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No Labels, No Drama, Right? I was dressed as a rabbit and he as a vampire.

No Labels, No Drama, Right?

As we converged, he put out his hand to meet mine. “Has anyone ever told you how well you rock a tail?” He teased, tracing the lines on my palm with his fingers. “You should really get those bloody fangs checked out,” I replied, suddenly conscious of my bitten-down nails. As Maroon 5 blasted in the background, he murmured drunkenly in my ear, “I’ve missed you.” “I’ve missed you, too,” I murmured back, standing on tiptoes. Under the muted flashes of a strobe light, we shared our first kiss. We stayed in touch for the rest of high school, mostly by text message. I was eager to move on from high school, and talking to Jeremy was an escape, a peek into an alternative universe where shy boys with moppy brown hair and clever minds seemed to care about more than their next hookups. Every time his name popped up on my phone, my heart raced.

I told myself a lot of things I never told him. But he wouldn’t let me. Start Speaking a Language in 10 days. Four Questionable Claims Obama Has Made on NSA Surveillance. President Obama, who delivered a speech on surveillance policy today, has made a series of misleading statements about the NSA.

Four Questionable Claims Obama Has Made on NSA Surveillance

In preparation for President Obama's speech on surveillance policy today, here are some of the misleading statements he has made about the NSA. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) Today President Obama plans to announce some reportedly limited reforms [1] to National Security Agency surveillance programs. Since the first disclosures based on documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Obama has offered his own defenses of the programs. But not all of the president’s claims have stood up to scrutiny. 1. At press conferences in June [3], August [4] and December [2], Obama made assurances that two types of bulk surveillance had not been misused. In 2011, the FISA Court found [6] that for three years, the NSA had been collecting tens of thousands of domestic emails and other communications [7] in violation of the Fourth Amendment [8]. The Effect of Cannabis on Pregnant Women & Newborns.

Pregnancy decisions like this should be discussed with a doctor.

The Effect of Cannabis on Pregnant Women & Newborns

One of the numerous things pregnant women have to be concerned with is what goes into their bodies. No caffeine, no smoking, no alcohol, and traditionally, no marijuana either. But did you know that pregnant women in Jamaica have been known to use marijuana to relieve nausea, as well as some of the stress and depression that goes along with pregnancy? To be clear, they tend to use it in the form of a tea or a tonic; not smoking it. Melanie Dreher, a grad student in the late 1960’s, was chosen to perform an ethnographic study on the use of marijuana in Jamaica to document its usage and any possible consequences among pregnant women.

Dreher found that in Jamaica, infants exposed to marijuana didn’t have any negative impact on children according to the Brazelton Scale, which is a neonatal behavioral assessment. > Special Delivery | I Read Culture. Brain Workshop - a Dual N-Back game. Make online flashcards & notes. Study anywhere, anytime. 20 obsolete English words that should make a comeback. Photo: Katherine Hodgson If we all start using them, these words can be resurrected.

20 obsolete English words that should make a comeback

DURING MY UNDERGRADUATE studies as a Linguistics major, one of the things that struck me most is the amazing fluidity of language. New words are created; older words go out of style. Words can change meaning over time, vowel sounds shift, consonants are lost or added and one word becomes another. Living languages refuse to be static. The following words have sadly disappeared from modern English, but it’s easy to see how they could be incorporated into everyday conversation. Words are from Erin McKean’s two-volume series: Weird and Wonderful Words and Totally Weird and Wonderful Words. 1. Verb trans. – “To confuse, jumble” – First of all this word is just fun to say in its various forms. 2. 3.

Verb trans. – “To scrape together; to gather together from various sources” – I’m sure this wasn’t the original meaning of the word, but when I read the definition I immediately thought of copy-pasting.