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Non-verbal cues can create prejudice against larger groups

If children are exposed to prejudice against a person, will they develop a prejudice against that person’s whole group? The answer is yes, according to a new study by University of Georgia social psychologist Allison Skinner. The results of the study are the first to show that non-verbal signals can …

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Q&A: Sam J. Miller, author of “The Blade Between”

I was delighted to chat with Sam J. Miller today. His latest book, The blade enters, is a terrifying and heartbreaking story about gentrification and how ghosts from our past haunt our present, sometimes threatening to destroy our future. It will leave you breathless and full of bittersweet hope. Today …

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Matters of the Spirit: Time to Talk Hard

I remember being comfortably settled in my seat on my way to Dubai to celebrate New Years with friends that year when I picked up the newspaper to read about Nirbhaya. Time allowed me to read every detail of the matter, and on that day at that distinct hour, something …

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Many would get vaccinated, but hesitation remains

Most say they will receive, or at least could receive, a COVID-19 vaccine when they are eligible – or have already received one – but there are many who are still on the fence about it. A lot of them say “maybe” they’ll get one, and then there are others …

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New unit at Harlow hospital to ease pressure from Covid-19

A new facility to support the health and well-being of patients has opened at Princess Alexandra Hospital. The Adult Assessment Unit, which opened on Saturday January 16, is a two-story extension next to the Emergency Department (ED) at the front of Harlow Hospital and adjacent to Charnley Ward. During the …

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