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Visit Pawnee one last time with final 'Parks and Rec' gag reel

With seven seasons under its belt, NBC's Parks and Recreation amassed plenty of fans — for good reason. A comedy that combines candid hilarity with …

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Pop Culture

These Illustrations Perfectly Sum Up What It's Like To Have Anxiety

Let's just put this out there: Anxiety is the <i>worst.</i><p>Just ask the 40 million American men and women who experience the disorder in a given year. It's debilitating, both physically and mentally. However, it can still be challenging to explain anxiety to those who just don't know what it's like to deal …

This Stunning Photo Series Nails What It Feels Like To Have An Anxiety Disorder

It can be difficult to verbalize what it's like to experience mental illness, so photographer Katie Crawford decided to show people instead of tell them.<p>In a stunning self-portrait series titled "My Anxious Heart," Crawford captures how it feels to suffer from generalized anxiety disorder and …

Dear Justice Alito: Here's What Homosexuality Was Really Like In Ancient Greece

In Tuesday's Supreme Court hearings, which will determine whether the Constitution protects same-sex marriage and if states must recognize marriages from other states, notoriously conservative Justice Samuel Alito argued that it's possible to approve of gay relationships but not same-sex marriage, …

Legal Battle Over Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court Tuesday

People have been lining up outside the U.S. Supreme Court for days hoping that they will be among the lucky ones to get a seat for Tuesday's historic arguments on gay marriage.<p>As of now, gay marriage is legal in 36 states. By the end of this Supreme Court term, either same-sex couples will be able …

LGBTQI

Training Your Brain to Prefer Healthy Foods

<b>BOSTON (September 1, 2014, 10:20 AM EDT)</b> — It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie …

Kerry Washington Accepts the Vanguard Award at the #GLAADAWARDS

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Mindfulness

Scientists Have Worked Out How Chameleons Change Color

The changing color of a chameleon's body is an impressive sight—but how it happens has long been a significant scientific question without a …

Allowing Transgender Youth To Transition Improves Their Mental Health, Study Finds

A new study has found that when transgender young people are allowed to fully identify with their gender and take steps toward transition, it …

Stable or in flux? How anxiety can botch decisions - Futurity

When things get unpredictable, people prone to high anxiety may have a harder time making decisions.

Rock Star Psychologist Steven Pinker Explains Why #TheDress Looked White, Not Blue

<i>Pinker is the author of ten books, including</i> <i>The Language Instinct</i>, <i>How the Mind Works</i>, <i>The Blank Slate</i>, <i>The Better Angels of Our Nature</i>, and most recently, <i>The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. It’s no surprise, then, that he would have perhaps the clearest</i> …

Harvard

A preview of what’s to come? How Kansas’ rollback of LGBT rights could happen nationwide

As Sam Brownback reverses progress in Kansas, there’s reason to fear the right-wing backlash won’t stop there<p>Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback came under withering criticism this week after he issued an executive order repealing former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' non-discrimination protections for lesbian, …

When Taking Anxiety Medication Is A Revolutionary Act

I had to learn how to love myself enough to take care of myself. It wasn't easy.<p>If I had to describe what having anxiety feels like, I’d say that it’s kind of like walking through the world beneath tornadic skies without an umbrella, unsure if you’ll be able to find shelter if things get bad. When …

Mind

Judge: Gay Conversion Therapy Claims are Fraud

A judge in New Jersey has ruled that claims of gay conversion therapy that describe homosexuality as a curable mental disorder are fraud.<p>Hudson …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness

Republican congressman: ‘Homosexual rights are not human rights’

A Republican congressman has been condemned for saying that he does “not construe homosexual rights as human rights.”<p>Chris Smith, who represents New …

Human Rights

Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens To ‘Out’ Philandering Colleagues, Then Backs Off

Sick of hearing her colleagues in the Alabama legislature oppose gay marriage on the basis of “family values,” Patricia Todd, Alabama’s only openly …

Rights & Freedoms

Colorado baker faces complaint for refusing anti-gay message on cake

A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements?<p>A baker in suburban Denver who refused to make a cake for …

LGBTQI

Are we all born with a talent for synaesthesia? – Shruti Ravindran

Vladimir Nabokov once called his famed fictional creation Lolita ‘a little ghost in natural colours’. The natural colours he used to paint his …

The Brain

Can You Choose To Worry?

“How come you never worry?” My wife asked.<p>In that moment, I had horrible flashbacks. The truth was, I used to worry <b>constantly</b> about future events and …

Supreme Court Marriage Equality Case: Hospital Visitation, Taxes, Birth Certificates Would Be Affected

When the U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday it would decide if the Constitution permits states to ban same-sex marriage, it gave hope to LGBT …

How your diet affects your mood

They say you are what you eat, but exciting new research suggests otherwise: You feel what you eat. Scientists are focusing on psychobiotics, a type of bacteria found in certain foods that can produce and deliver important chemicals like serotonin to the brain. Their findings could mean a whole new …

6 Great Online Tools to Help You Meditate | Inc.com

You don't need to own this season's Lululemon collection or have Buddha figures around your home to enjoy the benefits of practicing meditation. As you may know, there are a lot of misconceptions about meditation:<p>It's "granola."<br>• You don't have time for it.<br>• It's not actually beneficial at all.<br>• You're …

Meditation

Stanford Researchers Identify Potential Treatment Approach For Alzheimer’s Disease

Newly published research from Stanford University could help steer treatment of a disease that affects 36 million people worldwide: Alzheimer’s …

Dementia

Transgender neuroscience: Gender identity reflected in the structure of brain networks

Our sense of belonging to the male or female gender is an inherent component of the human identity perception. As a general rule, gender identity and …