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Darby Saxbe – This Is Your Brain On Poverty

This guest post was written by Suzanne Houston, a doctoral candidate in developmental psychology at USC who uses neuroimaging techniques to study brain development in children and adolescents. All of you reading this sentence have been adolescents at one point.  You have experienced the years marked by self-consciousness and peer pressure; when your parents were too strict, and your teachers too annoying.  …

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JOSEPH NATOLI – Psychotic Shooters on the Open Frontier of Profit

“Each of the Republican candidates for the presidency declared last week that we should deal with school shootings by providing aggressive treatment of people with mental illness — not to alleviate the suffering of the mentally ill, but to protect other people from the mentally ill.” Andrew Solomon, “The Myth of the `Autistic Shooter,’ The New York Delusions are the belief in …

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Dylan Charles – The 10 Most Critical Things to Consider When Consuming Mainstream News

It’s no secret that 90% of American media is owned by just 6 corporate conglomerates, and it’s also no secret that the media is used by political and corporate propagandists as a tool to reach deep into the hearts and minds of the masses.Mainstream newscasts are a staged version of reality, and as world events continue to rise in pitch and …

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: protecting the private good? – Jeanne Lenzer

After revelations that the CDC is receiving some funding from industry, Jeanne Lenzer investigates how it might have affected the organization’s decisions The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes the following disclaimer with its recommendations: “CDC, our planners, and our content experts wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products . …