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  • Question for Freeper women: Crying men?

    03/23/2017 11:48:04 AM PDT · by MNDude · 135 replies
    I was recently listening to radio host, Glenn Beck, and he proudly announced that he cries really often as if it is a badge of honor. I have noticed there are many men who like being seen crying in public: Bill Clinton, Schumer, Boehner, Anderson Cooper, my former pastor. I have not known many men to cry in public, well my former roommate in college, but we always made fun of him when he cried. I was raised that crying for something other than a death in the family for a man is not the thing to do. Perhaps I...
  • Homo-Homophobia

    03/10/2017 5:38:26 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 3/10/17 | Austin Ruse
    When the Supreme Court imposed phony marriage on the entire country, the LGBTs were left wondering what to do next, how to keep their issue boiling?Some of them, chief among them radio host/activist Michelangelo Signorelli, accurately predicted that the conservative Christian response would be to protect religious freedom, that the Christians would beg to be left alone, not forced to participate in morally objectionable religious services.Other homosexual power centers responded by pushing the transgender thing even though they had never really been interested before. A cursory look at the New York Times demonstrates that there were next to no stories...
  • How to Immunize Yourself from a Totalitarian Mindset

    02/26/2017 4:16:15 PM PST · by tbw2 · 6 replies
    Youtube channel of Matt Corbin ^ | 01/19/2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    Dr. Jordan Peterson discusses how to immunize yourself from a totalitarian mindset like communism.
  • Is My Novel Offensive? How “sensitivity readers” are changing the publishing [tr]

    02/14/2017 6:44:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Slate ^ | February 8, 2017 | Katy Waldman
    When Becky Albertalli published her first young adult novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, with the HarperCollins imprint Balzer and Bray in 2015, she never expected it to be controversial. She’d worked for years as a clinical psychologist specializing in gender nonconforming children and LGBTQ teens and adults.* Yet her book—about a closeted gay kid whose love notes to a classmate fall into the wrong hands—contained a moment that rubbed readers the wrong way: Simon, the sweet but clueless protagonist, muses that girls have an easier time coming out than boys, because their lesbianism strikes others as alluring. At...
  • Gad Saad on Hysteria and “Collective Munchausen” around Donald Trump

    02/10/2017 3:48:57 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 20 replies
    Areo ^ | January 23, 2017 | Malhar Mali
    Gad Saad on Hysteria and “Collective Munchausen” around Donald Trump, Speaking Out as an Academic, and Evolutionary Psychology 101 Interviews, Religion | Politics January 23, 2017 | by Malhar Mali | “As somebody who escaped Lebanon and actually hid under desks to avoid death squads, I don’t take well to these idiots from Wellesley College who say, ‘I’m scared to go and buy my hamburgers now that Trump won,’ because it trivializes what true trauma is.” — Gad Saad Gad Saad (@GadSaad) is an outspoken social critic of the lunacies found in the extremes of both political sides. A controversial...
  • Here Are The ’Smartest’ Dog Breeds, According To A Psychologist

    01/26/2017 11:09:29 AM PST · by blam · 168 replies
    BI ^ | 1-26-2017 | Gus Lubin
    There’s no easy way to rate dog intelligence. As psychologist Stanley Coren wrote back in the 90s, there’s adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e., following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e., innate talent) — not to mention spatial intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and more. Indeed, as animal behaviorist Frans de Waal has argued, humans tend to judge animal intelligence in limited and unfair terms and often bungle the experiment. While labs at Yale, Duke, and around the world are studying this question, for now we do at least have data on one metric: working intelligence. Coren, in...
  • Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

    01/24/2017 2:18:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Antidote Zine ^ | January 22, 2017 | Ed Sutton
    Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method of analyzing people’s behavior down to the minutest detail by looking at their Facebook activity—thus helping Donald Trump to victory. On November 9th, around 8:30 in the morning, Michal Kosinski awoke in his hotel room in Zurich. The 34-year-old had traveled here to give a presentation to the Risk Center at the ETH [Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule or Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich] at a conference on the dangers of Big Data and the so-called digital revolution. Kosinski gives such presentations all over the world. He is a leading expert on psychometrics, a data-driven offshoot...
  • The Genetics of Politics | Liberals vs. Conservatives

    01/22/2017 3:54:20 PM PST · by tbw2 · 4 replies
    The Genetics of Politics | Liberals vs. Conservatives - the differences in the brains of conservatives versus liberals, as compared to K-selected/R-selected behavior Stefan Molyneux Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLlTW2Ie-_Y&t
  • The Resilience of Sibling Relationships

    01/18/2017 3:19:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Good Times Santa Cruz ^ | Maria Grusauskas
    When I was 7, I told my 4-year-old brother that his real sister was taken to “Land Kazoozoo,” and I was her replacement, a witch who could look like anyone she wanted. I can still remember the beat of fear in his big brown eyes, and to this day I’m not sure he’s fully dismissed the possibility that I’m an evil imposter. At 8, I called my older sister a “seed head”—an improvised jab at her shiny dark hair and the shape of her head. At the time, I thought the lame insult had died on contact, and I would...
  • Self-segregation: how a personalized world is dividing Americans

    01/13/2017 11:43:23 AM PST · by Lorianne · 37 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 13 January 2017 | Danah Boyd
    Most people aren’t looking to self-segregate, but the abundance of choice made possible by technology, alongside military privatization, makes it too easy ___ It’s a fact: while Americans have countless tools with which to connect with one another, we are also watching fragmentation, polarization, and de-diversification happen en masse. The American public is self-segregating, tearing at the social fabric of the country. Many in the tech world imagined that the internet would connect people in unprecedented ways, allow for divisions to be bridged and wounds to heal – a Kumbaya dream of sorts. Today, those same dreamers find it quite...
  • Supremes face bombshell: Law censoring Christian counselors

    01/13/2017 11:20:16 AM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been handed a bombshell: An appeal of a lower-court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking with teens about the biblical standard for sexuality. The case challenges laws that force licensed counselors to affirm homosexuality, prohibiting them from helping clients overcome same-sex attractions. Such laws have been adopted in New Jersey, where a biased judge used it to shut down a Christian ministry, and in California and other states. The case already was presented to the Supreme Court several years ago, but it did not get a ruling. Now a new appeal has been submitted...
  • Right-Wing People are Better Looking than Those on the Left, Study Claims

    01/11/2017 11:49:32 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 58 replies
    Research has found that being attractive influences many things in a person's life -- their salary, their popularity and grades in school, even the prison sentences they receive. So why not their politics? A recently published study in the Journal of Public Economics concludes that the attractiveness of a candidate does correlate with their politics. They find that politicians on the right are more good looking in Europe, the United States and Australia. The research also suggests that voters correctly see candidates who are more good looking as more likely to be conservative.
  • Any woman who claims her son's better off without a dad needs her head examined

    01/09/2017 4:52:10 AM PST · by servo1969 · 77 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1-5-2017 | KAREN GLASER
    Full Title: Any woman who claims her son's better off without a dad needs her head examined: As actress January Jones says she is GLAD her little boy doesn't have a father, a guilt-ridden single mother blasts her comments Chatting to my teenage daughter over a family dinner the other evening, I paused to reprimand my nine-year-old son for slurping his spaghetti and making a terrible mess in the process. 'You can't tell me off,' he spat back. 'I'm the man of the house.' Of course I was cross with Charlie for being so impudent, and told him so in...
  • Dangerous words: 'Be a man'

    01/07/2017 7:33:49 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/7/2017 | Patrice Lewis
    As we watch the rise of the Snowflake Generation with a mixture of bemusement and horror – you know, the young people unable to use a can opener but who are certain they’re qualified to dictate business and social policy, the generation who can work a smartphone like a brain surgeon but can’t figure out what gender they are – it should come as no surprise that manhood and masculinity have come under fire. If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be a man, look no further than the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There you’ll find the answer: Real men...
  • Millennials are entitled, narcissistic and lazy - but it's not their fault: Expert claims

    01/06/2017 8:32:23 AM PST · by traumer · 35 replies
    Leadership consultant Simon Sinek has been told that millennials – people born after 1982 – are 'entitled, narcissistic, self-interested, unfocused and lazy' - but he believes it is not their fault. The author's response to the 'millennial question' on Inside Quest 'broke the internet' after he revealed why many young people may display the undesirable qualities listed by their bosses. He explained millennials grew up in an environment where 'every child wins a prize' only to find the 'real world' after school is much different. Where they were told they were special all the time, they were told they could...
  • The next stop on the trans-train: Making yourself disabled

    01/04/2017 5:40:50 PM PST · by 198ml · 20 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/4/16 | Nate Madden
    A man calling himself “One Hand Jason” cut his right arm off because he felt like he was really disabled. His hand was more or less a “birth defect,” according to body modification website ModBlog. Jason trained in first aid for months and eventually severed his arm with a power tool. He also allowed people to think it was an accident for years. If you think this is wrong in any way, you’re a bigot — at least if you follow trans-logic to its natural conclusions.
  • Husband has gone 20 YEARS without speaking to his wife since she upset him

    12/31/2016 5:07:55 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 31 Dec, 2016 | PADDY DINHAM
    Although most couples have experienced a long and awkward period of silence after a row it is unlikely to compare to a husband and wife who have not spoken for two decades - but continue to live with each other. Otou Katayama, from Nara, southern Japan, continues to live with his three children and wife, Yumi, who perseveres in making conversation with him but has only ever received a nod or a grunt in response for 20 years. The Japanese couple's silence was revealed by their 18-year-old son Yoshiki, who wrote into a TV show asking them to fix the...
  • Growing number of kids in Denmark change their gender

    12/28/2016 11:04:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 28 December 2016 10:38 CET+01:00
    More than twice as many minors as expected have expressed a desire to change their gender this year. Since January, the Sexology Clinic in Copenhagen has offered hormone treatment to minors who feel like they were born in the wrong body. […] In Denmark, children as young as 12 can receive hormone suppressors, also known as puberty blockers, to stunt the growth of sexual organs and suppress developments like facial hair for boys and menstruation for girls. The effects of the blockers are reversible. Once minors reach the age of 16, they can receive full hormone treatment that is largely...
  • How Trump used the incredible power of rejection to win the White House

    12/19/2016 3:47:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2016 | Jia Jiang
    I am not a Trump supporter, to say the least. And I don’t agree with most of his policies and rhetoric. That being said, as an entrepreneur and researcher on the subject of fear and rejection, I see all people through the lens of their relationship with rejection. As a result, I found Trump's candidacy fascinating. In my newly published TED talk on rejection, I discussed this phenomenon: that the people who changed the world, against overwhelming odds, were not the people who avoided rejection, but those who embraced it and used it as their power. Unfortunately, the power of...
  • Now There Are Calls for Consent Before Kids Receive Hugs and Kisses from Grandma

    12/19/2016 7:36:58 AM PST · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 15, 2016 | Walter Hudson
    Kids own their bodies, and must give consent before hugs and kisses from Grandma. That's an argument from Scary Mommy: Teaching children about consent is crucial, so why do some parents still insist their kids hug and kiss relatives even if they don’t want to? As consent and bodily autonomy become a bigger conversation, there are those speaking out about how we need to give children agency over their own bodies — even if it means turning down hugs from grandma and grandpa. The piece shares this meme found on social media: Katia Hetter taught her daughter an important lesson...
  • When Green Beret Is Sentenced to Night in Jail, Security Camera Catches Judge Going Into Cell

    12/18/2016 6:09:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Liftable ^ | Cathy Cornelison
    A North Carolina judge sentenced a Green Beret veteran to spend a night in jail. But when he remembered his own story and all he had gone through, he couldn't just let him spend the night alone. Judge Lou Olivera, a Gulf War veteran, is a district court judge over the Veterans Treatment Court in Cumberland County, North Carolina. He had to sentence Green Beret Joe Serna to one night in jail for a probation violation. Serna, a recipient of three Purple Hearts, is retired from the military and is having a hard time adjusting back to life after experiencing...
  • Gender-fluid times require education, acceptance

    12/17/2016 7:38:43 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 72 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 12/17/16 | Tammerlin Drummond
    Kris Gambardella didn’t know Feral Pines, one of the 36 people who died in the Dec. 2 Ghost Ship fire in Oakland. But when Pines, a 29-year-old transgender woman, was identified in official accounts by the male name she had been given at birth, Gambardella, who is a trans man, took it personally.
  • Three-year-olds can be identified as criminals of the future

    12/13/2016 5:47:05 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 61 replies
    The Times UK ^ | 13 Dec 16 | Tom Whipple
    People who will commit most crime can be predicted by looking at deprivation and brain health in childrenA fifth of the population is responsible for four fifths of crime, two fifths of obesity, three quarters of fatherless families and for claiming two thirds of benefits. What’s more, scientists say, you can identify this troublesome group at the age of three. A 45-minute test rating children on IQ and self-control, combined with information about deprivation and maltreatment, allowed researchers to predict “with considerable accuracy” which would go on to be the greatest burden on the state. The 38-year study may be...
  • Where Do SJWs Come From?

    12/07/2016 7:27:57 PM PST · by tbw2 · 23 replies
    Rebel Media ^ | 10/27/2016 | Rebel Media
    Dr. Jordan Peterson discusses the unique psychological profile of liberal authoritarians versus classic liberals.
  • Where Do SJWs Come From?

    12/04/2016 8:24:47 AM PST · by tbw2 · 59 replies
    Rebel Media ^ | 10/27/2016 | Rebel Media
    Where Do SJWs Come From?
  • Dennis Prager: Feminism Makes Weak Women

    11/22/2016 12:02:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 22, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    Feminism claims to stand for two things above all: women's equality and enabling women to be strong. Regarding the first aim, no decent man or woman opposes the concept of equality of the sexes. But people who do not call themselves feminists have a problem with the feminist notion of equality: Most feminists have conflated equality and sameness. And that's a huge mistake; the sexes are equal, but they are different. A second major problem regarding the feminist claim of aspiring to women's equality is that feminists frequently provide false evidence to prove that women are not treated as equals.
  • Masculine white men more likely to be mentally ill, says new 'study'

    11/22/2016 2:02:53 AM PST · by detective · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2016 | Ed Straker
    What would we do without psychological studies about sex and gender?  We've had studies that most women are "part lesbian" and a lack of access to sports bras deters girls from playing sports.  We've had a study showing that women are more likely to become lesbian if they don't have ready access to men and a landmark study showing that female chimpanzees are more likely to be domineering feminists. And now we have a new study concluding that white, masculine men are more likely to be mentally ill
  • How to Stay Sane While Black

    11/21/2016 9:06:21 AM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/20/2016 | Morgan Parker
    I wish I could point to the moment when I first understood I was a thing to be hated. The first “I’m just not attracted to black girls.” The first “Do you work here?” When I was 15, I was told I have major anxiety disorder and moderate-to-severe depressive disorder. “Black people don’t go to therapy,” my dad said. ..
  • Gays Can Be Reformed, Just Like Arsonists, Trump’s New Domestic Policy Adviser Has Said

    11/19/2016 11:20:21 AM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 19, 2016 | Amy Ellis Nutt
    Gays Can Be Reformed, Just Like Arsonists, Trump’s New Domestic Policy Adviser Has Said By Amy Ellis Nutt November 19 Ken Blackwell, tapped last week by President-elect Donald Trump to head domestic policy during the businessman's transition to the White House, has made anti-LGBT statements for years. Among them: Homosexuality is a sin, and gay people, just like petty thieves and fire-setters, can be rehabilitated. The Ohio politician has long endorsed a controversial mental health practice known as conversion therapy or reparative therapy. The goal is to cure a person of his or her homosexuality, and in the case of...
  • Cursing linked to higher intelligence

    11/18/2016 9:06:53 AM PST · by ExSoldier · 92 replies
    CBS Local Los Angeles ^ | 11/17/2016 | Jennifer Kastner
    Benjamin Bergen is the author of the book: “What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves.” “It turns out that there are amazing things you can find out about how the mind works, how the brain works, people’s human sociality just by looking at profanity,” he explained. The professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego said cursing could be linked to higher intelligence. “It turns out that on average, the ones who swear the most also have the biggest vocabulary overall,” Bergen added.
  • Memo to millennials, that awful feeling you've got is called losing. It happens...

    11/17/2016 7:30:06 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/16/2016 | PIERS MORGAN
    Cheer up, American millennials! I mean, seriously, CHEER THE **** UP! Oh, I know you’ve had a rough week ever since Donald Trump won the election. But it’s time to get a grip. STOP crying. STOP taking personal days off work to ‘process’ what happened. STOP huddling with your equally distraught buddies in Starbucks over your Venti Iced White Chocolate Mocha. STOP howling away on social media about how unfair life is and how it’s the end of the planet as we know it. STOP updating the exact number Hillary won the popular vote by, because it doesn’t bloody matter....
  • Liberals Say Stop Congratulating Engaged Couples

    11/15/2016 8:09:40 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 15th, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A fashionable liberal cultural dictum states that congratulating a newly engaged couple should be avoided, because it draws attention to the failure of others to snag a spouse.
  • The Cognitive Dissonance Cluster Bomb

    11/13/2016 10:12:54 AM PST · by tbw2 · 24 replies
    Scott Adams blog ^ | 11/12/2016 | Scott Adams
    Scott Adams predicted Trump's win back when he was one of more than a dozen Republican contenders. Scott Adams explains how liberals sat in a thought bubble and their classic case of cognitive dissonance now on display today.
  • The Trump Effect: Psychologists warn that children are watching(disturbed, get bullied at school)

    11/12/2016 9:01:50 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 54 replies
    s Americans adjust to the reality of Donald Trump’s election victory, their reactions and behavior are being closely watched and studied — by the children in their lives. Long before Election Day, experts speculated about the long-term ramifications that the tumultuous and unusually nasty campaign would have on children and adolescents............. .......... A survey conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that this election cycle has resulted in what it calls the Trump Effect in U.S. schools: a widespread normalization of bullying and intimidation based on race and religion, among other factors.
  • Colleges Cancel Classes for Students Traumatized by Trump's Victory

    11/11/2016 7:23:54 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 31 replies
    Reason ^ | 11/10/16 | Robby Soave
    o it begins: American college campuses are currently experiencing a collective freak-out over the impending Trump presidency. Professors and administrators have cancelled exams and sent messages of support to students feeling traumatized by the election results. A University of Michigan psychology professor delayed an exam until next week and wished students good fortune during this "tumultuous time." Some Columbia University professors postponed midterms as well. A University of Connecticut professor excused students from attending class. And at Yale University, one professor decided to make an upcoming exam optional.
  • The body language of the candidates for TODAY

    11/07/2016 9:32:28 AM PST · by TMA62 · 83 replies
    11/7/16 | TMA
    I will not be able to do this today since I am at work. But if any of you can report on the candidates at their rallies today that would be interesting. Trump, Pence, Hillary, Kaine, Obama, Bill, Chelsea, etc. Look at the body language of the candidates and staff today. I think right about now, the campaigns know the likely results on who the winner will be. You should be able to see confidence and dejection about now. Please report on what you are seeing.
  • Chelsea Manning attempts suicide for the second time

    11/04/2016 6:36:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 4, 2016
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chelsea Manning attempted suicide for the second time in recent months while the transgender soldier remains imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information, two of her attorneys said Friday. Attorneys Vincent Ward and Chase Strangio declined to divulge details of Manning’s suicide attempt last month at a military prison at Kansas’ Fort Leavenworth. Wayne Hall, an Army spokesman, said medical privacy laws barred him from discussing the matter.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Weiner has checked into a SEX ADDICTION treatment center after his sexting rela

    11/02/2016 10:38:12 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 83 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/2/16 | By Ben Ashford and Martin Gould
    full title....EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Weiner has checked into a SEX ADDICTION treatment center after his sexting relationship with a 15-year-old girl triggered FBI investigation of him, wife Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton...................................Anthony Weiner, the husband of Hillary Clinton's closest aide Huma Abedin, has checked into a rehab facility for treatment of sex addition. Out-of-control Weiner, who has been sending sexually-charged messages and obscene pictures to women and at least one teenage girl for years, is now in a treatment facility, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively. Friday's dramatic disclosure by the FBI that it had discovered new emails relevant to their investigation into...
  • Yes, Highlights [for Children] Is Going Gay

    11/02/2016 8:26:38 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 50 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | November 1, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    That was the kid's magazine that was (Fuzzy Geerdes/Shutterstock) You may recall the recent post here revealing that Highlights For Children, the venerable magazine, had come under fire from SJWs for its policy of not featuring families headed by gay couples in the magazine, out of a willingness to allow parents of the magazine’s young subscribers the opportunity to talk to their children about homosexuality as they considered appropriate. Well, the SJWs got their scalp. A reader forwarded me the correspondence between herself and the magazine around the issue. She kept writing, trying to get a straightforward answer about whether...
  • Forced Transgender Boy Quickly Returns To Normal After Removal From Mother’s Care

    10/22/2016 3:00:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/22/2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A seven-year-old boy has been removed from his mother’s care by the high court, after he was found to be suffering “significant emotional harm” due to his mother raising him as a girl. The judge in the case slammed social services who had simply accepted that the boy should be treated as a girl. The High Court judge hearing the case, Mr Justice Hayden, told the court that he believed the mother had been “absolutely convinced” that the boy “perceived himself as a girl” and was therefore determined to treat him as a girl, according to reports. However, the boy,...
  • Help me to respond to this disgusting post on Facebook

    10/12/2016 12:55:54 PM PDT · by grayboots · 94 replies
    vanity | myself
    This article was posted by one of my Facebook friends (soon to be unfriended) and it infuriated me. I want to respond but I am not very eloquent with words. Any help would be appreciated. A neuroscientist explains what may be wrong with Trump supporters’ brains by Bobby Azarian, Raw Story There’s no doubt that Donald Trump has said many things that would have been political suicide for any other Republican candidate. And almost every time he made one of these shocking statements, political analysts on both the left and the right predicted that he’d lose supporters because of it....
  • Longing for the Male Gaze

    09/21/2016 10:25:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 98 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Bartlett
    When I was in my early 30s, I practiced yoga at a studio in my neighborhood in Brooklyn. On most days, I walked there with two good friends — one who was in her 20s and one about my age — but occasionally we each got to class on our own. There was construction site across the street as part of the growing onslaught of gentrification in the neighborhood. My friends would often complain about being harassed and catcalled by the construction workers — even more so when they wore their yoga clothes. I passed the site day after day...
  • Colleges turn to coloring books to de-stress students

    09/21/2016 6:03:30 AM PDT · by detective · 59 replies
    The Fix ^ | September 21, 2016
    In the age of safe spaces and trigger warnings comes another new trend to the college repertoire: coloring books. This fall, campuses nationwide are offering coloring books to students to help them de-stress. At American University on Monday, its counseling center provided coloring sheets in honor of Healthy Campus Week, noting on its Facebook page that adult coloring books “can help with a number of emotional and mental health issues.” Conditions cited include obsessive-compulsive, eating, anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as anger management and substance abuse issues. “The time and focus that adult coloring takes helps the individual remove...
  • Jane Goodall: Trump debates like a chimp in a dominance ritual

    09/17/2016 10:12:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 100 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 17, 2016 | Joseph Lawler
    Donald Trump's debates the way chimpanzees try to dominate rivals, according to remarks from the world's most famous expert on chimpanzees. "In many ways the performances of Donald Trump remind me of male chimpanzees and their dominance rituals,"Jane Goodall, the world-famous primatologist and anthropologist, told the Atlantic's James Fallows for a piece posted Saturday.
  • How to tell if your co-worker is a psychopath

    09/14/2016 9:54:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    news.com.au ^ | Sep. 13, 2016 | Emma Reynolds
    We’ve all had that co-worker at some point: superficially charming, supremely self-confident, but they’ll walk over anyone to get ahead and not feel a second’s remorse. Perhaps, after you were burned yet again, you half-joked that they must have a personality disorder. Today, experts believe it’s very possible that your colleague is a psychopath. Groundbreaking research presented at the Australian Psychology Society Congress in Melbourne this week reveals that one in five corporate workers may have the disorder — as many as in the prison population.
  • The Kids Are Not Alright: A Lesbian’s Daughter Speaks Out

    09/11/2016 7:46:16 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    Dear LGBT Community, I am not your daughter. I never carried a flag in one of your gay pride parades. I have never written a letter on your behalf to a congressman or anyone else, and I have never felt the need to make people accept the fact I am the daughter of a lesbian. Perhaps it’s because she never felt the need to force people to accept her for being one. No, I would never align myself to a community as intolerant and self-absorbed as the LGBT community, a community that demands tolerance with fervor and passion, yet does...
  • Donkeys on the way to being therapy animals aren't horsing around (central PA)

    09/09/2016 5:13:50 AM PDT · by jiggyboy · 14 replies
    The Daily Item / The Danville News ^ | September 9, 2016 | Karen Blackledge
    Juan, a miniature donkey, has passed his first test to make visits as a therapy animal. He underwent testing Friday in the Columbia County Extension Office. Young’s Funny Farm animals were also recertified during testing by Julie Cope of Leighow Veterinary Hospital of Danville. Three-year-old Juan was turned over to Funny Farm owners Neil and Vonnie Young last October. Also passing their tests again were Honeybun, 27; Ruby, 11; and Surprise, 5. Young’s farm, near Berwick, is the only farm in the United States using adopted wild donkeys from the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse snd Burro Adoption Program....
  • Why Spanking Does Not Work | Elizabeth Gershoff and Stefan Molyneux

    09/03/2016 8:24:21 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 184 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on You Tube on September 3, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    New studies have failed to find even a single positive benefit to spanking children and a near endless amount of horrible effects. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss her latest study, refuting the common pro-spanking arguments, why social justice warriors have nothing to do with less aggressive parenting, associating love with physical abuse and ending the escalating cycle of violence in relationships. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff is a developmental psychologist, in addition to being a Faculty Research Associate and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at University of Texas at Austin. She recently published a revolutionary new...
  • Your Favorite Color Could Prove You’re an Insecure Loser

    08/31/2016 10:53:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 31, 2016 | Molly Shea
    Personality quizzes aren’t just games to play on road trips — they were once one of the most valuable tools psychologists used when digging into a patient’s psyche. “Psychobook” (Princeton Architectural Press, out Tuesday) takes a look at the history of these psychological tests, from inkblots — which gained popularity in the 1950s — to the Digital Dependency Index. These tests are alluring, inane and haunting all at once — and that, says British art critic Mel Gooding, who contributed commentary to the book, is the beauty of them.
  • Gender dysphoria - once rare, now 'trendy'

    08/30/2016 3:25:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | Aug. 30, 2016 | Bob Kellogg
    A child psychiatrist is shedding light on the issue of transgenderism after a Texas mother asked a school to adopt a transgender bathroom policy to accommodate her kindergartener. EAGNews reports the Pearland Independent School District is refusing to comply with a mother's request this month to change its policy even though she says her transgender child is so distraught he prays to be taken to heaven. Psychiatrist Dr. Allan Josephson of the University of Louisville's Bingham Clinic says a child that age cannot grasp the concept of transgenderism. "To be this troubled to ask to be taken away or go...