Human behavior http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25161/all en Pastor, attacked for anti-gay speech, withdraws from inauguration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/pastor-attacked-anti-gay-speech-withdraws-inauguration <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* White House asked Rev. Louie Giglio to deliver benediction</p> <p>* Atlanta pastor called homosexuality a sin in 1990s sermon</p> <p>By Samuel P. Jacobs</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The pastor selected to deliver the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration withdrew from the ceremony Thursday after being attacked for making anti-gay comments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/pastor-attacked-anti-gay-speech-withdraws-inauguration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Human behavior Human sexuality Personal life Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:00:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732768 at http://www.globalpost.com Racing to Om - fitness class combines spinning and yoga http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/racing-om-fitness-class-combines-spinning-and-yoga <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Dorene Internicola</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Pairing indoor cycling's intense, calorie-busting cardio workout with yoga, the mind-body practice of stretching into inner peace, may seem like a mismatch but fitness experts say it works.</p> <p>Whether it is called Yoga Ride, Spin to Ride or Cycle Yoga, the two very different activities complement each other to improve fitness and flexibility.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/racing-om-fitness-class-combines-spinning-and-yoga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alternative medicine Exercise Human behavior Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:15:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734057 at http://www.globalpost.com Book Talk: Mary M. Mitchell goes to the dogs with a friend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/book-talk-mary-m-mitchell-goes-the-dogs-friend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Paul Casciato</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Etiquette expert and Reuters columnist Mary M. Mitchell found that using a dog as an intermediary helped to take the sting out of tricky discussions with a treasured friend.</p> <p>Mitchell created an email personality for her French bulldog ZsaZsa LaPooch and began sending her friend Nessa emails from the dog as a bit of fun, but then discovered during more than two years of correspondence that it was a good way to deliver difficult messages and explore emotions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/book-talk-mary-m-mitchell-goes-the-dogs-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Entertainment Etiquette Habits Human behavior Labor Law Mary M. Mitchell Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:16:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735538 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-Golf-Australian Green has Augusta in mind for dad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/interview-golf-australian-green-has-augusta-mind-dad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tony Jimenez</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Richard Green is launching his new season at the Abu Dhabi Championship this week and, anxious to make a dream come true for his 70-year-old father George, he already has Augusta in April very much on his mind.</p> <p>The Australian left-hander has made only one previous appearance at the U.S. Masters, missing the cut at the first major of the year in 2008.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/interview-golf-australian-green-has-augusta-mind-dad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human behavior Human Interest Leisure Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:16:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735611 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Modern Etiquette: Minding your manners at the gym http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/modern-etiquette-minding-your-manners-at-the-gym <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats to fix website link) (Mary M. Mitchell has written several books on the subject of etiquette, including "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Etiquette" and "Class Acts". Her latest book is "Woofs to the Wise". She is also the founder of executive training consultancy The Mitchell Organization with the website. The opinions expressed are her own.) By Mary M. Mitchell SEATTLE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Have you decided, as a New Year's resolution, to kiss your couch goodbye and get to the gym?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/modern-etiquette-minding-your-manners-at-the-gym" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human behavior Personal life Recreation Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:00:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737159 at http://www.globalpost.com Smoke-free laws linked to drop in child asthma attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/smoke-free-laws-linked-drop-child-asthma-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Introducing laws banning smoking in enclosed public places can lead to swift and dramatic falls in the number of children admitted to hospital suffering asthma attacks, according to a study in England published on Monday.</p> <p>Researchers at Imperial College London found there was a 12.3 percent fall in hospital admissions for childhood asthma in the first year after laws against smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces came into effect in July 2007.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/smoke-free-laws-linked-drop-child-asthma-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Human behavior Smoking Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:45:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737229 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian anti-smoking bill backed by lawmakers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/russian-anti-smoking-bill-backed-lawmakers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Would ban smoking in cafes and bars</p> <p>* Tobacco ads to be banned, kiosk sales limited</p> <p>* Russia is world's No.2 cigarette market</p> <p>By Sonia Elks</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers on Friday backed a law which would ban smoking in bars, cafes and other public spaces to promote healthier living in the world's largest tobacco market after China.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/russian-anti-smoking-bill-backed-lawmakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Health Human behavior Labor Social Issues Tobacco Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:15:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739417 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama encourages Boy Scouts of America to end ban on gays http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/obama-encourages-boy-scouts-america-end-ban-gays <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Says gays should have equal access in all institutions</p> <p>* Boy Scouts board expected to decide on ban this week</p> <p>* President says has no hesitation about women in combat</p> <p>By Jeff Mason</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Sunday encouraged the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban on gay members and leaders, days before the group is expected to vote on the controversial and long-standing rule.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/obama-encourages-boy-scouts-america-end-ban-gays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Human behavior Human sexuality Politics of the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:15:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744878 at http://www.globalpost.com Three decades on, survivors of worst Pemex blast still want answers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/three-decades-survivors-worst-pemex-blast-still-want-answers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Government says 650 died in 1984 explosion</p> <p>* Survivors believe twice that number died</p> <p>* President pledges thorough probe of latest blast</p> <p>By Dave Graham</p> <p>SAN JUAN IXHUATEPEC, Mexico, Feb 4 (Reuters) - As Mexico waits for news of what caused a deadly blast at the headquarters of state oil giant Pemex last week, survivors of the worst explosion in the company's history three decades ago still wonder what exactly happened then and what became of their friends.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/three-decades-survivors-worst-pemex-blast-still-want-answers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human behavior Human Interest Pemex San Juanico Disaster Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745766 at http://www.globalpost.com US to offer benefits to spouses of gay troops: official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/us-offer-benefits-spouses-gay-troops-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Pentagon plans to extend some benefits to the spouses of gay and lesbian troops, officials said Tuesday.</p> <p>The decision was expected to be formally announced within days, before outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta retires this month, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.</p> <p>But the officials could not say which benefits would be provided to same-sex couples.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/us-offer-benefits-spouses-gay-troops-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human behavior Human sexuality Personal life AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:45:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746915 at http://www.globalpost.com Pentagon could decide this week on benefits to gay spouses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/pentagon-could-decide-week-benefits-gay-spouses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Pentagon could decide this week whether to extend more of the benefits offered to spouses of heterosexuals to those of gay personnel, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Gay personnel are currently not able to obtain military benefits such as health care for their spouses, or the larger housing allowances granted to married couples, even though the ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces was lifted in September 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/pentagon-could-decide-week-benefits-gay-spouses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender Health Human behavior Human sexuality Labor Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746973 at http://www.globalpost.com Two held on sex abuse suspicion after MP's allegations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/two-held-sex-abuse-suspicion-after-mps-allegations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Police investigating allegations of historic child sex abuse first raised by Labour MP Tom Watson in parliament last year arrested two men on Wednesday on suspicion of sexual offences.</p> <p>Police said the two unnamed men, one aged 66 from Norfolk and the other aged 70 from East Sussex, were detained by officers from Operation Fernbridge, an inquiry into claims of sexual assault against children at the Elm Guest House and Grafton Close care home in Barnes, West London in the 1980s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/two-held-sex-abuse-suspicion-after-mps-allegations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child abuse Human behavior Human sexuality Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:46:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747547 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian pens erotic answer to "Fifty Shades" as a dare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/canadian-pens-erotic-answer-fifty-shades-dare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Elaine Lies</p> <p>TOKYO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Canadian novelist Lisa Gabriele never felt she was especially good at writing sex scenes, but when an editor dared her to write an erotic novel to rival the wildly popular global hit "Fifty Shades of Grey," she took up the challenge.</p> <p>A week later she had some 40 pages written on "S.E.C.R.E.T.", the just-published story of an underground society that helps women realize their wildest sexual dreams.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/canadian-pens-erotic-answer-fifty-shades-dare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human behavior Lisa Gabriele Literary genres Literature Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:45:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748705 at http://www.globalpost.com Witness the fitness: Look for DNA in Valentine's Day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/witness-the-fitness-look-dna-valentines-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>She wore a tight red dress, a new pair of high heels and a matching handbag. He wore a suit, bright tie and a chunky watch. </p> <p>He thought she looked older and heavier compared with her page on the dating site. She thought he looked shorter than the 1m 83 (six feet) he had advertised. Twenty minutes into their drink, she learned he was only a junior in his sales department, and not a supervisor as he had made out. </p> <p>The evening was not a success.</p> <p>Few things are as starkly revealing about Homo sapiens than the rituals of courtship. If love is everywhere, so is fakery.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/witness-the-fitness-look-dna-valentines-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavior Human behavior Social psychology Technology AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:16:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749671 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish gay priest drama launches Berlin film fest race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/polish-gay-priest-drama-launches-berlin-film-fest-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The race for the Golden Bear top prize at the 63rd Berlin film festival began Friday with a Polish drama about a gay Roman Catholic priest who struggles with his secret love for a troubled youth.</p> <p>"In the Name of" by Malgoska Szumowska, one of three women vying for the Berlinale's Golden Bear top prize, drew warm applause for the story of Adam (Andrzej Chyra), a man of the cloth assigned to a community in rural Poland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/polish-gay-priest-drama-launches-berlin-film-fest-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human behavior Human Interest Human sexuality Personal life Social Issues AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749911 at http://www.globalpost.com