Is there a right age to lose your virginity?

For this latest work, published in BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health, researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine looked at the responses of nearly 3,000 young people who had completed the survey between 2010 and 2012. The findings The responses showed that nearly 40% of young women and 26% of young men did not feel that their first sexual experience had happened “at the right time”. When asked in more depth, most said they wished they had waited longer to lose their virginity. Few said they should have done it sooner. Most had had sex by the time they were 18 – half had done it by the time they were turning 17. Nearly a third had …

Cardi B blasts Trump amid partial shutdown: ‘Our country is in a hell hole’

She quickly dismissed any comparison to the shutdown that took place under former President Obama. “Now, I don’t want to hear you motherf—–s talkin’ about, ‘Oh, but Obama shut down the government for 17 days. … Yeah b—h, for health care,” Cardi B exclaimed. “So, your grandmother can check her blood pressure and you b—-es can go check out your p—ies at the gynecologist with no motherf—in’ problem.” TSA EMPLOYEES WORK WITHOUT PAY AMID PARTIAL SHUTDOWN The rapper declared that “our country is in a hell hole” because of Trump’s demand for a border wall, and called for action. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

This IG Influencer’s Failed Seminar Is The New Fyre Festival Betches

This week, we’re getting two different documentaries on the legendary Fyre Festival disaster, so it really feels like Christmas in January. But the scam gods have really smiled on us this week, because there’s yet another epic scandal unfolding before our eyes. Let me introduce you to Caroline Calloway, and her doomed tour of “creativity workshops.” If you’re unfamiliar with Caroline Calloway, I’m so sorry, because she is going to become your new obsession. She’s basically an influencer who got famous for being an American going to Cambridge University, because I guess that’s novel? While there, she pulled the instantly iconic move of claiming she doesn’t have kneecaps so she could live in a prettier dorm. Yes, this really happened. …

Homeless Cat Opens Its Eyes For The First Time In Months, Stuns Everyone With Their Beauty

Cotton the cat was alone on the streets, starving, disease-ridden and close to death. His eyes were scabbed over with mange and he was being eaten alive by mites, finding any kind of food without the use of his eyes was next to impossible. But then his guardian angel arrived. Carmen Weinberg, founder of  Carmen Morales Weinberg “He couldn’t even see or open his eyes because the mites were so bad,” Carmen Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: With lots of care, Cotton has finally opened his eyes Carmen Morales Weinberg The bond between the pair grew strong as Cotton, still unable to see, began to …

These Are The Democrats Supporting The LA Teachers Strike

Unlike many of the teacher strikes that gripped red states in 2018, the LA strike pits the massive United Teachers Los Angeles union against the Los Angeles Unified School District, which runs public schools in the city of Los Angeles and many surrounding communities. The labor dispute reflects a bitter Democratic Party rift on education policy that splits unions and their allies with proponents of charter schools,whose influence on the LA school board has helped precipitate the strike. Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who are expected to announce presidential bids soon. But other Democratic elected officials have been less eager to comment on the strike. In fact, some Democrats who want to diminish the clout of teachers unions, …

EPA Nominee Andrew Wheeler Downplays Climate Threat At Testy Confirmation Hearing

Andrew Wheeler, the former coal lobbyist Donald Trump to serve as the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator, downplayed the threat of “I believe climate change is a global issue that must be addressed globally,” Wheeler said. “I would not call it the greatest crisis, no sir.” In November 2017, when he appeared before the Senate environment and public works committee to interview for the EPA’s No. 2 job, Wheeler said he believed “that man has an impact on the climate, but what’s not completely understood is what the impact is.” Associated Press Andrew Wheeler arrives to testify at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing to be the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Since then, the realities of …

One Joint May Be All It Takes To Change The Structure Of The Teenage Brain

Teens today are smoking less and drinking less than they used to – but they are using cannabis more. A little under 35 percent of American tenth graders have tried it at least once as it increasingly becomes their first drug of choice.  While there are countless studies examining the effect of cannabis on the teenage brain (to mixed results), very few have considered potential ramifications of low-level use. That is something researchers at the University of Vermont (UVM) want to change and so they started by looking at structural changes to the brain in teens after just one or two smokes. The study was published in The Journal of Neuroscience.  The bad news is that smoking cannabis just once or twice may be enough to change …

People Who Strongly Oppose GM Food Think They Know The Most About It, They Actually Know The Least

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a controversial subject. While scientists almost universally agree that GM foods are perfectly safe, sometimes even beneficial, for human consumption (88 percent), very few laypeople agree (37 percent) – that is the largest disparity for any issue that has been tested in this way.  What’s more, according to a paper recently published in Nature Human Behaviour, the laypeople most ardently against GM foods are also the people who know the very least about the topic, even if they themselves think otherwise. It’s the perfect example of the Dunning-Kruger effect (DKE).  For the study, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Toronto, and the University of Pennsylvania surveyed more than 2,000 people …

DNA pioneer stripped of honors over ‘reprehensible’ race comments

(CNN)A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honorary titles at the laboratory he once led after repeating racist comments in a documentary. “The Laboratory condemns the misuse of science to justify prejudice,” its statement added. CNN has attempted to reach Watson for comment. Watson had previously told Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper in 2007 that he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours, whereas all the testing says not really.” The scientist added that while he hoped everyone was equal, “people who have to deal with black employees find this is not true.” Those comments led …

Doctors Remove 50-Pound Tumor From Woman

Boise television station KTVB reports Brenda Cridland of Meridian chalked up her weight gain to aging, but when her health started to quickly decline about eight months ago she decided to see a doctor. Cridland says she lost 65 pounds in the process, and learned the tumor was caused by undiagnosed endometriosis. She says she ignored red flags about her health, and hopes her story will remind other women that they shouldn’t avoid seeing a doctor.

What Is That Sharp, Stabbing Sensation You Sometimes Feel In Your Chest?

If you have ever experienced a sharp and sudden pain in the chest, it may have been a condition called precordial catch syndrome (PCS). The good news is that unlike a heart attack, it is not harmful or even life-threatening. Unlike a heart attack, the pain does not radiate or “spread” to other areas of the body. And, again dissimilar from a heart attack, PCS won’t cause other symptoms – such as drenching or vomiting, for example. Instead, the pain is localized to an area to the front or side of the chest usually no bigger than one to two fingertips wide. Hence the name “precordial”, meaning “in front of the heart”.  Breathing can make the pain more intense and some people find shallow breaths can help …

Mom whose search for bone marrow donor went viral while pregnant gets transplant

SOLDIER SAVES MAN’S LIFE WITH BALLPOINT PEN, SAINTS HOODIE “For me to find one and for it to be 10 out of 10 at that, is amazing,” she had told ABC 7. “Nothing better in the world right now.” This weekend, Rabaca’s mother, Yvetee Beilema, posted a photo of the mother of five gearing up for her transplant from an anonymous donor. According to Beilema’s post, the family believes Rabaca’s donor is from Brazil. TEACHER SIDELINED BY RARE CANCER AFTER COMPLAINING OF ‘STOMACH BUG’ “One [of] the happiest days of my life THE TRANSPLANT!!” Bielma posted on Jan. 12. “After hell week for baby she is finally blessed with these beautiful stem cells THANK YOU to her Angel Donor in …

Breast cancer survivors blown away by miracle-working tattoo artist.

via 60 Second Docs/Facebook Women who’ve had breast cancer and a mastectomy just want to feel whole after their long journey back to health. Unfortunately, many women lose their nipples during their mastectomy surgeries depending on how their cancer spread and doctor’s discretion. This leaves women with the choice of having no nipple, their skin shaped into a projection that resembles a nipple, or having an areola grafted from skin on other parts of their body. Tattoo artist Vinnie Myers of Finksburg, Maryland is using his amazing skills to help breast cancer survivors feel whole again by giving them areola tattoos. “The women want to look like they did before their mastectomies,” Myers says in the video. Myers perfectly mixes …

Nerve Cells In People With Autism Develop Faster And Grow Larger, Study Finds

In a “very exciting finding”, researchers at California’s Salk Institute have discovered a difference between the way nerve cells develop in people who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and those who don’t. The researchers hope their study will contribute to a better understanding of why ASD develops, helping to create better diagnostic techniques and treatments.   ASD is a disability that impacts how people communicate and interpret the feelings and behaviors of others, as well as how they experience the world around them. Most commonly diagnosed in children, particularly boys, it impacts one in every 59 kids in the US. There is currently no cure and the exact cause or causes of the condition are still unclear – both genetics and hyperconnectivity within the …

Kate Middleton’s Brother Writes About His Intense Struggle With Depression

Kate Middleton’s younger brother, James Middleton, opened up about his struggle with clinical depression in a moving essay for the Middleton, who said he was speaking out because he supports his royal relatives’ campaign to remove the stigma from mental illness, described his condition as “a cancer of the mind” that made him feel like a “complete failure.” He added: “It’s not a feeling but an absence of feelings. You exist without purpose or direction. I couldn’t feel joy, excitement or anticipation – only heart-thudding anxiety propelled me out of bed in the morning. I didn’t actually contemplate suicide — but I didn’t want to live in the state of mind I was in either.”  Matthias Nareyek via Getty Images James …