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Easing Old People’s Loneliness Can Help Keep Them Healthy

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

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Click Here to Read:  Easing Old People’s Loneliness Can Help Keep Them Healthy by Anna Gorman on the NPR website on January 1, 2017

Emil Girardi, 83, and Shipra Narruhn, 67, chat in Girardi’s San Francisco apartment. They were paired through a nonprofit called Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly, which aims to relieve isolation and loneliness
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Feminism Lost. Now What?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

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Click Here to Read: Feminism Lost. Now What? “It’s amazing to me the lightning speed at which these issues have receded. The story is the total omission of women.” By Susan Chira in The New York Times on December 30, 2016.

How a 6-year-old got locked on a psych ward

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

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Click Here to Read:  How a 6-year-old got locked on a psych ward by Rosalind Adams on the Buzzfeed News website on December 30, 2016.

The GRU: Putin’s No-Longer-So-Secret Weapon

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The GRU: Putin’s No-Longer-So-Secret Weapon: Long regarded as the understudy of the infamous KGB and its successor services, Russian military intelligence is now front and center in the Moscow-Washington showdown by Michael Weiss on the Daily Beast website on December 31, 2016.

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70 years ago: Sigmund Freud’s Journey into Exile

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  70 years ago: Sigmund Freud’s Journey into Exile by Roland Kaufhold and Hans-Jürgen Wirth on the Hagalil website.

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The Psychological Research That Helps Explain the Election

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Psychological Research That Helps Explain the Election By Maria Konnikova in The New Yorker on December 25, 2016.

Research on psychological concepts like “cultural tightness” and “optimism bias” offers insight into the rise of Donald Trump.

PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK WALLHEISER / GETTY

The Silent Hero

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Silent Hero on the Accidental Talmudist website on December 24, 2015.

The Shame of Aleppo

Monday, December 26th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Shame of Aleppo by Bernard-Henri Lévy on the Algemeiner website on December 25, 2016.

Children in Aleppo during the bloody Syrian civil war. Photo: UN.

Will smartphone apps take over the role of your mental therapist?

Monday, December 26th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Will smartphone apps take over the role of your mental therapist? The habitual reliance on smart phone technologies are enabling mental health apps to bloom. Will they meet their aim without causing harm? By David Ireland and Dana Bradford in The Indian Economist on December 26, 2016.

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For Depressed Teens, Therapy Shows No Edge Over Routine Care

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: For Depressed Teens, Therapy Shows No Edge Over Routine Care: Expert support and encouragement (with meds as needed) may suffice on Peter D. Kramer’s In Practice blog on the Psychology Today Blogs on December 22, 2016.

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The attorney general could have ordered FBI Director James Comey not to send his bombshell letter on Clinton emails

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The attorney general could have ordered FBI Director James Comey not to send his bombshell letter on Clinton emails. Here’s why she didn’t By Sari Horwitz in the Washington Post on December 22, 2016.

FBI Director James B. Comey testifies during a hearing on July 7 before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Could Trump’s Tweets Spark a Nuclear Arms Race?

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Could Trump’s Tweets Spark a Nuclear Arms Race? A nonproliferation expert puts the president-elect’s latest remarks in context by Vann R. Newkirk II in the Atlantic Monthly on December 22, 2016,

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Resisting the Mind Games of Donald Trump and the One Percent

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Resisting the Mind Games of Donald Trump and the One Percent by Roy Eidelson on the CounterPunch website on December 22, 2016.

New Zealand’s first victory over MCC

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: New Zealand’s first victory over MCC: It was perhaps the last opportunity for the New Zealanders to be taken seriously as a cricketing power, and ensure a return of another MCC side anytime soon.
By Arunabha Sengupta on the Cricket County website on December 22, 2016.

With 9 for 86, Arthur Fisher was the main architect of the victory. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons.

How Social Isolation Is Killing Us

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How Social Isolation Is Killing Us By Dhruv Khullar In The New York Times on December 22, 2016.

Click Here to Purchase:   Encounters with Loneliness: Only the Lonely Edited by Arlene Kramer Richards, Lucille Spira and Arthur A. Lynch on IPBooks.net

Click Here to Read: Discussion Group # 108: Towards and Understanding of Loneliness and Aloneness with Arlene Kramer Richards, Lucille Spira, and Arthur Lynch at APsaA in January 2017 on this website.

Social isolation is a growing epidemic, one that’s increasingly recognized as having dire physical, mental and emotional consequences. DAMON WINTER / THE NEW YORK TIMES

I spent 5 years with some of Trump’s biggest fans. Here’s what they won’t tell you.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Special report: I spent 5 years with some of Trump’s biggest fans. Here’s what they won’t tell you. How Donald Trump took a narrative of unfairness and twisted it to his advantage by By Arlie Russell Hochschild in Mother Jones on December 19, 2016.

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Speak with Love: How Your Words Literally Restructure Your Brain

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Speak with Love: How Your Words Literally Restructure Your Brain by Raven Fon on the Spririt Science website on May 18, 2016.

How Republics End

Monday, December 19th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How Republics End by Paul Krugman in the New York Times on December 19, 2016.

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Donald Trump, This Is Not Normal!

Monday, December 19th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Donald Trump, This Is Not Normal! by Charles M. Blow in The New York Times on December 19, 2016.

A woman gestured to Donald Trump’s motorcade as it traveled through New York City on Friday.
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South Korea’s president fights impeachment and other demons

Monday, December 19th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: South Korea’s president fights impeachment and other demons: If she has to leave the presidential palace, it will not be the first time December 17th 2016.