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Notes from the Field: Reporting on ‘Island Time’

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>One of many intense Scrabble games. I always lost, despite playing with people for whom English is a second language. All images by Janice Cantieri.<p>After three dizzying days at sea, I was relieved to step off the boat in Tarawa, Kiribati. I’d just spent six weeks on the remote …

Rowing

There’s a Way to Treat Opiate Addiction, So Why Isn’t It Being Used?

In the U.S., nearly two million people abuse prescription opioid painkillers. For many, an initial prescription to treat pain leads to a dangerous …

Body Image | Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Treatment

Eating disorders are mental illnesses defined by abnormal dietary habits, such as eating excessively small or large amounts of food, that have the …

Mental Health

7 Strategies That Can Propel Your Success To A New Level

A great Shakespeare play once said that successful people are either born that way, forced into their attainment, or work hard to quickly rise …

The Billion-Dollar Rehab Racket That Drains Family Savings

A new documentary by a former rehab insider shines a skeptical light on the tony business of high-priced addiction centers.<p>Until a few years ago, …

Drug Addiction

Bill O’Reilly’s inequality disaster: Fox News’ loudest pundit makes a complete fool of himself on taxes

Fox’s resident war hero has literally the worst possible take on income inequality<p>It’s pat at this point to observe that income inequality will be a defining issue of the 2016 race. Everyone is wondering just how far Hillary Clinton will shift to the left on economic policy to keep the Elizabeth …

Retirement

I’m a U.S. veteran, and “American Sniper” is rife with lies

Clint Eastwood’s film is propagandistic fiction masquerading as a “true story.” Here’s why it’s so dangerous<p>After watching the movie “American Sniper,” I called a friend named Garett Reppenhagen who was an American sniper in Iraq. He deployed with a cavalry scout unit from 2004 to 2005 and was …

The 6-step process to dispose of America’s poor

The country’s lower classes are treated like criminals or commodities. Thank our perverse brand of capitalism<p>One of the themes of the superb writing of Henry Giroux is that more and more Americans are becoming "disposable," recognized as either commodities or criminals by the more fortunate members …

Bob Jones University Told Sex Abuse Victims It Was Their Fault: Report

By Harriet McLeod<p>CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec 11 (Reuters) - A Christian university in South Carolina discouraged some students who reported being sexually assaulted as children or on campus from going to the police and made them feel they were responsible for the abuse, a report released on Thursday said.<p>…

Upstate South Carolina

Abortion Complications Are Rare, No Matter What the Right Says

A new study followed 50,000 women who received abortions. Only 126 of those women experienced complications.<p>Major complications of abortion are not …

Don't Let Rolling Stone's Bad Journalism Hurt The Anti-Rape Movement

By Katie Racine<p>Reading Rolling Stone's article about the gang rape at the University of Virginia made bile rise in your throat, tears sting your eyes, and an emptiness grow inside you that anyone could be brutalized and dehumanized to such an extent. Maybe you had to walk away a few times, unable …

Feminism

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

Dogs

Study shows more than half of peer-reviewed research articles published during 2007-2012 are now open access

(Phys.org) —A recent study paid for by the European Commission, and conducted and published by (the non-peer reviewed site) Science-Metrix, has found …

PORTRAITS

Brazil

The 11 BEST Foods to Eat When You're Stressed Out

You have our permission to eat your feelings.<p><i>This article was written by Aviva Patz and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>You already know that emotional eating won't make your problems magically disappear, but it can also do a number on your waistline—if you load on unhealthy food, that is. …

The Drug-Free Way to Fight Depression

Exercise can do a lot of physical good, from making hearts healthy to keeping weight down—and now there’s strong new evidence that it can give a …

The Simple Trick That Can Boost Your Confidence Immediately

Smile, don't slouch. And don't cross your arms. Your parents probably taught you to use certain body language to appear friendly and polite.<p>But new research shows that your body language does much more than change the way other people see you -- it can change how you see yourself. Psychologists …

He's a veteran, a college student and homeless: A day in the life of Rick Bush

comments<p>This is how Frederick "Rick" Bush spent his day on Tuesday, Oct. 7, a typical day for the homeless man that included a visit to the Veterans …

Brazil
Relationships

How "Failure To Protect" Laws Cost A 12-Year-Old Rape Victim His Mother

Collin Grant’s stepfather repeatedly raped him — but under laws exposed in a BuzzFeed News investigation, Collin’s mom went to prison for more time than his rapist. Today, Collin wants his mother pardoned.<p>Collin Grant wishes he had never told anyone that his stepfather raped him.<p>Jimmy Don Mackey …

The Great Bluff That Led To A 'Magical' Pill And A Sexual Revolution

In the 1950s, four people — the founder of the birth control movement, a controversial scientist, a Catholic obstetrician and a wealthy feminist — got together to create a revolutionary little pill the world had never seen before.<p>They were sneaky about what they were doing — skirting the law, lying …

For Single Women, An 'Infinite Variety Of Paths'

Over time, the image of the single woman has evolved — from Mary Tyler Moore to <i>When Harry Met Sally</i> to <i>Sex and the City</i> to <i>30 Rock</i>'s Liz Lemon.<p>Writer Rebecca Traister says until very recently, getting married marked the beginning of a woman's adult life. But in the past few decades, there has been a …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

When the Republicans went insane: Newt Gingrich, Fox News, Grover Norquist and the roots of today’s shameful intransigence

Understanding the GOP revolution means studying the mid-’90s, when Fox and Drudge began, and tax pledges meant all<p>Although Movement Conservative imagery had put him in the White House, George H. W. Bush’s inaugural address signaled that he would back away from the movement’s extremes. He promised …

Republicans

A 'Circle' Of Support Helps Families Stay Out Of Poverty

Go around the country and you'll hear lots of frustration about just how difficult it is to get out of poverty — and more importantly, how to stay out. The official U.S. poverty rate may have gone down to 14.5 percent in 2013 according to new numbers out Tuesday, but still more than 45 million were …

The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's today, with another person developing the disease every 68 seconds. By 2050, the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease is expected to triple.<p>As if those numbers weren't staggering enough, consider this: Alzheimer's disease …

Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims

We've looked a lot at privacy from the Big Brother standpoint: how the National Security Agency or corporate giants like Google track us online, say for political reasons or to make money from ads.<p>But there's another kind of privacy concern that is a lot more intimate. You could call it Little …

Alabama's overcrowded prisons keeping public safer, Mobile County judge says

MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- Mobile County Circuit Judge Joseph S. Johnston today said Alabama's overcrowded prison system is serving one of the basic …

Prison