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Trump Administration Attempts Censoring Center for Disease Control’s Use of Words

The following is excerpted from MedScape:   COMMENTARY:  Censoring the CDC Is Scary and Crazy, Says Ethicist Arthur L. Caplan, PhD.  December 18, 2017.  In Medscape   What Kind of Government Bans Legitimate Words? On Friday, December 15, the Washington Post reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had been banned from …

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Dan McSwain tackles our response To Homelessness in the SD Union Tribune

“More people are living and dying, miserable and filthy, on our sidewalks, parks and canyons… Most of the suffering is unnecessary. “From 2007 (when counting methods were standardized) to 2015, the nation’s overall number of unsheltered homeless people fell 32 percent to 173,268 people. Over the same eight years, the number increased 24 percent in San …

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The best way to end homelessness is to give homeless people a home.

I know this doesn’t have to do much with therapy, but I wanted to share this. Utah gives homeless people their own home. The program, called Housing First, started In 2005. Many temporary homeless have suffered economic dislocation, but of course many chronic homeless  have psychological problems and/or substance abuse issues. Putting someone into permanent …

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Best Book This Year: Daniel Kahneman: Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow is a must read for those interested in how our minds work. Kahneman is most famous for receiving the Nobel Prize In Economics for his work on Behavioral Finance, quite an achievement for a non-Economist. His recent books gives formal shape and systematizes the paradigm-shift from our cultural understanding of …

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