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College courses may increase cognitive capacity, reduce debilitating effects of dementia for older adults

Older adults who take college courses may increase their cognitive capacity and possibly reduce their risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Tis the Season to be Melancholy (But Don’t be)

Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year

It’s like I hear the Peanuts song, “Christmas Time”; except the next verse, “happiness and cheer” isn’t necessarily a done deal; nor is it “fun for all”.   684 more words


Utah to challenge order to take baby from lesbians

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state officials are challenging a decision made by a Utah judge to a take a baby away from lesbian foster parents and place her with a heterosexual couple for the child’s well-being. 675 more words


Exploring Faculty Responsibilities Toward Students in Distress

On Wednesday, November 18th, the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education will host a seminar exploring faculty responsibilities towards students in distress. The event will take place from 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. 288 more words

Center For Ethics Education

Pentagon ‘gay’ rape debacle: Report alleging male-on-male sexual trauma retracted

The Washington Times

The American Psychological Association has taken the extraordinary step of retracting an in-house journal article that asserted the rate of rape and other sexual trauma among military men was as much as 15 times higher than the Pentagon’s own survey. 98 more words


Study: Time seems to move slower for some whites when blacks are approaching

For some white Americans, time may actually appear to move more slowly when they are approached by a black person, according to a new study… 235 more words


The APA has no real logical basis for labeling Asperger Syndrome a "disorder"

I touched upon this subject recently in my entry on Chris Harper-Mercer.  It’s an issue that has some pretty serious implications, and it has a connection to the way human brains can function, so I thought I’d write more about it. 379 more words

Asperger Syndrome