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Trayvon Martin: Post-Racial Dreams and Racial Realities in America

By George Davis on April 24, 2012 in Modern Melting Pot
Would a white high school student walking in a gated community on a Sunday evening have looked like “he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something,” even though he wasn’t?

Mom Is Alright: Redefining The Modern-Day-Mom

My son was nearly two years old and had yet to utter a word. It was driving me nuts. He was my first child. Like many new moms, I felt a special pressure for him to succeed. That's our burden as mothers. For decades, women have been told that when it comes to our children's achievements—or shortcomings—we hold all the cards.

Meet Kate Fridkis, Who Skipped K-12 and Is Neither Weird nor

By Peter Gray on April 24, 2012 in Freedom to Learn
Kate Fridkis, who didn't go to elementary or secondary school, is now 26 years old, is happily married, lives in New York City, has a master’s degree in religion from Columbia University, is a part-time chazzan (cantor) at a synagogue (a job she’s held since age 15), and is a full-time writer. I'm delighted that she agreed to this interview.

Fifty Shades of Sexual Innocence

By Stephen Snyder M.D. on April 24, 2012 in SexualityToday
What's it all about, this kinky stuff that captivated Pamela's 18th Century readers? And that still captivates today in romances like Fifty Shades of Grey? There are 2 principal lines of thought . . .

For Healthy Green Tea, Brew Your Own

By Conner Middelmann-Whitney on April 24, 2012 in Nourish
Never shy about jumping on a health bandwagon, industrial beverage manufacturers have been cashing in on the benefits of green tea. (Ginseng and honey anyone? Nectarine white tea? Or, for the cancer-conscious, some green tea with pomegranate extract?)

Would You Rather be Awake or Asleep?

By Donna Barstow on April 24, 2012 in Ink Blots Cartoons
Sometimes. They're not the doublemint twins, however. A cartoon for people who watch TV.

The Example of John Edwards' Ego

The saga of John Edwards is a reminder to us all that the same ego that builds us up, can also knock us down.

No Time to Plan

When someone says that they have no time to plan, we assume they have a busy schedule and cannot spare a moment to sit down and plan for the future. Obviously, that’s a bad thing. But here’s a startling claim: none of us have any time to plan, because it turns out that there is no time.

When I Stopped Loving Him, I Was Ready to Marry Him

People usually get married after they have fallen in love; however, there are cases in which people get married after their love has faded. Natalie has been divorced twice. She had a similar reason for marrying both of her husbands: she had stopped loving them.

Here Comes the Future of War

By Christopher Ryan on April 23, 2012 in Sex at Dawn
If I'm right about the near-future of war, our current drift will accelerate and take us right over the falls into a whole new world any day now.

Tax Time, Part 2

What would happen if Tax Time didn't send you into a tail spin?

Is Tax Time a Nightmare?

If tax preparation has left you exhausted start now to prepare for next year!

In Defense of (Some) Meat

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on April 23, 2012 in Animals and Us
Beyond the yuck factor—why it is okay to kill animals because they happen to taste good...

Man the Fixer, Woman the Nurturer—the Caregiving Gender Gap

Caregiving husbands face challenges different from caregiving wives. Learn why, and discover what couples can do to reclaim their life and their marriage.

STDs and Young People

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, April is Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Awareness month. In an effort to reach out to young people, this observance is to raise awareness of the impact of STDs and encourage STD testing. Young people between the ages of 15 and 24 account for about half of all STD cases.

Seeing Is Believing & Learning

By Jeff Thompson on April 23, 2012 in Beyond Words
The world of nonverbal communication includes different tools that can help teach and retain information while also being fun. Read about what sketchnoting and infographics are and how they can help you.

Buy,Sell or Hold: The Right Decision in 5 Minutes

You have the ability to make the right decisions and outperform the stock market.

No Pain, No Gain: Why We Punish Ourselves

By Juliana Breines Ph.D. on April 23, 2012 in In Love and War
Pain is an unpleasant experience that most of us try to avoid. But research suggests that even psychologically healthy individuals sometimes choose to suffer. And it's not because we're all masochists.

Stuck Inside Apocalypse with Dystopic Blues Again

By Richard Louv on April 23, 2012 in People in Nature
Despair is fashionable but ultimately boring. We’re in a post-apocalyptic rut, and it’s becoming tiresome and possibly self-fulfilling. It's time to escape from dystopia.“

Putting on the Ritz: Why People Pay Top Dollar for Classy Products

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on April 23, 2012 in The Human Beast
Why is it that people who are not wealthy are sometimes willing to pay a lot of money for such upscale items?

Hunger Games

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on April 23, 2012 in Eating Mindfully
Our wedding weight loss obsession leads to dangerous new procedures

18 Quotes on the Sense of Smell

Your sense of smell is inextricably tied to your mood, thoughts, and memories. Find out what some well-known people have to say about your schnoz.

Sleep Disordered Breathing: Not Just a Grown-Up Problem

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on April 23, 2012 in Sleep Newzzz
Despite the old adage, “sleeping like a baby,” we know that children are at risk for many of the same sleep disorders as adults. Sleep-disordered breathing is a problem among children—even very young children.

Why You Need a Joy List

Have you been feeling down or stuck in your life? Wellness Expert and Life Coach Dr. Susan Biali, M.D. shares a story from a reader that beautifully illustrates how joy and purpose may be closer to you - and more easily accessible - than you might ever imagine.

Baby Chicks Used as Packing Filler

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on April 23, 2012 in Animal Emotions
Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms heartlessly and shamefully uses baby chicks as packing peanuts. They really do, and many arrive dead in the packages into which they were stuffed.