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Study: Social Anxiety is Associated with Being an Empath

Those of you who are familiar with social anxiety will understand how hard social interactions may be for people suffering from this disorder. Simple …

Explainer: what is social anxiety disorder?

Most of us would admit to feeling shy from time to time, or anxious about public speaking: the larger the crowd the greater the terror. It’s also not …

Childhood Guilt, Adult Depression?

New research shows differences in the brains of kids who show excessive guilty behavior, which may put them at risk for a host of mood disorders later in life.<p>Nicholas Thomas remembers a coat rack. "We were at a family gathering," Thomas said. "I think it was Christmas or something, and we were …

America’s Affluent Teen Crisis

How much would you pay for your teen to be able to thrive emotionally? Ten thousand dollars? Your entire IRA? Turns out all the money in the world …

RIP, the middle class: 1946-2013

The 1 percent hollowed out the middle class and our industrial base. And Washington just let it happen<p>I know I’m dating myself by writing this, but I remember the middle class.<p>I grew up in an automaking town in the 1970s, when it was still possible for a high school graduate -- or even a high …

Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists

Poor people spend so much mental energy on the immediate problems of paying bills and cutting costs that they are left with less capacity to deal with other complex but important tasks, including education, training or managing their time, suggests research published on Thursday.<p>The cognitive …

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

Chomsky: The U.S. behaves nothing like a democracy

The MIT professor lays out how the majority of U.S. policies are opposed to what wide swaths of the public want<p>I'd like to comment on topics that I think should regularly be on the front pages but are not -- and in many crucial cases are scarcely mentioned at all or are presented in ways that seem …

Anxiety may start in the womb - Futurity

CARDIFF U. (UK) — Babies deprived of certain hormones in the womb could be at …

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6 of the nuttiest right-wing statements from this week alone

With Congress in recess, offensiveness flourishes<p>The right-wing crazies may have truly outdone themselves this week. With Congress taking its summer break, Tea Partyers and other kooks were suddenly uncorked (that word will come up again in another context, so look for it), taking to the airwaves, …

Device Nags You to Sit Up Straight

“Sit up straight. Put your shoulders back. Don’t slouch.” Chances are good that you’ve heard nags like these from your mother more than a few times …

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This One Tweet Reveals What's Wrong With American Business Culture And The Economy

A sharp drop in government spending this year is, in fact, temporarily hurting economic growth, but that's not the real problem.<p>The real problem is that American corporations, which are richer and more profitable than they have ever been in history, have become so obsessed with "maximizing …

Profits At High, Wages At Low

Five years after the start of the financial crisis, the U.S. economy is still struggling.<p>Unemployment is above 7%.<p>Growth is weak.<p>Most consumers are strapped.<p>Meanwhile, the stock market is hitting record highs, and corporations are printing money.<p>If you're wondering what's going on here--why these …

Conservatives don’t really want euro-style abortion laws

The right is pushing for restrictions, but it’s not ready to provide the healthcare support that comes with them<p>Earlier this month, Texas lawmakers witnessed and participated in passionate debates about one of the nation's most sweeping pieces of anti-choice legislation. That legislation, known as …

Your Income Mobility Depends A Lot On Your Location: Study

The secret to getting ahead in life is apparently the same as the secret to real estate: location.<p>A new paper by economists at Harvard and Berkeley finds big differences in income mobility in different parts of the U.S., with most of the Southeast offering fewer opportunities to climb the income …

The Dark Side Of The Love Hormone Oxytocin

New research shows oxytocin isn't the anti-anxiety drug we thought it was.<p>Oxytocin, the feel-good bonding hormone released by physical contact with another person, orgasm and childbirth (potentially encouraging monogamy), might have a darker side. The love drug also plays an important role in …

If Marijuana Is Legalized, Who Will Start Using More of It?

Considerations for the debate about age and pot.<p>Ethan Nadelmann, the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, doesn't think kids and teens are going to start using marijuana more frequently if the drug is fully legalized across the country. The reason is simple: They can already …

The Horrible Psychology of Solitary Confinement

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 07.10.13.<p>Time of Publication: 4:10 pm. 4:10 pm<p>In the largest prison protest in …

Hillary Clinton: Why Women Must 'Dare To Compete' In Politics

Are female politicians doing enough to encourage other women to run for office?<p>In a conversation with a Toronto audience last week, Hillary Clinton ignited further speculation around a potential 2016 presidential run. “Hypothetically speaking, I really do hope that we have a woman president in my …

Mitt Romney's Economic Advisor Accidentally Makes The Case For Higher Taxes On The Rich

Like Jonathan Chait, I'm not impressed by Mankiw's paper. In particular, Mankiw totally brushes past the strongest argument for income redistribution—wealthy people have a lower marginal utility of money than poorer people, meaning they get less happiness out of an added dollar of consumption.<p>But …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

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PRISM Is Just Part Of A Much Larger, Scarier Government Surveillance Program

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the months and early years after 9/11, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information on customers.<p>Around the world, government spies and eavesdroppers were tracking the email and Internet addresses used …

Untouched For The Last Billion Years, Water In Canadian Mine Holds Ingredients For Life

Scientists may have discovered the oldest free-flowing source of isolated water ever known.<p>Scientists digging around roughly one-and-a-half miles below the Earth's surface in an Ontario mine may have just discovered the oldest free-flowing source of isolated, untouched water ever known. Though they …