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Costa Rica Supreme Court Rules Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Source: BBC News - Top HeadlinesCosta Rica's Supreme Court has ruled that the country's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional and discriminatory.

At "America First Energy Conference," Climate Change Is Fake

Source: U.S. News and World ReportBy Collin EatonNEW ORLEANS - Pumping carbon dioxide into the air makes the planet greener; the United Nations puts out fake science about...

Exercise Tied to Better Mental Health, But Only to a Point

Source: Reuters - HealthA study in the United States has found that people who exercise several times a week report having better mental health than those who take no exercise, with team sports and

Transgender Hollywood Seeks Recognition, Not Just Roles

Source: U.S. News and World ReportTransgender actors and advocates in Hollywood are seeking recognition, and not just in casting of transgender roles.

Experimental Video Game May Boost Empathy in Children

Source: United Press International - Science NewsResearchers have developed a video game they believe can improve empathy of children in middle school.

Study Details What Sets Leaders Apart From Followers

Source: Psych CentralA new study identifies the cognitive and neurobiological processes that influence whether someone is more likely to take on a leadership role or delegate decision-making.

U.S. Judge Bars Trump Policy Restricting Transgender Troops

Source: Reuters - US NewsA U.S. court on Monday ruled the Trump administration could not enforce an updated policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, becoming the

Teachers Learn About Slavery at Robert E. Lee's Birthplace

Source: U.S. News and World ReportAt Stratford Hall in Virginia, birthplace of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a group of K-12 teachers gathered recently to talk about slavery and how to teach it.

Petition Promotes Open, Critical, Civil, and Inclusive Discourse in Psychology

Source: Social Psychology Network NewsIn an effort to promote open, critical, civil, and inclusive scientific discourse in psychology, a group of prominent social psychologists and others have

How Sleep Can Affect Relationships, According to Science

Source: Time MagazineIn a properly functioning body, sleep helps the brain process your emotions and memories from the day. You wake up well-rested with enough mental space to both create and log new

Facebook, Instagram Offer Time Limit Tool Amid Mental Health Concerns

Source: BBC News - TechnologyUsers will be able to restrict time spent on the apps following concerns that prolonged use negatively affects mental health.

Gallup: Most Americans Overlook Restaurant Menu Nutrition Labels

Source: United Press International - Science NewsMost Americans overlook menu nutrition labels at restaurants, results of a new Gallup Poll show.

How ADHD Medications Affect Cognition and Behavior in Kids

Source: Psych CentralAlthough stimulants have been used for years to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in school-aged children, just how they reduce symptoms and improve behavior

Depressed Parents Take Kids to Doctor More Often, Study Suggests

Source: Reuters - HealthParents with depression may be more likely to take their children to the doctor than those without mental health problems, a UK study suggests.

High Body Fat in Older Adults Linked to Cognitive Impairment

Source: United Press International - Health NewsA higher waist-to-hip ratio was linked to reduced cognitive function in adults older than 60, according to a study in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Google Glass and App May Help Kids With Autism

Source: Yahoo News - ScienceGoogle Glass may have never been a hit with the average consumer, but it could soon become an important tool for children with autism who hope to improve their social

Alcohol in Breast Milk May Lead to Lower Cognition in Kids

Source: CNN - HealthChildren's exposure to alcohol through breast milk may cause a comparable drop in their cognitive abilities, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

Americans Think Smoking Pot Is Less Harmful Than Cigarettes, Poll Finds

Source: U.S. News and World ReportA Gallup poll found that Americans think tobacco products are more harmful than marijuana and e-cigarettes.

In Anorexia, Brain’s Reward Response to Taste Tied to Anxiety

Source: Psych CentralIn patients with anorexia nervosa, the brain’s reward response to taste is alternatively linked with high anxiety and a drive for thinness, and this association could play a role

Rename Austin, Texas? Report Suggests Looking Into It

Source: CNN - Top StoriesThe city of Austin was named after Stephen F. Austin, who is referred to as the "Father of Texas." But a report released last week by the city's Equity Office raised the issue