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  • Female sex hormone is ‘fueling male obesity epidemic and causing sperm counts to drop’…

    10/10/2014 7:59:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06:17 EST, 10 October 2014 | Malden Davies
    The obesity epidemic in men could be fueled by the female sex hormone estrogen, scientists claim. Experts believe the hormone could also be causing the well-documented drop in sperm count among Western men. They said men in affluent countries are becoming “feminized” as they come into contact with products containing the female sex hormone. Compounds found in some plastic items, including drain pipes, and soy food products can mimic the effects of estrogen, scientists said. Secreted by the ovaries in premenstrual women, estrogen is known to cause weight gain, inhibiting the thyroid gland and affecting other areas of the brain....
  • New California law limits schools' full-contact football practice

    07/21/2014 4:58:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 21, 2014 | By Carolyn Jones
    Sacramento -- Schools in California that have football programs will be forced to limit the number of days and hours young athletes can practice tackling and other full-contact collisions as a way to prevent head injuries, according to a bill signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, restricts full-contact practices to two 90-minute sessions per week during the regular and pre- season, and prohibits tackling during the off-season. "Football is a great sport, but parents want to know if their kids are going to be safe," said Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova),...
  • HORROR! Cop instantly shoots, kills teen who answered door holding video game controller

    02/19/2014 3:37:02 PM PST · by servo1969 · 220 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-19-2014 | Robby Soave
    A Georgia family is in shock following the death of their 17-year-old son, who was accidentally killed by a police officer who believed the video game controller he was holding was a gun, according to the family’s lawyer. Christopher Roupe of Euharlee, Georgia heard a knock at the door of the family’s home last Friday night. Upon opening the door, he was immediately shot by a female police officer. Roupe was pronounced dead upon arrival at a local hospital. The officer broke down it tears upon realizing her mistake, according to The New York Daily News. She had been making...
  • The Rise of the Man-gagement Ring

    02/14/2014 12:50:14 PM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 14, 2014 | Samantha Zabell
    On a clear day in Laguna Niguel, California, Anthony Franco and Shawna Stewart stood together at the altar, surrounded by 40 family members and friends. It was a traditional ceremony: The two Colorado natives smiled in a sea of purple and white, Franco’s lilac tie matching the strapless dresses of Stewart’s five bridesmaids. Sunlight bounced off of the round brilliant-cut diamond on her left hand. But one small detail set their ceremony apart from others. When the time came to exchange wedding bands with one another, Franco was already wearing a ring.
  • National Wear Red Day is Feb. 7

    02/05/2014 3:27:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    WTHI TV ^ | 2/05/14
    INDIANAPOLIS – The American Heart Association, through its Go Red For Women movement, urges everyone to support the fight against heart disease by wearing red on National Wear Red Day – Friday, Feb. 7. American Heart Month is in February, a perfect time to focus on the prevalence of heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer.
  • Soldiers don fake belly, breasts to better understand pregnant troops' exercise concerns

    02/18/2012 2:19:28 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 103 replies · 1+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 2/16/2012
    The Army is ordering its hardened combat veterans to wear fake breasts and empathy bellies so they can better understand how pregnant soldiers feel during physical training. This week, 14 noncommissioned officers at Camp Zama took turns wearing the “pregnancy simulators” as they stretched, twisted and exercised during a three-day class that teaches them to serve as fitness instructors for pregnant soldiers and new mothers. Army enlisted leaders all over the world are being ordered to take the Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Exercise Leaders Course, or PPPT, according to U.S. Army Medical Activity Japan health promotion educator Jana York. Developed...
  • Steeler Fans Put Their Money Where Their Mouth is for James Harrison

    10/21/2010 10:48:14 PM PDT · by jeffo · 18 replies
    In what might be a first, Steeler Fans angered at the $75,000 fine handed out by the NFL to James Harrison are trying to help him pay that fine. It started with the Facebook page here which encouraged fans to send a dollar to the NFL Commissioner to be credited towards the fine. I have been monitoring the site and the media coverage, and it seems that the NFL will be receiving at least several thousand dollars in the mail over the next few days. I think this is of note because of the activism component, the speed of which...
  • Radical feminism's attack on manhood in America

    12/15/2009 4:06:40 AM PST · by Scanian · 15 replies · 952+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 15, 2009 | Lloyd Marcus
    Over the years, radical feminism has been attempting to demonize any display of testosterone. The slightest aggressive behavior is taken to the ultimate extreme portraying males as abusers. Their goal clearly is to wimpify maleness. When I was serving on the board of our local YMCA, a national touring team of Christian strong men/bodybuilders wanted to make a presentation to our youths. Through various exciting well-choreographed displays of strength (chopping through cinder blocks with their bare hands and etc.) the ministers taught kids Christian values and principles. Our female chairperson of the board rejected their proposal. She said their display...
  • An Easy Military Decision for Obama: Asks 'Brave' Troops to Compete in Green Government Contest

    10/21/2009 7:09:25 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 16 replies · 813+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | Wednesday, October 21, 2009 | Penny Starr
    President Barack Obama signed an executive order earlier this month requiring federal agencies to set a 2020 greenhouse gas emission reduction target within 90 days – and he followed up by asking “our brave men and women in uniform” and government employees to compete in the GreenGov Challenge. “As the largest consumer of energy in the U.S. economy, the federal government can and should lead by example when it comes to creating innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency, conserve water, reduce waste, and use environmentally responsible products and technologies,” Obama said when he signed the order...