Harvey Weinstein leaves for the day during his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, in New York, Jan. 28, 2020.
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As women began to come forward with experiences of rape and abuse, backlash came forward too. The notion of 'false memory' developed to explain away assault. Here's why that notion itself is untrue.
Golden Iwan, Shrine of Fatima Masuma, built in the eighth century, is also a leading Shii seminary in Iran.
Trump recently warned Iran that the US could target its cultural sites. Many of Iran's cultural sites carry deep religious meaning for a global Shii community and such a threat risks alienating them.
Many employees with mental illnesses don’t get the help they need for fear of discrimination.
Stigmas surrounding mental health can create difficult or even dangerous situations for employees struggling with mental illness.
A mother hugs her son at the memorial of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2019, the first anniversary of the shooting at the synagogue.
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The US Constitution is supposed to protect freedom of religion. But in the 20th century, white Christian nationalists used this ideal to discriminate against Jews and justify their exclusion.
Food didn’t become gendered until the late 19th century.
In the early 20th century, women's food started being described as 'dainty,' meaning fanciful but not filling.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One en route to Oslo, Norway, to accept the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2009.
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A critic of Obama's two terms explains how the 44th president's personality and his politics of 'least resistance' prevented him from rising to the moment.
Gay, bi and trans men experience unique harms from sexual abuse and often struggle to resolve their sexuality as a result.
Sexual abuse of gay and bisexual men often goes unreported and untreated, but the trauma remains. Two sexual abuse psychologists explain the unique harms that can occur.
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Kids have no problem remembering who plays fair.
Do children understand the lesson that if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours? Developmental psychologists suggest they're more likely to punish bad behavior than they are to reward good deeds.
What are the differences between planned assisted childbirth with midwife at home versus delivery with obstetrician at a hospital?
Evidence suggests that microbes play a vital role in health. But what microbes we get depends whether we were born in a hospital versus at home. That could impact our health decades later.
Parenting and baby care books may be unintentionally putting babies in danger.
When there is no "village" to help raise a child, parents often turn to baby books for guidance — but they don't always hold the best advice.
Doris Day pictured in 1965.
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Que sera, sera? Well, maybe not. Nothing says that women have to accept the status quo. Doris Day spoke out about wife-beating in an era in which it wasn't accepted. Surely there are lessons.
Former Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy speaks with inmates.
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In a pilot program, older prisoners sentenced to life mentor younger prisoners who have a chance to lead productive, lawful lives when they get out. The focus is on healing trauma.
It could be easy to scoff at Canadian laws that might have allowed SNC-Lavalin to avoid prosecution for bribery and fraud. But they’re working exactly as they should.
While the SNC-Lavalin scandal rages on, we should not lose sight of the importance of combating bribery crimes and enforcing the laws to prevent it.
World’s first lab-grown beef burger. Would you eat it?
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Surveys suggest fewer than half of Americans are looking forward to lab-grown meat. A moral psychologist examines common objections and why for the most part they're not logical.
Pope Francis speaking to cardinals Dec. 21, 2018 at the Vatican.
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Sex abuse by Catholic priests may be as devastating in many cases as sex abuse by a family member because of institutional betrayal, two trauma psychologists write. It calls for special measures.
The current and former presidents at the funeral for George H.W. Bush in Washington.
American military personnel must pass a fitness for duty exam before they serve. Nuclear weapons handlers undergo a rigorous screening process. Shouldn't the president also undergo such exams?
A makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue, Nov. 1, 2018.
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The deaths of 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue filled people with sadness and fear. Transforming the grief into meaning is very difficult, a trauma psychologist writes, but ultimately healing.
The character of Kayla in ‘Eighth Grade’ is a true-to-life representation of an anxious teen.
Almost a third of American adolescents have anxiety disorders. Researchers in developmental neuroscience are figuring out that how the brain matures over time may be part of the reason why.
There are now hundreds of genetic tests that claim to predict the risk of various diseases. All that’s needed is a few drops of blood.
Individuals who carry the breast cancer genes _BRCA1_ or _BRCA2_ are often unaware of the fact. That suggests that physicians need a new way to apply DNA-based screens to identify those at risk.