How This Instagram Model Handles Her HS Diagnosis

By Chelsea Boulton Updated October 16, 2019 As I sit here soaking in a hot Epsom salt bath for the third time this week, I’ve been contemplating the best way to explain how I, or anyone, handles living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa. The truth is, I’m simply focused on surviving one day at a time, and I have been for the last 14 years. HS has proven to be the ultimate rollercoaster in my life. Starting at age 13 with just a couple of abscesses here and there, the disease got worse and more excruciating every year afterwards. It wasn’t until age 24 that I was finally referred to a dermatologist who gave my condition a name: , and then another …

Dr Sarah E Hill: We have a blind spot about how the pill influences womens brains

The social psychologists new book tackles the tricky subject of how oral contraceptives may affect womens brains At a time when womens reproductive freedoms are under attack, any suggestion that the birth control pill could be problematic feels explosive. But Sarah E Hill, a professor of social psychology at the Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas argues we need to talk about how oral contraceptives are affecting womens thinking, emotions and behaviour. chisel away at access to birth control. Is your book trying to dissuade women from using the pill?My institution was founded as a Christian school, but it doesnt have a particular religious bent now. My goal with this book is not to take the pill away or …

Facebook is allowing politicians to lie openly. It’s time to regulate

(CNN)Tuesday’s Democratic debate featured something we have never witnessed before on a presidential debate stage: 15 full minutes of open back-and-forth about how the government should contend with the increasing power of Silicon Valley. This debate moment set the stage for what will doubtless be an election-long spat over what form regulations against internet companies should take. Sign up for CNN Opinion’s new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Behind what the company claims to be a commitment to free speech lies a commercial convenience. Regulatory policy is the way forward If Facebook cannot take appropriate action and remove paid political lies from its platform, the only answer must be earnest regulation of the company — regulation that forces …

PM sends unsigned request seeking Brexit delay

Hours after losing a crunch vote in a historic Saturday session in the House of Commons, the prime minister ordered a senior diplomat to send an unsigned photocopy of the call by MPs set out in the so-called Benn Act, passed last month. A senior Downing Street source said that the hard copy and email copy of the letter would be conveyed by Sir Tim Barrow, the UK’s representative in Brussels. As it happened: Reaction as MPs tell PM to ask for Brexit delay Jubilant scenes on ‘final say’ Brexit protest Saturday’s Brexit vote: What happens now? Analysis: Another ‘meaningful vote’? The two letters are also accompanied by a cover note from Sir Tim, explaining that the first letter complies …

Syria cease-fire in question after fighting, shelling reported

Oct. 17: In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, flames and smoke billow from a fire on a target in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, caused by shelling by Turkish forces. (Associated Press) Trump had praised the cease-fire agreement as “a great day for civilization.” He pointed to it as a victory after being criticized for his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from the region. At a rally on Thursday, he said it was his “unconventional” approach that led to the deal. The agreement requires the Kurdish fighters to vacate a swath of territory in Syria along the Turkish border, largely solidifying Turkey’s position. A senior military official — who worked …

Dutch police arrest father of family held in farm basement

Man suspected of depriving people of their liberty and money laundering, police said Dutch police have arrested the father of appeared before an examining judge on Thursday on similar charges and was ordered to be detained for two weeks. We are dealing with an exceptional situation in this case. These people may have lived with each other in the home since 2010, apart from society, police said in a statement. Police said the group claim to form a family, with the suspect arrested on Thursday as the father and the six young people including one who raised the alarm after fleeing to a local pub supposedly being his children. We have reason to believe that the six people involved did …

What Happened To Me Proves That Facebook Knows Too Much

By NeONBRAND By NeONBRAND “You need to buy some new lingerie,” my best friend, Katie, told me over our weekly dinner at Applebees. I had been complaining about how my three-year relationship was starting to feel stale. So she started throwing out suggestions for how to spice up our sex life. I guess my phone — which was sitting on the table between us — had been listening to our entire conversation because the next time I opened Facebook, there was an ad for leather lingerie. I didn’t think it was creepy at the time. I took it as a sign from the universe, telling me Katie was right. So I ordered the stupid lingerie. Unfortunately, it didn’t help our …

This Couple Was Flying To NY And Apparently, Their Cat Decided To Go With Them

Nick and Voirrey Coole – a couple from Isle Of Man, the United Kingdom – had scheduled their 40th birthday celebrations in New York. However, they received a surprise none of them were expecting. As Nick and Voirrey were heading for Big Apple, they were stopped by airport security for the most hilarious reason. Turns out, their cat Candy had climbed into their hand luggage only to be discovered by airport security. A couple heading for New York were stopped by airport security as they found a cat in the luggage Image credits: Image credits: Nick Coole The couple had said that the staff at Isle of Man airport was ‘awesome’, as once they realized that it was a genuine …

This Is How Each Zodiac Sign Will Bring Out The Best In You

Lacey Ramburger Updated October 18, 2019 By God & Man Aries: They will be your loudest and most enthusiastic supporter An Aries is as dedicated as they come when they’re loved ones are involved. They aren’t afraid to get excited about your accomplishments and the person you are. They bring out the best in you because they aren’t hesitant to support you loudly and boldly- a trait that can be overlooked often. When you have someone who isn’t afraid to shout to the heavens how proud they are of you, it’s a little less difficult to be proud of yourself.  Taurus: They will stubbornly refuses to let you settle A Taurus picks people to be in their life for a …

Scathing Protest Signs Show What Chicago Teachers Are Fighting For

The Chicago strike is the latest in a wave of teacher protests across the country in the last few years, and comes after months of failed negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union, the city and the school district. put forth a list of demands that includes things like more special education teachers, nurses and social workers; lower class size caps; and teacher salary increases. The strikers are also fighting to improve conditions outside the classroom by addressing issues like affordable housing, which significantly impacts both educators and their students.  Chicago Tribune. She has also suggested the teachers’ demands are simply too expensive. “I also must be responsible for the taxpayers who pay for everything that goes on,” apparent feud between …

Theme park faces prosecution over girl’s death

Evha was one of a party of children on a school trip to the park from Jameah Girls Academy on 9 May 2017. She suffered chest injuries and died at Birmingham Children’s Hospital after being rescued from the water by theme park staff. Latest news from the West Midlands Follow BBC West Midlands on Facebook, on Twitter, and sign up for local news updates direct to your phone.

GOP Senator Breaks With White House Over Ukraine Quid Pro Quo

“You don’t hold up foreign aid that we had previously appropriated for a political initiative,” Murkowski, a senior appropriator, told reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon. “Period.” Mick Mulvaney acknowledged for the first time that President “We do that all the time with foreign policy,” Mulvaney “Get over it,” he added later. “There is going to be political influence in foreign policy.” Joe Biden. Nevertheless, his comments appear to acknowledge that a “quid pro quo” did occur with respect to aid to Ukraine, despite many Republicans and Trump allies insisting otherwise. launched a formal impeachment inquiry last month following a whistleblower complaint concerning a July phone call in which Trump repeatedly urged Ukraine’s president to initiate an investigation into Biden and …

30 People Who Should Win The Prize For Injuring Themselves In The Dumbest Ways Possible

Accidents and injuries can happen in the strangest places and the most peculiar ways. And most of us can agree that they occur most often when we least expect them. Plenty of us have hurt ourselves pretty badly doing mundane, routine, everyday tasks. While we might brag about the huge scar on our faces having come from rabid velociraptors that we fought off with only our bare fists, only our closest friends know that we really slipped on a banana peel and crashed into our fridge handle. When the Super 70s Sports account asked Twitter users what the dumbest freak injury in their lives was, people rushed to share their experiences. As it turns out, people can be really fragile. …

Senior Democrat Elijah Cummings dies from health complications

Regular Trump target and key figure in impeachment investigation died on Thursday Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings died suddenly on Thursday at the age of 68, robbing Capitol Hill of a passionate lawmaker respected from both sides of the political aisle and throwing an element of confusion into the Trump-Ukraine 2020 Democratic candidate tweeted. Congressman Elijah Cummings was a fearless leader, a protector of democracy, and a fighter for the people of Maryland. Our world is dimmer without him in it. Cummingss wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, posted: Elijah Cummings refused to be told what he could become or where his dreams might end. He refused to accept injustice in his community or inequality in his country. His towering presence will be …