Wednesday, May 23, 2018
While water parks always seem like a good idea when the temperatures start rising, they're usually not worth the risk. Damp environments like pools and water slides are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria like E.coli and staph — not to mention the unsavory things floating around in the water itself.
If you're somehow not deterred by all the germs, perhaps thinking about the overwhelming amount of people who will have had the same idea as you will stop you.
Keep scrolling to learn about the brain-eating amoebas and chlorine-resistant parasites that make water parks the actual worst.
One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, has died aged 85.
The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker International Prize-winning novelist's work drew its inspiration from Jewish family life, sex and American ideals.
His works included American Pastoral, I Married a Communist and Portnoy's Complaint.
The New York Times reported that a close friend of Roth's said he had died of congestive heart failure.
Sex has lots of proven body benefits: It can help reduce pain, make it easier to sleep, and strengthen your immune system. But it also may have an unexpected effect on your mood, leaving you feeling sad and blue after the action is over—so much so that you might finding yourself crying.
This sadness has a name: post-coital dysphoria (PCD). Ian Kerner, a New York City–based sex therapist, describes PCD as "[feelings of] sadness, anger, and distress generally post-sex and often post-orgasm." You might experience it during a hookup, but it also happens when you're with a partner you feel close to and the sex itself felt pleasurable. In fact, you don't need a partner—PCD can even happen during or after masturbation.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
A Catholic archbishop in Australia convicted of concealing child sexual abuse will step down from his position.
Philip Wilson, the archbishop of Adelaide, South Australia, was found guilty of covering up the crimes of a paedophile priest by a court on Tuesday.
He is the most senior Catholic in the world to be convicted of the offence.
Wilson said he would step aside from his duties on Friday.
Kim Jong Un is said to be worried about North Korea falling to a military coup while he's rubbing shoulders with Trump in Singapore
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is reportedly anxious about the planned summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore next month, The Washington Post reported Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the preparations.
According to the report, Kim is less concerned about meeting Trump than he is about what might happen at home in Pyongyang while he's gone.
Kim is purportedly concerned that the trip to Singapore may leave his regime vulnerable to a military coup or that other hostile actors might try to depose him, sources told The Post. The Kim dynasty has ruled North Korea since its inception following the end of the Korean War in 1953.
Ever find yourself having a good cry in the shower—partly because it's the only place you feel free enough to let go your feelings? Brittany Latham knows what that's like.
This 30-year-old photographer from Mobile, Alabama, decided to share an image of a woman crying in the shower on Instagram, captioning it with inspiring words that has hit such a chord, it's already racked up hundreds of thousands of views.
“For the woman whose husband makes an ‘extra stop’ after work every evening,” she started the post. “For the woman who is mourning the loss of a pregnancy that nobody else knew about.”
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Most people spend the vast majority of their time in just a handful of apps. I'm no exception.
While I keep over 100 apps on my phone for minor things, there are only 14 apps that I regularly turn to. These are my go-to apps that make my life easier, more productive and more enjoyable. If you want to get the most out of your phone, I recommend having these essential apps.
Check them out:
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie testifies before US Senate – live
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
A 13-year-old boy who suffered skull fractures in an accident and was declared brain dead by doctors regained consciousness after being declared dead and his parents signed paperwork to donate his organs to save five other children.
Trenton McKinley is now recovering at home in Alabama.
He was taken to hospital in March when a utility trailer he was riding turned over and crushed his head. He suffered severe brain trauma and seven skull fractures.
At one, his mother was told he would not recover.
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Monday, May 7, 2018
Hours after Vladimir Putin's inauguration for another term as President, the Russian cabinet has resigned.
Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev signed an order on the Russian government’s resignation,” the government said.
Putin won the March 18th elections gaining 76.69 per cent of the vote, with over 56.4 million voters casting their ballots for him, according to Central Election Commission data.
He has also proposed that the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, consider the candidacy of Medvedev who was the head of government during Putin’s previous presidential term from May 8, 2012.
Incredible story of suicidal man who broke every bone in his body jumping off a bridge then recovered to build £3m business
Almost 20 years ago, Michael Josephson was tired of life and tried to kill himself. He almost succeeded, but narrowly escaped death. He now has a lot to live for as he has built a successful business and helped raise millions for charity.
Josephson found himself haunted by a traumatic past and his sexuality, so, in December 1998, he jumped off a bridge over the A34 in a failed suicide attempt. The fall broke every bone in his body but he miraculously survived. While being treated for the catastrophic injuries, Michael decided he wouldn't let the bullies win and that he would make a success of his life.
Hillary Clinton is sounding the alarm over China's efforts to covertly interfere with politics worldwide
Hillary Clinton warned Australia and New Zealand to take China's interference attempts "seriously."
Clinton also praised a New Zealand academic, Anne-Marie Brady, who has pioneered work on the Chinese Communist Party's secretive arm that tries to influence policies overseas.
Brady was targeted in a number of break-ins and threats at her office and home. Burglars stole computers, phones, and flash drives, some of which were related to her work.
In Auckland as part of a speaking tour, Hillary Clinton warned about China's foreign-interference campaigns and urged the countries to take the issue "seriously."
New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman resigned on Monday evening after allegations of physical abuse by four women were reported in an article in the New Yorker magazine.
Andrew Cuomo, the state's governor, called for Mr Schneiderman's resignation within hours of the article's publication.
“In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me," Mr Schneiderman said in a statement.
"While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time. I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on May 8, 2018.”
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Government 'deported 7,000 foreign students after falsely accusing them of cheating in English language tests'
The government may have mistakenly deported more than 7,000 foreign students after falsely accusing them of cheating in English language tests.
Most of the students were not allowed to appeal the Home Office decision; nor were theyt able to obtain evidence against them, or given the opportunity to prove the proficiency in English
Some were detained by immigration officials, lost their jobs, and were left homeless as a result, despite being in the UK legally, the Financial Times reported.