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Abercrombie makeover: No more shirtless models

Sorry stud, Abercrombie & Fitch wants you to put your shirt back on.<p>The teen-focused clothing brand said Friday that it will no longer hire store employees based on their body type or physical attractiveness.<p>The change is part of an overhaul of store policies designed to put more emphasis on …

Employment

More than just a pretty face: Hong Kong star Gregory Wong says actors must speak up on social issues

Rising Hong Kong film and television star Gregory Wong Chung-yiu believes that with great power comes great responsibility.<p>The actor, 36, says there …

Depression saliva test may reveal those at risk of lifelong mental illness, revolutionize treatment, researchers say

The first biological test for clinical depression has been developed by scientists in a breakthrough that researchers say will enable it to be …

Depression

Fresh Off The Boat Isn't Perfect, But It Saved My Relationship With My Mom

I wrote my mother out of my story, until primetime television called me out.<p>My mother is wholly uninterested in television, music, film, and all books except the <i>Rich Dad, Poor Dad</i> series. We are not best friends. We are, instead, loving but intolerable strangers in each other's lives: You can …

Even If It's Not Discrimination, You're Still That Girl

Office affairs can contribute to the perception that women are self-serving and untrustworthy. Just ask Ellen Pao.<p>Although she lost, Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has been interpreted as an object …

At 15, Daniela Shia-Sevilla’s writing has already wowed the literary community

She would say later that she was so nervous, she felt she didn’t belong there, that one singular thought resounded in her mind when she first stepped into the room: <i>I’m just a kid.</i><p>The Folger Shakespeare Library was crowded with the well-heeled literati, writers and thinkers and philanthropists in …

Why We Act Irrationally: What Drives Our Senseless Habits

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen …

Harvard

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Masada in CBS' 'The Dovekeepers': Bad storytelling in every way

The CBS two-part miniseries "The Dovekeepers," which begins Tuesday, is so bad it is virtually impossible to believe it exists in the current landscape of American television.<p>It is so bad that a person could write books about its badness. It is so bad that it should be seen by anyone involved in …

Who is God today? Why these religious leaders say modern faith is 'about love'

Who is God?<p>It's hardly a new question, but it's one that's asked of today's religious leaders all the time. Here, three very special leaders who are working to help their thriving congregations find meaningful, modern relationships with God, share their paths to faith and what it means to them …

Whitefish

The media’s illness blind spot: What CNN and more get so maddeningly wrong about Germanwings

<b>(Christopher Parypa via Shutterstock)</b><p>Anxiety and depression do not a mass murderer make, but that won’t stop outlets from stigmatizing the conditions<p>Michael Kasdan<p>March 31, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Good Men Project.<p>On March 24, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in the …

Harry Reid Tried to Compliment Hillary Clinton, But Stereotyped Women Instead

In an interview this week with <i>New York Times</i> reporter Adam Nagourney, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid offered what might be called the Melvin …

George Takei: Indiana, Let Us Eat Cake

The Star Trek actor, author, and lifelong human rights activist writes about why Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ law is dangerous, and why gay couples …

What can we do to save the Universe from certain death? – Michael Hanlon

We are doomed. Our best efforts to reproduce, to conserve, protect and survive will, in the end, come to nought. We could sort out climate change, …

Lord & Taylor Got 50 Instagrammers to Wear the Same Dress, Which Promptly Sold Out

For fashion junkies addicted to Instagram, this weekend probably had quite a few moments of déjà vu.<p>Retailer Lord & Taylor blitzed into feeds by …

9 things brands should consider before launching a blog

Recently, I've come across a number of brands that started a blog years ago but have all but abandoned it, or never even created one to begin with. …

Cinefamily salutes indie director Hal Hartley, new film 'Ned Rifle'

Filmmakers simply don't come much more independent than Hal Hartley. In a career that stretches back more than 25 years, he has created sharp, literate explorations of modern life almost exclusively on his own distinctive terms. Though today his name is not as well known as those of Richard …

Why Did Instagram Delete These Women's Photos Of Their Bodies?

The photo-sharing app has been accused of double standards over its takedown policies. Update: Instagram has updated their policy on nudity.<p>Last December, the company announced that it has 300 million users who upload more than 70 million photos and videos every day.<p>Attempting to enforce community …

Stanford PhD cancer researcher arrested after 'poisoning classmates' water bottles with carcinogenic embalming fluid'

A cancer biology PhD student at Stanford University is facing four felony poisoning charges after confessing to putting a known carcinogen into …

Hey Kids, We Don't Plan On Paying For College. Love, Mom And Dad

With the rising cost of college and the sad state of college savings rates nationwide, here’s another thing to consider: Parents aren’t talking to their kids about who’s going to pay for college.<p>This statistic came to light in a recent survey of teens and parents (of teens) by Junior Achievement …

Brain Training And The End Of The Prozac Generation

New technology and an increased focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), have led to a greater understanding of the complexity of the brain. Instead of focusing on single chemical neurotransmitters affecting cognition and behavior, mental health research has …

The Brain

Hollywood’s Women Problem: Why Female Filmmakers Have Hit the Glass Ceiling

Despite making up 50.8 percent of the U.S. population, women are vastly underrepresented in Hollywood, comprising 17 percent of directors, writers, …

Egypt still using anal examinations to detect and imprison 'chronic homosexuals'

Authorities in Egypt are using “abusive” anal examinations they claim can detect “chronic homosexuals” to arrest and imprison gay men.<p>The government …

Who Are We? What Do We Americans Truly Value?

Too much and for too long, we seem to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our Gross National Product, now is over $800 billion dollars a year... if we judge the United States of America by that... Gross National Product counts air …

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