Corey Johnson NY (and even the city’s subway). Will he run for mayor?

The speaker of the city council, 37, who was diagnosed with HIV in 2004, has overcome addiction and is mulling a mayoral run Corey Johnson got his first brush with fame when, as the captain of his high school football team in a small town in Massachusetts, he came out as gay. These days, he likes to say hes in a long-term relationship with New York City. Its a way of confessing his love for his adopted city where he was diagnosed with HIV, and where he overcame alcohol and drug addiction to become a high-profile speaker of the city council but not just that. I mean that I cant find a boyfriend! Johnson told the Guardian. Besides considering a …

Corey Johnson NY (and even the city’s subway). Will he run for mayor?

The speaker of the city council, 37, who was diagnosed with HIV in 2004, has overcome addiction and is mulling a mayoral run Corey Johnson got his first brush with fame when, as the captain of his high school football team in a small town in Massachusetts, he came out as gay. These days, he likes to say hes in a long-term relationship with New York City. Its a way of confessing his love for his adopted city where he was diagnosed with HIV, and where he overcame alcohol and drug addiction to become a high-profile speaker of the city council but not just that. I mean that I cant find a boyfriend! Johnson told the Guardian. Besides considering a …

Instagram will let you appeal post takedowns

Instagram isn’t just pretty pictures. It now also harbors bullying, misinformation and controversial self-expression content. So today Instagram is announcing a bevvy of safety updates to protect users and give them more of a voice. Most significantly, Instagram will now let users appeal the company’s decision to take down one of their posts. A new in-app interface (rolling out starting today) over the next few months will let users “get a second opinion on the post,” says Instagram’s head of policy, Karina Newton. A different Facebook moderator will review the post, and restore its visibility if it was wrongly removed, and they’ll inform users of their conclusion either way. Instagram always let users appeal account suspensions, but now someone can …

How to make a friend of your anger

There is no quick fix to anger issues, but working through them can be a journey that sheds light on who we are and how we perceive the world Its easy to feel hijacked by our anger. After all, anger was one of the primary evolutionary feelings: it was designed for survival. It knows only on and off. But this means that once the trigger is pressed, often by a trivial event, we end up in noise and miss out on the detail and complexity of our humanity. Our capacity for empathy is reduced and we want only to survive, hide, hurt, blame or punish. Many people come to me expecting a quick fix or a solution to their anger. …

Human Actions Are Putting The Survival Of A Million Species On The Line

The United Nations (UN) released the much-anticipated IPBES Global Assessment on Monday, exposing the dire state of global biodiversity in 2019. Close to a million species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction within the coming decades unless we see “transformative change”, the report’s authors warn. And human activity is almost entirely to blame.  The findings echo suggestions of the sixth mass extinction, which some say we are already witnessing. Unlike past extinctions, triggered by extraordinary circumstances, whether volcanic climate change or extraterrestrial objects, this is a disaster directed by us. The key “drivers” of extinction listed in the report are, in descending order: 1. Changes in land and sea use 2. Direct exploitation of organisms 3. Climate change 4. Pollution 5. Invasive alien …

Cleaner trapped in lift for two days

‘Stressful ordeal’ A spokesman said: “KCC and Kier have launched an immediate investigation into the events, which is currently progressing. “We are unable to comment further until the investigation is complete. “We are assured that Kier is providing support to the individual for what must have been a stressful ordeal.” The council said it would be working with Kier to ensure “any lessons are learnt from the incident”. The Health and Safety Executive has been made aware. You may also be interested in: Crane topples on to house roof Benali reaches £1m fundraising goal ‘My university doesn’t have enough money’

Yes, Your Christian Husband Probably Watches PornAnd No, Hes Probably Not a Pervert

ShareTweetPinterest Is it possible your husband watches porn? Unfortunately, there’s a good chance he is. An incredible 47 percent of Christians say pornography is a major problem in their home, according to an article by Family Safe Media. And by “major problem,” these families don’t mean “the husband watches porn occasionally and the wife finds it kind of annoying.” No, according to a special report released by Covenant Eyes: Become A Contributor Among men ages 18-30: 79 percent view pornography at least once a month and 63 percent view pornography several times a week. Among men ages 31-49: 67 percent view pornography at least once a month and 38 percent view pornography several times a week. Among men ages 50-68: 49 percent view pornography at …

Bad Air Linked To Dementia, Bezos’ Lunar Lander, and More News

Air pollution is worse for us than we thought, the world's richest man unveiled his moon craft, and Mother's Day is around the corner. Here's what you should know, in two minutes or less. Today's Headlines Evidence suggests air pollution might cause dementia The health conscious among us can eat well, exercise plenty, and abstain vices, like smoking. But the worsening air quality in American cities is increasingly difficult to avoid. Now, a wave of studies suggests air pollution is more harmful to us than previously thought, especially when it comes to dementia. How overwhelming is the evidence? "I have no hesitation whatsoever to say that air pollution causes dementia,” says the head of USC's Air Pollution and Brain Disease …

Ocasio-Cortez posts about garbage disposal in posh new apartment

IN NETFLIX DOC, AOC REFLECTS ON 2018 RUN: ‘NOBODY ELSE WOULD, SO LITERALLY ANYBODY COULD’ “OK everyone I need your help because I just moved into this apartment a few months ago and I just flipped a switch and it made that noise and it scared the daylights out of me,” Ocasio-Cortez can be heard saying in footage. “I am told this is a garbage disposal. I’ve never seen a garbage disposal. I never had one in any place I’ve ever lived,” she later said. The “Green New Deal”-touting Bronx Democrat wondered whether the device was “environmentally sound.” “This DC apartment is bougie and has things I’ve never seen before…” Ocasio-Cortez captioned the video, later noting: “Is this what social …

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Signs Heartbeat Abortion Bill Over Celebrity Protests

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a controversial abortion bill Tuesday that bans abortion as early as six weeks, over protests from reproductive rights groups and Hollywood stars. The so-called Georgia legislation is the fourth such law to be passed this year, but heartbeat measures in Ohio, Mississippi, and Kentucky were all blocked by legal challenges before they could be enacted. Both the ACLU and Center for Reproductive Rights said Tuesday that they will sue to block the law in Georgia as well. Governor Kemp put politics before the health and well-being of Georgia women and their families, Talcott Camp, deputy director of the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, said in a statement. This bill is part of an orchestrated national agenda …

50 Brilliant Child Hacks For Babysitters, Parents, Teachers, And Nurses

By Dakota Corbin Listen up, because Ask Reddit has some hacks for anyone who spends time around little kids. By Dakota Corbin 1. If a child is having a meltdown, ask what color their shoes/shirts/pants/whatever clothing their wearing are. This distracts the child long enough to stop them in the midst of their meltdown because they haven’t thought about what they’re wearing. 2. To get a newborn to burp: Sit them on your knee, holding them under their armpits, and move their upper bodies in a circle several times. Like a reverse hula move I guess. I learned it from a neonatal nurse, and it’s almost infallible. So much faster and more reliable than regular burping. 3. If you want …

Indictment Alleges Who Hacked Anthem, but Not Why

The hack of health insurance giant Anthem Inc. has loomed large in the public consciousness since it first came to light in 2015—not just as one of the biggest breaches of all time, but also as a potential example of the Chinese government's longstanding cyber espionage campaign. Hackers stole names, birth dates, addresses, Social Security numbers, and employment details from 78 million Anthem customers. And for years China was reported to be behind it. But when the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment Thursday evening charging two Chinese nationals for the Anthem attack, any indication of the alleged hackers' motives or affiliation was noticeably absent. The US government accused 32-year-old Fujie Wang and an unnamed codefendant of being “members of …

A Redditor secretly fed his vegan girlfriend dairy to prove that she wouldn’t get acne

kitchenninja111. Redditor seeks advice after throwing out her boyfriends massive yogurt collection How Reddits childfree community took a toxic turn from empowerment to parent shaming Reddit wants you to help make a crowdsourced GIF movie H/TMetro Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Conservative men try to talk to Ocasio-Cortez about menstruation

Last night, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the nation, a heartbeat bill that bans abortions after six weeks. It’s being called a backdoor abortion ban, because of the short amount of time between when a woman could detect her pregnancy and when the restriction kicks in. In many cases, women don’t find out they’re pregnant within the first six weeks, and yet the law would force them to carry a pregnancy to term, denying their the right to choose. It was a point Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) made on Twitter last night in the wake of the law being signed. 6 weeks pregnant = 2 weeks late on your period. Most of …

The Internet Changed Astrology. Then Came the Memes

Spend enough time on the internet and you'll inevitably come across Astrology Content™. Maybe you've seen a Game of Thrones meme about Leos, or a Twitter thread arguing why we should all love Taurus season—or perhaps you just have that one friend (they know who they are) who starts off every social media post with "This is a total Gemini thing, but …" It's unavoidable. Over the past couple of years, numerous publications have tried to explain the how and why behind astrology's online proliferation. It's no secret that people on the internet enjoy hyper-personalized content (who doesn't love a quiz that will tell them what type of bread they are?), but the fascination with astrology goes beyond that. The …