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Antidepressant success affected by environmental conditions

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are a widely used type of antidepressant. However, their efficacy in the treatment of depression has long …

What We Know So Far About New York Bombing Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami

A man who was being sought by authorities in connection to the explosions in New York City and New Jersey over the weekend has been arrested, police …

Extremism

‘Women Atheists Are Genuinely Considered Monsters’

Americans have long been suspicious of nonbelievers. Misogyny, nativism, and racism have often been tied up in their fear.<p>In general, Americans do not like atheists. In studies, they say they feel coldly toward nonbelievers; it’s estimated that more than half of the population say they’d be less …

National Geographic is offering *major* prizes to the best nature photographers, so it's time to start snapping

Alright Instagrammers, now is your time. Get your phone ready — or better yet, your fanciest camera plus lenses — because there is an awesome …

Dolphins sit out anthem as police union says they have forfeited free speech

• Three Miami players kneel during Star-Spangled Banner on Sunday<br>• Chief of local police union attacks Arian Foster and others for actions<p>Three Miami Dolphins players – Arian Foster, Kenny Stills and Michael Thomas – knelt during the national anthem on Sunday, days after a local police union attacked …

Looking Back on Liberal, the Midwest's Failed Atheist Utopia

Liberal, Missouri, was founded to be an atheist oasis in Bible country. But today, you'd never know it.<p>Liberal, Missouri, looks indistinguishable from any other tiny town in the Midwest. There's a sleepy business district and a single gas station that serves its 750 residents. There are rows of …

Innovative sound therapy treats hypertension and migraine

An innovative, non-invasive neurotechnology balances the brain frequencies in the left and right hemispheres, reducing blood pressure and removing …

How to Fight Extremism with Atheism

The world isn’t ending, but we face a tremendous problem from people who believe it is. The beliefs of many radicals have become increasingly …

Religion

'Commonwealth' Doesn't Need Big Drama To Draw Us In

Chekhov is supposed to have said that if you show a loaded gun on stage, it has to go off. Ann Patchett's new novel, <i>Commonwealth,</i> is full of guns that don't fire.<p><i>Commonwealth</i> is an unassuming book about the life of a family. But it prompts the kind of evaluations that books about the great and …

The App That Could Help 160 Million People Journal Their Way to Mental Health

With depression and anxiety on the rise, some are using mobile apps to help their mental health the same way people use exercise to address their physical health.<p><i>This is the latest in my series of posts spotlighting underrepresented communities around the world and the entrepreneurs trying to help</i> …

Mental Health

US Government could kill 45,000 wild horses

The US government could slaughter 45,000 wild horses to make room for more cattle farms.<p>Herds roaming free on government-run holding facilities throughout America face a mass cull following a vote by the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).<p>These …

10 Best Self Cleaning & Hidden Cat Litter Box (2018) - Buyer's Guide & Reviews

House cats form an integral part of our families, and since you are here at this cat litter boxes review page, it is because you do consider your cat …

Pets

U.S. Marine trainers may be prosecuted after suicide of Muslim recruit

(Reuters) - A Marine Corps investigation into the suicide of a recruit in South Carolina has uncovered abuse by drill instructors, in a case that could result in military prosecution or discipline of 20 training personnel, officials said on Thursday.<p>The probe into the death in March of Raheel …

Military

Managing the Hidden Stress of Emotional Labor

With the possible exception of <i>Sesame Street</i>’s Oscar the Grouch, very few of us have the luxury of being able to be completely and utterly ourselves all the time at work. The rest of us are called upon to perform what psychologists call “emotional labor” — the effort it takes to keep your …

Sesame Street

The Textbook That Calls Mexicans Lazy

Activists and teachers worked for years to get Mexican American Studies into Texas schools, but they don’t want the book the board of education is set to endorse.<p><i>Updated on September 9 at 2:30 p.m. ET</i><p>For years teachers and activists in Texas had tried to get Mexican American studies on the …

School Administration

Fear and loathing in the five-star rehab: Inside the controversy around ibogaine, the psychedelic drug that just may cure addiction

<b>(Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The hottest high-end addiction treatment is a real trip — ibogaine, the powerful ancient African hallucinogen.<p>Alex French<p>September 9, 2016 9:59am (UTC)<p>Perched on a rocky cliff above the azure Pacific, in Rosarito, on Mexico’s Baja peninsula, sits the Holistic Sanctuary, a super …

Drug Addiction

For 7 Years, A Daughter Documented Her Mother's Bipolar Disorder In Photos

“I hope that I show an honest record of my personal situation with a mentally ill, substance-abusing parent,” photographer Melissa Spitz explains.<p>When Melissa Spitz was 6 years old, her mother Deborah was institutionalized by the state of Washington as a result of her bipolar disorder. “Her life …

Rising homelessness and lack of psychiatric care beds are cited in surge of mental competency cases

A lack of psychiatric care beds and rising homelessness are fueling a dramatic increase in mental competency cases in Los Angeles County, a new study has found.<p>The county launched a review after The Times reported on a surge in the number of competency cases in Los Angeles' mental health court over …

The World’s Oldest Prejudice: The Center for Inquiry’s Fight against Religious Privilege

How a Creative Humanist Minority 
Shaped the Nation, Part 2<p>The World’s Oldest Prejudice: The Center for Inquiry’s 
Fight against Religious …

School district boots Jesus Christ, prayer and a hymn

Jesus Christ is no longer welcome at a school district in Tipton, Missouri. And neither are prayers or a religious hymn.<p>The Tipton R-VI School District decided to cleanse itself of anything remotely affiliated with Christianity after they were bullied by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. They …

16 Books That Every Introvert Needs to Read

If you're an introvert, one of the best ways to recharge is with a good book. There's nothing better than a storyline that really speaks to you, so …

Personality

Following Son's Suicide, The Bauer Fund Announces First Award Recipients

Dr. Bill Bauer, vice president of The J. Luce Foundation, announced today the first recipients of the foundation's Bauer Fund. "My family is delighted to inform our first three beneficiaries that we are honoring them with grants in honor and memory of our son Grant who passed away from suicide in …

Pound puppy turned police 'porn dog'

<b>Ogden, Utah (CNN) —</b> He struts between desks at the Weber County Sheriff's office, greeted like a celebrity by colleagues who call out, "Hey, it's the porn dog!"<p>That's right: porn dog, aka smut mutt. He's the department's newest crime-fighting tool with a nose that could help put away some of the …

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016, in pictures

What It's Like to Be an Atheist in Prison When Only God Forgives

Between chaplains offering guidance and the 12-step programs spiritual undertones, what happens when you want rehabilitation without needing to find God?<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Prison might be a grim place, but it's a holy one too. We've all heard the stories: hardened criminal …

Why do many South Asians regard mental illness as taboo?

<b>England cricketer Monty Panesar has fought a public battle with mental health issues. He believes a culture of shame and labelling among the South Asian community is a barrier to others like him accessing help. But why do some in the community struggle with this issue?</b><p>Panesar, who has suffered from …

Report refutes LGBT ‘born that way’ theory

According to a new report, scientific evidence fails to support the “born that way” theory of sexual orientation. In addition, there is “no evidence” …

A Harvard psychologist says asking yourself one question can help you keep from losing your head at the office

That is to say, emotions allow us to communicate with other people— without saying a word. Pretty obvious stuff.<p>What's perhaps less obvious is that emotions also let us communicate with <i>ourselves</i>.<p>That might sound weird. Aren't we necessarily privy to everything we're thinking and feeling, all the …

2016 wildlife photographer of the year finalists - in pictures

Wildlife photographer of the year,Wildlife,Marine life,Environment,Photography,Culture,Art and design,Animals<p>From a curious fox to a hungry hornbill, these stunning scenes represent some of the world’s best nature photography