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Breaking the stigma around mental illness in Uganda

<b>In Uganda the stigma around people with mental disorders means when things go wrong they often have no safety net. Now some of them are starting to break the silence about their lives and changing the way people look at them.</b><p>Joseph Atukunda has had quite a life, not all of it happy.<p>Twenty-seven …

Mental Health

The Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis Nexus: “Mental Disorders” Drives Big Pharma Profit and Social Control | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>A century ago the fledgling, brand new “science” of psychology was still in the throes of struggling for cultural and academic recognition,</i> …

Whatever Happened To The First Person To Beat Serena Williams?

Her family still brings it up. "Remember when you beat Serena?"<p>Annie Miller's typical reaction? "Shy and embarrassed." Not because she defeated …

No overcrowding, grime or long waits: Meet the ER of the future

<b>In the emergency departments of the future, there are no overcrowded waiting rooms, stretcher-lined halls or grungy privacy curtains. Wency Leung reports on an overhaul in the way hospitals approach urgent care</b><p>Carol Mark was worried her husband was suffering from intracranial pressure after his …

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Dengue fever vaccine on the cards after novel antibody discovery

The antibodies could be used to treat dengue fever or develop a vaccine that works against all four strains of virus<p>A new class of antibody found in the blood of patients with dengue fever has boosted hopes for a vaccine against the virus, which debilitates millions and kills tens of thousands each …

20 Apps and Tips to Help Students Study Better

December 11, 2014<br>It is amazing how much technology can do for students to enhance their learning and personal development. I wish we had these tech …

This Genius Idea Will Make Wine Lovers Want to Cut a Hole in Their Floor

When it's wine o'clock, easy access to your favorite bottles is key.<p>Installing a window or door in the floor might seem ridiculous, but if that window or door leads to wine? Brilliant. So if your collections of reds and whites mean infinitely more to you than your shoes and handbags, maybe you …

How I quit my job to travel: The social media addict

Social media strategist Shivya Nath dreamed of world travel. After she entered a contest and won a return ticket to Paris, she took it as a sign – and took off.<p>I never planned to quit my job to travel. When I decided to break away from my cubicle-bound life, I was 23 years old, the daughter of a …

Local Economies

18 scenic places to teach ESL

Bangkok used to be called the “Venice of the East” thanks to its system of canals, or <i>khlongs</i>. Many have been filled in to create paved roads, but the …

Intricately Hand-Painted Installation Stretches Across Gallery

Japanese artist Yusuke Asai is back with another mesmerizing, large-scale installation. But instead of working with mud like we've seen before, he takes a more conventional approach and paints on an unusually-shaped canvas. It's the focus of his exhibition titled <i>Creating Here</i> that's now showing at …

Streetwear

Indulge Your 19th-Century Seafaring Dreams At This Stunning Swedish Hotel

Stora Hotellet first opened in 1895 in Umeå, a port city in northern Sweden with a long legacy of shipbuilding. As the town’s major hotel, built with funds from a local sailor’s union, it entertained both seafaring workmen and the city’s elite. But it had started to lose some of its status in …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

Why Americans need a thesis statement for travel

As an American, New Yorker, and actor, I grew up learning I needed to have a carefully reasoned, socially acceptable reason for doing everything I …

Revenge of the teenage girl: A cover story preview

Cover story preview: A new wave of young women is fighting back against social stereotypes. Underestimate them at your peril.<p>When the British actress …

The Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a way to bake chocolate chip cookies to please everyone.<p>There is! And, no, it's not Martha Stewart's way. It's science.<p>We've taken our cues from a few spots: a bioengineering grad student named Kendra Nyberg, who co-taught a …

Game Your Kid's Education With These 10 Cool Kits

Forget paper and pencils. Look into these fun new tools to help kids unleash their inner scientist or engineer.<p>#<p>Exo Labs Model 2 Camera<p>The Model 2 camera attaches to any standard microscope and captures high-res images of the field of view. An app streams images to an iPhone or iPad so that …

Raspberry Pi

What I Learned in My First 365 Days as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even with a cool 18 months on the books the designation as business owner, much less founder, still feels as ill fitting as a speedo. Just as ill fitting? The idea that insights I’ve gleaned so far might help someone else who has just …

Unclogging Uganda's rural sanitation crisis

Sam Loewenberg<p>WALUMBE, Uganda — On the beach in this fishing village nestled on the shores of Lake Victoria, a rickety sign reads, “Bathing, defecating or urinating in the water: fine 20,000 [Ugandan shillings]” — about $7.80, a week’s wages. The sign does not seem to be much of a deterrent, …

6 Strange Body Hacks That Are Actually Useful

Some people choose not to accept those limits.<p>Neil Harbisson was born without the ability to see color. Now, he can perceive more than 360 colors and even discern the infrared spectrum. Kevin Warwick, the U.K.-based cybernetics professor and author of "I, Cyborg," was the first person to implant a …

Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Despite all the cheerleading for healthy eating, Americans still eat only about 1 serving of fruit per day, on average. And our veggie consumption, according to an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls short, too.<p>So, with the back-to-school season underway and families …

'Slacker girls' get stuck in the middle - Futurity

A high school subculture that encourages girls to be slackers may limit their social mobility later in life, experts say.

Do sleepy teens need later school start times? Pediatricians say yes

If you thought trying to get a groggy teenager out of bed in time for school each morning was your own private struggle, you thought wrong.<p>The<p>American Academy of Pediatricsdeclared the chronic sleepiness of our nation's teenagers a public health issue in a policy statement Monday. And to help fix …

Sleep

Why Are Israeli Startups Leading The Tech World?

Cross-pollination between military and civilian technologies fuels a fast-moving industry.<p>People lined both sides of Boylston Street, rounds of cheers going up as runners approached the end of the 2013 Boston marathon. Then white smoke plumed. Windows splintered. Fifteen seconds later, another …

Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak?

Back in early December, a little boy in southern Guinea caught a mysterious disease. He had a fever, was vomiting and had blood in his stool.<p>The boy died a few days later. Before he did, he passed the disease to his 3-year-old sister, his mother, his grandmother and a midwife. The latter was …

Talking to the voices in our heads

A promising approach to treating people who hear voices, also known as ‘auditory hallucinations’, is to get the patient or therapist to interact with the speaker<p>Accents, narrators and total silence: how you hear voices when you read Read more from the Inner Voices series<p>Somebody hears a voice, but …

Principles and politics of scientific advice

This week, scientists, policymakers and experts from more than forty-five countries assemble in Auckland, for the largest-ever summit on scientific advice. Sir Peter Gluckman, chief science advisor of New Zealand and convenor of the meeting, previews the topics that will be discussed.<p>No one doubts …

How mindfulness can ease 'burden' of dementia - Futurity

Mindfulness training eases depression and improves sleep and quality of life for both people with early-stage dementia and their caregivers, research …