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Self-injury isn’t anything new; it’s been used by clergy in religious rituals and by soldiers seeking to avoid military service for the better part of history. But as Patricia Adler, a professor of sociology at the University of Colorado, and Peter Adler, a professor of sociology at the University of Denver, explain in their new book, “The Tender Cut,” over the last few decades self-injury has changed itself from a psychological disorder to a sociological phenomenon.

How we became a nation of cutters

Self-injury isn’t anything new; it’s been used by clergy in religious rituals and by soldiers seeking to avoid military service for the better part of history. But as Patricia Adler, a professor of sociology at the University of Colorado, and Peter Adler, a professor of sociology at the University of Denver, explain in their new book, “The Tender Cut,” over the last few decades self-injury has changed itself from a psychological disorder to a sociological phenomenon.

According to a report released by the Guttmacher Institute this week, 95 percent of abortions in Latin America are unsafe. In places where abortion is illegal, women often turn to inadequately trained practitioners who employ unsafe techniques or attempt to self-induce abortion using dangerous methods. In Latin America and the Caribbean, nearly one million women are hospitalized each year because of complications from unsafe abortion.

According to a report released by the Guttmacher Institute this week, 95 percent of abortions in Latin America are unsafe. In places where abortion is illegal, women often turn to inadequately trained practitioners who employ unsafe techniques or attempt to self-induce abortion using dangerous methods. In Latin America and the Caribbean, nearly one million women are hospitalized each year because of complications from unsafe abortion.

Are the world’s women disappearing?  There are about 160 million women missing from the population and the imbalance is growing.  Interesting article, China is already seeing the results of the One-child policy in that there aren't enough women in the population.

Are the world’s women disappearing?

Are the world’s women disappearing? There are about 160 million women missing from the population and the imbalance is growing. Interesting article, China is already seeing the results of the One-child policy in that there aren't enough women in the population.

#LoveWins for gay couples, but for polygamy activists, the fight continues

#LoveWins for gay couples, but for polygamy activists, the fight continues

"Polyamory must be tailored to personal circumstances; it is broad enough include both relationships that are entirely fluid, and ones that reinforce patterns of stability," writes Angelus Morningstar.

Zach met Ellie through an ad Zach posted on Craigslist seeking a partner. After one meeting, they knew they were destined to be together… in a conceptual relationship. Cramming years of coupledom into just 10 days, Zach and Ellie created a unique artistic project that had even their closest friends questioning what was going on between them. Ellie documented the project in photos and meanderings on a blog called the Seven Day Conceptual Relationship.

Wanted: Pretend Girlfriend to Have My Fake Babies and Make Believe Divorce Me

Zach met Ellie through an ad Zach posted on Craigslist seeking a partner. After one meeting, they knew they were destined to be together… in a conceptual relationship. Cramming years of coupledom into just 10 days, Zach and Ellie created a unique artistic project that had even their closest friends questioning what was going on between them. Ellie documented the project in photos and meanderings on a blog called the Seven Day Conceptual Relationship.

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The Denver Public Library has a collection of digitized photograph which includes Native American, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Colorado Railroads, Denver Buildings, American West, 10th Mountain Divison and more.

The Denver Public Library has a collection of digitized photograph which includes Native American, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Colorado Railroads, Denver Buildings, American West, 10th Mountain Divison and more.

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