Article of the Day: Mixing Energy Drinks, Alcohol May Affect Adolescent Brains Like Cocaine

Drinking highly caffeinated alcoholic beverages triggers changes in the adolescent brain similar to taking cocaine, and the consequences last into adulthood as an altered ability to deal with rewarding substances, according to a Purdue University study. Richard van Rijn, an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology, looked at the effects of highly caffeinated 

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Article of the Day: 3 Fascinating Discoveries About Laughter

There are some well-known facts about laughter. laughter functions to create social bonds laughing increases our short-term pain tolerance a small dose of humor can increase immunological functioning laughter during negotiations increases the likelihood of small concessions All of these scientific findings are interesting but obvious. Here are a few less well-known discoveries. 1. The 

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A Dialogue not Silenced

Feedback on the Cornerstone Critical Dialogue, 23 August As part of the Critical Dialogue series, which runs once a month at Cornerstone Institute, we celebrated Women’s Month with a panel discussion and the prize-giving for the Writing Challenge to Men on 23 August. The challenge for both the dialogue and the competition was to think 

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Uniquely South African Story of Forgiveness

The screening of the seminal documentary “Black Christmas” took place on the 24th of June 2016 at Cornerstone Institute. Among the audience members we were honoured too have welcomed producer of the film, Prof. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela. The work is a uniquely South African story that probes the deep dimensions and many layers of forgiveness, with special 

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