Archive for the 'General News' Category

The Life-Changing Magic of Mushrooms

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Life-Changing Magic of Mushrooms: A single dose of magic mushrooms can make people with severe anxiety and depression better for months, according to a landmark pair of new studies by Olga Khazan in the Atlantic Monthly on December 1, 2016,

Click Here to Read: A Dose of a Hallucinogen From a ‘Magic Mushroom,’ and Then Lasting Peace by Jan Hoffman in The New York Times on December 1, 2016.

Click Here to Read:  Key ingredient in ‘magic mushrooms’ eased cancer patients’ fear of death By Laurie McGinley in The Washington Post on December 1, 2016.
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C.I.A. Doctors, Ethics and Torture

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: C.I.A. Doctors, Ethics and Torture Letter to the Editor of the New York Times by Robert Lifton on November 29, 2016,

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Click Here to Read: Donald Trump Faces Obstacles to Resuming Waterboarding By Matt Apuzzo and James Risen in The New York Times on November 28, 2016.

How to Manipulate Donald Trump

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How to Manipulate Donald Trump: He’s an emotional weakling, and his recent interviews give us models for dealing with it By William Saletan on the Slate Website on November 29, 2016.

President-elect Donald Trump leaves after a meeting at the New York Times on Nov. 22. Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images

Waiting for the Barbarians

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Waiting for the Barbarians By Chris Hedges on the TruthDig website on Nov 27, 2016.

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Justifying Torture: CIA Psychologist’s Book Defends His Role

Monday, November 28th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Justifying Torture: CIA Psychologist’s Book Defends His Role: James Mitchell says he’s haunted but has no regrets about waterboarding suspected terrorists by Jessica Schulberg on the Huffington Post website on
November 28, 2016.

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Five myths about the alt-right

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read and View: Five myths about the alt-right By Olivia Nuzzi in the Washington Post on November 23, 2016.

No, they aren’t just pranksters and they aren’t an extension of European nationalism. Reporter and author Olivia Nuzzi tackles five myths about the alt-right. (Adriana Usero/The Washington Post)

Fidelmania

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Fidelmania by Esther Allen on the New York Review of Books website on September 22, 2016.

Seven years after the start of the revolution, rebel army leader Camilo Cienfuegos, center, and his fellow “barbudos” approaching Havana, 1959

Trump: The Choice We Face

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Trump: The Choice We Face by Masha Gessen on the New York Review of Books website on November 27, 2016.

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Masters of Love: Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosityv

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Masters of Love: Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity by Emily Esfahani Smith in the Atlantic Monthly on June 12, 2014/

The capacity for evil lies within us all, argues psychoanalyst Dr Coline Covington

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The capacity for evil lies within us all, argues psychoanalyst Dr Coline Covington by Coline Covington on the Herald Scotland website on November 27, 2016.

Clinton’s loss is one more nail in the coffin of center-left politics in the West

Friday, November 25th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Clinton’s loss is one more nail in the coffin of center-left politics in the West By James McAuley and Griff Witte in the Washington POst on November 24, 2016.

Emmanuel Macron, France’s former economy minister and head of the centrist political movement En Marche, campaigns in Marseille this month for president. (Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters)

America’s election has led to a boomlet for therapists

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: America’s election has led to a boomlet for therapists BY E.B. on the Economist website on November 24th 2016.

Much better way to handle juvenile offenders

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Much better way to handle juvenile offenders By Dr. Frank Barham on the East Bay Times website on November 22, 2016.

Trump voters — it’s not me, it’s you

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Trump voters — it’s not me, it’s you By Garrison Keillor in The Washington POst on November 21, 2016.

A supporter of President-elect Donald Trump shouts at Trump protesters near Trump Tower in New York on Nov. 20.

(Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters)

German Evangelicals Renounce Centuries-Old Mission to Convert Jews

Monday, November 21st, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  German Evangelicals Renounce Centuries-Old Mission to Convert Jews
By Abra Forman on the Breaking Israel News website on November 20, 2016.

Martin Luther statue at the Dresden Frauenkirche, Church of Our Lady is a Lutheran church in Dresden, eastern Germany. (Meunierd/Shutterstock)
Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/78859/german-evangelicals-renounce-centuries-old-mission-convert-jews/#fxAYFmjBAc5RZl0u.99

Secrets of Les Invalides: Home to war veterans and Napoleon

Monday, November 21st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Secrets of Les Invalides: Home to war veterans and Napoleon By Joanna Cockerell, Stéphanie Cheval, Georges Yazbeck, Nadia Charbit on the France24 website on August 26, 2016.

A Thanksgiving Primer For Trump Supporters

Monday, November 21st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: A Thanksgiving Primer For Trump Supporters by Todd Essig on the Forbes Magazine website on Novmber 21, 2016.

Donald Trump on the campaign trial with some enthusiastic supporters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘All my life suddenly made sense’: how it feels to be diagnosed with autism late in life

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: ‘All my life suddenly made sense’: how it feels to be diagnosed with autism late in life: Jon Adams was 52 when he learned he had Asperger syndrome. As adult referrals rise, he and others explain the impact – good and bad – of a late diagnosis by John Harris on The Guardian website on November 19, 2016.

Jon Adams has known that he has Asperger syndrome since April 2013. Photograph: Rosie Barnes

Obama has become a therapist for those suffering from Trump anxiety

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Obama has become a therapist for those suffering from Trump anxiety: US president’s trip to Europe has had to be repurposed from celebration to consolation, as he tries to convince the world it’s ‘not the apocalypse’ by Julian Borger on the Guardian website on November 19, 2016.

Barack Obama boards the Air Force One after his talks with heads of state in Europe Photograph: Rainer Jensen/EPA

‘Saved’ Yiddish propaganda film is haunting glimpse into lost world of pre-war Polish Jewry

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: ‘Saved’ Yiddish propaganda film is haunting glimpse into lost world of pre-war Polish Jewry:  1936 documentary ‘Mir Kumen On’ unintentionally portends the horrors that awaited its subjects BY Jordan Hoffman on The Times of Israel website on November 19, 2016.