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Alcohol And The Brain's Effect On The Urge To Drink Liquor

About 17 million adults and more than 850,000 adolescents had some problems with alcohol in the United States in 2012. Long-term alcohol misuse could …

If you want to know about Muslim women's rights, ask Muslim women | Susan Carland

Islam’s patriarchy and western feminism have said a lot. Now Muslim women who fight sexism (yes we exist) must be heard<p>Within minutes of arriving to collect my professionally bound thesis, I found myself on the receiving end of an unsolicited and impenetrable rant about female genital …

10-year-old with autism arrested at Florida school

<b>(CNN) —</b> When John Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested last week at a school in Florida, he kept repeating that he didn't know what was happening, as seen in shaky cellphone video taken by his mother.<p>"I don't know what's going on. I don't understand," he cried out. In the video, his …

Democratic Syria hawks love Trump's airstrikes

Obama administration officials applauded American action against Assad's regime, even as they continue to doubt the man who approved it.<p>The question tormented Obama administration officials for years: Should we strike at Syrian dictator Bashar Assad or not?<p>Under President Barack Obama, the answer …

Scientists discover the 'beautiful' secret of how memories are made

Scientists have discovered the secret of how memories are made - the brain makes two copies of every event, in a discovery they described as “beautiful”.<p>Researchers said even they were surprised when they realised the secret of how recollections are created and stored.<p>They found that the brain …

The 'Fearless Girl' statue sums up what's wrong with feminism today | Cara Marsh Sheffler

Corporate feminism always ends up betraying women’s struggle for justice. That’s why this Wall Street-funded sculpture will never be a symbol to embrace<p>Forget the ruby red slippers: this season’s wish-fulfillment accessory is a knitted pink hat. No need to click your heels, little girls. If you …

A psychology book that argues China is a "nation of infants” has been pulled from store shelves

According to Sigmund Freud, a human being’s psychosexual development has five stages: the oral, the anal, the phallic, the latent, and the genital. During the oral stage spanning from birth until the age of one, an infant satisfies its desires simply by putting all sorts of things into its mouth, …

New Study Suggests Our Understanding of Brain Cells Is Flawed, And Here's Why

Our neurons could be 10 times more active than we thought.<p>A new study has found evidence that a section of our neurons, called the dendrites, aren't …

Trump May Make a Very Dangerous Place to Be Trans Even Worse

KAMPALA, Uganda—An angry crowd was growing outside the home where Shamim Namutebi was staying. Word about the 19-year-old biological male “dressing …

LGBTQI

More than 100 dead in neglect of psychiatric patients in South Africa

More than 100 people have died and the death toll is still rising after a chaotic and disastrous government decision to transfer psychiatric patients from hospitals to unlicensed private care homes in South Africa.<p>The growing scandal has rocked South Africa, with fresh revelations of more deaths on …

How one wrong hunch led to the creation of cocaine-resistant mice

Why do some cocaine users become addicts while others don't? One popular theory attributes it to poor judgement, which some studies suggest is due to …

The rhythm that makes memories permanent

Every time we learn something new, the memory does not only need to be acquired, it also needs to be stabilized in a process called memory …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 August 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>July 27, 2018<p>Looking through his career you’ll find a fresh faced Cavill hanging out in the background of The Count of …

Photos that bring mental health issues to life

Mental health is an invisible condition that presents itself in a unique way, depending on the person facing it. So how can it be communicated visually? In a new Dazed photo series called “The Bell Curve”, photographer Steph Wilson takes a personal approach to the depiction of anxiety. “My anxiety …

Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD is Largely a Fraud

Contributing writer for Wake Up World<p>Viewed by academics as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, Jerome Kagan ranked above …

‘Making a Murderer’: How the justice system criminalizes mental illness, disabilities

It took a popular documentary “Making a Murderer” to have Brendan Dassey cleared of the crime after he spent 10 years in prison. His case sheds light …

Treating acute psychosis with drugs can prolong the anguish – James Carpenter

What do you think of hallucinations? Do you wonder how they work? Recently I talked about this with a woman I know well, who was experiencing some as …

Hollywood Has Ruined Method Acting

Jared Leto’s turn in Suicide Squad is the latest reminder that the technique has become more about ego and marketing than good performances.<p>Of all the stories surfacing about the new DC Comics film <i>Suicide Squad—</i>from the dismal reviews to the box-office reports—the most disconcerting are the ones …

20th Century

Is the Most Common Therapy for Autism Cruel?

“Applied behavioral analysis” teaches social skills through unrelenting drills—which some say forces people on the spectrum to hide who they are.<p>When Lisa Quinones-Fontanez’s son Norrin was diagnosed with autism at age 2, she and her husband did what most parents in their position do—they scrambled …

When eating clean makes you feel crazy: the “emotional detox”

<i>Welcome to the latest from Wellness Council, our handpicked holistic health squad: a tightly curated group that gives the best advice this side of</i> …

Doctors Need A New Skill Set For This Opioid Abuse Treatment

In a big hotel conference room near New York's Times Square, six doctors huddle around a greasy piece of raw pork. They watch as addiction medicine specialist Michael Frost delicately marks the meat, incises it and implants four match-sized rods.<p>"If you can do it well on the pork, you can easily do …

Here's The Truth About Breakfast And Weight Loss

To skip or not to skip.<p>The answer is that it basically depends on your goals, your appetite, and your lifestyle.

Nutrition

5 New Netflix Releases to Stream in August

Each month, Netflix offers up a new slate of film and TV offerings to keep you and your queue occupied. Here, we highlight the five we’re most excited about this August and provide the full list of new releases below.<p>netflix<p><b>The Prestige Period Series</b><i><br>The Get Down</i><br>This splashy new musical series from …

Entertainment

The One Big Mistake People Make Celebrating Vulnerability

Like many of my clients, I love Brene Brown's work. She's written several great books about how vulnerability is an asset in life - not a weakness. But if you listen to her message superficially, you might make the mistake of thinking her advice is to immediately drop everything and run out into …

20 Years’ Worth Of FMRI Studies May Be Bunk, Thanks To A Software Error

You’ve read plenty of studies where parts of your brain “light up when…” I’ve written about them plenty of times. Now, the results of all those …

3 Simple Food Changes I Made To Manage My Endometriosis

Through my own journey in overcoming endometriosis, I discovered the healing power of food as medicine for my body. It was amazing to realize that …

Wellness

LGBT superheroes who have changed comics

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in the 2016 Marvel film.20th Century Fox<p>June is Pride Month, an annual celebration for LGBT folks. Although equality in the US has a long way to go, things are getting better. One good sign is the range of identities represented by superheroes in comics and movies.<p>A number …