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Do curses work? Belief in malignant supernatural forces causing illness or misfortune is a common tradition in cultures around the world. The concept of "black magic", the "evil eye... Read Full Post
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For most forms of alcohol use, including binge drinking, research had shown that drinking tends to increase throughout adolescence and early adulthood and then decline although the reasons behind... Read Full Post
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Compulsive hoarding (a.k.a. pathological hoarding or disposophobia) is a hard condition to pin down. While no clear clinical definition or set of diagnostic criteria exist in the current Diagnostic... Read Full Post
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All Horace Wells ever wanted was to relieve the pain of his dental patients. He probably should have quite while he was ahead. Born in 1815, he attended schools in Hampshire and Massachusetts before... Read Full Post
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Natural disasters are frequently associated with increases in risk factors for suicide, yet research indicates that suicide rates tend to stay the same or decrease in the wake of disasters (e.g.,... Read Full Post
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The actual number of young people who commit suicide may never be known. According to Statistics Canada figures, of the 3611 suicides recorded for 2007 (the latest year for which statistics are... Read Full Post
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Robert Peary's Arctic explorations at the turn of the 20th century are still legendary. Although his claim to have reached the geographical North Pole is disputed, Peary's reports of his... Read Full Post
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A study published in a recent issue of Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology examined whether permissive beliefs about aggression moderate the relation between acute alcohol intoxication and... Read Full Post
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The assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy on June 6, 1968 shocked the world and changed the course of U.S. history. The assassin, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, was a 25-year old Palestinian emigrant... Read Full Post
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On July 28, 1841, fisherman casting nets off Castle Point in Hoboken, New Jersey spotted a body floating in the water. After police were notified, the body was recovered for examination and even... Read Full Post

 
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