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  • Is Instagram Going Too Far to Protect Our Feelings?
    Source: CBS News - Science and TechnologyInstagram wants to make itself the "kindest" corner of the internet, but can social science and technology beat the trolls? link to source

  • Banning Trans Troops Could Cost U.S. $960M, Report Says
    Source: MSNBC - US NewsThe report challenges President Trump's argument regarding "tremendous medical costs" associated with permitting transgender people to serve in the military. link to source

  • Love Is in the Air on India's First LGBTQ Radio Show
    Source: MSNBC - International News"Gaydio" is the first radio show dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in India, where homosexuality is a taboo. link to source

  • Risk of Modern Slavery Is Growing in the European Union
    Source: CNN - WorldThe risk of modern slavery has risen in 20 member states of the European Union, according to a new global ranking released yesterday. link to source

  • Are U.S. Right-Wing Groups on the Rise?
    Source: BBC News - Top HeadlinesDoes the violence on the streets of Charlottesville point to a rise in far-right movements? link to source

  • New Imagination Strategies May Boost Memory
    Source: Psych CentralImagining an action/consequence relationship between two random objects may help you improve your memory, according to a new Canadian study published in the journal Memory & Cognition. link to source

  • Violence Erupts As Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists March in Virginia
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesAt least three people have been killed and and dozens injured after violence erupted at a far right rally in  Charlottesville, Virginia. One of those killed, a 32-year-old woman, died after a car ploughed into counter protesters as she was crossing the street. The Telegraph saw injured people lying in the road moments after the silver saloon car sped into the crowd. link to source

  • New Optical Illusion Going Viral on the Internet
    Source: Time MagazineThe lines in this image are straight, but your brain won't see it that way. link to source

  • FaceApp Deletes New Black, White and Asian Filters After Racism Storm
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesA viral app that adds filters to users' selfies to change their appearance has backtracked on its latest update after was accused of racism over its new range of ethnic filters.  FaceApp, which uses facial recognition to change users' expressions and look, deleted its new "black", "white", "Asian" and "Indian" filters following a storm of criticism.  The update was met with an instant backlash... link to source

  • Mind Over Matter: How Placebos Can Enhance Health
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportNo-cost, side-effect-free ways to ease pain, boost mental health and more. link to source

  • Lawsuit Opposes Trump's Ban on Transgender Military Service
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportTwo LGBT-rights organizations file lawsuit in federal court challenging President Trump's directive to reinstate a ban on transgender people serving in the military. link to source

  • Australians Will Vote on Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesAustralia could legalize same-sex marriage by as early as the end of this year, after the government announced an attempt to hold a national vote on the issue. link to source

  • CafĂ© Charges Men 18% "Gender Tax" to Highlight Pay Gap
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesA café in Melbourne, Australia, is giving its male customers a side of gender equity with their lattes. link to source

  • Instagram Photos May Offer Snapshot of Mental Health
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportSocial media posts seem to give clues to presence of depression, researchers say. link to source

  • U.S. Federal Report: Human Activity Is Prime Cause of Climate Change
    Source: United Press International - Science NewsA new federal report, which is awaiting White House approval, concludes that human activity is the primary culprit for climate change in the last four decades. link to source

  • USDA Censoring Use of Term "Climate Change," Email Reveals
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsA series of email messages show staff at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service have been advised to reference "weather extremes" instead link to source

  • At Transgender Camp, Children as Young as 4 Find Safe Space
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportA California transgender day camp for kids ages 4 to 12 sees surge that gender experts say reflects sharp increases at clinics. link to source

  • Is Your Chronic Procrastination Actually a Matter of Mental Health?
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportPerpetually putting things off can be a serious problem. link to source

  • Yoga May Help to Treat Depression, Studies Suggest
    Source: Medical News TodayNew studies presented at the American Psychological Association's annual convention indicate that yoga can help to reduce symptoms of depression. link to source

  • Rights Groups Assail U.S. Justice Department Over College Race Probe
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesCivil rights groups slammed the Trump administration on Wednesday over a U.S. Justice Department plan to probe whether colleges' racial-preference admissions programs discriminate against white and Asian-American applicants. Affirmative action programs in higher education were meant to address America's historic racial discrimination problem. link to source

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