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Feeling anxious makes it harder to read the emotions of others, claims study

Participants in study also tended to see anger rather than happiness in faces when anxious, say researchers<p>Being in a state of anxiety makes it harder to read the emotions of others, researchers have claimed.<p>Difficulties in interpreting the facial expressions of others have previously been linked …

Psychiatry

Does Living in a City Make You Psychotic?

The claim:<p>Living in a city makes people develop schizophrenia.<p>Tell me more:<p>The claim is not quite that stark, but it’s close. For a study published …

Artists May Have Different Brains (More Grey Matter) Than the Rest of Us, According to a Recent Scientific Study

Sometimes—as in the case of neuroscience—scientists and researchers seem to be saying several contradictory things at once. Yes, opposing claims can …

Psychologists say your drunk personality has a lot in common with your sober self

The sense of sudden liberation that could push you to do something crazy; the worry that you might be acting outlandishly; a flooding of goodwill through the veins that makes you want to hug strangers.<p>People often think that their personalities change when they’re drunk, and they might even feel …

Psychology

When Stretching is the Wrong Solution

Stretching does not change the muscle's resting length.<p>1 of 9<p>The statement that stretching elongates the muscles is likely one of the biggest …

Why Americans Pay Triple the World Price for Sugar

And why NAFTA has nothing to do with free trade.<p>Washington is once again massively screwing up the American sugar market. Because American farmers …

Engineers Turn Human Body Into Bioacoustic Communications Channel

When a handshake is much more than a handshake.<p>You meet Bob at a party—a friend of a friend. He's way drunk but let's slip that he's a procurement manager at a very large, very flush government contractor. Dude sucks, but all it takes is a wordless handshake to get his name, contact info, schedule, …

What Causes Arthritis?

Arthritis is a condition characterized by stiffness and inflammation, or swelling, of the joints. It’s not one type of disease, but it’s a general …

A Texas federal judge OKs nationwide discrimination in healthcare against transgender people

In a ruling upholding the latest tangential attack on the Affordable Care Act by religious activists, a federal district judge in Texas blocked regulations prohibiting insurers, doctors, or hospitals from discriminating against transgender patients or women with an abortion in their medical history.<p>…

LGBTQI

Resistance Is Patriotic -- And Christian

A six-point strategy<p>A conservative evangelical national leader called me during the election campaign. He reminded me how much he cared about abortion, religious liberty, and the Supreme Court. Then said, “But in Christian conscience, I cannot help put a man in the White House who is intellectually …

NAACP chief promises more civil disobedience against Trump nominees

Recent news that NAACP President Cornell William Brooks and five others had been arrested and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing for a sit-in at one of the offices of Sen. Jeff Sessions thrust the longtime civil rights organization to the forefront of a nascent resistance movement …

Rights & Freedoms

Meet the Pillow That People Claim Is "Filled With Magic"

It might just cure all of your sleeping problems.<p>Say goodbye to goose feathers and synthetic foam forever. The Hullo Pillow is filled with buckwheat hulls grown and milled by North Dakota farmers. Not familiar with this filler? You're not alone, we just learned about them, too. Apparently, this …

North Dakota