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4 Tools For Lowering Anxiety In Any Situation So You Can Perform Better

Whether it’s in response to an upcoming presentation, interview, round of layoffs, new position, or networking meeting, anxiety is an emotion we encounter repeatedly throughout our careers (and…lives). It’s not a comfortable experience, and it’s not meant to be. Anxiety is an evolutionarily …

Self-help

14-year-old girl dies in second shocking double rape case in India

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 14-year-old girl has died in another case of a lower-caste woman allegedly being raped by the same man twice in India.<p>The girl was kidnapped in May by the same suspect who allegedly attacked her in December, according to a police report filed by her parents, a senior Delhi police official …

India

4 Women Accused a Utah State Student of Rape but Authorities Did Nothing

"I feel like I have to go after the people who were supposed to get the justice for me."<p>Four women are still awaiting justice after their respective rape accusations against a former Utah State student went unaddressed by the school and local law enforcement. The <i>Salt Lake Tribune</i> reports that the …

My Mental Illness Diagnosis Was a Saving Grace

After years of suffering from mental health problems, it only took 4 months for my life to completely change.<p>I’d been depressed, anxious and addicted …

Horrific Allegations Revealed in Toronto Police Gang Rape Case

Toronto parking enforcement officer said she was immobilized when three cops raped her.<p><b>Warning: This article contains graphic content about an alleged sexual assault.</b><p>A parking enforcement officer has accused three Toronto police officers of raping her vaginally, orally, and possibly anally, …

Mexican Authorities Allegedly Torturing Women Inmates Through Sexual Violence

Mexican police and armed forces have allegedly been torturing women detainees through sexual violence, according to a report by Amnesty International.<p>The June account is based on interviews with 100 women in federal prisons. All of them claim they have been subject to vicious abuse like threats, …

How Nightlife Helped Me Deal With My Anxiety Disorder

Nightlife gave me a feeling of deliverance and a sanctuary from an anxiety I did not yet understand.<p>It's a curious thing, to move and be unaware of your movements. Through my late teens and early twenties, I moved a lot in nightclubs, my chemically altered body walloped by sound and other bodies. …

Mental Health

What You Should Know About Dating Someone With A Mental Health Problem

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.<p>"Depression," Eva Recinos tells me, "is the third wheel in my relationship." Recinos has been with her boyfriend for three-and-a-half years and lived with him for one-and-a-half. Even as their relationship has flourished, her depression and anxiety have always featured in …

It’s time to rethink “violent” crime: How mislabeling misconduct contributes to our bloated criminal justice system

The distinction between violent and nonviolent crime is a problematic metric for determining criminal punishment<p>What is “violent” crime? Perhaps that seems like an easy question – murder is; tax evasion isn’t. But the distinction between violent and nonviolent crime has proven tricky for lawyers, …

How Leaving America Changes What People Think About Guns

"When I hear about people who own 15 assault weapons I think, why do you need that?"<p>When you live abroad, you start to see your home country differently. I speak from experience: After moving to Switzerland in 2006, I began to see American policies for what they were—one country's way of doing …

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Agree to Work Together

The Democratic Party establishment’s long, awkward, and occasionally frightening nightmare is over — or at least just about.<p>Hillary Clinton was declared the winner of the final primary in the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating process Tuesday night, just as she sat down for a highly …

Middle-class

Men ‘more likely to be sacrificed for the benefit of others’ than women – study

People generally think that women’s welfare should be preserved over men’s, according to a new study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.<p>Researchers conducted a series of experiments in which subjects were presented with scenarios in which their choices could lead …

Columbia University

Chronic sleep deprivation tied to more depression for young women | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - One night of short sleep may lead to less depression the following day, but chronic short sleep is tied to greater depression overall for young women, according to a new study.<p>“The overall message that poor quality and insufficient sleep lead to poor mood, which, in turn, worsens …

DC Metro Rape Highlights Why Women Are Always Aware of Rape

Earlier this week, a man was arrested in the rape of a woman on a Washington, DC metro train. That's Washington, DC, USA, not Washington, DC, "Somewhere-over-there-where-women-have-it-much-worse-so-shut-up." He is charged with brazenly assaulting her at knifepoint, on a moving train, at 10 a.m in …

Diplomatic Disaster: Japan Just Found Out The U.S. Was Behind The 1945 Atomic Bombings

Well, this is an absolute fiasco.<p>Washington is in full-on damage-control mode, as Japan has just discovered that the United States military was …

Archives

Deonte Hoard Was The 53rd Of 489 Homicide Victims In Chicago Last Year

Shot and killed just shy of his 18th birthday, Deonte Hoard was one of 489 homicide victims in Chicago last year. How this happened — and how it keeps happening — is both one person's story and the story of how a community has been forced to adjust to murder as an everyday fact of life.<p><b>Deonte Hoard</b> …

San Francisco mayor demands police chief's resignation — and gets it

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr stepped down Thursday at the request of the city's mayor, hours after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black woman -- the latest in a series of scandals that have rocked the department, prompting a federal probe and public demand for reform.<p>In an …

Oklahoma court: oral sex is not rape if victim is unconscious from drinking

An Oklahoma court has stunned local prosecutors with a declaration that state law doesn’t criminalize oral sex with a victim who is completely unconscious.<p>The ruling, a unanimous decision by the state’s criminal appeals court, is sparking outrage among critics who say the judicial system was …

Domestic Violence

A 12-Year-Old Girl Who Had Her Family Murdered a Decade Ago Is About to Be Free

It remains one of the most disturbing murders in Canadian history.<p>He would have graduated high school this year.<p>On April 23, 2006, the boy—who we still can't legally name—was killed in his bed. The eight-year-old's throat was cut from end to end, his blood splattered on his toys. His parents were …

Honduran environmentalist Berta Caceres murdered in her home

Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicolas Maduro have praised Honduran environmentalist Berta Caceres, who was murdered in her home on Thursday morning<p>One of Honduras's most celebrated human rights activists has been murdered by gunmen who stormed her home and shot her dead.<p>Berta Caceres, a mother of four, was …

Nicolás Maduro

Disturbing Investigation Shows Baylor University Ignored Sexual Assault Victims

It took an alleged six complaints before one football player was finally removed from campus.<p>A sweeping investigation by ESPN's Outside the Lines has revealed a serious problem with the way Baylor University handles sexual assault and rape complaints, especially when those claims are made against …

Mechanic jailed for rape and murder of trainee lawyer

Peter Kibisu lived with Elizabeth Nnyanzi’s family for nine months before killing her after a night out<p>A mechanic has been jailed for a minimum of 27 years for raping and strangling a trainee lawyer in an act of “unspeakable wickedness”.<p>Peter Kibisu, 24, attacked Elizabeth Nnyanzi, 31, in her …

Crime

Does Egypt's Law Protect 'Short-Term Brides' Or Formalize Trafficking?

Egypt has an unusual law known as the "seasonal marriage" law, and the government says it's aimed at helping the many poor families who resort to selling their daughters into temporary or long-term marriages with wealthy, older foreign men to support themselves.<p>Egypt's Justice Ministry says it will …

Virginia Tech students arraigned in middle-schooler's death

<b>Blacksburg, Virginia (CNN) —</b> It's a story that seems to defy sense: A middle-schooler disappears. A student and accomplished athlete from the big-time college that dominates the victim's town is accused of killing her. Then, another student at the school is accused of helping the murder suspect …

Presidential Pardon Sought for French Mother Who Shot Husband After 47 Years of Abuse | VICE News

For 47 years, Jacqueline Sauvage suffered cruelty and humiliation at the hands of her husband, Norbert Marot, a violent alcoholic who also raped the couple's daughters and beat their only son.<p>Since meeting Marot as a teenager, Sauvage allegedly endured almost daily violence from her husband without …

Lauren Spierer Disappearance: Sex Offender Whose Home Was Raided May Be Connected to Other Missing Women, Police Say

Indiana authorities on Thursday searched the home of a registered sex offender in connection with the disappearance of Indiana University student …

This is an oligarchy, not a democracy: Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and the real reason why change never seems to come

Delusion has become the first requirement of citizenship, either to buy into our “values” or live with consequences<p><i>“At the parliament of animals, the rabbits demanded equal rights, and the lions replied, ‘But where are your claws?’”</i><p>We often hear it reported that in some benighted countries the …

President Obama Wants $4 Billion to Bring Computer Science to All Schools

But the administration needs congressional approval for most of those billions.<p>In his weekly radio address, President Obama is calling for more than $4 billion in spending to help bring computer science into the curriculum of all elementary, middle and high schools.<p>“Today’s auto mechanics aren’t …

VICE Reporter Ben Anderson on What It Was Like to Interview a Member of ISIS

In advance of the HBO special airing on Sunday at 10 PM EST, we talked to reporter Ben Anderson about what it was like to speak to an ISIS fighter who said he would kill him if he got the chance.<p>The new <i>VICE</i> special "Fighting ISIS," which first airs at 10 PM EST this Sunday on HBO, is an hour-long …