asylum in Britain based on their sexuality, gender identity or intersex status between 2015 and 2017. more...

  • #metoo Reaches China, As a Top Scholar Is Sacked
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesA new chapter in #MeToo appears to be emerging in China after a university professor was sacked and another is facing an investigation over sexual misconduct allegations. more...

  • Stigma of Mental Illness Linked to Mix of Beliefs About Causes
    Source: Psych CentralA new study finds that campaigns to treat mental illness as a disease and remove stigma may be lacking because people also tend to believe that other factors such as bad character may play a role, muddying the picture. more...

  • Chatbot Cuts Through Misinformation on Climate Science
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceNoise and misinformation, especially on climate, has long been a problem on social media. To counter this, Australian not-for-profit the Climate Council has created a Facebook Messenger chatbot to inform people about climate science. SEE ALSO: Facebook announces a big News Feed change — and just wants you to be happy Launched on its Facebook page last week, it's an effort to connect with younger people who are interested in issues like climate... more...

  • One Simple Thing You Can Do to Fall Asleep Faster
    Source: Time MagazineIf you lie awake at night because your mind won’t stop racing, taking five minutes before bed to write out a to-do list for the next day might help you get more shuteye. more...

  • Mindfulness May Make You a Kinder Person, Study Suggests
    Source: Time MagazineMindfulness — the practice of staying attuned to what’s happening in the present moment — is a bonafide health trend right now, and for good reason. Research suggests it can reduce stress, help with problem drinking, lower blood sugar levels and help people succeed at work. Now, according to a new study, it may even help you become a nicer person. more...

  • Trump Breaks Decorum with Remarks on Race, Ethnicity
    Source: MSNBC - US NewsBefore the uproar over his "shithole countries' comment, President Trump's remarks about race or ethnicity in official meetings raised eyebrows. more...

  • "Horrific" Sexism Blights the Beer Industry, Say Workers
    Source: BBC News - UK NewsWomen say they are being groped at events, abused on social media and belittled in their jobs. more...

  • $300K Has Been Paid to Settle Sex Bias Suits Against U.S. Congress
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportCongress has paid almost $300,000 in taxpayer funds to settle employment claims that include sexual harassment and sex discrimination since 2003. more...

  • India's Only Openly Gay Prince to Build LGBTQ Center at Palace
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesEvery once in a while, design (and humanitarian) miracles do happen. In India this week, for example, the country's only openly gay prince, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, announced that he would be opening a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer center on the grounds of his ancestral palace. more...

  • India's High Court to Review Law That Bans Gay Sex
    Source: United Press International - Health NewsIndia's Supreme Court said it will review a ruling four years ago upholding the constitutional validity of a penal code that criminalizes same-sex relations. more...

  • Global Warming May Worsen Europe's Refugee Crisis, Report Finds
    Source: National Geographic NewsA new study lays bare how climate change may shape our interconnected world. more...

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