To Certain White American Males, a Gun is an Important Symbol

Unraveling the psychology behind gun ownership may offer fresh insight into the gun control debate.

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The gun debate, like many in the US, seems split straight down the liberal-conservative divide. In reality, there’s a lot of gray area in terms of opinions out there, far more perhaps than the media lets on. And yet, even after a rash of horrific mass shootings, the country seems deadlocked on the issue of gun control, once again.

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What Are Testosterone Boosters Actually Boosting?

The cognitive boost of taking testosterone supplements has not been substantiated — but let’s face it, most men aren’t seeking a better memory when popping testosterone pills. 

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1st Scientific Analysis of Suicide Notes Lends Insights into the Heartbreaking Act

A team of researchers analyzed 1,280 suicide notes written between 2000 and 2009 to seek a new prevention strategy. 

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For decades, the mortality rate across the US was in decline. That’s why the results of a 2015 report were so shocking. For the first time in generations, middle-aged white people saw their death rate increase. Husband and wife economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton discovered this disturbing trend, which began back in 1999. The researchers labeled these “deaths of despair,” resulting from suicide, drug or alcohol abuse.

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Jim Gaffigan: The Measure of a Man Is How He Treats Women

What is masculinity? Should gentlemen watch pornography? How do we raise sons to be better than their fathers? What's for dinner? Comedian Jim Gaffigan mulls over these big questions and more.

"I haven’t slept in seven years," says Jim Gaffigan, in reference to having his fourth child. "I didn’t always look like this – I’m actually Puerto Rican, but the wear and tear parenting… " he trails off, exhausted.

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