By Catherine Carstairs, Professor and Chair, University of Guelph. Canada is on track to legalize marijuana on July 1. But why was it criminalized in the first place? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld In 1923, when it became illegal to possess cannabis in Canada, very few Canadians would have heard of the drug, let alone tried it.… (more…)

How pot-smoking became illegal in Canada

By Catherine Carstairs, Professor and Chair, University of Guelph. Canada is on track to legalize marijuana on July 1. But why was it criminalized in the first place? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld In 1923, when it became illegal to possess cannabis in Canada, very few Canadians would have heard of the drug, let alone tried it.… Read more

Cambridge pays tribute to Hawking

Students were inspired by physicist’s tenacity, spirit The death of Stephen Hawking reverberated around the world but it was particularly resonant at a small college in Cambridge that the physicist described as a “constant thread running through my life”. The flag at Gonville and Caius College was lowered to half-staff in honor of the man who… Read more

Luke Bryan’s new video offers a much-needed shot of hope

Luke Bryan If you spend much time on social media or invest too much in network news, you really can lose faith in humanity. Between random acts of violence, social injustice and political dissent, it seems there is more bad news than good. And some keyboard warriors and trolls do their dead level best to make… Read more

How Stephen Hawking supported the Palestinian cause

Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned scientist who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76, was known not only for his groundbreaking work, but for his support for Palestine. Hawking, who had motor neurone disease, made headlines in May 2013 when he decided to boycott a high-profile conference in Israel where he was scheduled to speak.… Read more

Our stupid brains love spreading lies all over the internet

A new study from MIT suggests “fake news” often trumps the truth. Think before you RT, my dude. DepositPhotos Social media allows us to catch news in real time, but it also makes it incredibly easy for false information to spread. A new study published this week in Science suggests that hoaxes, whether they be unintentional… Read more

500 Canadian Doctors Protest Pay Raises

Hundreds of Canadian doctors, medical specialists and residents, as well as medical students, have signed a petition protesting their own pay raises, instead asking that the money be reallocated to help nurses and patients in need. “We, Quebec doctors who believe in a strong public system, oppose the recent salary increases negotiated by our medical federations,”… Read more

Your Smile Changes Stress Levels Of Those Who See it

There are many ways to read a smile, and they’re not always positive. A new study suggests that our brains may be able to read the subtle differences between different types of smiles, which apparently affect our stress levels. The newly published study on male college students revealed how friendly-looking smiles can be a buffer against… Read more

#MeToo on the 1930s silver screen

By Marsha Gordon, Professor of Film Studies, North Carolina State University. In ‘Three Wise Girls’ (1932), Cassie (Jean Harlow) has to fend off her handsy boss. Columbia Pictures Corporation, Author provided Time’s 2017 Person of the Year was “The Silence Breakers,” a growing contingent of women who have been speaking out about sexual harassment by men… Read more

‘America’s Pastor’: Evangelist Billy Graham dead at 99

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Billy Graham, the dynamic Charlotte-born evangelist whose pioneering talent for combining old-time religion and modern media brought him a worldwide flock and greater fame than any other religious figure in American history, died Wednesday. Growing up on a dairy farm near what is now Park Road Shopping Center, Graham’s first idea of heaven… Read more

How Political Pessimism Helps Doom Tougher Gun Laws

It’s predictable after every new mass-shooting horror: The political right’s reflexive call for “thoughts and prayers,” which is then mocked by people who favor more gun restrictions for lacking any accompanying ideas for preventing future killings. But there’s an equally predictable refrain on the center-left and in the media, too: “Once again, nothing will be done.”… Read more

Florida teacher’s sincere response to the murders of 17 shared 600,000 times — and counting

An educator at Eustis聽Middle School in Florida who was just named “Teacher of the Year” last month posted her reaction on social media to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead. RELATED: Trump flashes smiles, thumbs up as he visits Florida shooting victims Kelly Guthrie Raley’s response has been shared… Read more

Florida teacher’s sincere response to the murders of 17 shared 600,000 times — and counting

An educator at Eustis聽Middle School in Florida who was just named “Teacher of the Year” last month posted her reaction on social media to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead. RELATED: Trump flashes smiles, thumbs up as he visits Florida shooting victims Kelly Guthrie Raley’s response has been shared… Read more

‘Jared Kushner Act’ Would Ban Unpaid Rent Arrests

Jared Kushner’s name could rise to a new level of infamy. A Maryland lawmaker has introduced the “Jared Kushner Act,” a bill that would bar judges in the state from issuing civil arrest warrants for tenants being sued for less than $5,000 in unpaid rent, The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday. The bill named comes five months… Read more

Violent past, digital future: Angela Merkel’s remarks at Davos

By Elizabeth Heineman, Professor of History and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies, University of Iowa. Merkel after her address in Davos AP Photo/Markus Schreiber Two world wars and a genocide have a way of focusing the mind. Maybe that’s why references to “lessons of the past” are almost ritualistic in addresses such as German Chancellor Angela… Read more

Justin Trudeau shot down a heckler in a town hall, and Jerry Seinfeld actually responded

What do dashing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and comedian Jerry Seinfeld have in common? Well, for one thing, they both have the same method for responding to hecklers. It all began when a town hall being hosted by Trudeau was interrupted by determined hecklers. So what did Trudeau do? He used what some have called… Read more

Richest one percent made 82% of wealth created last year: Oxfam

The world’s richest one percent raked in 82 percent of the wealth created last year while the poorest half of the population received none, Oxfam said Monday, as the world’s elite prepared to mingle at the World Economic Forum in Davos. A new report from the charity also found that the wealth of billionaires has grown… Read more

Report: Wealthy Earned Enough to End Poverty in 2017

Last year, the world’s billionaires made over $462 billion combined, enough money to end extreme poverty around the globe seven times over. With a new billionaire added to the list nearly every two days, wealth inequality widened, according to a new report from Oxfam. Forty-two of the richest people in the world now hold as much… Read more

Norwegians say: ‘No thanks, Mr President!’ to immigration welcome

Donald Trump may prefer immigrants from Norway rather than from what he reportedly called ‘shithole’ countries such as Haiti or those in Africa. But people in the Nordic nation – last year named the happiest place on earth – have no desire to move to the US, according to a report on Norwegian national TV. “Absolutely… Read more

EDITORIAL: Women stronger than men, live longer

Researchers at the Max Planck Odense Center at the University of Southern Denmark have just discovered what everybody already knew (which is the most persuasive kind of research): Women are stronger than men, and they live longer, too. Women not only live longer than men in ordinary times, but the new research shows that women lived… Read more

Why are huge numbers of Americans preparing for doomsday?

FORT WORTH, Texas — It’s always good advice to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. And Americans apparently are embracing the sentiment behind that old saying — big time. Two-thirds of Americans (65.5 percent) have stockpiled materials to survive a natural or political disaster. That’s among the findings of a survey released last… Read more

Meryl Streep says scrutiny over her Weinstein silence should be turned on Melania Trump

Actress Meryl Streep says curiosity over her silence regarding disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein should be directed at other women: First Lady Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump. The New York Times interviewed actor Tom Hanks and Ms. Streep for their upcoming movie “The Post,” but the conversation soon turned to Hollywood’s sexual misconduct scandals and the… Read more

Pope Francis Calls 2017 A ‘Wasted’ Year Of Death, Lies

Pope Francis thought 2017 was a terrible year, too. I n his last public address of this tumultuous year, the pontiff called 2017 a “wasted” year that was filled with death and lies, harming the environment and humanity as a whole. Speaking at an evening vespers service in St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pope said humanity had… Read more

Why justice is more important than the rule of law

By Klaus Mladek, Associate Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College. Special Counsel Robert Mueller. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File The 2017 Stress in America survey has confirmed it: Americans are officially freaking out. The survey, conducted by the Harris Poll, reports that what keeps many Americans up at night is genuine political anxiety.… Read more

The dangerous belief that white people are under attack

By Clara Wilkins, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Wesleyan University. Lucian Wintrich, left, leaves court on Dec. 11 after charges of breach of peace were dropped. In November, Wintrich had delivered a speech at the University of Connecticut titled ‘It’s OK To Be White.’ AP Photo/Jessica Hill In August, the Justice Department decided to investigate instances of… Read more

How the ‘Greatest Showman’ paved the way for Donald Trump

By Michael Greenwald, Emeritus Professor of Theater, Texas A&M University . ‘I don’t care what they say about me,’ P.T. Barnum once said, ‘as long as they spell my name correctly.’ Everett Historical/ Historian James Cook, in his 2001 book “The Arts of Deception,” points to July 1835 as “the birth date of modern American popular… Read more

For over 90 years, this Holocaust survivor’s art has kept him alive

When you step inside artist Kalman Aron’s modest apartment in Beverly Hills, a lifetime of creation surrounds you. The walls are covered in paintings and finished canvases are stacked on the floors, a dozen deep. The paintings range from portraits to landscapes to abstract works. They’re just a fraction of the roughly 2,000 pieces Aron says… Read more

2017 Nobel prize winners

Sweden’s royal family lead by King Carl XVI Gustaf put on a glittering display on Sunday in Stockholm as the world’s great and the good were awarded their prestigious Nobel prizes. Those for medicine, physics, chemistry, literature and economics are handed out in Sweden, while the one for peace always takes place in Norway. At an… Read more

U.N. Official Shocked at Poverty In Rural Alabama

A United Nations official investigating poverty in the United States was shocked at the level of environmental degradation in some areas of rural Alabama, saying he had never seen anything like it in the developed world. “I think it’s very uncommon in the First World. This is not a sight that one normally sees. I’d have… Read more

Beyoncé gave Colin Kaepernick a “legacy” award last night, and Tomi Lahren wasn’t having it

Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Colin Kaepernick Colin Kaepernick was this year’s recipient of Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, which he accepted in person from surprise presenter Beyoncé Knowles-Carter on Tuesday night. .@Beyonce presents @Kaepernick7 with SI’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award Watch Kaepernick’s full speech on Friday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network #Sportperson… Read more

Why you’re never really happy with the things you buy anymore

Constant bargain hunting makes us value all the wrong things about shopping. Mindless shopping for deals just makes you less happy in the long-run. Deposit Photos I wasn’t supposed to be looking at leather jackets in Macy’s. Had I gone in the entrance closest to the online order pick-up desk, I wouldn’t have found myself stroking… Read more

“Now I will carry him”: Shaun Cassidy shares tearjerking tribute to brother David

Shaun David Cassidy Actor Shaun Cassidy remembered his late brother David in a lovely tribute about their younger years. “The Partridge Family” star died from organ failure after a hospital stay from complications relating to his dementia. He was 67. Watch the video RELATED: David Cassidy’s on-screen little brother’s emotional tribute will break your heart Shaun… Read more

World Kindness Day 2017 Quotes

Monday is World Kindness Day, a day marked to celebrate the people who have brought goodness into the world and also those who want the world to be a better place to live in by sharing their love and care. The day was officially marked on Nov. 13, 1998, following the World Kindness Movement and since… Read more

Here’s why your local TV news is about to get even worse

By Margot Susca, Professorial Lecturer, American University School of Communication. Beaming in news from far away. Daniel Fung/ Considering the history of television news a few years ago, iconic anchor Ted Koppel declared that CBS’ 1968 debut of “60 Minutes” forever altered the landscape of broadcast journalism: A news program drew enough advertising to turn a… Read more

Today’s Teens Might Be Better Law-Abiding Citizens Than Any Generation in 60 Years

More than a decade of data reveals that American teens have become far less likely to abuse alcohol, nicotine, and illicit drugs, and less likely to engage in delinquent behaviors, such as fighting and stealing. Researchers found that the number of substance-use disorders among 12- to 17-year olds had declined by 49% over a 12-year span,… Read more

Trump Ignored His Kids Until College, Ivana Says

Donald Trump’s first wife Ivana claims he wasn’t able to speak to his children properly until they were adults. In a radio interview with AM970’s The Answer released on Sunday, in which she was promoting her new book Raising Trump, the former model and businesswoman said the president had found it difficult to interact with the… Read more

White Nationalists Pose Threat to America, Say Troops

White nationalists like those that marched in Charlottesville in August pose a greater danger to America’s national security than conflicts in which the U.S. is fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, say U.S. troops. In a new poll of 1,131 active-duty soldiers conducted by The Military Times after the August “Unite the Right” rally… Read more

This entourage of weirdos hangs out in Earth’s cosmic neighborhood

Don’t you want to meet them? The famous “blue marble” photo of the Earth. This image was taken by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. NASA Earth is a planet of habit. It rigorously adheres to a whirlwind of a daily schedule, spinning through its tasks (mostly: spinning.) In terms of long-term plans, it… Read more

‘Death by overwork’: occupational hazard for Japan’s media

The news that a young reporter at Japan’s public broadcaster had worked herself to death came as little surprise to those inside the country’s media, where a culture of excessively long hours has become the norm. “I thought it would happen eventually because we work like crazy… like a slave,” said a journalist at one of… Read more

NFL player says he will “be done with football” if required to stand for national anthem

As much as the higher-ups in the NFL want it to go away, it doesn’t look like the issue of players standing or kneeling during the national anthem will go away anytime soon. In fact, one player feels so strong about what his protest stands for that he’d be willing to leave the league. Tennessee Titans’… Read more

An anarchist takes on the drug industry – by teaching patients to make their own meds

MENLO PARK, Calif. – The anarchist grew animated as he explained his plan to subvert a pillar of global capitalism by teaching the poor to make their own medicines – pharmaceutical industry patents be damned. Then he took another sip from a flute of Taittinger champagne. Swaggering, charismatic, and complex, Michael Laufer has become a fixture… Read more

Bringing Bodies Home Last Step After Las Vegas Shooting

Tony Burditus checked in at the Las Vegas airport by himself on Friday. Denise Burditus, his wife of 32 years, was killed in front of him Sunday evening and he stayed for the week to answer questions and fill out official forms so he wouldn’t leave her body behind when he flew home to West Virginia.… Read more

Report Details Digital Divide Among Nations

A recent report provides some surprises about which countries are gaining traction in the digital space and which are stalling. Researchers at the Fletcher School of International Affairs at Tufts University in Massachusetts looked at where digital is replacing “physical interactions,” in communications, society and politics, commerce, media and entertainment. For example, instead of handing over… Read more

Tom Petty Regretted Flying the Confederate Flag on Tour

Tom Petty, the Southern rocker who died Monday night at the age of 66, regretted for decades an “ignorant” decision to fly the Confederate flag during a 1985 concert tour, calling it “a downright stupid thing to do.” Related: Tom Petty was a brilliant songwriter Petty was born in Gainesville, Florida, and grew up steeped in… Read more

White Men Most Likely To Commit Mass Shootings

The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was shocking in its scale — but it wasn’t a surprise that it was committed by a white male. Statistics show that since 1982, the majority of mass shootings — 54 percent — were committed by white men, according to data from Mother Jones. Black people were the second… Read more

Who is San Juan’s Mayor?

President Donald Trump kicked off his weekend by attacking the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Twitter as she continued to beg for aid after Hurricane Maria. Without naming her, Trump slammed Carmen Yulín Cruz and accused her pleas for help of being politically motivated. “The mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only… Read more

Trump is dangerous, mental health experts claim in a new book. Are they right?

When pundits and political opponents warn that President Trump “is not mentally equipped” for the office he holds, that he might have “a psychiatric condition unfolding,” or that he could simply be “crazy,” it has little more credibility than the small hands/small [other anatomy] pseudo-medical assertion that the nation was treated to during the Republican primaries… Read more

Trump Says He Won’t Waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump has made it clear his administration isn’t planning to allow any additional outside aid to get into Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Speaking with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, the president cited business interests as the reason for refusing calls from lawmakers and activists to allow international organizations and governments to… Read more

China’s top ride-sharing company calls for building cities around people

Jean Liu, president of Didi Chuxing, speaks during the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York on Sept 20, 2017.[Photo/VCG] NEW YORK – Future cities should be built around people, not machines, said Jean Liu, president of Didi Chuxing, a top Chinese ride-sharing company. Cities should empower people rather than stress them out, and should have… Read more

Myanmar laying landmines on Bangladesh border: reports

Myanmar has been laying landmines across a section of its border with Bangladesh for the past three days, according to reports citing two government sources in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. The sources say the purpose may be to prevent the return of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence. Bangladesh will on Wednesday formally lodge a protest against… Read more

Tap Water Could Be A Major Tool Against Alzheimer’s

Lithium is known as a treatment for certain psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder, but new research suggests the naturally occurring chemical may also have the power to prevent or delay the onset of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists in Denmark found that high amounts of lithium in drinking water lowered the number of dementia cases… Read more

Thank God… Police and mayor apologize for the violent arrest of a nurse who was following protocol

SALT LAKE CITY – The mayor of Salt Lake City and Salt Lake City police are apologizing after reports and a video surfaced of a detective arresting a nurse for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient. The Salt Lake City Tribune reported Thursday that bodycam footage and video from University Hospital show Detective Jeff… Read more

Middle-aged told to walk faster

Shocking levels of inactivity among middle-aged people have been exposed in new research which revealed that more than six million English adults do not even manage a brisk 10-minute walk each month. Public Health England (PHE) said 41% of the 15.3 million English adults aged 40 to 60 walk less than 10 minutes continuously each month… Read more


Bernie Sanders the Most Popular Politician in the U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America, according to a new Harvard-Harris poll. In fact, the Vermont senator and former presidential candidate is the only politician in the U.S. a majority of voters like. The poll, which drew responses from 2,263 voters across […]

When ‘man’s best friend’ feels more hate than love for an owner

When ‘man’s best friend’ feels more hate than love for an owner By Nicholas Dodman, Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Pharmacology and Animal Behavior, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University. Let’s just go our separate ways. anaxolotl, CC BY-NC Everyone thinks that dogs worship their owners – viewing them as gods of some sort. While […]

Warning signs of mass violence – in the US?

By Nadia Rubaii, Co-Director, Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, and Associate Professor of Public Administration, Binghamton University, State University of New York and Max Pensky, Co-Director, Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Binghamton University, State University of New York. Protesters with opposing views face off at a ‘Free Speech’… Read more

How to respond to hate

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Monday, Aug. 14: ——— What makes American democracy shine is not the absence of hate but the response. Repugnant ideas have always swirled in this country amid the legitimate: Racism, anti-Semitism and crackpot nationalism exist. Such ugliness is not outlawed. It is protected by the Constitution. It… Read more

4 Ways To Prevent Loneliness From Killing Us All

America is lonelier than ever, with the 2013 U.S. census suggesting that the number of Americans living alone is growing, while marriage and childbirth rates continue to fall. Loneliness can have adverse affects on both physical and mental health, and even increase risk of early death. A new study has highlighted 4 key ways to prevent… Read more

The Health Insurance Industry Has A Candidate For Governor

As health insurance premiums inexorably rise and Democratic voters increasingly warm to the idea of government-sponsored health care, private insurers have funneled big money to political groups, helping ward off state single-payer proposals. Now in one of the highest-profile races of 2018, the industry appears to be taking the next step: running one of its own… Read more

Deporting illegal immigrants with no criminal record is an attack on justice, family and common sense

  1. There’s no denying immigration is complicated — politically, economically and, perhaps most of all, emotionally. I favor open immigration on practical and philosophical grounds alike: credible research ties immigrants to a rising economy and falling crime rates — and just like I don’t think it’s the government’s job to tell us how to worship or what… Read more

Are PayDay Loans Abusive?

Quora Questions are part of a partnership between Newsweek and Quora, through which we’ll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora contributors throughout the week. Read more about the partnership here. Answer from Josh Velson, data scientist, chemical engineer: Contrary to what many people might otherwise believe, the payday loan industry is in fact highly… Read more

Snopes fights to avoid deathblow: GoFundMe page created to weather legal storm

An ongoing legal storm has prompted the fact-checking website to turn to fans for a financial life-preserver. A GoFundMe fundraiser page called “Save Snopes” was created Monday by its team with the goal of raising $500,000. The reason: Snopes’ parent company, Bardav Inc., is in a protracted legal battle with Proper Media revolving around the… Read more

Science proves it: Money really can buy happiness

They say money can’t buy happiness, but science begs to differ. An international research team has demonstrated that you really can make yourself happier by paying other people to do your time-consuming chores. It doesn’t matter whether you’re rich or poor, the new study suggests. If you feel pressed for time, your life satisfaction can be… Read more

How the overcriminalization of everything is endangering ordinary people

A video surfaced Monday night of a police officer in Perris, California, tackling a 52-year-old woman, grabbing her arms and pulling her hair — all for the “crime” of selling flowers without a permit. As the local news station KLTA, which covered the video, reports, Juanita Mendez-Medrano was peacefully selling flower bouquets and Hawaiian-style leis to… Read more

Bennington’s Suicide Is Cowardly, Korn Guitarist Says

While most people mourned the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington Thursday, Korn guitarist Brian Head Welch accused him of being a coward. The musician took to Facebook to express himself after reports of Bennington’s suspected suicide by hanging went viral. “Honestly, Chester’s an old friend who we’ve hung with many times, and I have… Read more

There is HOPE… More People Trust CNN Than Trump, Poll Shows

Donald Trump may not be winning hearts and minds in his ongoing war with the media, with a recent poll showing more people trust CNN than the president. Trump openly despises CNN and often refers to the network-and many others-as ‘fake news,’ but the majority of people questioned in a poll by Survey Monkey trust information… Read more

Burning Cash: Warren Buffett Lunch Auction Bidding Tops $1 Million

A bid to eat lunch privately with billionaire investor Warren Buffett has already reached $1 million. Related: What you need to know from Warren Buffett’ s Berkshire meeting The goal of the 86-year-old’s annual, high-profile luncheon is to benefit the Glide Foundation, a charity that helps homeless individuals in San Francisco. Over the past 17 years,… Read more

How Donald Trump Is Ruining America’s Reputation Around The World

U.S. News and World Report recently published its annual “Best Countries” ranking, based on how thousands of people around the world perceive other nations. Switzerland topped the 80-country ranking, followed by Canada and the United Kingdom. One big surprise was that the United States fell three spots, from fourth to seventh. The U.S. received poor marks… Read more

Jerry Seinfeld is selling one of his beloved cars – here’s how much it would cost you

Jerry Seinfeld’s love of cars is legendary. In fact, the comedian’s popular online show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” is a wonderful mix of his every-guy sense of humor and cars that will make any motor enthusiast giddy. If you’re lucky (and extremely wealthy), you might even be able to get your hands on one of… Read more

A photo of a veteran without a coffin has sparked outrage — his son’s explanation makes it look even worse

People on social media are outraged over a photo showing a Ringgold, Ga., veteran’s body on display for visitation without a coffin, which his son says was due to a dispute over money with the funeral home. RELATED: A veteran almost took matters into his own hands after he was denied financial assistance from the VA… Read more

Trump’s America is showing the telltale signs of a failing state

We have the tin-pot leader whose vanity knows no bounds. We have the rapacious family feathering their nests without regard for the law or common decency. We have utter disregard for values at home and abroad, the disdain for democracy, the hunger for constraining a free press, the admiration for thugs and strongmen worldwide. We have… Read more

Anonymous: “Prepare” for World War Three over Korea

As former allied nations around the world celebrate the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two, online activist group Anonymous has released a new video warning that global powers are poising for another global conflict–and that the cost would be even higher than that of the last. The group posted a video Saturday entitled… Read more

Lawmakers ask VA to explain lethal methamphetamine experiments on dogs

Nine Democratic lawmakers have asked the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain why the agency is conducting taxpayer-funded experiments in which dogs are killed to study the effects of methamphetamine and antidepressants on their brains. In a letter to the department’s inspector general, Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada and eight Los Angeles-area lawmakers said details of… Read more

People don’t trust scientific research when companies are involved

By John Besley, Associate Professor of Advertising and Public Relations, Michigan State University, Aaron M. McCright, Associate Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University, Kevin Elliott, Associate Professor of Fisheries & Wildlife and Philosophy, Michigan State University, Nagwan Zahry, PhD Student in Media and Information Studies, Michigan State University, and Joseph D. Martin, Fellow-in-Residence at the Consortium… Read more

12 Quotes To Honor National Nurses Week

May 6 kicks off National Nurses Week, which runs through May 12 annually in recognition of the birthday of the indelible founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. With events, discounts and freebies available to nurses and healthcare providers nationwide, National Nurses Week offers an opportunity for communities to celebrate their local heroes. According to the Bureau… Read more

New Study: Psychopaths Are Most Likely To Study This In College …(business courses)

Psychopaths Are Most Likely To Study This In College Psychopathy is a real mental health condition that often goes undetected in people, which means you could be living next to, or with, a psychopath and not even know it. So how do you tell a psychopath from your average Joe? Well, according to a new […]

For Years College Students Provide the Homeless With Free Health Care

Stephanie Oh knows what it’s like to live below the poverty line. After graduating college with a degree in bioengineering, she volunteered for AmeriCorps and subsisted on food stamps. But today, Oh gives pays it forward by using her medical education to provide free healthcare to homeless populations. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> Oh is the student director… Read more

Don’t worry, be happy: Simple tips to balance our work and lives

Don’t worry, be happy: Simple tips to balance our work and lives MISSOURI, April 2017- On the subject of moderation, Stanley Kubrick (director-The Shining) said: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Joline Godfrey (entrepreneur) expands on that saying “All work and no play doesn’t just make Jill and Jack dull, it […]

Water, weather, new worlds: Cassini mission revealed Saturn’s secrets

Water, weather, new worlds: Cassini mission revealed Saturn’s secrets By Dan Reisenfeld, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Montana. Saturn and its rings backlit by the sun, which is blocked by the planet in this view. Encircling the planet and inner rings is the much more extended E-ring. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute, CC BY […]

Celebrate Earth Day 2017 With These Inspiring Quotes

April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day across the U.S. The annual event is meant to spread awareness about environment, reflect on the beauty of nature and preserve our surroundings. Earth Day also marks the anniversary of the start of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Gaylord Nelson, the then Wisconsin Democratic senator, founded the Earth… Read more

Impact Investing Creates New Opportunities for Social Enterprises

(3BL media/Justmeans) – Social enterprises present a unique model for global sustainability. They combine social responsibility with business strategy to scale solutions that are needed now more than ever. But to achieve scale, it is important for social entrepreneurs to find investors that share the same values. A recent study conducted by the Forum for Sustainable… Read more

YourCause Adds Innovation Leadership and High-Growth Experience with Hiring of Chief Strategy Officer, Brant Barton

YourCause LLC, the industry leader in employee and nonprofit philanthropic solutions, welcomes Brant Barton as Chief Strategy Officer, a newly created executive role responsible for product innovation as well as the company’s strategic vision for growing the reach and impact of its Global Good Network. Today this network is comprised of over 150 corporations with greater… Read more

Artist Says ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Breaches His Rights

The creator of the “charging bull” statue in Wall Street believes New York City has infringed his rights by installing a second statue next to the model without his permission. Italian-born sculptor Arturo Di Modica said the “fearless girl” statue of a young girl facing down the bull, put in place on March 7, changed the… Read more

‘Concentration Camps’ For Gays Opened In Chechnya: Reports

“Concentration camps” for LGBT people have been allegedly opened up in Chechnya where men have been tortured and killed because of their sexuality, Novaya Gazeta reported. The allegations came after a few eyewitnesses and survivors said in interviews with the Russian publication that they were arrested and detained at one of the secret prisons in Argun,… Read more

Canadians reached out to Syrian refugees. Now they hesitate to let go.

Canada knows something about generosity. The country has opened its doors to some 40,000 Syrian refugees since November 2015. In many cases, private citizens have stepped up to sponsor the newcomers, offering their time and money to the families for one year. But many of those newcomers have now entered the critical “month 13” of their… Read more

4 Young Girls on GoFundMe Have Done More for the World Than Most Adults

The old saying “girls rule, boys drool” may not be exactly true, but these four young females are making a huge difference in their communities despite their age. From providing supplies to the local homeless people or promoting literacy amongst fellow youngsters, these girls are kicking butt in ways that some adults may never achieve. So… Read more

Canadian teacher in isolated Inuit community named best in the world

Berlin (dpa) – A woman working to support troubled teenagers in an isolated Inuit community in the Canadian Arctic was named the world’s best teacher on Sunday. Maggie MacDonnell was awarded the 1-million-dollar Global Teacher Prize for 2017 at a ceremony in Dubai. MacDonnell was recognized for her initiatives to tackle depression, teenage pregnancies and high… Read more

Germany Asks Facebook And Twitter To Stop Spreading Hate Speech

Facebook and Twitter and other similar social networking sites may have to pay fines up to $53 million if they fail to remove illegal content, which includes hate speeches or defamatory “fake news,” Germany’s minister of justice and consumer protection warned Tuesday. The issued warning suggests that for posts that are “obviously criminal content,” companies would… Read more

Why powerful people fail to stop bad behavior by their underlings

By Jessica A. Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Management, Vanderbilt University. Who you gonna listen to? Ethical dilemma via Imagine you were recently promoted at work. You now command a higher salary, lead more people and control more of the organization’s resources. As such, you have more influence over strategy, more authority to hire and fire… Read more

USC professor named first African-American president of a Fed regional bank

WASHINGTON — USC professor Raphael Bostic made history on Monday when he was named president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, becoming the first African-American to lead one of the Fed’s 12 regional banks. The choice of Bostic, 50, director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, comes… Read more

Business Owners Nearly Twice As Likely To Be Sexist As Other Men

Nearly half of U.S. business owners surveyed say men were more capable than women, and more than 40 percent say women were inferior to men, an Ipsos poll indicates, highlighting a striking divide between the prevalence of sexist attitudes among business leaders and the general male population. The poll, which was published Tuesday, indicated 47 percent… Read more

Trump’s Joint Address receives unexpected praise from an unexpected source

After delivering his Joint Address of Congress, President Trump’s speech was hailed as the moment he truly became president by CNN’s Political Commentator Van Jones, who has not shied away from criticizing him in the past. “He became President of the United States in that moment. Period,” Jones said. “There are a lot of people who… Read more

Donations From All Over the World Save Untouchable Cat

Valentino was in sorry shape when he was admitted to a local animal shelter with a host of health problems in need of treatment. He was given the chance he needed to recover, however, thanks to Elaine Seamans. Elaine, who works for a nonprofit that specializes in giving medical care to sick canines, was visiting the… Read more