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Science Finds Even More Evidence That Anxiety Isn't Just 'All In Your Head'

Thank your genetics.<p>One of the largest misconceptions about anxiety is that the disorder is something people "bring upon themselves," a concept that is as malignant as it is incorrect. Adding to the evidence against this isolating stereotype, a new study from the University of Wisconsin, Madison …

Research

Toni Morrison interview: on racism, her new novel and Marlon Brando

Toni Morrison is, without a doubt, a world-class novelist. Her work as an editor, however, has received much less attention. Morrison worked at Random House for 20 years, leaving in 1983, just before she set out to write her <b>Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved.</b><p>At her apartment in lower Manhattan, I …

Black and White Urban Scenes by Berenice Abbott

2017-04-07 #people<p>Science can be art. Iconic pioneer Berenice Abbott's dramatic black-and-white documentary images of scientific experiments fully …

Baltimore police under scrutiny after death of 'black man running'

A 25-year-old Baltimore man died Sunday a week after reportedly suffering a partially severed spine during an arrest, and the mayor vowed "to find out exactly what happened" and "hold the right people accountable."<p>Baltimore police, working in conjunction with the state attorney's office, had …

Justice

OPB documentary, 'Portland Civil Rights: Lift Ev'ry Voice,' explores African American community history

comments<p>The new OPB "Oregon Experience" documentary, "Portland Civil Rights: Lift Ev'ry Voice," explores the history of Portland's African American …

EWG Releases Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>When you eat processed foods, you can virtually guarantee that you're also consuming any number of questionable food additives. More …

Millennials Are Failing Because We Are Failing Them: The STEM Gap

Many of today’s Millennial students lack the skills necessary to fill the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) positions of tomorrow. Furthermore, a majority of U.S. students from low-income and minority households have an even greater gap when it comes to STEM knowledge. These …

Education

The Emancipation Proclamation wasn’t enough: Inside the battle over the 13th amendment, which really ended slavery

The story does not begin and end with Lincoln. A little-known Ohio congressman may have played most important role<p>WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1864<p>James Ashley never forgot the moment. After hours of debate, Schuyler Colfax, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, had finally gaveled the 159 House …

The New Social Movement of Our Generation: Effective Altruism

At a board meeting last month, the other organizers of Harvard College Effective Altruism (HCEA) and I were worried in the best possible way: we were planning a talk by philosopher Peter Singer and it had received over 1,500 RVSPs weeks in advance. With great excitement, we booked a second overflow …

Do You Have an Anxiety Disorder—Or Are You Just a Worrywart?

If your anxiety legit bothers you and it keeps you from doing things you want to do in life, you’ve checked off the two main qualifiers of an anxiety disorder, says Steve Orma, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist in San Francisco who specializes in anxiety, stress, and insomnia.<p>According to the</i> …

Bill Cosby's Children: The Troubles and Tragedy of a Famous Family

Bill Cosby, who has been called “America’s Dad,” has had five children of his own with wife Camille: Erika, Erinn, Ennis, Ensa, and Evin. And the …

Comedy

Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.

<i>Carol Anderson is an associate professor of African American studies and history at Emory University and a public voices fellow with the Op-Ed Project. She is the author of “Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960.”</i><p>When we look back on what happened in …

In Mississippi Marriage Ruling, Judge Gives History Lesson on Anti-Gay Discrimination

The federal court ruling striking down Mississippi’s ban on same-sex couples getting married is worth reading for many reasons. Paul wrote earlier at …

Blackness In Brazil: A Hidden History of Prejudice

I have a Black patient from a poor family, 8 years old, who is absurdly intelligent. His mother, equally intelligent, created, of her own accord, a family tree in a notebook which she showed me during the consultation. It was very organized, and full of collages.<p>It happens that, four generations …

Prejudice

What I Want My Children to Know About Being White in America

My husband and I recently took our kids to see Mount Rushmore. While browsing the gift shop, our five-year-old son picked up a bookmark with pictures …

HISTORY: Dandara, the wife of Zumbi, Brazil’s greatest black leader, was a revolutionary warrior in her own right

November 20, 2014<p>Dandara,<p>the wife of Zumbi,<p>Brazil’s greatest<p>black leader,was a<p>revolutionary<p>warrior<p>in her own right<p><b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>The story of</i> …

Ferguson and the African American Intellectual Moment | Society for US Intellectual History

Many Americans currently sit on pins and needles waiting for the grand jury decision on the fate of Officer Darren Wilson and, by extension, the fate …

Home - Paws for Veterans

This beautiful design rendering was provided to us by <b>BRPH</b>! See more...<p>Paws<p>For<p>Veterans<p><b>Making a difference</b><p>in the lives of Veterans, their families, and …