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  • Alaskan Shelter for Women to Open Its Doors to Men
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportJuneau's domestic violence shelter for women will soon open its doors to all gender identities. link to source

  • Action Video Games May Improve Cognitive Skills
    Source: Psych CentralA new international research effort declares that action video games influence cognitive abilities such as perception, attention, and reaction time. link to source

  • Merriam-Webster Names "Feminism" 2017 Word of the Year
    Source: CNN - WorldMerriam-Webster said "feminism" was the most-looked-up word in its online dictionary, with the term generating 70% more searches than last year. link to source

  • Yes, Your Daily Stress Can Haunt Your Dreams
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceIn the study, the researchers looked for links between people's dream experiences and whether three particular psychological needs were fulfilled or left people feeling frustrated: the need to feel competent, the need to feel autonomous, and the need to feel related to other people. Then, the researchers compared the dreams to what was going on in the students' lives and whether their psychological needs were met. link to source

  • Huntington’s Breakthrough: Early Trial Shows Injection May Stop Disease
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesHuntington’s disease patients have been offered new hope after a trial showed a groundbreaking genetic treatment appears to slow down the illness. Current medications only treat symptoms rather than treating the underlying condition which gradually eats away at the brain, robbing people of movement, speech and dignity. But a small trial of 46 men and women showed that the new drug silences the genetic mutation which causes Huntington’s. link to source

  • Developing the Evidence Base for Mindfulness Therapies
    Source: Psych CentralTherapeutic mindfulness interventions have grown in popularity over the past two decades. But some of the field’s leading researchers are concerned that the evidence base for such practices is not yet robust enough. link to source

  • No Mention of Climate Change on EPA Site
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesReferences to climate change and the Environmental Protection Agency's use of renewable energy have been removed from several of its web pages, according to an analysis by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative. link to source

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Kids Have Emotional or Behavioral Disorder
    Source: MSNBC - Health NewsAmerican children's mental health is worrying experts, with one in five kids suffering from a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder. link to source

  • Austrian Court Rules Same-Sex Couples Can Marry From 2019
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesAustria's top court has ruled that same-sex couples can get married from 2019, declaring a previous law discriminatory. link to source

  • Police Arrest Woman in Tanzania Over Video of Same-Sex Kiss
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportPolice in Tanzania have arrested a woman after a video clip showing her kissing and embracing another woman at a party was widely shared online, a senior official said. link to source

  • People with Disabilities More Likely to Be Arrested
    Source: Psych CentralA new study has found that people with disabilities — including emotional, physical, cognitive or sensory disabilities — were nearly 44 percent more likely to be arrested by age 28. link to source

  • NFL Committing $90 Million to Social Justice Causes
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportThe NFL is committing $90 million over the next seven years to social justice causes in a three-segment plan that involves league players. link to source

  • New Insights on Source of Recurring Bad Dreams
    Source: Psych CentralEmerging research on dreams suggests repeated bad dreams may reflect psychological frustrations associated with failure to adapt to challenging situations. Netta Weinstein of the University of Cardiff, is the lead […]. link to source

  • Facebook Disables Ethnicity Advert Targeting System
    Source: BBC News - TechnologyThe social network is looking into how its targeting systems can be abused to exclude some ethnicities. link to source

  • Two-Year Wait for Mental Health Help in Areas of England
    Source: BBC News - UK NewsA third of trusts in England are missing an 18 week target to see patients, with some waiting longer. link to source

  • Tougher Gun Laws Help Prevent Domestic Violence Deaths
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportMore stringent gun laws might spur a decline in domestic violence, new research suggests. Thirteen U.S. states and federal law prohibit people convicted of domestic violence from buying guns. But the study found that states that extended this ban to people convicted of any violent crime had 23 percent fewer domestic violence murders. link to source

  • European Union Calls for "Equal Rights" in Myanmar
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportMyanmar must guarantee "equal rights" for everyone in troubled Rakhine state as talks on repatriation of more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh gather steam, the new European Union ambassador to the country said on Thursday. link to source

  • Canadian Prime Minister Delivers Historic Apology to LGBT Citizens
    Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company - Top Stories NewsThe federal government has tabled a bill that will allow people convicted of historical same-sex offences to have their criminal records expunged. link to source

  • Women Leaders Tackle Gender Equality at Iceland Summit
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportOver 400 women political leaders from around the world are meeting in Iceland for an annual summit aimed at promoting gender equality inside and outside of the political sphere. link to source

  • "Father of Black Psychology" Joseph L. White Dies at 84
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportJoseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist, and teacher who helped pioneer the field of black psychology to counter what he saw as rampant ignorance and prejudice in the profession, has died. link to source

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