What’s behind the absurd gamble on women’s rights and health

(CNN)Last week, Georgia joined the ranks of states in a sudden rush to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks after conception — before a woman may even know that she is pregnant. Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio passed similar laws this year. Alabama is taking its fight against choice even further, with a bill that not only bans abortions but makes it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion. The Supreme Court, first in Roe v. Wade in 1973, in Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992, and yet again in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt in 2016, has made it clear that placing an undue burden on a woman’s right to choose …

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 …

How Coca-Cola Controls The Health Research It Funds In Public Universities

Next time you read a scientific study, you might want to check who funded the research. It’s an open secret that many multinational companies dabble in the dark art of commercially funded research – especially health and nutrition research – and that has some worrying implications when it comes to transparency. A new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Policy, has shined a spotlight on soda moguls Coca-Cola and the provisions they use to control the scientific research they fund in public universities across North America. A team of policy and public health experts led by the University of Cambridge in the UK detail how Coca-Cola funds numerous piece of health research at public universities in the US and Canada, but maintains a clause in the …

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 …

Teen Shows The Difference Mental Health Glow Up Made To Her Appearance, Inspires Others To Post Their Pics

Twitter, talking about her depression, anxiety, and a recent eating disorder that she has overcome. A few days ago, Quenlin tweeted a few pictures, taken before and after she started dealing with her mental health problems. Image credits: Inspired by her honesty, many of Quenlin’s 1.08M followers started responding with their own photos cateosaurus ashleighfare BengtsonEbba Image credits: Image credits: One of the most common mental disorders among young adults in the US is depression. According to A major depressive episode is a period of at least two weeks of low mood that is present in most situations. Symptoms include low self-esteem, loss of interest in normally enjoyable activities, as well as problems with sleep, energy, and concentration. Alythuh imbribtw KnoxDowning …

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

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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 …

Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey to collaborate on new mental health series

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son.Image: Well, the wait is finally over.  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have put us out of our misery and revealed their newborn baby to the world. SEE ALSO: Prince Harry is ‘over the moon’ after Meghan Markle gives birth to a baby boy The baby boy was born at 5:26 a.m. on June 6, 2019. The new royal bundle of joy weighed 7lbs 3oz at the time of his birth.  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and their new son held a photocall at St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England, two days after the birth.  The new royal …

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 …

Bernie Sanders Decides to Play Rough This Time

In just the last month, unloaded a blistering attack on a leading Democratic think tank. He went after former Vice President Joe Biden on a number of policy fronts. And one of his top congressional surrogates senator who four years ago was known as a gruff but endearing candidate running a democratic-socialist, ideas-driven campaign has decided to bare his fangs more quickly this time, in hopes that it may actually win him the nomination. [T]he senator learned many lessons from 2016, Nina Turner, a national co-chair of Sanders 2020 campaign told The Daily Beast, and one of those lessons is to show what separates you very clearly from the rest of the people running. Its an effort, aides and associates …

Instagram Is Testing A New Feature To Help You Stop Worrying About Racking Up Likes

Instagram Can You Hide Likes On Instagram? The App Announced Plans To Test This New Feature By Chelsea Stewart 2 days ago If you use social media, there’s a good chance you’ve been a little Instagram-obsessed at some point. While there are endless features to make you fall in love with the image-sharing app, the attention and validation that comes in the form of heart-shaped likes are perhaps the most special. But that’s, of course, probably as toxic as it sounds, prompting the question: Can you hide likes on Instagram? Get ready, because the social media outlet recently announced plans to test out a feature to hide like counts. In a blog post cited by Bloomberg on April 30, Facebook, …

Study Finds Roughly 19 Million Exposed To Toxic Compounds In Drinking Water

water, a new study has revealed. study released Monday by Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Environmental Working Group and Northeastern University’s Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute. According to the Heightened cholesterol levels are one of the most prevalent findings in people exposed to PFAS, the Aside from the prevalence of PFAS in everyday products, a major challenge of eradicating the substances is that they are not biodegradable, earning them the nickname “ A map of contaminated sites across the U.S. provided by the study and created using data from the EPA, the Defense Department and Northeastern University, shows that drinking water systems throughout Michigan were hit hardest. Most of those cases were not close to Flint, the city that is still recovering …