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  • High School Math Teacher Trapped in Love Isosceles

    02/17/2018 4:06:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    CBC ^ | Sophie Kohn
    Steve Kenilworth sighs as he flops down on the couch in the staff room at Rick Astley High School, his Grade 8 math classes finally done for the day. "I'm grateful to have such a full workload this semester because it really keeps my mind off…my…my situation," he shares in a sternly hushed tone as both of his eyes scan the room. Kenilworth explains that several months ago, much to his shock, biology teacher Samantha Young confessed that she has romantic feelings for him. Meanwhile, however, Kenilworth has been helplessly in love with English teacher Dana Freeman for a number...
  • 100s of USA swimmers were sexually abused for decades and the people in charge knew and ignored it

    02/17/2018 3:38:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | February 17, 2018 | SCOTT M. REID
    100s of USA swimmers were sexually abused for decades and the people in charge knew and ignored it, investigation findsFor decades the sexual abuse of young athletes by their coaches lingered just beneath the surface in American swimming’s otherwise golden waters. In 2005, USA Swimming president Ron Van Pool decided it was time to bring the issue to the surface. Giving his annual State of Swimming address, Van Pool pushed for a more aggressive approach within the sport to taking on sexual abuse. “USA Swimming is frightfully behind the curve in this process and there are those who would have...
  • Teenage killer Laughs in disturbing police tapes as she admits to murdering disabled elderly man

    02/17/2018 3:02:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Friday 16 Feb 2018 | Adam Starkey
    Teenage killer Morgan Leppert laughs in disturbing police tapes as she admits to murdering disabled elderly manViewers heard the chilling laughter of child murderer Morgan Leppert in police interview tapes from ITV documentary Children Who Kill. The show saw presenter Susanna Reid meet Leppert, who was labelled the ‘blue eyed devil’ aged 15 when she was convicted of the murder of an elderly disabled man back in 2008. The 62-year-old man named James Stewart, was stabbed multiple times in his Florida home with metal rods and a knife, before being suffocated with a plastic bag by the teenager and her...
  • 'False Hope': Hysterectomy Treatment for Endometriosis Is No Cure-All

    02/17/2018 2:59:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Age | 18 February 2018 | Mary Ward
    'False Hope': Hysterectomy Treatment for Endometriosis Is No Cure-All
  • The Transgressive Appeal of the Comedy Murder Podcast

    02/17/2018 2:39:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 16, 2018 | Amanda Hess
    When Oxygen, the television network for women, rebranded itself as a true crime channel last year, it leaned into TV’s time-tested approach: a focus on gruesome and mysterious killings, disproportionately involving white female victims and sensationalized by self-serious narrators. But Oxygen also began experimenting with a new way to cover those crimes. It started a comedy podcast, “Martinis & Murder,” in which the two hosts get tipsy on homicide-themed cocktails, audibly squirm over the gory details, make catty judgments about the suspects’ life choices and use particulars of the crimes as setups for sarcastic jokes. Here’s a sampling of dialogue...
  • Foster the People's Mark Foster talks 'Pumped Up Kicks' and gun violence

    02/17/2018 2:15:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri November 3, 2017 | Deena Zaru
    When Foster the People's anti-gun violence anthem, "Pumped Up Kicks," was released in 2010, it quickly went viral. But not everyone immediately noticed the cautionary tale about gun violence that lead singer Mark Foster relates in the lyrics: "All the other kids with the pumped up kicks/ You'd better run, better run, outrun my gun." Although its tone is jubilant and upbeat -- prompting some fans to blast it during celebratory times -- "Pumped Up Kicks" is about a boy named Robert, who fantasizes about shooting up his school. SNIP With emotions raw after Vegas, Foster said that he and...
  • Feelings and a Lack of Shame – not Guns – Are the Problem in America

    02/17/2018 11:35:02 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Albuquerque Jornal ^ | Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 | John Rosemond
    We’re a month, more or less, into the new year and America has already suffered two school shootings. As usual, the usual voices are calling for increased restrictions on the buying and selling of guns. But guns are not the problem, a contention I can prove. In 1963, at age 15, I packed my bags and went to live with my father in Valdosta, Ga., where I attended Valdosta High School. Hunting being a primary feature of male culture at VHS, I quickly acquired the necessary gear, including a Stevens double-barreled shotgun. During deer- and duck-hunting seasons, I rose well...
  • From Prozac to Parkland: Are Psychiatric Drugs Causing Mass Shootings?

    02/17/2018 11:20:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | Saturday, 17 February 2018 | Selwyn Duke
    Whille mass killers generally have guns in their hands, another commonality is that they often have psychiatric drugs in their blood. The difference, though, is that it isn't guns that have the side effect of "homicidal ideation." If you develop digestive problems after a change in diet, do you look for the cause in foods you always ate or the new ones you started eating? While the answer is obvious, this common sense is painfully uncommon when analyzing the new phenomenon of continual mass shootings: Many blame the long-present “foods” — guns in this case — and ignore the new...
  • Are Children Overprescribed Psychiatric Medications?

    02/17/2018 11:16:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies ^ | February 14, 2018 | Zawn Villines
    Two packs of red and white pills lie on the ground. A toy rabbit sits out of focus.The number of children taking psychiatric medications has been rising over the last few decades. In 2014, the National Center for Health Statistics estimated 1 in 13 U.S. children between the ages of 6 and 17 takes medication. Many people believed the report was clear evidence that children are overmedicated. Yet a new study challenges that argument. According to a study published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, children are not overprescribed psychiatric drugs. Instead, the research suggests children who need...
  • Teacher With Gun Could Have Stopped Fla. Shooter: Student

    02/17/2018 11:10:42 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    "I don't think that we're gonna get gun control in such a quick enough response," Colton Haab told Fox NewsAfter a gunman stormed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida Wednesday and killed 17 people, a student who survived the massacre said suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz could have been stopped if a teacher had a firearm as well. Colton Haab is a junior at Stoneman Douglas and a second lieutenant in the school's JROTC program, which Cruz was also a member of. He told Fox News Saturday morning that training and arming teachers on campus would be a "big...
  • Senate Committee Votes to End Civil Asset Forfeiture by Police

    02/17/2018 11:05:40 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Alabama Today ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2018 | Elizabeth Lauten
    Courts in 14 Alabama counties awarded $2.2 million to law enforcement agencies through civil asset forfeiture actions filed in 2015 – a practice some Alabama lawmakers is hoping to end. Civil asset forfeiture essentially allows law enforcement take and keep property even if its owner isn’t convicted of a crime. On Wednesday, the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to change the civil asset forfeiture process in hopes of protecting the property and due process rights of Alabamians. Under current state law, law enforcement agencies can seize property on the mere suspicion that it was either involved in a...
  • Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights — from Emily Brontë to Alan Partridge

    02/17/2018 10:52:22 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Financial Times ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2018 | Jude Rogers
    <p>Some songs feel so distinctive when they arrive that they spend their afterlives being celebrated in peculiar ways. Take Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights”, released 40 years ago last month. As his TV alter ego Alan Partridge, Steve Coogan sang it at 1999’s Comic Relief. For the same charity telethon in 2011, Noel Fielding aped Bush’s famously theatrical dance moves, and wore a red dress like the one she wore in one of two promotional videos for the single. Then things went crazy: more than 300 Kate Bushes, similarly clad in flowing scarlet, recreated the video in Brighton’s Stanmer Park in 2013. By 2016, The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever was doing the same in 18 cities internationally, including Sydney, Tel Aviv and Amsterdam.</p>
  • David Rockefeller Jr: ‘Does Happiness Come From Material Wealth?’

    02/17/2018 10:23:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 2/16 | Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson
    The scion of one of America’s most successful business dynasties talks art and philanthropy“Mr Rockefeller has just taken his seat,” the woman at The Modern’s front desk tells me, but when I arrive at the table, it is empty. As I look around for the great-grandson of the man thought to be America’s first billionaire, I notice only five tables are full. Please use the sharing tools found via the email icon at the top of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email to buy additional rights. Subscribers may...
  • Cardinal George Pell's Barrister: Loud, Socially Progressive and an Avowed Atheist

    02/16/2018 10:49:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    16 February 2018 | Tim Elliott
    Cardinal George Pell's barrister: loud, socially progressive and an avowed atheist (The Age cannot be posted.)
  • McDonald's Happy Meals are getting a healthier makeover — but is it enough?

    02/16/2018 10:38:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    McDonald's Happy Meals are getting a healthier makeover — but is it enough? Yahoo Lifestyle Erin DonnellyYahoo LifestyleFeb 15, 2018, 9:09 AM Can a Happy Meal ever truly be healthy? McDonald’s on Thursday announced plans to cut the calories in its meals for children and introduce more stringent calorie, sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar limits globally. To that end, U.S. Happy Meals will include cheeseburgers and chocolate milk only upon request, with bottled water added as a healthy alternative to juice or soda. French fry portions will be halved
  • Drakes Estero Shark Bite Was Likely Investigative

    02/16/2018 10:28:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Point Reyes Lighthouse ^ | 01/18/2018 | Anna Guth
    Just before the attack, there was a lull in the waves. In the calm, she played on her surfboard, kneeling on its face to practice balancing—and then she slipped. The majority of her body was back on her board, out of the water, when she screamed and jerked her feet upwards, kicking away from biting teeth. The shark surfaced then, rising above the water to reveal an eye, a belly, a fin. Then it disappeared. Natalie Jones, an Oakland resident and former reporter for the Light, suffered bites to both of her feet from a juvenile or subadult—likely 10 to...
  • WATCH: Bat Rays Found in Monterey Bay

    02/16/2018 10:18:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Did someone send out a bat signal? Graceful bat rays have been spotted by divers all along Monterey's coast recently. The Monterey Bay Aquarium writes, "Bat rays swim gracefully by flapping their batlike wings (pectoral fins) bird style. They are found in muddy and sandy bottom bays, kelp forests and close to coral reefs. If disturbed while resting on the seafloor, bat rays raise themselves up on the tips of their pectoral fins with their backs arched, ready to swim away if a diver approaches too closely. Rays are known for their ability to jump out of the water and...

    02/16/2018 10:13:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    Ad Age ^ | February 16, 2018. | E.J. Schultz
    PepsiCo—which faced a consumer backlash after it pulled aspartame from Diet Pepsi in 2015—is making a full reversal and will once again use the controversial sweetner in the soda's mainstream variety. The brand yanked aspartame in mid-2015, replacing it with with sucralose and acesulfame potassium, known as Ace-K. But the move backfired as loyalists clamored for the original formula. So in 2016, the brand brought back the aspartame version—but only in limited quantities marketed as "classic sweetener blend." It kept the aspartame-free version as its mainstream variety. But now Diet Pepsi is making the aspartame version its main variety again...
  • Good Fats, Bad Fats

    02/16/2018 9:38:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 29, 2018 | Jane E. Brody
    The media love contrarian man-bites-dog stories that purport to debunk long-established beliefs and advice. Among the most popular on the health front are reports that saturated fats do not cause heart disease and that the vegetable oils we’ve been encouraged to use instead may actually promote it. But the best-established facts on dietary fats say otherwise. How well polyunsaturated vegetable oils hold up health-wise when matched against saturated fats like butter, beef fat, lard and even coconut oil depends on the quality, size and length of the studies and what foods are eaten when fewer saturated fats are consumed. So...
  • Missed Pliny? Here Are 5 Sonoma County Beers That Are Just as Good (Or Better)

    02/16/2018 9:30:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Sonoma Magazine ^ | 2/16 | JESS POSHEPNY
    For the past two weeks, Santa Rosa streets have been lined with Pliny pilgrims eagerly awaiting a sip on Russian River’s most coveted brew. While this February frenzy has become a cherished annual event for many, standing in line for five plus hours is not for everyone. If you lack the patience necessary to taste Pliny the Younger or didn’t get a chance to try the famous beer this year, we have picked out five Sonoma County brews you may not have heard (as much) about but that are just as good and definitely worth seeking out. Click through the...