In ancient Athens, most government officials were selected at random from among citizens eligible to fill the positions.
To overhaul an election redistricting process tainted by gerrymandering, Michigan has adopted a governance mechanism prominent 2,500 years ago in ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy.
Police officers Jimenez and Mamolite hug before the funeral for slain New York City police officer Dillon Stewart outside the New Life Tabernacle Church in New York on Dec. 6, 2005,
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Police officers face dangerous situations every day, and many suffer trauma as a result.
When a life ends, those who remain deal with the body.
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A funeral director explains how the bodies of the deceased are prepared for burial or cremation in the United States.
A woman sits at a site in James Town, Accra, demolished in May 2020 to make way for a new fishing port complex.
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The patterns of colonial spatial violence that played out in Ghanaian cities echo around the world.
Esta técnica de modificación del comportamiento reduce los signos de agresión y contribuye a que los niños sigan las normas familiares.
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Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, los padres pasan más tiempo de lo habitual con sus hijos, por lo que necesitan más que nunca que la disciplina en casa funcione. Esta técnica suele ser muy efectiva.
Kids learn who they are and how to cope within their families.
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Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids' social-emotional development on track in these four areas.
Online classes that require cameras to stay on may pose challenges for students.
Lack of privacy is a top concern for students required to log on to online courses, a scholar argues.
The disciplinary technique can reduce aggression and help get children to follow family rules.
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Having loads of extra quality time with a toddler or preschooler and feeling flustered? Make sure you know how and where to do this basic disciplinary method the right way.
Black youth are less likely to seek treatment for mental health issues than white adolescents.
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For Black youth, death by suicide has become a leading cause of death. And they face social problems that give rise to depression and isolation that their white counterparts do not.
People wearing face masks ride an attraction at the Playland amusement park at the Pacific National Exhibition, in Vancouver on July 10, 2020. While Canada has done a better job than other countries at managing COVID-19, its death rate still exceeds that of similar nations.
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While Canada has done well compared to countries like the U.S. and the U.K. in containing COVID-19, rates of infection and deaths are higher than in many similar western democracies. Why?
Few first days the new school year will look like this in 2020.
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An effort to bring three teachers together while they taught young students online over the summer in Arizona didn't bode well.
The eastern part of Oklahoma, about half of the state’s total land, was granted by Congress to Native American tribes in the 19th century, and is still under tribal sovereignty, the Supreme Court has ruled.
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Land in what is now eastern Oklahoma, which was granted to the Creek Nation by Congress in 1833, is still under tribal sovereignty, the Supreme Court ruled.
Big, tough and strong is only helpful when you’re fighting other people.
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The use of military metaphors in some contexts can be helpful. In medicine? Not so much.
For those with PTSD, sounds from fireworks can trigger flashbacks.
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Setting off fireworks may be fun for you, but for some of your neighbors it could be a traumatic experience.
Ongoing testing, say the authors, is critical to bringing back amateur sports.
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Our experts offer safer ways to bring back amateur sports.
What once looked like obsessive-compulsive disorder has become normal when faced with a deadly pandemic.
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Behaviors that would have been seen as pathological a few months ago are now applauded as adaptive and resourceful. Where do doctors draw the line?
A new social world for children may be right outside their front door.
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In some parts of the US, a silver lining of COVID-19 may be a return to childhood friendships based in neighborhoods.
A protester reacts after being hit by pepper spray from police as their group of demonstrators are detained prior to arrest at a gas station on South Washington Street, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Minneapolis.
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Fear is very much a part of humans' survival. Demagogues and others who want to manipulate have learned that this human trait can be exploited, often with disastrous consequences.
Inmates work in the laundry room at Las Colinas Women’s Detention Facility in Santee, California, on April 22, 2020.
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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, missteps in transitioning the incarcerated back to their communities places this already vulnerable populace at greater risk of getting and transmitting the virus.
The Trump administration was not alone with its slow response to the COVID-19 crisis.
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Human beings have difficulty assessing distant threats.