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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.

The Guardian Angels Are Returning to NYC's Streets Because of the Recent Subway Slashings!

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. 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.”

25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites

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'? 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.

Is Yoga Guru Bikram Choudhury Sexually Assaulting His Students?

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. Kurt Lippmann - Photos de la publication de Kurt Lippmann... Photos du journal - Alternative Disney. We Need to Decriminalize Sex Work in the U.S.  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.

We Need to Decriminalize Sex Work in the U.S. 

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. Fake "Customer Service" account answers idiots' online complaints so companies don't have to. 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.

The Science Behind Why We Actually Love Being Called '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. 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.

Finding Ways to Thwart the Jerk at Work

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. 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.

We Asked Some Young People if They'd Stop Doing Coke After Watching This Anti-Drug PSA

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. 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.

Today’s students are anything but coddled

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. Brains aren’t actually ‘male’ or ‘female,’ new study suggests. Stop pretending men and women are from different planets.

Brains aren’t actually ‘male’ or ‘female,’ new study suggests

(iStock) Lots of folks -- well-intentioned and otherwise -- like to point out the supposed differences between male and female brains. But it's time to throw away the brain gender binary, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Brains can't really fit into the categories of "male" or "female" -- their distinguishing features actually vary across a spectrum.

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Science says dancing with friends is good for your health

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Breaking in Work Boots Dos and Dont's. Meet 6 Women Who Are Winning The Gaming Game. No girl wins: three ways women unlearn their love of video games - Offworld. Homme de Plume: What I Learned Sending My Novel Out Under a Male Name. Lawyer’s signs raise questions about DUI checkpoints. BOCA RATON, Florida (MEDIA GENERAL) – A criminal defense attorney is gaining national attention after his message about DUI checkpoints went viral. Warren Redlich is a criminal defense attorney based in Boca Raton, Florida. Lawyer’s signs raise questions about DUI checkpoints. How 'A Wrinkle in Time' Changed Sci-Fi Forever. The Incredible Story of the Baddest Female Pirate to Ever Sail the Seas - RYOT News. The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá.

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Queen Esther: Patron saint of crypto-Jews.