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Once Again A Politician Has Compared Same-Sex Marriage To Animal Sex Of Some Kind

I really thought we had all agreed to stop doing this.<p>"Do I support calling a relationship between a man and a man and a woman and a woman marriage?," Broad asked the <i>Sunraysia Daily</i> newspaper.<p>"No I don't. I think a bicycle is not a tricycle and relationships can have different names."<p>Broad added …

Capitalism is making us miserable: New global survey challenges the most sacred of free-market dogma

Data indicate the basic happiness of a citizenry is unrelated or even inversely proportional to its nation’s wealth<p>Robin Scher<p>February 11, 2016 8:45am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>What is happiness? This might sound like a question you’d hear come out of Derek Zoolander’s …

Economics

Life after divorce: what it really feels like to end a marriage

As a former judge says many people regret ending their marriages, our readers share how their splits affected them<p>Sir Paul Coleridge, a former high court judge, has said that many people wish they hadn’t ended their marriage. This follows a survey by the law firm Seddons that found 22% of those who …

Carly Fiorina Suspends Her Campaign, Issues Odd Statement About Feminism Not Being 'Ideology'

On Wednesday at around 3 p.m., Carly Fiorina suspended her presidential campaign. She posted a lengthy statement to her Facebook page:<p>This campaign …

The 8 Most Absurd Laws Men Have Written to "Protect" Women

Remember when women weren't allowed to serve on juries? It wasn't that long ago.<p>Next month, the Supreme Court will make a landmark decision about abortion, deciding if a Texas law that places strict restrictions on abortion providers and clinics in the name of safety has placed an undue burden on …

What Happens to Kids When Parents Fight

<i>By Diana Divecha</i><p><i>Conflict between parents is inevitable -- but it doesn't have to hurt kids. Here's how to turn a disagreement into a positive lesson.</i><p>When I was a child, my parents' fights could suck the oxygen out of a room. My mother verbally lashed my father, smashed jam jars, and made outlandish …

Parenting

The world can't afford another financial crash – it could destroy capitalism as we know it

They bounce back after terrorist attacks, pick themselves up after earthquakes and cope with pandemics such as Zika. They can even handle years of economic uncertainty, stagnant wages and sky-high unemployment. But no developed nation today could possibly tolerate another wholesale banking crisis …

The postcode lottery of new mothers' mental health services

With one in 10 women developing a mental illness during or after pregnancy, including postpartum psychosis, not all are lucky enough to be cared for in a specialist mother and baby unit<p>The arrival of a baby is supposed to be one of the happiest times of a woman’s life. But for a sizeable minority, …

I’m Voting for Hillary Because of My Daughter

Back in the 2008 primary season, I supported Hillary Clinton. That choice wasn’t easy for me, especially as Barack Obama advanced and became ever …

Behind the Story: Washington Post Explores New Wave Feminism

<i>Feminism has come to mean many different things to many different people. At first, it was straightforward enough. From the late 19th century to the early 20th, western feminism meant equal economic, voting and marriage rights.</i><p><i>But that was hardly enough: more women rallied to the cause. The</i> …

Feminism

“Trust me it’s not just about having a vagina”: Young women aren’t listening to older feminists’ “ignorant” pleas to vote based on gender

The college students we interviewed were overwhelmingly feeling the Bern<p>Asha Parker • Katie Levingston<p>February 10, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>Old school feminists Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem recently hit the campaign trail for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton with the tactic of appealing to …

Feminism

‘Dangerous logic’: The psychology behind bias and Islamophobia in America

What is group polarization? How does it lead some Americans to become more extreme in their views? In our second episode of <i>Muslim & American</i>, Dr. Ali …

Men Attempt To Explain Pregnancy And Childbirth

This "mom on the street" video is hilarious.<p>In a new unscripted video, the funny ladies of The BreakWomb conduct "mom on the street" interviews about pregnancy and birth.<p>Unable to find parents to interview, they instead ask childfree men (and one woman) to answer the questions as moms. The dudes …

Pregnancy

Playback: The Founding Fathers said worse things than Trump

The best of last night's late-night TV: The New Hampshire primary results from Dixville Notch, Ben Carson is still waiting in the hallway from the GOP debate and the Founding Fathers said worse things than the p-word.

I can't afford to send my kids to my old public school

An arms race of bling among the top public schools has rendered them inaccessible to middle-class parents<p>When I went back to my old school recently, I hardly recognised it, it looked so shiny.<p>When I was at St Paul’s 20 years ago, it was a big building thrown up in the 1960s with concrete breeze …

Anorexia Isn’t Just for Teenagers: Why Eating Disorders Strike in Middle Age

Like puberty, midlife puts women at risk for eating disorders. It’s time for doctors to stop ignoring it.<p>As a psychologist at the University of North …

Bernie Sanders wants us to be more equitable like Sweden. Could it work?

For those of you who watch the presidential debates, you may remember this exchange a few months back between Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.<p>Sanders, who calls himself a democratic socialist, said, “I think we should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden, and Norway and learn …

This Mom Spent Her Maternity Leave Traveling the World With Her Newborn

"The overall aim is to inspire like-minded travel loving parents — your travel days do not have to be over."<p>When London-based couple Karen Edwards and Shaun Bayes told their friends that they planned to travel the world with their newborn baby, Esmé, while Edwards was on maternity leave, everyone …

The Latest: MSF says 23,000 flee Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):<p>11:29 p.m.<p>Doctors …

Middle East

I have to learn to care for my suicidal teen with limits but without fear

I am a good enough mother. I know that because my son’s psychiatrist told me so last week, as she explained bell curves and Skinner’s theories, and said that suicidal thoughts are normal. Forty percent of teenagers have them, she said, and it’s only verbalizing these thoughts that pushes my son out …

Harry Potter actress: My parents forced me to ‘swear on the Bible’ not to be a lesbian

Miriam Margolyes has revealed that her parents once made her swear on a Bible not to sleep with women.<p>The 74-year-old actress is known for her role …

Harry Potter