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Starbucks urges baristas to register to vote

Coffee company Starbucks is urging its American employees to register to vote, chairman and CEO Howard Schultz wrote in a letter on Monday.<p>“For decades we’ve created meaningful connections with our customers and served communities,” he wrote in the letter to 150,000 U.S. employees. “We’re about to …

How Racial Divisions at Colleges Start in a Segregated Society

Recent protests by African American students on college campuses may have observers taking sides. But the young people’s actions challenge us to …

Traditional vs Collaborative Leaders Infographic

<b>Traditional vs Collaborative Leaders Infographic</b>The workplace is changing. Leadership is changing. The future is collaborative leaders.Collaborative …

How Twitter is attempting to shape the Democratic primary

In 2010, when the countries of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya shut down the Internet during their revolutions, democracies around the globe publicly …

Teacher Allegedly Berates Student, Says Her "Only Purpose" Is to "Have Sex" and Make Babies

Shockingly, the teacher hasn't been fired.<p>A very brave Georgia teen is standing up against her bully of a teacher, whom she alleges verbally abused her during history class.<p>Shaniaya Hunter, who suffers from an eye condition that sometimes keeps her out of class, recorded the incident on the …

The Penalty for Poverty Should Not Be Death

The Brookings Institution recently issued a report showing that poor Americans die at a much earlier age than rich Americans, and that this life expectancy gap between rich and poor is growing rapidly. A professor of public health at Yale University told the <i>New York Times</i>, "It's embarrassing."<p>Yes, …

Psychiatry Research Updates: Treating ADHD Symptoms in ASD

ADHD<p><b>Treating ADHD Symptoms in ASD</b><p><i>Sharon M. Kahler, MD</i> <i><br>Clinical Instructor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry</i> <i><br>NYU Child Study Center</i><p><i>Dr. Kahler has</i> …

What If Physical Illness Were Treated Like Mental Illness?

What if you were sick in bed for three days? You’re popping Advil like candy to keep your fever down. You feel like you are going to die. Well-meaning friends offer to swing by the store if you need anything. Your mother brings over chicken soup and tells you to rest up and take it easy. Everyone …

Depression

Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English

Schools face relentless pressure to up their offerings in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math. Few are making the case for philosophy.<p>Maybe they should.<p>Nine- and 10-year-old children in England who participated in a philosophy class once a week over the course of a year …

Education

Doctors Often Fail To Treat Depression Like A Chronic Illness

Depression prompts people to make about 8 million doctors' appointments a year, and more than half are with primary care physicians. A study suggests those doctors often fall short in treating depression because of insurance issues, time constraints and other factors.<p>More often than not, primary …

Previously Banned American Muslim Ads to Go Up in New York Subways | VICE News

Following a year of constant delays, the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has approved to display advertisements about American Muslims in the subway system after a court found in favor of the ads' creators.<p>The ads, which were created by comedians Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah to …

A fifth of adults have forgotten how to do fractions or percentages

YouGov survey reveals a poor recall of elementary mathematics, English and science among adults<p>One in five adults (or 20%) has forgotten how to work out either fractions or percentages, and even fewer remember how to calculate the mean, the median or the mode, according to a study.<p>It reveals a …

Mathematics

Supreme Court reverses decision against gay adoption

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court on Monday summarily reversed an Alabama Supreme Court decision that had refused to recognize a same- sex parent adoption from another state.<p>The case concerns a former same-sex couple, identified in court documents as "V.L. and E.L," who were raising three …

Georgia (U.S. State)

Are You Depressed or Just Sad?

Whether it’s the death of a loved one, a devastating breakup, or a super sad movie, plenty of things in life can bring you down. And it can happen to …

Mental health patients to Bernie Sanders: Don’t compare us to the GOP candidates

Mental health was mentioned twice during Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate.<p>First, in connection to mass shootings.<p>“I don’t want to hear anything about tougher laws for mental health or criminal backgrounds, because that doesn’t work,” Gene Knopf, the father of 14-year-old shooting victim …

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework

<b>(KatarinaGondova via iStock)</b><p>Homework does have an impact on young students — but it’s not a good one<p>Heather Shumaker<p>March 5, 2016 11:00pm (UTC)<p>“There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.”<p>This statement, by homework research guru Harris …

Teaching

What is Student-Centred Learning?

A recent job vacancy for a leading position in a New Zealand school asked for a focus on <b>genuine student-centred learning.</b> What fascinated me was …

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

Psychologist: Mental Illness Is a Result of Intolerable Circumstances, Not Defective Genes

The health professions make a grave mistake when they treat mental illnesses as “discrete brain conditions that are largely genetically determined …

Two Afro-Latinas Embrace Their Heritage During Black History Month

With trending hashtags like #BlackLatinxHistory month, Afro-Latinos have found a means to share their heritage, saying it is intertwined with Black History Month.<p>Leah Hairston and Aymee Molina, two Afro-Latinas working for their masters degrees at the Columbia University School of Social Work, …

How to Move from First-Person to Learner-Centered Teaching

Opinion | Postsecondary Learning<p>How to Move from First-Person to Learner-Centered Teaching<p>By Marsha Lovett     Feb 24, 2016<p>Image Credit: pzAxe / …

Pedagogy

Meet the men who got PTSD from seeing their partners give birth

Traumatic births have long been known to trigger long-term mental health problems. From postnatal depression to body image anxiety, the potential issues that can be caused or exacerbated by a difficult delivery are well documented – but only in mothers.<p>Whilst the physical trauma of birth is solely …

What Life Is Like Inside the Massive Jail That Doubles as Chicago's Largest Mental Health Facility

Talking to inmates and employees at one of the biggest jails in America.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with The Human Toll of Jail, a storytelling project from the Vera Institute of Justice and Narratively that was supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Safety and</i> …

The Sadness of Speaking One Language

In the kindergarten classroom at the Kuyilapalayam Higher Secondary School the children are learning to write in Tamil, English and Hindi. Today on the board, Tamil letters dominate and the children practice in composition books. They come up one by one to the teacher and make the corrections she …

‘How Come We Don’t Know His Name?’: David Barton Reveals First Black American Elected to Office

Conservative activist David Barton joined Glenn Beck Wednesday to discuss a man they believe to have been lost in U.S. black history: Wentworth Cheswell, the country’s first African-American to hold elective office.<p>Image: TheBlaze TV<p>Barton, a self-styled historian, explained that Cheswell was …

This Photographer Is Challenging Society's View of Women

Rosalind Fox Solomon, courtesy of Mack Books<p>1 of 20<p>Rosalind Fox Solomon may not be a name you have heard of, but she’s certainly worth …

Photo Essays

Working With Schools and Children With Learning Disabilities

<b>CCPR: How are children evaluated for learning disabilities?</b><p><b>Dr. von Hahn:</b> First, learning disabilities, as defined by the DsM, are slightly different …

Gay congressmen forming political action committee for LGBT lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Two gay congressmen are forming a political action committee to support the elections of lesbian, gay, bisexual and …

Transgender migrants headed to the U.S. from Central America are especially vulnerable

<b>In this photo taken Jan. 4, 2016, a U.S. Border Patrol agent drives near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Sunland Park, N.M. Officials in nearby El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, are preparing for a Pope Francis visit to the Mexican city next month between Feb. 12-17. Juarez, on Mexico's northern</b> …

Mexico

How to make your own toothpaste and lotion – and help the Earth in the process

Reducing the amount you consume is hands down the easiest way to reduce your environmental impact. Buying less means less packaging to dispose of, fewer products cluttering your home and fewer items destined for the landfill when they break or become obsolete.<p>Living with less has significant other …

Skin Care