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British Hoarders Stock Up on Supplies, Preparing for Brexit

NY Times - Tue, 2018-10-16 15:32
Some people are warning of possible food rationing, medicine shortages and civil disorder if no deal is struck with the European Union. Brexit supporters call that fear-mongering.

Even Without Roseanne, 'The Conners' Provides Audiences A Reason To Watch

NPR All Things Considered - Tue, 2018-10-16 15:29

ABC's Roseanne reboot was the most-watched TV show last season. Now, Sara Gilbert tries to rescue the franchise by creating a show without Roseanne Barr, whose racist tweet got the show cancelled.

Harvard University Student Discusses Why She Believes The Admissions Process Is Fair

NPR All Things Considered - Tue, 2018-10-16 15:29

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Harvard University senior Sally Chen about why she believes the university's admissions process is fair as the university defends its policies in court this week.

In Colombia, A New Generation Of Drug Traffickers Means More Farmers Are Growing Coca

NPR All Things Considered - Tue, 2018-10-16 15:29

Production of coca, the basis for cocaine, is surging in Colombia after years of successful eradication efforts. The resurgence is in part because of a new generation of drug traffickers.

What's At Stake For U.S. Health Policy With This Year's Midterm Elections

NPR All Things Considered - Tue, 2018-10-16 15:29

The midterm elections will determine which party controls the House and Senate for the next two years — and that could have a major effect on the future of U.S. health policy.

A Look At The Political Impact Of Hurricane Michael In Florida

NPR All Things Considered - Tue, 2018-10-16 15:29

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Steve Bousquet, of the Tampa Bay Times, about how Hurricane Michael is shaping Florida's elections this season.

Why It's Significant That A Record Number Of LGBTQ Candidates Are Running For Office

NPR All Things Considered - Tue, 2018-10-16 15:29

A record number of openly LGBTQ candidates are running for office this November. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Amelia Marquez of Montana, Gina Ortiz Jones of Texas, and Dan Innis of New Hampshire.

How The Sears Catalog Was Revolutionary In The Jim Crow Era

NPR All Things Considered - Tue, 2018-10-16 15:29

Retail giant Sears has filed for bankruptcy. Historian Louis Hyman of Cornell reflects with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly on the impact the Sears catalog had for African-Americans during the Jim Crow era.

Major Corporations Distance Themselves From Saudi Arabia After Journalist's Disappearance

NPR All Things Considered - Tue, 2018-10-16 15:29

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin about his coverage of the Saudi conference losing big name attendees as news of a missing journalist makes headlines.

Secretary Of State Pompeo To Meet With Saudi Leaders Over Disappearance Of Journalist

NPR All Things Considered - Tue, 2018-10-16 15:29

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Saudi Arabia to visit with the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss accusations that the kingdom killed Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.

What tension with Saudi Arabia means for investors

CNN - Tue, 2018-10-16 15:26
Investors are bracing for the possibility of Saudi Arabia using oil as a weapon.

Countries that ban corporal punishment have less youth violence

Futurity.org - Tue, 2018-10-16 15:26

There is less fighting among young people in countries where there is a complete ban on all corporal punishment of children, according to a new study of more than 400,000 youth in 88 countries.

The findings report 31 percent less physical fighting in young men and 42 percent less physical fighting in young women compared to countries where laws permit corporal punishment both at school and at home.

In countries where there is a partial ban on corporal punishment (such as in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom—where corporal punishment is not banned at home), the level of violence in young men is similar to that in countries with no bans, while the level of violence in women is lower (at 56 percent).

Previous studies have shown a clear relationship between childhood spanking and a host of negative outcomes later on ranging from aggression to mental health problems. In this case, however, the researchers caution that they see an association rather than a causal relationship between legal bans on corporal punishment and violence in youth.

What’s going on at home?

“All we can say, at this point, is that countries that prohibit the use of corporal punishment are less violent for children to grow up in than countries that do not,” says lead study author Frank Elgar of McGill University’s Institute for Health and Social Policy.

“At this point we are simply taking a stratospheric view of the issue at an international level and note the correlation. To be able to show an effect of bans on youth violence, we will need to go back in 4-8 years after more data has been collected. We will also need to ask children and youth more questions about what’s going on at home, something that researchers have typically been shy to do,” Elgar says.

The researchers note two takeaways from the study:

  • Frequent fighting was generally more common in young men (close to 10 percent) than in young women (about 3 percent).
  • Fighting varied widely from one country to the next ranging from under 1 percent in Costa Rican young women to close to 35 percent in Samoan young men.

Associations between corporal punishment and youth violence remained, even after potential confounders were taken into account such as per capita income, murder rates, and parent education programs to prevent child maltreatment.

Number of fights

Researchers used data that the World Health Organization Health Behaviour in School Aged Children (HBSC) study and the Global School-Based Health Survey (GSHS) athered from adolescents in 88 countries around the world.

Youth responded to survey questions at varying ages about how often they got into fights. The researchers correlated the information with data from each country about the prohibition of corporal punishment.

Researchers grouped countries into several categories: those with a complete ban on the use of corporal punishment at home and in schools (30 countries, the majority of which are in Europe, as well as a smaller number in Latin America, Asia, and Africa); those with a ban in schools but not in the home (38 countries, including China, the US, UK, and Canada); and those with no ban on corporal punishment (20 countries, including Myanmar and the Solomon Islands).

The research appears in BMJ Open.

The Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the Canada Research Chairs Program funded the work.

Source: McGill University

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Time’s Up Co-Founder to Represent ‘Media Men’ List Creator

NY Times - Tue, 2018-10-16 15:19
Roberta Kaplan said it was important to her “to defend women in efforts that have been undertaken” to stop them from speaking.

The Dow has its best day since March

CNN - Tue, 2018-10-16 15:13
Corporate America is coming to Wall Street's rescue.

Pompeo will fly to Turkey for talks

CNN - Tue, 2018-10-16 15:00

Journalist: US risks sending chilling message

CNN - Tue, 2018-10-16 14:55
Karen Attiah, a colleague of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, says that the United States needs to take a firm stance on Saudi Arabia or risk "sending a chilling message that it is okay to kill and butcher" journalists.
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