Gender Dysphoria

Gender dysphoria occurs when there is a persistent sense of mismatch between one's experienced gender and assigned gender. definition; Gender dysphoria (formerly gender identity disorder) is defined by strong, persistent feelings of identification with the opposite gender and discomfort with one's own assigned sex that results in significant distress or…

How older brothers influence homosexuality

Homosexuality might be partly driven by a mother's immune response to her male fetus-which increses with each son she has. Here's what we know: Homosexuality is normal. Between 2 and 11 percent of human adults report experiencing some homosexual feelings, though the figure varies widely depending on the survey. Homosexuality…

Non-verbal intimidation in california

In one of Seinfeld's classic episodes, Kramer said 94% of communication is non-verbal. Whatever the merits of his claim, non verbal threats don't merit punishment, at least according to a recent opinion by the Supreme Court of California concerning the state's statue criminalizing certain types of threats. Section 422 of…

Workplace bullying

The nature of workplace bullying is similar to childhood bullying. Just like childhood bullying, workplace bullying is the tendency of individuals or groups to use aggressive or unreasonable behavior against each other. The only difference between workplace bullying and childhood bullying is that the abuse occurs in the workplace rather…

Being ignored as a Bullying Tactic

Think of a time when you were ignored. Think of how you felt. Hurt, sad, puzzled, stressed..Did you think, What was wrong with me? How come I was left out? or how about when you were brave enough to reach out and ask why is this happening?, and were met…

Happiness vs content

Small decisions help one negotitate life. The big ones are about moments of change when life suddenly alters and takes a new direction. If you have thought in advance about what matters the most, then you will be able to recognize happiness when it stares you in the face. Otherwise,…

Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

Take a deep breath, expanding your belly. Pause. Exhale slowly to the count of five. Repeat four times. Congratulations. You have just calmed your nervous system. Controlled breathing, like what you just practiced, has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness and boost your immune system. For centuries yogis have…

Inside the brains of people with PTSD

PTSD is painful and frightening. The memories of the event linger and victims often have vivid flashbacks. Frightened and traumatized, they are almost always on edge, and the slightest of cues sends them hurtling back inside their protective shells. Usually, victims try to avoid people, objects, and situations that remind…

Separating children from their families

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was recently presented with a proposal to enact a policy of separating immigrant children from their parents as an alleged way of halting immigrant families from coming to the US. If approved, this policy would give the stamp of approval to a horrible and unconstitutional…
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