Dr. Katherine Shear, Professor of Psychiatry in Social Work at Columbia University, stopped by Big Think this week to discuss her research on anxiety, panic, and grief disorders.
The many mysteries surrounding grief (how does it help us, if at all? how long is it "supposed" to last?) can make it harder to cope with. As she explained in our conversation, however, Dr. Shear's studies have provided both clinical and practical insight into the grieving process, easing the burden on those who experience it. Dr. Shear's work was also featured recently in the New York Times.
The surprising results come from a new GLAAD survey.
- The attitudes of older non-LGBTQ Americans have remained basically constant over the past few years.
- Overall, about 80 percent of Americans support equal rights for LGBTQ people.
- Just 100 companies produce 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gases.
- This map lists their names and locations, and their CEOs.
The more we learn about the microbiome, the more the pieces are fitting together.
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