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LGBT people are prone to mental illness. It’s a truth we shouldn’t shy away from

We should be defiant in our acceptance of mental health problems in the same way that we would about our sexuality or gender identity<p>I almost didn’t write this. It wasn’t from not wanting to. I cradled my head in my hands, desperate to contribute to the reams of social media positivity I had seen …

NHS cyber-attack: hospital computer systems held to ransom across England

Cybersecurity centre says teams ‘working round the clock’ to fix systems rendered inaccessible by international ransomware attack<p>What is ‘WannaCry’ and why is it attacking the NHS? Have you been affected by the cyber-attack?<p>The NHS is working to bring its systems back online after it became the …

How Princeton Students Responded to an Anti-Gay Speaker on Campus

After the school’s Anscombe Society invited an anti-gay speaker to campus, debate among students raged on listservs.<p>On a Saturday night, Micah Herskind, a gay sophomore at Princeton, opened his email to see a peculiar message: an advertisement for an event titled, “Marriage: What it is, What it …

Ellen DeGeneres: President Trump Not Welcome on My Show

“He’s against everything that I stand for,” the talk show host told Matt Lauer.<p>When the <i>Today</i> show’s Matt Lauer asked Ellen DeGeneres in a new …

3 Reasons People Blame You (Even When You're the Victim)

You might be the one who got hurt, but psychology is going to drive people to blame you rather than the one really at fault.<p>Much of the time, work teams achieve phenomenal success, thriving off each other's energy and ideas. But they don't have the phrase "office drama" for nothing, either. And …

Self-help

Best Zara Items Under $30

While most fast fashion retailers are closing stores and re-assessing their business models, Zara continues to thrive as the go-to store for affordable finds. Even celebrities like Selena Gomez and Dakota Fanning wear the brand regularly.<p>With the brand's new super-size retail store, and a secret …

Why Americans Smile So Much

How immigration and cultural values affect what people do with their faces<p>On Reddit forums that ask “What’s a dead giveaway that someone is American?” one trait comes up over and over again: big, toothy grins.<p>Here’s how one Reddit user in Finland put it:<p>When a stranger on the street smiles at …

Walmart

Why do some of us find it easier to forgive? Neuroscience sheds light

Whether we condemn the villain in a movie or feel that somebody has wronged us personally, many of us make moral judgments on a daily basis. From a …

Psychology

How Alaska fixed Obamacare

Last year, Alaska’s Obamacare marketplaces seemed on the verge of implosion. Premiums for individual health insurance plans were set to rise 42 percent. State officials worried that they were on the verge of a “death spiral,” where only the sickest people buy coverage and cause rates to skyrocket …

The trick to persuading people you’re right, according to experimental psychology

It’s an old trope that humans don’t like change—especially when it comes to their opinions. Ancient Greek philosophers complained about the masses refusing to heed their advice. Scholars spearheading the scientific revolution in the 17th century bemoaned their predecessors’ stubbornness. And today, …

Critical Thinking

Help stop the torture of gay men in Chechnya

The events of the last two weeks in the most controversial and oppressive region of Russia have left many activists and journalists in shock. According to various reports, including Human Rights Watch, hundreds of Chechen gay men have been captured, tortured and some even murdered for being …

LGBTQ

Rudy’s Barbershop Provides Shower Products to LGBTQ Community

Here's how you can get involved.<p>Seattle-based barbershop Rudy’s has an Instagram feed filled with colorful hair, throwback vibes, and cool products. But, what the brand is particularly known for — which you might not know from a quick scroll — is their longtime involvement in the LGBTQ community. …

This Health Teacher Uses His Own Jaw-Dropping Transformation to Inspire Students

Here’s how 30-year-old Robert Browne bounced back from a devastating injury<p>High school football coach and health teacher Robert Browne always presents the same PowerPoint presentation when he gets a new batch of freshmen. In the beginning of his health class, he asks his students: “What do you want …

Photography Pulitzers Recognize Aftermath of Violence Here and Abroad

Daniel Berehulak was awarded the Pulitzer Prize – his second – for breaking news photography for his coverage in the New York Times of the brutal antidrug campaign by President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines. E. Jason Wambsgans of the Chicago Tribune received the Pulitzer Prize for feature …

6 Alternatives to Curls to Get Your Arms Nice for Beach Season

We know you love doing them. But our experts have other ideas to score those arms you're chasing.<p>Ah, biceps curls. In all likelihood, <i>this</i> is the exercise that first prompted you to set foot in a dimly-lit, musky weight room all those years ago. Sure, since then, you've learned that the biceps is …

Why it’s so hard to prosecute a hate crime

A stabbing at the University of Maryland has invoked new questions about hate crime laws and what they do.<p>The details certainly make it sound like a hate crime: A white man, who’s a member of a Facebook group called “Alt-Reich: Nation” (a combination of the white nationalist “alt right” and a …

Donald Trump, Jews and the myth of race: How Jews gradually became “white,” and how that changed America

Until the 1940s, Jews in America were considered a separate race. Their journey to whiteness has important lessons<p>Earlier this year, President Trump denounced the desecration of Jewish cemeteries. But he has said almost nothing about the murder of a black New Yorker last month by a racist military …

White House on edge as 100-day judgment nears

'We’ve got essentially 2 1/2 weeks to turn everything around,' says one Trump staffer.<p>President Donald Trump has far more than three years left in his first term. But inside his pressure cooker of a White House, aides and advisers are sweating the next three weeks.<p>The symbolic 100-day mark by which …

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Neil Gorsuch being sworn in as 113th Supreme Court justice

WASHINGTON — It's Justice Gorsuch now.<p>Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as the 113th justice in the history of the Supreme Court on Monday — but more importantly, as the ninth justice who will bring the court back to full strength after 14 months in the wilderness.<p>Chief Justice John Roberts performed the …

How Loneliness Begets Loneliness

Social isolation kills, and in the process it makes it harder to reach out to others. A psychologist explains how to break the cycle.<p>“I’m clearly a textbook case of the silent majority of middle-aged men who won’t admit they’re starved for friendship, even if all signs point to the contrary,” wrote …

Psychology

A federal court just made a very big decision for gay rights. Seriously, it’s huge.

It’s the first federal appeals court decision to rule that anti-gay discrimination is banned under existing federal law.<p>A federal court just unleashed a massive decision in favor of gay rights.<p>In an 8-3 ruling, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday concluded that federal civil …

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Emotional Intelligence Has a Scary Dark Side, Says Science

Research suggests that being too in tune to others' emotions can elevate stress levels.<p>Back in 1995, Daniel Goleman published the bestselling book, <i>Emotional Intelligence</i>. It was based on a concept introduced roughly three decades earlier by Michael Beldoch: Emotionally intelligent individuals have …

Psychology

This Is How You Get in Shape for Swim Trunk Season

Focus on these 3 workouts above all else.<p>Summer is almost here, which means there are only a few short months until it's time for swim gear. If your body doesn't look the way you want it to, this also means it's time to get back into the gym and crush some fat-burning and muscle-building workouts. …

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Tip: How to Build Pecs With a Foam Roller

Yes, really. This training method will also improve your lifting mechanics. Take a look.<p>Do the Foam Roller Chest Press<p>Using a foam roller can teach …

Exercise

The greatest high-intensity sugar-burning workout to cut body fat

Imagine you’re out for a walk in the woods. During this leisurely stroll, your muscles are using a type of muscle fiber called slow-twitch fiber. …

20 Mind-Blowing Oral Sex Tips For Him and Her - Guaranteed To Give You Epic Orgasms

Forget that course on tax accounting - delivering mind-blowing oral sex is the one skill that everyone needs. If you’re a wizard down there,...

Accounting

How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality

Ariel Leve offers strategies to stay resilient in the face of psychological abuse that distorts the truth – much like what’s coming from Trump’s administration<p>Right now, many Americans listening to their president are experiencing what I experienced frequently a child. Nothing means anything, and …

Six Stretches to Help Your Stiff Back Feel and Move Better

The reasons for feeling discomfort along your back are pretty complex, but too much sitting or staying in one position for too long can be among the …

Yoga