Black women, the forgotten survivors of sexual assault

Recy Taylor was walking home from a church meeting in Abbeville, Alabama with two other churchgoers when she was terrorized by seven white men in a green Chevrolet truck, snatched by them, taken to a secluded area and assaulted and raped, being told to “act like you do, with your…

Without iPhones Can German Education Save Kids From Screens?

From giant storefront LED signs to devices that fit in the palm of your hand, we have assimilated screens of every kind. Yet from selfies that spoil the restorative effect of nature to heavy social media use that makes us lonelier than ever, screen invasion can affect self–image, the way we communicate with…

Identifying paths of identity development

“No two individuals are the same,” was Richard Lerner’s, PhD, ostensibly banal statement on the first day of class during the fall semester of our PhD program. Everyone in the class believed in the veracity of the statement, without a doubt. However, Lerner’s following question challenged the way we had…

Are smelling salts bad for you?

People have used smelling salts for hundreds of years to revive someone who has fainted or passed out. Today, some professional athletes use smelling salts to help boost performance before a game, weightlifting, or training. According to an article published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, smelling salts have a…

Heroin use in U.S. more than doubled since 2002

Heroin use in the United States has nearly doubled since 2002, as have health problems related to injecting of the drug, a new analysis has revealed. In findings published Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from the agency estimated that 0.32 percent of the American population took…