Juvenile rhesus macaques play above water. Source: Alyssa Arre, used with permission. The island of Cayo Santiago off the east coast of Puerto Rico is home to an unusual population of rhesus macaques. The Old World monkeys were originally brought there in 1938 to create a place in the western hemisphere for scientists to study these animals in a naturalistic environment. The island now supports around 1,700 free-ranging rhesus monkeys. Alyssa Arre and Daniel Horschler were conducting cognitive research with the monkeys of Cayo Santiago for their Ph.D.s at Yale University and the University of Arizona, respectively. But during their data collection, Arre and Horschler noticed an interesting phenomenon: On hot days, juvenile macaques played together in a water hole. “We would stop whatever we were doing to watch the babies swimming and playing because it was such a cute and interesting behavior,” says Arre, who is now scientific director at the Caribbean Primate … [Read more...] about What Can We Learn From a Monkey Water Park?
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Source: Elena Kalinicheva/Shutterstock The term “blaming the victim” evokes images of defense attorneys or sexist pundits blaming sexual assault survivors for their experience of rape (“Look how provocatively she dressed!”), or politicians who blame poor people for their poverty (“They’re lazy! They’d rather collect welfare than work!”). This kind of obvious victim-blaming can be extremely harmful. It shames and pathologizes people for their experience of harm, and locates the cause of their problems inside of them. It says, “You are suffering because of something about you, something you’ve done or simply the way you are.” Blaming the victim allows us to avoid seeing our own culpability for the ways we may inadvertently benefit from, or contribute to, the victimization of others. By locating the cause of distress within the those who suffer, we can avoid the discomfort and hard work of facing and changing the policies and practices that generate harm. Think of cultural … [Read more...] about The Subtle Art of Blaming the Victim
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the average age of death for women was around 47, a huge improvement from 1841 when the average new-born girl was not expected to see her 43rd birthday. Little was known about the menopause, which was believed to be in tandem with mortality. But it's 2021 and the world is a different place. Almost. Shockingly today, when many women live into their eighties, the tabooed ‘menopause’ can still raise a shudder and leave some vulnerable women feeling like untouchables. There’s still a lack of knowledge and understanding about the menopause, which is often an issue in relationships with the opposite sex . Unusually, I have more male ‘patients’ 1 than females in my practice. I not only hear about challenges of the menopause from women but also the confusion and anxiety provoked in their partners. Many of them need reassurance that the reported symptoms of loss of libido, insomnia , and mild to moderate depression are temporary … [Read more...] about The Mirror of the Menopause
Home Beauty Skin care Skin Care lekhaka-Amruta Agnihotri By Amruta Agnihotri on March 15, 2021 Holi खेलने से पहले चेहरे और बालों पर लगाएं ये चीजें और रंग उतारने के लिए अजमाएं ये टिप्स | BoldSky The festival of Holi brings a lot of fun with it and this year it will be celebrated from 28 to 29 March. It also brings with it stains - some of which refuse to go away even after taking a bath. So, what do we do in that case? Simple! Ditch your regular soap or body wash and switch to natural ingredients immediately. Natural ingredients like honey, lemon, yoghurt, aloe vera, besan, rosewater have innumerous benefits for the skin. They can also help in getting rid of those annoying Holi colour stains from your face and body in no time. Listed below are some natural ways to remove Holi colours from the skin. 1. Honey & Lemon A powerhouse of essential nutrients and vitamins, honey and lemon help in removing … [Read more...] about Holi 2021: 10 Natural Ways To Remove Holi Colours From Skin
My stepfather on a camel Source: Family Photo Leopold and Loeb with Clarence Darrow Source: University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law When I think about my life, I think about loss, and I think about murder. My biological father died when I was 2 weeks old. But when I was three, my mother married the man who became my stepfather. A quiet, unsmiling man, it was he who introduced me to the obsession that shaped my life. My stepfather had grown up with the millionaire families of Chicago’s two famous murderers, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, and their victim, 14-year-old "Little Bobby" Franks. I was around 8 or 9 when my stepfather said: "Everyone knew it was my younger brother, Tilden, and not his classmate, Little Bobby Franks, whom Leopold and Loeb really meant to kill. Tildren would have been killed," my stepfather added. "But that day the chauffeur picked him up early from school because he'd caught a cold." Leopold, 19, and Loeb, 18, had … [Read more...] about From the “Crime of the Century” to a Trial Obsession