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Prison Born

What becomes of the babies of incarcerated mothers? Research suggests that having nurseries in prisons leads to lower recidivism rates for moms and better outcomes for their kids.<p>Alyssa mayer was four months pregnant the day a police officer showed up at her motel room in Kingston, New York. It was …

Crime

Black like her: Is racial identity a state of mind?

The civil rights activist in Washington state who has come under fire for her disputed racial identity said she was stepping down as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.<p>The civil rights activist in Washington state who came under fire for her racial identity said she was stepping down.<p>While …

Rachel Dolezal

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Mental Health

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

Mother: Son accused in officer killings had drug problem

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Marvin Banks' drug use and drinking had worsened in recent years and he was hearing voices in his head.<p>His mother said she had hoped he would get help. He didn't, and now he is charged with capital murder in the deaths of two police officers in Mississippi. His girlfriend …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

'Blackbird’ over the top but still engaging

“Blackbird” is an odd duck, a Southern melodrama that aspires to be a sensitive coming-of-age story, with some humor mixed in. Sometimes it doesn’t soar the way it should, though it remains engaging most of the way.<p>The story concerns Randy Rousseau, a Christian choirboy in Mississippi who has an …

The Passion of Crowe: The Water Diviner Marks Russell Crowe's Directorial Debut

Russell Crowe may be the most misunderstood artist working today. The common perception of the hot-tempered Oscar winner "fightin' 'round the world" continues to unfairly overshadow the actor's impressive body of work (<i>Gladiator</i>, <i>A Beautiful Mind</i>, <i>American Gangster</i>, <i>Robin Hood</i>, <i>Noah</i>, the list goes on). …

Savvy traveller who never pays for flights reveals his top tips on how YOU can travel the world for free

• <b>Scott Keyes, 28, has cracked the system around the world for free</b>• <b><br>The writer reveals his secrets in two eBooks and to MailOnline Travel</b>• <b><br>Tips include</b> …