Jamie Palazzi

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African-American Parenting With a Purpose: Turn Off the TV, Open Up a Book

<b>By Brother Victorious</b><p>As a middle school educator in a predominantly African-American community, I come into contact with many parents who are working …

For Kristen Bell, Parenthood Changed Everything

There’s a lot of things you’re “definitely going to do” with your hypothetical kids. Eat organic, for instance. Or never let them play video games. …

Why do Americans hate free-range parenting?

Danielle and Alexander Meitiv of Maryland want to raise their children as “free-range kids,” which is to say giving them the kind of range of …

Why are we parenting as if our kids are in constant danger?

It’s a national story gone worldwide: the Meitiv children, ages 10 and 6, were picked up by cops in Silver Spring, Maryland, for the offense of walking home from the park on a sunny afternoon.<p>Twice.<p>For those unfamiliar with this most recent incident, Silver Spring officers picked up the kids at …

Criminology

NOM books #March4Marriage speaker who repeatedly calls gay people 'unnatural'

Dran Reese, director of something called the Salt and Light Council, has been working for years to mobilize conservative Christians in California and …

General election candidates asked to support trans rights

Campaigners for trans rights are calling on all general election candidates to support the three principles underpinning the Trans Manifesto.<p>The …

The Supreme Court’s Unconscionable Slow-Walk Towards Gay Rights

In 1965, the same year that President Lyndon Johnson signed what may be the most important civil rights law in American history, an early gay rights …

Iranian women human rights defenders: challenges and opportunities

More than fifty Iranian women human rights defenders are currently behind the bars in Iran. They are spending their lives in prison because they …

Equal rights for gay people v freedom of conscience for Christians

Your editorial (Equality for gay people does not threaten Christian freedoms, 18 April) implies it is wrong for people to stand up for their beliefs. Throughout history those who were prepared to do so have suffered presecution. Thomas More was executed by Henry VIII for refusing to accept the …

The More a Society Coerces Its People, the Greater the Chance of Mental Illness

/ Apr 20, 2015<p>Throughout history, societies have existed with far less coercion than ours. While these societies have had far fewer consumer goods …

Brain-dead pregnant woman being kept alive for her baby - against her wishes. Welcome to Texas

Last November a pregnant American woman collapsed on her kitchen floor and was later declared brain dead. She is still being kept alive by authorities to save her unborn child, against her own living wishes. But how can this be legal or ethical, asks Dr Brooke Magnanti<p>A young mother in the early …

Stunning Number of Dutch Doctors Support Allowing Physician-Assisted Suicide for Psychiatric Diseases

A recently released survey found that one-third of Dutch doctors were supportive of doctor-assisted suicide for those with psychiatric diseases.<p>In addition to the 34 percent who remain open to euthanasia for mental illness, 27 percent said that they could conceive of permitting doctor-assisted …

Fasting at night lowers risk of breast cancer and diabetes

The University of California has shown for the first time that nocturnal eating raises the risk of illness<p>A night time snack might seem like a harmless treat, but a new study suggests it could raise the risk of breast cancer and diabetes.<p>Researchers have discovered that fasting at night is crucial …

School under fire for transgender kindergarten lesson

Shares 8.9K<p>KITTERY, Maine – Officials at Mitchell Primary School are apologizing after a book about a transgender child was read to most of the …

Japan, U.S. 'Close' To Major Deal

The prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, said Monday that his country is nearing a major trade agreement with the United States, according to an interview with <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i><p>Abe told the <i>Journal</i> that he hopes to come to an understanding with President Barack Obama when he visits Washington …

Economy

Virus hiding in our genome protects early human embryos

We may owe our survival and complexity to a stowaway virus that springs to life in the very first cells of human embryos. Not only does the virus …

11 Things Not to Say to Someone in an Interracial Relationship

I'm dating a man I love and who loves me, not a racial stereotype.<p>I am a white twentysomething woman. I've been dating my wonderful African-American twentysomething boyfriend for two years now. We don't live in a huge city like New York or L.A., but our hometown of Wichita, Kansas is diverse and …

Relationships

Mysterious 'supervoid' in space is largest object ever discovered, scientists claim

A supervoid has been discovered in the universe which is too big to fit into current models<p>Astronomers have discovered a <b>curious empty section of space</b> which is missing around 10,000 galaxies.<p>The ‘supervoid’, which is 1.8 billion light-years across, is the largest known structure ever discovered in …

16 Things Only People Who Live in the Suburbs Understand

You may have the big city, but we've got yards. And garages. #suburbanpride<p><b>Yeah, having a big yard is great.</b> But you have to landscape the <i>whole thing.</i><p><b>Chain restaurants are everywhere.</b> But there are amazing local restaurants too — if you know where to find them.<p><b>You know your neighbors' floor plans</b> …

Lawn Mowing

Teens Are Trying to Achieve Kylie Jenner Lips With Disastrous Results

Welcome to the #KylieJennerLipChallenge!<p>Teens of the Internet began a #KylieJennerLipChallenge where they put "a glass over their lips to create an airlock on their skin for as long as five minutes," according to MTV UK News. They are doing this to see if it'll give them Kylie-esque lips:<p>The …

What the Panic Over Pot Looked Like in 1967

LIFE Magazine<p>1 of 4<p>“The soft sweet smell of marijuana hangs in the streets of San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle. People pass on the …

Siblings

Sheriff, lawyer dispute whether 73-year-old deputy qualified

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Tulsa County volunteer deputy who shot and killed a suspect after mistaking his handgun for a stun gun was using an …