ebola

Grab Your Hand Sanitizer Folks

The Story: CDC Confirms Patient in Dallas Has Ebola Virus  Ebola has killed more than 3000 people this year, that’s nearly a 50 percent death rate.  It’s seriously bad news. And it’s here. In fact, it’s less than 3 miles from my apartment. $%!# Breathe. Calm. Repeat. So naturally, anyone’s first instinct is to freak out!! […]

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When Advertising Matters: I Will What I Want Campaign

The Story: Under Armour Unveils Newest Chapter Of I WILL WHAT I WANT Campaign Featuring Gisele Bundchen Under Armour – an athletic apparel company – that I mostly know from back in the early 2000’s when seeing way-too-skinny teenage boys wearing under Armour branded shirts that were supposed to be skin-tight, only that wasn’t possible on their skinny […]

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Harry Potter Girl & Inadvertent Feminism

The Story: 4chan users threaten Emma Watson with nude photo leak over UN speech on gender equality But wait there’s more: It’s a hoax! Emma Watson Nude Photo Threat Was a Marketing Stunt to Shut Down 4Chan Emma Watson, well known for her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter movie franchise introduced a new […]

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Stop trying to make that argument happen! It’s never going to happen!

The Story: Abortion’s Racial Gap  Women of color are more likely to have an abortion than white women. And the reasons for that – according to many – are: lack of access to contraception, lack of sex education, and other things that are other people’s fault than the two people who matter – the mother […]

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TMZ News that Matters??? AKA – My Girl Crush

The Story: Ronda Rousey — Fallon has Unfair Advantage Fallon Fox is a UFC fighter who was born naturally as a man but has since had gender reassignment surgery and is allowed to fight with the women. And apparently, “her” assaults are brutal. Check out what reigning champ – and badass extraordinaire had to say about […]

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Nuclear Christmas in September

The Story: First American Nuke Plant in 21st Century to Open Soon The Watt Bar 2 will soon be opening to produce nuclear energy for consumer use in Tennessee.  According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), nuclear power is one of the least productive (and therefore consumed) energy sources in the country – even though […]

Health

This is on my news bucket list

The Story: Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes rates fuel national health crisis If the data from this story is accurate, half of American adults suffer from “pre-diabetes” or diabetes. And this is a major factor in healthcare costs and overall well-being of our population. My take:  or Two things that are wrong with this article A) “Pre-diabetes” is not […]

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My Gift to Pres. Obama

The Story: Obama’s Speech on ISIS, in Plain English Please click the link above and read. I can’t say it better than The Atlantic in this case. In short, our Commander in Chief, the person to whom our entire nation looks to for strength and leadership responded to a serious threat to our nation with a high […]

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Not News: “As a woman…”

The phrase “as a woman” rarely  escapes my lips. I don’t like it. I don’t understand it. I can’t understand why people, women, say it. A) It’s redundant. If you are a woman, how else can you experience or perceive something? I’m not a man, so I can’t perceive or experience things as a man. […]

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1 Million Reasons Birth Control Should Grow On Trees

The Story: GOP Senate hopefuls favor over-the-counter birth control Currently, you can only purchase “The Pill” if you have a prescription from your doctor – with the exception of Plan B, which is an “emergency” contraceptive. (Really Plan B is a super concentrated version of The Pill – so it’s basically the same thing as […]

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