Money dysmorphia: why I can’t let myself have nice things

I worry that if I actually let myself accept that I have money now, it will be even more of a shock if poverty does come There is a $400 red silk jacket hanging in my wardrobe that makes me feel so uncomfortable that I have zipped it away in a blue $3 garment bag. It is something unaffordable that I have somehow afforded, and looking at it disgusts me. I bought the jacket last year while I was back in London. I had a TV appearance the next day and wanted to wear something nice an adjective too generous for anything in my suitcase. After my best friend Cassie and I combed through H&M and Topshop, she pulled me …

San Francisco proposes restricting vape sales. One official would like Juul’s headquarters ‘gone yesterday’

(CNN)San Francisco officials are proposing changes that could ban vape sales in the city and jeopardize the headquarters of leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs. The city criticized the FDA in a letter — alongside officials from New York and Chicago — and said it allowed these products to temporarily remain on shelves without undergoing premarket review for their impact on public health. The San Francisco ban would not apply to e-cigarette products that have undergone this review — but so far, none have. Walton is introducing legislation that “would prohibit the sale, manufacture and distribution of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on City property,” according to the statement. In tandem, Herrera is requesting information on why Juul’s headquarters at San …

US Navy vet fighting cancer gets 10-year prison sentence in Iran

White, 46, of Imperial City, Calif., was sentenced to two years in prison for insulting the country’s top leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and 10 years for posting a private photo, Zaid said. It appeared the sentences were to run concurrently, the lawyer said, according to the New York Times. RELATIVES OF AMERICANS HELD IN IRAN TESTIFY BEFORE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE White served in the Navy for 13 years and is believed to be the first American detained in Iran since President Trump took office. White’s family told the paper he had traveled to Iran to visit a woman he had met online. White’s mother, Joanne White, told the paper she fears that her son is in failing health. He suffers from an unspecified …

8 easy tricks to boost your iPhones battery life

Find apps to delete Your iPhone has a built-in tool that lets you uncover exactly which apps are draining your battery life. CLICK ON THE SUN FOR MORE Head into Settings > Battery, and then wait for the page to load. Next, tap on the ‘Last 10 Days’ option, which reveals battery usage for different apps from the past week-and-a-half. If you scroll down, you can see the apps that have used the majority of your battery life, in percentage form. So if an app has 20 percent next to it, that means it hoovered up a fifth of all battery life used in the past 10 days. You can also toggle it to show the listed items by activity …

1 million pounds of pork seized at U.S. border amid deadly Chinese outbreak

“Agriculture specialists made a critical interception of these prohibited animal products, and stopped them from entering the U.S. before they could potentially cause grave damage,” Troy Miller, director of Customs and Border Protection Field Operations, told NJ.com. RUSSIAN WOMAN FOUND DEAD, EATEN IN PIG PEN: REPORT Miller said it would cause nearly $10 billion worth of damage to the U.S. pork industry within one year. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the outbreak in China has already spread to Vietnam, where 79 outbreaks have been confirmed. “Agriculture specialists made a critical interception of these prohibited animal products, and stopped them from entering the U.S. before they could potentially cause grave damage,” Troy Miller, director of Customs and Border Protection …

This Endometriosis App Can Change The Way We View Women’s Health

The first time I remember knowing something was kind of different than my friends, was when I went to the ER when I was 14. I thought maybe I had appendicitis. I was doubled over, I could barely walk. Lizzie O’Leary She’s not alone. According to the , at least 200 million women worldwide have endometriosis, an estrogen-dependent chronic inflammatory disease that affects women starting at reproductive age. Tissue similar to the uterine lining grows outside of the uterus, causing painful lesions. According to Dr. Tamer Seckin, a prominent gynecological surgeon who operated on Lena Dunham’s endometriosis, the symptoms can vary widely, but among the most common are severe pelvic pain, loss of quality of life, and sub-fertility. On average, women …

Punchy and the Kool-Aid man: study shows how big tobacco marketed kids’ drinks

Study of previously sealed documents shows how tobacco companies adapted their advertising skills to win over children Tobacco companies used their advertising skills to help market sugary drinks to kids even inventing the single-serving juice box, according to a new study that looked at previously sealed documents. UCSF Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, in a Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Social media addiction is not natural or normal but is it really a disease? | Roisin Kiberd

We should be focusing on living with Facebook et al, rather then abandoning, restricting or censoring it, says technology writer Roisin Kiberd Is social media addictive? The issue is complex, and probably generational. Its obvious that what social media does to us, especially those of us who are heavy users, is not natural, or normal. Its not normal to submit opinions for approval every day to an online crowd, nor is it normal to consume the opinions of strangers in bulk. Its not normal to live under the surveillance of software companies, which tailor their advertising with such eerie precision that it wake in the night to use social media, or to spend roughly depressed and alone. None of these …

Girls With Twin Brothers Pay A Price For Sharing A Womb

When a boy and girl are conceived together, the female twin is exposed to more male hormones in the womb than when both twins are girls. This has allowed researchers to test the much-debated impact of these hormones prior to birth. They have found that there is a small, but statistically significant, negative impact on life outcomes from nine months in close confinement with a boy. Animal studies have shown females that share a litter with males differ from those from all female-litters. If such differences exist in humans, however, they must be subtle; you can’t look at an individual woman and tell if she has a male twin (a rare case of scientific accuracy in Star Wars). The incredibly …

Khlo Kardashian Gets DRAGGED On Twitter After Suggesting We Should All ‘Love Thy Racist Neighbor’ – Perez Hilton

Sigh. Someone really needs to take Khloé Kardashian‘s phone away from her! It’s no secret that the Good American founder has been going through some tough times lately. And though she’s been working hard to remain positive, and Our hearts do go out to the KUWTK star, and we are happy to hear that she is actively taking steps to prioritize her 11-month-old daughter, True, and her mental health. The momma of one’s go-to method of self-care lately has been posting indirect, cryptic quotes about “positivity” and moving on from the past, like the ones she shared to her Instagram Story on Tuesday (below): Khloe posts about moving on from the past, seemingly referencing her breakup with Tristan Thompson. / …

GOP senators appear ready to block Trump border declaration

Since the Democratic-controlled House approved the measure last month, the Senate vote would force Trump to use a veto to protect his presidential campaign’s “Build the Wall” mantra over objections from his own party. “It was called turn out the lights, the party’s over,” said Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., recalling a favorite refrain of “Monday Night Football” announcers when a game was out of reach. “Well, that’s appropriate right now.” Senate passage of the resolution was all but ordained Wednesday after the collapse of efforts by the White House and GOP senators to reach compromise on separate legislation by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, limiting presidents’ powers to declare emergencies in the future. Republican lawmakers had hoped a deal on that …

Britney Spears Is Ready ‘To Take Control Of Her Life Again’ More Than 10 Years After Breakdown! – Perez Hilton

Leave Britney Spears alone… because she is doing well more than 10 years after her highly-publicized breakdown. Back in January 2008, after the singer refused to relinquish custody of her sons — Preston, now 13, and Jayden, now 12 — to ex Kevin Federline‘s representatives, police arrived at her house and said she appeared to be under the influence of an unidentified substance. After she was hospitalized, she was committed to the psychiatric ward of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and put on a 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold. Federline was given sole physical and legal custody of their children, and her father, Jamie Spears, and attorney, Andrew Wallet, became in charge of her legal conservatorship. According to an Us Weekly source on Thursday, the now-37-year-old …

Having Relatives With Alzheimer’s Can Increase Our Own Risk, Even If They’re Distant Family

It’s no secret that Alzheimer’s has a genetic component, with many sufferers having a parent who also had the disease. But how is our risk of Alzheimer’s affected by more distant family members? Well, according to a new study published in Neurology, having relatives like great aunts and uncles, cousins, and great-grandparents with Alzheimer’s can also increase our risk.    Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative condition that mainly impacts memory, although it can also affect communication, mood, and even our mobility. It tends to appear in old age and at present, about 5.8 million Americans over the age of 65 are living with the disease. Unfortunately, there’s currently no cure.    Researchers at the University of Utah analyzed data from more …

How diet became the latest front in the culture wars

The latest study warning us to eat less meat has brought angry sceptics out in droves Sometimes, particularly when looking at the weekend newspapers, it can seem that our obsession with food and health has reached a pitch of pure hysteria. Eat! screams one headline. Diet! shouts another. Cut out carbohydrates, suggests one report. Carbs are good for you, says a different one. Lower your fat intake. No, fats healthy, sugars the problem. Coffee raises the risk of heart disease. But it lowers the risk of diabetes. And so on, until you just want to ditch the papers and watch The Great British Bake Off or MasterChef. Food, how to cook it, what it does to you and what growing …

Woman Almost Dies From Stroke Triggered By Oral Sex

According to a new report from the ransient loss of consciousness (TLOC)” while receiving oral sex from her partner. as a 6 out of 10 on the pain scale, according to the further inspection, the doctors came to believe she had suffered a reflex-mediated syncope (a blackout caused by a sudden lack of blood supply to the brain) that was related to the sexual activity she had enjoyed before the incident, according to A CT scan and a  The researchers said it’s not unheard of for orgasms to cause stroke. “Activities that involve sudden increases in blood pressure and sexual activity is well described as a precipitant,” they write in the case report. “Studies with intra-arterial monitoring during coitus demonstrate …