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Undergraduate students at the University of Nebraska Omaha collaborate on a group assignment for a STEM course. Derrick Nero, University of Nebraska Omaha

Women are better at statistics than they think

Female statistics students had higher final exam grades than their male peers, even though they had less confidence in their statistics abilities at the start of the semester.
Experiencing skin-shade prejudice can impact on a person’s self-confidence and their relationships. AS photostudio | Shutterstock

Colourism: how skin-shade prejudice impacts black men in the UK

Skin-shade prejudice can have a lasting impact both on people’s self-confidence and on who they in turn find attractive. Understanding how it works is key to resisting it.
Using social media increases our natural tendency to compare ourselves. How does this affect our well-being? (Shutterstock)

How social media can crush your self-esteem

Comparing ourselves to people who are worse off than we are on social media should make us feel better. The opposite is true.
Exercise spurs the release of the body’s natural cannabinoids, which have myriad benefits for mental health and stress relief. Luca Sage/Stone via Getty Images

The ‘runner’s high’ may result from molecules called cannabinoids – the body’s own version of THC and CBD

A growing body of research points to the body’s natural cannabinoid system as the primary driver behind the runner’s high – and the mental health boost and stress relief following exercise.
Instagram’s emphasis on filtered photos of bodies harms girls’ self-image. Thomas Barwick/DigitalVision via Getty Images

Facebook has known for a year and a half that Instagram is bad for teens despite claiming otherwise – here are the harms researchers have been documenting for years

There is ample research about how harmful Instagram is for teen girls, especially around body image. It turns out Facebook’s own research confirms it.
Researchers found that circus activities improve movement competencies, confidence and motivation. (© Marie-Andrée Lemire, École nationale de cirque, 2019)

Taking the circus to school: How kids benefit from learning trapeze, juggling and unicycle in gym class

Teaching circus arts — from juggling to trapeze — in physical education classes increased children’s physical literacy, resilience and participation, ​with greater gender equity.
A group of young men wait on a road for work in South Africa. A staggering 74% of the country’s youth are jobless. Photo by Frederic Lewis/Getty Images

South Africa’s efforts to tackle joblessness can be more effective: here’s how

Relying solely on job placement as an indicator of successful intervention misses out on outcomes that are equally important, or more so, amid high structural unemployment.
Lack of access to quality reading instruction and early diagnoses and intervention of reading disorders can have significant, long-lasting effects. (Shutterstock)

Reading struggles? Don’t wait to advocate for your child

Early intervention with reading challenges has very high success rates for supporting reading development, but it is much more difficult to improve reading skills in older students.
“Sadfishing” is when a person posts deeply emotional, personal content online in order to get attention or sympathy. Kostsov/Shutterstock

Sadfishing: frequently sharing deeply emotional posts online may be a sign of a deeper psychological issue

“Sadfishers” are people who post sensitive or emotional personal material online to gain sympathy or attention. But this behaviour might actually indicate a deeper psychological issue.
It is possible to limit your bombardment with images of bodies that feel way out of reach – so choose wisely who you follow. hannah grace / unsplash

Women can build positive body image by controlling what they view on social media

Do your Instagram viewing habits trigger joy or guilt? New research shows that viewing body positive content may actually improve women’s body image – at least in the short term.
Over 47% of women in Kenya have experienced physical or sexual violence by their partner. Chaiyapong/Shutterstock

Domestic violence and social status: a Kenyan case study

A study in Kenya found that the lower men ranked themselves in society, the more violent they were with their intimate partners.

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