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New brain science shows poor kids have smaller brains than affluent kids

By Lyndsey Layton<p>, Editor<p>New research that shows poor children have smaller brains than affluent children has deepened the national debate about ways to narrow the achievement gap.<p>Neuroscientists who studied the brain scans of nearly<br>1,100 children and young adults nationwide from ages 3 to 20 found …

IQ

America’s staggering child poverty: These numbers speak for themselves

For every two homeless children in 2006, there are now three — and that’s not the most frightening statistic<p>Paul Buchheit<p>April 15, 2015 8:45am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>America's wealth grew by 60 percent in the past six years, by over $30 trillion. In approximately the same …

Alzheimer's Disease could be prevented by immune system tweak

New research raises the prospect that statin-like drugs could be given to the middle-aged to ward off dementia<p>Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented or cured by a new drug which reboots the immune system to stop devastating memory loss, scientists believe.<p>A new study has shown for the first time …

16 honest quotes about body image from famous women

The only magic number is the one that makes you happy.<p>From pop music powerhouses like Pink to comedy queens like Mindy Kaling, women in the media …

Republicans’ ridiculous equal pay stunt: GOP introduces bill affirming that some women think wage discrimination is real

<b>Mitch McConnell, Susan Collins (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Robert F. Bukaty)</b><p>A coalition of Republican women have introduced the toothless Workforce Advancement Act. Don’t let it fool you<p>Katie McDonough<p>April 14, 2015 7:18pm (UTC)<p>Equal Pay Day is supposed to represent how far into the new year a woman …

Meds Don't Make Women Crazy—Trauma Does

There's a good reason women use more meds than men—trauma. A survivor of childhood rape makes the case for medication.<p>I remember parts of that night …

Comment: Jailing social workers is a political PR stunt

<b>By Allan Norman</b><p>The day David Cameron announced proposals to jail social workers for 'wilful neglect', I was all set to deliver a lecture in social …

Social Work

The big issue with Hillary Clinton running against inequality

By Jim Tankersley<p>, Economic Policy Correspondent<p>There's not much policy in Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential race kickoff video, and so this line, delivered by the candidate herself, stands out: "Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in …

Middle-class

Motivational Quotes

Oct 7, 2015<p>It's the best form of medication.<p>Oct 2, 2015<p>It needs exercise just like the muscles of the body.<p>Sep 23, 2015<p>Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race.<p>Sep 18, 2015<p>Relax and let the run come out of you.<p>Sep 16, 2015<p>...matters more than how much you …

Genes Don't Cause Racial-Health Disparities, Society Does

Researchers are looking in the wrong place: White people live longer not because of their DNA but because of inequality.<p>On April 24, 2003, shortly after the completion of the human genome project, its director Francis Collins and his team posed 15 grand challenges to the scientific community. They …

Genetics

Race relations in California better than elsewhere in U.S., voters say

A half-century after the Watts riots laid bare deep racial divisions in Los Angeles, nearly two-thirds of California voters say race relations in the state are better than elsewhere in America even as they acknowledge persistent tensions, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.<p>Most …