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Dr. Theodore Rubin, High-Profile Psychoanalyst, Is Dead at 95

3 days ago from NY Times Health

Dr. Rubin was a public face of psychotherapy and a prolific author whose novel “Lisa and David” was the basis of the popular movie “David and Lisa.”

Extinguishing fear memories relies on an unusual change to DNA

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear. The findings could help guide the development of new treatments for fear-related anxiety disorders. Professor Timothy Bredy...

Teens view anxiety, depression as biggest problems in lives, study says

3 days ago from UPI

Most American teenagers say they view anxiety and depression as a major problem in the communities where they live, a Pew study released Wednesday indicates.

Cheyanne Harris sentenced to life in prison for son's diaper rash death

3 days ago from UPI

An Iowa woman was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after being found guilty of allowing her infant son to starve to death in 2017.

Did you get it? I can see it in your eyes

3 days ago from Science Daily

Small involuntary eye movements, independent of any response, can be used to determine whether one has successfully learned. This finding opens new possibilities in understanding the process of learning in...

Interacting with more people is shown to keep older adults more active

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that older adults who spend more time interacting with a wide range of people were more likely to be physically active and had greater emotional well-being.

Young children may see nationality as biological

3 days ago from Science Daily

Young children see national identity, in part, as biological in nature, a perception that diminishes as they get older. But despite changes in views of nationality as we age, the...

Trilobites: Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Scientists Camouflaged Horses to Find Out

3 days ago from NY Times Science

If you spend time around horses or flies, you might want to invest in some zebra print.

Veterans with PTSD have stronger bonds with service dogs than average person, study says

3 days ago from UPI

New research shows that service dogs and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder have an unusually strong connection, a new study says.

What parents should know before sharing about kids online

3 days ago from CBSNews - Science

A child's online footprint can begin before they are even born – starting when parents upload sonograms to social media

Coed Hasty Pudding makes its debut

3 days ago from Harvard Science

For Elle Shaheen ’21, being part of the first group of women cast in a Hasty Pudding Theatricals production felt like getting accepted into Harvard a second time. “It sparked that exact...

The Lonely Island announce first-ever, multi-city tour

3 days ago from UPI

Comedic rap group The Lonely Island have announced their first-ever, North American multi-city tour.

Listen: Pink releases new single 'Walk Me Home'

3 days ago from UPI

Pink shared a lyric video for her song "Walk Me Home" ahead of the release of her album "Hurts 2B Human."

Ethics watchdog declines to certify Wilbur Ross disclosure report

3 days ago from UPI

The Office of Government Ethics declined to certify a disclosure report from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross because he hasn't divested from BankUnited.

‘Medical Police': Netflix orders series starring 'Childrens Hospital' alums Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel

3 days ago from UPI

Netflix has ordered a new series from the team behind Adult Swim comedy "Childrens Hospital" titled "Medical Police" that stars Erinn Hayes and Rob Huebel.

Nepal social media bill sparks freedom of speech concerns

3 days ago from Physorg

Nepal's government on Wednesday tabled draft legislation that would impose harsh penalties for "improper" social media posts, igniting concerns it could be used to suppress freedom of speech and stifle...

People more likely to be generous towards charities if they donate before a windfall

3 days ago from Science Daily

People will donate more to charity if they make a pledge before receiving an unexpected cash windfall, a study has shown.

New nurses work overtime, long shifts, and sometimes a second job

3 days ago from Science Daily

New nurses are predominantly working 12-hour shifts and nearly half work overtime, trends that have remained relatively stable over the past decade, finds a new study by researchers at NYU...

Charo on husband Kjell Rasten's suicide: 'There are no words'

3 days ago from UPI

Charo broke her silence in an emotional Instagram post following husband Kjell Rasten's death Monday at age 79.

Daniel Radcliffe says he used alcohol to cope with 'Harry Potter' fame

3 days ago from UPI

"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe said he used to get "very drunk" as a teen as a way of handling public scrutiny.

Mobile video game players' mindset: They don't consider themselves "gamers," survey finds

3 days ago from Physorg

When you think of a "gamer," you might imagine the stereotype of teenagers or thirtysomething guys intensely playing Xbox or Playstation for hours at a time.

Don't be fooled by fake images and videos online

3 days ago from Physorg

One month before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, an "Access Hollywood" recording of Donald Trump was released in which he was heard lewdly talking about women. The then-candidate and his...

Rob Gronkowski retirement decision in next 'couple of weeks'

3 days ago from UPI

The football future of New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski will be decided in the next couple of weeks, according to his agent.

How to keep conservation policies from backfiring in a globally connected world

3 days ago from Physorg

For many years environmentalists have urged the public to "think globally, act locally" – meaning, consider the health of the planet, then take action in your own community.

Report: Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson split up again

3 days ago from UPI

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson reportedly broke up amid rumors the NBA star cheated with Kylie Jenner's best friend Jordyn Woods.

What parents should know before sharing about your kids online

3 days ago from CBSNews - Science

The Atlantic reports a child's online footprint can begin before they are even born. It starts when parents upload sonograms to social media. By the age of two, 92 percent...

Iceland sets whaling quotas despite falling profits

3 days ago from Physorg

Iceland has set new quotas for its controversial minke and fin whale hunt for the next five years despite declining profits recently, a decision bound to anger environmentalists.

Causal disentanglement is the next frontier in AI

3 days ago from Physorg

Recreating the human mind's ability to infer patterns and relationships from complex events could lead to a universal model of artificial intelligence.