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  • Ugandan Men Face Life Sentence in Trial on Homosexuality Charges
    Source: The GuardianKim Mukisa and Jackson Mukasa face life imprisonment if found guilty in first such case since introduction of new anti-gay law Two Ugandan men will go on trial next month accused of homosexuality, the first people to be charged since a controversial new anti-gay law was passed. Prosecutors said on Wednesday that they had sufficient evidence against Kim Mukisa and Jackson Mukasa, who denied the charges when they first appeared in court earlier... more...

  • Unhappy Meal: McDonald's Foreign Workers Call It "Slavery"
    Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company - Top Stories NewsForeign workers recruited from Belize are accusing McDonald’s Canada of treating them like ‘slaves,' by effectively forcing them to share an expensive apartment – then deducting almost half their take-home pay as rent. more...

  • Highly Masculine Boys and Feminine Girls May Be at Greater Cancer Risk
    Source: ScienceDailyThe most “feminine” girls and “masculine” boys are more likely than their peers to engage in behaviors that pose cancer risks, according to a new study. The most feminine teenage girls use tanning beds more frequently and are more likely to be physically inactive, while the most masculine teenage boys are more likely to use chewing tobacco and to smoke cigars, compared with their gender-nonconforming peers. more...

  • Male University Workers Sue Over Alleged Sex Discrimination
    Source: The GuardianMaintenance staff members at University of Wales Trinity Saint David say they are paid less than female equivalents Twenty-six men working at a university in Wales are suing their employers for more than £700,000 over allegations of sex discrimination and unequal pay. The men, caretakers and tradesman employed by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, say they have been paid less than female employees in equivalent posts for seven years. more...

  • Ethiopian Government Cancels Anti-Gay Rally
    Source: The GuardianHomosexuality 'not a serious crime' says government official, in country where gay sex punishable by 15 years in prison A planned anti-gay rally in Ethiopia has been cancelled by the government, according to officials. In addition, a plan by the legislature to add gay sex to a list of crimes ineligible for presidential pardons has been dropped, according to Redwan Hussein, an Ethiopian government spokesman. Continue reading... more...

  • India's Top Court Recognizes Third Gender Category
    Source: The GuardianIndia's top court has issued a landmark verdict creating a third gender category that allows transgendered people to identify themselves as such on official documents. Activists say it will give relief to millions of people who face discrimination in India's deeply conservative society. more...

  • Low Blood Sugar May Be Bad for Marital Bliss
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesLow blood sugar isn't good for marital bliss because it makes spouses more prone to anger and aggression, says a new study. The findings are based on experiments with 107 married couples asked to monitor their glucose levels before breakfast and bed every day for 21 days. more...

  • Marijuana Reshapes Brains of Users, Study Concludes
    Source: MSNBC - Health NewsThis is your brain on drugs –- only now, with real pictures. Two neural regions key to emotions and motivation become misshapen or abnormally large after repeated pot smoking, scientists reported Tuesday. more...

  • Turkey Plans to Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals
    Source: The Age - World NewsGay rights groups are alamed at the government-led project, saying it will lead to more discrimination in a largely homophobic country. more...

  • Postpartum Depression May Hit Fathers As Well As Mothers
    Source: Google News - HealthA study revealed that young fathers are at an increased risk of postpartum depression, which is commonly known to be affecting mothers. A serious mental health problem, postpartum depression is characterized by a continued period of emotional disorder ... more...

  • Heavy Diet of TV Linked to Poor Sleep in Kids
    Source: Google News - HealthFor all the parents who've ever banged their heads against the wall wondering why their kids won't sleep, a new study offers at least some partial clues. The research, out today in the journal Pediatrics, finds that the more TV kids watch, the less they tend to ... more...

  • Man Sentenced to Display “I AM A BULLY” Sign
    Source: CBS News - U.S. NewsJudge ordered 62-year-old Edmond Aviv to display the sign for five hours Sunday after feuding with neighbor who has kids with developmental disabilities. more...

  • What Happens When We Try to Change Our Voice to Sound Sexier?
    Source: ScienceDailyTrying to sound sexier? Sorry, guys, it seems you just don't have what it takes. New research suggests that men cannot intentionally make their voices sound more sexy or attractive, while women have little trouble. And true to the stereotype, women will lower their pitch and increase their hoarseness to dial up the allure. more...

  • Ethical Gaming: Turning Video Games Into a Force for Good
    Source: The GuardianThe online Games for Change Festival is linking with the Tribeca Film Festival to promote peace and creativity A decade ago Asi Burak developed a video game designed to encourage opposing parties in the Israel-Palestine dispute over land to better understand even empathise with each others' point of view. That conflict may be no closer to a resolution, but the concept that interactive games can be used for more than mere entertainment, even as a... more...

  • Places Ahead Feel Closer Than Places Behind, Study Finds
    Source: ScienceDailyWhy does the second hour of a journey seem shorter than the first? Research suggests that the answer lies in how we're physically oriented in space. Research has demonstrated that a person's orientation -- the direction they are headed -- changed how they thought of an object or event. "Feeling close to or distant from something impacts our behavior and judgment," says the lead author. "We feel more socially connected, more emotionally engaged,... more...

  • Aerobic Exercise Boosts Memory Area of Brain in Older Women
    Source: ScienceDailyRegular aerobic exercise seems to boost the size of the area of the brain involved in verbal memory and learning among women whose intellectual capacity has been affected by age, indicates a small study. The researchers tested the impact of different types of exercise on the hippocampal volume of 86 women who said they had mild memory problems, known as mild cognitive impairment -- and a common risk factor for dementia. more...

  • Logo Color Affects Consumer Emotion Toward Brands
    Source: ScienceDailyThe specific colors used in a company's logo have a significant impact on how that logo, and the brand as a whole, is viewed by consumers, research shows. The study revealed that blue logos invoked feelings of confidence, success and reliability; green logos invoked perceptions of environmental friendliness, toughness, durability, masculinity and sustainability; purple logos invoked femininity, glamor and charm; pink logos gave the perception of... more...

  • Gender-Flips Turn Sexism on Its Head
    Source: The GuardianSometimes the best way to make a point about sexism is also the simplest. Australian comedians the Bondi Hipsters parodied this month's British GQ by showing heavily bearded Dom Nader mimicking the naked poses struck by model Miranda Kerr. Their shoot went viral. Christiaan Van Vuuren, a writer for the duo, told the Huffington Post that the idea was a response to "the over-sexualisation of the female body in the high-fashion world. For some... more...

  • Waking Up to Sleep, the New Health Frontier
    Source: Time MagazineYour doctor could soon be prescribing crucial shuteye as treatment for everything from obesity to ADHD to mental health as experts say carving out time for sleep is just as important as diet and exercise. more...

  • Green Tea Extract Boosts Working Memory, Research Shows
    Source: ScienceDailyGreen tea is said to have many putative positive effects on health. Now, researchers are reporting first evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive functions, in particular the working memory. The findings suggest promising clinical implications for the treatment of cognitive impairments in psychiatric disorders such as dementia. more...

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