"Foundationally, where students of human evolution have generally emphasized the adaptability of the human mind, evolutionary psychologists have rather attempted to call attention to the adaptedness of the human mind."
The deserving poor include pregnant women, children and their parents or caregivers, and the disabled. The undeserving poor largely consist of childless adults. The deserving poor are provided with health coverage through the Medicaid program. The undeserving poor—no matter how destitute they are—do not qualify for Medicaid benefits.
An estimated 1.8 million Americans have satisfied rather rigorous criteria required to receive Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). They receive cash benefits. Yet they must wait two years before they are eligible for Medicare.
The Nice Guy, on the other hand, is one of the most brutally honest things ever written about Nice Guys, all of it unintentional. It's a comic aimed at men who feel the same way as the authors do about women, but the authors don't seem to have taken into
"Yes, there are basic behavioural differences between the sexes, but we should note that these differences increase with age because our children's intellectual biases are being exaggerated and intensified by our gendered culture."
"On the basis of showing 208 participants 1,000 coloured squares either on a computer screen or flashcards... researchers at Newcastle University are now claiming that biology, rather than socialisation, causes the associations of pink and blue."
The term is unfortunately often used to refer to a persistent vegetative state or other severe impairment of consciousness, but this is not accurate. Brain death refers to a complete lack of function of the brain, including basic reflexes in the brain stem.
The mythic vision of a black woman driving her Cadillac to the welfare office is a powerful piece of American lore and has a much different connotation than Cunha in her Mercedes.
"Medicare is a single-payer health care system, paid for and run entirely by the government. So we don't need to wait to see it done by the government because it's, well, already being done by the government."
Tuesday's Fixes column was about conditional cash transfers, a new and highly successful large-scale anti-poverty program. It pays poor women as long as they meet certain responsibilities, like keeping their children in school and taking their families f
Under one proposal, instead of expanding its Medicaid program in 2014 as the health reform law requires, a state would eliminate the program and give up federal Medicaid funding on the assumption that it could shift most beneficiaries into the new health
"You can actually die from alcohol withdrawal. Heroin withdrawal you can't really die from; it's more like the flu. Marijuana withdrawal is annoying, but it isn't life threatening."
"It turns out that only about 5% of alcoholic women give birth to babies who are later diagnosed with FAS."
“The main claim we make is that decriminalization did not lead to the kinds of disaster that were anticipated by opponents.”
"Past or current drug use should not be worthy of ridicule — but hypocrisy should be."