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As prisons treat violent criminals as "untreatable," one psychologist's violence prevention program proves rehab is possible.
In his second year after medical school, psychiatrist James Gilligan found himself short on cash. A job at a teaching hospital in western Massachusetts where he practiced and learned didn’t offer enough for him to support his wife and three children, so he began exploring his options. Gilligan learned he could supplement his income by doing something he had no real interest in: He picked up a shift working as a prison psychiatrist with inmates at...
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The laws may also discourage heroin users from calling 911.
With overdose deaths on the rise, some drug users are winding up in prison instead of treatment.
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You can't ignore that!
Crucial evidence often is lost during investigations, and suspects get away. One organization has an idea for how to fix that.
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Should the Poachers become the poached?
The people who protect the world’s most endangered species are often asked to be judge, jury, and executioner.
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Plus the poacher personality is twice as likely to abuse or murder humans without a second thought.
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Ag land might actually save the day by recovering our lost wetlands.
Scientists discover the symbiotic relationship between agriculture, development, and some avian species.
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How one computer virus "shocked the world."
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Today, 1 in 100 Americans is in prison. TakePart takes a deep look at what exactly it will take to solve America’s incarceration problem— and how it will take more than releasing nonviolent drug offenders: http://bit.ly/violentcrimeTP #violentcrime
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"A new study suggests that may be because both men and women consider “eco-friendly” behavior as something that’s only for girls."
Research shows that women are more environmentally conscious than men.
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Does a stack of rocks in the forest amount to little more than a hill of beans, or do small actions like picking up stones add up to a mountainous impact?
Hikers argue that building cairns gives them a chance to meditate. Biologists say that digging up rocks from the ground and creeks disturbs habitat for wildlife.
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Poop doesn't stink so much after all.
A Dutch designer creates a fashion line made from cow manure-derived bioplastic in an effort to reduce water pollution and methane emissions.
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America’s 1.3 million homeless students should soon find it easier to enroll and succeed in the nation’s public schools.
Whether they will get homes is another matter.
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The secret to banning fracking: stop thinking big, start thinking small.
As the Democratic National Convention gets under way in Philadelphia, activists across the country are pushing for bans on oil and gas extraction.
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Participant's digital hub, TakePart, serves millions of socially conscious consumers each month with daily articles, videos and opportunities to take action.  

Participant Media is a leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires and compels social change. Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for viewers to get involved. Participant's more than 65 films include LincolnContagion, The Help, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Food, Inc., Waiting For “Superman,” CITIZENFOUR and An Inconvenient Truth. Participant has also launched more than a dozen original series, including “Please Like Me,” “Hit Record On TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt,” and “Fortitude,” for its television network, Pivot.

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