Saturday, August 19, 2017

Behavioural sciences

A single white rose rests on the "peace table" at the Verner Center in Asheville, N.C., on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

BY LINDSEY TANNER ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom. The safe spaces, quiet ...
In this Sept. 7, 2016 file photo, a smiley face is seen on a sunflower in a sunflower field in Lawrence, Kansas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN OSLO, Norway (AP) — If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat. A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more than just money to ...
In this Jan. 11, 2016 photo, caseworker Stephanie Taveras, left, reads a book with 20-month-old Gracey Niebla, right, at the child's home in Providence, Rhode Island. (AP Photo/Matt O'Brien)

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Even infants can have conversations with mom or dad. Their turn just tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. That’s a key lesson from programs that are coaching parents to ...
In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana grows at a medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Illinois. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

BY MALCOLM RITTER NEW YORK (AP) — It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it’s also likely to raise the risk of getting schizophrenia and might trigger heart attacks. Those are among the ...
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