Kid Asks How To Get Vaccinated Without Parents Consent, And Replies Show How Messed Up Our Society Is

The message is getting through! Well, to the next generation at least. While an entirely preventable breakout of measles is public health emergency, the children of today’s irresponsible parents are taking matters into their own hands and figuring out how to get vaccinated without needing parental consent. (Facebook cover image: olostock) Image credits: andrhia Image credits: andrhia One particularly bright 15-year-old Redditor posted on the Danny spoke to Bored Panda about his efforts to get immunized. “I’ve tried to have conversations with my mom …

3 digital industries that China is dominating

Image: Photo by Adi Constantin on Unsplash China is one of the foremost nations embracing a fully connected society. In many major Chinese cities, sensor-filled machines that accept digital payments and support public data-collection are commonplace. Such technologies are found in supermarkets, malls, and even on sidewalks — Chinese panhandlers have notably used the WeChat platform to collect donations from passersby. Already, China’s mobile payments market is nearly 50 times that of the U.S.’s. China represents a significant investment opportunity …

Is Your Haircut A Good Idea Or Cry For Help? A Stylist Weighs In Betches

Bob/Lob Good Idea: Where it takes a real f*cking turn is when you get too round and bubbly with it. We do not want any bowl cuts happening here. This tragic look, also known as the mom bob, basically screams “I’m 36, my name is Linda, I comment hearts on Reese Witherspoon’s Instagrams thinking she’ll see it and care, and I’ve started hiding the good wine from the kids.” View this post on Instagram Pixie Cut Good Idea: I know …

What not to say to someone with cancer

Articles in the media and posts on social networks were found to be the worst offenders for using such language. The survey found a preference for factual words to describe people with cancer, their diagnosis, and when someone with the illness dies. Image caption Craig Toley said he had found words like “fight” and “struggle” to be empowering, but recognised others might feel differently However, Craig Toley, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2016 and is now in remission, …

These 21 Buildings By Architect Frank Gehry Actually Exist And They Look Like They Are From A Sci-Fi Movie

In the world of architecture, there has been a strong storm coming from Canada and USA since the early 1960s. It was a powerful cultural force, that pushed through established, conventional norms of architecture like a tornado, but a tornado which not only destroyed the old and boring but also created and invented. This tornado goes by the name of Frank Gehry. Born in 1929, Gehry eventually moved to the USA, where he started his business. Surprisingly, it was a …

‘Hey Siri’ coming to AirPods 2, hints latest iOS beta release

A 'Hey Siri' setup menu for AirPods 2 has been discovered in the latest iOS beta, furthering rumors about Apple's next generation of wireless earbuds.Image: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images The AirPods 2 rumors just keep on coming. Apple rolled out the first iOS 12.2 beta for developers on Thursday. According to 9to5Mac, which made the discovery, there’s a new, hidden setup menu when configuring AirPods with an iPhone. This new screen includes a prompt to set up “Hey Siri” with AirPods. …

After 14 Years, A Man’s Gun Shot Injury Went From Bad To Very Bad

As if getting shot in the kneecap didn’t suck enough, this man’s gunshot injury silently lurked within him for over a decade, before re-emerging and causing some cringe-inducing complications. The unusual saga came to light when a 46-year-old man was brought to the emergency room at John H Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago with complaints of pain in his left knee, according to a medical case study in the New England Journal Medicine last month. A brief glance into his medical history …

The Best New Songs From Female Artists Betches

New year, new music. You all missed me while I was gone, right? On second thought, please keep your opinions to yourself. There’s a lot of great new music this week, but I’d like to take a moment to highlight the new releases from women this week. We’ve got new songs from powerhouses Jess Glynne and Tiffany Young, plus a few newcomers. No, Ariana Grande hasn’t released her new album yet, so this list will just have to tide you …

Stressed out and at risk: Inside Uber’s special investigations unit

(CNN Business)The internal investigators tasked with keeping Uber safe were overworked, underpaid and at times emotionally traumatized as they struggled under the burden of nearly 1,200 cases every week, a confidential internal memo obtained by CNN says. After CNN began asking questions about sexual assaults, Uber announced increased safety measures including a partnership with RapidSOS, a company that sends a rider’s location and relevant information to a local police agency when the rider uses the emergency button in the Uber …

Florida bank shooting suspect had ‘fascination with death,’ talked about killing before, friends say

This undated photo provided by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office shows Zephen Xaver. Xaver opened fire inside a Florida bank Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, killing several people before surrendering to a SWAT team, police said. (Highlands County Sheriff’s Office via AP) She provided a photo of herself with Xaver to WSBT-TV that appeared to show Xaver with a group of girls on a football field. “Since the time we met he had this fascination with death,” Gerlach told The Washington Post. …

Patton Oswalt and his fans just transformed a Twitter troll’s life with a simple but powerful act of kindness.

Social media spats usually end in ugly words or blocking people—unless you’re Patton Oswalt. Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt has made a name for himself off screen as a blunt yet caring, compassionate human. His raw openness after his wife’s unexpected passing and his willingness to engage in conversations about depression and dadhood after her death has touched people’s hearts and opened people’s minds. And once again on Twitter, Oswalt has proven that he is unquestionably one of the most …

Iowan Who Almost Beat Steve King Wants Democrats To Take Rural America Seriously

SIOUX CITY, Iowa ― J.D. Scholten, a lanky Democrat from northwest Iowa, is frustrated ― albeit in a polite, Midwestern kind of way. Why wouldn’t he be? In November, the 38-year-old former paralegal and minor-league pitcher fought white supremacist Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to within inches of the incumbent’s political life. Scholten, who drove his RV, “Sioux City Sue,” to all 39 counties that comprise Iowa’s vast, rural 4th U.S. House seat, came within  in a district  won by two years …

YouTube promises to stop recommending conspiracy theory videos

YouTube says it will roll out important updates to its recommendation algorithm in order to exclude problematic content.Image: Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Even without Alex Jones, harmful conspiracy theory videos were running rampant on YouTube. Now, the company says it’s going to take action. In a blog post published on Friday, YouTube said it would be making changes to its recommendations algorithm to explicitly deal with conspiracy theory videos. The company says the update will reduce the suggestion …

My happy, healthy son changed overnight

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Overnight, something went very wrong’ A mother is calling for greater awareness of a little-known condition she believes changed her easy-going son overnight. Alison Maclaine fears some children are being misdiagnosed with autism and mental health issues when they are really suffering an infection which can be treated simply with antibiotics. Her eight-year-old son Jack suffered distressing personality changes and “lost a year of his life”. And she said she was left …

Iowa’s ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Iowa’s Republican-controlled legislature passed the restriction in May 2018, outlawing the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, often at six weeks and before a woman realizes she is pregnant. A fetus that is viable outside the womb, usually at 24 weeks, is widely considered the threshold in the United States to prohibit an abortion. The legislation is aimed at triggering a challenge to Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 landmark decision which established that women have a …

Apple’s Airpods 2 will launch with new health tracking features: report

Health monitoring functions may soon be coming to Apple AirPods.Image: Stephen Lam/Getty Images Apple’s next generation of AirPods may also monitor your health. According to a report by Digitimes, Apple is preparing to release its AirPods 2 in the first-half of 2019. The company’s newest wireless earbud model will also feature unspecified “health monitoring functions,” according to the report. While other outlets have pointed out Digitimes’ mixed record when it comes to Apple product speculation, the rumors in this report …