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.

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).

Anger at Russian Move to Soften Domestic Violence Law

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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.

Asexual Community Calls for Understanding and Support

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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.

"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.

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

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A new study – which followed nearly 1,000 women over a five-year period – suggests that women who have abortions are not more likely than other women to experience mental health problems.

Abortion Not Harmful to Women’s Mental Health, Study Suggests

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The American Psychological Association’s monthly magazine has a cover story on research efforts to understand and reduce racial disparities in policing.

Policing in Black and White

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The popular dating app "Tinder" has expanded its dating options from two genders—female and male—to dozens of options.

Tinder Update Includes 37 New Gender Identity Options

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In an effort to counter gender stereotypes and prevent domestic violence, students in the Australian state of Victoria will be taught about social inequality, gender violence, and male privilege. Should students elsewhere be taught about these topics too, and if so, what's the best way? Feel free to share effective lesson plans, role-playing exercises, and useful websites.

Australian Students to Be Taught About Male Privilege

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This month, an app-based research project is attempting to carry out the largest real-time survey on mental health ever conducted and make the data available for analysis and discussion.

How Is the World Feeling? Real-Time Mental Health Survey Probes

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The United States has not yet confronted its legacy of "racial terrorism" and should consider providing African Americans with reparations for slavery, concluded a report presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Do you agree? Why or why not?

U.S. Should Consider Reparations for Slavery, UN Report Concludes

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India, China, and the U.S. may suffer the world's largest burden of clinical depression and anxiety, according to certain indicators assessed by the World Health Organization.

U.S. Among Most Depressed Countries in the World

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A large international study has found widespread student dissatisfaction with the way schools teach about sex and relationships.

Sex Education Needs an Overhaul, Study Concludes

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Experts suggest that the best way to help shy kids is to offer warmth, acceptance, and scaffolded opportunities to socialize—not protect them against failure.

Tips to Help Shy Kids Without Harming Them

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New research suggests that brief bystander intervention training can help prevent sexual violence on campuses.

Bystander Intervention Programs: Do They Curb Campus Sexual Assault?

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As part of a plan to address problems in the treatment of people with mental illness, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has proposed that mental health care be put on par with other health care.

Clinton: Put Mental Health on Par with Physical Health

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To prevent teen obesity and eating disorders, parents and doctors should encourage a healthy lifestyle rather than worrying about weight, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight

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Studies suggest that bronze medalists tend to feel happier than silver medalists. If you could choose between the two, which medal would you rather win?

Which Would You Rather Win: A Silver or Bronze Olympic Medal?

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Pope Francis recently said that children shouldn't be taught to view gender identity as a choice. What do you think? Feel free to share your opinion and relevant research findings, websites, and books.

Pope Says Schools Shouldn't Teach Children That Gender Is a Choice

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In the first large study on major depressive disorder in people of European descent, scientists have pinpointed 15 DNA locations associated with depression.

Large Study Finds 15 Genetic Links to Depression

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