Porn is just not a problem for most people

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/06/can-you-be-addicted-porn/619040/? The Porn Crisis That Isn’t Some states now consider pornography to be a health threat. But stigmatizing porn can do more harm than good. OLGA KHAZAN JUNE 1, 2021 If you ask some people, America is in the middle of a public-health crisis. No, not that one. Legislators in 16 states have passed resolutions … Continue reading Porn is just not a problem for most people

Hacks to keep walking all summer

10 Hot-Weather Hacks to Keep Walking All Summer  BY MARC LINDSAY for My Fitness Pal, JULY 6, 2020 Summer months are usually a time when you can easily up your activity level by spending more time walking outdoors and trying new activities like hiking, swimming and cycling. But as the temperature starts to creep up, extreme heat can bring its own challenges, especially when you’re … Continue reading Hacks to keep walking all summer

A solution to long lines at women’s rest rooms?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9654755/New-womens-urinal-six-times-quicker-use-traditional-toilet-inventors-say.html What a relief! New women's urinal is six times quicker to use than a traditional toilet, inventors say Amber Probyn and Hazel McShane have designed the first urinal for womenThey said their design is six times more efficient than a traditional toilet The pair designed it after getting sick of queuing for ladies' toilets at festivals  … Continue reading A solution to long lines at women’s rest rooms?

Vegan diet is bad (and good) for children

https://www.unilad.co.uk/food/children-are-much-shorter-and-weaker-when-raised-on-trendy-vegan-diets-study-shows/ Children Are Much Shorter And Weaker When Raised On Trendy Vegan Diets, Study Shows BY : DANIEL RICHARDSON ON : 04 JUN 2021 18:21 Many view veganism as a healthy way to eat, but a study has found that it could impact the growth of children The number of children being raised vegan has increased in recent years. In … Continue reading Vegan diet is bad (and good) for children

America has a drinking problem

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/07/america-drinking-alone-problem/619017/? America Has a Drinking Problem A little alcohol can boost creativity and strengthen social ties. But there’s nothing moderate, or convivial, about the way many Americans drink today. KATE JULIAN JULY/AUGUST 2021 ISSUE This article was published online on June 1, 2021. Few things are more American than drinking heavily. But worrying about how heavily other … Continue reading America has a drinking problem

Why millions of women who were forced to leave the work force may not return soon

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/03/1002402802/there-are-complex-forces-keeping-women-from-coming-back-to-work? Millions Of Women Haven't Rejoined The Workforce — And May Not Anytime Soon June 3, 20215:13 AM ET Heard on  Morning Edition ANDREA HSU On the day in April 2020 that Valerie Mekki lost her job, she was scared to share the bad news with her children. So she hid in her room for 45 … Continue reading Why millions of women who were forced to leave the work force may not return soon

The healthiest (and least healthy) states

https://www.fatherly.com/news/list-healthy-states-2020-pandemic/? The Healthiest (and Least Healthy) States During the Pandemic May Surprise You http://www.fatherly.com/news/list-healthy-states-2020-pandemic/? A new state emerged as the healthiest in America last year. By Blake Harper May 26 2021, 1:38 PM  Sharecare's Community Well-Being Index We all became more aware of our health over the last year, as the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to be … Continue reading The healthiest (and least healthy) states

How to share a bed without war

This article is ancient compared to most of what I post but I testify personally to how valid and helpful its suggestions are if you begin sharing a bed with someone else who doesn't have fur. 7 Smart Sleeping Tips From A Long-Term Couple By Gabrielle Moss Feb. 5, 2015 When I met my boyfriend, I … Continue reading How to share a bed without war

Kindness a contagion?

I read this article at the same time (even tho it's from 2018) as yesterday's post about the single woman, living alone, who found unexpected kindness while fighting ovarian cancer. I've always thought of courtesy and kindness as one of the most selfish things you can do (that argument has been used many a time … Continue reading Kindness a contagion?

Kindness has not died

The vignette where a friend came to sit with her during chemo but had to call up to get her last name before being allowed in is so very typical of modern life. Kindness to strangers -- we all rely on it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/single-coping-with-cancer/2021/05/21/3e703822-a839-11eb-8c1a-56f0cb4ff3b5_story.html Perspective I had ovarian cancer, was single and living by myself. But … Continue reading Kindness has not died

Can moving to a plant-based diet save the world?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/apr/25/going-vegan-can-switching-to-a-plant-based-diet-really-save-the-planet? Going vegan: can switching to a plant-based diet really save the planet? If politicians are serious about change, they need to incentivise it, say scientists and writers Research in 2018 showed that without meat and dairy consumption, global farmland use could be reduced by more than 75% – an area equivalent to the US, … Continue reading Can moving to a plant-based diet save the world?