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How a 3D clitoris will help teach French schoolchildren about sex

Paul Verlaine celebrated it in his 1889 poem Printemps as a “shining pink button”, but thanks to the sociomedical researcher Odile Fillod, French schoolchildren will now understand that it looks more like a hi-tech boomerang. Yes, the world’s first open-source, anatomically correct, printable 3D …

Textbooks

White women are killing themselves: These numbers paint a grim portrait of America’s underclass

Opioid use has exploded across America. Ninety percent of new users are white and increasingly more of them women<p>Some of the consequences of white America’s opiate epidemic—a topic that has been widely explored by media outlets and social scientists—are still coming to light. Opioid use and …

Black Lives Matter and America’s long history of resisting civil rights protesters

One year ago this week, protests erupted in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. After yet another high-profile death of an unarmed black man connected to police, there were riots, peaceful demonstrations and proclamations from activists that black lives matter.<p>The …

Black History

The three-letter word missing from the Zika warnings – men

It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, hardly anyone had heard of the Zika virus or the condition to which it is now suspected to be linked.<p>Microcephaly is a rare congenital condition where infants are born with undersized craniums. Though Zika’s exact relationship, if any, to this …

Public Health

Five Reasons Ted Cruz Is Even More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

Fox Business<p><i>This post originally ran on Robert Reich’s Facebook page.</i><p>Five reasons Ted Cruz is even more dangerous than Donald Trump:<p>1. He’s more …

Climate Change and Poverty -- The Underappreciated Link

<i>By Katherine Tan</i><p>Climate change made headlines in recent months as global leaders converged upon the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, better known as COP21, and emerged triumphantly with a climate deal. Yet for the estimated 400,000 people a year already dying from the effects of climate …

The Supreme Court asked four questions about Obama’s immigration initiative. The last one is key.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case assessing the legality of the immigration initiatives announced by President Obama in November 2014.<p>As you’ll recall, Obama proposed to make it easier for as many as 5.5 million people now living in the U.S. illegally to stay and to work. (There are about …

Immigration

White people just don’t get it: Bernie Sanders, Ta-Nehisi Coates and the reality of reparations

The wellbeing and political interests of African-Americans are sacrificed on the mantle of political expediency<p>The well-being and political interests of African-Americans are routinely sacrificed on the mantle of political expediency in the United States.<p>To wit. During an interview last week, …

It's Time to Make the Minimum Wage a Living Wage

This piece was co-authored by Matt Funiciello is the owner of Rock Hill Bakehouse in Glens Falls, New York and the Green Party Congressional candidate for 21st District of New York in 2014 and 2016.<p>Beginning on January 1, 2016, the minimum wage in New York rose to $9.00 per hour, a 12 percent …

Watch Black Lives Matter Activist Deray McKesson Teach Stephen Colbert About White Privilege

Stephen Colbert’s run on <i>The Late Show</i> has already become notable for the host’s willingness to compliment the usual late-night slate of celebrity …

Brain training for anxiety, depression and other mental conditions

A new treatment for psychiatric disorders like depression and anxiety uses real-time scans to show patients how their brains go awry—and how to fix the dysfunction.<p>The treatment is called neurofeedback.<p>There is an urgent need for new approaches for psychiatric disorders, particularly depression. …

Here’s What Supreme Court Justice Scalia Just Said About Religious Neutrality, the Constitution — and Why ‘God Has Been Good’ to America

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Saturday the idea of religious neutrality is not grounded in the country’s constitutional traditions and that God has been good to the U.S. because Americans honor him, the Associated Press reported.<p>Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (Image source: Getty …

The US has an affordable housing crisis

There is not a single state in the U.S. where a minimum wage employee working full-time can reasonably afford a one-bedroom apartment at the fair market rent. While 29 states, plus the District of Columbia, have taken steps to raise the minimum wage above the federal rate of $7.25 per hour, …

Thomas Chatterton Williams: My black privilege

A couple of years ago, I participated in an Aspen Institute symposium on the state of race. During the roundtable that followed the panels, as I spoke about my experiences growing up black in the 1990s, I was interrupted by a Latino sociologist and former gang member from UC Santa Barbara. People …