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This is how much money parents lose supporting their adult children

Leaving the nest doesn’t always mean entering financial independence for kids these days, and parents are paying a high price for it.<p>Some 80% of …

How systemic racism entangles all police officers — even black cops

Neill Franklin is a black man. But he'll admit that after decades of working at the Baltimore Police Department and Maryland State Police, he harbored a strong bias against young black men.<p>Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, which opposes the war on drugs, …

How African Americans are victimized by both crime and the criminal justice system

One of the things people don't always get about "criminal justice reform" is that what actually needs to be reformed, and how that reform looks, differs from state to state and county to county. Pretty much every state in America has contributed to the country's mass incarceration problem, but …

No charges for Wisconsin police officer who killed unarmed teenager

The white officer who shot dead biracial 19 year-old Tony Robinson in Madison, Wisconsin will not face criminal charges it was announced on Tuesday, more than 10 weeks since the teenager’s death.<p>Following an inquiry by Wisconsin’s state division of criminal investigation [DCI], the Dane County …

Justice

Vonderrit Myers Jr killing: no charges against off-duty white police officer

A prosecutor says no charges will be filed against an off-duty white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in October.<p>St Louis circuit attorney Jennifer Joyce’s report, released on Monday, says a criminal violation could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in the killing of …

Justice

Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide

In an alley in Denver, police gunned down a 17-year-old girl joyriding in a stolen car. In the backwoods of North Carolina, police opened fire on a gun-wielding moonshiner. And in a high-rise apartment in Birmingham, Ala., police shot an elderly man after his son asked them to make sure he was …

Law Enforcement

I quizzed dozens of Silicon Valley elites about inequality. Here's what they told me.

Inequality is perhaps my favorite interview topic in Silicon Valley: It's fascinating to watch ordinarily confident titans of industry squirm in their seats before offering a conspicuously measured response. But occasionally a leader in the community breaks an unspoken rule by being brutally honest …

There is now an app that buzzes your phone every time the police kill a person in the US

Police officers in the US have killed 48 people since the new year began three weeks ago, according to the Guardian. A new app aims to keep those numbers personal by pinging phones with a sobering notification: the name, and nothing more, of the most recent person killed by cops.<p>The app, called …

Crime

The rising cost of Islamophobia: Muslims and immigrants increasingly targeted in U.S.

Donald Trump’s Islamophobic rhetoric intensifies surge of anti-Muslim hate crimes<p>The rising costs of Islamophobia can now be measured in the number of dead. Three Bangladeshi Muslims in New York and a Lebanese man in Oklahoma were murdered in a recent spate of anti-Muslim hate crimes.<br>Khalid Jabara, …

The First Thousand Days of a Baby's Life

The first thousand days of a baby's life are likely to determine the rest of her life -- whether she grows up to be healthy or not, both physically and emotionally. Early childhood education begins early, even before birth. That's what the latest scientific studies of brain development tell us. The …

The Costs of Being a Millennial

In economics, they measure costs in time, effort, and ultimately money. The Millennial character is a product of life spent investing in your own …

Psychology

Our smartphone obsession looks a lot like the obesity epidemic, MIT psychologist says

When Sherry Turkle looks at how obsessed people have become with their personal devices, she sees the traces of another public health epidemic: obesity.<p>"You have to eat, and people need to learn how to make good food choices," Turkle, an MIT psychologist and author of "Alone Together: Why We Expect …

Public Health

Understanding Addiction: Nature Vs. Nurture

Our online recovery community talks a lot about heroin and drug addiction and covers many topics related to it. But how many of you really and fully …

Fai7ed Submitted by Rick McGowan: the season hasn’t even started yet, and they’ve already run out of Ls

<b>Fai7ed</b> Submitted by Rick McGowan: the season hasn’t even started yet, and they’ve already run out of <i>L</i>s. Inverted digits are not capital letters—it’s not just the shape that’s wrong, but numbers are shorter, too. We think the league needs an extra set of letters to avoid being caught by the Font Police. Photographed at Robert Holman Field, Campbell, Calif.

How to Pass a Lie Detector Test

Tips for Beating a Polygraph Test<p>A polygraph test or lie detector test is designed to analyze physiological reactions to questions to determine …

Lie Detection

Helicopter parenting is bad for college kids—but a little hovering is just right

In the three months between graduating high school and starting college, first-year students don’t suddenly graduate to emotional adulthood, too.<p>As parents and children say goodbye on college campuses, in airports, and in bus stations this month, both sides are likely feeling a combination of …

Mental Health

Beautifully honest letter 'every new parent should read' is so moving it's making mums cry

There's a long list of adjectives which are used to describe what becoming a parent is like - especially for the first time.<p>'Amazing', 'rewarding' …

Parenting