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( Social Psychology Network Partners With Alliance for Middle East Peace
Nov 3rd 2023, 08:47

Source: ( Social Psychology Network NewsAfter war broke out between Israel and Hamas in October 2023, Social Psychology Network joined the Alliance for Middle East Peace as a partner organization. The Alliance is a coalition of over 170 groups—and tens of thousands of Palestinians and Israelis—building people-to-people cooperation, coexistence, mutual understanding, and peace:


( U.N. Experts Warn of Palestinian Genocide and Call for Ceasefire
Nov 3rd 2023, 08:46

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportA group of independent United Nations experts called on Thursday for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, saying time was running out for Palestinians in the area who are at "grave risk of genocide." Nearly four weeks of Israeli bombardment on the Gaza Strip in response to deadly attacks by Hamas gunmen in southern Israel on October 7 have killed more than 9,000 people, most of them women and children, health authorities in the Hamas-run enclave...


( Open Hatred of Jews Surges Globally, Inflamed by Gaza War
Nov 3rd 2023, 08:46

Source: ( Google News - HealthIn Los Angeles, a man screaming "kill Jews" tries to break into a family's home. In London, girls in a playground are told they're "stinking Jews" and should stay off the slide. In China, social media posts likening Jews to parasites, vampires, or snakes spread and attract thousands of "likes." Antisemitic incidents like these have surged globally since the October 7 attack on Israel by Hamas, and Israel's subsequent war on the Islamist group.


( Asia's First Gay Games Kick Off in Hong Kong
Nov 3rd 2023, 08:45

Source: ( ABC News - InternationalThe first Gay Games in Asia began Friday, fostering hopes for wider LGBTQ+ inclusion in the region, following recent court wins in favor of equality for same-sex couples and transgender people. After a year's delay due to the pandemic, the 9-day event will host about 2,400 participants from some 40 territories. LGBTQ+ acceptance in Asia is lower than many other places, noted one organizer who hoped the games would make sexual minorities more...


( Walking Just 2,500 Steps a Day Linked to Improved Longevity
Nov 3rd 2023, 08:44

Source: ( Google News - HealthYou may have heard that walking 10,000 steps a day can lead to a healthier life, but that magic number might not be as accurate as once thought. The idea of 10,000 steps emerged from Japan in the 1960s and wasn't based on science, but on marketing. Recent research, published October 10 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, finds that even 2,500 steps is linked to improved longevity, with the link increasing up to about 8,800...


( Post-Pandemic America: Unmasking the Stress of Collective Trauma
Nov 3rd 2023, 08:43

Source: ( Google News - HealthU.S. society appears to be experiencing the psychological impacts of a collective trauma in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the results of a new survey by the American Psychological Association. The survey suggests that a superficial characterization of life being "back to normal" is ignores the post-traumatic effects on mental and physical health, as documented by a nationwide survey of more than 3,000 U.S. adults aged 18...


( German Vice-Chancellor Habeck Condemns Rising Tide of Antisemitism
Nov 3rd 2023, 08:42

Source: ( BBC News - EuropeGerman Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck has vowed a tough political response to increasing antisemitism. In an emotional video seen eight million times, he criticized antisemitism from Islamists, the far right, and "parts of the political left." Germany has seen a surge in antisemitic and anti-Israel incidents since October 7, when Hamas militants killed 1,400 Israelis and took more than 230 hostages, and Israel began waging war against Hamas in...


( In U.S., Young Voters Less Likely Than Older Voters to Support Israel
Nov 3rd 2023, 08:19

Source: ( Google News - HealthYoung voters in the U.S. are less likely than older voters to back Israel, and support among Democrats for Israel's conduct has declined as the death toll in Gaza mounts. One recent poll asked "Do you approve or disapprove of the way Israel is responding to the October 7th Hamas terrorist attack?" Half approved and 35% disapproved, but only 32% of respondents aged 18-34 approved of Israel's response, compared with 58% of those aged 50 and older.


( Practicing Mindfulness Can Help People Make Healthy Eating Choices
Nov 3rd 2023, 07:26

Source: ( Science DailyPracticing mindfulness focused on healthy eating can be good for the heart, a new study suggests, because it improves self-awareness and helps people stick to a heart-healthy diet. When people who had elevated blood pressure participated in an 8-week mindfulness program, they significantly improved their scores on measures of self-awareness and adherence to a heart-healthy diet compared to a control group. The results were published in JAMA...


( Cornell Suspends Classes in Wake of Death Threats Against Jewish Students
Nov 3rd 2023, 07:25

Source: ( United Press International - Health NewsCornell University said it would cancel all classes Friday due to "extraordinary stress" in the wake of anti-Semitic threats and rising tensions on campus since the start of the Israel-Hamas conflict. The break was to serve as a "community day" for students and staff to heal and think about how to make the university a more nurturing place, the Ivy League school said in a group email to its Ithaca and Geneva campuses.


( Brain Health in People Over 50 Fell More Rapidly During the Pandemic
Nov 3rd 2023, 06:50

Source: ( Science Daily - Top HealthBrain health in people over 50 years of age deteriorated more rapidly during the pandemic, even if they didn't have COVID-19, according to an investigation that linked the pandemic to cognitive decline. Researchers looked at results from computerized brain function tests from more than 3,000 participants. The remote study, led by research teams at the University of Exeter and King's College London, was published in The Lancet Healthy Longevity.


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Michael Reeder LCPC
Baltimore, MD

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