The Daily Populous

Sunday May 19th, 2019 day edition

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The near-total abortion ban passed by the Alabama Legislature and signed into law this week was a major topic of conversation among students at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

The ban is the strictest one passed anywhere in the 46 years since the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that there is a constitutional right to abortion.

“This bill is very extreme, and it … affects my viewpoint of living in the state itself,” said senior Melanie Parker.

“I’m not planning on living here after I graduate.”.

The Alabama Human Life Protection Act makes abortion illegal at every stage of pregnancy, even in cases of incest or rape, unless the mother’s life is in danger.

It also makes the penalty for providing an abortion up to 99 years in prison.

And it’s really frustrating for me because there’s so much good stuff that’s happening in Alabama. »

PAC vs. Page off Double or Nothing due to creative differences

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The official word from AEW is that there were creative differences regarding the match and PAC won't be on Saturday's show.

Page agreed to fly to England and do the match to make up for the hyped match not happening on the PPV.

Page will be wrestling against a new opponent, although the name probably won't be announced before the PPV show. »

1 dead, 8 shot at high school graduation party in Alabama

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Alabama authorities say a high school graduation party fueled by alcohol spiraled out of control early Saturday, leaving one person dead.

When police arrived, they found a man who was shot to death inside the building's cafeteria.

Witnesses say the gunfire erupted after a fight between two women during a party that drew hundreds. »

Study finds that increased mindfulness is associated with reduced levels of procrastination – Solving Procrastination

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Mindfulness emphasizes non-reactive awareness and non-judgmental acceptance of thoughts and emotions, and as such is viewed as an attentional self-regulation strategy.

The current study suggests that there is a bidirectional relationship between mindfulness and procrastination, where increased levels of mindfulness predict lower levels of procrastination, and vice versa. »

Marmoset study gives insights into loss of pleasure in depression

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A survey published in 2016 found that 3.3 out of every 100 UK adults had experienced depression in the week before being interviewed.

A key symptom of depression is anhedonia, typically defined as the loss of ability to experience pleasure.

More information: Alexander, L, et al. Fractionating blunted reward processing characteristic of anhedonia by over-activating primate subgenual anterior cingulate cortex. »