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Now You Can Buy A Thigh Gap With Your Jeans

No need to hit the gym, now you can buy a thigh gap <i>with</i> your jeans.<p>A new video from JustBoobs Sketch comedy group highlights how absurd the thigh gap phenomenon really is by putting a twist on a common shopping mall staple: The Gap has a new competitor in the "Thigh Gap" clothing store. Starring …

NPR Explores Why the Voices of Women Are Taken Less Seriously

Your voice is too squeaky, it’s too loud, it lacks authority, it sounds childish, it’s grating or obnoxious or unprofessional. Ever heard that …

Women in wartime: the rise of the female public servant

“The wars were a catalyst for women to work in more roles,” says Jenny Dibden, a director in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. “Now, there’s a much stronger sense that women working within the civil service is normal and natural. The real effort should now be on enabling women to …

Losing the War for Women

Women today are not reliably liberal on social issues.<p>It was a deft trick by the Left’s culture warriors over the last two election cycles: Persuade …

Poll: Economy, health care eclipse social issues

DENVER (AP) — As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for …

Dr. Ben Lynch: MTHFR Gene, Beating Disease, & Folic Acid

Dr. Ben Lynch is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and one of the foremost experts in the MTHFR gene and how it affects your health. Ben is the …

QuanTILfy DNA Test Could Predict Ovarian Cancer Survival

By Anna Azvolinsky, LiveScience Contributor<p>Published: 12/04/2013 03:25 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A sensitive new DNA test can predict how long ovarian cancer patients will survive, and guide personalized treatment decisions, according to new research.<p>The technology, called QuanTILfy, counts the number …

How self-testing can help beat cervical cancer

Self-testing is now available to any individual wishing to rule out conditions such as diabetes, pregnancy and bowel cancer.<p>Traditionally, however, screening for cervical cancer has required women to attend a GP surgery in order to have a small sample of cells scraped from the surface of their …

Career Options With a Graduate Degree in Psychology

Students who are interested in studying psychology are often advised that earning a graduate degree is a good idea, and in some cases even a basic …

Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology Careers

Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is concerned with the study of workplace behavior. People who work in this areas apply psychological …

9 Highest Paying Psychology Careers and Salaries

There is a tremendous diversity among psychology professions, and salaries and yearly earnings are just as varied. In a struggling economy, many …

Why “evolutionary psychology” is almost never science.

We do a lot of arguing about evolutionary psychology in the comments here on DDP.<p>To get straight to the point: the really big problem with <i>most</i> …

Electric Current May Boost Memory in People with Cognitive Disorders

Source: Google News - HealthPeople with cognitive problems - including memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease - may someday be able to have their …

Positive Psychology is Good for Your Student’s Brain II

The brain is a modular house with an interconnecting electrical system. Trillions of neurons grow, connect, connect, and communicate within the …

Psychology

Child Psychology, Explained: What Makes Kids Tick?

Child psychology is one of the many branches of psychology and one of the most frequently studied specialty areas. This particular branch focuses on …

'Anti-Social' Video Games Linked With 'Deviancy' In Kids

No, your eyes aren't deceiving you: yesterday the news was that video games are good for children.<p>Today? Video games are 'linked to deviancy'.<p>The …

Hyper-Worried About Your Health? 3 Tips to Help

Some people are especially attuned to their bodily sensations. When they experience certain symptoms — headache, stomachache, dizziness or any kind …

How to Motivate Students to Work Harder

In an era of rising academic standards, more kids than ever will struggle and fail. But research suggests new ways to help them thrive in the face of adversity.<p>Over the past five years, more than $200 million has gone toward launching the new Common Core standards, with the goal of closing …

Psychology of parenting: Mother's personality measured during pregnancy predicts how well children perform in GCSEs - 08 - 2014 - News archives - News and media - Website archive

Babies born to mothers who hold a stronger belief that their fate is in their own hands and not down to luck tend to perform better in their GCSE …