This hackathon wants to help destigmatize the sex tech industry

June 12, 2017

… couples in long-term relationships try new things in the bedroom and, the event’s runner-up, an app that facilitates conversations about sex between partners. While the event’s goal was to encourage female-led innovation in this space, the hackathon open to all genders featured a near fifty-fifty split between men and women participants. The organizers acknowledged a need for a future hackathon organized entirely for people who identify as women. But though the event was open a …

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Man comes across massive injured great white in shallow waters

June 12, 2017

When coming upon a 14-foot great white shark in shallow waters, the universal response is to turn to a friend and say, as calmly as possible, “That’s a f*cking white shark, dude. Holy shit.” Dale Pearson and a friend saw a figure struggling in the shallow waters near their homes in Baja California, Mexico. Thinking it would be a whale or a hammerhead shark, the two men trudged out to help the animal. That’s when they realized that it wasn’t a whale, but a large …

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Being married ‘protects your health’ – BBC News

June 8, 2017

Their latest research, presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference, hints at why this might be. They suspect marriage helps buffer against big heart disease risk factors, including cholesterol and high blood pressure. The study looked at deaths from all causes, including heart disease. men and women in their 50s, 60s and 70s with high cholesterol were 16% more likely to be alive at the end of the 14-year ACALM study if they were married rather than single. The same was true …

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Shocker: Being a female comedian hasn’t gotten any easier since the ’70s

June 5, 2017

… that moment in time? I did a little bit. I read a lot of books. I talked a lot with Judy Gold, who wasnt quite of that time she was a little bit later. But whats special about this show is, yes, the show looks at this very specific time, what all of those people are going through at that time, and especially women, specific to then, but I also think that some of it, fortunately or unfortunately, it doesnt have to be so deeply researched. Like being the sole female in a group of men, and …

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The White Terror Crisis In Portland

June 1, 2017

distributed T-shirtsmurdered an Ethiopian studenthe was here during the Northwest Imperative movement, when white supremacists moved to the Pacific Northwest to , terrorizing cities like Portland. All of that wasnt too long ago in my time, on my calendar, said Shabazz, 66. Portland, he said, shouldnt think of that kind of terror as distant history. Its very much still happening. Amanda Lucier for HuffPost Last Friday, a white supremaciststabbed three men on the MAX train, two fatally, as …

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 29, 2017

… staying silent and keeping their heads down, offers a stark contrast to a group of mostly white men deliberating over what happens to their bodies. The imagery is practically made for the digital era. The point, activists say, is to send a powerful message: We’re closer to a government that strips women of their bodily autonomy than you might think. …

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Work, not sex? The real reason Chinese women bound their feet

May 22, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)It was an excruciatingly painful practice that maimed the feet of millions of Chinese girls and women for centuries: foot-binding. “In the conventional view, it existed to please men. They were thought to be attracted to small feet,” said Laurel Bossen, co-author of the new book “Bound feet, Young hands.” But Bossen’s research suggests that the custom has been massively misunderstood. Lessons for …

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Ipoh: A cultural and culinary guide to Malaysia’s rising tourism star

May 22, 2017

(CNN)Sometime after the tin slump of the 1980s, Ipoh earned a reputation for being a retirement destination, or just a pit stop on the way to Penang. “Before, there wasn’t one place where people gathered,” says Julie Song of Burps & Giggles, a cafe that’s contributed to the city’s new face. “Now, everyone who comes makes Old Town their first stop.” …

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Well, someone is spray painting condoms on graffiti dicks in London

May 21, 2017

… straight youth under 25 and men who have sex with men. The mystery artist has been particularly focused on spreading his message to youth because he noticed many of the graffiti dicks were at school bus stops. Shocking. “It just shouldn’t be the norm to just have your wang out, especially unprotected,” he told Buzzfeed. “I just thought it sent the wrong message.” City Cock 2 #protectcitycocks A post shared by ProtectCityCocks (@protectcitycocks) on Apr 29, …

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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

… male lender; being able to access credit from the palm of their hand is liberating. Even men tell us they are afraid to face more formal lenders sometimes for fear of rejection and the shame that might bring them. Having a private, personal relationship with your financial services validates our customers humanity, and reminds them that someone out there believes in them. Fostering connections that dont add to the noise Perhaps the most daunting challenge is how tech affects relationships. …

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