GOP Rep. Vicky Hartzler Helps ‘Conversion Therapy’ Group Hold Capitol Hill Event

WASHINGTON ― A group preaching that sexual orientation is a choice and that “conversion therapy” should be legal held a forum in a Capitol Hill office building Wednesday, thanks to Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.).  The group, called Changed, is made up of people who used to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer but now say they are heterosexual and cisgender. They say they were able to shed their previous orientation a Capitol official familiar with scheduling told HuffPost that Hartzler was the member who signed off on the event. A staffer for Hartzler initially denied she was the sponsor. “ Jativa admitted that Hartzler had secured the meeting space for the group. “The only involvement Rep. Hartzler’s office …

Walter Mercado, Popular Puerto Rican Astrologer, Dies At 88

Hospital spokeswoman Sofía Luquis told The Associated Press on Sunday that Mercado died from kidney failure at the Auxilio Mutuo Hospital in San Juan late Saturday. He had been living in the suburb of Cupey and had spent several days in the hospital before his death. She said hundreds of people showed up and wanted to meet him and take pictures, and he agreed to it all. Mercado was born in Ponce, one of Puerto Rico’s largest cities. He worked briefly for TV stations based in the U.S. Caribbean territory before moving to South Florida. His catch phrase to his audience: “Above all, lots and lots of love.” “He endows the drag queen with papal authority,” Diana Taylor, a New …

7 Things I Forget To Do When My Mental Health Declines

By Autri Taheri By Autri Taheri 1. I forget to express any positive emotions. When my mental health isn’t the greatest, I have a hard time playing pretend. I can’t come across as a convincing happy-go-lucky-person. I can’t laugh at the right moments. I can’t add inflections to my voice at the right times. I sound like I’ve just rolled out of bed and haven’t fully woken up yet — and, in a way, that’s the way I’m feeling. Half awake. Half alive. 2. I forget to take care of myself. I skip showers. I stop combing my hair. I stop wearing makeup. I stop exercising. I stop brushing my teeth three times per day and flossing after meals. I …

Trump’s New Substance Abuse Website Pretends Obamacare Doesn’t Exist

isn’t just trying to erase the the launch of  designed to help people choose among more than 13,000 care providers across the United States. This resource could prove helpful to the 20 million Americans FindTreatment.gov .   First, an estimated 20 million previously uninsured people. Research shows that Medicaid enrollees addicted to opioids, for example, are more likely Affordable Care Act for all insurance policies subject to Affordable Care Act regulations. The has been systematically scrubbing references to the Affordable Care Act.  These omissions aren’t likely to make FindTreatment.gov ― including some that could be harmful to people from a group of Republican that could completely eliminate a lower-court ruling in favor would lose their health coverage ― and everyone outside of …

Witch Hunts And Devil Possessions May Have Helped Stop The Spread Of Harmful Contagions, Study Argues

A belief in the occult may have helped to stop the spread of dangerous infectious diseases throughout the course of human history, argues new research. Pathogens are a serious threat to human health, and throughout the ages, people have developed strategies to manage their deadly effects, from vaccinations and quarantine to witch hunts and exorcisms. Writing in the journal Biological Sciences, a team of Australian researchers argues that believing in contagious supernatural forces may have helped to halt the spread of harmful contagions. “A belief in contagious and contaminating evil forces – which we label ‘moral vitalism’ – would have provided a functionally equivalent framework for prediction and management, identifying both the infection and transmission profile of pathogens,” wrote the authors, adding that …

When Youre In A Bad Mood, Here Are A Few Ways To Cheer Yourself Up

By Klara Kulikova The next time you’re in a bad mood, try cheering yourself up with these methods from Ask Reddit. By Klara Kulikova 1. Stand up comedy is therapy for me. I feel so good after laughing hard. 2. Skype a friend and complain to them about whatever put me in the bad mood. 3. “There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.” – Ron Swanson 4. Short term: force myself to smile. First just a lil one, then ear to ear. Someone said it releases feel-good chemicals in the brain. Not sure if it’s true but it works for me! 5. I usually go for a run until I have cleared my head enough …

6 Reminders For When Youre Having A Hard Time Taking Care Of Your Mental Health

Holly Riordan Updated October 30, 2019 By Toa Heftiba 1. You are allowed to relax. You are allowed to call out of work or cancel plans with your friends or reward yourself with a lazy day in bed. Of course, that isn’t alway easy to do. A lot of the time, the reason you’re so stressed is because you have a million different goals to accomplish, problems to solve, decisions to tackle. Taking a break might seem counterintuitive, but if you keep going at this pace, you’re going to burn yourself out. If you give yourself at least a few hours of downtime, it will clear your head. It will reenergize you. In the end, it will be easier for …

Measles wipe immune system’s memory of other illnesses, studies find

(CNN)Measles can erase the immune system’s memory, leaving us vulnerable to diseases we were previously protected against, new research has found. “Imagine that your immunity against pathogens is like carrying around a book of photographs of criminals, and someone punched a bunch of holes in it,” said Michael Mina, one of the study’s primary authors, in a Harvard Medical School press release. “It would then be much harder to recognize that criminal if you saw them, especially if the holes are punched over important features for recognition, like the eyes or mouth.” Surviving measles patients do eventually regain these lost immunities — but they need to be re-exposed to the illnesses to build up those defenses. It’s as if you …

Alabama’s near-total abortion ban blocked by federal judge

Judge Myron Thompson issues preliminary injunction against ban that would have made abortion a felony in almost all cases A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabamas near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month, saying the law, part of wave of abortion restrictions by conservative states, is clearly unconstitutional. US district judge Myron Thompson issued an expected preliminary injunction blocking Alabama from enforcing the law that would make performing an abortion a felony in almost all cases. The ruling came after abortion providers sued to block the law from taking effect on 15 November. Alabamas abortion ban contravenes clear Supreme Case Court precedent, Thompson wrote in an accompanying opinion. It violates the right of an individual to privacy, to make …

What Ivanka and Jareds 10th anniversary can teach us all about relationships | Arwa Mahdawi

Their bash at Camp David was a celebration of the values the couple hold dear from ruthless ambition to a passion for nepotism, writes Arwa Mahdawi Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are so cute it is criminal. Despite their hectic grifting schedules, the dedicated public servants always make time for each other. Over the weekend, they celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary with a party at Camp David, the presidents country retreat. White House officials chimed in to say that he funded the celebration, so we can rest assured that no public money was wasted. Not that the Trump/Kushners would dream of using the presidency for personal gain, of course. It is not clear why Javanka settled on Camp David. After …

WTFunds: 5 Finance Myths That Are Totally False | Betches

Welcome to WTFunds, where we do what nobody else does and… actually talk about money. Ever scrolled through your Instagram feed, wondering how your friends are affording their lifestyles when they’re making the same amount of money as you and you can barely rub two dimes together? Read on, because we’ll be talking to real people to break down how much things cost, and how they’re paying for it. We’re Lauren and Kelda, millennial sisters (and avocado toast lovers) living in Seattle, WA. After entering the real world ourselves and watching so many peers come to view money as a subject to be feared and overwhelmed by, we felt compelled to make finance an approachable and exciting topic, not only …

What Causes Low Sex Drive And When Should You Worry About It? | Betches

Your sex drive, like the Kardashian-Jenners’ age. This can happen for various reasons. Some may be dealing with stress from work or relationships, others may feel porn would have us believe, most women are not existing in a perpetual state of horniness just waiting for the right pizza delivery guy to get them off with three thrusts (though the pizza part does sound nice). If you are experiencing a decrease in sexual desire, at what point is it an issue and what can you do about it if it is? Not to scare you, but if you’ve been experiencing a low sex drive, it could be a medical condition called Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). HSDD is defined by the American Sexual …

My babys hip dysplasia was only spotted by chance

‘It should not be down to luck’ Rowan Beattie’s father Derek knew something was not right the first time he tried to change his baby daughter’s nappy. He told health visitors it was hard to manipulate her legs to get her in the correct position but he was assured she was fine. The GP check at six weeks also did not pick up her condition. Image caption Derek, Allison and Rowan, who is now four and fully recovered DDH is a relatively common condition. Full hip dislocation, where the ball is not positioned properly in the socket joint, affects about 1.3 cases per 1,000 but there are 6.1 cases per 1,000 where the hip socket is underdeveloped. If spotted early, …

Planned Parenthood Clapped Back After Kanye West Confused Plan B & Abortion

Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Planned Parenthood’s Response To Kanye West Confusing Plan B & Abortion Is Everything By Shelby Black Oct 30, 2019 Rapper Kanye West is known for many things, like his music and his fashion. But most recently, some controversial comments have taken over headlines. During an interview with Big Boy TV on Oct. 25, West received severe criticism from reproductive rights activists over comments he made concerning emergency contraceptives. But don’t worry, Planned Parenthood’s response to Kanye West confusing Plan B and abortionshould help set the rapper straight. While speaking to Big Boy, West discussed his most recent album, a project inspired by his Christianity that boasts major gospel sounds. However, the conversation took a turn …

Nights Of The Jack! A Halloween Adventure! Look At THIS!!! Wow!!! | Perez Hilton – Perez Hilton

This is not your mother’s pumpkin patch! We took the kids to Nights Of The Jack in Calabasas and we did not know what to expect before we got there! I just knew it was something fun to do that was Halloween-related and boy was it FUN! An experience for the eyes and mouth! So much to take in! PERFECT for the ages the kids are! This is only the second year they’ve done Nights Of The Jack. Excited to see how they grow and evolve it! We surprised my children with costumes from Rubie’s Costume Company for the excursion. We were extra festive! Enjoy all the action HERE! Watch! SHARE! And CLICK HERE to check out more of Perez’s family videos! …