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Parents are giving up legal guardianship of their children during their junior or senior year in high school to someone else — a friend, aunt, cousin or grandparent. The guardianship status then allows the students to declare themselves financially independent of their families so they can qualify for federal, state and university aid (…) What? This is so messed up… Jodi S. Cohen, Melissa Sanchez, Parents Are Giving Up Custody of Their Kids to Get Need-Based […]

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Hormonal contraceptives may influence how women remember negative emotional story information. “Recent research suggests oral contraceptive use is associated with altered memory for emotional story information, blunted stress hormone responses to emotional stimuli, and altered structure or function of the amygdala and hippocampus. (…) oral contraceptive users remembered relatively more positive than negative items compared with nonusers and men on the spatial memory test. This effect was driven by oral contraceptive users recalling fewer negative […]