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  • GERMANWINGS AND EVIL

    03/28/2015 3:34:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    In the days since audio was extracted from the black box recorder of crashed Germanwings flight 4U9525 suggesting that copilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately downed the plane, investigators and journalists have rushed to find an explanation for his actions. Initially, many hypothesized about the possibility of an extremist religious or ideological motive. In his apparently lacking significant religious or ideological commitments, Lubitz is speculated to have been mentally unstable. A concealed health issue has been offered as a clue. Thousands of words pile up in dozens of news sources to make up for Lubitz’s silence in the cockpit. The pounding...
  • Snake Oil Sociology

    03/27/2015 9:42:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    The American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Sociological Association (ASA) submitted friend of the Court briefs in the Windsor case. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled portions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. If the Windsor Court majority relied on those briefs, it was reliant on snake oil, not science. The APA and the ASA should be the guardians of good science. Instead, they have joined the ranks of the pink panzers of political correctness. Most studies we have seen that claim that children raised by same-sex parents suffer no disadvantages are so seriously flawed that in...
  • Are smartphones making our children mentally ill?

    03/22/2015 7:01:34 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 58 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 7:00AM GMT 21 Mar 2015 | By Peter Stanford
    Are smartphones making our children mentally ill?Leading child psychotherapist Julie Lynn Evans believes easy and constant access to the internet is harming youngsterstelegraph.co.uk/news/health/children/11486167/Are-smartphones-making-our-children-mentally-ill.html
  • Woman Raised by Lesbian Couple: 'I Ached Every Day For a Dad'

    03/22/2015 5:15:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    CNS ^ | March 20, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Heather Barwick, who was raised by her mother and her mother's lesbian partner, wrote in an essay this week that same-sex "marriage" is not the same as normal marriage between a man and a woman, that the traditional family is best, and that while growing up she "ached every day for a dad." Heather Barwick, who was raised by her mother and her mother's lesbian partner, says "gay marriage" not only redefines marriage but also parenting and that "as a little girl, I so desperately wanted a daddy." (Photo: The Federalist.) Barwick, who is 31 now, married, and has four...
  • Daughter of Two Moms Comes Out Against Gay Marriage

    03/20/2015 6:49:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    A South Carolina woman’s new essay about being raised by her lesbian mom contains a surprising revelation: she opposes marriage equality. “Gay community, I am your daughter. My mom raised me with her same-sex partner back in the ’80s and ’90s,” writes Heather Barwick, a 31-year-old mother of four, in The Federalist. “I’m writing to you because I’m letting myself out of the closet: I don’t support gay marriage. But it might not be for the reasons that you think. It’s not because you’re gay. I love you, so much. It’s because of the nature of the same-sex relationship itself.”
  • Too much praise can turn kids into narcissistic jerks, study finds

    03/09/2015 3:47:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    ABC7 Chicago ^ | 03/09/2015
    Convincing your child that they really are special amongst their peers may risk turning them into a narcissist, with feelings of superiority and self-satisfaction, according to a new study. Narcissistic individuals think they're better than everyone else, live for personal success and expect exceptional treatment, explained the study's authors in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal. When narcissists experience failure, they're not pleasant to be around, and can lash out violently. Evaluating 565 Dutch children, ages 7 to 12, for narcissistic tendencies, the investigators questioned the children's parents on how, when and...
  • The right has f****ed up minds: Meet the researcher who terrifies GOP Congress[political psychology]

    03/06/2015 1:47:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    Salon ^ | March 5, 2015 | Paul Rosenberg
    In the immediate aftermath of World War II, a wide range of thinkers, both secular and religious, struggled to make sense of the profound evil of war, particularly Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. One such effort, “The Authoritarian Personality” by Theodore Adorno and three co-authors, opened up a whole new field of political psychology—initially a small niche within the broader field of social psychology—which developed fitfully over the years, but became an increasingly robust subject area in 1980s and 90s, fleshing out a number of distinct areas of cognitive processing in which liberals and conservatives differed from one another. Liberal/conservative...
  • My Gender Is 'Fill In The Blank'

    02/28/2015 7:20:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Now that Time Magazine has told us that transgender is the new black, I’m going to say something politically incorrect: Your gender is not whatever you think it is. Put another way, there is no such thing as, “My gender is ‘fill in the blank.’”Unfortunately, Facebook didn’t get the memo, and so, according to AP’s Martha Mendoza, “Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.” (Yes, I know this sounds crazy, but it’s true.)One year ago, I...
  • A Child of Gay Parents Writes to Justice Kennedy (in support of traditional family)

    02/27/2015 2:51:13 PM PST · by NYer · 50 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | KATY FAUST
    Dear Justice Kennedy,June is nigh, and with it will comes your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage.I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said “the voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.” I’d like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights.It’s very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of us children...
  • Adults Raised by Gay Couples Speak Out Against Gay ‘Marriage’ in Federal Court [Luke 17]

    02/27/2015 3:14:40 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 1/23/2015 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – Four adult children of same-sex parents have submitted amicus curiae briefs in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals asking that it oppose the legalization of same-sex “marriage." The Court, in New Orleans, La., heard arguments on Jan. 9 as it considers whether to uphold traditional marriage – defined as being between one man and one woman -- in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. B.N. Klein, Robert Oscar Lopez, Dawn Stefanowicz, and Katy Faust all grew up with homosexual parents. All four argued that redefining marriage to include same-sex couples would harm children by depriving them of a mother or...
  • 50 Shades of Wimpy Men: Feminism Leave Women Longing for More

    02/17/2015 6:24:27 PM PST · by Moseley · 71 replies
    BARBWIRE.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Jonathon Moseley
    Fifty Shades of Grey is about a steamy sexual relationship centered around bondage, dominance, and what fans call “discipline.” That is, the leading man’s “Red Room of Pain” includes physical abuse, whipping, electric cattle prods, hot wax, and other acts of torture. The feminists seeking to tear down traditional society by blaming all men for a mythical “rape culture” are now silent while Hollywood liberals simultaneously work hard to create one. Following a familiar Hollywood pattern of making deviancy and perversion acceptable and attractive to society and “defining deviancy down,” the double-meaning of the word “Grey” includes the leading character...
  • The Soul, Its Burdens, and the Path to Restoration (Part 3)PODCAST

    02/09/2015 7:01:29 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    Restoration of the soul cannot begin without a confrontation with the truth. It is through truth your condition is brought to light. And from this confrontation, a decision must then be made to continue in it, or to change it. When the right decision is made, restoration can then begin. And what does restoration begin with? Trust. What happens to the components of the soul from there will take on a new and dynamic nature, as we will explore on this edition of Making Sense with Rob Case. powered by podcast garden
  • An Appeal to Bruce Jenner

    02/08/2015 11:53:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Dear Mr. Jenner, You probably don’t know who I am and certainly have no obligation to read on. Even so, I pray you will. As the great Olympic champion God gifted you to be, you were an inspiration to me as a boy and endured as such when I grew into adulthood and professional athletics. I hope you will serve to inspire many more generations of young people. As it stands now, however, you instead appear poised to lead them astray. I implore you to reverse course. I am a follower of Christ Jesus. That is to say, though in...
  • Adults Raised by Gay Couples Speak Out Against Gay ‘Marriage’ in Federal Court

    01/24/2015 7:50:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 23, 2015 - 4:24 PM | Lauretta Brown
    Four adult children of same-sex parents have submitted amicus curiae briefs in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals asking that it oppose the legalization of same-sex “marriage.” The Court, in New Orleans, La., heard arguments on Jan. 9 as it considers whether to uphold traditional marriage—defined as being between one man and one woman—in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. B.N. Klein, Robert Oscar Lopez, Dawn Stefanowicz, and Katy Faust all grew up with homosexual parents. All four argued that redefining marriage to include same-sex couples would harm children by depriving them of a mother or father. …
  • POLITE FASCISM IN NEW JERSEY (LOGIC OF A STATE “LICENSE” TO HAVE KIDS)

    01/23/2015 7:06:04 AM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    First Things ^ | January 22, 2015 | Matthew J. Franck
    In the pages of the Times of Trenton on January 20, a psychologist named Ronald J. Coughlin published an op-ed titled “Fundamental Changes Would Better American Society.” Mr. Coughlin is worried about a lot of the right things: alcohol abuse, the divorce rate, childbearing out of wedlock (particularly among teens). But what ideas he has for “fundamental changes”! The idea, for instance, that because science tells us about the maturing brain we ought to raise the drinking age to twenty-five is going to go over big, with an electorate that can vote at eighteen. (Mr. Coughlin may want to...
  • Grown Children of Gay Couples Tell Courts Why They Support Traditional Marriage

    01/17/2015 7:46:30 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    http://blessings.buzz ^ | January 16, 2015 | Brooke McGowan
    The battle over same sex marriage has brought about many legal claims – but not all from the couples themselves. Children of same sex couples often sue for the lack of family stability and denied benefits that a non recognized marital status entails. But some grown children of gay parents are now speaking out against gay marriage – based on their negative experiences. First, we need to muddle through all the hyperbole and understand what this debate is really about. Award winning author and apologist Frank Turek writes in Correct, Not Politically Correct, Activists want same sex marriage because they...
  • Maryland couple want ‘free-range’ kids, but not all do

    01/15/2015 5:02:57 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 114 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | January 14, 2015 | Donna St. George
    It was a one-mile walk home from a Silver Spring park on Georgia Avenue on a Saturday afternoon. But what the parents saw as a moment of independence for their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, they say authorities viewed much differently. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv say they are being investigated for neglect for the Dec. 20 trek — in a case they say reflects a clash of ideas about how safe the world is and whether parents are free to make their own choices about raising their children. “We wouldn’t have let them do it if we didn’t think they...
  • Men Who Post Selfies Show Psychopathic Tendencies

    01/12/2015 1:59:34 AM PST · by maddog55 · 24 replies
    CBS Cleveland ^ | 01/11/2015 | Shawn Thomas
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (CBS Cleveland) – Men who regularly posted photos of themselves online scored higher on a measure for narcissism and psychopathy. According to Medical News Today, a study out of Ohio State University has found that men who took “selfies” were more likely to exhibit psychopathic traits when compared to control group. “That makes sense because psychopathy is characterized by impulsivity. They are going to snap the photos and put them online right away. They want to see themselves. They don’t want to spend time editing,” explains Jesse Fox, lead author of the study. The study included 800 men...
  • Gay couples’ children oppose same-sex marriage, tell of unpleasant upbringings

    01/10/2015 11:03:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    washington times ^ | january 8, 2015 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Most of the children of gays and lesbians who have filed court briefs in same-sex marriage cases say their parents’ inability to marry has deprived them of legal protections and hampered them from living their otherwise typical lives. But four adult children of gay parents — acting as a “quartet of truth” — have submitted briefs to the 5th U.S. CircuitCourt of Appeals opposing same-sex marriages, with several saying that growing up under the rainbow was neither normal nor pleasant. The court, which is considering whether to uphold the man-woman marriage laws in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, will hear arguments in New Orleans...
  • Study Finds that Men Who Share Selfies Online Show More Psychopathic Tendencies

    01/10/2015 6:54:52 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 42 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Jan 10,2015 | Michael Zhang
    Men who share selfies online are more likely to exhibit psychopathic tendencies. That’s what researchers are saying after conducting a lengthy study on the link between selfie-taking and certain personality traits. The research project was led by Ohio State University communication professor Jesse Fox, who also found that men who edit their selfies prior to uploading score even higher in narcissism and self-objectification.
  • Planned Parenthood: Abortionists Tend to Have Nightmares

    01/05/2015 8:15:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | April 22, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    A 1977 paper presented to the annual meeting of Planned Parenthood physicians said the following about their abortionists: “As the doctor tends to take responsibility and assume guilt for the procedure, she or he may have disturbing undercurrent ruminations or dreams.” Nancy B Kaltreider , M.D., Sadja Goldsmith, M.D., MPH, and Alan J Margolis, M.D. “Second Trimester Abortion by Dilation and Extraction (D&E) Surgical Technique and Psychological Reactions,” unpublished paper, P6 Rachel M MacNair, PhD. Achieving Peace in the Abortion War (New York: iUniverse, 2009) 13 Many former (and some current) abortion providers have spoken about horrible nightmares of aborted...
  • US researchers identify gene network linked to autism

    12/30/2014 11:55:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 30, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    U.S. scientists have identified a molecular network of genes known to contribute to autism spectrum disorders, and they say their finding may help uncover new genes linked to these conditions. "The study of autism disorders is extremely challenging due to the large number of clinical mutations that occur in hundreds of different human genes associated with autism," study author Michael Snyder, genetics and personalized medicine professor at Stanford University, said in a news release. "We therefore wanted to see to what extent shared molecular pathways are perturbed by the diverse set of mutations linked to autism in the hope of...
  • Bang: The troubled legacy of toy guns

    12/23/2014 6:11:20 AM PST · by rellimpank · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 23 dec 2014 | Marc Fisher
    Two cops rush to the scene. “This sounds like a gun battle — over there!” one calls to his partner. They see the suspects: two little boys, wielding rifles. The police officers do not shoot. Rather, they examine the boys’ weapons and break into big smiles: “Hey, is it real?” one officer asks. “Looks like real,” his partner marvels. “And it sounds like real,” the first officer confirms. “Right — every shot!” says the announcer, because this is on television. It’s an ad, from 1967, for the Sound-O-Power M-16 military rifle, a big hit for Marx Toys at Christmas that...
  • Calls to ban children from sitting on Santa's lap

    12/07/2014 5:31:21 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Traditional Santa photos may become a thing of the past with child protection activists calling for Santa's lap to be off limits to kids for shopping centre Christmas pictures. Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnston has supported the concerns of some worried parents who say that the era of sitting on Santa’s lap has got to come to a close with some kids feeling pressured and forced to participate in the Christmas custom. "The directive would be for children to stand beside, unless parents or children request to sit on his knee," she told the Courier Mail.
  • The Soul, It's Burdens, and the Path to Restoration (Part 2) PODCAST

    11/24/2014 3:46:52 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    SOUNDCLOUD ^ | Rob W. Case
    Do you feel lost? Does your mind reside within a state of chaos, confusion, disorder, and does it perhaps carry with it an anxiety over what the future may hold? In part 2 of our series on the soul, we will explore, and expose, some of the darkness that resides within us due to living in a fallen world. We will add discernment to the darkness as the path to restoration will require a connection and a decision by you. Find out how, on this edition of Making Sense with Rob Case. To access this podcast, please click HERE or...
  • Feeling down? Then listen to SAD music: Melancholy tunes lift our moods

    11/05/2014 10:53:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2014 | Sarah Griffiths
    Turn up those tearjerkers and dig out your Radiohead albums, because scientists claim that melancholy music can actually lift your spirits. A new study has revealed that listening to sad songs can improve a person’s emotional wellbeing as well as make us feel at peace and nostalgic. It found that most people experience more than three emotions when listening to sad songs, which provoke a more complex reaction than happy pop songs.
  • “Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder”

    11/01/2014 1:11:50 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 11-1-2014 | Andrew Stuttaford
    November 1, 2014 11:55 AM "Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder" By Andrew Stuttaford Just when you think that the misery that climate change is bringing in its wake can get no worse, there is this. Grist reports: …From depression to substance abuse to suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder, growing bodies of research in the relatively new field of psychology of global warming suggest that climate change will take a pretty heavy toll on the human psyche as storms become more destructive and droughts more prolonged. For your everyday environmentalist, the emotional stress suffered by a rapidly changing Earth can result in some...
  • Daylight Saving Time: Keep it year round

    10/24/2014 1:11:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies
    (CNN) -- On Sunday, November 2, it will again be the end of Daylight Saving Time. Many of us will be muttering to ourselves as we wander around resetting all of our various clocks -- on the thermostat, clock radio and stove, among other places. Sure, you'll get an extra hour of sleep by turning back the clock by an hour in the fall. But if you have a regular day job, you'll be commuting home in the dark instead of in daylight come the following day. Why do we do this every fall? And why do we dial forward...
  • This Lesbian's Daughter Has Had Enough

    10/20/2014 7:14:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10-20-2014 | Rivka Edelman
    My name is Rivka Edelman, and I am the product of same-sex parenting. Recently I published an essay on Public Discourse about the ruthless misogyny that pervades LBGT culture.  I pointed out it that it can and will victimize women and children with impunity and then, in America’s narcissistic fugue, get hailed as brave and heroic. Since my essay was published, there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of posts calling me a liar or trying to shame, discredit, intimidate, and threaten me.  Read this for details.  People I do not know have gone directly after my family and my job....
  • The Unseen Pain Behind Gay Marriage

    10/02/2014 9:32:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/02/2014 | BY JOHN STONESTREET
    To judge by media coverage, the legalization of same-sex marriage is an unalloyed good. Pictures of happy couples kissing and otherwise celebrating leave the impression that the only people who are unhappy about all of this are bigots and grumps. Well, Janna Darnelle would beg to differ. Seven years ago, Darnelle's husband of ten years told her that he was gay and that he wanted a divorce. As she wrote in The Public Discourse, "In an instant, the world that I had known and loved—the life we had built together—was shattered." She tried to persuade him to stay, and work...
  • The Soul, It’s Burdens, & The Path to Restoration (Part 1)PODCAST

    10/01/2014 1:48:11 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 1 replies
    MakingSense.podbean.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Rob W. Case
    What do you think of when you hear the word soul? What exactly is it? What does it consist of? Why is it important? In this edition of “Making Sense with Rob Case,” we will explore the entity of the soul, study its working components, and consider how these components work in the backdrop of how we think, act, feel, and thrive in the world around us. Where does God fit in with all of this? Find out on this edition of "Making Sense with Rob Case." To access the podcast, click HERE, or click on the above link.
  • Sunshine tied to suicide risk: study

    09/20/2014 9:04:15 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri, Sep 12 2014 | Andrew M. Seaman
    Sunshine tied to suicide risk: study Fri, Sep 12 2014 By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exposure to sunshine over a short period of time may increase the risk of suicide but may also lower the risk over several months, suggests a new study from Austria. People shouldn’t avoid the sun based on the study’s findings, says its senior author. Instead, they may consider adding sunshine to the list of factors that may influence the risk of suicide. “Suicide is complicated and has many risk factors,” said Dr. Matthaeus Willeit from the University of Vienna. “People always...
  • The more inept you are the smarter you think you are

    09/15/2014 12:19:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | November 25, 2013 | Tom Stafford
    Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all. You're pretty smart right? Clever, and funny too. Of course you are, just like me. But wouldn't it be terrible if we were mistaken? Psychologists have shown that we are more likely to be blind to our own failings than perhaps we realise. This could explain why some incompetent people are so annoying, and also inject a healthy dose of humility into our own sense of self-regard.
  • The truth, in love: No one is born gay

    09/09/2014 1:18:19 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 69 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Dr. Michael L. Brown,
    If there was reputable scientific evidence that some people were born homosexual, I would have no problem accepting this. After all, my theology tells me that as human beings, we are all created in God's image and yet we are a fallen race – and so all of us carry aspects of that fallen nature to the core of our being, and that could theoretically include homosexuality. But the fact is that there is simply no reputable scientific evidence that anyone is born gay. As stated by gay activist and history professor John D'Emilio, "'Born gay' is an idea with...
  • What Makes People Happier than Sex and Chocolate? (a surprising answer)

    09/02/2014 1:51:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    aleteia ^ | SUSAN E. WILLS
    Women’s mags—at least the ones that line supermarket check-out counters—seem obsessed with the euphoria-producing properties of sex and fine chocolates. Men’s mags seem focused on the latest coolest stuff that will make them desired by women and envied by men. A new study suggests both men and women might be better off looking into...scrapbooking. An Opinion Matters study surveyed 2,040 adults in the United Kingdom, and found that 80% of respondents “were happiest when reminiscing about old times with friends and family.” Chocolate (at 17%) and “even sex (38%)” fell behind reminiscing (45%) in providing “a greater, more prolonged...
  • Same-sex Adoption: Not as Harmless as Portrayed

    08/27/2014 3:11:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/27/2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You may often see articles in the media claiming that "research has shown" that children of same-sex couples are thriving, in fact are physically and psychologically doing just as well as, or even better than, children of couples who are -- let me use this currently underused word -- normal. Are these works reliable? In July such a study, carried out in Australia, was much trumpeted by that pillar of "progressive" thinking, the Washington Post, under the headline "Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows". Researcher Simon Crouch and his team at the University of...
  • How Clutter Affects Your Brain (and What You Can Do About It)

    08/24/2014 7:35:06 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 67 replies
    Lifehacker ^ | 7/5/2013 | Mikael Cho
    A few years ago, I worked at a web design agency as a product manager. The part of the job I loved the most was working on product with our design team and clients. Unfortunately, this was only about 10 percent of the work that I actually got to do. The majority of the time, I was trying to control the constant flow of stuff–keeping track of meeting notes, searching for files, and trying to stay up-to-date with the latest technology news.I was mentally exhausted. I’d get home feeling that I hadn’t really accomplished anything. Once I left the agency...
  • Knee replacement may go poorly for people who think life isn’t fair

    08/24/2014 5:32:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    People who tend to blame others for their suffering and think setbacks in their lives are irreparable tend to report more pain after knee replacement surgery, according to a new study. This is not the first time feelings of personal injustice have been tied to longer recovery times and increased disability after injury, the authors write. “Pain is a complex phenomenon that is influenced by biological, social, and psychological factors,” said lead author Esther Yakobov, a doctoral student in clinical psychology at McGill University in Montreal. “Studies conducted with patients who suffer from chronic pain because of an injury demonstrated...
  • Poll: Majority of 18-24 Year Olds Believe Every Kid Should Get a Trophy

    08/24/2014 9:14:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/24/2014 | Tony Lee
    A new national poll has found that a majority (51%) of Americans aged 18-24 feel that everyone who participates in a sport should get a trophy.
  • Poll: Most Americans Want to Criminalize Pre-Teens Playing Unsupervised

    08/23/2014 9:08:42 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 119 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 20 AUG 2014 | Lenore Skenazy
    A whopping 68 percent of Americans think there should be a law that prohibits kids 9 and under from playing at the park unsupervised, despite the fact that most of them no doubt grew up doing just that. What's more: 43 percent feel the same way about 12-year-olds. They would like to criminalize all pre-teenagers playing outside on their own (and, I guess, arrest their no-good parents). Those are the results of a Reason/Rupe poll confirming that we have not only lost all confidence in our kids and our communities—we have lost all touch with reality. "I doubt there has...
  • The 1 Question to Ask to Identify a Narcissist

    08/06/2014 1:06:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 5, 2014 | Melissa Dahl
    If you suspect someone in your life is a narcissist, there may be an incredibly straightforward way to confirm your suspicions: Just ask them. New research suggests that simply asking narcissists to out themselves can be surprisingly effective. Specifically, researchers asked this question over a series of 11 studies: “To what extent do you agree with this statement: I am a narcissist.’” The participants — and there were about 2,200 of them in total — were told to answer on a scale of one to seven. As it turned out, their self-scoring results closely matched scores on the traditional method...
  • How to fool Boehner into NOT Impeaching Obama: Accuse Boehner of trying to Impeach Obama!

    07/29/2014 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 103 replies
    Graewoulf | July 29, 2014 | Graewoulf
    All it takes for Obama to protect himself from Impeachment is to accuse Boehner of trying to Impeach him. Always a fool for reverse psychology traps, Boehner dutifully held a Presser today and said: "We have no plans to Impeach the president. We have no future plans. It is all a sham." BINGO! Obama's part-time Day Job is safe, because Boehner is really, Really, REALLY STUPID! Speaker “Blank Check” Boehner has convinced most voters in the Public and US House of Representatives that NOTHING CAN BE DONE to punish B. Hussein Obama for violating the US Constitution unless he is...
  • Exclusive: Ohio State core class teaches Christians are dumber than atheists

    07/28/2014 3:41:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    CampusReform.org ^ | 7-24-2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    An Ohio State University (OSU) class has apparently determined another fundamental difference between Christians and atheists: their IQ points. An online quiz from the school’s Psychology 1100 class, provided to Campus Reform via tip, asked students to pick which scenario they found most likely given that “Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125.” The correct answer? “Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian.” According to a student in the class who wished to remain anonymous, the question was a part of an online homework quiz. Students were required to complete a certain...
  • Early Risers More Likely To Cheat And Behave Dishonestly At Night, US Study Finds

    07/17/2014 10:48:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 17, 2014 | Raziye Akkoc
    Early Risers More Likely To Cheat And Behave Dishonestly At Night, US Study Finds By Raziye Akkoc Early risers are more likely to behave dishonestly and cheat during night time hours, a study has found. Those who rise early see their energy levels decrease during the day which directly affects their behaviour. Researchers believe the way a person's internal body clock works could have an impact on the workplace. Psychologists tested the honesty of almost 200 individuals by asking them to undertake problem-solving tests and games. Those who took part were tested on how honest they were about their perfomance,...
  • Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless

    07/17/2014 8:52:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 77 replies
    Vox ^ | July 15, 2014 | Joseph Stromberg
    The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is probably the most widely used personality test in the world. An estimated 2 million people take it annually, at the behest of corporate HR departments, colleges, and even government agencies. The company that makes and markets the test makes somewhere around $20 million each year. The only problem? The test is completely meaningless.
  • That Study Showing Kids With Same-Sex Parents Fare Better? Yeah, the Media Left a Few Details Out.

    07/10/2014 7:59:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/10/2014 | Katrina Trinko
    There’s been no shortage of media coverage of a new study that purportedly shows that children raised by same-sex partners fare better than other children.“Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows,” was the headline of a Washington Post story. “Largest-ever study of same-sex couples’ kids finds they’re better off than other children,” proclaimed Vox, while NBCNews.com announced, “Children of Same-Sex Parents Are Healthier: Study.”But the actual study is a little more, well, complicated.In an article published on Public Discourse, University of Texas at Austin professor Mark Regnerus takes issue with the study’s method.The study, conducted...
  • Men Would Rather Give Themselves Electric Shocks Than Sit Alone With Their Thoughts

    07/03/2014 3:25:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/3/2014 | Jesse Singal
    Most people don’t think it’s fun to sit alone with nothing to do but think — it’s part of the reason for obsessive phone-checking during idle moments. A new study in Science highlights just how unenjoyable this experience is: in short, very. To the point that some people will choose to shock themselves rather than sit alone with nothing to do for a little while. The researchers conducted 11 experiments in a variety of settings and among a variety of age groups. In most of them, subjects were asked to simply chill out and think for 6 to 15 minutes...
  • Supreme Court won't intervene in Calif. ban on gay-conversion therapy

    06/30/2014 12:25:37 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/30/2014 | SHARON BERNSTEIN
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider arguments against California's ban on a controversial therapy aimed at reversing homosexuality in children, allowing the prohibition to be enforced in the most populous U.S. state. The court's decision not to take up the case follows a ruling by an appeals court last year that the prohibition on so-called "gay conversion therapy" for minors is not a violation of the constitutional rights of counselors or parents, as argued by a conservative religious group that challenged the ban. "The Court's refusal to accept the appeal of extreme ideological therapists who practice the...
  • Woman, 25, takes life-size cutout of her late father around the world

    06/20/2014 1:13:16 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Today ^ | 6-20-14 | Scott Stump
    Burned out from her job and still mourning the loss of her father, Jinna Yang decided to dramatically shake up her life and honor the memory of a man who always put others first. In April, Yang, 25, quit her job in digital media in Manhattan, sold about 80 percent of her belongings and bought a one-way plane ticket to Iceland. Before she left, she took an old photo of a tuxedo-clad Jay Yang and had a company she found online make a life-size cardboard cutout of her father, who died from cancer at 52 on Aug. 24, 2012. Jay...
  • Why Divorced Men Are Best to Date (and Marry)

    06/08/2014 11:33:25 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 169 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 06/05/2014 | Laurel House
    He has been broken down! Divorced men understand what it's like to be in a committed relationship within which there are compromises and accommodations. His resistance has already been broken down by another woman so that you don't have to endure the push back yourself. He uses his words. Divorced men tend to be better communicators. There is a decent chance that he went to therapy during his marriage, if not after, and he has become fairly proficient at communicating needs and feelings more clearly. He's been broken in! Another thing about divorced men that you might not want to...