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How Climate Change Might Affect Your Health

Source: CNN - HealthA new report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of dire consequences if governments don't make "rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all

Is Sleeping Too Much Bad for Your Brain?

Source: Medical News TodayThe largest sleep study ever conducted concludes that both sleeping too little and too much negatively impacts cognitive ability, regardless of age.

UNC Leader Apologizes for School's History of Slavery

Source: U.S. News and World ReportThe chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has apologized for the school's history of slavery, adding that her words "must lead to purposeful

Sit-Stand Desks May Improve Job Performance, Psychological Health

Source: United Press International - Science NewsDesks that allow workers to sit as well as stand while using a computer apparently improve job performance and psychological health, according to a

Female-Male Personality Gap Wider in Gender-Equal Countries

Source: Psych CentralMale and female personalities are more polarized in countries with higher levels of gender equality, according to new findings by Swedish researchers from the University of

Fluoride Exposure in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids

Source: Psych CentralPregnant women with higher levels of fluoride in their urine may be more likely to have school-age children with certain symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Colorado to Vote—Again—on Slavery

Source: CNN - Top StoriesNext month, Colorado will vote on changing the language in its state constitution so that it no longer allows slavery as a form of punishment.

World Mental Health Day: What Is Mindfulness?

Source: BBC News - UK NewsOn World Mental Health Day, experts explain how mindfulness can help you make the most of each moment.

Britain Mulls Making Firms Disclose Ethnicity Pay Gap

Source: U.S. News and World ReportThe British government is considering making companies reveal the pay gap between white and non-white workers, in a bid to end disadvantages faced by employees from

Japan's Women Sailors Serve on Frontline of Gender Equality

Source: U.S. News and World ReportWomen serving on Japan's biggest warship, the Kaga, are a tight-knit group on the frontline of a push to...

UK Prime Minister Appoints Minister for Suicide Prevention

Source: BBC News - UK PoliticsTheresa May hopes move will tackle stigma, but experts question government's record on mental health.

What the New Report on Climate Change Asks of You

Source: CNN - Top StoriesA stark new report from the global scientific authority on climate change calls on individuals, as well as governments, to take action to avoid disastrous levels of global

Taiwan to Hold Referendum on Same-Sex Marriage Law

Source: Reuters - World NewsTaiwan will hold a public vote on whether its civil law should recognize same-sex marriage, two election officials told Reuters on Tuesday, reviving a debate over a

The Antigay Legacy of British Colonialism

Source: CNN - WorldA wave of joy and relief swept through India's LGBT community last week following a landmark decision by the country's Supreme Court to legalize consensual gay sex.

As Global Temperatures Rise, So Will Mental Health Issues, Study Says

Source: CNN - HealthNo matter where we live, weather touches each of us daily and the warming effects of climate change go beyond the physical environment.

#metoo, #weareallharassed Embolden New Generation of French Women

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company - Top Stories News#MeToo and #WeAreAllHarassed, which took off after a viral video showed Marie Laguerre being assaulted by a stranger on a Paris street, has

Transgender Activist to Make Debut Appearance As Superhero

Source: U.S. News and World ReportMaine transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit over using the girls' bathroom at her school to make her debut as TV's first transgender superhero.

Sexism in Wikipedia Reflects Sexism in the Media

Source: Yahoo News - ScienceIn May, a volunteer editor at Wikipedia rejected a submitted biographical article about Donna Strickland, on the grounds that the laser physicist did not meet the site’s

German Chancellor Visits Holocaust Memorial, Vows to Fight Anti-Semitism

Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesMerkel's visit came against a backdrop of resurgent nationalism and far-right violence in Germany which has been fueled by anger at her decision to welcome more than

Sexual Assault Has Long-Term Mental, Physical Impact

Source: U.S. News and World ReportA new study warns that sexual assault and harassment often take a significant long-term toll on a victim's mental and physical health, increasing the risk not only