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The Threshold Concept

Threshold Concepts: Liminality

<i>If viewed as a journey through preliminal, liminal and postliminal states, the features that characterise threshold concepts can now be represented</i> …

At Home in the Liminal World - Issue 30: Identity

When Ruth Behar moved from Cuba to Israel and then to a middle-class neighborhood in Queens, New York, in 1962, she was shunted into the “dumb …

'Taking in All the Pain of What They Witness'

Actor, director and social activist Danny Glover is no stranger to the drug problem: His family of origin was directly affected by it. "All three of my brothers had issues with substance use," he told me in an interview to help launch the Drugs Over Dinner initiative. "One of my brothers had gone …

Researchers Uncover Mechanism Controlling Tourette Syndrome Tics

<b>A mechanism in the brain which controls tics in children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) has been discovered by scientists at The University of</b> …

Nick Van Bloss: 'Tourette's is my fuel. It's the fire within, the burning energy'

Neurologically speaking, Peter Shaffer's Amadeus has a lot to answer for.<p>It was largely thanks to this jeu d'esprit on genius that people started …

behavioral challenges in students with TS, co-ocurring conditions

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Read Hillary Clinton's Super Tuesday Victory Speech

Hillary Clinton looked ahead to the general election in her Super Tuesday victory speech.<p>Speaking in Miami, the former Secretary of State criticized …

Middle-class

Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses

"<b>Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses (Notes Towards an Investigation)</b>" (original French title: "Idéologie et appareils idéologiques d’État …

Amnesty International Report 2015/16 - France

Publication Date<p>24 February 2016<p>Cite as<p>Amnesty International, <i>Amnesty International Report 2015/16 - France</i>, 24 February 2016, available at: …

Amnesty International Report 2015/16 - United States of America

Publication Date<p>24 February 2016<p>Cite as<p>Amnesty International, <i>Amnesty International Report 2015/16 - United States of America</i>, 24 February 2016, …

Amnesty International Report 2015/16 - Asia-Pacific regional overview

Publication Date<p>24 February 2016<p>Cite as<p>Amnesty International, <i>Amnesty International Report 2015/16 - Asia-Pacific regional overview</i>, 24 February 2016, …

1 in 5 HR Managers Admit That Women at Their Companies Get Paid Less Than Men

We all know that the gender wage gap exists, but we like to think that it doesn’t affect us. The human resources departments at our companies …

Patricia Arquette on Her Incendiary Oscars Speech and the Fight for Equal Pay

One year later, the Oscar winner looks back at the historic speech that helped bring gender pay inequality into the national debate.<p>This time last …

Privilege and Prejudice: Social justice in an age of male confusion

If we don’t initiate our young men into the tribe they will come back and burn the village down – or so the famous, slightly paraphrased, African …

Feminism

The Painful, Revelatory, and Necessary Process of Learning to Say No

In my 30s, I'm finally getting comfortable saying that tiny little monosyllabic word.<p>A few months ago, while I was doing a writing residency at a Miami hotel in South Beach, I had the DO NOT DISTURB sign up the entire time. After a grueling period dealing with my novel's release and a massive …

A simple mental shift could make you happier and richer

Yesterday, as I was doing a bit of research into my article about the traits of a typical millionaire, I came across a fascinating article from MarketWatch entitled <i>Social media can keep you from being 'The Millionaire Next Door'</i>.<p>The article features an interview with the daughter of one of the …

New Changes To French Beg The Question: Why Are English Spellings So Weird?

The French have gotten themselves into one of their recurrent linguistic lathers, this one over the changes in their spelling that will be taking effect in the fall. The changes were originally proposed more than 25 years ago. But nothing much came of them until the government recently announced …

Language

India's Right-Wing Hindu Supremacy Rises in Parallel With Donald Trump's Bigotry

Indian democracy is in such grave danger from right-wing religious fundamentalism and nationalism that it is even affecting the United States.<p>The …

India

Heavy Metal Music Can Help Promote Scientific Thinking, Says Canadian Professor

A Canadian psychology professor has claimed that heavy metal can help promote scientific thinking in the classroom.<p>In a recently published article,</b> …

Apple hires developer behind encrypted messaging app Signal

Apple has just made a big — and timely — hire, recruiting a developer behind encrypted messaging app Signal, perhaps best known for being Edward Snowden's chat app of choice. The developer, Frederic Jacobs, confirmed the news on Twitter:<p>Jacobs wrote that he'll be joining Apple for an "internship" …

Privacy

The moment psychopaths realised they were psychopaths

Psychopathy is a popular area of interest in psychology, attracting questions from how to spot a psychopath to how to tell the difference between a …

How to Stick to Your Goals When You've Lost Motivation

Almost two months have gone by already! Time flies, doesn't it? It feels as though last week we were just reflecting on our past year and planning for the year ahead. Most of us start every new year with a set of goals we are determined to achieve. There may be changes we want to make in our lives, …

​How 'The X-Files' Was Accidentally Reborn as Right Wing Propaganda

The X-Files didn't change. We did.<p>From 1993 to 2002, a strange show that played off of well-worn tropes from <i>The Twilight Zone</i>, monster movies, and classic detective serials grew from a cult hit into a mainstream phenomenon. Now, twenty-two years since it first aired, <i>The X-Files</i> has been resurrected …

Overwhelmed? 10 ways to feel less busy

You can’t do it all, so try Oliver Burkeman’s tips to reclaim your time and your sanity<p>Work isn’t working; that much seems clear. If you’re a human being with a job and you don’t feel unpleasantly busy yourself, you almost certainly know several people who do, and who rarely stop mentioning it. The …

Time Management

CIA director points the finger at media in failed fight against terrorism

At a House Intelligence Committee hearing today, CIA Director John Brennan — the guy who recently had his AOL account hacked — used his time at the World Wide Threats hearing to blame media for terrorists being so good at evading law enforcement.<p>The hearing started with testimony — or a complete …

Why an Oscar-win for this documentary could raise questions for the U.S. government

Few Americans are aware that as many as a million civilians were killed in Indonesia from 1965 to 1966. Perhaps fewer still are aware the United States supported the killers, rather than the victims. This year's Academy Awards could change that.<p>"The Look of Silence" is the second documentary …