The Mail’s profile of a very sick woman is completely in line with their “gawk at the freak” style of reporting. More
How is it possible that we’ve come to this? More
Men and women are so different! Battle of the sexes! Martians and Venusians! It’s science! Evolution! Hunter gatherers!
Technology has become increasingly desirable to people seeking help with — well, anything. It’s easy, convenient and you don’t have to deal with those pesky fellow human beings we all can’t stand. Now, there’s a virtual therapist who can theoretically … More
To answer that quickly, I’d say a big NO. If you’re gaining weight, it’s probably not because of Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. But that’s not what studies are saying. I came across two articles in the past week about how social media is negatively affecting our health and weight. More
• Color psychology is a fairly new field that analyzes the effect color has on human behavior and emotions (Intent)
• American Amanda Knox is being ordered to retrial in Italy (The Stir)
• High-water “filler foods” may be the key to eating less at mealtimes (YouBeauty)
• Your face deserves a tea break; try these green tea blotting linens (The Frisky)
• Giveaway: Win a pair of Rhythm Walker shoes designed by Orthaheel and Dr. Andrew Weil (Organic Authority)
• Recipe: Vegan, macrobiotic chocolate mousse (Alignyo)
A Columbia University student found a copy of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity pledges’ scavenger hunt list, and it’s expectedly awful (poonspeeding, anyone?). More
What started as a concealed carry debate has turned into #LiberalTips2AvoidRape, a hashtag cataloging all sorts of disturbing and disgusting ideas about rape and rapists. More
An unidentified British man is angry at Rihanna for getting back together with Chris Brown. That’s understandable — very few people find the situation fulfilling, considering the fact that Brown is a cocky, violent and disturbed guy. What’s less reasonable is the manner in which our British man chose to express his displeasure: By screaming and hurling a bottled energy drink at Rihanna as she left a London Fashion Week party.
Gorillas aren’t known for being subtle creatures. If there was an angry gorilla around, you would probably know it. And if there was a picture of an angry gorilla somewhere it shouldn’t be, you would probably notice that, too, right? Especially if said angry gorilla was sort of shaking his fist at you in anger? More
Say what you will about the Miss America pageant (like how it sexualizes women and perpetuates our society’s unhealthy obsession with body image), but they are doing something really awesome right now: They have announced their first-ever contestant with autism.
Meet Alexis Wineman. The 18-year-old recently entered the pageant and became not only the first autistic competitor, but a really healthy role model at the same time. It’s something that is a dream come true for her:
This morning’s Connecticut school shooting has already been called the country’s second-worst, with the most recent death count at 27 total, including 18 children. And despite White House Press Secretary Jay Carney‘s insistence that today isn’t the day to discuss gun control, many are discussing why the shooter–who is believed to be a young man named Ryan Lanza–was ever in possession of weapons in the first place. But one topic that’s, regrettably, missing from all the talk is mental health: Wherever you stand on gun laws, the Newtown school shooting–and the overwhelming number of massacres that have occurred recently in the U.S.–makes it hard not to wonder what’s going wrong with our country’s mental health that this is even happening. More