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My mum only had a few months to live. So we rented a van and took a road trip

We’d been incredibly close when I was a child. Then, in 1994 she went away and never came back. Now here we were, taking to the road with no real plan after her cancer diagnosis I had been sitting in the cafeteria of a hospital in Perth, Australia, for seven hours waiting for the phone to ring.Seven hours of drained coffee cups, watching families cry and cling to each other, wondering if they were tears of grief or relief, seven hours of slowly feeling the panic rise up through my body. Continue...
Tags: Travel, Health, Family, Cancer, Life and style, World news, Australia news, Road Trips, Parents and parenting, Perth Australia


Exploring Beyond the Cage

I just read an interesting BBC article about why there are significantly more vegan women than men, which is mostly summarized by this statement at the top: When women hold two incompatible beliefs, they’re more likely to change their behaviour to reconcile them. Men, by comparison, tend to dig themselves in. The article cites a variety of studies that delve into gender differences and how these connect with dietary decisions. Reading it had an odd effect on me, making my vegan side feel g...
Tags: Health, Lifestyle, Careers, Values, Bbc, Catholic, Steve, Don, Ned Flanders, Lovejoy


Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function

After a week on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers scored worse on memory testsConsuming a western diet for as little as one week can subtly impair brain function and encourage slim and otherwise healthy young people to overeat, scientists claim.Researchers found that after seven days on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers in their 20s scored worse on memory tests and found junk food more desirable immediately after they had finished a meal. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Food, Science, Nutrition, Obesity, Memory, Neuroscience, Life and style, Mental Health, Diabetes, Dementia, Sugar, Diets and dieting, UCL (University College London


How To Keep Your Kids Safe During Contact Sports

Childhood sports offer children a whole range of benefits and teach skills that can be utilized now and throughout their lifetime: Improved fitnessCo-operative behaviorRespectTime managementImproved self-esteemStress reliefLearning from failurePlanningIndependence It doesn’t matter whether participation is in the pool, on the field, the court or the track – Participation in sport has been proven indicative of success later in life, with a disproportionate number of CEOs having partic...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Parenting, Fitness, Stanford, Football, Sports, Injury, Will Smith, Injuries, Health & Fitness, Bennet Omalu, Brian Moynihan, Walter Robb, USA Football, Stuff For Kids


"The only outrage here is that a man who has lived a long life had to have his child consulted about whether he can 'have' contraception."

"Well, that and the urge to 'dry heave' simply because you've learned he's sexually active. There is a reason the elderly are fed up with the way they are treated. This was disturbing on multiple levels. None of them the ones the author intended."That's the top-rated comment (among lots of other similar comments) on the NYT column "Having ‘The Talk’ With My 80-Something Dad/I was not prepared for the phone call from my father’s skilled nursing facility asking for permission to provide him contra...
Tags: Health, Law, Sex, Aging, Fathers, Ann Althouse, Stacey Zapalac Contraceptives


Tinder founder funds sex tips app Lover

Want to spice up the bedroom without paying for pills or awkward visits to a sex therapist? A new app called Lover lets you take a sexual personality quiz, explore carnal knowledge tutorials, and discretely figure out which turn-ons you share with your partner. Built by board certified sexual medicine clinical psychologist Dr. Britney Blair, Lover launches today on iOS with $5 million in seed funding from Tinder founder Sean Rad and other investors. “It is strange that there are such taboos aro...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Europe, UK, Education, Tinder, Sean Rad, Sex, Stanford, Tech, Sex Education, Sexual health


Feeling Down? Fight Back With These Top Tips!

Most people go through periods of feeling down. Some for longer than others. But fighting back is one of the most important things you can do. Sitting down and letting it swallow you up won’t do you or your loved ones any good. Instead, you need to try and push your way out of the slump. Unfortunately, it comes at different points of life. For some, middle age is a particularly hard period to get through. Others get it in their twenties or thirties. There’s no right or wrong. Everyone is d...
Tags: Health, Fashion, US, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Canada, Exercise, Healthy, Health Tips, Hobby, Health & Fitness, Light Therapy, Home Life


Spermicidal Condoms Are No Good

A condom that can actually kill sperm sounds like a pretty good deal when it comes to birth control, right? But it turns out they aren’t any more effective than regular condoms, and they can actually increase your risk of STDs.Read more...
Tags: Health, Sex, Lifehacks, Condoms


Man told his dead husband’s healthy organs are too gay for donation

View this post on Instagram I’m broken. As many of you now know, my husband Sean passed away friday night. Some of you in the inner circle I was able to reach via phone to try to let you know what happened before it spread across social media. For those I couldn’t reach to tell myself I’m sorry. I’m still trying to put together the events of that night. After coming home from work Friday night I found Sea...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Instagram, Life, Lifestyle, America, Fda, Homophobia, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Organ Donor, Tom, Sean, U S Public Health Service, HBV, Sean Reinert


Young gay men unaware about HPV or that there’s a vaccine available

If there was a vaccine against HIV, you can be sure gay men would be rushing to get vaccinated. However, despite there being a vaccination available for HPV, it turns out many young, gay and bisexual men don’t know about it or the viral infection it fights. That’s the findings from a new study by researchers at Rutgers University, published in the Journal of Community Health. HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus. There are several different types of HPV virus: some can cause warts and some can ...
Tags: Health, New York City, Lifestyle, HPV, Vaccine, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Rutgers, Rutgers University, Perry, Journal of Community, Jessica Jaiswal, Halkitis Rutgers School of Public Health


Man leaves all-male naked yoga class feeling “extremely sexual” and deeply confused

View this post on Instagram BENEFIT OF THE MONTH DEEPER BREATH = DEEPER CALM •••••••• You know breathing is the essence of all human life, but did you know that it's a natural pain killer? When you take time and practice deep breathing, your natural levels of cortisol – a stress hormone that creates hyper tension, high blood sugar and pressure, etc – decreases significantly. Allowing yourself space to br...
Tags: Health, Life, Lifestyle, Yoga, Manhattan, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Phillips, Zane, Men 's Health, Zachary Zane, Prepared, Naked Yoga, Zachary Zane Zane, MMX Studio, Elevated Stretch Rub Post


Tampon wars: the battle to overthrow the Tampax empire

For decades, one company has ruled the world of tampons. But a new wave of brands has emerged, selling themselves as more ethical, more feminist and more ecological.By Sophie ElmhirstThe Queen of Tampons, one of several nicknames, is a jubilant woman called Melissa Suk. Four years on the throne as the associate brand director of Tampax, Suk holds court at the head office of the multinational consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) in Cincinnati, Ohio. From there, she oversees an empire spann...
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, Women, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, Ohio, Geneva, Menstruation, Johnson Johnson, Cincinnati Ohio, Procter Gamble, Suk, Sophie ElmhirstThe Queen, Melissa Suk Four


You might not think you harbor any internalized homophobia, but you do, and here’s why

There are few words that really make me cringe, as I’ve pretty much heard it all, but there’s one that still makes my skin crawl, and that’s the F word. No, no, not the four-letter word we hear every day. I’m talking about the six-letter expression that has been used to denigrate gay people for decades (and the three-letter shortened version, also used to describe a cigarette across the pond). Know which one I’m talking about? AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle...
Tags: Health, Life, Advice, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Kurt, Jake Myers, Gay Culture, Prepared, Internalized Homophobia


5 Amazing Benefits of Argan Oil

Argan Oil has been used since ancient times to treat skin conditions, it has become a significant part of the beauty industry. In fact by the end of 2022, the global market for this oil is estimated to cross the $6,000 billion mark, according to a report by Fact.MR. If you are wondering what the reason for this growing popularity might be, it is the range of advantages argan oil offers for the skin. Argan oil is neither too greasy nor too light and is perfect for all skin types, says Ab...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Aging, Acne, Health & Fitness, Abe, Josie Maran, Acne Treatment, Argan Oil, Breakouts, Moroccan Argan Oil, Sun Damage, Stretch Marks, Aging Skin, Amazing Benefits of Argan Oil, Prevents Sun Damage Argan Oil


We will end female genital mutilation only by backing frontline activists

From the Gambia to Kenya, FGM has been fought most successfully at grassroots level. The world must pay heed I underwent female genital mutilation at the age of seven, while on holiday in Djibouti. When I returned to school in the UK my teacher told me that this happened to “girls like me”.Thankfully, this type of reaction is no longer common, and this country is much better equipped to protect girls at risk. FGM is now seen as a global issue, which we know has affected more than 200 million wom...
Tags: Health, UK, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Kenya, Fgm, Gambia, Djibouti, Female genital mutilation (FGM, Women's rights and gender equality


Major HIV vaccine trial abandoned because the vaccine doesn’t work

(Photo: C. Goldsmith/CDC | Public Domain) In a blow to hopes for an HIV vaccine, a major trial has been abandoned because the vaccine being tested offered no effective protection. An interim, independent study found more people who had taken the vaccine went on to acquire HIV than those being administered a placebo. The so-called HVTN 702 study was being led by the US’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Launched in 2016, it was the first HIV vaccine to enter this ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Hiv, Lifestyle, Thailand, South Africa, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Ad Friendly, NIAID, Anthony S Fauci, Fauci, US Latin America, C Goldsmith CDC, Glenda Gray, Imbokodo


How to Spot a Future Vegan

Given the rapid rise of veganism we’ve been seeing lately, which by some accounts has increased by a factor of 10 or more in recent years (at least in the USA), it seems clear that this explosive growth is going to continue for a while. It stands to reason that many people who aren’t vegan today eventually will go vegan, perhaps sometime within the next few years. I’ve had a lot of experience seeing people transition from non-vegan to vegan, including hundreds who’ve emailed or talked to m...
Tags: Health, Usa, Lifestyle, Careers, Steve


After denying the dangers of smoking for years, Rush Limbaugh is diagnosed with advanced lung cancer

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh announced on his show this week that he’s been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. The 69-year-old, cigar-smoking hothead said he’s been receiving treatment for the cancer since January 20, though he did not provide many additional details. “There are going to be days that I’m not going to be able to be here,” he told listeners. Here's the audio of Rush Limbaugh announcing on his show that he has lung cancer. pic.twitter.com/V60pAOpf68 — Julio Rosa...
Tags: Health, Politics, Lifestyle, Lung Cancer, Elton John, World Health Organization, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Eric Garner, Rush, Michael J Fox, Ad Friendly, Queerty, John Cardillo, Matthew Shepard, Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh


Is masturbation the new cold and flu medicine?

Achieving orgasm through masturbation provides a rush of feel-good hormones (such as dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin) and can re-balance our levels of cortisol (a stress-inducing hormone). This helps our immune system function at a higher level. The surge in "feel-good" hormones also promotes a more relaxed and calm state of being, making it easier to achieve restful sleep, which is a critical part in maintaining a high-functioning immune system. Just as bad habits can slow your immune system,...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Medicine, Sex, Germany, Public Health, Innovation, Masturbation, Vaccines, Evers, Human body, Julia Heiman, Kinsey Institute for Research, Gloria Brame, Jennifer Landa


Is masturbation the new cold & flu medicine?

Achieving orgasm through masturbation provides a rush of feel-good hormones (such as dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin) and can re-balance our levels of cortisol (a stress-inducing hormone). This helps our immune system function at a higher level. The surge in "feel-good" hormones also promotes a more relaxed and calm state of being, making it easier to achieve restful sleep, which is a critical part in maintaining a high-functioning immune system. Just as bad habits can slow your immune system,...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Medicine, Sex, Germany, Public Health, Innovation, Masturbation, Vaccines, Evers, Human body, Julia Heiman, Kinsey Institute for Research, Gloria Brame, Jennifer Landa


How to Cut Down on Sugar, With Dr. Yoni Freedhoff

Trying to lower your sugar intake? We’re learning how this week with the help of two experts. First, Kathleen DesMaisons, addictive nutrition guru and author of Potatoes Not Prozac: Simple Solutions for Sugar Addiction, walks us through her practical and effective approach to gradually cutting sugar out of your diet.…Read more...
Tags: Health, Diet, Lifestyle, Healthy Eating, Lifehacks, Healthy Food, Yoni Freedhoff, Kathleen DesMaisons, Simple Solutions for Sugar Addiction


FGM doctor arrested in Egypt after girl, 12, bleeds to death

Child had been taken by her family to have the procedure, still prevalent in the country despite new laws to combat it A doctor has been arrested after the death of a 12-year-old girl he had performed female genital mutilation (FGM) on.Nada Hassan Abdel-Maqsoud bled to death at a private clinic in Manfalout, close to the city of Assiut, after her parents, uncle and aunt took her for the procedure. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Fgm, Assiut, Female genital mutilation (FGM, Women's rights and gender equality, Nada Hassan Abdel Maqsoud, Manfalout


Listen to the Screams

By being vegan for as long as I have (and vegetarian a few years before that), about 5000 fewer animals were harmed and killed by my lifestyle. But since I blogged about this aspect of my lifestyle (including writing my longest article ever, called How to Be Vegan), I’ve since influenced hundreds (if not thousands) more people to try vegetarianism or veganism for months or years or to adopt such a lifestyle permanently. So the combined impact of going vegan and publicly sharing what I learned...
Tags: Health, Lifestyle, Careers, Values, Steve, Don


How To Relax & Recharge in 2020

We live in a fast-paced world where so much happens in such a small period of time. Things are constantly changing, with new products, services, and ways of living emerging every minute. Sometimes you just need to learn how to relax and take time to recharge. Let’s look at a few ways you can relax and recharge in 2020. 1. Pause It can be hard to keep up with this urban, jarring lifestyle and hence a lot of people tend to get stressed out and anxious. Therefore, one of the best a...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Relaxation, Healthy, Relax, Spa, Health & Fitness


12 Best Foods for Middle Age Eye Health

Failing eyesight in middle age is not inevitable. Besides protecting your eyes from cataracts with high quality sunglasses like Quay Australia, you can improve your eyesight through food, rest, and other healthy lifestyle choices.  Below are the top 12 foods for maintaining healthy eyesight throughout your life.  Fish provide rich Omega-3 fatty acids in the body tissues and gut. Increase your eye health by having healthy portions of herring, tuna, salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines, a...
Tags: Health, Eyesight, Fashion, Brazil, Omega, Health & Fitness, Eye Health, Vitamins, Quay Australia, Best Foods for Middle Age Eye Health, Vitamin A Vitamin, Vitamin C Consume, Vitamin E Vitamin C, Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E


Man who injected his penis with Viagra calls it “one of the worst decisions of my life”

Last August, Danny Polaris checked into the hospital because of a painful, never-ending, three-week erection. Now, in a new essay published by Vice, he’s looking back on the horrifying ordeal that nearly left him penis-less. Quick backstory: After popping two Viagra before going to the club last summer, the Berlin-based performance artist met a guy, who took him back to his place and gave him a mysterious “erection-enhancing injection” in his penis. “It was one of the worst decisions of my life...
Tags: Health, Life, Berlin, Lifestyle, Nightmare, Viagra, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Polaris, American Urological Association, Danny Polaris


15% of the general population may now identify as heteroflexible, study finds

Is it time to start taking heteroflexibles more seriously? According to Nicole Legate, an assistant professor of psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the answer is: Yes! Legate is the co-author of a 2016 study that looked at people’s specific identities, behaviors, and attractions to gain a better understanding of sexual orientation as a whole. She and co-author Ronald Rogge interviewed over 3,000 adults living in the U.S. over the course of roughly two years. What they concluded...
Tags: Health, Life, Study, Lifestyle, Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Chicago Tribune, Illinois Institute of Technology, Rogge, Heteroflexibility, Urban Dictionary, LeGate, Heteroflexible, Nicole Legate


Friend of Silvio Horta pens powerful account of TV exec’s battles with meth

Silvio Horta (Photo: @silvioh | Instagram) A friend of Silvio Horta has penned a lengthy and powerful account of the TV showrunner’s battles with addiction. Andy Maher, who’d known Horta since 2010, wrote the piece for the Advocate. Maher not only wanted to share memories of the talented man he knew but also to alert other gay men to the dangers of meth. Horta, who created the hit TV show Ugly Betty, took his own life earlier this month. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt...
Tags: Health, Meth, La, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Broadway, Miami, Facetime, Ad Friendly, Maher, Betty, Horta, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Hilda, Trevor Lifeline, Silvio Horta


Using the logic of neuroscience to heal from a breakup

According to a study from anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher, when humans fall in love, regions of the brain that are rich in dopamine (a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in feeling pleasure) light up and parts of the brain that are used in fear and social judgment are operating at lower rates. The surge and decline of hormones in our brains when we experience a breakup are also similar to those felt when withdrawing from an addiction to drugs - and the pain felt during a breakup has appeared...
Tags: Health, New York, Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Love, Neuroscience, Innovation, Emotions, Columbia University, Pain, Stony Brook University, Fisher, Helen Fisher, Winch, Edward Smith


'She can't say no': the Ugandan men demanding to be breastfed

A study is looking into the coercive practice in Uganda, amid calls for the government to address the issue Jane’s* husband likes breast milk. “He says he likes the taste of it, and that it helps him in terms of his health. He feels good afterwards,” said the 20-year-old from Uganda, who has a six-month-old baby.Jane said her husband started asking for her milk the night she came home from the hospital after giving birth. “He said it was to help me with the milk flow. I felt it was OK.” Continue...
Tags: Health, Life and style, Society, Uganda, Domestic Violence, Breastfeeding, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Parents and parenting, Nutrition And Development, Jane, Women's rights and gender equality



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