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August 14, 2020
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Big News

Reactions to unsolicited sexting images differ by gender, Kinsey Institute study finds

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The NonProfit Times

Lilly School launches grad fellowship in Muslim philanthropy

The Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI will offer a Fellowship in Muslim Philanthropic and Humanitarian Studies in collaboration with the Zakat Foundation Institute (ZFI) beginning in the fall 2020 semester, school officials announced. During the 18-month fellowship, students will take two Lilly Family School of Philanthropy graduate courses per semester, earning the school’s Graduate Certificate in Philanthropic Studies. In addition, the students will receive a Graduate Certificate in Muslim Philanthropy and Humanitarian Studies from ZFI. All required courses may be completed online. "I am thrilled that our Muslim Philanthropy Initiative has this opportunity to collaborate with the Zakat Foundation to bring this terrific opportunity to students who are passionate about making a difference in their communities," said Amir Pasic, the Eugene R. Tempel Dean of the Lilly School.

Inside Indiana Business

More funding awarded to The Bee Corp

Indianapolis-based The Bee Corp has secured an additional $1 million in funding. The ag tech startup, which has developed technology to help growers measure the strength of their bee colonies, says it will use the funding to fuel sales and marketing growth. The funding includes investments from Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures, IU Ventures and THRIVE in California. ... The Bee Corp was co-founded by Chief Executive Officer Ellie Symes, then a student at Indiana University. Elevate Ventures says the company currently has eight full-time employees and six interns.

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The Wall Street Journal

Why being kind helps you, too -- especially now

Are certain acts of kindness better than others? Yes. If you want to reap the personal benefits, "you need to be sincere," says Sara Konrath, a psychologist and associate professor at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, where she runs a research lab that studies empathy and altruism. It also helps to expect good results. A study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology in 2019 showed people who believed that kindness is good for them showed a greater increase in positive emotions, satisfaction with life and feelings of connection with others -- as well as a greater decrease in negative emotions -- than those who did not. How can you be kind even when you may not feel like it? Make it a habit. Take stock of how you behave day to day. Are you trusting and generous? Or defensive and hostile? "Kindness is a lifestyle," says Dr. Konrath.

GQ

How do you know if you have a food intolerance?

If you've keyed in on a food that just makes you feel like garbage, you might be contemplating the fretful conclusion that you're allergic. But chances are better you probably have an intolerance instead. Explaining the distinction between the two is relatively simple. An intolerance affects the body's ability to adequately digest a certain food. Food allergies, on the other hand, involve the immune system. A walk through the specialty-food aisle of a grocery store will turn up a slew of products without lactose, without nuts, without peanuts, without eggs. For some people, encountering the proteins in any of these types of foods leads to a hyperactive immune response. "The vast majority of adverse food reactions are food intolerances. Only a few are food allergies," says Dr. Sandeep Gupta, gastroenterologist and pediatrics professor at Indiana University. "But people are not able to differentiate the two in day-to-day life."

Chalkbeat Indiana

Funding cuts would hurt Indiana schools serving more Black and Latino students

Districts in Indianapolis, northwest Indiana, and South Bend -- including Indianapolis Public Schools, Gary Community Schools, South Bend Schools, and others -- are starting the year remotely as local health officials are advising caution. IPS, which is 42% Black and 31% Hispanic, estimates it could lose $28 million through these cuts. "We're putting Black and Latino families in an impossible situation," said Cristina Santamaría Graff, an assistant professor of special education and urban teacher education at IUPUI. "When you choose money over life, then there's a problem."

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