By Cely524
10 hours ago
13 hours ago
There are people who experience blackouts after drinking, while others never seem to have them, no matter how much they drink. It's strange to wake up in the morning after a blackout and not remember how you got home, what you said and what you did. On top of this, researchers say blackouts affect your brain. When you blackout your brain can't form memories
13 hours ago
Women Finalists for The Black British Business Awards The Ground-breaking elite Awards celebrating world-class black British business leaders has announced the thirty-seven finalists of the Black British Business Awards 2016. This list recognises the trailblazers and rising stars that represent the very best talent in UK plc. This year’s finalists are an impressive mix of ... . . .
14 hours ago
Last one, y'all. It really is. (See what it's like being on the front row here, and many of my favourite things about the show here.) But before I lay this to rest, here's a little thing I did after seeing Les Misérables: (That was supposed to be "as awkward," but I was in a post-show, met-people-I-usually-only-admire-from-afar, walking-three-feet-off-the-ground fog, and also was headed for Shake Shack, so I didn't proofread very carefully before tweeting.)Here's how it all went down. . . .
15 hours ago
They are not our problems. We keep telling ourselves that, but it doesn't help.
17 hours ago
From C-Fam: “Facts – not ideology – determine reality,” the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) said in a warning to legislators and educators about the dangers of surgical and medical sex change operations to children.“Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse,” the physicians said, “Rates of suicide are twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBTQ – affirming countries.” The group, which aims at getting parents involved in their children’s health and education about health, said, “Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one,” and that, “A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking.” To the contrary, the group maintained that human sexuality is a “binary trait” and said the XY and XX chromosomes that determine female or male sex are “genetic markers of health” not “genetic markers of a disorder.” “No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex,” the statement said. The American Academy of Pediatricians, the larger professional society from which the ACP broke away in 2002, has surgical and medical interventions in youth to suppress the hormones that naturally cause girls to grow into women and boys to men.The ACP says this change in position has put American teens at higher risk for physical and mental illness. . . .
18 hours ago
From Archaeology News Network: Archaeologists have unearthed walls about 1m (3ft) thick at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall in the first excavation of a five-year English Heritage project. It is thought the walls formed part of the seat of the rulers of the early medieval kingdom of Dumnonia. Winn Scutt from English Heritage said it was a "very dense settlement". . . .
By Tommie
18 hours ago
After the numbness wore off my arm, it started hurting (was it Tom Sawyer who said it?) like the billyoh. I tried to tough it out. I prayed. . . .
19 hours ago
I watched Everything is Copy, the documentary about Nora Ephron’s life and I can spend days quoting her charm and wit, but a line in the movie has stuck with me: “Eat your last meal when you’re alive.” She means it’s rare to know you’re eating your last meal. In jail, being executed is one of the few ways you can know it’s your last meal. Otherwise, if you’re old or sick, at the end you’re not eating at all and you could have had your last meal months ago without knowing it was your last.
20 hours ago
Every time I write a blog post about embarrassing mistakes I’ve made, I think I’ve captured them all.