Books|Review: 'The Year of the Runaways,' About Fighting for Scraps in a New Country - New York Times - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 21:21

Books|Review: 'The Year of the Runaways,' About Fighting for Scraps in a New Country
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Even as waves of refugees fleeing the war in Syria have created an urgent world crisis, many immigrants who have already made it to Europe have been grappling with prejudice, poverty and unemployment. No recent novel does a more powerful job of ...

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Books|Review: In 'Switched On,' John Elder Robison's Asperger's Brain Is Changed - New York Times - Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 21:45

Books|Review: In 'Switched On,' John Elder Robison's Asperger's Brain Is Changed
New York Times
Using transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, doctors hoped to activate neurological pathways in his brain that would deepen his emotional intelligence. Driving home after his first session, Mr. Robison cranked up a song he'd heard countless times ...

Balancing Patient Freedom With Safety And Well Being - Huffington Post - Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 18:25

Balancing Patient Freedom With Safety And Well Being
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I have always hated involuntary psychiatric treatment. It is demeaning to human dignity, subject to abuse, and extremely unpleasant both to experience and to recommend. But there are rare times when pressuring someone into treatment becomes the lesser ...

Senate HELP Committee Passes Pretend Mental Health Bill - Huffington Post - Friday, March 18, 2016 - 20:13

Senate HELP Committee Passes Pretend Mental Health Bill
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They introduced the bipartisan Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646), which would eliminate wasteful, counterproductive federally-funded mental “wellness” programs and reallocate the savings to programs that are proven to help the ...

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Americas|Tempers Flare in Brazil Over Intercepts of Calls by Ex-President 'Lula' - New York Times - Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 23:31

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Americas|Tempers Flare in Brazil Over Intercepts of Calls by Ex-President 'Lula'
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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil's former president, after he was sworn in as the chief of staff for the current president, Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia on Thursday. Credit Evaristo Sa/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. RIO DE JANEIRO — “In Brazil ...

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Books|Review: 'We Love You, Charlie Freeman,' Kaitlyn Greenidge's Debut Novel - New York Times - Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 22:07

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Books|Review: 'We Love You, Charlie Freeman,' Kaitlyn Greenidge's Debut Novel
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Kaitlyn Greenidge's terrifically auspicious debut novel, “We Love You, Charlie Freeman,” begins with a deceptively high-concept premise. The four members of the black Freeman family are about to become fish out of water. The year is 1990. They have ...

Parents applaud progress of Murphy bill - Danbury News Times - Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 20:06

Parents applaud progress of Murphy bill
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NEWTOWN - Federal legislation to fix the nation's broken mental health system, now advancing to a Senate vote, was welcomed Thursday as an encouraging sign by parents of Sandy Hook massacre victims. “Research is really the key right now, because ...

Letters: Writing Women - New York Times - Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 20:19

Letters: Writing Women
New York Times
I was taken aback to read in Brenda Wineapple's review of Anne Boyd Rioux's “Constance Fenimore Woolson” (March 6) that Woolson, when she was working on a novel, was “plagued by a debilitating pain in her right arm” that was “most likely ...

Review: 'And Then All Hell Broke Loose,' Richard Engel's Memoir of Reporting From the Middle East - New York Times - Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 05:25

Review: 'And Then All Hell Broke Loose,' Richard Engel's Memoir of Reporting From the Middle East
New York Times
When Richard Engel was 13, traveling abroad with his parents, he dreamed of becoming a reporter. He imagined working at the old International Herald Tribune and living in an apartment in Paris, overlooking the Champs-Élysées. He saw himself wearing ...

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Well | Short Men, Overweight Women Face Lower Pay - New York Times (blog) - Friday, March 11, 2016 - 14:13

Well | Short Men, Overweight Women Face Lower Pay
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Peter D. Kramer Jumps Back Into the... Loading. .... Opinion. Today's Opinion · Op-Ed Columnists · Editorials · Contributing Writers · Op-Ed Contributors · Opinionator · Letters · Sunday Review · Taking Note · Room for Debate · Public Editor · Video ...

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Books|Review: In 'Secondhand Time,' Voices From a Lost Russia - New York Times

Books|Review: In 'Secondhand Time,' Voices From a Lost RussiaNew York TimesIn “Danko's Burning Heart,” a short story by Maxim Gorky (1868-1936), a group of people are lost in a forest at night. Danko wants to lead them to safety. His heart burns with such desire that it catches fire.

Antidepressants commonly, increasingly prescribed for nondepressive indications - Science Daily

Antidepressants commonly, increasingly prescribed for nondepressive indicationsScience DailyIn a study appearing in the May 24/31 issue of JAMA, Jenna Wong, M.Sc., of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and colleagues analyzed treatment indications for antidepressants and assessed trends in antidepressant prescribi

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