“Major psychiatric disorders like autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder appear to have more in common than scientists thought they did. A new study finds that they have important similarities at a molecular level. And understanding the molecular basis of those disorders could help in developing better treatments.”

+ After long battle, mental health will be part of New York’s school curriculum.

+ “If you came to see the bride, you’re out of luck.” NPR: 2 Vets Celebrate Love.

+ Dunkin Donuts is getting rid of the styrofoam cups.

+ US jobless claims drop to near 45-year low

+ You can help the homeless by feeding new orange meters in Los Angeles.

+ “And although Gowdy is typically upbeat, the whirlwind of tragic and frustrating events in October plunged him into a deep depression.” So he started doing nice things for other people and it made him feel better. A lot better. Meet a Gonzaga law student on a mission to ‘heal Spokane’ through acts of kindness, service.

+ A new machine aims to take the sugar out of gelato. (I’d like to put myself in that machine…)