Majority Of US States Have Contaminated Drinking Water

At least 610 drinking water sources in 43 states contain possibly unsafe levels of potentially harmful chemicals linked to birth defects, cancers, infertility, and reduced immune responses in children, according to a collaborative analysis conducted by the Environmental Working Group and Northeastern University. Altogether, more than 19 million Americans may be exposed to man-made chemicals dangerous to human health. The interactive map uses data released last year by the Pentagon and, in combination with public water utility reports, evaluates drinking water sources around the nation to document toxic fluorinated compounds called per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, at known pollution sites across the US. These include public water systems, military bases, and airports. Though PFAS are found in materials we use every day – …

New Zealand’s world-first wellbeing budget to focus on poverty and mental health

Country claims to be the first to measure success by peoples wellbeing Child poverty, domestic violence and mental health will be the priorities in New Zealands wellbeing budget, the finance minister has announced, with the nation declaring itself the first in the world to measure success by its peoples wellbeing. On Tuesday Grant Robertson said that despite New Zealands rockstar economy many New Zealanders were being left behind, with home ownership at a 60-year low, the suicide rate climbing and homelessness and food aid grants on the rise. According to predictions by the International Monetary Fund, the New Zealand economy is expected to grow at around 2.5 % in 2019 and 2.9% in 2020. But Robertson emphasised many New Zealanders …

Q&A: Syria’s Assad sets sights on Idlib, the final showdown?

“There are no good options when it comes to Idlib,” an analysis by the Brussels-based International Crisis Group concluded in March, explaining why the province has oscillated between stagnation and bursts of bloodshed for years. The area is among the last in the war-shattered country outside President Bashar Assad’s control — and the last area still held by rebels. Confident in the support from Russia, Assad has pledged to recover the province and every other inch of Syrian territory lost during the war. Here’s a look at the rebellious region, and the fighting taking place: WHY IS IDLIB IMPORTANT? For Assad, Idlib stands in the way of final victory against the armed opposition. After eight years of war, he has …

Selena Gomez just said social media has been terrible for young people

(CNN)Selena Gomez is voicing her concern about the “terrible” effect that social media has had on her generation, and says she advocates taking breaks from the platforms. The 26-year-old actress and singer is in Cannes to promote Jim Jarmusch’s new zombie movie, “The Dead Don’t Die,” which also features Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Tilda Swinton. Asked what more she could do to improve the social media environment given her large following, Gomez said it is “impossible” at this point to make it safe. She also said she tries to be conscious when posting on Instagram, to avoid putting unnecessary pressure on her fans. “I’m very grateful I have the platform in any way, I can still share things I’m …

How Coca-Cola Controls The Health Research It Funds In Public Universities

Next time you read a scientific study, you might want to check who funded the research. It’s an open secret that many multinational companies dabble in the dark art of commercially funded research – especially health and nutrition research – and that has some worrying implications when it comes to transparency. A new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Policy, has shined a spotlight on soda moguls Coca-Cola and the provisions they use to control the scientific research they fund in public universities across North America. A team of policy and public health experts led by the University of Cambridge in the UK detail how Coca-Cola funds numerous piece of health research at public universities in the US and Canada, but maintains a clause in the …

From Susan Sontag to the Met Gala: Jon Savage on the evolution of camp

First published in 1964, Sontags pioneering essay Notes on Camp was a cultural earthquake. Fifty years on, as the theme of this years Met Gala, has camp finally gone mainstream? First published in 1964, Susan Sontags essay Notes on Camp remains a groundbreaking piece of cultural activism. Sontags achievement was to give a name to an aesthetic that was everywhere yet until then had gone largely unremarked. It was visible in Humphrey Bogart movies; there in Andy Warhols screen prints Flowers and Electric Chair images from advertising and the news media copied and provocatively represented. Like pop, camp was the future; as Warhol had observed on his cross-country trip in 1963, it was omnipresent, so ubiquitous that it wasnt simply …

Maleah Davis’ stepfather changed his story about her disappearance, police spokesman says

(CNN)A stepfather’s account of how a 4-year-old Houston girl was abducted “changed multiple times,” and detectives with one of the investigating police departments believed the story “did not add up,” a police spokesman says. But Vence’s story changed multiple times during his interview with Sugar Land police, one of the agencies involved in the case, Sugar Land police spokesman Doug Adolph told CNN on Wednesday.

5 Things Men Need To Stop Doing In Bed Betches

Ever since I was old enough to subscribe to women’s magazines, I have had mixed feelings about them. While I am a believer in self-improvement, the barrage of articles telling me I should change or improve some aspect of myself made me feel inadequate. Never was this feeling more acute than after reading the sex tips offered by these magazines. I thought I was doing just fine in this area and had never received a bad review, but if these magazines were to be believed, I would need to stand on my head and breathe through my nose while blindfolded in order to really impress in the bedroom. I’m all for keeping things exciting, especially in the context of a …

The Best Celebrity Mother’s Day Posts Betches

Like any other holiday in 2019, Mother’s Day is 25% about what you’re doing in real life, and 75% about what you post on social media. Maybe you took your mom out to a nice brunch, or at least gave a her a nice phone call, but I’m willing to bet that no matter what, but either way you definitely posted 47 photos of her on your Instagram story, despite the fact that she couldn’t figure out how to use Instagram if her life depended on it. Celebrities are no different than us when it comes to holidays on the internet, and nearly every famous person who is/has a mom posted something to mark Mother’s Day. Obviously, all moms are …

The Best Celebrity Mother’s Day Posts Betches

Like any other holiday in 2019, Mother’s Day is 25% about what you’re doing in real life, and 75% about what you post on social media. Maybe you took your mom out to a nice brunch, or at least gave a her a nice phone call, but I’m willing to bet that no matter what, but either way you definitely posted 47 photos of her on your Instagram story, despite the fact that she couldn’t figure out how to use Instagram if her life depended on it. Celebrities are no different than us when it comes to holidays on the internet, and nearly every famous person who is/has a mom posted something to mark Mother’s Day. Obviously, all moms are …

The Best Celebrity Mother’s Day Posts Betches

Like any other holiday in 2019, Mother’s Day is 25% about what you’re doing in real life, and 75% about what you post on social media. Maybe you took your mom out to a nice brunch, or at least gave a her a nice phone call, but I’m willing to bet that no matter what, but either way you definitely posted 47 photos of her on your Instagram story, despite the fact that she couldn’t figure out how to use Instagram if her life depended on it. Celebrities are no different than us when it comes to holidays on the internet, and nearly every famous person who is/has a mom posted something to mark Mother’s Day. Obviously, all moms are …

The Best Celebrity Mother’s Day Posts Betches

Like any other holiday in 2019, Mother’s Day is 25% about what you’re doing in real life, and 75% about what you post on social media. Maybe you took your mom out to a nice brunch, or at least gave a her a nice phone call, but I’m willing to bet that no matter what, but either way you definitely posted 47 photos of her on your Instagram story, despite the fact that she couldn’t figure out how to use Instagram if her life depended on it. Celebrities are no different than us when it comes to holidays on the internet, and nearly every famous person who is/has a mom posted something to mark Mother’s Day. Obviously, all moms are …

The Best Celebrity Mother’s Day Posts Betches

Like any other holiday in 2019, Mother’s Day is 25% about what you’re doing in real life, and 75% about what you post on social media. Maybe you took your mom out to a nice brunch, or at least gave a her a nice phone call, but I’m willing to bet that no matter what, but either way you definitely posted 47 photos of her on your Instagram story, despite the fact that she couldn’t figure out how to use Instagram if her life depended on it. Celebrities are no different than us when it comes to holidays on the internet, and nearly every famous person who is/has a mom posted something to mark Mother’s Day. Obviously, all moms are …

The Best Celebrity Mother’s Day Posts Betches

Like any other holiday in 2019, Mother’s Day is 25% about what you’re doing in real life, and 75% about what you post on social media. Maybe you took your mom out to a nice brunch, or at least gave a her a nice phone call, but I’m willing to bet that no matter what, but either way you definitely posted 47 photos of her on your Instagram story, despite the fact that she couldn’t figure out how to use Instagram if her life depended on it. Celebrities are no different than us when it comes to holidays on the internet, and nearly every famous person who is/has a mom posted something to mark Mother’s Day. Obviously, all moms are …

I Show What Birds Would Say If They Could Talk (26 Pics)

In this series, They Can Talk, I give you a funny perspective of what might be going on inside the heads of animals. 32 reply View More Replies… #2 23 reply #4 26 reply View More Replies… #6 27 reply View More Replies… #8 42 reply View More Replies… #10 14 reply View More Replies… #12 13 reply View More Replies… #14 46 reply View More Replies… #16 bird 1: maybe she wants to eat us and digest us, bird 2: are you on bird seed? 19 reply 10 reply #20 13 reply #22 6 reply View More Replies… #24 8 reply View More Replies… #26 Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

I Show What Birds Would Say If They Could Talk (26 Pics)

In this series, They Can Talk, I give you a funny perspective of what might be going on inside the heads of animals. 32 reply View More Replies… #2 23 reply #4 26 reply View More Replies… #6 27 reply View More Replies… #8 42 reply View More Replies… #10 14 reply View More Replies… #12 13 reply View More Replies… #14 46 reply View More Replies… #16 bird 1: maybe she wants to eat us and digest us, bird 2: are you on bird seed? 19 reply 10 reply #20 13 reply #22 6 reply View More Replies… #24 8 reply View More Replies… #26 Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific