Fully Funded: Civil Society Leadership Awards 2017

SHARE TO HELP SOMEONE WIN A SCHOLARSHIP TODAY! The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) is delighted to offer fully-funded scholarships for master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities. The Open Society Foundations and Scholarship Programs are committed to …

A Letter to My Mom: Thank You for Understanding My Depression

Mom, Thank you for understanding my depression. This is the single most important thing you did that helped me survive. Having someone understand, even just slightly understand that depression is a real illness, means so much. You understood I wasn’t being “lazy,” “attention seeking” or “selfish,” like many people accuse those who are struggling with depression …

Medicine with a side of mysticism: Top hospitals promote unproven therapies

By CASEY ROSS @byCaseyRoss, MAX BLAU @maxblau, and KATE SHERIDAN @sheridan_kate,MARCH 7, 2017Illustration by MOLLY FERGUSON FOR STAT They’re among the nation’s premier medical centers, at the leading edge of scientific research. Yet hospitals affiliated with Yale, Duke, Johns Hopkins, and other top medical research centers also aggressively promote alternative therapies with little or no scientific backing. They offer “energy healing” to help treat multiple …

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