This Saturday, a March for Science is expected to take place in more than 500 cities! Please consider joining this historic event, spreading the word, and donating to support science-based environmental policies. What better way to celebrate Earth Day?
This Saturday a March for Science is expected to take place in

Social Psychology Network, Partner Organization of the March, Urges Participation

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Najibullah Patman
An insider tip from psychology: If you want to post your most flattering photo on Facebook, a dating site, or a career network, try asking others to pick the photo. Studies suggest the results might surprise you…
An insider tip from psychology If you want to post your most

Looking for the Best Profile Pic? Ask a Stranger

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Studies suggest that sex may be good for the human heart in more ways than one, according to an article in Medical News Today.
Studies suggest that sex may be good for the human heart in

Ten Physical and Psychological Health Benefits of Sex

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Laura Jean
Trish Hall
Andreas Geocacher Hesselberg
This article explores the psychological causes and consequences of using kindness to bring about social and political change. If you have examples of effective activism based on kindness—regardless of your political orientation—please share them.
This article explores the psychological causes and consequences of using kindness to

Anti-Trump Activists Using Kindness As a Form of Resistance

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Clay Cheatham
Vonny Vaughan
James Merrick
Nevada has become the 36th state to ratify the ERA—an amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women equal rights under the law. If Congress were to extend the deadline for ratification, the ERA would need approval from only two more states to take effect.
Nevada has become the 36th state to ratify the ERAan amendment to

Nevada Backs Equal Rights Amendment Decades After Deadline

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Michael Toebe
Stephen Browne
After reviewing decades of research, a team of health experts has concluded that oral contraceptives should be made available over-the-counter for teens as well as adults.
After reviewing decades of research a team of health experts has concluded

The Pill Should Be Over-the-Counter, Experts Conclude

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Kay Pennington
Yvonne Du Plessis Olsen
In the first Central European replication of Stanley Milgram's classic research on obedience, most participants ended up giving another person the highest level of electric shock.
In the first Central European replication of Stanley Milgrams classic research on

Polish Replication of Milgram Study Finds People Still Obey

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Kristy Meade
Today is International Women's Day, and Iceland made this year's day historic by announcing that it would require employers to prove they offer equal pay regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or nationality.
Today is International Womens Day and Iceland made this years day historic

In World First, Iceland to Require Firms to Certify Equal Pay

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Melanie Macnab
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Psychology Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka of Japan has created a stunning visual illusion in which gray and green pixels appear red as a result of color constancy. Enjoy!
Psychology Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka of Japan has created a stunning visual illusion

Baffling Photo of Strawberries Actually Has No Red Pixels

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Marilyn Miller
Ulrike Uslar
Alex Dominis
Research published in this month's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that brain scans can predict which news articles are likely to go viral. What are the social implications beyond neuromarketing?
Research published in this months Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Communication Neuroscience: Brain Study Predicts Viral Articles

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Andreas Altermann
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The "March for Science," set for April 22, has now been endorsed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and dozens of other organizations: [ Facebook.com Link ]
The March for Science set for April 22 has now been endorsed

Major Science Groups Endorse Earth Day "March for Science"

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Michael Moore, the liberal filmmaker and vocal opponent of President Trump, has launched an online calendar to track anti-Trump events around the world: [ Resistancecalendar.org Link ]
Michael Moore the liberal filmmaker and vocal opponent of President Trump has

Michael Moore Launches Anti-Trump "Resistance Calendar"

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Leon Loiselle
Christine Marie
Bill Hudson
Studies find that kids eat healthier if they’re offered a choice of vegetables, fruit is peeled and sliced for them, and they're given raw veggies while waiting for a meal.
Studies find that kids eat healthier if theyre offered a choice of

Tips That Work: Getting Kids to Eat Fruit and Veggies

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This article discusses what can happen if you don't get enough sleep, and what you can do to improve the sleep you get.
This article discusses what can happen if you dont get enough sleep

Are Sleep Problems Affecting Your Mental Health and Well-Being?

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Linda Skolness
Kawika Lo
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The Association of American Universities has released a statement urging U.S. government officials to end the President Trump's travel ban “as quickly as possible.” The ban, issued as an executive order, bars the entry of refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
The Association of American Universities has released a statement urging US government

How Universities Are Responding to President Trump's Travel Ban

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More than one million people around the world are expected to attend marches on Saturday to protest sexual violence and call for gender equality and women's rights.
More than one million people around the world are expected to attend

From Athens to Zihuatanejo, a Global Show of Unity for Women's Rights

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A law to decriminalize some forms of domestic violence has passed its first vote in Russia's Duma, sparking anger and debate. Feel free to share your opinion (respectfully).
A law to decriminalize some forms of domestic violence has passed its

Anger at Russian Move to Soften Domestic Violence Law

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Chae Hun Cho
Perth Australia
Michael Toebe
This article discusses a sexual minority that rarely receives attention: people who are asexual. Research suggests that roughly 1% of people are asexual, meaning that they don't feel sexual desire toward others.
This article discusses a sexual minority that rarely receives attention people who

Asexual Community Calls for Understanding and Support

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John Bob
Chae Hun Cho
Lykool
A JAMA study from Zimbabwe has found that "Friendship Bench" therapy—which focuses on friendly listening and problem solving—is effective in treating depression, anxiety, and other common mental health disorders.
A JAMA study from Zimbabwe has found that Friendship Bench therapywhich focuses

"Friendship Bench" Therapy Proves Effective in Treating Mental Disorders

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Black men in the U.S. are nearly three times as likely to die from police use of force than Whites, and Hispanic men are nearly twice as likely, according to a recent report.
Black men in the US are nearly three times as likely to

U.S. Report Finds Large Racial Disparities in Death from Police Use of Force

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Derek Slover
Jeremiah Casias
James Merrick