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Why I’m Not Really Here For Emma Watson’s U.N. Feminism Speech

<i>by Mia McKenzie</i><p>Actor Emma Watson, of Harry Potter movie fame, is a new Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women and she spoke at the UN on Saturday to launch …

Why Do We Equate Smartphones With Narcissism? Web Savvy Has Little To Do With Self-Obsession

<i>Middlebrow is a recap of the week in entertainment, celebrity and television news that provides a comprehensive look at the state of pop culture. From the rock bottom to highfalutin, Middlebrow is your accessible guidebook to the world of entertainment. Sign up to receive it in your inbox …

Capitalism, Racism, and Disableism: a ménage à trois that fucks all of us over - BGD

<i>by Rory Judah Blank</i><p>I live in Portland, a hip, growing city at the northernmost edge of Oregon. A haven for artists, activists, foodies, and queers, …

#WhitePeopleEquivalents - BGD

<i>by Mia McKenzie</i><p>On Monday night, we posted an announcement on the BGD Facebook page for QTPOC wanting to submit their work to BGD, encouraging them to …

What HIV Testing is Like When You Are Queer, Black and Undocumented - BGD

<i>By Alan Pelaez Lopez</i><p><i>I can no longer cross borders—</i><p><i>my lungs, alma, and mind,</i><p><i>can no longer swim,</i><p><i>so I have to hop; saltar</i><p><i>and play hide-and-seek</i><p><i>in what</i> …

New Floppy Disc and Film Negative Portraits by Nick Gentry

An influential figure in the urban art scene, British artist Nick Gentry continues to create intriguing images using floppy discs and vintage film negatives. Consumption, innovation, and technology are all themes that resonate within his artwork.<p>Gentry constructs canvases from floppy discs that he …

Art

BIOGRAPHY

On Being Fat, Brown, Femme, Ugly, and Unloveable - BGD

<i>by Caleb Luna</i><p><i>“Having this piece published was a surreal honor, but what has been even more surreal is its continued afterlife and the people who have</i> …

4 Ways to Push Back Against Your Privilege - BGD

<i>by Mia McKenzie</i><p>I’ve often said that it’s not enough to acknowledge your privilege. And, in fact, that acknowledging it is often little more than a …

In Trepidatious Whispers: Speaking My Solidarity with Palestine - BGD

<i>by Pastor David Lewis-Peart</i><p>Friends and colleagues have called me anti-Semitic. An employer, too. I’ve received emails, held difficult conversations, …

Law Enforcement

AIDS patients learn to boost their kids' abilities - Futurity

MICHIGAN STATE (US) — Ugandan adults with AIDS who received specialized caregiver training improved their …

Selfishness can spread to the socially minded - Futurity

U. MISSOURI (US) — Individuals don’t want to be “suckered” into giving if others in …

Many Neuroscience Studies May Be Based on Bad Statistics

The fields of psychology and cognitive neuroscience have had some rough sledding in recent years. The bumps have come from high-profile fraudsters, …

A little stress can make brains sharper - Futurity

UC BERKELEY (US) — Acute stress that’s short-lived, not chronic, primes the brain for improved …

UC Berkeley

Study: The Nature and Nurture of Kids' Reading Development

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Admit it: you’re ever so slightly jealous of those glowing parents you’ve seen in infomercials gushing over their 2yo who …

How to Listen to a VC

Having been on both sides of the table as both a venture capitalist and most recently an entrepreneur, I think I can safely say nothing is quite as terrifying for an entrepreneur as raising money. It’s like holding your baby up in a crowd and letting folks take turns criticizing her. No one wants …

Coaches shape attitudes about sexual assault - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — Young male athletes who took part in a program led by …

Social games may treat infant autism - Futurity

UC SANTA BARBARA (US) — A brief intervention conducted with babies only four to twelve …

Autism

Kids with autism spot motion faster - Futurity

U. ROCHESTER / YALE / VANDERBILT (US) — Children with autism see simple movement twice …

Autism

To think clearly under stress, focus on values - Futurity

CARNEGIE MELLON (US) — New research provides the first evidence that self-affirmation can protect against …

Why getting scared 'magnifies' our eyes - Futurity

U. TORONTO (CAN) — We go wide-eyed with fear because a larger visual field makes …

Can Facebook lead to psychosis? One study says so

Researchers at the University of Tel Aviv say social networking can have seriously deleterious effects on the psyche.<p>Sometimes, normal humans take a liking to clinical terms and adopt them.<p>You go out on a date, and when your friends ask how it went you reply: "Oh, she's psychotic." Or perhaps: …

Mental Health

Depressed people's body clocks 'out of sync' - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — A new brain study reveals that the circadian clocks of people …