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Your Brain on Video Games: Surveying the Available Evidence

Your Brain on Video Games: Surveying the Available Evidence

Aug 28, 2017 - Video games are big business, so there's plenty of incentive for saying they're good for you. But a comprehensive survey of over 100 studies shows that gaming is a decidedly mixed bag.

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Changing Our Names to Change the Patriarchy

Changing Our Names to Change the Patriarchy

Aug 5, 2017 - The tradition of women and children taking men's surnames is sexism pure and simple. But in several states there's a law on the books to efface it.

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Play as a Way to Ameliorate Poverty

Play as a Way to Ameliorate Poverty

Jul 24, 2017 - The benefits children get from play are incalculable, yet the children who may need it most tend to get the least of it.

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Proposition 47: Legal Aid for Turning Over a New Leaf

Proposition 47: Legal Aid for Turning Over a New Leaf

Jul 20, 2017 - An unprecedented experiment in mass forgiveness giving some felons a chance to rewrite their past so that they -- and perhaps society-- have a better shot at a brighter future.

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Pay-to-Stay Jails Another Symptom of the Sickness of Financial Inequality

Pay-to-Stay Jails Another Symptom of the Sickness of Financial Inequality

Jul 16, 2017 - A guy walks in to behind bars. It's a nicer jail than it would have been otherwise because he can afford it. It's no joke: "pay-to-stay" is unequal justice by design.

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Postpartum Depression in Men? New Research Says Yes

Postpartum Depression in Men? New Research Says Yes

Jun 22, 2017 - For millennia we have seen links between childbirth and depression. But a new study suggesting that fathers can also be susceptible make help take our understanding of the condition beyond the biological.

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The Pros and Cons of the Probiotics Trend

The Pros and Cons of the Probiotics Trend

Jun 19, 2017 - Probiotics are here, and they're spreading across the country. But they've always been here. The only question is whether we should follow the hype and go out of your way to get more of them.

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Time for Mammograms to Be a Thing of the Past?

Time for Mammograms to Be a Thing of the Past?

Jun 8, 2017 - A new study is merely the latest suggesting that mammograms may net more harm than good. With a new "breast-friendly" procedure in the works, perhaps now is the time to put the mammogram out to pasture.

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You Are Recycling (Even) Less Than You Think You Are

You Are Recycling (Even) Less Than You Think You Are

May 29, 2017 - There's more to recycling than meets the eye. The paper coffee cup, for example. Looks recyclable, right? Relatively environmentally-friendly? Nuh-uh.

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New Information Shouldn't Alter Good Health Practices

New Information Shouldn't Alter Good Health Practices

Apr 21, 2017 - Scientists form new ideas about health all the time. But changing our habits every time a headline suggests a change in conventional medical wisdom may be a direct path to a less healthy life

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