Friday, July 25, 2014

Proof and Campus Rape: Standards For Campus Disciplinary Proceedings

Posted in Sexual Abuse 7/9/2014

"... It is unfortunate that the federal government now seeks to restrict the due process rights of students accused of sexual assault or harassment. As your editorial notes, “the Department of Education recommended that universities use ‘preponderance of the evidence’ as the standard of proof instead of the higher ‘clear and convincing’ standard.” But that higher standard protected due process. ..."

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Young Men In Crisis May Not Be Crying Out For Help. But It's Desperately Needed

Posted in Boys Issues 7/9/2014

"... Boys don't cry, or at least they're not supposed to. Yes, the old, unreconstructed machismo that was once all too synonymous with being a man has been partly driven back; men are more likely to open up and talk about their feelings. But discussing anxiety, depression and mental distress is still seen as weak or unmanly; the pressure to "man up" and "stop being such a woman" remains pervasive. And let's be frank: these expectations are killing all too many men. ..."

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Progress! Florida’s “Pop-Tart Bill” Bans Schools From Suspending Students for Imaginary Weapons

Posted in Policy & Legislation 7/9/2014

"... Gov. Rick Scott today signed into law a bill that says students cannot get into trouble for ‘brandishing a partially consumed pastry’ or other harmless items meant to simulate a gun. The ‘Pop-Tart’ bill aims to stop students from getting in trouble for play that involves obviously pretend guns. Students shouldn’t face discipline, for example, for drawing a picture of a gun or pretending a pencil or their finger was a firearm. ..."

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Illegal Unaccompanied Minors Being Held For Placement in U.S. Admit to Engaging in Torture and Murder

Posted in Boys Issues 7/9/2014

"... "We have six minors in Nogales who have admitted to killing and doing grievous bodily injuries. One admitted to killing as young as eight years old," an agent tells Townhall anonymously for fear of losing his job for speaking out. "They are being held for placement in the U.S." ..."

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Study: World Cup Teams That Forbade Players From Having Sex Didn’t Advance Past Round of 16

Posted in Sex/Fertility 7/8/2014

"... Sex may play a bigger part in success than you’d think. The Moscow Times reports that a new study published in “Quartz,” has found a link between sex and success at the World Cup. The study says that all of World Cup teams that imposed a ban on sex failed to advance past the Round of 16 in the knockout stage of the event. ..."

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How To Make Online Dating Work For You

Posted in Dating 7/8/2014

"... Internet dating services boast an enviable track record. They’re used by more than 40 million Americans, according to the Statistic Brain website. Seventeen percent of last year’s brides and grooms met each other online. A 2005 British study of online dating site members reported at found that 94 percent of couples who spent time chatting and emailing before meeting for the first time went on to see each other again. Those relationships lasted an average of seven months, with 18 percent of them continuing for more than a year. ..."

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Kannapolis Research Institute: Could Nutrition Affect Male Infertility?

Posted in Nutrition 7/8/2014

"... Goodson is looking into the hypothesis that the nutrient betaine, commonly found in foods such as beets and spinach, could improve sperm function in certain men. “Our hope is to see improvement in sperm function,” Goodson said. “It may have potential for (treating) male infertility, which is a growing problem in the United States.” ..."

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A Shocking Way To Keep Fit: Band Gives You An Electric Jolt If You Don’t Exercise Enough

Posted in Fitness 7/8/2014

"... It is the wristband that could literally jolt you in action - by giving its wearer an electric shock if they don't reach their fitness goals or hit their work deadline. Called Pavlok, it uses the idea of positive reinforcement to try and change a user's behaviour. Its makers hope it could go on sale this year - and be far more effective than current tracking bands. ..."

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