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The Guardian Angels Are Returning to NYC's Streets Because of the Recent Subway Slashings! Lately, there have been a slew of slashings on New York City’s subways. Since the new year alone, 11 face slashings have occurred in NYC. The number of stabbings and slashings in NYC increased 14.8% last month, with 286 reported incidents in January compared to 249 reported incidents in January of 2015. Obviously, these statistics are petrifying. Luckily, the Guardian Angels are returning to keep us all safe. According to CBS, Guardian Angels’ founder Curtis Sliwa announced that the Guardian Angels will be making regular day and night patrols on the subways for the first time since 1994.

True to his word, Sliwa boarded an uptown 1 train with several Guardian Angel colleagues on Monday. “We’ve decided to not only be out during the day, which we haven’t been, but also ramp up our efforts at night to try to stop these slashings,” Sliwa said. What do the Guardian Angels do? A Citizen’s Arrest, by the way, is what happens when a civilian witnesses a crime. 25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites. Here’s an ambiguous sentence for you: “Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.” Does that mean, "Because the agency oversaw the company’s behavior, they imposed a penalty for some transgression," or does it mean, "Because the agency was inattentive, they overlooked the misbehavior and gave it their approval by default"?

We’ve stumbled into the looking-glass world of contronyms—words that are their own antonyms. 1. Sanction (via French, from Latin sanctio(n-), from sancire ‘ratify,’) can mean "give official permission or approval for (an action)" or conversely, "impose a penalty on. " 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. The contronym (also spelled “contranym”) goes by many names, including auto-antonym, antagonym, enantiodrome, self-antonym, antilogy and Janus word (from the Roman god of beginnings and endings, often depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions).

Is Yoga Guru Bikram Choudhury Sexually Assaulting His Students? Since 1994, thousands of fans of Bikram Choudhury—whose eponymous brand of heated yoga gained devotees including George Clooney, Lady Gaga, and Jeff Bridges—have flocked to his teacher-training program. Some women in his orbit now say that Choudhury sexually harassed and even sexually assaulted them, and five are suing him.

Benjamin Wallace explores the guru’s journey from healer to alleged predator. Before she broke up with her boyfriend, quit her job, attempted suicide, and began using drugs and alcohol, before the nightmares in which Bikram Choudhury takes her and some other women into a room and sets them on fire, the woman sitting across the table from me in a lawyer’s office in Oakland, California—I’ll call her Jane—says she had a carefree, sunny disposition.

A Bikram teacher training is many things. One night, the guru kept Jane after class and said he wanted her to move to L.A. to work at his headquarters. “Bikram is a rapist! The Teacher Coming to America “Yoga’s Bad Boy” Kurt Lippmann - Photos de la publication de Kurt Lippmann... Photos du journal - Alternative Disney. We Need to Decriminalize Sex Work in the U.S. | Victoria M. Rodriguez-Roldan. As we mark December 17, the International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers, we remember stories such as that of 22-year-old Keisha Jenkins who was brutally murdered on October 6, 2015 near Philadelphia's Hunting Park. Keisha was a black transgender woman, and like many transgender people facing injustice in almost every facet of life, she was engaging in sex work in order to survive.

Keisha was only one of many transgender women who've had to engage in sex work as a means of survival. In fact, 16 percent of transgender people, including 53 percent of black transgender people and 34 percent of Latino/a transgender people, report having to work in the underground economy in order to survive according to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. Sex work as the only means of survival There are countless reasons many transgender people decided to engage in sex work in order to survive. Unfair lifelong consequences Ending violence against sex workers. Fake "Customer Service" account answers idiots' online complaints so companies don't have to. | Digital Life | Someecards. Come As You Are Co-operative - Toronto's co-operative feminist sex shop on Queen Street West.

Memrise - Photos du journal. The Science Behind Why We Actually Love Being Called 'Baby' Baby, baby, baby. Doesn’t that word just make you feel all warm inside? Like your heart is about to be swallowed by your soul? Like you could curl up in a ball and fall asleep on a warm cloud of good feelings? Well, oddly, the word does do something to the female brain.

It releases a certain chemical in our brain — oxytocin. According to numerous catalogs discussing stress reducing techniques, being called “baby” has a positive effect on the female brain. Of course, there aren’t enough scientific studies focused on the word “baby.” For example, when we hear the word “no,” our bodies start producing stress releasing chemicals. A report published by Harvard Law School studied the effects of positive words and images for the use of negotiations. We now know that our choice of words has a direct and immediate effect on our emotional response and makes our brains inclined to respond in specific ways. Here are all the benefits of using the word “baby.” It gets her through the day. Finding Ways to Thwart the Jerk at Work. Photo Most of us have days at work when we walk around with a spring in our step and perform our tasks with gusto — and other days when our feet drag and we just can’t seem to get motivated.

A new study encourages employees to look more closely at the people around them as one reason for that disparity. A team of researchers that included Gretchen Spreitzer, a management professor at the Ross School of Business, found that some employees are “de-energizers” who spread their dispiriting attitude to others. In nonacademic parlance, these people are known as jerks. Professor Spreitzer wrote the study with Alexandra Gerbasi and Andrew Parker of Grenoble École de Management, Christine L. Porath of Georgetown University, and Rob Cross of the University of Virginia. Almost everyone knows of prima donnas who get away with bad behavior because they are so good at their jobs.

You know you’ve just interacted with a jerk when you leave his or her presence feeling deflated and depleted, she said. We Asked Some Young People if They'd Stop Doing Coke After Watching This Anti-Drug PSA. Image via Wikicommons On Monday, the UK's National Crime Agency released a short cartoon to encourage casual cocaine users to think twice before doing that next bump. Over the course of two and a half minutes the mini-film (released with the hashtag #everylinecounts) lays out a recipe for cocaine that includes major deforestation and dead Colombian policemen.

It culminates in you, the casual consumer, passively facilitating an entire industry of exploitation. With its emphasis on environmental and humanitarian repercussions, it's certainly a refreshing departure from the traditional "don't do drugs, you'll die" approach we've come to expect. But will it be enough to deter a nation when it comes to ordering in that next gram? The video released by the National Crime Agency Tristan, 24, Guitarist VICE: How much do you reckon you spend on coke per month?

How much do you know about where it comes from? What do you know about the trade in general? What do you think about the NCA video? Today’s students are anything but coddled. For a couple of years now, commentators in both the US and the UK have complained that students in higher education are becoming worryingly fragile. Coddled and hypersensitive, they allegedly spend their college years hiding from scary ideas. In a recent article in The Atlantic, Greg Lukianoff, president and chief executive of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley professor of ethical leadership at New York University, say that this approach is putting students’ education, and even their mental health, at risk. For their own good, the commentators argue, students urgently need to stop looking out for themselves and to hand control back to institutions and professors.

In 2014, the debate in the US on this subject centred mainly around “trigger warnings” – notices meant to inform students in advance about violent, horrific or damaging content in classroom material. Read more: White, Western and male? Prepare to be told off for writing a poem. Brains aren’t actually ‘male’ or ‘female,’ new study suggests. Every Day She Said ‘Hello’ To This Homeless Man. But One Day He Handed Her A Piece Of Paper… - Wise Diaries. The 6 Awkward Conversations You're Dreading, And How To Deal With Them. PsycNET - Display Record. 21 Things That Will Help You Understand Your Socially Anxious Friends So Much Better. Someone Remixed Obama's 'Pop Off' Comment Because Dreams Do Come True. By The Way, Mozart Had An Equally Talented Sister. Science says dancing with friends is good for your health.

You might not think of yourself as a dancer. In fact, maybe even the idea of dancing makes your palms sweat. But growing scientific evidence suggests that getting up and grooving with others has a lot of benefits. In our recent study, we found that synchronising with others while dancing raised pain tolerance. It also encouraged people to feel closer to others. This might have positive implications for dance movement therapies, which are already showing promising results in the treatment of dementia and Parkinson’s.

Music-based therapy is also already used for children with autism, and perhaps synchronised and exertive dance therapy could also help them connect with others. The power of music Humans are naturally susceptible to music: when we hear a good beat, it makes us want to move. Humans have danced together in groups throughout history. So, why do people do it? The science of dance and friendship We had 264 young people take part in the study in Brazil. What It's Really Like to Be a Burlesque Dancer - Perle Noire. The performance schedule varies from contract to contract, but on an average day, I'm awake from noon to about 7 a.m. because I usually perform every night.

I make ginger or green tea as soon as I wake up, stretch for a few hours — that's a huge part of my prep — and research an act I'm working on or respond to emails about bookings. Then it's time to start getting ready for the show. That takes three to six hours: about 2.5 hours or more for intricate makeup, plus about 45 minutes if I do a wig or up to two hours if I do my own hair. Then four hours at the theater going through the routine on stage and preparing mentally for a show that starts at 9 or 10 p.m. A routine might be 10 minutes — you're one of possibly a dozen performers including musicians and dancers — but it's exhausting.

I think Perle Noire would die if she didn't make that connection with the audience after performing. Don Spiro Not every audience member is so kind. Other people quite literally see you as a whore. How To Not Wear A Racist Halloween Costume This Year: A Simple Guide For White People. Halloween is rapidly approaching, so naturally, you need a costume — ideally, something amazing and creative and reflective of your personality and interests.

Now, maybe you really love sugar skulls, or those fake headdresses most often seen on very white people roaming in random fields listening to painfully hip bands. Or maybe you think that “sexy geisha” is perfect for trick-or-treating. Here's the thing: That urge you feel to celebrate October 31 by slapping on a bindi (sigh — the forehead dot), painting your face brown, or talking in a fake accent? It's not cute. It's racist. While there are a million ways to be racist on any day of the year, it seems that Halloween — when we dress up as something other than ourselves, thus expressing our version of all kinds of identities we don't own — is a day that is as particularly fraught with ways to be racist as it is with white people who clearly don't understand what racism is.

Pick a celeb that looks like you: We all have one. More than one mass shooting happens per day in the U.S., data shows. No matter how you define a mass shooting, one thing is clear: data suggests this brand of violence has grown worse in the United States. In 2015 alone, there have been 294 shootings that killed or injured 1,464 people, according to Mass Shooting Tracker data, which counts at least four people wounded by gunfire as a mass shooting. This year, 375 people died this way, according to the data. These shootings occurred at night clubs and children’s birthday parties, when long-time friends watched college football on TV and when churchgoers gathered for a weekly Bible study. These incidents have happened in 45 states and the District of Columbia, and happened at a rate of more than one shooting per day.

And now, the shooting that left 10 people dead, including gunman Chris Harper Mercer, at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, adds one more tally to a bleak list of places marked by gun violence. There’s debate, however, about how to define a mass shooting. Donna Marie Lewis. 34 Tweets About Everyday Life That Are Sure To Make You Laugh.

The Writer's Circle. Writing tools have evolved over the years. From burning sticks and drawing on cave walls to the ballpoint Bic pens that we use today, there have been many innovations of the “marking stick.” And in the middle of this timeline is the fountain pen. With the sale of fountain pens on the rise, it’s safe to say that they’re making a comeback! But are fountain pens simply a hipster luxury full of aesthetic snobbery and affection for the antique? Or is there something special about these old-school scribblers that our latest innovations lack? History Fountain pens have been around since the 1700s. Waterman created his pen to combat the fast-leaking fountain pens that were on the market at the time. How it works Writing with a fountain pen happens when ink is slowly pulled out of a small reservoir in the barrel of the pen.

Capillary action takes place in the barrel of the pen to draw out the ink. And how does the ink get in? The same way it comes out! Why use a fountain pen? I'm an Adult and I Have No Idea How to Make Friends. I have no friends. Okay, that’s not entirely true. That’s actually a hugely hyperbolic statement. Who do I think I am? I do have friends. They are some of the greatest people to exist on this planet. I worship the ground they walk upon and the air that carries the vibrating energy of our group chat messages.

It’s just that my friends don’t live in my city. So, disregarding the people I have only been able to virtually communicate with for the past year and a half, I have no friends. And that’s a weird, uncomfortable feeling. And then you’re thrust into the rest of your life, the one that exists outside of academia and is for all intents and purposes “real,” and suddenly you don’t know how to make friends. This is knowledge that has terrified me to my very bones. “Okay, well, just go out. But people who are drinking aren’t usually trying to make friends. “Join a club.” What kind of club? “Do a sport.” I cannot do a sport. “Just talk to people. I am impatient. Breaking in Work Boots Dos and Dont's | Magnum Blog.

Do you need to break in new work boots? Only If being comfortable in your work boots is important to you. When you break in new working boots, the boots literally conform to the shape of your feet. The majority of new boots will not perfectly fit your feet straight out of the box, but you can get the perfect fit by following a few best practices. On a job site, everyone seems to swear by their own technique to break in new work boots. Put simply: yes. Although leather is durable, it has its limits. Do: Test The Fit Before you begin to break in a new pair of boots, make sure the boots really fit. We believe it’s always best to buy working boots with a forgiving warranty. Don’t: Ignore Pinches and Hot Spots Every boot model runs different in size, depending on design and manufacturer. In all likelihood, these pains won’t go away so easily. Do: Walk Around At Home Looking to break in work boots fast? Instead, lace up your work boots at home. Don’t: Submerge Boots in Water Why?

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Queen Esther: Patron saint of crypto-Jews.