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  • Study finds poverty reduces brain power

    Study finds poverty reduces brain power
    LONDON (Reuters) - Poverty and the all-consuming fretting that comes with it require so much mental energy that the poor have little brain power left to devote to other areas of life, according to the findings of an international study published on...
  • McCay Vernon, a pioneer in deaf education, dies

    McCay Vernon, a pioneer in deaf education, dies
    It was McCay Vernon, a former Baltimore-area psychology professor, who put to rest a myth that caused incalculable damage to deaf people over the centuries. Dr. Vernon, who was known as "Mac," proved that intelligence is distributed as equitably among...
  • Briefly in Education: Schools get new staff members

    Briefly in Education: Schools get new staff members
    Students at Laguna Beach High School and Thurston Middle School may see a few new faces around campus this year. The Laguna Beach Unified School District announced three new hires: a counselor for the high school, and an assistant principal and...
  • Skipping meds linked to more hospital visits for kids

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids and teens with asthma and type 1 diabetes often don't take their medication as prescribed, and those that skip doses are more likely to end up in the emergency room, according to a new review. More than half of children...
  • Sex and the Chinese city: Classes help women shed taboos

    Sex and the Chinese city: Classes help women shed taboos
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - In an unmarked room at a three-star hotel in downtown Shanghai, Ma Li teaches small groups of Chinese women about a topic that traditionally has been taboo - sex. The two-day tutorials are not cheap at 2,500 yuan ($410), more than...
  • Men's self-esteem suffers when female partner succeeds, study says

    Men's self-esteem suffers when female partner succeeds, study says
    When your romantic partner experiences success, do you celebrate it or do you feel diminished by it? According to a new study published online in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, your answer may depend on whether you're a man or a...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Finding Vivian Maier'

    An aptly obsessive study of obsession, "Finding Vivian Maier" sifts through the volumninous work and scant personal details of the titular street photographer, posthumously recognized as a genius of the form and a master of cultivated mystery. That this...
  • Bullying Has Clear Physical Effects, New Research Finds

    Numerous studies have explored the emotional effects that can result from bullying, finding that children who are bullied are at greater risk for depression, anxiety and decreased academic achievement. But a sweeping new review has found that clear...
  • If government could pray in 1789, why not today?

    Do you say a little prayer (for the markets, maybe) before you get down to work? Since 1999, the wonderfully named town of Greece, N.Y., has been doing that. At town council meetings, a volunteer chaplain — generally but not invariably Christian...
  • Commentary: A successful foster care story — mine

    In California, 46% of children who are in the foster care system lack a high school degree compared with 16% of the general population, according to Orangewood Children's Foundation. Of that, fewer than 10% who do graduate from high school continue their...
  • Website's goal: Repairing troubled marriages

    Website's goal: Repairing troubled marriages
    When a marriage or serious relationship hits a rough patch, the usual advice is for couples to seek counseling. But only about 37 percent of couples who divorced sought marriage counseling beforehand, according to a 2001 survey commissioned by the...