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 Backs Equal Rights Amendment Decades After Deadline

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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.

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

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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.

Polish Replication of Milgram Study Finds People Still Obey

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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.

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

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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!

Baffling Photo of Strawberries Actually Has No Red Pixels

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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?

Communication Neuroscience: Brain Study Predicts Viral Articles

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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 ]

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 Launches Anti-Trump "Resistance Calendar"

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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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