The Benefits of Having Babies in Your Forties

ShareTweetPinterest I always knew I wanted children. When I was a little girl I played with baby dolls and nursed puny, infant animals to health and vigor. As I grew older my parents had more children, [and] I was the perfect, built-in babysitter, and had a natural, easy way with little ones. But wanting babies one day and actually finding the right person to have them with are two different things. Sometimes finding the right formula (perfect time + intense desire x the correct baby daddy) can be difficult. So you find yourself like I was. Thirty years old, divorced, sitting in my parent’s spare bedroom alone with my cat, wondering what happened to my life. Thankfully I did find …

Lisa Kudrow opened up about the constant body shaming she and her co-stars experienced on the set of Friends.

Comparing yourself to other women is unhealthy, counterproductive, and also, unfortunately, a way of life for some people. We shouldn’t feel like someone’s perfections automatically mean that we’re flawed, and yet, it happens to the best of us. Lisa Kudrow recently opened up about her body image issues when she was on Friends, and how she would compare herself to Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox. It wasn’t just teenage girls in the 90s who wanted to be skinny like the Friends. It turns out, women on Friends also wanted to be skinny like Friends. Kudrow told Marc Maron on his WTF podcast that she felt uncomfortable because she was taller than her costars on Friends. “You see yourself on TV …

Javid to run for Tory party leader

Tory leadership contenders – who’s standing? The people who will choose the UK’s next prime minister In a video, Mr Javid said he wanted to “rebuild trust, to find unity and create new opportunities for our country”. He said the results of the European elections – which saw his party score less than 10% of the total vote, compared to nearly 25% in 2014 – made it “all too clear” that the government “must get on and deliver Brexit to ensure there is renewed trust in our democracy”. He added: “We must bridge divides to heal communities, reminding us of our shared values as a United Kingdom, and we must strengthen our society and economy so that everyone can benefit …

‘I read a gossip piece’ meme mocks Moby’s Instagram post

Dear trolls, While Im flattered by the attention, I just dont know if the best use of your time and your life is hating a stranger based on egregiously limited information. I mean, when you are on your deathbed do you really want to think, at least I spent my time hating strangers on social media? It is of course your life, but I just have to assume there are better things to do with your timebut again, thank you for all of the attention, its very flattering. A post shared by moby xx (@moby) on May 23, 2019 at 5:34am PDT He continued with another Instagram post, that included more photos of him with a young Natalie Portman, and …

Using full-body MRIs, Ezra can now detect 11 cancers in men and 13 in women

When Ezra first launched about six months ago, the company was using magnetic resonance imaging machines to test for prostate cancer in men. But the company’s founder, Emi Gal, always had a larger goal. “One of the biggest problems in cancer is that there’s no accurate, fast, painless way to scan for cancer anywhere in the body,” Gal said at the time of his company’s debut. It’s hard to overstate how vitally important early cancer screening is for patients. The American Cancer Society estimates 1.7 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in the U.S. in 2019. For 600,000 people that diagnosis will be a death sentence. Roughly half of cancer patients are detected in the late stage of the disease …

Historic flooding expected as 3.6 million under flash food watch

(CNN)The threat of record flooding has areas of the central United States on alert after more than a week of extreme weather that has brought with it tornadoes, fierce winds and heavy rains. Shackelford said the Arkansas River is experiencing record flooding, with one site at Van Buren already over 38 feet — the record set in 1945 — and an expected crest at 42.5 feet late Tuesday into early Wednesday. Tulsa levees under strain, record flooding expected Oklahoma and other parts of the Midwest are still reeling from a deadly spring storm system that has resulted in more than 170 reported tornadoes plus strong winds, flash flooding and hail. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Army Corps of Engineers said it …

Future launches $150/mo exercise app where real coaches nag you

The only way to beat laziness is with guilt, so that’s what Future sells. It assigns you an actual human trainer who builds personalized workout plans and messages you throughout the day to make sure you’re doing them. It even gives you an Apple Watch to track your activity and ensure you’re not lying. Future actually got me to the gym where my coach kicked my ass remotely with a 30-minute lifting routine I’d never have stuck to by myself. The catch? It’s probably the most expensive app you’ve ever seen, charging $150 per month. Future officially launches today. Luckily it comes with a one-month money-back guarantee that CEO Rishi Mandal says has only been redeemed once. It’s produced some …

The DNA diet: How knowing your genes can help you fit into your jeans

(CNN)“One man’s food is another man’s poison.” – Lucretius (99-55 B.C.) This interaction has led to a field called nutrigenetics, which looks at how our genes determine our response to nutrients in food and beverages. By better understanding an individual’s response to specific nutrients, health-care practitioners could deliver more precise and effective nutrition recommendations. While an overall healthy diet that includes a large variety of foods can help mitigate many of these individual genetic variations, some of the controversy over what constitutes a healthy diet may be due, in part, to individual genetic variances. One interesting example involves a nutrient that doesn’t get a lot of attention: choline, commonly found in egg yolks. When public health officials began to target …

Kristen Waggoner: Babies arent cancer

That’s outrageous. I have two dear friends and colleagues afflicted with cancer who are fighting for their lives right now. Another friend died two weeks ago. Cancer destroys a person’s body and ends a person’s dreams. It turns a person’s body against itself. Cancer rips through a life and makes wives into widows, children into orphans, and friends into numb, grieving shells. On the other hand, I’ve also had the privilege of bringing three new people into the world. I’ve seen my sister and sisters-in-law have the same privilege. Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting bring joy and beauty to the world. Babies come into our lives and make us mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers. KEVIN MCCARTHY SIGNALS REPUBLICAN MEMBERS CAN TAKE THEIR …

Mexico’s environment minister resigns for delaying flight

López Obrador, who took office Dec. 1, has promised a government without privileges or corruption. “There is no justification,” the minister of the environment and natural resources said in the letter. “The true transformation of Mexico requires a total congruence with the values of equity and justice. No one should have privileges and one’s benefit, even if it is to fulfill one’s functions, should not be put above the welfare of the majority.” The delay of the flight for more than half an hour had generated criticism from other passengers and the media. González-Blanco’s resignation comes four days after that of Germán Martínez Cázares, head of the Mexican Social Security Institute, the country’s main public health system. In his resignation, …

30 Funniest Things Patients Have Said On Anesthesia

Nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” is a sedative that calms the nerves, used commonly during dental procedures and while the name suggests the patient will break out into fits of laughter, a lot of times the side-effects makes those around them laugh even harder. Someone on Reddit asked, “Anesthesiologists, what are the best things people have said under the gas?” and the answers may send you into fits of giggles without the gas. Scroll down below and don’t forget to upvote your favs! The laughing gas (nitrous oxide) we use today was developed through experimentation by British chemist and inventor Humphrey Davy in 1799. He was curious to see the effect the gas would have on people and what they …

Abortion clinics report ‘alarming’ rise in picketing, vandalism and trespassing

Last year, trespassing hit highest level since 1999 while vandalism occurred at highest rate since 1990 US abortion providers reported an alarming escalation in incidents of disruption and intimidation in 2018, according to new recently enacted ban on abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy; civil liberties and reproductive rights organizations filed a signed a ban on abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy. Anti-choice individuals and groups have been emboldened by the rhetoric of President Trump, Vice President Pence and other elected officials and we are seeing this play out in more instances of activities meant to intimidate abortion providers and disrupt patient services, said Katherine Ragsdale, interim president and CEO of NAF, in a statement. Trump and other politicians …

Biofourmis raises $35M to develop smarter treatments for chronic diseases

Biofourmis, a Singapore-based startup pioneering a distinctly tech-based approach to the treatment of chronic conditions, has raised a $35 million Series B round for expansion. The round was led by Sequoia India and MassMutual Ventures, the VC fund from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Other investors who put in include EDBI, the corporate investment arm of Singapore’s Economic Development Board, China-based healthcare platform Jianke and existing investors Openspace Ventures, Aviva Ventures and SGInnovate, a Singapore government initiative for deep tech startups. The round takes Biofourmis to $41.6 million raised to date, according to Crunchbase. This isn’t your typical TechCrunch funding story. Biofourmis CEO Kuldeep Singh Rajput moved to Singapore to start a PhD, but he dropped out to start the …

Letterman Confronts Kanye: Supporting Trump Hurts People

Oh God, Im scared, David Letterman says. Hes pacing backstage before his interview kicked off with President Barack Obama, but Letterman seems genuinely more nervous about sitting down with Kanye. The hour-long conversation that followsthis episode and four others all start streaming next Friday, May 31is not only one of the best interviews Letterman has ever conducted, its also one of the most coherent and engaging interviews Kanye has ever given, even if it does go off the rails at times. Over the course of the episode, the two men cover many subjects including music, fashion and Kanyes relationships with his mother, who passed more than a decade ago, and his father, who is still alive. Throughout the episode, Kim …

‘Fortnite’ streamer Tfue sues gaming organization FaZe Clan

Professional gamer Turner Tfue Tenney, 21, is one of the most successful streamers on Twitch and a top athlete for the games esports scene. The lawsuit alleges that FaZe neglected to pay Tfue his fair share of brand deal revenue and massively cut into his own earnings by taking up to 80% in some instances. Tenney signed his original contract, referred to as a “Gamer Agreement,” with FaZe in April 2018. The document states thatAccording to the complaint, Tenney first attempted to make the contract null and void in September 2018, but FaZe rejected Tenney’s request. Now, through this lawsuit, Tenney is attempting to get the court to terminate the agreement and is seeking punitive damages for earnings he says …