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Why Men Don’t Live as Long as Women: It’s the testosterone, don’t you know.

Years ago when I was conducting my doctoral research on the evolutionary history of men among a remote indigenous community of hunter-gatherers living in the forests of South America, I came across a man donning a well-worn baseball cap likely donated by missionaries. The cap read, “There are three stages to a man’s life: Stud, Dud, Thud.” Indeed. It is somewhat sobering to see one’s life’s research summarized on a piece of headwear that can probably be found for a few dollars at a roadside truck stop. But such is the elegance of interesting science. It’s no secret that mortality due to accide
The Atlantic
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Bernie Sanders's Religious Test for Christians in Public Office

Updated on June 8 at 11:40 a.m. Article VI of the U.S. Constitution states that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” On Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders flirted with the boundaries of this rule during a confirmation hearing for Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. Sanders took issue with a piece Vought wrote in January 2016 about a fight at the nominee’s alma mater, Wheaton College. The Christian school had fired a political-science professor, Laryc
A Plus
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LGBT Elders And Caregivers Face Unique Challenges Not Often Talked About. One Organization's Working To Change That.

While lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth culture continues to gain momentum in the spotlight, one group too often falls under the radar — aging LGBT people and LGBT caregivers. But advocacy for this community is more important now than ever. After all, there’s an estimated 1.5 million LGBT people 65 and over in the U.S., and this number is expected to double by 2030. Additionally, 9 percent of caregivers self-identify as LGBT, according to a 2015 report.  This group not only faces the universal emotional and physical pains that come with aging and caregiving, but often deal wi
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Alex P., Scribd Editor
From the Editors

Illuminating examination…

Even as the Vance family manages to achieve some semblance of ‘The American Dream,’ J.D. Vance shows how deeply the scars of poverty—and the familial and societal ills that it engendered—have compromised the health and happiness of each generation. A must-read for those interested in the ramifications of American social, economic, and political policy.

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Ashley M., Scribd Editor
In the News

See past violent headlines…

Bill Gates dubbed this “the most inspiring book I’ve ever read,” and with good reason. Throw all your presumptions about the prevalence of violence today, about the seeming decay of culture in this day and age, and much more out the window. Pinker’s book will help you traverse today’s media and political climates and will compel you to tear down the partisan barriers we’ve built through kind means.