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Re-Thinking Intelligence

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

We love intelligence, we respect intelligence and we laud it. We also have a bevy of assumptions around this intangible, ineffable but very powerful...

Misguided Optimism: Living With Those Who Live in Denial

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

I hear about it weekly -- clients coming to my office, being driven to their wit's end, by parents, husbands, wives, partners and children whom I desc...

12 Years a Slave Reframed: A Narrative of White Racist Pathology

Roya Rastegar | Posted 12.25.2013 | Arts
Roya Rastegar

None of us are safe from the pathology of white racism. The most intimate corners of our lives and eyes have been infected. But are we ready to see it, and be well?

Medieval Feces, Seriously

Tony Phillips | Posted 08.26.2013 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Cyprus, as you might know, is a country strangled by debt, struggling beneath the heel of the austere European boot. Cyprus can't pay its trash collectors, but someone has the funds to send researchers there to dig up the contents of a 12th Century latrine.

Blacks, Bill Cosby and Deviance

Shaun Ossei-Owusu | Posted 08.14.2013 | Black Voices
Shaun Ossei-Owusu

Dr. Cosby is continuously making it harder for me to vouch for him. A recent piece by the entertainer titled "A Plague Called Apathy" has a slice of the black media and blogosphere up in arms, and the other part looking at him askance with a serious side-eye.

Debate Flares Over Turkana Boy's Strange Skeleton

Posted 03.21.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/20/2013 11:23 AM EDT on LiveScience "Turkana Boy," an exquisitely preserved 1.5-mi...

Scientists Identify 10 Molecular Types of Breast Cancer -- How Long Until Progress Reaches the Clinic?

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

If confirmed, the observations in a recent paper could lead to smarter therapy for distinct breast cancer types.

Claim That 1 In 10 Wall Street Employees Is A Psychopath Is Disputed [UPDATE]

The Huffington Post | Editor's Note | Posted 05.23.2012 | Business

An article that appeared on The Huffington Post on February 28, 2012, "One Out Of Every Ten Wall Street Employees Is A Psychopath, Say Researchers," w...

When Do We Get to Diagnose Our Own Society?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 03.28.2012 | Health News
Carol Smaldino

A furor is obviously escalating as to who gets diagnosed for what, psychiatrically speaking. In particular, the New York Times on Jan. 25, 2012 had a ...

Can We Just Call It Homesickness?

Judith Acosta | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Because of the authority with which words like "clinical depression" or "bipolar" are used in modern conversation, they are given the impression that those words have a permanence and solidity they do not actually have.

Stockbrokers More Competitive, Willing To Take Risks Than Psychopaths: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

Anyone who's watched the wild fluctuations of the stock market this summer may have suspected that something other than cold, dispassionate rationalis...

When Ideology Becomes Pathology

Mark Olmsted | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

We all have belief systems -- religious, political, spiritual. Up to a certain point, they provide an indispensable architecture that allows us to op...