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Is faith a system of beliefs or a mental illness?

Given the social and political climate of the US at the current time, and the large millennial stance in regard to religion, it genuinely surprises …

Mental Health

A Texas federal judge OKs nationwide discrimination in healthcare against transgender people

In a ruling upholding the latest tangential attack on the Affordable Care Act by religious activists, a federal district judge in Texas blocked regulations prohibiting insurers, doctors, or hospitals from discriminating against transgender patients or women with an abortion in their medical history.<p>…

Why There Is No Obamacare Replacement -- In One Picture

There is no conservative replacement health reform plan for Obamacare -- because Obamacare is a conservative health reform plan.<p>After six years of promising to repeal 'n' replace the President's signature domestic achievement, Republican lawmakers have no coherent alternative to the Affordable Care …

Health Care

Trump pushes conspiracy theory that ‘millions’ voted illegally for Clinton

President-elect Donald Trump spent Sunday ridiculing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for joining a recount effort in Wisconsin, ending his day on Twitter by parroting a widely debunked conspiracy theory that her campaign benefited from massive voter fraud.<p>As his senior advisers engaged in …

Donald Trump

Panel: What does the US election result say about misogyny?

Faced with the choice between a qualified woman with flaws and a man who had lied, evaded taxes and faced many sexual assault allegations, voters chose the man<p>• Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution<p>Patricia Williams: Race and sex stoke deep responses in the American psyche<p>Many years …

Feminism

What Was Hillary Clinton’s Real Downfall? Complacency

As she did in 2008 against another insurgent named Obama, she took her 2016 opponent too lightly and thought she could cruise. Now she’s cruising into history.<p>The causes of Hillary Clinton’s defeat will be debated for years, but in the first cold light of the day after, one big cause seems clearer …

Government

Nationwide Protests Continue as Obama and Trump Strike Conciliatory Tone

For the second day in a row, thousands of protesters took to the streets across the country Thursday even as President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama sought to set an example by striking a more conciliatory tone in their first meeting since the election.<p>New Yorkers took to the …

Donald Trump

Marijuana, gun control, minimum wage hikes win at the polls

Filling a void created by congressional inaction, voters in a scattering of states tightened gun control laws and approved increases in the minimum wage. The campaign to legalize marijuana achieved a major breakthrough, with victories in at least six states.<p>In all, more than 150 measures appeared …

Cannabis

Read Donald Trump’s Full Victory Speech After He Won the Presidential Race

Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of his supporters at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan early Wednesday morning after his stunning victory over …

Donald Trump

'Go to hell!' A divided America struggles to heal after ugly election | Reuters

(Editors note: Attention to language in paragraph 30 that may be offensive to some readers)<p>A woman passes burning garbage during a demonstration in Oakland following the election of Donald Trump. REUTERS/Noah Berger<p>By Jason Szep<p>ELLSWORTH, Maine (Reuters) - “He lies,” huffed Janet Foster.<p>“And he’s a …

United States

Suffering From Sender is Remorse? Here Is How To Unsend Gmail Messages

Gmail users should be happy to learn that they can reach out and snag an email afterhaving clicked Send, although the feature is hidden and the …

7 Self-Care Rituals That Will Make You a Happier and Healthier Person

When was the last time you took an hour out just for yourself? As in, you physically put aside time on the calendar to spend time doing something <i>you</i> …

Stop The Stigma On Self-Harm

<i>*Warning- this post may contain triggers*</i><p>I was 17, sat in English class, when my best friend shouted across the classroom "Have you been cutting …

Mental Health
Country Music

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Infographics

Sexual Assault: A Violation of God’s Body, a Necessary Editorial – by the Rev. Dr. Linda Thomas

This has been a difficult week for me. I noticed a distinct change in my mood after the Presidential debate on Sunday night. I knew that something …

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

Someone has to write that software. Why not you?<p>There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as newer …

Programming Languages

'TOTAL FABRICATION': Trump denies multiple accusers' abuse claims

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump angrily denied claims Thursday from an increasing number of women who say the Republican presidential nominee inappropriately touched, groped, and kissed them without their consent.<p>"They're pure fiction and they're outright lies," Trump told supporters during a rally in …

Donald Trump

9 Questions Your Doctor Wishes You'd Ask

Despite their best intentions, doctors are like the rest of us. They misconstrue, miscommunicate, and sometimes just plain mess up.<p>“It happens all …

Medicine

Donald Trump's legacy threatens to be return of race politics to the mainstream

Despite the Republican nominee’s apparent flip-flopping on his signature immigration issue, those on the alt-right have been emboldened by his candidacy<p>The hate that dared not speak its name was in fine voice this week. In a grand Washington townhouse behind the supreme court, the air was thick …

Donald Trump

The Trump campaign just admitted one of the scariest things about its candidate

What does Donald Trump believe? Whatever the last person to talk to him does, apparently.<p>This throwaway line in a Washington Post article by Robert Costa about the latest split within the Donald Trump campaign over whether to flip-flop on immigration is one of the more terrifying things I’ve ever …

Donald Trump Losing by a Landslide Would Heal the Nation

When our two-party system of Democrats vs. Republicans is functioning properly, there is much to recommend it. The two opposing political parties …

Political Science

This is your brain on pot

Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a bathroom. …

Cannabis

How the Brain Processes Language on Acid Is a Trip

A new study found that LSD's activation of semantic pathways has implications for creativity and psychedelic therapy.<p>The Beatles' <i>Revolver</i>. Steve Jobs' innovations in developing Apple. A Canadian architect's quest to design an "ideal mental hospital".<p>Lysergic acid diethylamide, colloquially known as …

Consciousness