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Bromantic Dilemma: What Happens When A Straight Guy Falls In Love With Another Straight Guy?

“It all started when I moved to a new city,” Reddit user writes in a recent post titled <i>Confused about feelings for my friend (another guy)</i>. “I’d …

17 signs you're intelligent — even if doesn't feel like it

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."<p>That conventional wisdom is backed up by a Cornell University study …

Psychology

People who live the longest share these traits

Conscientiousness<p><i>Shutterstock</i><p>For their 75-year study of 300 engaged couples who enrolled in the study in their mid-20s, researchers found that men …

How I Found the Confidence to Look and Be the Way I Want

My name is Laine Esperanzate, I am 17 and a creative laid-back free spirit. Having a history of low self-esteem, trust issues and identity issues led …

Ben Carson Reveals That Sarah Palin is on Donald Trump's VP List

Chief of Trump’s vice president search committee inadvertently confirms that former Alaska governor is on wishlist<p>Donald Trump might want to be …

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

John Kasich Says People Are 'Probably' Born Gay

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Friday that people are “probably” born gay, when he was asked about it repeatedly by a voter at a …

Killing Queers in Indiana

"Killing Queers in Indiana" <i>is an adaptation from J. Patrick Redmond's novel Some Go Hungry, a work of fiction inspired by true events, published by Kaylie Jones Books, an imprint of Akashic Books.</i><p>In 1986 Robbie Palmer was murdered in rural Indiana, his body dumped in a farm field drainage ditch, …

Gay Men Tell Us Why They Wouldn't Choose to Be Straight

"I like who I am and wouldn't want to change that. At the same time, I would like it if the world just accepted me the way I am."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Alps.</i><p>At this point, most liberally minded people believe that sexual orientation isn't a choice—from Lady Gaga to the US Supreme …

LGBTQ

Alberta government watching for Trudeau's pipeline push

Alberta’s NDP government is hopeful — though still uncertain — that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning to eventually throw his government’s …

Canada

Here's what Paul Ryan is really up to with his shadow campaign

But I believe him when he says that he really, really, <i>really</i> won't seek or accept the nomination.<p>I believe his campaign-esque speech laying out a vision of a less acrimonious Republican politics — and the slick campaign-ad-like video made from that speech, and his general positioning of himself as …

Republicans

7 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

We all could benefit from learning how to be kinder, calmer, and more compassionate.<p>When it comes to talking about intelligence, someone’s intelligence quotient (IQ) is usually what comes to mind; however, there is another type of intelligence that’s often overlooked but equally important: your …

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found they share 6 personality traits

Each person's path to wealth may be unique, but there are certain commonalities among the world's richest people.<p>After studying the lives of 177 self-made millionaires over the course of five years, author Thomas C. Corley found that they all shared six traits, which he reveals in his upcoming …

Self-improvement

Opinion: It wasn’t China that ruined the middle class; it was Republican policies

BERKELEY, Calif. (Project Syndicate) — One does not need to be particularly good at hearing to decipher the dog whistles being used during this …

4 Ways Conservatives and Liberals Are Programmed to Think Differently

Our political inclinations have deeper roots.<p>How come Donald Trump and Ted Cruz want to build a wall around America's borders and deport undocumented immigrants while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders prefer amnesty and pathways to citizenship?<p>Psychologists have spent decades exploring differences …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Hillary Clinton for President

"Idealism and honesty are crucial qualities for me, but I also want someone with experience who knows how to fight hard"<p>It's hard not to love Bernie …

Middle-class

Charlie Hebdo criticised for calling Brussels attacks tip of Islam 'iceberg'

The editors of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are facing criticism for an article linking the Brussels terror attacks to ordinary …

Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Are Behind A New Reality Series That’s Basically ‘The Running Man’

If you were wondering how long it would take before the nation plunged into a society that attempts to have people hunt down other people for television entertainment, you’re in luck. No, they didn’t give Ted Nugent another show where he’s shooting people with net guns. Instead, it’s Matt Damon and …

Matt Damon

Gay "Cures" Are Harmful And Don't Work, Says World's Largest Body Of Psychiatrists

Exclusive: The World Psychiatric Association has condemned so-called conversion therapy and called on governments around the world to decriminalise homosexuality.<p>The largest international organisation for psychiatrists is to publish a statement condemning conversion therapy as unscientific, …

George Will tells Fox News the GOP should nominate Merrick Garland because God only knows “who Trump might put on the Court”

Moreover, if Clinton wins, she’s sure to nominate a “43-year-old firebrand” instead of 63-year-old moderate<p>Conservative syndicated columnist George Will appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace to suggest that with Donald Trump leading at the polls, it would be in Republicans' best interest …

What I want to see in coming federal budgets

The households of the nation well know the challenges the federal Liberals face in writing their first budget. Big plans, tight finances. Can there be an effective compromise between aspirations and reality? Here are some things I'd like to see the government do in this or the next budget to …

The Perilous Unknown: The Mental Health of Our Presidential Candidates

It's become normal for Americans to demand and receive a professional assessment of the physical health of the candidates for president -- just as they expect updates on the medical state of the president himself. After all, there have been many infamous cases of presidents, from Franklin Roosevelt …

The moment psychopaths realised they were psychopaths

Psychopathy is a popular area of interest in psychology, attracting questions from how to spot a psychopath to how to tell the difference between a …

​Poll: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hold big leads in Virginia

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hold wide leads in the upcoming Virginia primaries a new poll says.<p>Forty-one percent of likely Republican voters …

Government

Canadians Should Have Easy Access to Doctor-Assisted Death, Lawmakers Say

Most controversially, the report says that assisted death should be available to those with mental illnesses or psychiatric conditions, and eventually, to minors.<p>A new Canadian parliamentary report recommends that few restrictions, not even the need to have a terminal illness, be placed on …

Data Protection

Sarah Palin Is Now Using A Fake Gandhi Quote On Social Media To Show Support For Donald Trump

When quoting a historical figure, one should make sure the quoted person actually said the quoted words. Otherwise, one ends up looking like an awkward Ben Carson, who calmly recited a fake Joseph Stalin quote during the South Carolina GOP debate. Even worse, Carson did so as part of his closing …

Sarah Palin

Get ready for President Trump, says election whiz who’s scary accurate

A New York professor whose formula has proven accurate in every presidential election but one since 1912 says Donald Trump has a 97.6 percent chance …

Black Lives Matter protesters confront Clinton at a fundraiser

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A pair of Black Lives Matter activists interrupted Hillary Clinton Wednesday night at a private fundraiser, confronting the Democratic presidential candidate with past statements she made about youth in gangs.<p>"We want you to apologize for mass incarceration," Ashley Williams said …

Black Lives Matter

Student banned from St. Louis school because he’s black

A St. Louis case law from the 1980s forbids black students in certain districts from attending city schools<p>Edmund Lee is a third-grader at Gateway Science Academy in St. Louis, Missouri, a charter school he has attended since he was in kindergarten. Yet his family recently learned that he will no …