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Riley Turner murder: Anwar Rosser given whole-life sentence

<b>A man who murdered a four-year-old boy in a "savage and sadistic" attack has been given a whole-life sentence.</b><p>Former soldier Anwar Rosser, 33, was staying with Riley Turner's family at their home in Keighley, West Yorkshire, when he killed the sleeping child.<p>Bradford Crown Court heard it might …

Crime

The evolutionary puzzle of homosexuality

<b>In the last two decades, dozens of scientific papers have been published on the biological origins of homosexuality - another announcement was made last week. It's becoming scientific orthodoxy. But how does it fit with Darwin's theory of evolution?</b><p>Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's hit song Same Love, …

LGBTQI

Psychotic traits in young linked to changing schools

<b>Children who have repeatedly moved schools may be more likely to develop psychotic-like symptoms as young teenagers, a study has found.</b><p>Researchers said children that had moved schools three times or more before the age of 12 were 60% more likely to develop at least one psychotic symptom as young …

University of Oxford

Electric chair haunts US former executions chief

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1051000/1051889_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522707828_0d820464d5e9c107c38ed88a819d029b<p><i>Warning: This article reports a racist term in the section headed Racial intimidation.</i><p><b>Most guests come into the HARDtalk studio with their guard up,</b> …

Sociology

Broadmoor Hospital: Inside a Victorian 'lunatic asylum'

It is 150 years since Broadmoor Hospital opened its doors to patients of both sexes who were deemed mentally unfit to be tried in criminal courts. Now a new hospital is being built next door, with plans to redevelop some of the original Victorian buildings.<p>Take a look back at what life in the …

Mental Health

Childhood nightmares may point to looming health issues

<b>Regular nightmares in childhood may be an early warning sign of psychotic disorders, researchers in the UK warn.</b><p>The study, in the journal Sleep, said most children had nightmares, but persistent ones may be a sign of something more serious.<p>Having night terrors - screaming and thrashing limbs while …

Mental Health

Viewpoint: Is macho culture causing young men to take their own lives?

<b>Three times as many men as women kill themselves. Is a culture of masculinity where men struggle to communicate their feelings partly to blame, asks Jonny Benjamin.</b><p>I can vividly recall the moment I decided I was going to take my own life. It was early on the Sunday evening of 13 January 2008. …

Mental Health

Autism 'begins long before birth'

<b>Scientists say they have new evidence that autism begins in the womb.</b><p>Patchy changes in the developing brain long before birth may cause symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), research suggests.<p>The study, in the New England Journal of Medicine, raises hopes that better understanding of the …

Autism

4 Personal Finance Tips For Recent College Graduates

But Murray quickly points out that if you have consumer debt -- credit card debt, which often has much higher interest rates -- "you need to get very …

Personal Finance

Use Your Phone as a Piggy Bank: The 10 Best Personal Finance Apps

<i>By Matt Hussey</i><p>The app economy has turned the humble phone into a personal travel advisor, DJ, photo editor, news reader, stock trader and movie maker. The announcement that Apple will at last fit its smartphones with NFC, and therefore allow the iPhone to be used as a means to pay for goods and …

Apps

15 Personal Finance Experts Tell Us: 'The Best Thing I Ever Bought for $20 or Less'

<i>By Christina Lavingia, Editor</i><p>Sometimes it can seem like $20 doesn't buy much anymore. With inflation pacing at 1.7 percent from August 2013 to August 2014, our dollars are losing value, fast. However, some purchases are far more valuable than their price tags suggest. We asked <b>personal finance</b> …

Personal Finance

Excuse-free guide to student loan repayment | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The six-month grace period for many student loans is about to expire for new college graduates. If the past is any guide, many people will miss their first payment and some will end up defaulting on their loans - even though there’s usually no good reason for that to …

5 Low-Risk Funds for a Volatile Stock Market

Where to find shelter amid a market that has returned to dramatic dives and ascents.<p>On October 15, the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 460 …

Investing

How to Take a Mini Retirement Without Ruining Your Real One

<i>“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail</i> …