Source: The GuardianAn advert for a skin-whitening cream that appeared to offer university scholarships to students with fairer skin has stoked a debate over racism in Thailand, where Unilever – the company behind the ad – has been forced to apologise for any "misunderstandings".
Source: Google News - HealthCountless school kids suffer concussions and the key to recovery is physical and mental rest. A team of pediatrics has come up with new guidelines for allowing children back to school after concussion.
Source: ScienceDailyBy measuring the electrical activity of cheek muscles and associated neural responses, researchers show that people are actually biologically responsive to taking pleasure in the pain of others, a reaction known as "Schadenfreude.".
Source: USA Today - U.S. NewsDecisions are split 2-1 in cases filed by transgender Iowans.
Source: CNN - US NewsA fourth New Yorker is saying that he was targeted outside a New York City department store because of his race.
Source: The Age - World NewsWomen of the world: pack your warmest sweaters, and head immediately to Iceland.
Source: Medical News TodayA new web-based intervention tool for challenging behaviors has been shown to be effective as far as its function-based intervention components are concerned, a team from CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disorders) reported in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders1. Called the "BIP Builder", it is one of the components of an online autism solution known as Skills® (BIP stands for Behavioral Intervention Plan)...
Source: Medical News TodayEmotionally intelligent people have the ability to manipulate others to satisfy their own interest, according to new research published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, by Yuki Nozaki and colleagues at Kyoto University. Emotional intelligence refers to the ability of a person to appropriately regulate self-related and other-related emotions, and is generally associated with prosocial behavior and better interpersonal relationships. However,...
Source: Globe and Mail - WorldA recent opinion poll found 53 per cent of the public supported a same-sex marriage bill currently being considered for passage, although acceptance of a gay family member remains low.
Source: Yahoo News - HealthTalk therapy performed by nurses and other clinic staff may help people with health anxiety stop worrying about being sick when they're not, a new study suggests. The goal of so-called cognitive behavior therapy, or CBT, is to help people understand how their thoughts and attitudes affect how they feel and how they respond to situations. It then addresses practical steps people can take to improve negative thoughts and outcomes. ...