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12 Proven Ways On How To Manage Stress

Post Election Blues: 5 Meditation Tips to Manage Stress and Anxiety

Meditation is an extremely powerful tool to help with stress, and to make it easier, the team at BookMeditationRetreats.com is sharing 5 practical …

Moral responsibilities when waging war

In his long-awaited report on the circumstances surrounding the United Kingdom’s decision to join forces with the United States and invade Iraq in …

A Philosophy Blog

Following up on this post, and once again taking account of faculty changes since the fall 2014 PGR, here's an attempted update of the top (3.5 or …

An Oxford professor who teaches moral philosophy on why he supports Donald Trump

This election, there’s been considerable discussion about who makes up Donald Trump’s support base. This is an interesting question from a political science perspective; after all, Trump is far from the typical Republican nominee. But for many, it’s also a personal issue. How could anyone support a …

Donald Trump

Africa’s ethnic politics: demands for new administrative areas

About twenty-five years ago, politics changed in Africa. For years, rulers had manipulated the economy by doing things like creating artificial …

Why is the world changing so fast?

Over the past 30 years, I have worked on many reference books, and so am no stranger to recording change. However, the pace of change seems to have …

The economic effect of “Trumpism”

Trumpism is defined as: (1) the rejection of the current political establishment and the vigorous pursuit of American national interests; (2) a …

Why didn't more women vote for Hillary Clinton?

Hillary Clinton was confidently predicted to ‘crack the country’s highest glass ceiling once and for all.’ In Rochester, New York women queued up to …

Income Inequality Stalls As Wages Rise For Everybody

The income gap between the rich and everyone else stopped growing in 2015 due to wage growth across the board, according to an analysis out …

Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective

What are some of the geographical factors throughout history that lead to unequal outcomes? Can we tease out a causal direction for something like …

This visualization shows you 35 years of US income inequality

<i>Watch the The Great American Divide session at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2017 here.</i><p>Income inequality is a hot topic in the US, and in …

Politician’s Pain Is Poor Man’s Gain: Income Distribution In Close-Election Constituencies

Snapshot<p>It is the poor and not the rich for whom an extra rupee offered from the public budget carries greater value.<p>There is a bigger bang for the …

Is this the end of the age of human rights? Let's hope not

Part of this challenge is in addressing what's wrong with our democracy – tackling the things that are making it more remote and disconnected from …

Anxiety: The Unexpected Health Crisis That’s Crippling Today’s Youth

<i>Why has debilitating anxiety become so common among the young? And why is it still so often overlooked?</i><p>June, a fifteen-year-old boy who a few days later became my patient rode his bike to Venice Beach, laid it in the sand, and stripped down to his boxer shorts. Then he started to swim and kept …

Mental Health

Decline in Psychiatric Beds and Increase in US Suicide Rates

Viewpoint<p>December 27, 2016<p>Increase in US Suicide Rates and the Critical Decline in Psychiatric Beds<p>1Mind and Brain, South Australian Health and …

After a Suicide Attempt, the Risk of Another Try

My family is no stranger to suicide and suicide attempts, and we are not alone. To recount just two instances:<p>A 20-year-old nephew, after receiving a very caring letter from his sister-in-law explaining why she could not be his lover, went to his room, shot himself in the head and died.<p>A beloved …

Mental Health

Harley Quinn costumes may be offensive to some

Does your daughter hope to dress up as Harley Quinn this Halloween? If so, she may be upsetting the mentally ill — or at least people who treat …

12 bizzare mental disorders you never knew existed

While most of us have heard about the most commonly discussed mental disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder or schizophrenia, there are a …