Stop Asking Kids How They Are Doing In School Education 

Stop Asking Kids How They Are Doing In School

World (FEE) – As a rule, I no longer ask school age-children how they’re doing in school. Let me explain why. Recently, my wife and I took a trip to see family and friends, several of whom have school-age children. I noticed that when adults interact with children, one of the first questions they pose is “How are you doing in school?” or some variation (“So, keeping your grades up?”). I also notice that if the child answers that they are anything other really well, the adult responds as if this is a bad thing, “Well, I’m sure you’ll do Read More

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A Tough Nut to Crack: Americans are Having Less Sex and Nobody Knows Why Health 

A Tough Nut to Crack: Americans are Having Less Sex and Nobody Knows Why

United States (Sputnik) – A new study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, polled 26,000 Americans and found that they have sex about 15 percent less in 2010-2014 than they did in 1995-1999, with the biggest decline coming for young couples and married duos. The decline in sex between young people definitely doesn’t really sound right, does it? We live in an age where a potential sex partner is a few swipes right on Tinder at any given time, and where “sex positivity” demonstrators throw around condoms like rice at a wedding. “Despite their reputation for hooking up, millennials and the generation after them are actually having sex less Read More

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30 Grill Recipes You Have To Try This Summer Featured Food 

30 Grill Recipes You Have To Try This Summer

World (Ranker) – Editor’s Note: Summertime is upon us. Warmer days and nights means it’s time to crank up the BBQ and enjoy the evenings outdoors. We hope you enjoy this collection of 30 tasty grill-friendly ideas from our friends at Ranker. There’s a little something for everyone! This report was prepared by Jessica Lawshe for Ranker.

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Each Week of Trump’s Presidency, Ranked In Order of Insanity Featured Politics 

Each Week of Trump’s Presidency, Ranked In Order of Insanity

World (Ranker) – Editor’s Note: From our friends at Ranker, a list of the Trump administration’s blunders accomplishments over the past 17 weeks, ranked by users in order of wtf factor. You can affect the order of this list by using the arrow buttons. Whether you love Trump or hate him, you have to admit this presidency will go down in history for entertainment value alone. And oh, the memes… This report was prepared by Jacob Shelton for Ranker.

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My God, It’s Full of Stars Science and Nature 

My God, It’s Full of Stars

Space (Sputnik) – An international team of researchers have announced their discovery of four galaxies that produce stars at a rate hundreds of times quicker than a typical galaxy. These systems, called “starburst galaxies,” may explain the mystery of supermassive galaxies that formed shortly after the Big Bang. These starburst galaxies produce stars at a rate of 100 solar masses every year. By comparison, the Milky Way produces an estimated four solar masses each year. This would be odd enough on its own, but the hyperactives have another strange quality: they’re all old. Each of the starbursts came into existence less than a billion years after the Big Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Paola Paredes Activism Badass Women Featured 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Paola Paredes

Ecuador (Global Voices) – Ecuadorian artist Paola Paredes has created a photo series, titled “Until You Change“, to protest against the existence of underground centers intended to “cure” homosexuality in Ecuador. Most of these illegal centers are disguised as religious “clinics” to rehabilitate those with drug or alcohol addictions. According to the photographer, homosexual and transgender men and women sent by their families are locked up and subjected to brutal abuse and humiliation. On her website, the artist writes: “It was four years ago that I first learned about the private ‘clinics’ that claim to cure homosexuality in Ecuador. My first thought was that Read More

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New Study Shows Alcohol Increases Breast Cancer Risk; Exercise Reduces It Health Women 

New Study Shows Alcohol Increases Breast Cancer Risk; Exercise Reduces It

World (Sputnik) – Consuming just one small alcoholic beverage a day puts a person at a higher risk for breast cancer, according to a report released on Tuesday by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund. Having analyzed data on 12 million women and 260,000 cases of breast cancer from 119 studies, the researchers found that consuming as few as 10 grams of alcohol a day can increase premenopausal breast cancer risk by five percent and postmenopausal breast cancer risk by nine percent.Alice Bender, head of nutrition programs at AICR, explained in the study that alcohol is a known carcinogen that can damage DNA and boost Read More

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Eat Chocolate for Steady Heartbeat Health 

Eat Chocolate for Steady Heartbeat

(Tasnim) – Regular chocolate consumption may be linked to a lower risk of developing the heart rhythm irregularity atrial fibrillation, also known as heart flutter, a research published in the journal Heart found. The associations seemed to be strongest for one weekly serving for women and between 2 and 6 weekly servings for men, the findings suggested. Atrial fibrillation affects more than 33 million people worldwide, with one in four adults likely to develop it at some point during the life course. It is not clear exactly what causes it, but there is currently no cure, and no obvious contenders Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Isha Ishika Badass Women Featured 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Isha Ishika

India (Global Voices) – Isha Ishika, a university student in the southern Indian state of Kerala, was threatened a few days ago by a members of a Facebook group called Kerala Cyber Warriors. The Malayalam-speaking group of predominantly male members says that it aims to protect Indians online, especially Malayalee women, by hacking into pages where explicit images and content related to sexuality are shared. They describe their activities on their group page, saying that they seek to ‘expose’ people and preserve the ‘honor’ of Malayalee women. They claim to have hacked Pakistan websites and to protect Indian soldiers. They also claim to have to brought down revenge Read More

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Obstruction of Aid Endangers Women’s Lives Featured Health 

Obstruction of Aid Endangers Women’s Lives

Sudan (NFA) – Most women and girls in the rebel-held Nuba Mountains of Sudan lack access to reproductive health care, including emergency obstetric care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Their plight is one of the little known yet far-reaching effects of years of obstruction of aid to the area by the Sudanese government and armed opposition. The 61-page report, “No Control, No Choice: Lack of Access to Reproductive Healthcare in Rebel-Held Southern Kordofan,” documents how women and girls cannot get contraception and have little access to health care if they face complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Read More

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