Sofia Mitkova

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Is the Drive for Success Making Our Children Sick?

STUART SLAVIN, a pediatrician and professor at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, knows something about the impact of stress. After uncovering alarming rates of anxiety and depression among his medical students, Dr. Slavin and his colleagues remade the program: implementing pass/fail …

How high school fosters suicide

Every two hours, a teenager in America takes his or her own life. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth, and the rate of teen …

Death of Naperville teen who made sex video shows quandary for schools

Staff members at Naperville North High School called 16-year-old Corey Walgren to the dean's office to ask about a video he made of himself having …

Illinois' student exodus should drive a higher ed overhaul

Now that Illinois finally has a budget, we imagine that college presidents across the state will be trooping to Springfield with their hands out for money. They may remind lawmakers and the governor that eight years ago, Illinois pols approved a plan to sprinkle millions of dollars on state public …

Make Pot Legal for Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury

The explosion that wounded me during a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan in 2010 left me with a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. In 2012 I was medically retired from the Marine Corps because of debilitating migraines, vertigo and crippling depression. After a nine-year career, I sought …

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Campus Rape, a Survivor’s Story

Last week I wrote a column praising Betsy DeVos for announcing that the Department of Education would revisit the Obama administration’s 2011 “guidance” on campus sexual assault. The new guidelines, often interpreted with Procrustean severity by nervous campus administrators, had all but eliminated …

Why the Gaps Between Men’s and Women’s Sports Are So Frustrating

Women’s basketball is only getting more popular, but the gaps between how it’s covered and how players are paid are still monumental.<p>We are, once again, in the middle of one of the most exciting times of the year for women’s sport: the NCAA basketball tournament. Women and girls have been playing …

Kansas fundamentalist group tied to Duggars tries to force teens to get hitched

<b>The Duggar family (AP)</b><p>A bunch of internet activists stopped a Kansas church from a retreat meant to arrange marriages for teenagers<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>May 6, 2016 7:20am (UTC)<p>Happy news for a Friday: Once in awhile, the good guys win. This time the victory is over a scary fundamentalist cult, usually …

Lessons From an Arranged Marriage

My parents wed on a September morning in 1960 in a small farming village in Greece. My mother learned the news when the busses started to arrive delivering the guests. She was just two months past her seventeenth birthday.<p>My parents wed on a September morning in 1960 in a small farming village in …

'Arranged' tells the story of modern-day arranged marriages

When one thinks of an "arranged marriage," it usually means a couple who skips the dating process and is set up by their parents or a matchmaker.<p>However, this type of arrangement is antiquated, according to the stars of FYI's "Arranged." The couple have a modern-day arrangement, they explained to …

What Is Human Trafficking?

<b>Recruiting</b> includes proactive targeting of vulnerability and grooming behaviors<p><b>Harboring</b> includes isolation, confinement, monitoring<p><b>Transporting</b> …

Human Trafficking | U.S. Customs and Border Protection

In 2000, Congress signed the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act into law, representing the beginning of a large-scale, coordinated …

Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door

Even as celebrity activists such as Emma Thompson, Demi Moore, and Mira Sorvino raise awareness about commercial sex trafficking, survivor Rachel Lloyd publishes her memoir Girls Like Us, and the Senate introduces a new bipartisan bill for victim support, the problem proliferates across continents, …

25 Painfully Disturbing Facts About Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

Shandra Woworuntu: My life as a sex-trafficking victim

<b>Shandra Woworuntu arrived in the US hoping to start a new career in the hotel industry. Instead, she found she had been trafficked into a world of prostitution and sexual slavery, forced drug-taking and violence. It was months before she was able to turn the tables on her persecutors. Some readers</b> …

11 Facts About Human Trafficking | DoSomething.org | Volunteer for Social Change

1<p>"Modern Slavery." Free the Slaves. Accessed February 25, 2014, https://www.freetheslaves.net/sslpage.aspx?pid=301.<p>2<p>UNODC. "UNODC on human …

Former Mt. Prospect massage parlor owner guilty of human trafficking

A federal jury Monday convicted a former Northwest suburban massage parlor operator of sex trafficking, forced labor, harboring illegal aliens and …

What is Human Trafficking?

Human Trafficking<p>Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children …

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking/Involuntary Servitude

Investigations<p>FBI human trafficking investigations are conducted by agents within the human trafficking program and members of our federal human …

Sex trafficking

<b>Sex trafficking</b> is human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, including sexual slavery.[1] Sex trafficking has two aspects of supply …

Sex trafficking: The new American slavery

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> The pathway leading to the dark corners of human trafficking began in the fluorescent-flooded hallways of a Florida middle school.<p>Sacharay, which is how she wants to be known, was 14 years old and looking for a friend.<p>"I used to get picked on a lot about being dark-skinned. I …

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Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking is a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally.<p>Sex traffickers use violence, threats, lies, debt …

What is Sex Trafficking?

en_US<p>article<p>Domestic minor sex trafficking occurs when U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident minors are commercially sexually …

Student Travels to San Diego for Sex With Infants: ICE

An Ohio student studying to be a priest traveled to San Diego Friday seeking sex with infants, officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs …

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Inherit the Wind: An Historical Analysis

Shop Now<p>The film and play of the most publicized creation/evolution trial of all time are seriously biased and inaccurate.<p>Rarely does a year go by …

101 Reasons Why Evolution is True

<i>These reasons will work from the general to the specific. I’ve used links to articles in Wikipedia as much as possible because Wiki articles are</i> …

Ten Major Court Cases about Evolution and Creationism

1. In 1968, in <b>Epperson v. Arkansas</b>, the United States Supreme Court invalidated an Arkansas statute that prohibited the teaching of evolution. The …

Probing Question: Why is teaching evolution still controversial?

Penn State political scientists Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer explain that, despite 40 years of court cases ruling against teaching creationism in …