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Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, who has worked with those who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, spoke to an open committee at the Institute of Medicine in February 2015 about the biomedical nature of CFS. Susan Walsh/AP

How a study about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was doctored, adding to pain and stigma

A study that suggested Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was more psychological than physical has been debunked. How did the data get doctored?
Butner Elementary School students sing patriotic music on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. April 2, 2009. Jessica M. Kuhn / U.S. Army

Stop obsessing over talent—everyone can sing

Children with difficulty singing can be labelled as 'nonmusical' by parents, teachers and pop culture. This toxic idea of 'talent' can deprive people of music's benefits for the rest of their lives.
Students of both genders carry around stereotypes about school achievement. Children image via www.shutterstock.com.

Stereotypes can hold boys back in school, too

Recent research raised concerns about girls' stereotypes on their gender's lack of 'brilliance.' But an overlooked finding suggests boys also hold hindering stereotypes about themselves in school.
Policy changes and face-to-face conversations are part of the plan. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

LGBT equality doesn’t exist – but here’s how to fight for it

The massacre at an Orlando gay club is a savage reminder that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still face harsh prejudice in America and lack full equal protections under the law.
Why do we forget our dishonest actions? Sclafani

We behave a lot more badly than we remember

We come across dishonest acts in our day-to-day lives. Perhaps we commit them as well. But, guess what? Most of us care so much about being moral that we tend to forget our unethical behavior.
The climax of popular simianisation was the hugely successful classic of Hollywood’s horror factory, King Kong. Shutterstock

Comparing black people to monkeys has a long, dark simian history

Animalisation remains a malicious and effective form of dehumanisation. Simianisation is a version of this strategy, which historically manifested a lethal combination of sexism and racism.
They have to learn it somewhere. Students via www.shutterstock.com

College students go online to learn about sex

When students land on campus, they often have unanswered questions about their reproductive health. One solution: create a massive open online class to teach them about reproductive health.

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