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Why Loneliness Affects So Many Young People

You're not supposed to feel lonely while you're young, surrounded by friends and family, but the truth is it's a bigger concern among young people than any other age group.<p><i>Illustration by Glenn August</i><p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>In 2010, the Mental Health Foundation found that …

Young Black Women Are Making History at the Olympics but Still Have to Put Up with Racist Trolls

The performances of Simone Biles and Simone Manuel were a huge moment for black women in a year desperately in need of positivity.<p>Two young black Simones crushed it at the Olympics yesterday. Simone Biles, the daughter I never had, but wish I did, won the all-around Olympic Gold medal in …

New Report Uncovers Staggering Inequality for Anyone Not Young, White, Straight, and Male in Hollywood

The lack of equality in talent behind the cameras in Hollywood has been at the center of conversation many times this year. And while we know that kind of inequality bleeds into the stories we see in front of the camera, and that movie theaters are packed with superheroes played by white guys named …

This Is The Main Reason Humans Crave Orgasms

<i>“The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical. Extreme orgasm anxiety forms the basis of the general fear of life.” ~</i><b>Wilhelm</b> …

Just Come to Jesus

About a year ago, the woman teaching the Sunday School class in my church suggested in conclusion to her lesson that we should "throw away" our depression medication, our therapy appointment cards, and our books about mental illness. "Just come to Jesus," she said, "He will heal all." I think I've …

Mental Disorders

Scientists say you're still getting smarter in one key area during your 30s

Your ability to process new information peaks around age 18 and then declines rapidly. Your working memory is strongest in your mid-20s.<p>And yet in other ways, you're getting progressively smarter throughout early and mid-adulthood.<p>Recent research suggests that social intelligence, which encompasses …

Psychology

Miley Cyrus's Smartest Tattoo

What’s that on Cyrus’s arm in Rolling Stone? Well, she’s hurled herself into the arena, risking everything. James Poulos on the twerker’s …

Baylor builds a Big 12 contender, and perhaps more

WACO, Texas — The land from which Baylor's new football palace now rises was once set aside by the school in hopes of landing George W. Bush's presidential library. It is arguably the most valuable piece of property on the entire campus; set against the banks of the Brazos and visible from …

X Games Los Angeles 2013 -- Day 2 recap

Day 2 marks firsts and lasts at X Games L.A.<p>By XGames.com | Aug 2, 2013<p>LOS ANGELES -- X Games is always a place for firsts and on Friday at X Games …

X Games

Baylor's new VERY gold helmet, as reviewed by Big 12 rivals

Baylor football has a range of new Nike uniforms this season, but it was that shiny gold helmet that was the talk of Dallas this week.<p>Baylor linebacker Ahmad Dixon took the Bears' new SUPERGOLD helmet out for an interview tour at Big 12 Media Days, where he asked for opinions from Texas coach Mack …

Today In Responsible Gun Ownership

Give the rascals a broadside!<p>A group of family and friends on an annual float trip stopped at a gravel bar in the Meramec on Saturday afternoon to refresh drinks and answer the call of nature, according to Loretta Dart, who was on the trip. Her cousin went into the woods to urinate. In doing so, he …

Cardi B Already Knows How She'll Handle The Stripper Conversation With Her Daughter

Hip-Hop<p>The ultimate source for all the latest hip-hop music news updates and everything hip-hop culture.<p>Issues<p>He calls for 'a widespread ban on …

Richmond on facing prejudice: 'That's me'

For Rep. Cedric Richmond, President Barack Obama's remarks on the Trayvon Martin case hit home.<p>"There are very few African American men in this country who haven't had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store," Obama said Friday. "That includes me." He also …

After Trayvon: Will There Be Justice for Florida’s Other Stand Your Ground Victim?

In the backdraft of the Trayvon Martin debacle, Florida – and its bungling special prosecutor, Angela Corey – will be under fierce pressure to …

Mizzou QB James Franklin offers sage advice for avoiding firestorms after nearly starting one

Things were buzzing around Missouri quarterback James Franklin for a little while Tuesday afternoon at SEC media days after tweets were posted …

Asiana Isn't Ready to Forgive KTVU for Racist Pilot Name 'Joke'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Pretty much everyone involved in Friday's jaw-droppingly racist moment in local TV news fails …

Oden on Oden

In a rare and candid interview, the former top pick in the NBA draft discusses his injury-plagued career<p><i>Greg: “So what is this article going to be</i> …

Basketball

Rockets give Dwight Howard what Lakers, Kobe wouldn't: unconditional love

Within the Los Angeles Lakers, there had been a belief that a late January team meeting in Memphis could've been the beginning of Dwight Howard's …

USC Football: 7 Freshmen Who Will Make a Huge Impact in Fall Practice

As USC continues to meander its way through the sanctions handed down by the NCAA, depth issues will continue to be a primary concern for the Trojans.<p>Because of this, head coach Lane Kiffin and staff are in the unfortunate position of having to deal with eligibility issues that most programs don't …

'Carry On': Why I stayed

<i>"Why did you stay?"</i><p>He asked me, unprompted, as we waited quietly for the light to turn green. My heart revved. I always thought he knew.<p>"I love you," …

Empathy

Era of peace and prosperity: 10 years after Dennehy tragedy

When Ian McCaw took over as Baylor’s athletic director during the tragic summer of 2003, he knew a monumental task stood in front of him.<p>Baylor’s …

Calling Out Celebrity Christianity & Counterfeit Justice

A major reality TV producer and a record-breaking Bible miniseries involving famous evangelical leaders.<p>A live televised highwire stunt starring an evangelical daredevil with a famous pastor cameo.<p>A charismatic Seattle pastor posting random hangz with Bieber.<p>And (brace yourself) THIS:<p><b>Ugh.</b><p>These are …

Big Growth Could Shake Up Texas' Old Political Equation

<i>It's no secret: Texas is big. And it's getting bigger.</i><p><i>The Lone Star State has added about 5 million people since the turn of the century, and its population is expected to swell by another 5 million by 2020.</i><p><i>This week, NPR examines the dramatic demographic shifts underway in the Lone Star State in</i> …

In Houston, America's Diverse Future Has Already Arrived

<i>All this week, NPR is taking a look at the demographic changes that could reshape the political landscape in Texas over the next decade — and what that could mean for the rest of the country.</i><p>To see the speed of demographic change in Texas, look no further than its largest city — Houston. Only 40 …

10 Things We Learned From Kanye West's W Interview

Kanye West hasn’t been speaking to the press, but he has granted a few rare interviews including <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>W</i>. For its latest cover, the …

Gloomy Thinking Can Be Contagious

When students show up at college in the fall, they'll have to deal with new classes, new friends and a new environment. In many cases, they will also have new roommates — and an intriguing new research study suggests this can have important mental health consequences.<p>At the University of Notre …

Religious liberty and inclusion

By the mid-1960s, the civil rights movement had made significant cultural, legal and political progress in advancing the cause of racial justice and equality under the law — a struggle that continues to this very day. This was a rapidly evolving, heady time in American history.<p>It was a time when …

Collins, Kennedy march in Boston

BOSTON — NBA veteran center Jason Collins, the first active athlete in one of the four U.S. major professional sports leagues to come out as being gay, marched Saturday for nearly three miles in Boston's gay pride parade with U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, his onetime roommate at Stanford …