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Scientists Have Stabilised a One-Dimensional Metallic Material in a World-First Experiment

It's one atom thick.<p>Researchers have constructed the world's thinnest metallic nanowire, creating a stable string of the chemical element tellurium, …

Nanotech

More older people in America are embracing a new relationship style called 'living apart together'

A new phenomenon called "Living Apart Together" (LAT) — an intimate relationship without a shared residence — is gaining popularity as an alternative form of commitment among both older and younger adults.<p>Researchers at the University of Missouri say that while the trend is well understood in …

Slavery is America’s pre-existing condition

We are two people welded together by personal history and this country’s legacy of slavery<p>This is a photograph of America’s pre-existing condition. It’s true that it’s a Truscott family photograph rather than a depiction of a sick person, and it’s not a recent photo, either. In fact, it was taken …

The alarming rise of female genital mutilation in America

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a brutal practice that's inflicted on thousands of girls and women every year. Female genital mutilation, or female ritual cutting, involves altering or injuring female genital organs. It's often done by people with no medical training and in filthy places, posing horrendous health …

If You’re Hating On ‘13 Reasons Why,’ You’re Watching It All Wrong

Unless you’ve been living under a rock — or without access to a Netflix account, which isn’t likely — you’ve probably binge-watched your way through</i> …

Theresa May wants to scrap the Mental Health Act. Here’s what should replace it

Theresa May is keen that we know she cares about mental health. She told us so in her first speech as prime minister. She announced alterations to the Equalities Act to reduce workplace discrimination, roll out mental health workers in schools and recruit 10,000 more staff by 2020.<p>Theresa May …

Mental Health

White Supremacists Came Out In Full Force To Protest New Orleans’ Removal Of Confederate Statues

Sunday afternoon, white supremacist protesters clashed with a crowd of people celebrating the anticipated removal of a handful of Confederate statues that New Orleans lawmakers recently deemed symbols of white supremacy, racism, and hate. Some protesters — who were decked out in body armor and …

Atheists Threaten Lawsuit After Trump Executive Order Gives Special Treatment to Churches | American Atheists

<b>Cranford, NJ</b>—After President Donald Trump signed an executive order today instructing the IRS to ignore future violations of the prohibition on …

Holyoke (MA) City Council Will Officially Recite Religious Statement at Meetings

May 4, 2017 by Hemant Mehta<p>Last week, we learned that the city council in Holyoke, Massachusetts was considering taking a religious tradition and …

How To Kick-Start Powerful Conversations At Work

How can you kick-start a powerful conversation at work?<p>We all know communication is vital when it comes to leadership. It’s a word we hear all the time in speeches, TED talks, and blog posts. But where do you start? If you’re an introvert, and a leader, what questions can you ask to engage …

Personality

This Is Why You're So Socially Awkward

"There's huge cultural component to it—an anthropology of awkwardness."<p>"Awkward people see the world differently than non-awkward people," Ty Tashiro, a psychologist and academic, writes in the opening pages of his new book, <i>Awkward: The Science of Why We're Awkward and Why That's Awesome</i>. But that …

The Staggering Costs Of Being Mentally Ill

“This is how much it costs to be crazy”<p>“That will be $50, please.”<p>I handed my debit card over to the receptionist. She swiped the card and checked her texts as the transaction took place. An older man behind me in line paced back and forth, talking to himself. He must be new here.<p>She handed me the …

Mental health patients are being treated as criminals and sent to prisons rather than hospitals

The criminalisation of the mentally ill is one of the cruellest and most easily avoidable tragedies of our era. In the next few days, the state of …

Mental Health

Can being skinny lead to depression in both men and women?

Studies have found that being overweight or obese is associated with depression, especially among women. But does that same link exist in those who …

Prince Harry Says He Came Close to a 'Breakdown' on Several Occasions—What You Should Know

Prince Harry made headlines this week after he revealed that he struggled with mental health issues for years after his mother, Princess Diana, died …

The Poetic Intimacy Of Administering Anesthesia

According to Audrey Shafer, there is something profound in the moment a patient wakes up from surgery.<p>She would know — she's an anesthesiologist. She's responsible for people when they are at their most vulnerable: unconscious, unable to breathe on their own or even blink their eyes.<p>As a result, …

Medicine

Sickening PSA Shows The Ugly Truth of Sexual Harassment in Photography

Israeli-American director Sigal Avin recently teamed up with actor and director David Schwimmer to create an anti-Sexual Harassment campaign that is …

Sexual Harassment

25 Profound Quotes from Aristotle On Happiness, Self-Mastery and Mindful Living

Aristotle is one of the top thinkers in history. Though he is often defined as a philosopher, he covered many topics such as biology, zoology, …

Sean Spicer can’t possibly mean what he just said about Syria. Can he?

White House press secretary Sean Spicer just announced a policy that would mean constant and unending US involvement in Syria’s civil war — if the Trump team is actually serious about it.<p>During a daily press briefing on Monday, Spicer was asked what Bashar al-Assad’s regime could do to trigger …

You Think You Know Grades? Here’s How They Really Work

As a physics faculty, I have two jobs. The first is coach. I help students wrestle with concepts and ideas. That makes me something like Gregg …

A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel

The average Facebook user spends almost an hour on the site every day, according to data provided by the company last year. A Deloitte survey found that for many smartphone users, checking social media apps are the first thing they do in the morning – often before even getting out of bed. Of …

Date Someone Who Makes Love Easy

<i>This post was brought to you by</i> Thought Catalog <i>and</i> Quote Catalog.<p><i>By</i> Liane White<p>Date someone who makes you feel safe. Someone you can tell your deepest secrets to and they won’t judge you. Someone you trust not to give up on you when the going gets tough. Someone whose affection towards you never …

Steal These Beautiful Thoughts to Use at Your Atheist Wedding

When I told people I was writing an article about atheist weddings, a lot of them responded, “We did that! We had a totally non-religious ceremony!” …

Has the Bible Been Diluted by Copies of Copies of Copies? Christian Apologist Lee Strobel Answers

How can anyone have confidence in the Bible's New Testament when it's based on copies of copies of copies? Former legal journalist Lee Strobel shared …

‘Call me a racist, but don’t say I’m a Buddhist’: America's alt right

They present themselves as modern thinkers of extremism. But the US far right, discovers Sanjiv Bhattacharya, have the same white supremacist obsessions<p>Every few weeks, William Johnson, the chairman of the white nationalist American Freedom Party (AFP), holds a lunch for members, the goal being to …

Rights & Freedoms

Why a Perfect God Can Only Lead to Atheism

An immutable God cannot move, cannot act, but can only exist as the opposite from everything else, like some divine dark matter.

Why So Many People Don't Get Help for Depression

Depression affects millions of adults in the U.S. each year, but new research has found that a good portion of people with the mental disorder aren’t …

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