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  • Settlement reached in ACLU lawsuit against CIA interrogation

    08/17/2017 10:02:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 1 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 17, 2017 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A settlement was announced Thursday in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
  • Teen Sent to Internet Addiction Camp Dies Within 48 Hours

    08/16/2017 10:23:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 15, 2017
    A Chinese couple sent their teenage son to an internet addiction treatment camp—and within days, he was dead. As the BBC reports, “boot camps” for internet and gaming addictions have become popular in China, with some being criticized as using harsh military-style discipline on attendees. Some even beat patients or use electroshock therapy. The 18-year-old who died earlier this month in Fuyang had been sent to a camp that promised “psychological counseling and physical training”; according to the Telegraph, the camp said no corporal punishment would be used. Two days after the teen was dropped off by his mother on...
  • The Importance of Fathers (According to Science)

    08/11/2017 6:13:42 AM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies
    The Art of Manlness ^ | June 19, 2015 | Brett and Kate McKay
    In 1960, only 10% of children were raised without a father in the home.Today, 40% are.There are many reasons behind this sobering statistic. The clichéd case of a man knocking up a woman, and then leaving town never to return certainly still occurs.But sometimes a man’s ex-wife petitions for primary custody of their kids, and sympathetic family courts unjustly grant this request about 80% of the time.And there is an increasing number of women — who for various reasons cannot or do not want to raise their children with a boyfriend or husband — who intentionally choose to become...
  • Vegetarians Are Nearly Twice As Likely To Be Depressed As Meat-Eaters, Study Finds

    08/09/2017 5:23:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | August 9, 2017
    Vegetarians are almost twice as likely to suffer from depression as those who consume a conventional balanced diet, according to a new study. The new Bristol University study of almost 10,000 from southwestern England found that vegetarians were more likely to develop depression due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies that can negatively impact their mental health. The 350 committed vegetarians who participated in the study had a higher average depression score when compared to the meat-eaters, according to the study, which was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The vegetarians’ diet tended to feature lower vitamin B12 consumption, as...
  • Teen suicides now outnumber homicides — and smartphone use could be playing a major role

    08/08/2017 4:38:21 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/7/2017 | Chris Weller
    In 2011, for the first time in more than two decades, suicide began killing more teenagers than homicide. And according to research presented in a recent article in The Atlantic, excerpted from a book written by Jean Twenge, a psychologist at San Diego State University, smartphones and social media may deserve a lot of the blame. "As teens have started spending less time together, they have become less likely to kill one another," Twenge wrote, "and more likely to kill themselves." Over the past decade, psychologists have come to see a picture in which young, developing brains are pitted against...
  • Loneliness Epidemic Growing into Biggest Threat to Public Health

    08/06/2017 12:13:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    psychcentral.com ^ | Janice Wood
    “Being connected to others socially is widely considered a fundamental human need — crucial to both well-being and survival. Extreme examples show infants in custodial care who lack human contact fail to thrive and often die, and indeed, social isolation or solitary confinement has been used as a form of punishment,” said Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Brigham Young University. ... Approximately 42.6 million adults over age 45 in the United States are estimated to be suffering from chronic loneliness, according to AARP’s Loneliness Study. In addition, the most recent U.S. census data shows more than a...
  • Becoming disabled by choice... 'Transabled' people feel like impostors in their fully working bodies

    07/28/2017 10:12:18 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 48 replies
    National post (Canada) ^ | Sarah Boesveld | June 4, 2015
    When he cut off his right arm with a “very sharp power tool,” a man who now calls himself One Hand Jason let everyone believe it was an accident. But he had for months tried different means of cutting and crushing the limb that never quite felt like his own, training himself on first aid so he wouldn’t bleed to death, even practicing on animal parts sourced from a butcher. “My goal was to get the job done with no hope of reconstruction or re-attachment, and I wanted some method that I could actually bring myself to do,” he told...
  • Is Love Racist? The TV show laying our biases bare

    07/26/2017 5:55:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | July 17, 2017 | Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
    An ex-boyfriend once told me that most of his friends didn’t date black women because they didn’t find them attractive. When I got upset, he was confused. After we broke up and I took to Tinder for the first time, my inbox was suddenly brimming with messages from men fetishising me for my race. Telling me they’d never slept with a black woman before, and would I like to give it a go? With one of the most clickbaity TV titles of the year, set to grind the gears of thousands of Brits, Is Love Racist? lands on our screens...
  • How the LGBT Movement Used Fake Science to Push Gay Marriage

    07/25/2017 10:54:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    The Stream ^ | July 24, 2017 | AUSTIN RUSE
    In his book 32 Yolks, Eric Ripert, head chef and owner of Michelin three-starred Le Bernardin in New York City, tells the story of his parents’ divorce when he was 5 years old: I went from being a happy kid to a kind of pint-sized depressive. From the time I was 5 until I went away to cooking school and for many years after, I was rarely truly happy — just different degrees of sad. Ripert says that from the moment his parents split up, when he was with his mother, he missed his father; when he was with...
  • Dr. Jordan Peterson: Your political beliefs are determined in large part by genetics & other ideas

    07/21/2017 6:22:49 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 23 replies
    Essential Truth Youtube Channel ^ | 07/21/2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    An analysis of the personality differences between conservatives and liberals and the philosophy behind Western Civilization and how we can validate that they are true.
  • Peering into the psychology of online trolls

    07/21/2017 2:02:05 AM PDT · by iowamark · 62 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 5, 2017 | Shanika Gunaratna
    What does looking into the hearts and minds of online trolls tell us? That's the question Australian researchers tried to answer in a new study that investigates the psychological profile of trolls — that is, computer users who engage in the disturbing 21st century practice of deliberating provoking, demeaning, and threatening others online. Researchers at Australia's Federation University used an online questionnaire to look closer at a handful of traits — psychopathy, sadism, and empathy — among those who engage in online trolling. The survey included 415 participants, approximately one-third male and two-thirds female, with a median age of 23...
  • Why More Young Men Aren’t Working — Video Game

    07/08/2017 1:04:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | uly 5, 2017 | Maria LaMagna
    Before young American men get back to work, they should switch off the video console. Younger men’s working hours have declined more than those of older men over the last 15 years, according to a working paper by researchers at Princeton University, the University of Chicago and the University of Rochester and distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Cambridge, Mass.-based research group. The researchers analyzed how people spend their time when they are not working. Older men are more likely to be employed than those who are younger. Some 66 percent of men looking for jobs aged...
  • A Lack of Boundaries and Social Justice Warriors, an Analysis

    07/03/2017 4:47:33 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 7 replies
    Writerbeat ^ | 07/03/2017 | Tamara Wilhite
    Are social justice warriors the result of a lack of boundaries, as described in the book "Boundaries with Kids" by Dr. Henry Cloud? Is their victimhood mentality and constant emotional demands due to a lack of boundaries during childhood? You can click here to go to the article.
  • Black girls 'perceived as less innocent by US adults'(video)

    07/01/2017 8:42:34 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st July 2017 | Angélica M Casas
    New research from The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality says black girls as young as five are seen as "less innocent" than young white girls and need less protection. Black Americans in Washington, DC, gave their reaction.
  • A woman who has coached hundreds of millionaires and billionaires shares the secret to their success

    06/26/2017 10:35:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 26, 2017 | Kathleen Elkins
    Executive leadership coach Lolly Daskal has worked with hundreds of millionaires and billionaires. The secret to their success doesn't boil down to one specific habit, routine or personality trait, she tells CNBC: "The secret of the true billionaire is what's going on on the inside." "There's so much literature out there about how to succeed," she continues. "Most of the books talk about 'how': Do this and you will be that. But it doesn't work that way. We have it backwards. What we really need to do is to figure out who we are on the inside. We need to...
  • Michelle Carter, teen in texting suicide case, found guilty of involuntary manslaughter

    06/16/2017 8:47:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    Circa.com ^ | June 16, 2017 | Circa News
    A juvenile court judge announced a guilty verdict in the trial of Massachusetts woman Michelle Carter who was charged with manslaughter for sending her suicidal boyfriend Conrad Roy III a barrage of text messages encouraging him to kill himself. Judge Lawrence Moniz announced his decision Friday in Bristol Juvenile Court.
  • Hot Take: Salon Says GOP Won’t Budge On Gun Control Because Of 'Right-Wing Male Power Fantasies’

    06/20/2017 7:08:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/19/2017 | Matt Vespa
    On the gun control debate, I’ll extend an olive branch. There are times when the left sort of makes sense about guns. For example, I think we can agree that terrorists should not get their hands on firearms, or at least make it hard for them to do so. Where they go off the hinges is when they try to use that argument to expand the grossly unconstitutional no-fly list program and bar Americans, who haven’t been convicted of any crimes, from being able to exercise their Second Amendment rights. How do you get on the list? How can you...
  • The Depth Of Our Apostasy...the West in prophecy to 5

    This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,( 2 Timothy 3:1-6)Paul warned us, and has been...
  • Kristen Stewart: We Must ‘Shatter’ Idea That Playing With Toy Guns Is Cool

    06/08/2017 2:07:18 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/8/2017 | Awr Hawkins
    According to People, Stewart’s attendance was highlighted by Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Gross said Stewart had approached him with an idea about a new way to push gun control and that he was “impressed” by her proposal. He said, “She came to us because she has something she wants to do with this issue. She eagerly shared her idea and without hesitation and is showing up tonight. She is committed to actually doing something, not just lending her name.” While no specifics were given about Stewart’s gun control idea, People reports that it...
  • Stanford Research on Sex Differences Reveals a Leftist Rejection of Science

    06/07/2017 3:54:55 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 10 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 5, 2017 | Tom Ciccotta
    Research on sex-based cognitive differences from Stanford University’s magazine on medicine published this week indirectly highlights the “anti-science” attitude that runs throughout modern progressive thought. ...