Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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Sexual harassment on subways is a widespread problem for women in China

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/19/asia/beijing-subway-sexual-harrassment-intl/index.html An anti-sexual harassment campaign has launched in parts of the Beijing subway system amid repeated reports of assault against women on the city's public transport system. Sponsored by the state-run Beijing Women's Federation, the posters call in bright red text for people to "not act as the silent lamb" and "not

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Looking into our ancestors – where we came from

https://bigthink.com/scotty-hendricks/90000-year-old-neanderthal-denisovan-human-hybrid-found-in-ancient-cave This could pose a problem for the scientists who wish to explain away the discovery of Neanderthal or Denisovan DNA in modern humans by claiming it merely comes from a recent common ancestor, as we now have direct evidence of interbreeding between two of the groups. Finding a hybrid specimen

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Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard: coconut oil ‘pure poison’

https://www.nowtolove.co.nz/health/diet-nutrition/harvard-professor-coconut-oil-one-of-worst-foods-you-can-eat-38842 Dr Karin Michels, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard, gave a speech in German titled; 'Coconut Oil and other Nutritional Errors' or 'Kokosöl und andere Ernährungsirrtümer' that has become a viral hit on YouTube. In the 50 minute speech, which has over 900,000 views at the time of writing, she details

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Personality types and other popular myths about psychology

https://qz.com/quartzy/1352427/neurotic-psychotic-hysterical-six-psychological-terms-people-use-wrong/ The idea that people come in types—like flavors of ice cream—has a long history, dating back to the ancient Greeks. We talk about introverts and extroverts, narcissists and type A personality. But the closest that these ideas come to the truth is the identification of very broad traits—like conscientiousness—that we

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Excitement and fear can look a lot alike

https://www.forbes.com/sites/briannawiest/2018/07/10/this-is-the-psychological-reason-why-some-people-are-so-hard-on-themselves/#6fcc8bf93f35 The psychological reason why some people are so hard on themselves isn't necessarily a matter of low self-esteem. It's more likely a product of the need for affect, which is the intensity at which people want to feel anything. Positive disintegration is often correlated with a higher degree of over-excitability,

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Peer support via app

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-facebook-app-opportunity-unpaid-alzheimer.html The study, "Friendsourcing Peer Support for Alzheimer's Caregivers Using Facebook Social Media," states that there is a significant opportunity to help improve caregiver stress, burden and support through online peer support interventions. The app was developed as part of an investigation of a peer support group intervention in which emotional and

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Men hiding behind feminism

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/schneiderman-abuse-feminist-men.html So what are strong women to do if even the men who seem like good feminists might be misogynists, too? With right-wing men who oppose women’s rights, what you see is what you get. With these bogus male feminists, it can be crazy-making — especially since women are so often

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Health benefits of coffee

The health benefits of coffee (regular and decaf) will amaze you! https://t.co/43NYZG1qsv — Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) April 18, 2018 The key to getting all of coffee’s purported benefits, however, is to not drink it with high-calorie, high-fat add-ons such as cream and sugar, sugary flavored syrups or whipped cream, Dr Roizen says. “The

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April 23, the sun, moon, and Jupiter will align in the constellation Virgo

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12031291 Conspiracy theorists have sparked fresh fears that the end of the world is fast approaching. On April 23, the sun, moon, and Jupiter will align in the constellation Virgo to bring on the start of the biblical Rapture, according to the latest claims. And, that night, it's said the mysterious planet Nibiru

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