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The Psychology of Cheating

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People cheat all the time. But why, exactly, do they decide to do it in the first place?


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 12, 2013 6:23 PM

While this focuses on academic cheating, much of this might apply to relationships too.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 12, 2013 6:24 PM

While this focuses on academic cheating, much of this might apply to relationships too.

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Disabled people win bid to protect independent living fund

Disabled people win bid to protect independent living fund | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Judges say government did not consider 'grave impact' of cutting services for those who rely on them Ministers will reconsider the abolition of the independent living fund after choosing not to appeal against an appeal court ruling that the move...

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Why Creativity Thrives In The Dark

Why Creativity Thrives In The Dark | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

Imaginative minds have long appreciated the power of dim lighting. New research confirms that when the lights switch off something in the brain switches on. 


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Kraft Will Remove Yellow Dyes Linked To ADHD From Mac & Cheese

Kraft Will Remove Yellow Dyes Linked To ADHD From Mac & Cheese | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

Kraft Foods has recently announced that it will removed two artificial dyes linked to ADHD in children from three of its kid-friendly shapedversions of the classic macaroni and cheese. 


...use of artificial dyes Yellow Dye #5 (E102) and Yellow Dye #6 (E110) in American Kraft Mac & Cheese. Both dyes have been banned in the EU for their role in causing hyperactivity in children, but the American version still uses both dyes even though they make little to no difference in color or flavor

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However, the dyes are to remain in the original flavor???!

l dyes Yellow Dye #5 (E102) and Yellow Dye #6 (E110) in American Kraft Mac & Cheese. Both dyes have been banned in the EU for their role in causing hyperactivity in children, but the American version still uses both dyes even though they make little to no difference in color or flavor - See more at: http://www.classwarfareexists.com/kraft-will-remove-yellow-dyes-linked-to-adhd-from-mac-cheese/#sthash.Riadaq2N.dpuf
use of artificial dyes Yellow Dye #5 (E102) and Yellow Dye #6 (E110) in American Kraft Mac & Cheese. Both dyes have been banned in the EU for their role in causing hyperactivity in children, but the American version still uses both dyes even though they make little to no difference in color or flavor - See more at: http://www.classwarfareexists.com/kraft-will-remove-yellow-dyes-linked-to-adhd-from-mac-cheese/#sthash.Riadaq2N.dpuf
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malek's comment, November 27, 2013 6:50 PM
very informative for the clinical of us
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Today is World Mental Health Day. Self-Care is a crucial component of caring for others

Today is World Mental Health Day. Self-Care is a crucial component of caring for others | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
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“ Today is World Mental Health Day. Self-Care is a crucial component of caring for others. #selfcare #audrelorde #feminism #politicalwarfare #qoutes
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World Mental Health Day: Nobody should ever be alone with a mental health problem

World Mental Health Day: Nobody should ever be alone with a mental health problem | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
I’m not brave for writing about mental health, I’m not brave for talking about mental health with friends, family and colleagues and I’m not brave for standing up in front of industry professionals in a debate about mental health.
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A Photographer Shoots His Autistic Son’s Universe for a Photography Project

A Photographer Shoots His Autistic Son’s Universe for a Photography Project | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
The photographer Thimothy Archibald shares with us his interesting and moving project. In his series ‘Echolilia’, Archibald explores his relationship with his autistic son Elijah.
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I Can’t Go Out, I’m Too Depressed; I Mean, I Have The Flu

I Can’t Go Out, I’m Too Depressed; I Mean, I Have The Flu | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

But here’s the thing, when someone calls and asks if I want to have coffee, saying I’m too depressed isn’t seen as acceptable. That’s seen as weakness. That’s seen as something wrong with me. Whereas, if I said I was sick with a cold, that would be alright, because, after all, everyone gets colds and when they get them, it’s okay not to feel like socializing.

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Religious people are less intelligent than atheists, according to analysis of scores of scientific studies stretching back over decades

Religious people are less intelligent than atheists, according to analysis of scores of scientific studies stretching back over decades | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
A new review of 63 scientific studies stretching back over decades has concluded that religious people are less intelligent than non-believers.

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Tom Hauck's curator insight, August 14, 2013 1:58 AM

Well...there ya go... God makes us a bunch of dummies... Who knew..?

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Your Guide To Interacting With An Introvert

Your Guide To Interacting With An Introvert | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

Are you worried that your boyfriend or girlfriend, or your husband or wife is a passive-aggressive pain in the ass, who is purposefully trying to drive you crazy by avoiding all contact with the outside world?


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 19, 2013 5:23 PM

Don’t get mad at the introvert in your life for shutting down; as this illustration explains, it’s just their way of coping.

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A French adventure for people with learning disabilities and their carers - 7/16/2013 - Community Care

A French adventure for people with learning disabilities and their carers - 7/16/2013 - Community Care | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
The winner of Community Care's Inspiring Images of Social Care competition offers supported activity holidays in Provence

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Tess Giles Marshall's curator insight, July 16, 2013 9:14 AM

Another example of how just a few people with an idea can make a positive difference in the lives of others.

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Every Night This Dad Falls Asleep In Front Of The TV. There's A Beautiful Reason Why.

Every Night This Dad Falls Asleep In Front Of The TV. There's A Beautiful Reason Why. | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
The most courageous reason for a dad to fall asleep in front of the TV I've ever heard.
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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain?

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.

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Cathy Ternent Dyer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:22 PM

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:24 PM

Massage your brain....

Chris Shern's curator insight, February 1, 5:39 AM

The power of putting pen to paper helps to make sense of a world increasingly filled with noise.

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A chance for people with learning disabilities to lead more active social lives

A chance for people with learning disabilities to lead more active social lives | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Gig Buddies pairs people with learning disabilities up with a buddy who accompanies them to events in the evening. Jan Goodey reports

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Paris Agency Introduces Come4.org, a Porn Site Devoted to Charity (NSFW)

Paris Agency Introduces Come4.org, a Porn Site Devoted to Charity (NSFW) | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

What if being bad could do some good? That's the question asked by Come4.org, which describes itself as "the first user-generated, nonprofit pornography site devoted to funding charitable and ethically driven projects."

 

The site is being unveiled with help from the Paris office of TBWA agency Being, which crafted an explicit 90-second short film, "The Lover," introducing Come4's first charitable initiative—helping to fund the Asta Philpot Foundation, which is committed to raising public awareness about the sexual rights of disabled people. (Philpot, an American living in Britain, advocates the right to an active sexual life for people with disabilities, even if it means paying for sex.)


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Why Are People With Schizophrenia Receiving Worse Health Care?

Why Are People With Schizophrenia Receiving Worse Health Care? | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
May 24th is Schizophrenia Awareness Day, but a disturbing study just presented at the annual American Psychiatric Association (APA) meeting in San Francisco demonstrates just how prejudiced many health providers are towards those with serious...

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Golden Bullet: Addiction Now Defined As Brain Disorder, Not Behavior Problem

Golden Bullet: Addiction Now Defined As Brain Disorder, Not Behavior Problem | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Will the new definition mean we stop blaming addicts for their behaviors?

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, May 23, 2013 2:51 AM

Genetic determinism emerges once again ... Charles Darwin, Charles Murray, Sir Keith Joseph, Dr James Watson  .. and maybe they can now all support Barbara Harris who has a charity to pay drug using mothers to be sterilised - to stop the reproduction of this brain disorder?

So the poverty, inequality, abuse, unemployment, low self esteem, low achievement which feature disproportionately amongst people with patterns of problematic drug use is just a symptom?

 

The simple disease model of addiction really is making a worrying comeback.

Maybe people who commit crimes also have a brain disorder .... and people who display anti-social patterns of behaviour? So rampant capitalism with the obscene levels of inequality that create degenerate and hopeless environments for the poorest, excluded and disenfrachised - has not resulted in high levels of problem drug use at all - it's just that these people have got brain disorders!

 

Very convenient ....

 

 

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Ancient Celtic Knots inspire scientific breakthrough

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Scientists have devised a new molecular technique, inspired by Celtic Knots and trees, which could be used in the treatment of multiple diseases.

Researchers at the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) in NUI Galway have discovered a new process that could be used in the industrial and medical fields.

“Polymerisation is the adding together of many smaller units,” says research assistant to the project’s leader Doctor Wenxin Wang, Ben Newland. “It is one of the most important processes in industrial manufacturing.”

The new process gives scientists a “simple method to produce large quantities of well-defined material”, which could be used in diagnostic, therapeutic and imaging processes in the body Newland says.

 


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Wait how does Autism Speaks hurt Autistic people?

Wait how does Autism Speaks hurt Autistic people? | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

Autism Speaks is an organization that talks over autistic people. They don’t have any autistic employees or head members. They are not concerned with the psychophysical wellbeing of autistic people, rather they are more concerned with autistic people’s allistic/neurotypical relatives’ wellbeing, often at the expense of autistic people’s.

 

Most of the money Autism Speaks receives through donations goes towards “autism research”, whose primary objective is to find the “cause” of autism in order to do some eugenics magic and eradicate us all in the long run.

 

Autism Speaks actively spreads misinformation about autism. They say that vaccines cause autism, although no compounds in vaccines are able to change brain structure in such a way. They also organize many “autism walks” and similar events to further fuel their agenda and attract more donators.

 

They have produced a number of promotional videos/interviews, including one where an allistic mother discusses her thoughts of committing a homicide-suicide of her autistic child, right in front of said child...

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A sex worker's response to columnist Mia Freedman's blog in which implied that she does not respect the right of women with mental illness to become sex workers.

A sex worker's response to columnist Mia Freedman's blog in which implied that she does not respect the right of women with mental illness to become sex workers. | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

As a sex worker who has both mental illness(es) and a history of abuse Mia Freedman’s post perpetuates stereotypes and stigmas that harm me. Should my mental illness prevent me from having any agency? Didn’t we do away with locking the mentally ill up and throwing away the key (although this still does happen) because we (as a society) started to recognise the mentally ill as humans with rights? Or do we only have some rights? Like the right to work in a low paying, menial job or the right to exist (not live because let’s face it, it isn’t a living wage) on the disability support pension and that is if you even qualify for it, if you don’t you can always try and get by on unemployment “benefits” while you are made to apply for jobs you will never get. Surely I still have the right to have sex don’t I? I can’t see Mia Freedman advocating for enforced chastity belts for the mentally ill. So, if I have the right to work and the right to have sex, what is wrong with me having sex as my work?


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Sex Education Taboo Even In Social Work

Sex Education Taboo Even In Social Work | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

As social workers, we were educated and trained to help our clients become comfortable enough with our working relationship and often urge them to discuss the taboo, sex included, yet it appears even in our professional education we avoid these topics. In this case, not only did my education not enlighten me about the works of Dr. Ellis in the taboo field of sexuality, but it also held little discussion of sex therapy outside of the normative discussions of couple’s therapy. How is this helpful to ourselves, our clients, and our profession? How can we help our clients reach this comfortable stage if we cannot even teach our students how to discuss this material in the class room, let alone with their clients or like minded professionals? This remains a hindrance to ourselves and our clients; helping to further the idea that these topics are taboo by ignoring them in our education.


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Autism link to violence is a myth

Autism link to violence is a myth | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

The truth is, people with autism are far more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators. Even in our supposedly enlightened society, anyone who is different can become a magnet for bullies and predators. Growing up with undiagnosed Asperger's, I learned that the hard way. So did my son, Jack (I call him Cubby), who also has Asperger's. I'd sensed that all my life, but it's also supported by scientific studies, in both medical and criminal justice research.

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Girl Chased By 'Giraffes' After Eating 'Portobello' Mushrooms, Says Police Blotter (And Facts About Shrooms)

Girl Chased By 'Giraffes' After Eating 'Portobello' Mushrooms, Says Police Blotter (And Facts About Shrooms) | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

A recent study by scientists at Imperial College London found that the psychedelic compound in shrooms, psilocybin, can help ease depression by reducing the activity of certain parts of the brain that are overactive in individuals with the illness. A 2011 study by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine had similar findings, Time reported.

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Making communities more inclusive for people with learning disabilities

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Mencap's Changemakers scheme has helped young people challenge negative attitudes and shape the services they require, writes Mary O'Hara

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What I Wish I'd Been Made Aware of When My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Autism

What I Wish I'd Been Made Aware of When My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Autism | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
It is my hope, for those of you who may be at the beginning of your journey with an autistic child, that these things might help you avoid some of the many, many mistakes we made and a great deal of unnecessary pain.
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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.