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What Exxon Mobil Didn’t Say About Climate Change

Company scientists raised concerns about greenhouse gases and the climate, but executives told the public a very different tale.

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The REAL Cost Of Losing The Great Barrier Reef

A report says the landmark is "priceless," but if the reef were given a value, it'd be worth billions.

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The Language of Gender Violence

The use of terms like "battered woman" and "accuser" have absolved men from taking responsibility for their actions, says educator Jackson Katz.

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How The Oceans Became Choked With Plastic

The problem is staggering, and it'll get worse if we do nothing.

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The Most Uplifting Story You Read On Climate Change

"Making that leap of faith and following your heart and taking that big risk—it's never going to be easy, but it is always going to be the right thing to do."

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Biggest Study Yet on the Differences Between Male and Female Brains

It’s becoming clearer and clearer that there are many robust differences between male and female brains — and also lots of overlap.

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International Women's Day Celebration!

Celebrating all of the Women in our lives with Women's Wisdom - Activations, Guided Journeys and Energetic Processes!

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The Dalai Lama Reveals Exactly What We Need in the Age of Fake News

As the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism and leader of the Tibetan government in exile for half a century, the Dalai Lama has well considered…

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"Origin of Love" - Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

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Does Truth Still Exist, or Are There Just Alternative Facts?

Kellyanne Conway, advisor to President Trump, introduced a new term into most people’s lexicon: “alternative facts.” What does this phrase tell us about what it means to be human?

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The Stem-Cell Revolution Is Coming — Slowly

Where are the miracle treatments we were promised? A Nobel Prize-winning scientist explains.

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Which Foods Are Treated With Antibiotics?

A lot of factors can contribute to a miscarriage, but you probably can't control any of them.

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Remembering Childhood Trauma and Abuse That Never Happened

Memory is incredibly malleable -- which means that it's not that difficult to falsely convince someone they experienced something horrific.

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Moptwo is totally unbiased Social Media!

Social Media for people who want to organize and share information in a comprehensive and lasting way. Moptwo: publish your world.

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With #Trump’s election, science and the global environment will lose

Diplomats and environmental scientists from nearly all the nations of the world are meeting in Marrakech, Morocco , to figure out how best to fulfill the promises made in last December’s  Paris climate agreement to limit global warming. But with Tuesd

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Patty Griffin - Up To The Mountain (MLK Tribute)

Lyrics: [ Up To The Mountain ] I went up to the mountain Because you asked me to Up over the clouds To where the sky was blue I could see all around me Every...

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Rachel Yehuda Discusses How Trauma Can Affect Our DNA

The James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Bronx is one of those out-of-the-way places where America warehouses the casualties of its wars. It’s a functional place, surrounded by a high fence, that looks like a cross between an urban com

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Medicare Pays Female Doctors Nearly $19,000 Less Than Male Doctors

Women physicians were reimbursed less than men across specialties, according to a study

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CDC warns pregnant women to avoid Miami areas amid mounting Zika cases

Government health officials warned pregnant women Monday to avoid a Zika-stricken part of Miami and told couples who have been there recently to put off having children for at least two months, after the number of people feared infected through mosquito b

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Here's The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read To Her Attacker

A former Stanford swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman was sentenced to six months in jail because a longer sentence would...

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French Legislation Suggests Employees Deserve The Right To Disconnect

The provision aims to tackle work-related burnout.

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One scientist may have solved a mystery behind brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

Microglia might hold the key to what causes Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, autism, schizophrenia, and other brain disorders.

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Single Mothers Deserve Our Thanks, And Our Support

On Mother's Day, we celebrate all moms. This year I am thinking especially of the many mothers across the country and the world who are raising childr...

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Support Best friends with a GREAT idea!

We're Josh Namm and Charles Haspel. We've been best friends for over 30 years. A few years ago, a few friends of ours were sending us links to articles when we thought

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mkshft’s Social Media

mkshft’s Social Media, by @mkshft Links: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers, by Healthcare Today: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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C.D.C. Offers Guidelines for Delaying Pregnancy After Zika Exposure

Women who have tested positive for the virus or had symptoms should wait at least eight weeks before trying to get pregnant, the agency said.

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Exercise Slows Brain Aging By 10 Years | TIME

Being more active can be an effective way to combat memory and cognitive problems

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New Procedure Allows Kidney Transplants From Any Donor

The procedure, reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, involves a reboot of a patient’s immune system and could also work for lung and liver transplants.

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Researchers Identify Virus and Two Types of Bacteria as Major Causes of Alzheimer’s

A worldwide team of senior scientists and clinicians have come together to produce an editorial which indicates that certain microbes - a specific virus and two specific types of bacteria - are major

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Could meditation really help slow the aging process?

It may seem unlikely, but a small and growing body of evidence suggesting that regular meditation can indeed slow ageing, as least at a cellular level

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Healing Trauma

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An Easy Fix for Vertigo

The most common form of vertigo can be quickly treated by repositioning the head, but many doctors remain unfamiliar with the maneuver.

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Holistic Healing Hands

Some interesting articles including Dr. Dyan's personal hypnosis story featured:-)

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A Drug to Cure Fear

After one round of treatment, the arachnophobes held the spiders in their bare hands.

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5 Important Influences Of Emotional Mimicry

Emotional communication in relationships

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Hate #Chewing #Sounds? Call Yourself #Creative, Then Just Deal

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The brain can be trained to regulate negative emotions, study reports

A simple, computer-training task can change the brain's wiring to regulate emotional reactions, according to a recent study published in NeuroImage by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers.

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Our 'Second Brain' - And Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Mood

Hidden in the walls of our digestive system is something extraordinary. Scientists have known about the 'second brain' for a while, but new technology is taking the researc

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Coffee Tied to Lower Risk of Dying Prematurely

A large study has found that drinking coffee is associated with a reduced risk of dying from six causes, including heart disease.

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Doctors breach the blood-brain barrier for the first time

Our blood-brain barrier is a highly selective membrane specially designed to only allow very specific molecules access to our grey matter while keeping everythi...

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What Politics Looks Like When You Delete Men From The Photos

Elle UK recently published a video showing how few women are in powerful positions around the world. The video is part of Elle's greater #MoreWomen campaign, and was produced by Alex Holder and Alyssa Boni from RSA films. To make the film, pictures of pol

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The Maze of Foster Care and Health Care

Laticia Aossey was bounced around foster homes for years but was not prepared to have her health insurance cut off at the after she didn't fill out paperwork on time to continue Medicaid after aging out of care foster.

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Timing of First Sex Has Far-Reaching Relationship Effects

Research looking at how the timing of sexual initiation in adolescence impacts adult romantic ties finds that having sex later may lead to better relationships. In a new study, Dr. Paige Harden, a psychological scientist, investigated how the timing of...

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Musical Preferences Can Indicate Cognitive Style

Interesting new research suggests a person’s thinking style is a predictor of their taste in music. Psychologists from the University of Cambridge discovered a person’s cognitive approach — be it an empathizer who likes to focus on and respond..

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Why being unable to stand noisy eaters might make you a genius

A new study suggests the most creative of us are unable to filter out irrelevant noise

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'The Backwards Brain Bicycle - Smarter Every Day 133' on ViewPure

It took me 8 months to learn how to do this, but I was only picking up the bike and running to the end of the driveway and back every day. I wasn't 'ACTIVELY' trying to learn. Meaning... I wasn't struggling and trying to make my brain learn.

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Here's How You Can Help Stop A Sexual Assault Before It Happens

Earlier this year, a woman named Jackie Fuchs reached out to The Huffington Post saying that she was ready to come forward with a secret she had lived with most of her life: When she was 16 and the ba

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Researchers Determine the Three Ways to Well-Being

This suggests that all three basic needs need to be fulfilled in order to achieve optimal well-being.

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You Had Me At Hello: The Science Behind First Impressions

Maybe it's true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. People are judging your personality from the first word you speak, scientists say. Try it yourself with our quiz.