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  • New York City’s Subways Are Slow, Crowded and Smelly—Officials Say Part of the Problem Is You

    09/21/2018 6:38:52 PM PDT · by firebrand · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 21, 2018 | Paul Berger
    More than five million riders crowd into New York City’s subway on an average workday, and officials say some of them are making everybody late. At the 34th Street-Penn Station stop, Frank Gallagher thrust his foot between the closing doors of an uptown 2 train on a recent morning and wedged his way inside. “I made up my mind I was going to catch that train,” said the 57-year-old entertainment industry union rep. “I’m five minutes late as it is.” But nothing enrages commuters more than train delays. Except, maybe, blaming commuters for train delays.
  • Scientists Discover How to 'Upload Knowledge to Your Brain'

    09/21/2018 5:00:21 PM PDT · by Boomer · 39 replies
    Sci-TechUniverse ^ | 9/20/2018
    Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe. Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter amount of time, comparing it to “life imitating art”. They believe it could be the first steps in developing advanced software that will make Matrix-style instant learning a reality. In the neo-noir sci-fi classic, protagonist Neo is able to learn kung fu in seconds after the martial art is ‘uploaded’ straight to...
  • Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Dies After 'Serious Illness'

    09/21/2018 6:27:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | September 21, 20182:59 AM ET | Scott Neuman
    Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, one of three top leaders in the Southeast Asian country, has died at age 61, according to state media, which says he suffered from a "serious illness." Quang was sworn in as president in 2016 and served in the largely ceremonial post alongside Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and secretary-general of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, who experts believe wields the bulk of the power in the country's leadership triumvirate. Quang died in a military hospital in Hanoi from a "serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors," according to...
  • This Blogger Quit Being Vegan, Before/After Photos Show Drastic Difference

    09/20/2018 6:53:00 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    MSN / Girmandize ^ | September 14, 2018
    Going Off The Vegan Diet Kristel, also known under her YouTube alias as KasumiKriss, had been a vegan for four years when she suddenly decided to start eating meat again. Just three weeks after she began eating high-quality meats, she claims that her appearance has improved dramatically, she is able to lift heavier weights when working out and she no longer feels "lifeless."
  • Fight continues against Rockwool in Jefferson County (WV)

    09/18/2018 6:03:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 20 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | September 18, 2018 | Mike McCullough
    RANSON, W.Va. — Concerned Residents against Rockwool organized a protest Tuesday at the Jefferson County Development Authority. This comes just days after another group, known as Jefferson County Vision, filed a lawsuit against the authority for allowing the insulation plant to locate in Ranson. A Tuesday afternoon Jefferson County Development Authority meeting would have included the final reading of a water bond for Rockwool. As opposition grew outside of their windows, the authority decided to table the motion. 35 people were on the list to speak with a few dozen more waiting outside. Those who oppose the facility cite a...
  • Planned Parenthood Prez Treated Woman Who Died From Botched Legal Abortion, But Says Abortion’s...

    09/18/2018 9:19:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | September 17, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Planned Parenthood Prez Treated Woman Who Died From Botched Legal Abortion, But Says Abortion’s Great Planned Parenthood’s new president, Dr. Leana Wen, has been sharing the heart-wrenching story of watching a woman die from a botched abortion to claim women need better access to abortion. A former emergency room doctor and Baltimore health commissioner, Wen now runs the largest abortion provider in America. Planned Parenthood aborts nearly 330,000 unborn babies each year, and boasts a record income of $1.46 billion. The story she has been sharing is a tragic reminder that women still die from abortions, even though...
  • Researchers and Practitioners Disagree on Repressed Memory

    09/17/2018 8:45:17 AM PDT · by outofsalt · 23 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | Faith Brynie Ph.D.
    "As the body of research evidence has grown over the last twenty years, psychologists in general have become increasingly skeptical that repressed memories even exist, but a new study, published this week in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, shows that researchers and practitioners hold different beliefs about whether such memories occur and whether they can be accurately recalled."
  • Cancer Spreads from Organ Donor to 4 People in 'Extraordinary' Case

    09/17/2018 7:26:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    livescience.com ^ | September 15, 2018 09:28am ET | Rachael Rettner,
    It's well known that organ transplants can pass infectious diseases from donors to recipients in rare cases. But even more rarely, transplants can transmit cancer, as a new case shows. In what's being described as an "extraordinary case," four people in Europe developed breast cancer after they received organs from the same donor, according to a new report. Three of the patients died from the cancer, which underscores the "often-fatal consequences of donor-derived breast cancer," the authors wrote in their report, published in the July issue of the American Journal of Transplantation Passing cancer through an organ transplant is "a...
  • Unseen Letters from JFK’s Sister Rosemary, Who Underwent a Lobotomy, Reveal Depth of Her 'Loss

    09/15/2018 11:23:57 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 103 replies
    People ^ | 09/13/2018 | LIZ MCNEIL
    This Thursday marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Rosemary Kennedy, the eldest daughter of Joseph P. Kennedy and his wife, Rose. For many years, the story of JFK’s sister, who had an undiagnosed mental disability and was lobotomized at age 23, was shrouded in mystery. A vivacious young woman with a sweet disposition, Rosemary’s life was dramatically altered when her father decided to have her undergo a pre-frontal lobotomy in November 1941, a procedure that left her with the mental capacities of a toddler and requiring round-the-clock care
  • Insulting New Ads Imply Women Have to Abort Their Babies to Enjoy Lipstick and High Heels

    09/14/2018 12:15:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | September 13, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A new ad from the British government is widely being condemned as sexist for implying women must choose between having a baby or wearing high heels and lipstick. The National Health Association ad was meant to promote emergency contraception (certain types of which may cause abortions), but even liberal women’s bloggers and commentators slammed the ad as “sexist.” A project of the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, the ad asks “Would you give up this?” alongside pictures of a high heeled women’s shoe and a tube of lipstick, followed by “For this?” and a picture of a baby pacifier. “In other...
  • PD: Gilbert man fakes Down syndrome, hires caregivers to bathe him and change diapers

    09/14/2018 10:44:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | September 13, 2018 | Joe Enea
    GILBERT, AZ - A Gilbert man was arrested for pretending to have Down syndrome and hiring caregivers to bathe him and change his diapers. Police say they arrested 31-year-old Paul Anthony Menchaca on September 6 at his home, near Val Vista Drive and Williams Field Road. Menchaca reportedly posed as "Amy" and hired a caregiver to bathe and change the diapers of her son with Down syndrome.
  • Clients who received ‘vampire facial’ at spa are urged to be tested for HIV

    09/14/2018 8:06:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    The state health department said it is not aware of any new blood-borne infections after the department announced the closure of an Albuquerque spa being investigated for concerning practices. VIP Spa, located on 809 Tijeras Avenue in Albuquerque, is closed indefinitely. The New Mexico Department of Health, along with the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department and the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists Board, inspected the spa on Friday after a client developed an unspecified infection that may have resulted from a procedure done there, according to a news release from the health department. The health department is now urging...
  • California Clinic Claims Infusions of 'Young Blood' Could Effectively Reverse the Aging Process

    09/14/2018 7:49:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/14/2018 | Faith Moore
    ampires, it seems, have gone mainstream. According to The New York Post, “drinking young people’s blood could help you live longer and prevent age-related diseases.” (It could also cause you to develop sensitivity to light, sleep in some unusual places, and morph into a small flying rodent, but beggars can’t be choosers.) Actually, though, the Post’s claim is somewhat misleading. Patients don’t really have to drink the blood, they can receive it via transfusion. Technology has advanced, it seems, even for vampires. Jesse Karamazin, the California "doctor" behind this anti-aging regimen, doesn’t actually have a license to practice medicine, but...
  • ATVers and dirt bikers running wild on Washingtoon DC streets

    09/13/2018 12:19:11 PM PDT · by dennisw · 44 replies
    twitt ^ | 22 Aug 2018 | DC POLICE
    DC POLICE NEED YOUR HELP IDENTIFYING!https://twitter.com/DCPoliceDept/status/1032326637612871682 
  • Data Shows That Suicide Rate Of Transgender Teens Is Breathtakingly High

    09/13/2018 7:38:44 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 69 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/12/2018 | Brandon Morse
    One of the most celebrated groups in the mainstream media is transgendered people or people who suffer from gender dysphoria. This lead to transgenderism becoming a fad that had many people claiming to be transgendered, especially among the young. However, data now shows that those young people who do embrace a life of transgenderism seem to have abnormally high suicide rates. ..... Female to male adolescents reported the highest rate of attempted suicide (50.8%), followed by adolescents who identified as not exclusively male or female (41.8%), male to female adolescents (29.9%), questioning adolescents (27.9%). ..... Compared to the suicide rate...
  • Pussy Riot member in critical condition after possible poisoning: reports

    09/12/2018 4:30:00 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2018
    A member of the Russian punk rock protest group Pussy Riot is reportedly hospitalized and in critical condition after what those close to the band member suspect may be a poisoning. Pyotr Verzilov is being treated in the toxicology department of Bakhrushin City Clinical Hospital in Moscow, according to Russian news outlet Meduza. Verzilov was hospitalized late Tuesday after losing his sight, speech, ability to walk and consciousness, his partner, Veronika Nikulshina, told the outlet. Nikulshina said Verzilov started to feel unwell following a court hearing on Tuesday. The two were arrested during a day of protests in Moscow earlier...
  • Customers who got 'vampire facials' at New Mexico spa urged to get tested for HIV

    09/12/2018 3:49:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    A "vampire facial," in which a patient's blood is drawn and then re-applied to their own face, could be responsible for infections at a New Mexico spa. Customers who have gotten the beauty treatment are being urged to get tested for HIV. Health inspectors say procedures at this particular New Mexico spa could lead to the spread of not only HIV, but also Hepatitis B and C.
  • Obesity map reveals more than 35 percent of people in seven US states are dangerously overweigh

    09/12/2018 3:14:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/10/2018 | Mary Kekatos
    Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and West Virginia all have adult obesity rates of at least 35 percent Prevalence ranged from 22.6 percent in Colorado to 38.1 percent in West Virginia Middle-age adults between ages 45 and 54 are twice as likely to be obese as young adults between ages 18 and 24 Data came from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which is a survey conducted via telephone by the CDC and state health departments. In addition to having the highest obesity prevalence, West Virginia also led the nation in the percentage of adults with diabetes at 15.2....
  • Molecule with anti-aging effects on vascular system identified

    09/12/2018 1:46:51 PM PDT · by Twotone · 47 replies
    Science Daily ^ | September 10, 2018 | Georgia State University
    A molecule produced during fasting or calorie restriction has anti-aging effects on the vascular system, which could reduce the occurrence and severity of human diseases related to blood vessels, such as cardiovascular disease, according to a study led by Georgia State University. "As people become older, they are more susceptible to disease, like cancer, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. Ming-Hui Zou, senior author of the study, director of the Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine at Georgia State and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Molecular Medicine. "Age is the most important so-called risk factor for human...
  • Ft. Pierce woman claims wind blew cocaine into her purse

    09/11/2018 6:55:03 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 44 replies
    Authorities say a Florida woman is blaming a windy day for the cocaine that police found in her purse. WPLG reported Kennecia Posey was one of two passengers in a car stopped by Fort Pierce police in late March. Police say an officer smelled marijuana and that, after searching the car, cocaine and marijuana in separate bags were found inside a purse Posey had on her lap. Authorities say they questioned Posey about the drugs. According to the police report, Posey responded: “It’s a windy day. It must have flown through the window and into my purse.”