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Are you on the autistic spectrum? Take the test

New research based on a simple quiz reveals that men are more likely to be autistic than women. Where do you fall on the spectrum?<p>It has been a long-held belief, but new a new study of more than half a million members of the public has confirmed that men are more likely to be autistic than women.<p>In …

Autism

Dogs look like their owners – it’s a scientific fact

The canine “mini-me” reveals a narcissistic tendency within us all – a trait that may also be shaping your love life, says David Robson. (Photography by Gerrard Gethings.)<p>Go to any park, and you will see the strange phenomenon of the canine mini-me. Maybe it’s a bearded hipster, accompanied by a …

Pets

‘Justice is worth fighting for’: A Q&A with the graduate student whose hunger strike has upended the University of Missouri

<i>UPDATE: The president of the University of Missouri said Monday morning that he would resign amid escalating protests. In response, Jonathan Butler announced that his hunger strike was officially over.</i><p><b>Earlier:</b><p>Jonathan Butler is in pain, but he has no intention of giving up.<p>As of 9 a.m. Monday, it …

Justice

3 Psychology Principles That Boost Social Media Engagement

Are your social media posts getting enough engagement? Do you want tips for connecting with your audience? Social media engagement is largely …

Psychology

How Actors Create Emotions: A Problematic Psychology

Fully inhabiting the mind, mannerisms, and reality of a fictional character can be as alienating as it is rewarding.<p>Early on in her career, Deborah Margolin realized that she was a woman nobody liked, not even herself. She was a “homely person who was pregnant all the time”—not because she enjoyed …

The Digital Side of Therapy

<i>By Emily Giunta, dailyRx News</i><p>Web counseling is an easily accessible and affordable mental health tool. And new evidence suggests it's effective, too.<p>A new study from Canada found that online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) combined with clinical care may benefit patients with depression, anxiety …

There's A Virtuoso At The White House And The Work She's Doing Is Fascinating

<i>Sophia is a project to collect life lessons from interesting people. Subscribe to get our updates directly via Facebook or email, or share your own wisdom.</i><p>A decade ago, Glamour magazine declared Maya Shankar one of the country's 10 most impressive women in college. Asked at the time to name her …

Why the Fuck Are Middle-Class Parents This Overwhelmed?

New research has found that educated, middle-class white people with kids—you know, the people TV wants you to model your life after—are reporting …

The Week in Review: Adele’s Big Week

Adele is atop the music charts this week, four years after her last album, 21, which sold 31 million copies. Her comeback single, “Hello,” reached over 1 million downloads in its first week, the largest single digital sales week of all time, in addition to streaming over 67 million times on Spotify …

Music

Oprah’s High Priestess of Public Shaming

Iyanla Vanzant has created a reality series fit for a secular culture that loves spirituality lite.<p>Iyanla Vanzant can make a grown man cry with very little effort. The reality-television host, whose eponymous show runs on the Oprah Winfrey Network, has an aura of emotional seriousness about her: a …

What's the Best Way to Use the G.I. Bill?

A Marine in our readership responds to a piece that Catherine Morris just did for us on the evolution of the well-known veterans benefit:<p>I can attest that the G.I. Bill is possibly one of, if not the best, entitlement that service members receive, specifically the post-9/11 GI Bill [championed by …

Our soldiers are killing themselves: One simple gun control rule could help military suicide problem

The military has a suicide epidemic. This Veterans Day, let’s take a real look at how to honor service and solve it<p>In 2006, Israeli generals began noticing a disturbing trend. Soldiers heading home for the weekend took their rifles with them, as had been done for decades. Increasing numbers, …

U.S. Army tries to identify soldiers most likely to commit suicide

The<p>U.S. Armyhas a new analytical tool that officials hope will counter a surge in suicides by identifying soldiers whose history, age and injuries indicate they are at high risk of taking their own lives.<p>In an analysis involving all 40,820 U.S. soldiers hospitalized for psychiatric problems over a …

Mental Health

He's 14. He Was A Child Soldier. He's Suicidal. How Can He Be Saved?

The boy was abducted by the Lord's Liberation Army to serve as a child soldier when he was 7. He had been forced to kill his uncle with a machete.<p>At 14, he escaped and made his way back to his parents. But he wasn't himself.<p>He couldn't sleep at night, and during the day, he'd run around the village …

Mental Health

Secret military report into soldier’s 2008 suicide blames victim and parents

A previously secret military investigation into the suicide of Corporal Stuart Langridge blames not only Cpl. Langridge himself for the tragedy, but also his biological parents, who divorced when he was five.<p>The board of inquiry report released on Thursday was written nearly six years ago, a few …

Why Army Chaplains Need Training To Help Suicidal Soldiers

Chaplains who are part of the Army’s first line of defense against suicide say they need more training in how to prevent soldiers from killing themselves, according to a Rand Corp. survey published online Tuesday (April 7).<p>Nearly all the chaplains and chaplain assistants surveyed said they have …

Veteran Suicide Prevention Through Employment

Image by Stop Soldier Suicide<p>The suicide rate of service members and troops is more than alarming, and in many cases, the suicide is not a result of a single act. That means there are warning signs that lead up to the feeling of hopelessness they must feel to lead them down such a dark path. There …

The Pill-Pushing VA and Soldier Suicides

In response to I Won On Jeopardy<p>I would urge everyone to read John Fund’s piece on the homepage today regarding the VA’s pill-pushing role in soldier …

Project Veritas

Suicide Is Now Killing More Army Reservists Than Active Duty Soldiers

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The military suicide rate has dropped among active duty service members, but the deaths of Army …

Canadian Forces will publicly release report on soldier’s suicide

The head of Canada's military police has reversed a decision to prevent the public from seeing the Defence Department's response to the findings of an inquiry into the suicide of a Canadian soldier.<p>Colonel Rob Delaney, the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal, said in a statement on Friday that, "in the …

Study: War-time suicide attempts most common in newer soldiers

A big Army study says war-time suicide attempts are most common in newer enlisted soldiers who have not been deployed.<p>Officers are less likely to try to end their lives. And at both levels, attempts are more common among women and those without a high school diploma.<p>The study analyzed records on …

Researchers think they can identify which US Army soldiers are most likely to commit suicide

A new study i dentifies distinct profiles for U.S. army officers and enlisted soldiers at highest risk of attempting suicide.<p>Researchers say the results particularly highlight the importance of focusing prevention efforts on young enlisted men and women in their first tour of duty.<p>"Looking at …

Suicide risk factors for US Army soldiers identified

A new study identifies distinct profiles for U.S. army officers and enlisted soldiers at highest risk of attempting suicide.<p>Researchers say the results particularly highlight the importance of focusing prevention efforts on young enlisted men and women in their first tour of duty.<p>"Looking at …

Mental Health

Another soldier spurned by Army dies of apparent suicide

For a U.S. Army where failures to treat soldiers with substance abuse problems have been linked to suicides, Georgia National Guard Spc. Stephen Akins was another tragedy waiting to happen.<p>Scans of his brain showed scars, and he had a history of seizures, combat blast exposure and suicide attempts. …

Military

How to Treat Borderline Personality Disorder (Part 1)

Research has been conducted on the effectiveness of schema therapy for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD), which shows that the …

Psychology