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An editorial by psychiatrist Dr. Richard Friedman in +The New York Times calls for increased research into psychotherapy-based treatments for PTSD, depression, and other mental health conditions. The op-ed also points to the need for government funding for innovative approaches to mental health treatment. “With few exceptions,” Dr. Friedman writes, “every major class of current psychotropic drugs—antidepressants, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety medications—basically targets the same receptors and neurotransmitters in the brain as did their precursors, which were developed in the 1950s and 1960s.”
Despite so much money for basic research, we have no big new drugs, and we do way too little research into psychotherapy.
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Pope Francis’s historical encyclical on the environment has received considerable media attention for its uncompromising call for action on climate change. Less noted has been the fact that it also contains the strongest statement against harming animals ever made by a pope in a document as authoritative as an encyclical.
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What do Bill and Melinda Gates argue about?
The philanthropic couple discuss polio, metrics, education and other concerns of their foundation.
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New research suggests strategies that can help people overcome poverty and avoid the mental and physical health problems associated with low socioeconomic status.
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What credence would you assign the possibility your intellectual and moral framework is hopelessly mistaken?
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The books interview: The psychologist and bestselling author of Thinking, Fast and Slow reveals his new research and talks about prejudice, fleeing the Nazis, and how to hold an effective meeting
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Under the weight of great expectations and the glare of television cameras, delegates gathered last week for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa. Global leaders, civil society and private sector representatives exchanged ideas on financing the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals. The conversation represented a paradigm shift in how we think about development. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon spoke of...
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One of the best TED talks out there!
What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways...
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America has a problem with youth sports, says author Daniel Pink, and that problem is the parents.
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Recent encounters we've had with issues of race, identity and moral responsibility are precisely the kind that benefit from the careful analysis of contemporary philosophers, says Tania Lombrozo.
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Education
  • Old Bridge High School
    1998 - 2002
  • Rutgers University
    Mathematics BA, 2002 - 2006
  • Rutgers University
    Education MA, 2006 - 2007
  • Rutgers University
    Education Ph.D., 2009 - 2011
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I give 50% of my pre-tax income to the world's best charity I can find; currently it's Against Malaria Foundation.
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I give 50% of my income to cost-effectively helping people.
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Teach mathematics in high school; tutor privately.
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    Anything, present
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Old Bridge, NJ
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Krasnodar, Russia; Old Bridge, NJ - Krasnodar, Russia - Old Bridge, NJ - New Brunswick, NJ
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Their Tom Kha soup blew me away! I've never ordered seconds in any restaurant yet, but at Laut I ordered a second serving of Tom Kha. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere and the food is good. The Tom Kha soup is amazing (or at least that one time that I tried it). Will return again sometime :)
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Came with 4 friends, each of our dishes was delicious. Many dishes are under $10. The staff could speak English fluently and courteously answered our questions about the menu. Great atmosphere. Good place to visit.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Delicious food served super-quickly. My fiancee and I were in DC and had to leave in a hurry. We sat down and ordered right away. In under 5 minutes we had our order. It was delicious! This was around 4PM; we were very well attended by the waiters.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Was traveling across the US with my fiancee; had the most delicious meal of our journey. Both our dishes were amazing. We'll be visiting it again before we leave the city. We had the lunch special which included two small spring rolls, small cup of their soup-of-the-day, the main dish (chosen from about 20 on offer), and an awesome tapioca & coconut milk desert. All for the amazing price of $7 per person. MUST GO THERE!!!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago