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How white supremacist hatred drives acts of violence against powerful women

<b>Anders Behring ; Dylann Roff (AP/Frank Augstein/Chuck Burton)</b><p>Murderous extremists like Anders Breivik and Dylann Roof are the ugliest faces of a worldwide war against women<p>Soraya Chemaly<p>December 6, 2016 9:59am (UTC)<p>Last Wednesday Dylann Roof, the man who killed nine black people at a prayer meeting …

Feminism

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The U.S. remains the top destination for people in Latin America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa.<p>9:29 a.m. Today9:29 a.m. July 1, 2018<p>‘Listen …

5 Historical Novels That Fantasy Fans Will Probably Love

The Romans occupied Britain for centuries, and now they’ve abandoned the land and its people to fend for themselves. While marauding Saxons, Irish …

Recovering From The Effects Of Growing Up In An Alcoholic Home

The effects of growing up in an alcoholic dysfunctional family are detrimental to mental, emotional, spiritual and physical development as a child …

Mental Health

Umberto Eco Makes a List of the 14 Common Features of Fascism

<i>Creative Commons image by Rob Bogaerts, via the National Archives in Holland</i><p>One of the key questions facing both journalists and loyal oppositions …

Marijuana and mental illness: Low dopamine levels may play a role

A new review offers further insight into how long-term marijuana use might have a negative impact on mental health, after finding "substantial …

Consciousness Is Not The Voice In Your Head

I’ve been pondering a fascinating theory first published by Julian Jaynes in his 1976 book <i>The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the</i> …

Why Power Women Are Micro-Dosing LSD at Work

It's a different type of career high.<p>Karen Smith has a lot on her mind. The 32-year-old lives in Chicago, where, after working for tech startups abroad for 10 years, she moved last year with her husband to attend a graduate program in data science. On top of her academic studies, Smith works 10 to …

The New York Times’ First Profile of Hitler: His Anti-Semitism Is Not as “Genuine or Violent” as It Sounds (1922)

I’ve heard it again and again. The now President-elect made vicious and belittling attacks on African-Americans, Muslims, immigrants, women, the …

What Did Nietzsche Really Mean When He Wrote “God is Dead”?

The quote inspired an anxious 1966 <i>Time</i> magazine cover, and a preachy 2016 movie franchise that works hard to inoculate the faithful against atheism’s …

A financial expert explains how to avoid a 'fast route to disaster' in your marriage

But while these women are building their careers and providing financially for their families, they're also upping their chances of divorce as they navigate nontraditional gender roles, says Farnoosh Torabi, a financial expert and the author of " When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women …

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What It's Like to Self-Medicate with Illegal Drugs

According to a number of studies, around two-thirds of problematic drug users report childhood physical or sexual abuse. These figures need to be taken seriously.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>The war on drugs is, to some extent, a war on the survivors of childhood physical and sexual …

Help! Our therapist suggested porn to save our marriage!

Katrina Fernandez "fixes it for you" with advice on seeking counseling that isn't at odds with your faith<p><b>Katrina,</b><p><b>This is deeply personal and hard to</b> …

Inmates Are Using Dungeons & Dragons to Cope With Prison Life

Prisoners at Colorado’s Sterling Correctional Facility have stumbled upon an old-school way to pass the time: role-playing games like <i>Dungeons and Dragons</i>, which require nothing but a few books and a fistful of cards (since dice aren’t allowed behind bars) to play. Generally the guards see no …

The genius of Donald Trump

Even in the week that he is nominated by the Republican party for the presidency of the United States, intelligent people fail in droves to …

Donald Trump

Why a Christian minister turned on God but wants to remain in the Church

As a progressive Christian minister, Gretta Vosper has always tried to lead her congregation with reverence for how people live, rather than what …

Surreal Painted Postcards from a Post-Apocalyptic World

A surreal post-apocalyptic wasteland of skeletons and flying sharks composes a group show at Modern Eden Gallery.<p>An unconventional scene depicting flying swordfish reeled in by the bony hands of skeleton fishermen is filled with stringent detail by Sandra Yagi, one of four artists brought together …

Clinton Foundation Acknowledges It Accepted $1 Million Gift from Qatar

The Clinton Foundation has confirmed it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was serving as the U.S. Secretary of State …

Psychology Researchers Found New Evidence for the 'Broken Windows' Policing Theory

Do visual signs of neglect encourage criminality? The long-controversial idea may have just gotten a little stronger.<p>First devised by a pair of criminologists writing in <i>The</i> <i>Atlantic</i> some 34 years ago, the theory of “broken windows” swept U.S. cities during the crime-ridden 1980s and 90s. Former New …

6 Scientific Theories That Reveal Humanity's Narcissism

As a child, you may have laughed at people of previous centuries who believed the Sun revolved around the Earth. The egocentrism that put us at the …

Stephen Hawking

What Character Traits Do Geniuses Share in Common?: From Isaac Newton to Richard Feynman

Back in 1993, James Gleick wrote <i>Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman.</i> A decade later came his biography on Isaac Newton. As Gleick …

5 Ways To Teach Your Teens About The Power Of Kindness

I have been working in my profession as a clinical psychologist for 25+ years. It brings me both joy and humility on a daily basis. I am honored and sometimes overwhelmed by the places where those in my consulting room will go emotionally. The human condition is an amazing thing and I am privileged …

Parenting

Medieval Islamic Maps

Why is South always on the top of medieval Islamic Maps? And why are the islands in the Mediterranean placed like pearls on a string in the middle? …

Maps

This is the only way America can win the new Cold War with Russia

Recent allegations by the U.S. that Russia is trying to interfere in its presidential election underline a grim but unavoidable point: Whether …