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  • Take Notes by Hand for Better Long-Term Comprehension
    Source: ScienceDailyDust off those Bic ballpoints and college-ruled notebooks: research shows that taking notes by hand is better than taking notes on a laptop for remembering conceptual information over the long term. "Our new findings suggest that even when laptops are used as intended -- and not for buying things on Amazon during class -- they may still be harming academic performance," says a psychological scientist involved in the study. more...

  • Idaho Veteran Cemetery Denies Same-Sex Couple Joint Burial
    Source: CBS News - U.S. NewsWhile Madelynn Taylor has earned the right to be buried in Idaho Veterans Cemetery because of her six years of service in the Navy, her now-deceased wife can't join her because the state's law doesn't recognize their marriage. more...

  • 7% of Kids in U.S. Are on Behavioral Meds, Study Finds
    Source: MSNBC - Health NewsA new survey finds that 7.5 percent of children aged 6–17 are taking some sort of prescription medicine for emotional or behavioral difficulties.It’s a first look at the problem, and supports evidence that more and more U.S. more...

  • In Jefferson's Virginia, 2 Out of Every 5 People Were Enslaved
    Source: USA Today - U.S. NewsPhiladelphia show sheds light on harsh aspects of life with the nation's third president. more...

  • Transgender Islamic School Reopens in Indonesia
    Source: BBC News - Asia-PacificAn Islamic transgender boarding school has been reopened in the city of Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java, it's reported. The school, known locally as a Pesantren Waria, was the first of its kind in the country and first opened its doors in 2008 but closed when its founder died last month. It has now moved to a house belonging to Shinta Ratri, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activist. more...

  • Ku Klux Klan Forms Neighborhood Watch in Pennsylvania Town
    Source: Time MagazineA local chapter of one of the country’s most infamous white supremacist groups has launched a neighborhood watch in a Pennsylvania town. "It’s just like any neighborhood watch program. It’s not targeting any specific ethnicity," says the Fairview Township chapter president. The group has distributed flyers around the neighborhood that read: "You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake." more...

  • Child Bullying Victims Still Suffering at 50, Study Finds
    Source: Google News - HealthChildren who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, say researchers from King's College London. Their study tracked 7,771 children born in 1958 from the age of seven until 50. Forty years on, bullying takes its toll on health and wealth Reuters Bullying scars 'remain after 40 years' Irish Examiner Childhood bullying can cause problems decades later more...

  • Does It Work to Pay Pregnant Smokers to Quit?
    Source: ScienceDailySmoking prevalence varies by socioeconomic status -- particularly in terms of educational attainment -- putting economically-disadvantaged women at greater risk for smoking during pregnancy and related negative outcomes, including miscarriage, preterm birth, SIDS, and other later adverse effects. An approach using financial incentives has proven effective in increasing quitting and improving fetal growth among this population. more...

  • Transgender Candidate Runs for Parliament in India for First Time
    Source: Time MagazineJust a few days after India’s Supreme Court recognized a “third gender” option, a transgender woman in India is vying for a seat in parliament. Bharathi Kannamma, 53, is considered the first transgender person to be accepted as a candidate in a general election, AFP reports. She’s running as an independent candidate in the city of Madurai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. more...

  • 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. 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...

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