Gwendolyn “Alex” Bodkin

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Practising medicine under fire in Yemen

<b>Mariela Carrara was just days into her posting as an emergency doctor at the Al-Jumhori hospital in Saada, northern Yemen last May when a husband and wife were rushed into the building.</b><p>They were young, no older than 35. Their family home had been hit by an air strike, they said, one of thousands …

Here's the best way to avoid burnout, according to a Stanford psychologist

But what if there were a way to be successful without pushing yourself to the brink?<p>Psychologist Emma Seppala has studied ways to help people who are chronically stressed out, and her findings could help many of us live healthier and happier lives without sacrificing our productivity.<p>She outlines …

Scientists Studied How Our Brains Would React to Teleportation

Neuroscientists offer some surprising results about how the brain finds its way around.<p>Teleportation turns out to be an easy thing to simulate, neurologically speaking. The rhythmic brain patterns that appear in real-world spatial navigation reappear as subjects navigate virtualized environments on …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Friday.<p><b>1. A French judge ruled on Thursday that half of the refugee camp in Calais known as the Jungle could be destroyed, except for places of worship, schools, and a few communal buildings.</b>The ruling is set to be challenged at the European Court of …

Marco Rubio

Jamie Love has spent years battling global drug companies, unshakable in his belief that even the world’s poorest people should have access to life-saving medicines. Is it time that our own government listened to him?<p>On a hot August afternoon in 2000, four Americans arrived for a secret meeting at …

Pharma

8 podcasts every social justice advocate should subscribe to

It's the golden age of podcasts, with almost no topic left untouched for you to listen to on your commute or during your workout. But with so many …

Feminism

Does Thinking Really Hard Burn More Calories?

Between October and June they shuffle out of auditoriums, gymnasiums and classrooms, their eyes adjusting to the sunlight as their fingers fumble to …

Poll: Whites and Republicans are the angriest people in America

Often, 2015 felt like the year of outrage. The reasons for this were large and small — from police brutality to all manners of microaggressions, from terrorism to the color of a coffee cup. Americans of every race, economic background and political leaning seemed to share a common gift: the ability …

Social Justice

You Need To Visit These 20 Websites If You Want To Learn New Skills

Are you still trying to think of a clever goal to work toward this year? How about challenging yourself to learn a new skill? Or even better, several!<p>…

How to Train Your Brain for High Performance

Everybody sees the world through the lenses of three sets of beliefs. Making all three more effective increases your mental performance.<p>For the past two decades, my good friend and mentor Gerhard Gschwandtner (if you don't know who he is, you're not in sales) has been investigating the thought …

They’d be killed if they were black: The racial double standard at the heart of the new Bundy family standoff

Armed white men seize a federal building. The government stands down carefully. But a 12-year-old with a toy gun?<p>At least 150 armed white men have seized control of a federal building outside of Burns, Oregon. They are led by a cadre which includes Ammon and Ryan Bundy. They are the sons of Cliven …

We're Thinking About ADHD All Wrong, Says A Top Pediatrician

Diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are up around 30 percent compared with 20 years ago. These days, if a 2-year-old won't sit still for circle time in preschool, she's liable to be referred for evaluation, which can put her on track for early intervention and potentially a …

Putin names US as a threat to national security for the first time

The document, "About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation", was signed by President Vladimir Putin on New Year's Eve. It replaces a 2009 version, endorsed by then- President Dmitry Medvedev, the current prime minister, which mentioned neither the United States not NATO.<p>It says …

7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …

What About the Black Baby Nones?

"You're going to hell and to the devil, because you don't go to church." My daughter's classmates hurled this charge at her recently with the infinite wisdom and snark that second graders are so adept at delivering. Coming from a household of atheists, my seven year-old skeptic critically questions …

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Texas prof: I'm quitting now that state lets kids carry guns to class

These days, it's not uncommon for college professors and school teachers to go on strike for better pay and benefits. But some are protesting due to another, growing concern: The threat of gun violence.<p>Daniel Hamermesh is an economics professor emeritus who has taught at the University of Texas at …

How the expansion of the universe is affecting galactic speeds

Warp speed galaxies come up when I talk about the expansion of the Universe.<p>Perhaps it's dark energy acceleration, or the earliest inflationary period of the Universe when EVERYTHING expanded faster than the speed of light.<p>Imagine our expanding Universe. It's not an explosion from a specific place, …

5 Easy Ways to Improve Difficult Relationships, Backed by Research

Sometimes your closest and most important relationships are also the most difficult. Why?<p>Columbia business school professor Adam Galinsky and Wharton …

The Middle East is angry and bewildered by US inaction in Syria

The U.S.-led coalition, created to combat the jihadi threat from Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, has been wrong footed by the Russian jets pounding the rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and by an influx of Iranian forces.<p>The question on everyone's mind is: will the United States …

Afghanistan,US military,Aid,Charities,Global development,US news,South and Central Asia,World news<p>Médecins Sans Frontières says up to 20 staff killed in airstrikes that allegedly continued after alarm was raised with US<p>The United States has been condemned for launching an airstrike on a Médecins …

Afghanistan

The 11 must-read Hillary Clinton emails

From air traffic woes to more technology troubles, the latest release of Clinton emails includes some gems.<p>The latest trove of Hillary Clinton's emails shows how the former secretary of state dealt with with major geopolitical events such as the massive release of thousands of diplomatic cables by …

Russia's Syria expedition: Why now and what's next?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Days after Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the United Nations, Russia carried out its first airstrikes inside Syria.<p>Over the last week, a flood of satellite images has depicted the Russian military's growing presence on the Syrian coast -- an area still held by the Bashar …

Children and teenagers,Books,Culture,Children's books: 7 and under,Children's books: 8-12 years,Teen books,Science,Puzzle games,Non-fiction (children and teens)<p>Your brain may appear like a 1.4kg lump of soft tofu but test yourself on what it can (and can’t) do with Clive Gifford’s mind baffling …

Puzzles

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they've failed to reckon with history. Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report “The Negro Family” tragically helped create this …

Crime

Will Black Lives Matter Be a Movement That Persuades?

Shutting down a college newspaper is no way to persuade critics.<p>It was the best of activism and the worst of activism.<p>In August, activists associated with Black Lives Matter, the nationwide movement to end unjust police killings, distinguished themselves among grassroots protestors: They crafted …

Black Lives Matter

Campaign Zero

The War to End Slavery Didn’t | Washington's Blog

As documented in Douglas Blackmon’s book, <i>Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II</i>, the …

The 12 countries you must visit - by the man who's seen them all