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  • Glancing at Rooftop Greenery Can Boost Concentration Levels
    Source: ScienceDailyGlancing at a grassy green roof for only 40 seconds markedly boosts concentration, a new study concludes. The green roof provided a restorative experience that boosted those mental resources that control attention, researchers say. link to source

  • Exposure to Street Noise Linked to Obesity
    Source: Time MagazineLiving next to a busy thoroughfare may affect more than just your mental well-being. link to source

  • Do Chimps Have Rights? Judge Weighs Fate of Leo and Hercules
    Source: CBS News - U.S. NewsLawyer seeking to free 2 chimps from Stony Brook University tells judge their confinement for research is akin to slavery. link to source

  • Nearly 1 in 3 Americans Support Equal Rights for Animals
    Source: CBS News - Science and TechnologyNew poll finds nearly one-third of Americans think animals deserve equal rights. link to source

  • Eight Ads That Shatter Tired Gender Stereotypes
    Source: The GuardianAs the Cannes Lions festival creates a new award to recognise advertising that challenges gender norms, we look at some of the best past examples Glass is a wonderful thing. Windows, vases, spectacles, marbles. Such a shame about that whole glass-ceiling thing, isn’t it? Really tarnishes the whole image of glass. At least the Cannes Lions festival has managed to turn it into something positive, in the form of their new Glass Lion award ,... link to source

  • India's First Transgender College Principal
    Source: BBC News - Asia-PacificManobi Bandyopadhyay has endured discrimination and heartbreak on her way to becoming India's first transgender college principal, writes Soutik Biswas. link to source

  • Delayed Cord Cutting at Birth Tied to Better Skills in Childhood
    Source: Google News - HealthWaiting a few minutes to clamp the umbilical cord after birth is tied to better motor and social skills later in childhood - especially for boys, suggests a new study. Delaying cord clamping is already known to benefit babies by increasing iron link to source

  • Vatican Says Irish Marriage Vote Is a "Defeat for Humanity"
    Source: CBS News - World NewsPredominantly Catholic nation held a public referendum on same-sex marriage, and the result has left the Catholic Church disappointed. link to source

  • Cigarette Warnings on Packages Work Better with Pictures
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthGruesome photographs on cigarette packages may deliver more effective anti-smoking messages than words, a new analysis finds. Researchers reviewed previous studies comparing images to text warnings on cigarette boxes and found pictures commanded more attention, elicited stronger emotional reactions, summoned more negative attitudes and made it more likely that smokers would vow to quit. “They say a picture is worth a thousand words – that... link to source

  • Figures of French Resistance Inducted Into Paris Pantheon
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesFrance is honoring four people who resisted the Nazis during World War II by inducting them into Paris' Pantheon mausoleum, in a rare and highly symbolic ceremony aimed at uniting the French against extremism and anti-Semitism. link to source

  • George W. Bush Reportedly Offered to Officiate Same-Sex Wedding
    Source: CBS News - Top HeadlinesThe former president offered to marry a lesbian couple from Kennebunkport, Maine, according to the Boston Globe. link to source

  • Anticipating Temptation May Prevent Unethical Decisions
    Source: Google News - HealthA recent study may have solved the psychological mystery of why good people do bad things. This question has haunted humankind for centuries, but these new findings offer new insights into what causes people give resist or give into temptation... link to source

  • Memory Loss Is Not Always the First Sign of Alzheimer’s
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthWhile memory loss is thought to be a classical first sign of Alzheimer’s disease, some middle-aged people and younger seniors may initially experience different cognitive problems such as trouble with language or problem solving, a large U.S. study suggests. Researchers reviewed data on early symptoms for almost 8,000 Alzheimer’s patients and found one in four people under age 60 had a chief complaint unrelated to memory, though memory was... link to source

  • Infections Linked to Lower IQ Scores
    Source: ScienceDailyNew research shows that infections can impair your cognitive ability measured on an IQ scale. The study is the largest of its kind to date, and it shows a clear correlation between infection levels and impaired cognition. link to source

  • Anti-Semitism in Malmö Presents Challenge to Swedish Immigration
    Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company - Top Stories NewsMalmö, Sweden's tiny Jewish community is facing increasingly blatant anti-Semitism. The Jewish community centre has been under armed guard, a rabbi has been attacked on the street, and few want to talk about it, writes Karin Wells. link to source

  • Free Mental Safe House Opens in New York City
    Source: CNN - HealthAt this federally funded alternative to hospitalization, guests can check in to apartment-style rooms and talk through their concerns and fears with staff. link to source

  • Certain Proteins May Slow Memory Loss in People with Alzheimer's
    Source: ScienceDailyCertain proteins may slow the devastating memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to a groundbreaking new study. The researchers found evidence that an elevated presence of a protein called neuronal pentraxin-2 may slow cognitive decline and reduce brain atrophy in people with Alzheimer's disease. link to source

  • John Nash, Expert on Mathematics of Decision-Making, Dies at 86
    Source: China DailyMathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. link to source

  • Paralyzed Patient Controls Robotic Arm with Thoughts
    Source: Google News - HealthA patient has been able to control a robotic arm just by thought alone, researchers reported. Erik Sorto, a 34-year-old tetraplegic patient, could make a hand-shake gesture, grasp a beer, and play "rock, paper, scissors" with the help of neural implants placed in brain regions tied to intention rather than motor skills. link to source

  • Ireland Is First Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage in Popular Vote
    Source: L.A. Times - World NewsIreland has become the first country to legalize gay marriage through a popular vote, defying the Roman Catholic Church in a landslide referendum victory to change the constitution of the traditionally conservative nation. link to source

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