Tumblr aims to shed NSFW reputation in looming adult content ban

Tumblr has a new policy that will ban all adult content regardless of age.Image: Mark Lennihan/AP/REX/Shutterstock Tumblr will ban all adult content from its platform beginning Dec. 17. The new policy was announced just weeks after its iOS app was temporarily pulled from the App Store for child pornography. It marks a dramatic shift for the platform, which in the past has embraced all varieties of NSFW content including porn. SEE ALSO: The preferred methods of extreme Instagram lurkers That …

Pete Davidson gets candid about mental health and bullying

(CNN)“Saturday Night Live” performer Pete Davidson isn’t laughing about the public harassment he’s faced during and after his relationship with singer Ariana Grande. “I’ve spoken about BPD and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will help bring awareness and help kids like myself who don’t want to be on this earth,” he wrote. “I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t. I’m …

Pig hearts can function for months in baboons, study shows, bringing us closer to their use in humans

(CNN)A new paper details how genetically modified pig hearts transplanted into baboons could support life and function for up to 195 days. The finding, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, takes scientists a small step closer to the possibility of using donor animal organs for human patients in need of a heart transplant. “Despite 25 years of extensive research, the maximum survival of a baboon after heart replacement with a porcine xenograft was only 57 days and this was …

Gwyneth Paltrow Credits Herself For Making Yoga Popular! LOLz! – Perez Hilton

While the practice has been around in America since the late 1800s, Gwynny claims people were unsettled by the sight of her doing yoga when she first started it years ago. Some even accused her of being a “witch”! “I remember when I started doing yoga and people were like, ‘What is yoga? She’s a witch. She’s a freak.’” The 46-year-old said her interest in wellness bloomed after her late father was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998, admitting: Now, …

NYC health officials ban unvaccinated kids from school amid measles outbreak in Orthodox Jewish community

FORMERLY CONJOINED TWINS HEAD HOME AFTER 7 SURGERIES “Effective Friday, December 7, every student attending a yeshiva in the below zip codes in Borough Park and Williamsburg who is not vaccinated with the required number of doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine will not be permitted to attend school, regardless of whether a case of measles has occurred in the school,” a Thursday letter sent by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, said. “Students cannot return to school until …

Online retailer removes ‘Obsessive Christmas Disorder’ pajamas following criticism for ‘trivializing’ OCD

PICS: WORLD’S MOST MODIFIED YOUTH HAS OVER 40 PROCEDURES TO ‘STAND OUT’ “As someone whose OCD ruins her f—– life on a daily basis, i can and will throw hands with anyone i see wearing an “obsessive christmas disorder” jumper,” one critic wrote on Twitter. “This actually makes me feel sick,” wrote another. As noted by The Sun, mental-health advocacy group OCD Action also commented on the shop’s pajama set, saying it trivialized a serious condition. “Products which mock or …

Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba Turned Woman’s Brain Into “Mush” While She Was Still Alive

Doctors came across something they never suspected while carrying out brain surgery on a 69-year-old woman in the US: a slushy mess of dead brain tissue. As reported in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, the story began when a Seattle-based woman visited the doctors with a nasty chronic sinus infection. She was advised to try and flush out her sinuses and nasal cavity using water. However, instead of using sterile water, she used tap water that had been run through …

‘Six months of jams’ under no-deal Brexit

The prime minister’s claim that the alternative to the withdrawal agreement she has negotiated with the EU is a no-deal Brexit, has so far failed to convince many of her own MPs. Ministers ‘can still win over Brexit rebels’ Piennar: Plotting and scheming afoot as PM’s options narrow ‘Bodies uncollected’ under no-deal Brexit Six post-Brexit vote scenarios Health Secretary Matt Hancock was among ministers trying to promote the deal on Friday, ahead of Tuesday’s Commons vote, which the PM is …

Lonesome Georges Genome Uncovers Secrets Behind His Long Lifespan And Impressive Size

Slow and steady wins the race (of life, that is). Despite its leisurely wander and slow pace of life – or, perhaps, because of it – the giant tortoise outlives the vast majority of animals on the planet, including humans. Now, an international team of scientists has deciphered the genomes of two giant tortoises and compared the readings to those of related species in order to uncover the secrets behind their large body size and longevity. The results have been …

Jameela Jamil goes massively viral with her comments about why photoshopping is ‘weaponised’ against women

Jameela Jamil has gone viral on Twitter.Image: Gary Gershoff/WireImage The Good Place star Jameela Jamil is very vocal on social media about body image issues and her own struggles with an eating disorder.  Her latest tweets about why photoshop and airbrushing in the media should be illegal have gone massively viral.  SEE ALSO: ‘The Good Place’ is the ethics lesson America needs right now — and it’s forking funny Jamil used magazine covers featuring actors over the age of 50 …

Hawaiian monk seal with eel stuck in nose caught on camera in ‘rare’ sighting

“Mondays…it might not have been a good one for you but it had to have been better than an eel in your nose,” the group, which is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), wrote. GIRL FINDS DEADLY, ‘HIGHLY VENOMOUS’ BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS ON BEACH Experts with the organization told Hawaii News Now the eel was seen dangling from the seal’s nose near the French Frigate Shoals over the summer. Field researchers — who were in the …

The Dyson Pure Hot+Cool handles climate control and air purifying

The Dyson Pure Hot+Cool is an air purifier, space heater, and cooling fan combined.Image: Dyson Dyson launched a big upgrade to its air purifier earlier this year with the Dyson Pure Cool. The UK-based company is now launching a new version called the the Pure Hot+Cool. As you might suspect, it’s the same general idea, only this time the purifier can heat the air as well as cool it. It’s a costly three in one product, though, with a $649.99 …

Commercial insurtech is like an exclusive club and Google and Amazon arent invited

Chris Downer Tech companies and VCs in the insurance space have probably read many of the news articles about Amazon and Google entering insurance (here, here and here). Given their nearly unlimited resources, this may be intimidating to some in the industry. Whether one views these moves as a threat, a welcomed development or something in-between, it’s important to note that both Google and Amazon have focused almost exclusively on personal lines, which is only one aspect of insurance. There is, however, …

Apple puts third-party screen time apps on notice

A number of app developers building third-party screen time trackers and parental control applications are worried that Apple’s increased scrutiny of their apps in recent weeks is not a coincidence. With Apple’s launch of iOS 12, the company has implemented its own built-in screen time tracking tools and controls. Not long after, developers’ third-party screen time apps came under increased review from Apple, and, in some cases, rejections and removals from the App Store. The impacted developers have been using …

EPA Moves To Roll Back Coal Plant Rule In A Stunning Rebuke Of Global Climate Talks

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday At a “To put it in clear and simple terms, we are rescinding unfair burdens on America’s energy providers and leveling the playing field so new energy technologies can be part of America’s future,” Wheeler said. “ Wheeler, who rejects climate science and until last year worked as a lobbyist for one of the country’s most influential coal executives, said The proposal would allow new coal plants to emit up to 1,900 pounds of …

Tory rebels reject Brexit vote compromise

The UK would also not be able to leave the backstop without EU agreement. Q&A: The Northern Ireland backstop May ‘looking at MPs’ role on backstop’ Brexit: Your simple guide to the UK leaving the EU The withdrawal deal negotiated between the UK and EU has been endorsed by EU leaders but must also be backed by Parliament if it is to come into force. MPs will decide whether to accept it next Tuesday, but dozens of Tories are expected …